Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Yesterday was a great day! I did 60 total minutes on the elliptical ( 16x3, then 12), weights, non-crunch abs, and stretching for a fantastic full workout. I also ate great all day. I'm still pushing the veggies. Most days I'll have my veggie drink (green sludge) and dipping veggies and probably a side veggie for dinner. The kids had fun after school. I had Patrick (13) help Sean (6), and Mary (12) help Bridget (6) make their boxes to hold Valentines. They also helped the twins fill out their Valentines. Bridget's box is covered with pictures of butterflies, with a giant picture on the inside. Sean's box has teeth to "eat" the Valentines. I was making dinner and observing them all at the same time.
Today I woke up with a very stiff neck and annoying headache. I really couldn't see straight this morning, but the pain wasn't as bad as a migraine. So I took it easy the first half of the day, drank coffee and watched TV with a heating pad on my neck. I decided to swim for my exercise today. The warm water of the pool felt really good on my muscles. I split my pool time equally between backstrokes and kicks (holding onto the kickbar). Total I did 45 minutes, 1200 backstrokes, 600 freestyle kicks, 400 backstroke kicks, 200 reverse crunches (holding onto kickbar too), 200 ab/adductor kicks. I also stretched afterward. I like stretching in the pool. The water is warm, and the boyancy helps me do some stretches I can't do otherwise.