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Women's Self Defense

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Feeling a little better today, just not quite up to par. Started the Mucinex today, cuz this sinus crud has now settled in my chest. Hopefully, will be 99% better tomorrow, I'm really missing my workouts, it's killing me to come home and plop on the couch and read, but honestly, I haven't felt like moving. Hopefully today will show marked improvement. I have to suck it up and go to class tonight, it's our first one, so I can't miss it.

emoticonI enrolled my daughter and I in a women's self defense class at a local karate studio. I wanted to make sure my baby girl knew how to defend herself since she will be going away to college next year and mommy won't be there to protect her. I think all young ladies (and women) should take these classes, ya never know when you may be confronted by a stranger in a parking lot, someone trying to take your purse or even date rape. Want my baby to be aware of these situations and know the best way out of them. So I volunteered to go with her to the classes, to keep her motivated (wink, wink). Who knows, we both may end up liking martial arts. Will report tomorrow. Til then.... Hope all my SP buddies are working out extra hard this week just for me, since I can't.

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HEALTHY_45 10/13/2010 12:11PM

    You are such a great mom for doing that with and for your daughter.
Take care of yourself. Sure hope you are feeling better soon
emoticon here's a get well plant for me...........sending you healthy vibes

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FATYOGINI 10/13/2010 11:02AM

    What a great idea, and it sounds like fun! My parents always said they weren't worried about me, because I'm so mean that my attacker would be the one in the hospital by the end of things, rofl! I did learn a few self defense moves in the Army, but like someone else said, if you don't continually train, you forget it. So, keep practicing what you learn so that it's second nature.
Before we got a handgun, my hubs made me keep a hitch wrench (big, heavy, easy to grab) between the driver's seat and the door, so that I could easily whack someone if necessary. And pepper spray in the purse, lol. (He scares easily.)

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GBSUTPHIN 10/13/2010 9:52AM

    I think it's awesome that you signed her and yourself up. You're right; women do need to know how to protect themselves. An ounce of prevention...
Hope you feel better soon!! Have a good day despite the crud in your chest.

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1HOTMAMA2BE 10/13/2010 9:28AM

    That's awesome! I always feel like if somebody tried to attack me, I'd just pull the Chalene kick, punch and jam on them. Maybe do one on their groin. Just sayin'. emoticon

Hope you feel better soon. If it makes you feel any better, I've had the sinus stuff over three weeks now. The crap just won't go away!!! Maybe next week...maybe.

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SEEAMANDARUN 10/13/2010 9:18AM

    Good idea! Hope you are able to have some fun too while kicking some butt.

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DGIBSON02 10/13/2010 8:47AM

    Hopefully she will like THIS class.

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GROEDER 10/13/2010 8:36AM

    Taking a self defense class is a great idea. Everyone should do that!!!!! My only other thought is that I hope you NEVER have to use what you learn!!!!
Have fun in the classes and get better soon.

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JLITT62 10/13/2010 8:18AM

    You NEED that rest right now. Take it, don't sweat it.

I am so impressed you signed your daughter up for that AND that you're going with her.

DH & I took a self defense course several years ago in Austin . . . not sure how much I really remember from it. That's the biggest problem, you gotta keep training.

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LMATTHEWS76 10/13/2010 8:12AM

    I've been thinking of doing the same thing...enrolling myself and my kids in self defense courses. It'll be neat to hear how it goes for you two...

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CMCHAISSON 10/13/2010 7:46AM

    Feel better soon. Enjoy the self-defence class.

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NUTRON3 10/13/2010 7:45AM

    Good for you!

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Still Feeling Yucky

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Day Two of being sick - YUCK, I'm over it already. Hubby made some yummy homemade chicken noodle soup for me last night, he makes the best soup. Went to bed at 8:00, so you know I'm sick crawling into bed that early.

Woke up this morning, after tossing and turning all night, didnt really get a good night's rest - STILL SICK this morning and now hubby is too. I feel worse today than yesterday, but hopefully that means I will be better tomorrow. You know you always get worse before you get better - at least that's what I keep telling myself.

So we both will drag ourselves thru the day, pump up the Sudafed and have leftover soup tonight for dinner, hopefully whatever bug we've caught will leave very soon, cuz I missing out on a lot of exercise and fitness minutes :(

Hope all my sparkies are well and having a super day.

