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WooHoo! Day 100 of 10min per day of exercise!

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!

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    That's my girl!!!!

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    Way to go!!

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Day 99- Streak still alive!

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

My streak of 10min per day of exercise is still going. I've been focusing on doing weights 3-4 times per week and on sit-ups. One of my goals for April is to see how many sit-ups I can work up to. Despite my weight loss, my six pack abs, ie the flabby belly I got from my six-pack of kids, is still pretty squishy. I'm focusing on strength training and toning for a few months to see what's possible with my belly. The twins really stretched me out, so I don't expect perfect abs, just better than they are now. I've also got some toning in my legs to do. I didn't realize how much fat I was holding onto in my thighs. As the weather improves, I'm getting outside more for jogging. I've found it to be much easier to do since I lost the weight. I'm averaging 13 minutes per mile right now. The jogging will help my legs to tone up. I've seen it do that in the past. Love those runner's legs! I'm happy with my speed, but we'll see if I can improve on that too over the summer.

Looks like I'll have to remember to blog again tomorrow. Day 100!

  
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WOUBBIE 4/8/2014 6:43PM

    Woohoo! A hundred days already! Pure awesomeness!

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MUSICMOMOF2 4/8/2014 3:06PM

    Sounds like everything is going great! Keep it up!

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Day 92

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!!!

  
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MUSICMOMOF2 4/2/2014 12:51PM

    You are looking great! Keep it up!

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WOUBBIE 4/2/2014 10:13AM

    No lie! You are looking way more "fit and fabulous" than "skinny"!

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KPETSCHE 4/2/2014 1:28AM

    You are looking FANTASTIC Chris! emoticon emoticon
Love your picture!
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Day 90

Sunday, March 30, 2014

My exercise streak is still going. Lots of smaller sessions last week of weights or walking to keep it going.

I have to brag about my hubby a little bit. He took me on a very nice date last night. We went to Midtown Crossing and ate at the Mexican restaurant there. It was sooooo good, and I pretty much stuck to my eating plan. I did splurge and have a Honey-Lemon Sangria. It was yummy! I had a steak wrapped around a poblano pepper with some shrimp in there too. They gave me extra veggies instead of rice, lots of zucchini. Hubby ordered me an appetizer of chicken tortilla soup. Again, extremely yummy, and a little bit of a splurge! After dinner, we walked around a while and stopped in a few shops. We shared two pieces of chocolate for a treat. We then ended up going across the river to Bass Pro shop. I bought a blouse and jacket, and hubby got some electronic thing. We love shopping there. It's a store we both love.

Today I have to brag about me. I jogged three miles straight today for the first time in about a year! My time was 42 minutes, which works out to be a 14 min/mile. That's a good time for me for a longer distance. I also did some stretches afterward and 10 regular sit-ups.

  
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    Sounds like an awesome day! Here's to a great week!

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WOUBBIE 3/30/2014 10:13PM

    Excellent! Sounds yummy and fun!

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Day 84

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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MJREIMERS 3/25/2014 9:45PM

    You are doing emoticon ! You should be so proud of yourself! I am very impressed with sticking to your eating plan even when shopping for so long! You were very smart with your eating tatics! emoticon

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MUSICMOMOF2 3/25/2014 9:25AM

    Sounds like a fun day! Have a great week!

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KPETSCHE 3/25/2014 1:20AM

    I'm so excited for you, Chris! You look AWESOME!!!!!! I wish I could emphasize that even more than just with capitals and exclamation marks!!!!!
Sounds like a fun outing with Bridget - it's always fun to have a girls day out. I went for a quick shopping trip with Kyle on Wednesday after school because he needed more dress clothes for his DECA competition. It's not quite the same as shopping time with Sarah. Guys usually just want to get it done and get home (as long as I feed him, too).
Have a great week.
Kelly

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WOUBBIE 3/24/2014 6:13PM

    Woohoo! What fun!

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