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Day 103

Saturday, March 10, 2012

My body is sore again today, and TOM hit, so I forced myself to only walk. I did two miles in 32 minutes. I'm hoping that will get some of the lactic acid build up out of my muscles and give my body a little bit of a break.

  
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ALLISON145 3/10/2012 10:36PM

    Sometimes a slow day is just what your body needs! Take care!

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MUSICMOMOF2 3/10/2012 1:11PM

    Take care of yourself! Have a great Saturday!

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Day 102-Beautiful sunny day!

Friday, March 09, 2012

I think I'll finally be able to start jogging regularly, at least for the next week. Today was sunny and in the upper 50's. I took it a little easier than on Tuesday. I'm still sore from that outing. I walked 1/4 mile, jogged 1 mile, walked 1/2 mile, jogged 1 mile, walked 1/4 mile. Total jogging time was 26.5 min, walking time 17.5 minutes. I feel like I did not overdo it this time. After that I did weights, crunches and stretching for a complete workout.

The laundry piled up yesterday since I spent the whole day in the basement cleaning, so today I did lots of laundry. I also picked up Bridget's area of the basement. The kids are amazed at the work I'm doing and it's fun to see them play with their toys again. Amazing what they play with when the toys are organized and they can find what they are looking for.

I'm thinking about reducing the weights I do to twice a week so I can get a little more housework done. Any thoughts on that?

Have a great weekend everyone!

  
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MUSICMOMOF2 3/9/2012 7:18PM

    Glad to hear the "basement project" is coming along so well. Have a great weekend!

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KPETSCHE 3/9/2012 5:35PM

    Great job, Chris. You're getting exercise in (lots of it, from the sounds of it) AND organizing/cleaning the basement. I have high hopes but just can't get anything started! Proud of your streak - you're doing awesome!
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Day 101-Tackling the basement disaster!

Thursday, March 08, 2012

I squeezed in 20 minutes of Zumba today, so my streak is still going. I decided early in the day to finally start attacking the disaster that is our basement. We have a rec room that is 32' x 24'. Half the room is a TV area with game systems and the other half looks like Toys R Us exploded. Actually, the toys were everywhere! I've also discovered what slobs my kids are, yes, slobs! Trash of all kinds everywhere. I even found a plate, two bowls, a fork, and a spoon in, around, and under the furniture. I'm not done yet, but I have made a huge dent. I think I'll continue tomorrow. The girls' areas are still aweful. Mary (12) has a craft area and Bridet (6) has a girl toy area that are heaping piles of stuff right now. All of the boys stuff is organized now, except for what I'll find trapped in the girls stuff tomorrow.

Wish me luck! I really need it when tackling this job. It takes a lot for me to get started down here, but I have to perservere and keep going.

  
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MUSICMOMOF2 3/8/2012 6:04PM

    Sounds like quite the job! Good luck!

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BLUE42DOWN 3/8/2012 6:04PM

    Good luck indeed! I do find that once I'm well into a task like that, I can look back at the areas I've already cleaned to keep me going. Something about the clean makes the messier area even less bearable so I ~HAVE~ to do something about it.

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Day 100 of 10 minutes of exercise per day!

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

I made it to 100! My body was a little sore from yesterday's workout, ok, very sore, so I decided to do some zero impact exercise. Good thing I've got an Endless pool! I did 30 minutes today, including 1000 backstrokes (2x500). I would have done more, but Hubby wants me to trek into town to look at some furniture he found.

I think I've gotten better at rotating my workouts since I started exercising every day. When my body's sore, I like to swim. We keep our pool pretty warm, so it feels so good on this old body when I climb in. I've also done well with the weights. I've managed three weights sessions/week almost every week this year (only one week had one session). Here's a list of my various exercises:

Jogging when the weather cooperates
Swimming in my Endless pool (including kicks holding onto the kick bar, and backstrokes)
Lifting weights-we have a machine and some free weights
Crunches of all kinds
Zumba on the Xbox Kinect
UFC on the Xbox Kinect (I've only just begun this one)
Other Kinect games with the kids
Elliptical
Bicycling (hopefully the trails aren't trashed from last summer floods. I haven't biked for a while, but am axious to get back at it.)

All this variety has really helped me get through the winter and keep my streak going!

  
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KPETSCHE 3/9/2012 5:37PM

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HSMOM2FOUR 3/7/2012 10:24PM

    You are amazing!! WTG on 100 days!!! So impressed!!

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MUSICMOMOF2 3/7/2012 9:44PM

    Way to go Chris! Keep that streak going!

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ALLISON145 3/7/2012 8:45PM

    Great job! Now let's see 365!! :-)

How are you doing on the low Carb front? I'm interested to hear how your exercise has impacted your weight and body composition.

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Happy 100th Day!

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KAYTIE22 3/7/2012 5:53PM

    Applause! Applause! Great job! Amazing streak! I really admire you for all the effort you put in everyday.

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REJOHNSON3 3/7/2012 5:22PM

    Consistency is always the winner and it looks like you are right on target. Thumbs up and congratulations to you for your great effort to being that healthy person you strive to be.

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Day 99-So close to 100 I can taste it!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

With the gorgeous weather today I decided to get some jogging done. Before each one mile jog, I would warm up on the elliptical for 5 minutes. Then I also cooled down with a 5 min elliptical session. In between each jogging session, I did one round of weights and non-crunch abs. After everything, I stretched.
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What a fantastic workout! It feels so good to get outside again. I hope the weather stays nice.

Tomorrow, the big 100!! I can't believe I'm almost to 100 straight days of at least 10 minutes of exercise per day!
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XFITSTRONG 3/7/2012 4:54AM

    That sounds like a great workout!

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KPETSCHE 3/7/2012 4:18AM

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I love the way you broke up your jogging. I makes it so much more interesting. The weather was perfect to get outside - glad you were able to.
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PARTYPOMLOVA 3/6/2012 7:41PM

    Very inspirational! and a fabulous idea! This is something that I will be trying myself starting today! Congrats on the 100 days!! emoticon

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HSMOM2FOUR 3/6/2012 5:06PM

    You are doing FANTASTIC!!!!!

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MUSICMOMOF2 3/6/2012 5:00PM

    It is a gorgeous day, but I could do without the gusting wind! Day 100! Almost there!

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BLUE42DOWN 3/6/2012 3:30PM

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It's so fun to see your numbers go up every day!

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