Thursday, July 15, 2010
I grew these in my backyard. They always make me smile when I go outside so I thought I would share. I grew tomatoes too...most came out okay, but some have these really wierd bottoms I mean to ask my garden team about.
OK! I am into Week 1 of my Challenges. Here goes the progress.
Slim in 6. I am on day 4 of Burn it Up. Now, it has NOT been easy this first week. I know, you would think it would right? But, listen. On Day 2 (Tues) hubby calls and says he needs me to go to Sam's Club with him. Alright.
He picks me up and we go to Sam's Club. We get a bunch of supplies for his Air Force BBQ that he puts on about once a month. I make potato salad for the boys. I try to convince them my pasta salad is better, but alas, they insist on my potato. So, because they gobbled up 10 pounds of potato salad last month in about 5 minutes I had to make 20 pounds. On Tues I spent probably a good 4 hours making 20 pounds of peeling, slicing, dicing, boiling, and seasoning. Don't kid yourself. I LOVED it. Even when my fingers got all pruny! LOL We also had to get some stuff and shopping done for our grand opening of Humdinger BBQ. Our first event is next Saturday and we had to get some banner stuff situated. By the time I looked at the clock it was 11:30 p.m.
OH NO! Day 2 and I hadn't done Burn it Up! Well, I thought....here we go and at midnight I did my hour of Burn it Up. I can't "bust" a 6 week or bust challeng on the 2nd day! and as a leader at that! Heck NO!
Needless to say Wednesday (day 3) I was pretty tired getting up and sure enough hubby had even a longer chore list. Oh dear lord! At least I got him to pass out at 10:30 pm to do Burn it Up.
This morning, however. I was up! Day 4 completed and on time! yippee!!!! Now. I am going to do Day 5 tonight as I will be in Santa Cruz all weekend. Day 6 will be done on Sunday when we get back. By golly, I'm gonna make this work!!!!
That's my row of them.
ANYhoosit: My pengiun milage challege begins TODAY! It's in the 100s here but I want to not let my teammates down. I will be attempting a run today, but it may be more af a very sweaty walk. LOL Will follow up on that one.
Anti-Blahs: well, clearly all these things fall into this group quite well. My only task is the plank. I think I told Yoovie I would do a plank. I can't remember, but it lurks in my mind like a bad debt that I did. Therefore, I shall. soon. At least... hmmmm 30 seconds? I did finagle some push ups as ST, so that's pretty cool. I know I had to up my ST for myself.
There. All on paper and filed in my brain accordingly. Girls said they would help me jog the boardwalk in Santa Cruz so I can keep my milage in. LOL I figure around the campsight will work. AND they have a pool!! So freaking exciting.
I packed (per Cutiepie77's tips) healthful foods for the weekend. I even threw my salads in the ice cooler. Trail bars (fiber one of course) and fruit cups for the girls.
Gotta keep track of my nutrtion numbers right? Even if I can't be near a puter.
Who says we can't camp and be healthy too?
Thank you EVERYONE who pops on my page with anything to say. I just LOVE it! All of you have truly made my week and I can't wait to get my tracker to move more towards the middle of my ticker.
Have a wonderful and safe weekend!!
Love and hugs!
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Okay, so I've got a Tiki Challenge that I am totally looking forward to: GO AB!!
I've got a 5% challenge that I will freaking succeed at: GO ME!!
AND, as of today, I just began a Six week Slim in 6 challenge: DOUBLE GO ME!!
I"m pretty darn tootin excited. The AB challenge is awesome because it is a positive influence on my life. If I EVER need motivation or a kick in the butt those teammates are there with boots on! The 5% challenge is good because it works with the numbers factor in my head and reminds me to take baby steps. Because right now I just want to be 80 pounds lighter...NOW!!!
And the new challenge? Well, as stated in previous blogs I really seem to have an issue with that 3 week plateu. Yup. So....I thought why not put it in a challenge? Surely SOMEONE else on this Sparkworld must be feeling the same "great out of the gate...peeter ... peeter....gone" momentum so what better way to help elimate that....I mean, with the exception of AB boots?
I'm supposed to put a before pic on here....for all the teams. Part of me is like "eh, use the ones in your pics...ya look the same" and truly I do. But, part of my brain says "nope...new challenge ... new motivation.. new beginning.."
I'm leaning towards brain personality number 2, once I find a victim with a camera.
So darn tootin excited! Whats can I say? I'm an emotional rollercoaster :o)
Saturday, July 10, 2010
When I retrieved my Stem Cell and cataract removal, it was very bittersweet to look in the mirror. Before me I had aged 20 years in 1 day, so to speak. What I really found frightening was the face. The roundness and the saggin chin. I realize this comes with age and I knew over the years I was putting on some weight.
It's amazing how you own mind can play tricks on denial. I just got my 4th of July pics back. Wow.
