Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Today I got outside again to enjoy the fantastic weather. After shopping all day (Pamida, Target, Sams, Costco) I managed to get a three mile jog in, that's three miles straight in under 41 minutes. It felt great! I haven't jogged a three mile stretch in a long time. I usually break it up with walking intervals. I also got my weights done (triceps, glutes), non-crunch abs, and stretching.
For the second day straight we had neighborhood kids over playing in the yard. I had the kitchen window open and listened to the playing. It's awesome to be able to do this in January. Even if it doesn't last long, at least we got a break from the gray days of winter. I even got a bit of a sunburn on my face from getting outside two days straight. It's great to have some color in my face.
Monday, January 30, 2012
High in the 60's today here in western Iowa. I can't believe it's still January. I'm glad to get to fantastic weather because I am really getting bored of the elliptical. So you know where I went today... outside!
I went a total of 4.5 miles: 1/4 mile walk, 1 mile jog, 1/2 mile walk, 1 mile jog, 1/2 mile walk, 1 mile jog, 1/4 mile walk.
My three individual mile times were: 13:17, 12:50, 13:16.
I also did weights, crunches and stretching. I'll walk another slow 1/3 mile to go get the kids after school, slow because of the kids. I think the house cleaning will have to wait for bad weather. I'm sending the kids outside to play today.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Today I did 35 minutes swimming in my Endless pool. I did some kicks holding on to the kick bar for warm up and cool down, and did 1500 straight backstrokes. Keep in mind, that is continuous swimming, no turns. I'm swimming against a current (like jogging on a treadmill). That was 26 minutes of straight swimming!!! The most I've ever done!!!
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Today I was able to fill the pool up (it was getting a little low) and swim for 30 minutes. That included 1200 straight backstrokes and various kicks on the kick bar.
We had fun watching Stevie's first basketball game. The boys really hustled out there. They lost, but they seemed to have a lot of fun. Afterward we went driving around Blair and discovered a park and a bike trail we knew nothing about. I'm looking forward to warmer weather to be able to explore more over there.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Today I did 30 minutes on the elliptical (at a pretty fast pace, 3x10 min), weights (delts and glutes), and my non-crunch ab routine. I also finally got a good stretching session in. I've been neglecting the stretching, and I feel it in my calves and feet overnight.
Hubby has done really well this week, not perfect, but really well. He's taken his salads to work, and eaten veggies a lot, or drank them in our lovely concoction we call "green sludge." It just tastes like veggies, but looks bright green since the main ingredient is spinach. He's also walked every day at work. Last evening after work, he did not take a nap. He kept busy until bed time. I reminded him how happy this is making me. He says that he is feeling better.
Time to go make more "green sludge." It's a great way to get in a lot of veggies. We use our vitamix (not a juicer) so we still have all the fiber in the drink. Here's the recipe if anyone is interested:
2- 10 ounce boxes frozen spinach
celery (several stalks, I never measure)
2-3 11 oz cans of V8 (can use low salt)
1/2 cucumber peeled
1 avocado (it tastes so much better with the avocado)
several squirts lemon juice (again I'm a terrible measurer)
enough water to make a gallon (or more if you need to thin it out)
It ends up being a shake-like consistency. Store it in the refrigerator, and it needs stirring before serving. It tends to separate a little. I try to Vitamix the @#$@% out of it, so there are no chunks-spinach and V8 first, then celery, etc... one solid ingredient added at a time to pulverize them.
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