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Whew made it

Friday, January 11, 2013

This week has been absolutely CRAZY! I've made it to Friday. Not much going on today work wise, so I hope to get a few loose ends tied up.

Monday started off with my daughter being sick. Both kids made it into the play and my son had play practice Monday and last night, Tuesday cub scouts and then Wednesday of course dance for my daughter. Tuesday night I had college orientation! I'm so excited. Wednesday night we had a bully seminar at the school, which really didn't help us much because yesterday a little big girl attacked my son on the playground. Now my son is a nice boy, he's like 65 pounds, little to average for his age. These kids that are hitting their growth spurts now are like 2x his size. This girl is as big as a lady. She apparently pushed him down and kicked him several times. Seriously! And for what?! So I'll be in the principals office this morning. I tried to get out of my son what the previous interaction was if any.. could he have offended her in some way? not that this makes her actions okay but it might give me insight into her state of mind. I said did you tell her she was pretty pay her a compliment? anything? he says no.. she walked over pushed me and I fell and then she kicked me and several other girls apparently came over and did the same to which the recess monitors yelled "hey, hey" and that was the end of it. Really? Maybe I'm over reacting but he could have been internally bleeding! How is this okay in any way, shape or form? I'm out of my mind.. sorry. So this bullying has brought me all sorts of horrible emotions this week. Then last night a PTA meeting. You know I'm very involved in the school, which is why I'm so beside myself when things go wrong. Good news on that front, I'm going part time on my helping out for my chair in the PTA. I found a lady to share my chair with me, so that's positive!!! Also on another positive note I got a volunteer position that I need for school. I have to have 50 hours 25 at an in-patient facility and 25 at an out-patient facility and I have to get that done this semester. I'm excited because I thought I'd have to go buy clothes, well I found some things in the back of my closet that fit! woohoo!!!! and I don't have to buy anything!

So this weeks positives:
* volunteer position
* starting school next week (I'm so excited)
* found a co-chair for my PTA position

and of course My terrific husband and loving supportive kids.

Please pray for my son in this difficult time. I'm not sure what is going on, this girl is the newest in a string of things that have happened to him. Does this happen to everyone?

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2BEABETTERME 1/11/2013 3:01PM

    You are a busy woman!

I am praying for your son and you!

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Happy Saturday

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Flab vs Muscle is a funny thing. I had lots of muscle in my body going into my half marathon at the end of September. Since then I've been trying to maintain eating and I've done okay but these last few weeks I've seen my muscle deteriorate and fat accumulate. The number on the scale has not changed that much. Interesting isn't it. I know I've probably gained 10 real pounds, but the scale only says 4. My pants do not fit right at all. Oh the Christmas cookies LOL. I've not exactly stopped fighting, just slowed down.

Well, TODAY is a new day! Unfortunately I have a hard time fitting workouts into Saturday as I work a long day on Saturday, but today I'm gonna fight and do it! Today at 2:30 I'm getting on my treadmill. I did yesterday but it was a lazy 30 minutes on there. I walk/ran for 30 minutes and only got in 1.5 mile. I was walking slow to start. I suppose there will be days like this and its better than nothing, but not the long run I was hoping for. I was wanting 4 miles. I went and got my books for school yesterday and I put in a week ago to have Fridays off for school. Well, that change was not "approved' yet. OYI! So, as work has been slow, after I picked the kids up from school, I emailed my shift leader and said, is there work that I can do. I seriously expected a NO. Nope, she was all yes of course. So I had 4 hours to make up, well there went my evening. )-: so by the time I was done with that I did not want to get on the treadmill, I wanted to go to bed.... but you know what?! I have terrific children. They got me my workout clothes. I said to my son, I really don't 'want' to do this right now. He said, I know mom, but if you don't you'll be mad at yourself tomorrow. How wise is he?! and my daughter was great.. she was all what would you like to watch while you are on the treadmill mom? They are my biggest fans! I'm so blessed. My poor hard working husband was already in bed at this point.. I don't mean to not give him any credit because he grilled me chicken outside on the grill in 30 degree weather.. so I'll be having that today for lunch and probably dinner.

1. My husband and children.
2. That I have a treadmill and can walk/run inside in this cold weather.
3. My spark friends for cheering me on!

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KTKATRINK 1/6/2013 2:32PM

    I definitely feel the same with muscle being replaced with flab. That's why I've started up my regular exercising again after all the holiday indulging and travel. Good luck!