This is the most flattering pic I could find of my weekend. Sighs.
I didn't do too bad at slacking though. I am up 3 pounds. Better than the 7 I used to pack on in water weight and salt induced pounds, ya know?
But, it definately is time to finish the year 2010. It's times to take the last six months and begin what I wanted to start....I man REALLY get into it.
1st..... Vegas goal is in exactly 30 days. Yup. I am leading a Slim in 6 "six week or bust" challenge on my team so my DVD is totally going with me to Vegas. Obsessive? Have you SEEN the above pic?? LOL Anyway, I want to lose a MINIMUM Of 10 pounds. That's right. I can do this. I will get into the damn 180s dang it.
then we'll go from there. I'm trying to think of a "reward" if I make it to 180. A hair extension? no....want to be at least 150s for that..(in the face, ya know?)
a tattoo? mmmm...maybe as a final goal mark.
no food or drinks tho. I always mess up there. "If I lose 3lbs, I will get a SBux" well, there went THOSE 3 lbs :o)
I dunno.....maybe being in the 180s will be accomplishment enough.
I'm a little worried....I'd rather see my unflattering pic than nothing at all. My right eye has been giving me blurry grief the last couple of days. Hope it's nothing.
Going to do some gardening now...maybe go for a walk with Missy Mo.
Friday, June 25, 2010
After my attempt at running/walking yesterday I wanted to continue my Burn it Up workout. I am determined to break the plateu barrier and have been dilligently marking off my calandar for DAILY workouts. That, and with becoming a coach, I can' t very well slack off now can I?
Seeing my face, my oldest bought me a Starbucks. It was bad enough to be in pain, but noooo coffee???? No respectful Washingtonian could have that!!
Then, after the icing came my littlest in need of help with her bedroom cleaning. As this is a rarety, I helped. 2 hours later, a floor! After about another hour, a room and a very pretty one. I just let her tell me what to do and we did it. She's almost 12 so I know she will be in the stage of wanting to impress her friends with her room.....I, as a mom, LOVE that phase!!!
When my hubby came home I realized, I had forgotten to eat. Just simply forgotten. Which was okay, but I was in the mood of my favortie comfort food. Chili cheese and rice! LOL The rest of the family had "straw hats". Chili cheese Fritos covered in chili with a sprinkle of cheese on top. and a hotdog if wanted. Not the best nutritional value, but quick easy and I was well within my calorie range. Actually stayed below yesterday...
Long story short (too late) I helped hubby with painting the oldest's bedroom and realized I still hadn't done my Burn it Up. So at 11pm with the kids around me I said "screw it...I'm doing this". I looked at the oldest's boyfriend and said "if you film this, you die" and proceeded to work out. It was 12:03am when I finished. And Surprisingly the fastest hour EVER for Burn it Up.
At 6 am I woke up and layed there.....now, I think I'm ready to do Burn it Up for today. and if my body's really really lucky....I will try my daughter's shoes and take it for a walk/run :o)
Hoping for good news on the scale this Tuesday.......
Thursday, June 24, 2010
I gotta get new shoes.
and the sad thing is: I just BOUGHT these shoes.
Since I began my running adventures, I have had some hard times with my shins. When I first started running, it was in the front. Pain everytime I ran that would last for a couple of days...just long enough to do another day of Week 1 runs.
After listening and learning I realized I had to get new shoes. I went to Fleet Feet cuz they are supposed to know what they are doing. I went in. The kid said I was an underpronator and told me to pick out a pair of shoes. I, not knowing, picked out a pair of Reebok shoes. Paid $100 for them and $50 for my inserts.
I ran with my new "feet" and at first it was okay. The front shin pains were definately gone but it had simply moved to the inside of my legs and tightened in the calves. A sign of it working: I thought.
Granted, I am not a consistent runner (and can ya blame me at this point?) I kept trying and each time would be painful, but I could run through them.
Then my feet started to get numb....all the time.
Then my heels started to experience sharp pains.....most of the time.
I read that inserts are bad (hard plastic on heels, no good) so I take them out. Surely the new shoes will work?
I go running today. Week 4 (still) I am now sitting here, hoping I don't burst into tears while typing. My ankles, inside of my legs, up to my knees throb in agony. What normally takes me 30 took me 45. I almost called my daughter to come pick me up as it took me everything I could muster to walk.
What is going on? I know it's the shoes...it has to be. And there is nooooo way I am going to talk hubby into leting me buy another $100 pair of shoes that "may or may not" work. I just literally threw $150 into the trash. Unless....anyone need a size 7 Reebok?
So, no more running until I figure this out. I just can't keep running through the pain! Not pain like this, anyway.
I'm going to go downstairs...slowly. ice my lower legs while sipping some tea (I'm so outta coffee which is hell enough) and then do my Burn it Up: barefoot.
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