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Day 208

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Just got in a quick walk with my oldest daughter. We did one mile in 18.5 minutes with a quick stop at a friends house for a garage sale. Nice to visit with Susan for a few minutes, even nicer to visit with my daughter alone for the walk.

  
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ELISADENK 6/23/2012 7:21PM

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You can post this on the Summer Fun topic AND the Victory/Accomplishment Topic!

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MUSICMOMOF2 6/23/2012 12:18PM

    Way to go!

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Day 207-Awesome workout!

Friday, June 22, 2012

I finally feel like I accomplished something today (for working out). I walked 0.25 mile, jogged 2 miles, and walked another 0.25 mile. Both my jogging miles were just over 13 minutes each. I felt great! I haven't really been stretching like I should. I highly recommend stretching and I want to stretch. I just haven't had the time lately. So I'm guessing the potassium has made the biggest difference in my shins and calves. If you suffer shin splints or tight calves when walking or jogging, look into potassium/electrolyte replacement. It can make all the difference!

After cardio, I did weights and non-crunch abs. That's two days this week with resistance training. I haven't lost much strength, luckily. My muscles and body feel much better now. I was starting to feel weak and sickly, not having done weights for almost a month.

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!

  
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Very nice to be able to get that workout in - not just for the streak but for the good feelings!

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MUSICMOMOF2 6/22/2012 12:19PM

    It must have been the day, because my workout was awesome too! Have a great day!!

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Day 206 of 10 min of exercise/day

Thursday, June 21, 2012

I didn't get in the exercise I planned for today, but I did manage a 17 minute, one mile walk. I wanted to get a good jog in with the cooler weather, but I got busy cleaning out the girls' closet and figuring out which clothes fit Bridget and which didn't. What an accomplishment to finally get that project done! I still have four boys whose clothes I have to go through, but that's easier. What doesn't fit Mikey goes to Patrick. What doesn't fit Patrick, goes to Stevie. What doesn't fit Stevie, goes in the closet to wait till it will fit Sean. Quite the stair steps to Heaven I have.

  
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MUSOLF6 6/22/2012 6:45AM

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  emoticon on getting your one mile walk in!

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MUSICMOMOF2 6/21/2012 9:39PM

    Same thing here, Jacob gets Matthew's hand-me-downs, unless he's completely worn them out. Sounds like you got quite a bit done though!

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Day 205-I need this streak!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Today I did the elliptical for 10 minutes, then did weights and crunches. Looking at my notebook, I haven't done weights since May 24th. Oops! That was almost a month with no resistance. New focus: get weights done 2-3 times per week for a while. I should still jog/walk/elliptical, just shorten the cardio to fit in the resistance.

I'm still kind of in a bad mood. Exercising helped a lot. Getting myself to exercise when I'm moody is the difficult part. I've decided that while I have this streak going, it helps me to get through the difficult days. I start with ten minutes, and if I have time, I continue for a longer work out.

I need this streak to help keep me motivated!

  
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MRSWORLDLYACCT 6/21/2012 5:00AM

    That is awesome. The endorphins released during cardio definitely help me get through good days and bad. Keep up the good work

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MJREIMERS 6/20/2012 9:44PM

    Keep it up and try to remember how good it feels! Find motivation everywhere and anywhere...you're awesome!

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SHERIO5 6/20/2012 8:19PM

    That's a great streak you have going!!! Good work!

I agree, exercise really improves my mood! emoticon emoticon

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HSMOM2FOUR 6/20/2012 5:38PM

    You are doing fabulous, and your streak is AMAZING!!!

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MUSICMOMOF2 6/20/2012 4:08PM

    You are doing great! Keep that streak going!

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Day 204-Streak intact, surprisingly

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I thought about giving up the streak today. I didn't know if I had become obsessed with this streak, but I decided early in the day that if it didn't work, I was okay with giving up the streak.

My day started bright and early again since I had a doctor's appointment to get to, just a followup for my thyroid. I go to Omaha for that, appointment at 9:30. We had a swim meet last night, an hour and 15 minutes out of town. With laundry and dishes, I was up past eleven just trying to catch up. My stupid brain woke me up at 6:30 am. I finally got out of bed a little after seven and had planned to fit in a ten minute walk. That didn't happen. To be on time I had to get in the shower, get dressed and go.

After my appointment, I was scheduled to work. In between the doctor and work, I had planned to go to the mall. That all worked out, and I decided to keep my streak intact with a mall walk. I went at a pretty good pace. My work shoes are good ones. I only walked for ten minutes at that fast pace so I wouldn't get sweaty before work, but my streak is still alive!!

  
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MUSICMOMOF2 6/20/2012 8:20AM

    Way to go!! Have a great day!

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FREELADY 6/19/2012 10:53PM

    Hooray! This consistency is something to be proud of! Inspiring!

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WOUBBIE 6/19/2012 8:41PM

    Maybe you can set an official Break the Streak day, and take some of the pressure off. Then start a new one or a shorter one after.

Regardless, congratulations on such a great accomplishment!

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