Monday, February 06, 2012
I sure was glad the kids had a two hour delay for the start of school this morning. I "worked" last night, so I didn't get to bed till midnight. It was pretty slow. I think it's kind of funny how a hospital slows down during major sporting events, the SuperBowl and here in Nebraska any Husker football game.
I got off to a slow start today. I relaxed for a long time finding things to record on Tivo. Hubby and I relax after the kids go to bed and watch a show. We've lost a few shows, they always seem to get cancelled. "Chuck" is the latest victim, and I have to say I was not happy with the last episode. I want a completely happy ending, not a questionable happy ending. Anyway, I did get a great workout in after I got moving. I did 60 minutes in our Endless pool including:
300 + freestyle kicks (holding onto kickbar)
300 backstyle kicks (holding onto kickbar)
100 reverse crunches (holding onto kickbar)
2500 total backstrokes (1600+500+400)
I really felt it when I was done!
Sunday, February 05, 2012
Today I did 40 minutes on the elliptical before getting ready for work. It was hard to get going. My body sure felt the effects of shoveling and sledding yesterday. Climbing repeatedly up a snow covered hill really was a great lower body workout, and the shoveling a great upper body workout. OUCH!!
Friday, February 03, 2012
Today I was able to fit in 35 minutes in our Endless pool, 31 of those minutes were backstrokes (1800). I only stopped twice during the swim (goggle adjustment, and re-turn the motor on).
Right now I'm at work, taking my break. The computer system we use for working is getting and "upgrade." Everything just went down, so there's not much work for me to do right now. I'm hoping the snow storm holds off until I make it home. I've got someone to cover my shift tomorrow, so I won't have to commute through all this bad stuff.
I have to say that I'm feeling a little thinner. Hubby has even commented on that. I can't step on a scale. It doesn't show a difference frequently, so I avoid it until I can fit into smaller clothes. I'm glad that I feel good, though.
Thursday, February 02, 2012
I'm glad I picked Groundhog day to join Sparkpeople. It helps me remember my Sparkversary. So, no matter if the Groundhog sees his shadow or not, I'm celebrating today.
I've actually been in a down mood. I think it was all the clouds this morning, and the impending snow storm coming our way this weekend. I managed to do a full workout, 30 min elliptical, weights, crunches and stretching, even though I really wasn't in the mood for it. I do feel much better now.
I'm so glad I joined SparkPeople. It has made me stick with it through these two years of ups and downs. I've been on a plateau for a while, but think I'm going to break it with the 10 min/day of exercise challenge. And even though I'm plateauing, I still feel better than I did two years ago. I also see less of a shadow now too, about 25 lbs less!
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