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Working out the Kinks

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Just when you think you have the routine down, something happens to throw it all off. I'm an early riser; I work out in the mornings and have my quiet time before the rest of the family gets up. Because I enjoy getting up early, I don't burn the midnight oil. Well, enter in a shift change in my son's job. Due to circumstances, he is not driving right now. Therefore, he must be dropped off and picked up from work. For me, that means instead of being snug as a bug in a rug in my bed, I'm doing work pick up at 11:30 p.m. My body clock is still waking me up early, giving me about 3 - 4 hours of sleep a night. Probably not a good thing. So, with that said, I'm still getting up in the mornings and working out. I'm trying to sleep in a little later, because I know the sleep is good for my body. If I get behind the powerball in the morning in my workouts, though, it's hard to make it up later in the day. Maybe a nap in the evenings before I make the 11:30 run is the answer.

On the upside, I've dropped about 6 lbs this summer! Woo Hoo! I am more toned and I've lost some inches too!!! Yay!!!

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LESLIE_2B_LESS 8/10/2012 10:00PM

    emoticon job on the 6 lbs! You are amazing! You'll figure out how to work it all out... just takes some time!

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KITT52 8/8/2012 9:04AM

    great job on the weight loss

maybe a nap would help, I am like you up early and getting my exercise done...I have been staying up later watching the Olympic 's

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CINDHOLM 8/7/2012 8:44PM

    emoticonon your weight loss and inches emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FATBASTICH 8/7/2012 8:41PM

    You'll figure it out - hang in there.

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It's a blog from Me!!!!

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Hmmm . . . It's been a few months since my last blog . . .almost 6!! (this is for you Oliver!!) The spring flew by and I am deep into summer. The garden is yeilding Spinach, lettuce, peas, tomatoes, peppers, jalapenos, broccoli, cauliflower, and more. There is nothing like going out and picking a "salad" fresh from the garden!

I'm working out a lot. For the past 3 months, my personal goal has been 3000 minutes a month. I'm doing ripped in 30 days, although it will take long than 30 days, since I'm doing it every other day. I'm also running, biking and doing strength training. The past two weeks, I've seen a drop of a couple of pounds and I know I'm losing inches. I'm in the 5% summer challenge and that helps to keep me motivated!

That's all I have for tonight! I'll try to blog again before 6 more months pass! LOL!!!

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PAMAPPLE 7/17/2012 8:19AM

    Mmmmmmmm.... I love fresh vegetables from a garden. Since I don't grow my own garden, I love going to the Farmer's Market. The tomatoes are absolutely delish!! Wow, 3000 minutes in a month.... That's amazing! I just received my 1000 montthly minute trophy this month!! It's nice to hear how you're doing!

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PRAIRIECROCUS 7/12/2012 2:22PM

    The fresh veggies from your garden sound wonderful !
Good for you !
You are certainly getting lots of good exercise .
Keep up the good work !

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MTNGRL 7/10/2012 9:02PM

    Yea, you blogged!! Woohoo!!
Your garden is doing great and so are you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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BRIDGIEEE 7/9/2012 8:12PM

    Great job on your progress!

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ANNIE1114 7/9/2012 6:25PM

  emoticon exercise!

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CINDHOLM 7/9/2012 12:49PM

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BOBINVA 7/9/2012 9:00AM

    Crazy, insane awesome on all fronts!
My garden has not yielded anything yet.
I am lucky to get in 1200 mintues of fitness.
My P90x is still in the box.
Love the blog. Very motivating.

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KITT52 7/9/2012 8:09AM

    you are doing very good, I agree about the garden...I sure miss ours

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SAISHA100CJ 7/9/2012 7:23AM

    emoticon emoticon Have a great day!! Hugs!!

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1COUNTRY_GAL 7/9/2012 6:18AM

    Awesome Job emoticon emoticon emoticon

Comment edited on: 7/9/2012 6:24:06 AM

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ERIECANALGAL 7/9/2012 12:18AM

    Wow ! That was cool KMICHA...a blog from you.
Great job on the exercising!

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Thursday evening

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Brrrrr . . . it is COLD here tonight! the wind chill is -8! I am almost ready to crawl into my nice warm bed! I don't know if i'll get much sleep, because tomorrow I am going to go see my GRANDDAUGHTER!!! . . . and my daughter and dear SIL! emoticon I am so excited!!! I am just praying the weather will hold, we are under a winter storm watch! I'll let you know tomorrow if i make it or not.

Ok, my new habit for the day is to encourge someone every day! emoticon

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LOVEREDDESERT 6/3/2012 10:24PM

    This is kind of fun reading your blog a few months out. It is very hot today in Utah - low 90s today!
Hope that you ended up having a nice day - then and today.
Thanks for the friendship!


