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Day 6 of 10min/day

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Today I got a full hour of exercise in. I went sledding with the kids. Holy Cow! Was I tired at the end. I look forward every year to times that I can go sledding with the kids. It kills my knees and basically my whole body, but I love it!!
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MUSICMOMOF2 12/5/2011 12:29PM

    Keep up the great work! Sounds like you had a blast!

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KPETSCHE 12/5/2011 11:46AM

    Yeah, Chris. As I was shoveling the snow I secretly wished my kids were younger so they would want to go out and build snowmen and go sledding again. I bet you and the kids had a blast, even if you did ache afterwards. Good job on the start of your streak - you're going strong!!

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Day five

Saturday, December 03, 2011

WooHoo! I did a full workout today! I did 30 min on the elliptical, weights set one (chest press, delt press, bicep curl, quad pull) and crunches (regular, bicycle and reverse) followed by stretching. I did a total of 75 minutes of exercise.

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KPETSCHE 12/3/2011 8:57PM

    Yeah Chris! Great job. Way to keep that streak going.
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Day four

Friday, December 02, 2011

Today I swam for 40 minutes in my Endless pool. I did 1000 total backstrokes (groups of 200) and I did various kicks holding onto the kick bar. My joints felt weak after the Xbox 360 kinect workout yesterday. There's lots of jumping in those games. Oops!

It's also day four for me logging into SparkPeople in a row. I've been hit and miss for a long time, only logging in when I exercise. Of course, if I exercise exery day, I'll definitely log in to track my points. I like to get "credit" for the work I've done.
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MUSICMOMOF2 12/3/2011 7:45AM

    Way to go!

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LOSINGITALL4ME 12/2/2011 6:59PM

    Great job on getting in your exercise time!

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Day 3 of 10 min/day

Thursday, December 01, 2011

A friend and fellow Sparker (Kelly, you know who you are) has inspired me to try something new. I'm trying the 10 minutes a day of exercise, something, anything for at least 10 minutes a day. November 29th was the first day of this challenge for me.

Nov 29th- elliptical 20 min, weights, crunches, stretching (about 60-75 min total)
Nov 30th- elliptical 32 min
Dec 1st- Xbox 360 various Kinect games for 20 minutes (yes, I was sweating)

Hubby has been very supportive. He made me get on the elliptical yesterday, he said for at lest 15 minutes. That turned into 32 once I was on there. He has also started exercising with the kids and eating better too.

And so a streak begins...

  
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MUSICMOMOF2 12/2/2011 11:11AM

    emoticon That is great that everyone is getting involved! Keep it up!

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Way to go Chris! Even more awesome is getting Brian to start exercising also. Have a great weekend and keep streaking
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LOSINGITALL4ME 12/1/2011 8:58PM

    That's great. I am only able to get 5 minutes on the elliptical right now but hope to work up to a longer time. Keep up the great work!!

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    emoticon Keep up the good work!

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Had a Great Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Wow!! Last week was busy, a good kind of busy, but busy all the same. I started cooking for Thanksgiving on Wednesday morning, cooked through dinner on Thursday, then had to work Friday through Sunday. Monday morning was busy with lots of odds and ends and I made another big meal. All that must have worn me out. I crashed on the couch after dinner yesterday. This morning after walking the kids to school, I came home and took a 2 1/2 hour nap. I think I'm finally rested up to get going this week.

I'm so happy that all my food turned out on Thanksgiving. I made my first apple pie ever and I made a pumpkin pie. Except for the canned pumpkin, the rest was from scratch. I also made a green bean casserole from scratch (I may never use another can of "cream of" soup again in that) and two sweet potato casseroles from scratch (one with marshmallows, one without). The key to the sweet potatoes is to roast them, not boil them. That added so much more flavor this year. Hubby made the turkey and stuffing, and we both worked on gravy from the giblets and neck. Our stuffing soaked up all the good drippings, and what was left was all fat, probably from all the butter Hubby basted the turkey with. Oh, I almost forgot, I made homemade dinner rolls too (from "Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day").

We had good visits with Hubby's parents and his sister's family. My kids love playing with Cathy's kids. We also had our piano teacher's daughter over. Ruth is about 20, and her whole family was out of town. She brought her camera and took some family photos for us. What a sweet girl!

Well, now that I'm finally up and going (it's noon), I'd better go get some work done. Have a great week everyone!

  
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MUSICMOMOF2 11/29/2011 3:29PM

    Sounds like you were very busy! Hope that you are all rested and ready for this week. Have a great one!

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