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A Day with Granddaughter

Monday, April 04, 2011

Today I took my GD on a walk to the Inner Harbor of Baltimore. She is in a stroller and I walked around, went to a book store (of course buying her a book), ate lunch out (she is eating real food now cut very small). Came home and tried to get her to nap. No deal so I took her off to the park. She played in the swing, the sand, and crawled around. All in all, it was a great day. I walked over 3 miles today!
Yesterday, we went to the outlet mall where I bought her some spring outfits and two pairs of early walkers shoes. I also bought some things for my other DD who is expecting in October. Don't know what it is yet, so everything is green and yellow! I also treated myself to a Coach purse from the outlet. It was clearance so 50% off, and yesterday was 30% off entire purchase! Score a Coach purse for under $100!
So far my visit is going well and tomorrow I am taking GD to the aquarium in the morning and most likely back to the park tomorrow after her nap. So I will be walking a lot tomorrow as well.
I will have pictures to post by Friday!

  
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KAKIPOPUP 4/5/2011 3:42AM

    lovely day-

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 4/5/2011 12:48AM

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JUSTBIRDY 4/4/2011 10:23PM

    sounds great!

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MRDPOLING 4/4/2011 9:21PM

    Sounds like a truely magical day!

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LAURELSPARK 4/4/2011 8:20PM

    Have fun......it sounds like you are well on your way!

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JOYINKY 4/4/2011 7:36PM

    Sounds like a wonderful day! Enjoy the rest of your visit; you're making memories!

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OHSOCOOLLISA 4/4/2011 7:28PM

    Sounds like you are having a great time :). AWESOME! I am just a tad jealous that you got a Coach for UNDER $100.00...what color is it? If it is red, I am very jealous, but I'm good...LOL

Continue having a great time...you deserve it.

Spark on!

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AGILLASPIE60 4/4/2011 7:26PM

    Enjoy! And good for you for working exercise into your visit with your granddaughter. You're setting an awesome example!
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GOOZLEBEAR 4/4/2011 7:26PM

    I just knew you were going to have a great time with her and your other DD too! Sounds like you are entertaining her, having quality time and getting your walking in!!! Way to go!!!

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ANDREWS_MOM 4/4/2011 7:22PM

    Sounds like you;re having an emoticon time!
Enjoy your visit!
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DMK1249 4/4/2011 7:16PM

    Reading your blog reminded me of a long w/e I spent with my daughters there when they were young. It was a great time and I am so glad you are making memories with your GD. emoticon

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OLDERDANDRT 4/4/2011 7:14PM

    I misss having a car! Used to take the elder DGD everywhere when I watched her! Enjoy taking her places!!! It's sooo much fun!!! Lucky you!! emoticon

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April's Goals

Friday, April 01, 2011

Short blog tonight because I need to get some sleep before my trip tomorrow. I wanted to write down my goals for the month of April.
1) Aqua Fit 2x week
2) strength training with machines 3x week, different workout each time
3) continue blood sugar control
4) stay positive about things in my life

  
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THINLADY2011 4/3/2011 12:27PM

    Love those positive goals -- keep up the good work! :)

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OLDERDANDRT 4/2/2011 10:26PM

    Great blog and great goals!!! Have a great trip!! WooHoo!!!

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GOOZLEBEAR 4/2/2011 9:41PM

    You are doing great!!! Keep it up and have a nice vacation!!!!

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MRDPOLING 4/2/2011 8:18PM

    I love it when a plan comes together!

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JOYINKY 4/2/2011 1:05PM

    Great way to start a new month! WTG!

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SHECHAM 4/2/2011 7:07AM

    Looks like you have some great goals... let us know if you need support as you proceed. You inspire so many of us... would like to be there for you too!

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KAKIPOPUP 4/2/2011 5:42AM

    emoticon...and you will!

Enjoy the time with DGD -

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JACRBUNCH 4/2/2011 12:03AM

    Have a fabulous Spring Break. Good luck with your goals. You can do it.

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NEWMAC2011 4/1/2011 11:56PM

    Great goals! Especially the staying positive part because that's what will see us through the challenging times.

Have a great time with your granddaughter.

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GRITS46 4/1/2011 11:20PM

    Sounds like a great plan! Have a great trip and enjoy that little granddaughter!

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Day Three with a Trainer

Thursday, March 31, 2011

This was my free session with a trainer. I have never worked with a trainer before. My body fat is 33%, need to drop 6%; BMI is 25.4 so not so bad. Basically, he said the same thing I have been thinking - I need to change up my exercise and more frequently. So tonight, he showed me some oblique twists, push ups, the chin up machine, chest press machine, triceps exercise, mountain climber with twists, lots of crunches on the stability ball. I also warmed up with 10 minute on the elliptical. In 30 minutes, I felt more worked out than I have for a long time with Body Pump class. My body is so used to doing the same thing every week, I am going nowhere. So right now, my plan is (after my time with family in Baltimore next week) is to try different machines three days a week and water aerobics two days a week. I am to change what I do each time I go. Like one week would be M-upper, W-lower, F-core, the next week work arms, chest, core. I am going to experiment with all the new machines there and if I am not able to reach where I want to be in six months, I may make the investment of a weekly training session with a trainer. This being kicked out of my old gym was the best thing that ever happened to me. I can't wait to kick my own %^$#!
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KDYLOSE 4/1/2011 2:37PM

    Funny how that works, huh - what seemed like a setback was a good thing...

