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Whew-Got In The WorkOut Today!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

As I said in my blog a few days ago, I am doubling up on the BootCamp WorkOut videos daily, so I can catch up to where I should be since I missed 5 days last week from being sick.

2/21/11- I did Day 2 & Day 3 BootCamp videos. I wasn't feeling very motivated and was tired.
But, I made myself do my 30 minutes of cardio on the elliptical, then did my 2 bootcamp videos in the afternoon right before I had to pick up my daughter from school

2/22/11-I did Day 4 & Day 5 BootCamp videos. This almost didn't happen. It was the first day in a long time that I didn't have any kids at home with me. I had planned on doing the taxes last Tuesday, but I got the stomach virus, so that never happened. So that was my plan for today, to do the taxes. I did the state and local online pretty quickly, however the federal always takes more time. And then I was missing a couple pieces of information I needed and wasted time looking for the two items. It made me so mad to waste that time. Before I knew it, it was time to get my daughter from school, go to our allergy shot appointment, then the library. We come home, have dinner and then of course she has more homework than usual that she needs help with. But after she was done it was like 7pm and I thought to myself that I could get in my cardio and the 2 bootcamp I did! Before I knew it I was done, packed her lunch for school, got them to bed and took my shower. Not as relaxing of an evening as I would have liked, but I got it done. I'm hoping tomorrow's schedule meshes better and I don;t have to rush around so much.

Tomorrow will be Day 6 & 7 videos and then I will be back to where I should be in the videos for the challenge.

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INIT2LIVEIT 2/24/2011 8:12AM

    emoticon You rock!

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LILIVW 2/23/2011 1:39PM

    Great job!

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ALICIAT32 2/22/2011 9:33PM

    u go!

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Week 2/Day 7 of 28-Day BootCamp WorkOut Challenge

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Today is my return to the 28-Day BootCamp Workout Challenge.
Day #14 of the challenge for me. I did (2) BootCamp videos today (Day 7 & Day 1). I'm hoping if I double up on the videos for the next 3 days, I will be back where I am supposed to be in the challenge. So since I did Day 7 & Day 1 videos today, does that mean I'm now on Wk3/D1 and tomorrow will be Wk3/D3 when I do Day 2 & Day 3 bootcamp videos? This is confusing to me!?!?!?!

It felt so good to exercise today after 5 days of not being able to. I spent 30 minutes on the elliptical, while watching and episode of A & E's 'Heavy'. Then I did my 2 bootcamp videos. That Day 1 video is still pretty difficult for me. I think I will continue on with that video long after I complete the bootcamp so I can gauge how my stamina and strength are coming along.

The kids went to Sunday School today, then we all went to church and the kids sang in the choir. We came home and had lunch, then I helped my daughter finish her book report. After that is when I exercised and then the kids wanted to make some necklaces with beads. So now it's some computer time for me and then maybe some TV time tonight. More exercising tomorrow though! emoticon


Just A Hurdle In My Challenge

Thursday, February 17, 2011

So, I got sick with a stomach virus Monday night around 10pm (Valentine's night). An hour later my 8 year old started with it and about an hour after her my 4 year old started with it. (Nothing like cleaning up after them, laundering sheets, pillow cases and blankets, all in between being sick myself. Thank you God for giving me the strength I needed to get through all that!)

Tuesday we were in bed most of the day, barely ate anything. Yesterday we s-l-o-w-l-y started to eat, but I still didn't have too much of an appetite. This morning I finally got to clean the bathrooms more thoroughly and now I am tired and resting because I am still a bit dizzy.
Tomorrow I have to get my daughter from school early to take her for her 8-year well-visit, bring her back to school and then take her to a Brownie field trip at a Karate place. I highly doubt I will get in a workout tomorrow.

So, my plan as of now is to start back where I left off on Monday. I will be at Wk2/Day7, entering Week 3 of the challenge. I asked this question on the challenge message board and they say I do not have to start over and can continue where I left off.

My thinking is that there will always, always, always be hurdles in life. Getting sick is inevitable sometimes. You can try to prevent it as much as you want, but it does not always work that way. So this virus set me back 4 days. I will deal with it. I will move on. Actually while I was sick in bed I kept thinking how good it would feel to workout. How I wished I could feel better enough to be able to move. I think when you get sick you appreciate even more all the things you can do when you are healthy. I am going to try to keep that mentality with me; looking at exercise and eating healthy as a privilege. To be fortunate enough to be able to move your body and make healthy choices in your life. I need to remember this as a mantra. It is my responsibility to take care of my body and do the best I can for it. emoticon

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LILIVW 2/19/2011 12:47PM

    What a great reminder to make room for the hurtles and then move past them. I need to work on being more adaptable. I am so glad you are on the mend. Have a great weekend and glad you are enjoying working out. I know how hard it gets sometime so it is nice to have the reminders of how good it feels too.

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EGRAMMY 2/17/2011 9:12PM

    emoticon Get well and stay well wishes.

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LUVMYQUE 2/17/2011 6:12PM

    Must be something going around because of friend of mine had that happen to her household of 8. One kid started and then all 6, then her hubby and finally her.

I hope you guys get better soon and that you are back on your feet in no time.

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SWEETPOTATO19 2/17/2011 2:55PM

Glad you're better. This was encouraging to me cuz I'm in my 2nd week and have been sick, 2 trips to ER and now on medications, so things haven't been going the way I had envisioned; but this encourages me not to give up. Thanks again. emoticon

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FIORENZA 2/17/2011 2:51PM

    Don't give up! All the best for your health - I hope you are well soon emoticon

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Week 2/Day 6 of 28-Day BootCamp WorkOut Challenge

Monday, February 14, 2011

Day #13 of the challenge for me.

Yesterday I did okay with the birthday party. I did not have a big breakfast and had a nice salad and a slice and a half of pizza. Unfortunately we had Subway for dinner, but I didn't each much else the rest of the day. I also got my 10-minute toning workout squeezed in there. It was rough, but I made myself do it. It's been so busy around here and I am so tired.

This morning I made myself do my 30-minutes on the elliptical and the 10-minute boot camp video. I've been doing a lot of cleaning around the house today too. Changed the sheets on the beds, vacuumed, and did 3 loads of laundry. I'm pooped out. I'm not expecting anything special for Valentine's Day, especially since my husband knows I am working hard at losing weight.

Wishing Everyone a Happy Valentine's Day! emoticon

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KISSMYHIPSBYBY 2/15/2011 11:04AM

    Good for you for hanging tough! Don't you just love the short exercise videos? I am just beginning, so a 10 min. video is about all I can handle. i also am using the elliptical, and I love it!
Enjoy your week, and keep going!!! emoticon

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Week 2/Day 4 of 28-Day BootCamp WorkOut Challenge

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Day #11 of the challenge.

I did the Day 5 BootCamp Video and as my Bonus video I did SP's 7-minute Upper Body Workout video. I also did 30-minutes on the elliptical. Tomorrow it's going to be a challenge to get in just my 10-minute video because we are going to my nephew's birthday party.

Today I spent most of the day on my feet because my daughters and I made cut-out heart cookies for her school goody bags. My back is killing me. Can't wait to just chill out tonight. It's been a long week!

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KISSMYHIPSBYBY 2/13/2011 11:51PM

    Good luck tomorrow: a B-Day party and Valentines day? Be strong, my friend!
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You can do it!

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