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.
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.
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