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BOBINVA 1/23/2012 2:53PM

    Hope you were able to stay warm. Have fun.

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JENNY712 1/20/2012 11:57PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonPOST! emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 1/20/2012 8:26PM

    We almost hit 80 today. Crazy for a winter temp. Stay warm. emoticon

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SAISHA100CJ 1/20/2012 4:38PM

    How wonderful! emoticon emoticon I hope the weather cooperated today!! Hugs!!

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KKINNEA 1/20/2012 2:31PM

    That's a great habit!

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    Be careful out there! If I know you, and you're like me with those grandkids, nothing will stop us from going to see them! emoticon

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PEPPYPATTI 1/20/2012 12:29AM

    I hope you are able to make it tomorrow to see you grand child! And that is a very good habit. It is one I love to do! emoticon

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LESLIE_2B_LESS 1/19/2012 11:24PM

    Great new habit!

I will pray for you that the weather holds & you get to keep your visit! Have fun!

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Be Patient!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Happy Wednesday Spark Friends! Half way through the week and what a beautiful day it has been here! Ok, cold, very cold, but sunny and beautiful! emoticon

On to updating my habits for the 5% challenge. I am doing good on my workouts this week, I've posted over 100 minutes each day except for Sunday, and that is my slow down and rest day. I'm pulling things from my quiet time each morning and keeping it with me throughout the day. I'm not doing very good with the sleep habit yet. But that is ok, maybe I just don't need the extra sleep right now. I'm going to bed before i feel tired and I'm waking up before the alarm goes off in the mornings . . . so when I feel tired before my standard bed time, i'll go to bed. Today, I decided this was the day to begin working on being patient with others (everybody)! I am an organized, neat person . . . one of those everything has a place and things should be in there places type of person! It frustrates me when others don't see it as I do. I am a big multi tasker and can accomplish different things at once. I get impatient with those who cannot do that. I finish sentences. Get the picture? All of these are selfish things. They are all about me. Time to focus outward and not on self, and that means gaining a whole bucket load of patience! emoticon

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SAISHA100CJ 1/19/2012 3:46PM

    The patience will come. emoticon emoticon Have an awesome evening.

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    One of the biggest things I've learned with SparkPeople is to be PATIENT! I'd given up on a lot of other things prior to learning to be patient with the weight loss through plateaus and setbacks! Now, I have a different mindset, thanks to SparkPeople! emoticon emoticon

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HAPPYSOUL91 1/19/2012 10:29AM

    A good thing to practice

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PEPPYPATTI 1/19/2012 12:58AM

    I do the same thing at home. Everything in its place & when things are out of order, so am I. I need to let up on it as my hubby is like a tornado on his days off & it drives me insane. I am learning patience! Great job!

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Still chasing

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Ahhh . . . good intentions, but sleep didn't come until around 10:30 and I woke up before the alarm went off this morning . . . So instead of the 6 + hours of sleep I was shooting for, I got 5 _ 5 1/2. Either my body is conditioned to wake up at 4:00 or I don't need more sleep! I'm going to try it again tonight! emoticon

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SA9CHI 1/18/2012 11:00AM

    I have the same problem, thought with exercise there shouldn't be a problem with sleeping. I bath before going to bed and it doesn't help me. Don't have a clue.

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BOBINVA 1/18/2012 10:55AM

    Just curious but does anyone try taking a bath before bed. Just a soak in warm water. For some it works wonders, not that I do it.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 1/18/2012 9:49AM

    emoticon Maybe tonight.

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    I'm glad it was pretty uninterrupted, though. I hate it when I go to bed at 11, wake up at 2:30, and lay there for two hours before going back to sleep! You'll get there because you are keeping at it! emoticon

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LILY8486 1/18/2012 6:10AM

    Gosh, the same thing has been happening to me!! I like to get up between 5 and 5:30...
For some reason I kinda wake up around 4 .. my dh is snoring which wakes me up.. I finally fa;; back asleep and wake up late (6ish) I feel like what is wrong with my system....

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KATIEJO5 1/17/2012 11:33PM

    Keep trying! Some nights I just can't stay asleep either.

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    My husband will go through bouts of this. He's found taking Melatonin (3mg) before bed helps, but it could be something in your diet too.

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HYE101 1/17/2012 10:46PM


Looks like I am having the same problem not getting enough sleep.Lately I cant go to sleep till around 1 a.m. and get up at around 6 a.m. need 3 more hours of sleep every night.
My cardiac rehab nurse said we need 8 hours everynight.
I am going to try to go to bed @ 11 p.m. starting this weekend .
Hope you have a great week!
Try no caffeine after lunch . I stopped drinking coffee @ dinner and after 3 p.m.
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