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Day 181

Sunday, May 27, 2012

I went for a solo walk today. I didn't even grab my music, just enjoyed the peace and quiet. I went one mile in 16:40.

Busy day for me as we head off to church, then off to work for my third straight shift, fifth in a week. That may sound like a normal work schedule, but I'm not full time. I still have all my mom duties at home, although I am trying to delegate to the kids more. They are great helpers.

Tomorrow we celebrate Hubby's birthday. His actual birthday is later in the week, but since we both have it off, we need to celebrate tomorrow. I hope he comes up with something fun to do.

  
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BLUE42DOWN 5/27/2012 10:19PM

    Nice walk!

Hope you all have an enjoyable time celebrating hubby's birthday.

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 5/27/2012 9:38PM

    I always tell my children that chores bless our home and everyone in it. It seems to make them sulk less. ;-)

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MUSICMOMOF2 5/27/2012 12:36PM

    Have a great time celebrating!

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TELFERS01 5/27/2012 9:40AM

  Contemplation is healthy.

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Day 180

Saturday, May 26, 2012

I had a nice walk with hubby today and a couple of friends who happened to be passing by on their own walk as we started. Good company, good conversation, good walk! Hubby and I only did one mile in 20 minutes, maybe a little more distance, but one mile is easier to track.

  
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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 5/27/2012 9:33PM

    It's nice to visit with friends, especially your spouse (my personal favorite!). Have a great weekend!

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BLUE42DOWN 5/27/2012 2:33AM

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Nice walk!

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LOSINGITALL4ME 5/26/2012 1:36PM

    My hubby and I just got our 3 mile walk in. We stopped half way to visit our grandson and get some hugs. What a beautiful morning to walk. Now off to graduation parties! Have a super weekend!!

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MUSICMOMOF2 5/26/2012 12:53PM

    Way to go! Have a great weekend!

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Day 179-Food Prep

Friday, May 25, 2012

I've only got a few quick minutes to spark today, so I'm blogging before I exercise. I plan to do 10 minutes on the elliptical. That's all I have time for.

Lots of food prep today, but the kids are helping me. I have to make my meals for work, lunch, dinner, snacks. Yes, I have a huge lunch box. Mikey, my oldest, has done my Friday meals so frequently, he knows what to do. I had to make scrambled eggs this morning, my standard protein breakfast. Now I'm off to make my "green sludge." I really need it to help my GI system stay comfortable. For those of you who may not have heard of my green sludge, I Vitamix spinach, celery, cucumber, avocado, V-8, and lemon juice into a green smoothy. Some people cringe at the thought of this, but really, it only tastes like veggies. I've gotten used to it over the years and I feel much better when I drink some every day. I make a huge amount and keep it in the fridge.

Well, I'd better scramble if I'm going to be on time today. Have a great weekend everyone!

  
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MUSICMOMOF2 5/25/2012 5:01PM

    Have a great weekend!!

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KPETSCHE 5/25/2012 3:27PM

    Sounds like a busy day, Chris. See you at work!

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BLUE42DOWN 5/25/2012 12:53PM

    Have a great day! And emoticon keeping up that streak with so little time to spare!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 5/25/2012 11:40AM

    My hubby is starting his 10 day juice cleanse this weekend on Saturday. He wanted to wait until he had a three day weekend because they say that the first three days are the hardest. After that he is going to have to incorporate it into his work week somehow. Everything we have read has said that he should mix it up and drink it immediately, which doesn't exactly work at work. But you say you make a bunch of yours and just keep it in the fridge? That is what he really wants to do, but we were under the impression that you couldn't do it that way. Thanks for any advice! He is excited to try this in hopes that it helps heal his GI tract.

~Melissa

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Day 178-Shopping success!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

I got my workout in during the 5 pm hour, but I got it done. I did 10 min on the elliptical, then weights and crunches.

I spent the earlier part of the day shopping with my oldest daughter. She decided she needs some real bras, not just sports bras. I agreed. I also wanted to try one last time through the Lands End section of Sears to see if I could find a swimsuit that worked for me. Many of their tankini tops are too low cut for my taste. I don't want to feel like I'm hanging out all over the place. I must have tried every suit there. I feel sorry for the poor salesman who had to put them all back. I finally found one that worked great! It's a sport tankini top with double straps that cross in the back. Last year's version was too low cut, but this year's looks great. I'll order a couple of different bottoms, one supplex shorts and one supplex skort and return what doesn't work. If those both don't work, then I know the Beach Living swim mini works with the top (I tried that on too), but they aren't the exact same blue, just very close. I got out my swim shirt I ordered last year, and it's the exact same color as the blue in the top. Perseverance paid off!

  
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BLUE42DOWN 5/25/2012 4:26PM

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I wish I had the patience to try on that many!

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MUSICMOMOF2 5/25/2012 8:53AM

    I hope that I have great success in my shopping today. Glad that you were able to find what you wanted!

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WENDYSPARKS 5/25/2012 7:25AM

    Glad you found somethng that you liked!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 5/25/2012 7:16AM

    Glad your shopping experience didn't leave you empty handed! Enjoy your new suit. :-)

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PJBONARRIGO 5/24/2012 10:04PM

    Good for you! Congrats on the new swimsuit; it's a match!

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Day 177-Jogging, and a giant sprinkler!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Half of my kids didn't realize that I have to work later this afternoon, so they were all puzzled at my hurrying to get them down to the track. They wanted to have a watergun fight, it being the first day of summer break. They all agreed to go down to the track. We brought soccer balls, and some of them wanted to jog with me a little. When we got down there, there was a giant sprinkler watering the football field. Jackpot!! I got to jog, the kids got to run in the sprinkler. Of course, we weren't prepared. They were all in regular clothes and shoes, but I didn't care. There was no fighting at all, just the twins fussing a little at the end. They had a blast!

Patrick (14, my second oldest, my asthmatic) decided to jog with me. He lasted through the first jogging mile and came back and jogged most of the second mile. Pretty good for his first long jog. I told him that all together with the walking lap, he did accomplish two miles. He also seemed to be pushing me a little faster than I normally go. Here are my times: 0.25 mile walk (4:16), 1 mile jog (12:12), 1 mile jog (12:26), 0.25 mile walk ( 5:16). So both my miles were under 12.5 minutes. I did sprint the last quarter mile to jack up that time a bit. It was fun sprinting with Pat. I think I surprised him. The wind was a factor today: half the lap easy, half the lap extremely hard.

A spark friend pointed out that I am close to half a year of this 10 min of exercise per day streak. Hubby realized that a week ago and said we will do something to celebrate when I reach that point: 183 days (leap year). Thank you to everyone who has commented on my page and my blogs. It really helps to keep me motivated. My kids and hubby also have been very supportive of this streak. They understand that every day, mom exercises.
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BLUE42DOWN 5/24/2012 6:21PM

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Very awesome way to spend time together!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 5/23/2012 9:57PM

    Your streak is amazing! Through sickness and long work hours and the stress of raising six children with all their activities. Good for you! You are an inspiration!

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MUSICMOMOF2 5/23/2012 5:06PM

    It is so awesome that you have the support from the whole family! Keep up the great work!

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SKYSEARCHER 5/23/2012 2:38PM

    Congratulations! It sounds like you've managed to make exercise a habit, which is great! :-)

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FELICIAKS 5/23/2012 2:25PM

  great exercising every day streak! keep up the great work

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