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Another day closer to home

Thursday, May 21, 2009

4 more days and I will be home in the USA. Todays flight landed on time in the USA so I am hoping mine will leave on time and arrive on time so I can make my connection.

Today I did the bootcamp workout, 32 minutes WATP, 5 minutes of vigorus step aerobics, a couple other stretches with the bands, up and down stairs a few times, changed linens on a large bed using stretching moves and then a few minutes on the tread mill! PHEW!

Today's Day at a Glance Calendar note says:
"Don't wait until tomorrow, next week or next month to get back on track--start today. Put your mistakes into the past and move forward. Even the most successful people in the world make mistakes!"

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MICHY049 5/21/2009 4:15PM

  Keep up the good work! It's hard but every day is a challenge - enjoy the challenge and keep marching on. Hope you have a safe trip back home!

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HOPE2BE 5/21/2009 10:42AM

    How true about the mistakes. It sounds like you're not being lazy and thinking of new ways to keep up your exercise and keep it varied.

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Bootcamp progress (or lack of it)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

I have kept up every day with the boot camp workouts and challenges, some days I do extra workouts and I do cardio every day that I can, which is 6 days a week. I see so many that have posted about their progress and mine is 0, none! I measured yesterday and no inches lost, I gained 3 pounds, lost 1. I'm trying to kick it up these last couple days I'm here until I get home and setteled which probably won't be until next Wednesday. BUT I'M NOT GIVING UP! I may just combine this boot camp band exercises with the New YOU Boot camp ball exercises.
I did do the exercises for today plus 45 minutes of cardio, a dumbbell workout from another boot camp plus extra upper body dumbbell exercises. I gotta get pumped up to carry my luggage, LOL.

So now it's 5 days till I"m home, 20 prayer calls after tonight's 2 that are left. I'm not packed yet.

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HOPE2BE 5/20/2009 8:24PM

    WooHoo its getting down to the wire. Have you ever thought you might have a thyroid problem?

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May 19

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Today I did 30 minutes WATP video and a higher intensity than I have in the past, day 17 of the Boot Camp video
25 minutes of dumb bell workouts. My shoulders hurt tonight too,

Today's Day at a Glance Calendar note isays:
Watch your portions. While big portions might keep your wallet full, they'll also add to your waistline. Split large entrees with a friend and just say no to super-sizing. I already do watch my portions. Sometimes it seems small and other times it is larger.

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HOPE2BE 5/19/2009 10:25PM

    Its like your money. What do you do with it. Do you keep it all to yourself or do you share it with others not so fortunate or even with your church or friends. I know you can't give to the church where you're at but when you come back to the states you can.

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In just one week from today-Monday

Monday, May 18, 2009

I will be back home on US soil for 5 months, I can't wait. I told DH today that I miss him already and I'm not gone yet.

I am increasing my exercise intensity for this week hoping that will kick start the weight loss again. I'm upping my Walk Away The Pounds level to more intense along with the boot camp videos. I'm also alternating upper body with lower body workouts form the January bootcamp, I like those videos too.
My son's girlfriend said my packages came from SparkPeople so I can't wait to see them.

Last month I offered to help one of my team's leaders and now he has quit the team. He belonged to other teams and just didn't have time for our team. I don't know what to do to revive the team if they even want that. I've e-mailed the team and asked if they want to consolidate the team with another one almost the same. I'm just at a total loss.

Today's Day at a Glance Calendar note says:
"In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit." Albert Schweitzer


8 more days & Thank you!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

First off THANK YOU to those that left a comment on yesterdays blog entry. I have come a long way since last July and I try to stay motivated and up beat. I just have to pull myself back up and get going again. I just have to figure out which way to go with the calorie range vs exercise intensity. I did take my measurements today and not 1 inch gone, I don't think I'm doing the bootcamp exercises right if I'm not losing inches. Something isn't right.

One week from today I will be ready to go HOME! As the time gets closer I get sort of depressed about leaving my DH behind by himself (there's a LONNNNNG and not so nice story behind those feelings) but I also love my freedom to go and do what I want, when I want, how I want and while whomever I want without being told NO YOU CAN'T DO THAT.

Yesterday I did 50 minutes of Walk away The Pounds, made it 3 miles! I did 2 days of Boot camp videos, another 20 minute upper body dumb bell workout, not to mention up and down stairs a few more times. I felt like I accomplished something but not sure what.
That's my story for the day.

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HOPE2BE 5/17/2009 9:23AM

    Don't worry Robin you're making progress. I don't know exactly how you feel because I've never had a DH but I can imagine that you would miss him because when I leave my family I feel lonely too. However I too like my freedom which I don't get at home because of my family and when I'm by myself I have such relaxation from not being under the stress of family.

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