Wednesday, April 09, 2014
What a fantastic day! The weather was terrific, so walking and jogging were my exercise. I walked to and from work today, about 1/3 mile each way. I headed down to the track this evening with some of the kids. I walked one lap, then jogged 3 miles, then walked 3 laps. Hubby then came down and asked if I would walk with him. We walked about a mile. My spark tracker tracked over six miles of exercise walking/jogging. My total for the day so far is 8.5 miles, lots of walking at work. I also logged over 17,000 steps, and the day isn't quite done yet.
A pretty darn good day 100!
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Well, I've had a good couple of days with exercise. Yesterday I did a routine that I commonly did last winter, before my tendonitis. I have three different weight lifting routines I've put together with various exercises. I do three total sets of ten of each exercise. First I do 10 min on the elliptical. Then I do one set of ten of each weight exercise, one set of 20 bicycle crunches, then repeat. This ends up being a total of 30 min on the elliptical. After all of that, I stretched for 11-12 minutes, and then did as many sit-ups as I could. I'm up to 15 straight, fast, sit-ups. I felt fantastic after this workout.
Today I decided to do something different. I did my Xbox Kinect, Zumba game. I haven't done that in a while. It was so much fun!
I've also got some new workout clothes. I found them at Shopko in town here. I actually bought some of the running capris that fit like tights, instead of the less form fitting ones. One skinny, hot mama!!!
Monday, March 24, 2014
It's been a while since I've blogged. I've worked lots of hours at both jobs, survived parent-teacher conferences on all six kids, sick hubby and kids, and plenty of other things I can't remember right now.
The most fun thing to report is I had my first shopping day alone with my younger daughter, Bridget, on Saturday. We left the house about 10am and didn't get home until after 8pm. I brought my apples for snacks. I looked up restaurants online to plan our lunch. We started at Kohl's. Bridget informed me that none of her shorts fit from last year. We got her a whole summer wardrobe at Kohl's. I've learned from experience that when I find Bermuda shorts, I buy them. My girls DO NOT wear short shorts. I found a couple of blouses for myself there, but had fun trying on dresses. I'm going to wait a few weeks before investing in a dress.
After Kohl's, we had lunch at Longhorn Steakhouse. I had a 6oz filet and asparagus, along with some coffee. Bridget had some pretty good looking chicken tenders. If I ate fried food, I would have liked them. I let Bridget have all the bread too.
After lunch, we were ready for the mall. I found a nice infinity scarf (purple/pink) at Sears and was able to figure out my size for ordering a Land's End swimsuit. Again, I'll wait a couple weeks to see what my weight does. Bridget found some nice sandals for church. We struck out at JC Penney. I bought Bridget some chocolate, and surprised her by telling her we were getting her ears pierced. She was brave!
After all that, I discovered that Maurice's is not at the mall. Bridget said we could make one more stop. I needed a smaller pair of jeans and wanted the same kind I bought last fall. I tried on some other stuff, but only got the jeans.
I'm done with my HCG drops. I'll report my weight later, after I'm more certain that I'm maintaining. I will start slowly reintroducing more food, very carefully, tomorrow. My exercising is going very well. I'm on day 84 of at least 10min per day of exercise. Most weeks, I'm getting weights done three times per week. I've even started jogging a little which I'm very excited about. My feet and knees don't hurt! Amazing what losing 60 lbs will do!
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