Friday, August 06, 2010
Got through another day and this was about the hardest so far, but it's b/c ofother things going on in my life. First off, DH moped around here last weekend with a cold and he was so kind as to share it with me and the baby. Now, don't know when or how, but the baby showed signs with a cough and then snotty nose on Monday, and I started about Wednesday. Today, I just feel wiped out and really didn't even feel like going to the gym today. I tracked my strength for today though I won't really get it done till tomorrow. ( I had to do that last week, too.)
Also, my doggie , of 11 years, who has had trouble now a few months with some kind of spinal problem that has rendered his back legs goofy. It started with just some weakness and the vet said it was not hip dysplasia, but it would probably progress. I can't afford a specialist and it may or may not have been able to help anyway. But now, he can hardly get up onto his back legs, can stay up to poo and sometimes falls in it and has more trouble even weeing. Can't hold a squat any more., poor baby. He does cry now. He started that today and I'm not sure if it's want of attention or pain or a combo. He does bark and whine shen he need to go out. I think he's having some discoumfort now and it's tearing my heart out. We will have to send him on to Rainbow Bridge very soon, so short story made long.....this has added to my foul mood.
So....at the gym I did a 20 minute mile for 30 minutes then started again when I decided not to try strength today. Did a 24 minute mile for20 minutes.
So, totaled 50 minutes.
Thank you for reading and the continued encouragement. Hope you all are well and kicking tush, too!!!
I could use prayers to help me through these last days (or hours) with my dear Lucky. He is such a sweet, big galoot. Thank you.
Thursday, August 05, 2010
Hi there, all of my Spark friends following the continuing saga of "the streak of Olderdandrt!!!!
So, nutrition down the tubes today. Went to DaVinci's ( a local Italian restaurant) and I can never go there without getting gnocci. Just love the stuff! Ordered a Ceasar salad and ruined it for myself by putting too much dressing on. Phooey!!! Then DH decided to stop at an ice cream shop on the way home. Poo!!! Got a small shake (which I'll probably throw most of it out b/c it's not really good! It's very thin. Like drinking milk. So.......let's get down to the fun stuff.
Just to let you know, I did wash my workout pants last night and when I put them on today, they fit fine. Got to the gym and started walking, I realized that the pants remain a bit roomy!!! Now, I'm certainly not ready to go shopping for a smaller size for a while yet, but there is slight improvement in that department!!!
I didn't wear myself completely out this evening, but still averaged my 20 minute/mile for 62 minutes! I had been planning to try to walk longer which is why I was kind of taking it easy, but bad storms had already been through and the sky was darkening with more storms on their way!! So.....I hit 62 minutes, looked outside and it was soooo dark, I just stopped the machine, got my workout summary and beat it out of there!!!
And so, my friends, ends the 26th day of this streak!!! UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!
I hope you all aren't getting completely bored with this as just me doing this is all it's about! I only wish I had some sage advise or something to share, but right now, all I have is what I do !
Thank you my friends for reading and I appreciate all your comments!! I appreciate all of you and it's what keeps me determined to stay on this streak!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Be well, dear ones. It's late and I have already missed my bedtime, gotta hit it!!! G'nite!
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Today was quite a battle. It was DD's late day, which means she was supposed to work till 4:30, but she didn't get here till 5:20! Needless to say, it was peak time at the gym so I decided I'd just wait till about 7:30 to go. No closing time today. But I hate going so close to bedtime, but it's better to go late than not at all, right? So DH gets home around 6:45 with dinner. Tried not to eat too much, and I didn't think I had, but about 30 minutes in, Ididn't feel so hot. What's nice is that they have TV's set up so I was watching this hilarious show called WipeOut and walked and laughed myself through the ugh and worked through it. Then about 10 from the hour, I decided ( not really decided) to choke on a swallow of water. Only lost 30 seconds of walking to cough and sputter. hehe. It did, however, take the wind out of my sails, so I quit short 4 minutes of the hour.
So, I actually completed 56 minutes at 3.0 mph....20minute/mile! And I was going to stroll tonight! HA!
Gotta hit the hay, my friends. It's late (for me) and past my bedtime!
Thank you for taking the time to read and keep pushing me!! I was as close tonight of not going as I have the whole 24 days!!!!
Be well and let's do this thing!!!!!
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