Tuesday, July 31, 2012
If I thought picking "just a few" photos from the trip for uploading to FB was hard, narrowing it down to "just a few" for SP was, well, almost painful. Here you go:
July 16 - Nana and Roo meet for the very first time. Nana is *my* grandmother. Emily is her third great-grandchild.
Walking in Point Pleasant Park, Halifax, NS
July 17 - Crystal Crescent Beach in Sambro, NS. Paul and Logan actually went in this. Roo was NOT a fan of the ocean's temperature.
July 18 - We visited the Swiss Air memorial and Peggy's Cove
July 19 - We traveled the South Shore: Chester, Mahone Bay, Lunenburg and Bridgewater
Chester skatepark. That's Logan:
If you look real close you can see the three churches on the bay. I'm sure this is THE most often photographed scene in Mahone Bay.
Lunenburg, home of the Bluenose II, and the town where I was born:
Bridgewater's Lahave River - My grandparents lived just up the hill from here for a long time when I was a child. I spent many summers visiting them and walking the bridge over this river.
July 20 - Tall Ship Day in Halifax
July 21 - Breakfast with TURBOMEL and TOBEARUNNER and then we're off to tour the Maritimes.
This one's self-explanatory:
Colin testing the water in Cape Tormentine, NB (you can see Confederation Bridge in the background)
My father, sister-in-law and baby brother. Yeh, when he stands up, he's over 6' tall. Not sure I can call him my "little" brother anymore.
PEHASS2 and I at Hopewell Rocks, NB
Prince Edward Island:
Traveling the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, NS:
Back home in Halifax. I surprised my grandmother by getting my cousins, neither of which we've seen since 1994, to visit.
And now I'm back in Calgary. Very mixed emotions about that BUT I'm happy to be home and back to "normal" life. Vacationing is exhausting!!
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The last two weeks were spent vacationing in the beautiful Maritime provinces of Canada. I have to say, my progress has been seriously affected. Here's the brutal truth -
My progress July 15 through 28:
1 - to continue running 3 times a week
**I ran twice during my vacation. Once on the 18th for the 20 minute challenge put on by the Running Room and then again, on the 22nd, from the Not Since Moses finish line back to my car. Total mileage in those two weeks = 4.71 kilometres. I did do some walking but not nearly enough
2 - to lose my last five pregnancy pounds
**The scale moved in the WRONG direction while I was gone. If anyone thought that my conversation with the scale in week two was entertaining... well, let's just say week four was not G-rated. Heck, it wasn't even PG-rated.... and then I went and blew up at PEHASS2 because, well you know, he's a man and he can take having a crazy woman screaming at him for no good reason. Thankfully, I think he's still okay with spending the rest of our lives together.
3 - to blog my progress every Saturday
**I'm late! I'm late! And I missed week 3.
4 - to drink eight 8 oz glasses of water a day
5 - to sleep 7 hours a night
** They may have been broken but there were usually 7 or more of them. We didn't really adjust well to the time difference.
6 - to add two- days of strength training to my week
7 - to add one day of yoga/stretching to my week
Now, today is a new day of a new week and, almost, a new month. I'm going to kick some serious butt in August. Gained pounds BEGONE!!
Want to see some pictures from our trip? I'll have to make another blog.....
Friday, July 13, 2012
Sadly, BLC19 ends this coming Tuesday. Happily, the Seasonal Accountability Challenge begins on the 25th so there won't be too many days when I'll be accountable to no one but myself. THAT could not end well.
To stay on track over the BLC Break, I intend to:
-post my goals on a monthly basis.
-post my progress on a weekly basis.
-hold myself accountable to my SAC team daily.
-work towards losing these last darn 3 pounds. (interesting fact: I took my to the vet today and he also has to lose 3 pounds)
-start flexibility training (yoga, pilates, tai chi - SOMETHING!)
-CHECK IN WITH MY TEAM ONCE A DAY (or more)
Ok, you know you spend too much time on FB when you try to "tag" people in your blog post.... *sigh*
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