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Sore after hours of fitness minutes!!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Yesterday I got a lot of fitness minutes switching the office and the guestroom here in our apartment.

We have had a nice guestroom with a big window and a quite small and dark home office, where I also exercise. Yesterday morning it hit me; why donīt we switch these two rooms?!
It would be more inviting exercising in the bright corner room and the guests only sleep in the guestroom anyway.
A great idea I have to say! But what a workout!

Of course the doorways are too narrow to move anything bigger than a dining chair and I had to take the furniture apart to move them to the other room. Books really are heavy!
As are beds! emoticon

Today I feel like a truck ran me over during the night. I hardly could stand up this morning.

What maybe adds to this soreness is that the day before yesterday I bought a fitness ball.
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I didnīt feel anything happen in the body when using it. Yesterday morning I felt a murmur in the muscles but got ahead and moved all the things anyway. Last night the murmur was a bit louder and now itīs a scream.
I thought I was strong and in good shape - apparently not so! Or at least not my backmuscles where I feel it the most.
Well, here I am, sitting at the computer in the nicer room.
It was so worth it (and I got a lot of Fitness minutes making the switch)!!!


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INGMARIE 12/18/2010 1:15PM

    Se there, you have already worked off the lunch with your mother. emoticon

great move on your part to have a brighter office. emoticon

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So much (cal.s) for so little work!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Today I went with my mother to the doctor. As she doesnīt speak spanish I go with her as an interpreter. She usually "thanks" me in money. Today though she wanted to treat me to lunch.
From the hospital we went to the supermarket to buy some food. She suggested grilled chicken (phu! emoticon ) thatīs really ok I thought.
But then she went for the cole slaw and the potato salad.
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Not as good...
My mother is one of those women whoīs been dieting all her life and only ended up bigger than she was when she started. Itīs not that easy telling her that I consider something sheīs picking up for our nice lunch too fat. She know so well, but when sheīs not on a diet she rock and rolls.

I remember when my mother-in-law only took ONE of my mothers buns fresh from the oven; my mother asked " are you on a diet"? My mother-in-law answered "no, but I watch what and how much I eat". It lead to a really embarrassing moment when these to worlds met, the "all-or -nothing" diet-thinking and the other naturally more healthy one.

Now my mother has gone home and Iīm sitting here contemplating our lunch and what Iīve could have done or said to make today different.
Itīs kind of infected this issue of weight and eating.
I donīt want to make her feel bad when she wants to give me a treat to show her appreciation for helping her. I ate, a lot of chicken, not so much of the salads.

Well the conclusion is, I think, that I got more work(outs) to do for the small thing I did for her today!
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MEDDYPEDDY 12/15/2010 12:24AM

    Interesting, I wonder how much of the attitude we inherit? My mother was overeating all her life and I think it was the most important factor in her death at 68 years of age.

The other thing that I recognise was eating to behave... that you did not want to embarass your mother so you ate what she bought and tried to make it a little bit better by eating more chicken than salad.I do this all the time – eat things that I am rally not that interested in or eat too much because I find it too hard not to be polite...

At our mroning meeting with Lucia I did have a bun and a gingerbread cookie. Nobody would have noticed if I did not but I do feel a small pressure to participate since they make the effort to arrange it. This would have been one of the easiest moments to avoid eating out of plan because there was really not much pressure but when I read your blog I realise I still have an idea that I am being impolite when I follow my own ideas...

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SVENJAH 12/14/2010 5:11PM

  This is about healthy lifestyle, moderation, and balance. Don't punish yourself for going along with a nice offer. It sounds really like you think you must punish yourself for doing something nice for her, so that her act of trying to be nice was really something cruel toward you. Please avoid this thinking! Remember healthy lifestyle, moderation, and balance. I see that you choose to act as healthy as possible: you said that you did not take as much of the salads.

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INGMARIE 12/14/2010 10:25AM

    Ah, Mothers, you gotta love them.
Im glad you could eat some food,I think maybe if you steered her or actually picked out the foods you both would have a great lunch?
You still cold? It was freezing here this morning.BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR emoticon emoticon

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LEAROSE1986 12/14/2010 10:21AM

  Maybe you could find ways to make healthy versions of the food your mom wants to buy for you and cook it together?

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Spanish houses + workouts = made for each other?