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UNIONDIVA 10/12/2010 11:41PM

    Make sure you give yourself time to feel better.... don't stress your body by jumping into exercise before you have gotten rid of that bug... take it slow and easy... I hope you feel better soon! emoticon

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MZSLYDE01 10/12/2010 10:02AM

    Awe that sucks. I am praying you both feel better by the end of the day. The second day is always the pits. Just like when you start working our again after not working out for awhile the second day is always your sorest - However that is spelled.
Homemade chicken noodle soup - yummy my fav. I think I will make my husband a batch when we get him home - hopefully tonight.

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SEEAMANDARUN 10/12/2010 9:32AM

    Eat lots of soup, get lots of rest. Feel better soon!

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1HOTMAMA2BE 10/12/2010 9:26AM

    Bummer! I am so sorry to hear you've got the cooties. I have had some kind of yucky stuff for almost three weeks now. I just can't seem to shake it. Not enough to go to the doctor, but just enough to be annoying! Hopefully, you'll be feeling better tomorrow for sure!

Soup sounds delicious! I'm going to make your salsa chicken this week. Thanks for the recipe!

Sherry XOXO

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PEGGYSTILLHERE 10/12/2010 8:31AM

    Don't worry about the missed fitness...right now your body needs YOU to take care of it and give the rest it needs so it can fight off this bug! You'll be back to full swing before you know it! Hey, at least you've got a guy who makes great soup...I'd be afraid to eat anything my hub made. emoticon Get some rest and feel better soon!

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DGIBSON02 10/12/2010 8:21AM

    Better get better lady. you have a big race coming up. Mike does make the bomb homemade soup.

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JLITT62 10/12/2010 7:41AM

    What a good DH! Wish mine made home made soup. Sorry that you're both sick now. Get well soon!

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Under the Weather

Monday, October 11, 2010

I woke up yesterday with a terrible head cold, didn't really do much at all yesterday.

Starting the week off SICK really SUCKS. My head hurts, my chest is congested, stuffy and runny nose and coughing. Oh how I hate being sick. Just gonna drag myself thru the day. Whaaa, whaaa, boo hoo, woah woah is me emoticon

Hoping I can manage an upper body arm workout today, but I'm betting I can't run with a headache and chest congestion. This really is NOT a convenient time for illness, since it is going to interfere with my training this week, but as my sister says... "It is, what it is", so I'm NOT going to have a bad attitude about this, I'm just gonna feel physically horrible with a SMILE on my face. It could be worse, it could be race week. emoticon

Hope everyone had a great weekend and is enjoying a happy Monday. Could someone please pass the tissues and the Sudafed, cough, cough, sniffle, sniffle.

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MZSLYDE01 10/11/2010 1:30PM

    OUCH - Yuck - I hate working out when I feel crappy. Give yourself a break to heal up.
CHICKEN SOUP YEP - That is always good.
Feel better. I am going home tonight and back to work tomorrow.
HUBS is doing much better now. Still was a very bad trauma but we will make it through it and the worst is behind us right now.

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GBSUTPHIN 10/11/2010 10:20AM

    Yuck, that's no fun. Hope you get to feeling better soon! emoticon

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SEEAMANDARUN 10/11/2010 9:43AM

    BOO, feel better soon! I would hold off on the running for now. Get some rest!

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DGIBSON02 10/11/2010 8:30AM

    Hope you feel better.

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JLITT62 10/11/2010 8:21AM

    I've always read that if the congestion is above the neck, you can run if you want to. But if it's in the chest, you shouldn't.

So take care of you. Your body is trying to tell you to take a rest. When I have a cold, usually the only thing I do is walk the dogs. They just totally wipe me out.

Oh, and chicken soup really does help. Feel better soon!

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MCCALI59 10/11/2010 8:14AM

  emoticonFeel better soon. emoticon

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Kicked it, Boxed it and Ripped it

Friday, October 08, 2010

emoticonWoo hoo - yesterday afternoon we did the P90X Kempo, what a great kickboxing workout, then did the AB Ripper. - Boy was I whipped when we got finished. Glad to get in that workout before dinner.

Dinner with my son was nice, AND I DID NOT OVEREAT (patting myself on the back) glad I got to see him before he moves on Saturday. Wishing him the best in his new endeavor.