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JOYINKY 4/1/2011 9:10AM

    This is great! You will continue to tweak and adjust finding what works best for you. I alternate upper body and lower body days with some core each. But, most of my core comes from my yoga. Gotta have a plan! Any plan! Then work it!! Smiles, Joy

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MRDPOLING 4/1/2011 8:58AM

    any DOMS happening from your workouts? I got 'em good today.

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 4/1/2011 6:22AM

    That's great! I've always wanted a few sessions with a trainer. My sister lost over 65 pounds when she worked out with a trainer for 7 months. Enjoy. Glad it was a successful trial for you.

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 3/31/2011 11:43PM

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I am so excited for you


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JACRBUNCH 3/31/2011 10:44PM

    Way to go

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GOOZLEBEAR 3/31/2011 10:38PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonI would love to have a personal trainer and would probably be very beneficial to you since you are starting fresh with this new gym!!!! You are doing great!

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OHSOCOOLLISA 3/31/2011 10:26PM

    Wonderful! So glad to see it working out for you


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OLDERDANDRT 3/31/2011 9:54PM

    You go, girl!!! emoticon

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Day Two at New Gym - Cycle

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I had a great time at class with DD. We were able to talk a bit as I haven't done cycle (spin) for two years and her doctor wants her to not push it too hard right now. She is pregnant and has high blood pressure so exercise is good at moderate levels. I did enjoy cycle.
Tomorrow I will meet with a trainer and get a fitness assessment. Should be interesting. I will let you know.

  
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OLDERDANDRT 3/31/2011 1:27PM

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 3/30/2011 10:15PM

    emoticon Very Kool!

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GOOZLEBEAR 3/30/2011 9:51PM

    That is a special time with your DD, you are lucky to have those moments even if it is while you both sweat!!! Glad you are enjoying your new gym!

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LAURELSPARK 3/30/2011 9:29PM

    Isn't it nice to have someone to work out with!

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NEWMAC2011 3/30/2011 9:25PM

    Yay for you! I go with my DD to the gym but we don't always do activities together. We did a spin class together & I was so proud that I was able to do the whole thing. Cycling really burns those calories! You're doing great.

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MRDPOLING 3/30/2011 9:07PM

    I am going to give a Spin Class a try once Move2Lose is done. I want to see what it is like.

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First Night at the New Gym and First Water Aerobics Class

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I was nervous when I went to the new gym. Change is hard and there was no one there that I knew. Of course, I got there way early. It is closer to my house and I left at the same time as I used to go to the old gym. So there I am, feeling a little uncomfortable in a new swim suit. I spent some time in the jacuzzi to relax my foot.
Then other women started coming into the pool area. Everyone was getting two things that look like weights but are plastic and have no weight at all and a foam noodle, so I followed suit and did the same. The water was a little cold but that changed once we started.
The instructor stayed outside the pool for most of the class. We walked across the pool, jogged across the pool, did jumping jacks, squats, leg lifts - lots of leg lifts - front, back, side, touching right hand to left foot, left hand to right foot, arm exercises with the noodle and water weights.
It felt terrific to be able to do jumping jacks without pain, jogging without pain. It felt like organized play. Now an hour later, my legs feel like noodles and I feel like I really worked out.
Tomorrow, I may try a cycle class.
I know I made the right decision to join LA Fitness and my routine for workouts is going to totally change. I hope it jump starts the loss of the last 5 to 10 pounds I want to lose, but mostly tones up my mid-section.
I will let you know what the trainer has to say on Thursday.

  
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OLDERDANDRT 3/30/2011 1:12PM

    Wow! Wish I had a great water exercise place like that! Our local university lets the City use their pool for senior water aerobics which I attended one year with a friend, but it just really didn't do anything for me! It was fun, but I'm thinking that was all it was for me. She didn't do alot of the stuff you mentioned, MOstly just wiggling in the water! hehe Anyway, hope this really helps you as it sounds like a very good workout! (Your legs felt like noodles!)
Skinny "vibes" coming your way!!!!

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MRDPOLING 3/30/2011 8:37AM

    Glad you enjoyed yourself and after a few visits the gym will feel like home.

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KAKIPOPUP 3/30/2011 3:03AM

    working out in the pool is fun - so glad you enjoyed it!

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JMCADE 3/29/2011 11:39PM

    I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the water aerobics class. I have it in my list of things to do. I have a friend at the gym I go to that showed me some of the moves, but I would really like to try a 'real' class. Sounds like you ar egoing to like the new gym. That's really great. You'll get rid of those last pounds and look great.

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JACRBUNCH 3/29/2011 11:30PM

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JUDY1676 3/29/2011 10:09PM

    Glad you enjoyed it!

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JOYINKY 3/29/2011 9:25PM

    Great! And trust me YOU DID HAVE A WORKOUT! The water takes a lot of stress off your joints but it's resistance gives your muscles a real workout. Glad you found something fun! Having the gym close to home is a big plus too! Have fun!

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OHSOCOOLLISA 3/29/2011 9:18PM

    Oh, wonderful! So glad you enjoyed it. Having fun makes all the difference :)

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DKELLEY35 3/29/2011 8:42PM

    Sounds like it was a lot of fun. Have a good time trying new classes.

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GOOZLEBEAR 3/29/2011 8:29PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonso glad you enjoyed your first day at your new gym. It just sounds awesome and I know you are going to see good results!!!!

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