Saturday, July 23, 2011
My last blog entry was exercise on 6/27/11. That was the last time I stepped on the elliptical. Obviously I did not complete the 10-Minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge. I should have known better than to pick that type of challenge for this time of year.
Anyhow, I felt I needed to answer to my Spark friends and let you all know where my mind has been. Everything went downhill for me soon after my 8 year old daughter ended her school year (that was on June 7th). Sleepovers, birthday parties, her first time at camp and trying to pinpoint when the kitchen remodeling would take place occupied my time and thoughts. Anxiety about a lot of things I guess. I just stopped exercising (although we've been swimming a lot because it is so HOT!) and haven't been watching what I've been eating as closely. My sleep habits have been awful as well.
So, tomorrow my husband and his friend will be tearing out our kitchen cabinets and this entire week will be the installation. So we will be without a kitchen (that includes the sink and dishwasher folks) this entire week. We do plan on eating out some, but not all of the time. It will be a treat for our family, as we do not eat out much and are thinking of frequenting a diner a few times in place of fast food, which just makes everyone feel gross anyway.
On the positive side I have not gained any weight. It surprises me because I have been eating some junk food snacks, but I guess I haven't been eating as much and of course swimming helps. I hope to get back into the habit of visiting SparkPeople daily again. I was on a 7 week streak of exercising 90 minutes or more per week and I really screwed that up
Time to look forward and lose some more pounds!
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Today was just one of those days where unexpected things happened and then the day got away from me. My 8 year old daughter was home from school again today because her asthma/allergies. So in the morning I did laundry while the girls played with blocks & Lincoln logs. I thought I was getting somewhere with the laundry and vacuuming, but then right before lunch I got a phone call from the man who is going to be replacing our pool liner. He said he was going to come TODAY to replace it. Well, I had to call my husband right away because we hadn't even taken the pool cover off yet! Luckily, my husband had already been scheduled to leave work early because he had planned on doing a few errands today, but his plans also got axed due to this pool liner installation.
About 30 minutes after the man called me, they were there and ready to get going. We did not want to tell them not today because then we would've been pushed to the back of the waiting list and the weather just changed into a soupy, humid air mass today. As a matter of fact our area in Eastern Pa is supposed to be in the upper 80's for the next 7 days! What happened to Spring?
So, all that said, I did not get in my cardio today, or my bootcamp exercises. I plan on making up the bootcamp video tomorrow and getting in my 30 minte elliptical. I will be helping out at my daughter's elementary school field day tomorrow in the sweltering heat. Luckily, the time that 2nd grade will be outdoors is from 9:15 until 11am. I plan on dressing for the heat though.
Here are some pool pics for you all:
Taking the old liner out~
Tree Root marks in the sand~
Rolling up the old liner~
Filling Up The Pool~
Monday, May 23, 2011
So after breakfast I started having digestive issues and spent the better part of the morning on my tummy in bed reading magazines. I had a light salad for lunch and decided I would get on the elliptical about a half hour after lunch. I started to feel better and decided that I would add 20 minutes to my elliptical workout for a total of 50 minutes....the most I've ever done! I then did my boot camp workout and felt great! I took a shower and was so glad I did not lay around for the rest of the day and instead accomplished something!
Somedays adding extra time isn't going to work, but today it did. And I am thankful for that! I never, ever thought I'd be able to last that long on the elliptical, but I did it!
Here is the link to my progress on my Spring Into Spring BootCamp Challenge:
I'm almost near the end of the challenge
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