Today, is a "Take It Easy" day - gonna get in a 3-mile walk at lunch, no running today.

Tonight - High school football game against our rival and I'm saving calories for a ballpark hotdog, nothing says football like a hotdog, yum, they better have relish this time. Good luck to our DOLPHINS, we are undefeated - GO FINS !!!

After game tonight gonna do the P90X arms and shoulder workout - gotta get it in before the day is over. I have a plan and I'm sticking as close to it as possible, only one little slip up this week with missing a workout, so I can count this week as a SUCCESS, scale didn't move, but a fitness SUCCESS.

Tomorrow it's an early a.m. 7 mile run, only 2 weekends left before the race after tomorrow's run, gotta work on some speed.

Gonna be a glorious weather day, gonna take my motorcycle out for a spin to enjoy the beautiful weather. Hope everyone has a great weekend, I will check in with you all on Monday. emoticon

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1HOTMAMA2BE 10/12/2010 9:28AM

    Gotta love some P90X! Good for you! Glad you had a nice dinner with your son, too. emoticon emoticon

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HEALTHY_45 10/8/2010 1:32PM

    Love reading your blogs. You are such a great inspiration. Your going to kick butt at that race.
Have a super week end!

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JLITT62 10/8/2010 11:00AM

    Girl, with all this exercise you're gonna rock your race -- assuming you do a little tapering before, right?

Have a great weekend!

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Training - Day 4

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Ended up running 5 miles last night before dinner - woo hoo - and had lasagna for dinner. Had to hustle to pack lunches for next day and wash a load of clothes before Survivor. I made it with 5 minutes to spare, good thing, because if I sat down 15 minutes before it came on, I would have fallen sleep, the run really whipped me last night.

Overslept, AGAIN this morning, but not a bad thing, I caught up on some much needed sleep, been running on low fuel in that department.

Leaving work a little early today. Gonna go home and bust out a quick workout, shower, then meet my son for dinner. I don't get to see him too often and he's moving on Saturday to Maryland. Makes me sad to think my son will now be 4 hours away. But hopefully this will be a great move for him, new job, new people, new life. Glad he's getting "it" together.

Dinner - it's Mexican, my son's favorite, so I will have to extra careful not to suck down a whole bowl of tortilla chips, I know it will be a very emotional dinner, saying goodbye.

This is going to be a happy and sad kinda day, just hope to make it through. "LIFE" it happens.

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HEALTHY_45 10/7/2010 3:51PM

    Enjoy your supper tonight it sure sounds like you deserve it. Even though 4 hours seems so far away, it is much easier to keep in touch now than it was when we moved away from home, I'm sure your son will always be close.

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DGIBSON02 10/7/2010 10:04AM

    Sounds like you have been pretty busy

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SEEAMANDARUN 10/7/2010 10:03AM

    You put me to shame with your running! Wow, 5 miles mid week. You are a stud(ette)! Have fun with your son and get some sleep!

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1HOTMAMA2BE 10/7/2010 9:39AM

    First, awesome job on the run last night! Second, don't sweat it on the sleeping in this morning. Obviously, your body needed it! Third, I can only imagine how you are feeling about your baby moving four hours away. I have only one son and he's 19. Went away to college last year and then came back to attend a local college this year. I missed my baby terribly, but love that he's back. I know one day he'll graduate and find a job somewhere else. That is his goal! I don't blame him! When that day comes, I'll cry my eyes out, but know that he is on his life's journey and he'll be ready. I need to find somewhere else to "vacation" anyway. Hopefully, he'll find a job somewhere warm! Fourth...MEXICAN? emoticon That's my all-time favorite! All I can say is enjoy! You deserve it. You can rock out six miles tomorrow morning. emoticon Unless, of course, this is you instead... emoticon. Oops! You said chips...not tequila!

XOXO Sherry

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MZSLYDE01 10/7/2010 9:30AM

    Yes Be Strong - I am sure he will do well. It's hard being hours away from family. The times that you will have together now will be one's to cherish. Enjoy them and keep them.
Good for you on your 5 mile run.
You are such an inspiration to me. Thanks for being such a great SP friend.

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JLITT62 10/7/2010 8:55AM

    Be strong! Remember you raised him to be an individual, and this is what he needs. It means you did your job right!

And many


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