Today was a good day for activity for me. Started by sleeping late-I know not much activity there :-) Then Brandon and Lisa came over and we took the puppies to the park to play for about an hour and a half. We walked all over, ran with them and generally had a good time. Mollie is getting really big and soon I won't be able to pick her up and carry her like this:
They all had fun together:
When we got back from the park, we thought we'd take Prancer and Toby out to see their puppy (the one Brandon and Lisa adopted). BAD IDEA, lol. They were so excited that they jerked away and out of their collars and we were left with their leashes with no dogs at the end! I ran after Toby and skinned my knee up when I leaped to grab him before he went into the street. Lisa and Meghan got Prancer. Back in they went (I had to carry Toby, all 80+ pounds of him!) and the puppies visited indoors.
I wanted to go outside and hula hoop. Meghan was busy putting all the pics she took on Facebook so I went by myself and used the hoop for about 15 minutes.
Meghan and I went to the gym and worked out for 1 hour and 45 minutes! I did 45 minutes of various machines and then 20 minutes on the elliptical and 40 minutes on the tread mill. Felt really good after wards.
I was worried with an hour less in the day today that I wouldn't meet my BodyBugg calorie burned target today, but I met it at 8pm :-) I way surpassed my burn, activity minutes goal and step target.
I sure wish I had the time in every day to have fun and get a lot of activity in. Work sure gets in the way....
Well, I think I've gone backwards, but that's ok, from today I am only moving forward! My weight is up from this time last year, but not by much at all. Measurements are another story. They are definitely up a bit more, but still not horrible.
Meghan and I went to the gym today and got a good work out. I ran on the treadmill for 1 mile, rode the bike for 3.7 miles and then we did upper and lower body strength training. We are sitting down this evening and writing up our schedule for the month. We also both took our measurements and charted them.
Definite lots of room for improvement especially around the mid section for me!
Meghan wanted me to post hers also so she can follow her progress right along with me.
My measurements (a reminder of how far I have to go still!)
Weight (last Monday) 179.4
Left upper arm: 11.75
Right upper arm: 12.75
Left thigh: 23.5
Right thigh: 24.0
Left calf: 15.75
Right calf: 16.0
Waist at smaller part: 40.0
Waist at belly button line: 41.0
Chest right under breasts: 37.0
Weight 158 (today)
Left arm: 11.5
Right arm: 11.75
Left thigh: 19.75
Right thigh: 19.75
Left calf: 15.0
Right calf 15.0
Waist smaller part: 31.5
Waist at belly button: 35.5
Chest under breasts: 35.0
We will work hard and post new pics and measurements on April 1st!
Last evening my Nanny was transported via ambulance to Mom's house when she got discharged from the hospital. They said she was too weak to sit up to make the car ride.
Meghan and I are going to Mom's later today to help her and to visit. Mom and Larry will be super busy from now on trying to take care of her. Her case worker is arranging for physical therapy at home for her to help her regain some strength.
Thanks to everyone of our spark friends for your support and well wishes. Mom will likely need a lot of support now. Taking care of an aging and/or sick parent is never easy!
This is Mom and Nanny at my Uncle's party last year:
Today we had high winds and multiple brush fires all over the area. Several in Maryland at about 100 different fires reported in Virginia. The interstate had to be shut down near us and also in Maryland. Fortunately while some houses were destroyed, no one was hurt...amazing with all of the fires everywhere. I felt like we lived in California. I was driving down Prince William Parkway, firetrucks and emergency vehicles everywhere, smoke so thick you could barely see and stores evacuated and closed that were close to the fires. It was very surreal.
A big thank you goes to all the hardworking firefighters and emergency personnel who worked so hard (and are still working hard) to contain the fires. You all are very much appreciated!
I am the worlds worst hula hooper. I could never, ever keep the hoop up for more than a split second no matter how hard I tried.
Today I used a weighted one and after many tries could finally keep it up enough to get a picture....blurry ones since I was in motion and it was just my camera phone and not a regular camera.....but I DID IT!! At the end I could do it for several minutes at a time which is a huge accomplishment for someone who could never do it before.