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Day 82-More Zumba

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Today I did the 45 minute intermediate Zumba class on the Xbox. I was a sweaty mess after that! It was a lot of fun! My kids are telling me that they think they could easily do Zumba. I'd love to see them try. I don't think they have any idea how hard it is to mirror the instructor to get points.

Work is going well today with the exception of the continuing drug shortages that plague hospital pharmacy. It's been tough to deal with since in some cases you have no alternative to suggest to the doctors. Lorazepam injectible is in short supply and making work this weekend very difficult. Diazepam injectible would be an alternative, but we haven't been able to get a supply of that for months. I just hope we make it through the weekend with what supply we have.

Well, I'd better get back to work.

  
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KPETSCHE 2/19/2012 12:23AM

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MUSICMOMOF2 2/18/2012 7:30PM

    Way to go on keeping your streak going! Sorry to hear about the drug shortages. Not a good situation at all. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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ALLISON145 2/18/2012 7:11PM

    Yikes - scary about drug shortages!

Glad you're able to keep your streak going on the exercise - awesome!! Have you ever done Jazzercise? I thought Zumba was a lot more latin and fast paced, but one of my spark friends who is an instructor posted some of her routines and they look just like Jazzercise! Made me think maybe I could do it after all... LOL.

-Allison

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LNSYLVSDOGS 2/18/2012 4:51PM

    Kids are funny. The very first time I tried Zumba, it was a free trial offer that DD & I went to together. She said it was too easy. I couldn't believe she said that! She wasn't really interested in it after that. About a year later, I started to try out all the different Zumba classes in my area. My favorite was the teacher who was the most "dance-y". It took some convincing for DD to actually go with me. She took dance classes throughout her school years, so I figured she'd love it. Once she finally went with me (to the dance-y one), she was hooked. She does have much more energy than me, tho. I will say that. I don't do quite so much jumping as she does. emoticon

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Day 81-streak intact

Friday, February 17, 2012

I was finally able to do Zumba on the Xbox today. I did an intermediate routine and a few small single routines to equal 30 minutes.

Work's been busy, crazy Friday night. Had two chemo patients come in late afternoon. Thankfully we had our IV room pharmacist picking up an extra shift. She had to make eight different chemos. The rest of us kept busy with all kinds of other crazy orders and the nation wide drug shortages that make hospital pharmacy interesting these days.

Gonna try to get a few more spark points before the evening is done.

  
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MUSICMOMOF2 2/18/2012 11:29AM

    Glad you got the Zumba thing fixed. Have a great Saturday!

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BLUE42DOWN 2/18/2012 12:31AM

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Hooray for that whole Zumba download thing being resolved!

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LESLIELENORE 2/17/2012 11:04PM

    Way to keep a streak alive!

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Day 80!! (10 min exercise/day)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

So far I've done the elliptical for 30 minutes, weights, crunches and stretching. I'm eating lunch right now but will attempt to Zumba afterward. We'll see if the Xbox cooperates today.

Our school year is about to get really busy. Mikey (15) has just started track practices. That usually doesn't affect me too much. He walks home or gets a ride from a friend. Stevie(10) is still in basketball. He usually has three practices a week and I don't like him walking by himself since he's younger. He also has piano and guitar lessons that I have to drive him to and from. Soccer will start up soon. I'm assuming once the ground thaws. Mary (12), Stevie (10), Sean (6) and Bridget (6) are all signed up. I also signed up hubby to be an assistant coach for Sean's team and myself to be an assistant coach for Bridget's. We'll see how that goes. It should be fun, but neither one of us has coached before. Patrick (13) may try Middle School track this year. We'll see how his asthma is. He's having a good year with it so far.

I think for meals during all that crazy time we'll have to grill up a bunch of burgers and hot dogs and just warm things up on the go. If I have a bunch of dipping veggies in the fridge for the week, then we'll be set.

  
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KPETSCHE 2/16/2012 8:28PM

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Only 10 more days and you are at 90!! Know you can do it - you have tons of energy and will need it once the spring sports start up. The kids will keep you running like crazy. Enjoy the coaching - Bridget will love having you help and Sean will love having Dad. See you tomorrow night at work - have a good night of sleep.

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MJ7DM33 2/16/2012 6:41PM

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BLUE42DOWN 2/16/2012 3:21PM

    Whew, sounds like everyone is going to be active.

And hooray on your streak hitting 80! emoticon

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MUSICMOMOF2 2/16/2012 2:59PM

    Enjoy the calm before the storm! Great job on the 80-day streak!

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Day 79-XBox frustrations

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I admit, I'm not the most tech savvy person in the world, but I usually can get things working. The Xbox today said I couldn't play my Zumba game until I did an update. I clicked "ok." The update was unable to download. I tried to play my game. I cannot play the game until I do the update.
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I've also noticed with my Zumba game that only two easy level workouts are available right now. Mikey (my oldest) looked it up. I have to go through the easy, moderate, and difficult levels that are available to me to unlock more routines. It seems to me that all the easy routines should be open first, then the moderate, etc... In fact, I paid $50 for this game, just give me all the workouts! I shouldn't have to "earn" a @#$#@ thing!

So.....today I swam for my exercise. I did 45 minutes of kicks and backstrokes. I also stretched for 10 minutes afterward. I like stretching in the pool. The water is warm, so my muscles are really loosened up. I also can do some stretches I can't do out of the water. Gotta love buoyancy!
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KPETSCHE 2/15/2012 11:42PM

    Don't you just love the electronics?!? I feel your irritation. Thank heaven you have the pool for a good workout!


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MUSICMOMOF2 2/15/2012 7:27PM

    That sounds frustrating. Hope you are able to get it all figured out!

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HEALTHYOTTER 2/15/2012 4:52PM

    I LOVE to swim! Technology is supposed to help us, right? I empathize with your frustration with Xbox updates. If I were you, I'd forward your Zumba feedback to the company to open all the easy routines! You might also look on youtube for zumba stuff. Swim on, zumba on!

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Day 78-Happy St. Valentine's Day

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The day started with the phone ringing at 5:45am. It was the automated call to tell us that school was starting two hours late. In other words, they woke me up 45 minutes earlier than normal to tell me that I could sleep in.
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It also meant that I had less time after the kids left for school to get my workout in. I did my standard routine today: elliptical, weights (triceps, glutes), non-crunch abs, and stretching. No time for Zumba today, at least not yet.

After my workout I headed to school for the first party, Bridget's. It was fun to help out. At the Christmas party the kids decorated Hubby as a Christmas tree. Today, one of the kids asked me, "Where is Bridget's dad? We could decorate him with hearts."
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I came home for lunch and then headed back for Sean's party. I think both twins enjoyed having me there for their parties. I enjoyed being there for them. I've been pretty good too with all the treats around. I had one chocolate chip cookie last night, and one today. Not bad for making a double batch. We'll see if hubby brings home any treats. I hope he brings flowers. You can't eat those.

  
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ALLYTHEATHLETE 2/14/2012 8:37PM

    Sounds like a great day!

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MUSICMOMOF2 2/14/2012 8:05PM

    Sounds like a fun day!

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