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Great spark freinds

Friday, January 04, 2013

I have the best spark friends. Thanks so much for your encouragement everyone!!! I had fallen off the fitness wagon for most of December, but I'm back in business now.

Thank you all for cheering me on, you are a huge blessing.


moving forward

Sunday, December 16, 2012

I totally tanked the rest of the week. I ran yesterday, but then today I was supposed to do a long run.. I was famished after church. My husband had made chili. I love his chili.. it is like an unquenchable thirst. I had 3 bowls! Can anyone say over indulgence. I had all ideas I was getting on the treadmill. But then the fullness overcame me and I fell asleep on the couch! AGGGGG that's why I shouldn't eat that much.. it totally sabotages me!

So, tomorrow starts a new week. I will do better. I'm going to bed in my running shirt and shorts. If I can get up at a descent time I'll get something done!

I'm going to keep moving forward! that's my motto for the week.

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DITZYMUDGIRL 12/17/2012 8:43AM

    Every day is a new day! The only failure is doing nothing. Lessons learned, keep it up.

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Early morning exercise

Thursday, December 13, 2012

HELP! I would love some suggestions. I am great at talking myself out of doing things at 4:30 am when the alarm is going off. I work from home.. I'm a WAHM. I am an independent contractor. I have kids. First thing in the morning is the only time I have time to do lots of things... get my bible out and have alone time with God, exercise, or get work finished. I came to the realization yesterday that my family is pretty good, although not fantastic, but pretty good about me working in the evening when/if I need to. What are my short days? Tuesday and Friday. Okay.. so Tuesday and Friday lets say I get up at the usual time and get my treadmill in on those days??? Problem: I'm my biggest enemy.

I have figured out how to squeeze my 10 minutes a day into my work day around noon but it is the getting to my treadmill that 45 minutes a few times a week, that is escaping me right now. I've been trying to get it in after school, but this week, that has not happened yet. I cannot tell you what we did Tuesday after school, but it sure wasn't mommy running on the treadmill.

Yesterday I did an arm sculpting video which was 17 minutes I think. That rocked. I might try that one again. I'm excited with myself. You know that 5 hour energy drink they sell. Well now I might not do this in an office setting, but I moved my desk chair, and made myself a little space.. and after a few minutes who needs a 5 hour energy drink, I just made my own! So I'll have to do something different if I ever get a "real job" but for now this will work. I usually get that sleepy mid day feeling so this fights that. My sister who works in an office for a big company has a lunch hour work out with a few people in a weight room. I think she comes in early to take an extra half hour so she can shower and clean herself up, but how cool is that!

So that's the goal. Get up Friday morning at 4:30am and don't talk myself out of it and get on that treadmill. Any suggestions y'all have would be soooo helpful.

1. The God sees me and all my short comings and loves me through them.
2. Wonderful husband and kids.
3. I can exercise on my lunch break!

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COMPUCATHY 12/14/2012 8:52PM

    I recently heard on Spark, that if you are going to work out in the morning, you should go to bed in your workout clothes...so you can roll out of bed and get going. Maybe that might help...?? Hope you had a great week! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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DITZYMUDGIRL 12/14/2012 10:04AM

    Why 45 minutes at once? How about 30 minutes in the a.m. and 15 at "lunch"? How about a timer or a schedule and schedule it in as you would a meeting or skype? It could be boredom, maybe some new music or audiobook? Keep a pen and paper by the treadmill for workout inspiration. Go to bed earlier? Are you too tired to haul it out of bed?

Or as we said at camp:

WAKE UP you sleepyhead and Haul your hiney outta bed! JUST DO IT!

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PEPPYPATTI 12/13/2012 2:35PM

    I find I get motivated my getting on Spark with my morning coffee then I am ready for a workout!
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SANDYCRANE 12/13/2012 7:43AM

    The big advantage you have is that you set your schedule yourself. They say that 10 minute blocks of fitness at a time is just as effective as one long work out. Take a break every hour or so and get on the treadmill. Or click on a SP video and do a short workout. Look at all the positives about working from home and take advantage of them. You can do this.


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2BEABETTERME 12/13/2012 7:40AM

    Maybe go to bed in your workout clothes. Have everything on the treadmill ready to go (water, music...). And, plan a yummy, healthy breakfast or have your favorite morning drink ready as an incentive for after your workout. These are just suggestions as my workouts are non-existence as of late.

Keep up the great work! emoticon

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