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Day 10 (10 min/day of exercise)-and Christmas Shopping

Thursday, December 08, 2011

WooHoo! I'm in the double digits of the 10 min/day challenge. Today I did 30 min on the elliptical, weights (triceps, delts, glutes), and my ab non-crunch routine. After all that I stretched for 10 minutes. I feel great!!
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Another positive: I think we have all our Christmas shopping done. I love having two teenagers. We can leave them in charge and go be grown-ups for a little bit. Hubby and I ate at Red Lobster (we had a gift card), so we had our second nice dinner this week. We seemed to get all the kids their gifts last night. I like to shop in the middle of the week, never the weekend during Advent. The stores are too crazy on the weekend. Today, I'll get them all wrapped. It's the first year all the kids are in school. I love that I can get them all wrapped and don't have to hide them long. That will inspire the kids to help get the tree up this weekend. I think I'll make requirements too that the basement get cleaned before anyone has any screen time this weekend. Yikes!! What a disaster down there!!

I'm sure we'll still pick up a few things, especially for the twins. They are only six. We can get lots of smaller presents for them. I think they even still believe in Santa. They are so sweet!

  
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KPETSCHE 12/8/2011 10:28PM

    Great job! I'm jealous of the completion of the shopping. Your exercise streak is going well - sounds like you're getting yourself ready for a busy weekend of work. See you tomorrow night.
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ASMPP1 12/8/2011 7:28PM

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MUSICMOMOF2 12/8/2011 12:20PM

    We are about done with our shopping too. Just a few stocking things to pick up. Have a great day!!

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SUBSHINE 12/8/2011 11:58AM

  Family time is so important - enjoy your time with your children and hubby - good that you find time to shop during the week - saves stress shopping on the weekend.

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Day 9, and other victories

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Today I swam for 35 minutes. I did a total of 1000 backstrokes (300+300+400) and various kicks in between each group. It was hard to get started since I worked late last night, in the city, and had to commute home. I got to bed well after one in the morning, up at 6:30 to get everyone off to work and school. The plus side, I was able to take a good nap after that.

I've avoided a lot of chocolate lately. I went to my dad's to drop off something before work. He always has bowls of candy. I did not eat any. I also didn't have any cookies when I baked some the other day for the kids. It was the day of our date, so I saved myself for the expensive indulgences. I've also avoided some chocolate Hubby brought home for the kids. I almost ate one piece, but gave it to the kids. Every small victory brings me one step closer to my goal.

  
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KPETSCHE 12/7/2011 8:56PM

    Way to go. Sounds like you had a bunch of little victories - avoiding the sweets, lots of exercise, some extra sleep. Good job! See you this weekend.
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Day 8 (10 min/day of exercise)

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Today I planned to do 10 min on the elliptical before work. I ended up feeling so good, I did 20 minutes. I could have lasted more physically, but don't want to be late for work.

Last night I went to a wonderful concert by the High School band and choir. They did a fabulous job. My oldest, Mikey, is a freshman and participates in both. Yes, I'm a proud mom.

Have a great day everyone!!

  
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ELISADENK 12/6/2011 8:01PM

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MUSICMOMOF2 12/6/2011 5:41PM

    Way to go on the 20 minutes! We had Jacob's Music program last night and we enjoyed it too!

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WOUBBIE 12/6/2011 12:31PM

    Yea! Love band! I have a freshman too, plus a junior, both play alto sax. Lots of work but soooo worth it!

Sounds like you're doing great on your plan! Good going!

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Day 7 of 10 min/day, and Date night with Hubby

Monday, December 05, 2011

Today is day 7 of my 10 min of exercise per day streak. I went easier on my joints and swam for 40 minutes. I did various kicks holding onto the kickbar (freestyle, butterfly, backstroke, and ab/adductor kicks) and 1000 backstrokes in 200 stroke sets.

Saturday night Hubby and I decided to go out on a date. We drove on the iffy roads to Council Bluffs to 360 Steakhouse at Harrahs. What a wonderful night. I had a filet, Oscar style, with a side of butternut squash risotto. Hubby had a ribeye, Oscar style, with a cheesy layered potato side. It was a pricey night, but for a nice restaurant, they had good sized portions. We were so stuffed after dinner, but we still split a dessert. It was a pear tart with vanilla ice cream and a caramel sauce. Add the bottle of wine with dinner, and I was more relaxed than I've been in weeks!!!

  
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ASMPP1 12/5/2011 9:31PM

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A wonderful meal to relax.

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KPETSCHE 12/5/2011 8:45PM

    Fun time Chris. Bet the swim felt good as a recovery for the fun in the snow weekend!
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MUSICMOMOF2 12/5/2011 2:45PM

    Sounds like you had a great time! Here's to a great week!

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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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