Sunday, January 20, 2013
Glad I asked! Good suggestions, folks. After reading your about your experiences, I decided to try out my own right here right now at my home computer.
YES, I definitely would need the tallest one I can find. I feel like a little kid peering over a restaurant booth. I need a booster seat!
As for getting up and down, I can see what you mean about your legs getting a workout. You have to stand correctly, leaning forward slightly, or you fall over. I can see it now, coworkers rescuing me as I lie on the floor lke an upended turtle! (picture him upside down)
On the upside, I really like how it feels. I'll let you know if I give it a try at work! Hm. This thing adds a whole new dimension to fitgetting!
Saturday, January 19, 2013
I've had a busy Saturday, lots to do. I'll be in bed easily by 9. Lots of cleaning to add to fitness minutes--and completed Bootcamp Week 2, starting 3 tomorrow. The challenge was to double a video a couple of days, and I doubled several. I'm pleased that I'm managing the early AM workouts; it does help me get going and ready to start when I get to work.
Four loads of laundry clean, but not put away yet. :-) I spent some time on fixing, stain-removing, etc. I was SO relieved that blood from a scratched hand came out of my favorite ivory-colored quilted jacket. Also happy that a set-in salad dressing stain that I didn't notice right away came out. Simple bleach took care of a couple of spots on a shirt, and my clothes are ready to wear again. Now to fold and put it all away.
I made a big pot of ham and northern white bean soup with a ham bone from the freezer. I got the recipe from a Southern Living magazine a few years ago, and it's always a hit around here. Had baked salmon, couscous with leftover broccoli from the garden, and squash for dinner.
Ended up with 1373 calories and 75 fitness minutes.
in cal range
completed Bootcamp Week 2
I'm rewarding myself with a foot pedal exerciser to stick under my desk at work. Has anyone tried sitting on a balance ball instead of a desk chair?
Friday, January 18, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
Help your Spark Friends get to know you better. Copy and Paste the following into your own blog, and change the answers to suit you. Here goes…
Where is your cell phone?
In my purse which is in my tote bag on kitchen counter--I hope!
Yes, married 38 years. He's definitely a keeper.
Short, dark blonde with only a stray gray or two so far
DEEPGAPQUEEN, Tea Party Queen (the kind with real tea and goodies, not the political one), artist currently exhibiting at Safety Harbor Library, wonderful travel companion and lots of fun
1 sister, lives a few streets away, Yardsale Queen, keeps me posted on grocery bargains
Your favorite thing?
Too many to list, from deeply personal to fun and frivolous
Your dream last night?
a vivid one of my grandmother. I was so happy to see her and hug her.
Your favorite drink?
water; herbal teas; hot chocolate
What room are you in?
I'm a bookaholic; like to crochet; compulsive puzzle do-er; sudoku fan; travel
Heights. See blog last April "I Climbed Brace Rock". The whole way up I kept saying to myself, I'm afraid of heights. If I get up there, I'm going to have to get back down." I did it, going very slowly, one small step at a time. There's an SP lesson if ever there was one.
Where do you want to be in 6 years?
Woohoo! Retiring, if I can afford to.
Where were you last night?
Loaning daughter some winterwear for a trip north
Something that you aren't?
highly structured person; hence, Organized Life team
pumpkin chocolate chip
Wish list item?
a really good stable job for daughter who's losing hers
Last thing you did?
fed the cats and did SP qi gong video
What are you wearing?
jeans and black turtleneck. Hey, the jeans are not as snug as they were last time I wore them!
three precious felines who run the household
one that goes back to 4th grade, several I've known since high school, husband, my mom and daughters, and some very interesting people
Something for which I'm grateful
a nice not too new, not too old small car that gets great mileage
Small diamonds on both bands; old-fashioned setting
Your favorite store?
Schakolad Chocolate Factory
Your favorite color?
the green of new spring leaves
When is the last time you cried?
yesterday--but good tears
Your favorite cartoon character?
The crocs and zebras in Pearls Before Swine
Your favorite Disney character?
Winnie the Pooh
Your favorite flower?
Gardenias, orange blossoms
Your favorite type of music?
sacred classical; renaissance; Bach
Favorite place to eat?
Noah's in Stonington, CN
Favorite place I'd like to be right now?
in a hot tub anywhere
Friday, January 18, 2013
Ooof. Spent much of the day sitting in a workshop. I managed some leg lifts under the table without kicking anybody, walked around the back of the room on a short break, and did tummy tighten/releases while putting gas in my car. Those were freebie extras in addition to:
3 SP videos: Bootcamp video + cardio + qi gong this evening.
my 2nd 30 min walk this week. I set a goal of three, and I'm almost there.
Total 85 fitness minutes. Not bad at all for another busy day.
Food: a little over, but not by much. Eliminating one snack gave me some wiggle room, and I feel really good about the extra fitness efforts. I ate lunch out at the Serendipity Cafe, one of my favorite places in Dunedin, Fla. It specializes in gluten-free and organic menu. I had black beans and rice with onions and salsa, kale "chips", and chocolate coffee that helped keep me awake during second half of workshop.
I met my Week 2 Bootcamp goal of doubling videos this week. Hm. I need a reward for that. What?
Thursday, January 17, 2013
1260 calories or somewhere thereabouts. I had to estimate dinner out, but it was definitely within range
34 fitness minutes. Rain sabotaged the walk I hoped to do, but considering how busy I was, 34 min was really good!
I just read UNIQUEDRAGONFLY's blog on zen, and it reminded me of how I felt earlier today when I had to decide about whether to do or not do something important. The words I heard in my mind were, "Don't think; feel." That sense can be trusted especially when thinking isn't getting me anywhere.
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