Monday, April 19, 2010
Today's SparkPeople 2010 Daily Desk Calendar Note (that I DO have permission to post here)
TV Turn-Off Week begins today. Try it!
"Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand"
The past couple days haven't gone so well. Saturday DH left on his business trip but I was able to get the upstairs vacuumed but used the ShopVac. Cleaned up the cat's "room" and my exercise room, the hallway and 1/2 the stairs. Then the yucky feeling started. Woke up Sunday and felt miserable, sneezing, runny nose, stuffed up, head & face hurt. I thought is was the flu or a miserable sinus infection so instead of saving that whole chicken for crockpot sitcky chicken I made chicken stock/broth and had soup. I took a Benadryl tablet and went to bed.
Today is better but the nose is still stuffy and a little achy. I'm not giving in today, I gotta push forward and clean and get in some exercise time. Only managed 10 minutes on the treadmill yesterday. If I don't keep going, I will stop altogether and not start again and I do NOT want that at all. So today after I make Banana bread muffins it's off to resume cleaning.
37 more days until I'm HOME in the USA!
Friday, April 16, 2010
This is today's SparkPeople 2010 Daily Desk Calendar note for April 16.
Make yourself a priority. Are you always doing for others but neglecting yourself? Your goals are important and you deserve to take time for yourself each day to achieve them. Give yourself the attention and love that you need!
I do this every day. It's just me & DH now, no kids and I don't work so I have 8 hours each day to myself to pamper and exercise and that is just what I do.
On the happy side, I got my plane ticket on Thursday, woo hoo! I can't wait to get home to New Hampshire for 4 1/2 months of vacation. 40 days/6 weeks and counting
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
I know, how can I miss sweating, but I guess I did. First of all I don't sweat much when I work out no matter how hard I push. I'm not one of those people you see dripping sweat everywhere and running down their face, neck etc. I get damp but don't pour sweat. For awhile I was doing my cardio with the Leslie Sansone Walk Away The Pounds videos. Some were easy and some were a challenge. I stuck with the challenge video for 2 weeks then when I got burnt out I went back to using another of her videos that was slower. Eventually I went back to her beginning video, the original 2 mile walk that I would restart when it ended. Then I decided no more, I had to push. So for the last 2 days I went back to her 5 mile Challenge walk and I really feel better because I worked up a rolling sweat! Then after reading the article yesterday that I posted on my blog about the Lift Heavier Weights with Fewer Reps for Toning and Fat Loss, I picked up the 8.8 pound weights and used those. That was a workout and it felt good. Today I did another 51 minute challenge walk with Leslie, 2 bootcamp videos and 30 minutes of exercises and I was sweating good again and it felt better! I think if I sweat good enough, I feel like I did something.
42 more days until I am back home in New Hampshire and I can join the gym again since last year when I got home, it rained for 6 straight weeks. I'll have my gym buddy again (who is also my Spark Team leader)and she really helps the workout go so much faster. 42 more days until I get to hug and kiss my son, grandson, daughter and other grandson, I can't wait!
Then we'll have our New Hampshire Spark Teams Meet & Greet (ALL NEW HAMPSHIRE SPARK TEAMS and ALL NEW HAMPSHIRE SPARK PEOPLE are invited to join) so we can put faces to names and share secrets and tips and good healthy food.
HAVE A GREAT WEDNESDAY! It's our Friday here, our weekend!
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
I read a web page called LifeHacker. Sometimes there are interesting articles on them. Here are a couple from today:
Save a Failed Hard Drive in Your Freezer.
Lift Heavier Weights with Fewer Reps for Toning and Fat Loss
Jumping Jacks Increase Productivity at the Office
This is from a newspaper I read online
Modest goals key to weight loss
Today's SparklPeople Daily Desk Calendar note is:
Pump Iron. Strength training 3 times per week can build lean muscle, cut your diabetes risk, prevent depression, reduce your risk of stroke by 40% and strengthen your bones. Try bands, dumbbells, body weight or machines.
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