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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Or at least it was from about 3:00 on. It took me that long to get my butt in gear and attempt to accomplish stuff. My "list" of things to do today was short but meaningful.
What I did:
~ go to stroller group and run club. - CANCELLED - Two moms had cranky babies & I didnít want to walk alone.
~ drink 64 ounces of water. -DONE
~ consume a minimum of 5 fruits and vegetables. - DONE
~ keep on top of a few housekeeping duties. - DONE
~ turn my rolled coins in to the bank for USD. - DONE
~ take the recyclables in. - DONE - $20.45 (score!!)
What I didn't do:
~ take my wedding rings to the second hand store to see if I can sell them.

My stroller tried to do me in tonight. Something is wrong with one of the back tires and, when I tried to go from walking to running, it started to wobble like it was going to fall off. Scared the dickens out of me. Needless to say I didn't get my hill training in. I did do two good laps around our "lake" while the rest of the HM group ran 4 hills. I have to have this looked at before I head to Pittsburgh. My life will be difficult if I don't have my stroller in tip-top shape. One more thing to add to the revolving list. Well that and run my 4 hills that I was supposed to run tonight. emoticon

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 3/23/2012 12:29PM

    you did great even though the stroller did not cooperate. I need to make my a list for today and get off this 'puter.

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CASSIOEPIA 3/22/2012 11:15PM

    emoticon productive day, but still so much to do....

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BOBBYD31 3/22/2012 8:48PM

    did you get that wheel fixed? good job on the rest. wedding rings to a jewelry store they buy them for the gold melt value around here

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 3/22/2012 12:49PM

    Glad you had such a productive day!

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While the cat's away.....

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The momma is trying to stick to "the plan" and Roo is learning more about swimming. Yesterday, I blew off my workout emoticon and stayed home all day. I woke up feeling like someone had taken sandpaper to my throat. I *could* have gone to bootcamp, I just didn't. I now owe Kidsport $15. On the plus side, plenty of fruits and vegetables were consumed and I made my water quota. Mostly because of my tea w/honey.

Today, Roo and I went to her second swimming lesson. IT WAS AWESOME! First, the instructor had us dip their chins in and then put them in a back float. We're not allowed to really hold them so I just kept a handle on the frills of her swimsuit. Next we had to submerge them. This made me seriously nervous as I'm not very comfortable dipping my own head in the water BUT I/we did it. She rocked it. She also made it through the double submerge w/o freaking out. More than once. I was such a proud momma.
My calories today are even better than they were yesterday. I consumed MORE fruit and vegetables than I usually ask of my meal plan. Water's a little lacking but I've not gone to bed yet.

I got the cutest picture of Roo today. Paul was on Skype talking to her and she was listening to every word through the headphones and watching every silly face he made.

Anyway, my goals for Wednesday are:
~ go to stroller group and run club.
~ drink 64 ounces of water.
~ consume a minimum of 5 fruits and vegetables.
~ keep on top of a few housekeeping duties.
~ turn my rolled coins in to the bank for USD.
~ take my wedding rings to the second hand store to see if I can sell them.
~ take the recyclables in.

Big list. I hope I get to check it all off. All I need to do is stay organized.

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GAYEMC 3/28/2012 5:22PM

    Great ad for headphones!

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CARILOUIE 3/22/2012 6:34PM

    Oh my goodness Roo is just so adorable. She has the most perfect baby skin! EEEEEK

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RUNNINGWILD 3/21/2012 6:11PM

    Jules, Paul gets home really late on Thursday night. Technically, Friday morning. I'm halfway there.

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ASPENJULES 3/21/2012 12:35PM

    It always amazes me how well babies do in the water. And that picture of her with the headphones... she looks so intent! Love it! Glad you're feeling a little better - hope it keeps improving. And I need to get moving on more fruits and vegetables too. And household chores. Maybe I'll make those my two goals for today. Have a great day, Penny! (When does Paul get home?)

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CASSIOEPIA 3/21/2012 12:28AM

    Yes, she knows when you ask, "who's your Daddy"!

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 3/20/2012 11:58PM

    Cute pic of Roo! Glad you had such a great swim class today.

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Goal Setting Challenge (stolen from Bobby)

Friday, March 16, 2012

First Goal setting:

1) Fitness Related:
Do two additional workouts (besides running). I'm already scheduled to do a Mommy/baby bootcamp class on Monday and I have Burn on Thursday. All I have to do is not jam out on either.

2) Nutrition Related:
Stick to my spark eating plan (50/30/20) and go over allowed calories by no more than 450 (Roo's cals).

3) Personally Related:
Continue decluttering. Finding out that I couldn't sell ALL my used books to the bookstore gave me a "why bother attitude" that wasn't really warranted. Try, try again. Maybe Kijiji?

4) New-To-Me:
Sadly, I put on my "other goals" to walk Hughy every day and I haven't been. Next week, I will. Kick my butt if I don't.

Read daily spark blog "I can - you can" good blog see link below: ancan_you

Send a Spark mail to at least one of your friends that has been a great encouragement to you in some way to let you know you appreciate them.

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CARILOUIE 3/17/2012 12:03PM

    I can't wait to meet roooooooooooooO!!!!!!!!

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BOBBYD31 3/17/2012 9:56AM

    go for it penny but keep baby roo fed well! what the heck is kijiji????

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 3/17/2012 1:11AM

    Here's my message to you... you've always been of such great encouragement and inspiration to me. Thank you for being there!

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WINTERWINGS 3/16/2012 10:38PM

    There's a bookstore in Heritage Plaza, where the London Drugs is, that takes pretty well everything. Only problem is that they won't give you cash but rather store credit. Better than nothing.

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CASSIOEPIA 3/16/2012 9:07PM

    Poor Hughy. Get him outdoors!

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    SWEET blog and goals,Penny! You will do this!

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For the month of March

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I've attempted to put all my planned exercise on the calendar for the month of March. I've made a promise to myself that for every workout I skip for no good reason I'll donate $5 to Kidsport. I've 24 scheduled workouts, not counting Roo's swim classes, in 31 days. So far, I owe Kidsport $5. Possibly $10. I can't decide if this morning counts as a good reason. Neither of us slept well last night and she's not been feeling well. I *probably* could've gone but I wouldn't have been very cheerful or motivating to anyone in the stroller group. We'll see.

How do YOU keep yourself accountable? Has anything like this ever worked for you?

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BOBBYD31 3/14/2012 9:46PM

    sick days don't count. you gotta get roo better

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    yeah, do NOT count today-sick babies should make the self-contract null and void. this is a great idea!

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CASSIOEPIA 3/14/2012 8:00PM

    What a great idea Penny! A reverse-reward system :)

And KidSport is such a great cause for a fitness person missing workouts. I don't think this morning counted. You were up most of the night with Roo, and she needed you nearby.

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7 Things that Separate Weight-Loss Winners & Losers

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Winners Set Small Goals
Winners Take Breaks and Timeouts
Winners Are Proud of Themselves
Winners Take On New Challenges
Winners Keep Score
Winners Are Part of a Team
Winners Make It Fun

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DEEJ4FITNESS 3/14/2012 10:53PM

    I'm tickled pink to be on a WINNER team with you girl!! Winners GET winners :-D

Thanks for the share!! LOVE it!!

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BOBBYD31 3/14/2012 10:17PM

    life at its simple form

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 3/14/2012 10:24AM

    great blog-thanks for the reminders!

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COOPSM 3/14/2012 10:08AM

    Love this!!!

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CASSIOEPIA 3/13/2012 10:41PM

    Penny, you're a winner in my books! See you soon :)

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