Monday, December 06, 2010

We are freezing like never before.
Writing this I have a pair of fleece overall pjīs on and over that a fleece bathrobe, hunting socks and shoes. Sitting on the chair on a double blanket. This keeps me ok at the moment but the nose is ice cold. Just so you get the picture.
Kind of living in a cloud here in the spanish mountains - cold, wet and grey day today - and really tempting to just stay in front of the fire under a blanket.
The worst with the houses here is that they are not isolated (and central heating is some sort of luxurious thing only weak people need) = it gets freezing cold indoors, not what Iīm used to from our cosy isolated, heated houses in Sweden.
Itīs not tempting to switch to training clothes and do the workout here in the freezer, and I really donīt want to go out in the damp air that surrounds us.
As weīre living in a place where the gyms are not as common as the bars - to say the least - that is not an easy alternative either, (the gym I mean emoticon).

So what do I do then? Well the solution is of course to do my workout here anyway.
Trying to see it from the positive angle - I get warm from it and stop complaining about the spanish buildings. Maybe itīs a good thing having to exercise to get warm.
A nice sideeffect is that I get thirsty and drink the cold water that didnīt feel tempting either before the workout.

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MEDDYPEDDY 12/8/2010 12:28AM

    I am sitting in one of those cosy isolated Swedish house... and having a fleece sweater on because it is -23C outsied whoch is UNBELIEVABLE before christmas... I get depressed when I think of all the winter days that are left and we already have this freezing cold.

On the good side, so far the water has not frozen in my new house and that is always a bit scary. And so far my car has started (I donīt have a motorwarmer and feel pity for it everytime it has to start running from that cold state...)

When I grew up cold winters meant that we had no water and no toilet and the cars would not run... I still carry fear from those days and always feel uncomfortable when it gets colder than -5...

Livin in a place where they donīt have any routines for handling cold temperatures would totally paralyze me...

House work for warmth sounds ok...

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INGMARIE 12/6/2010 7:25AM

    Hey, as long as you dont go to the bar to do the arm exercises its ok emoticon

Sorry could not help myself.
Hope you warm up soon. emoticon

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Making progress!

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Staying on the pantstheme.
Good - I mean REALLY GOOD - news:
As my jeans looked so horrifying that I didnīt like to be seen in them the other day, I pulled some old pants out of the closet, that have been stuck away for a long time, and tried them on.
To my big surprise they fitted very nicely, to be honest better than when I bought them.
I couldnīt believe that the nice ass in the mirror was attached to me!!!
The scale doesnīt agree, but my body has changed a lot since I joined. And that is only 5 weeks ago! My goal for the new year was loosing 5 kg, it doesnīt seem very likely at the moment that Iīll make this BUT I DONĻT CARE as long as Iīm making progress like this.

Another big change is that Iīm getting stronger. Iīve always had strong arms and legs and liked to armwrestle with the guys (embarrassingly enough!).
But now I feel the muscles in the back and sides. This is getting me a better posture and less of that bulldog-look Iīm sad to say the women in our family have. Iīve tried for years to get more lean, not an easy task when youīre built like me, but wow does this bootcamp challenge help. I can almost see the body tightening in front of my eyes!
Love to be here!

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INGMARIE 12/5/2010 9:26PM

    woo hoo emoticon emoticon emoticon

this is so great. emoticon

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AURIANNE67 12/5/2010 4:31PM

    First of all congrats on the jeans!

As far as your scale... You say you're getting stronger, muscle is denser than fat, so it is entirely possible to be thinner but weigh more, your jeans are telling you the real truth: You are making progress!

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No new clothes for me.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My jeans are really ill-fitting at the moment. Stretch and too big = not very beautiful. Went to the store yesterday to get new pants.
Picked some pairs in different sizes up and tried them on. The bigger size fitted nicely and I was very tempted to buy them BUT why buy jeans that will be too big in a month??!
The other alternative was buying the small ones BUT in a historical view that has not been a way to success. The wardrobe is the witness to that, full of clothes never worn.
So I came home from the mall emptyhanded.
Actually this is motivating; I NEED a new pair and now I can add this to the list of rewards Iīm getting!!! (Hopefully this will come soon, or I have to wear a skirt every day).

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HAPPYNOW26 12/1/2010 1:00AM

    Yeah, I have a very similar wardrobe...lots of strange sizes, nothing fits the same as the body changes shape. But soon, we'll fit into those skinny jeans in the bottom of the closet! Oh yes!

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INGMARIE 11/30/2010 4:36PM

    woo hoo I am soo happy for you feels great does it not? emoticon
I went shopping to needed slacks forcwork, ha they are now too big.
The kids went on p90x and gave me their nicer slacks and jeans
gotta love em kids emoticon well now they are hanging on my hips too
(not the kids,The pants)
I am not shopping either anymore
I have a BELT. emoticon emoticon

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