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Thursday, July 02, 2009

Well, I guess if Jack can make a post once every TWO MONTHS (humph!) I can, too.

I have been SOOOOO busy I feel like I'm drowning. You take the already-packed days of winter and add in yard work, gardening, and other summer fun and you have one busy, cranky and tired Mom.

But I'm holding my own. I don't have time to write down food, so I eat basically the same thing every day because I know what it is and how much it is. I've gained a pound or two, give or take, but I'm holding my own. If I was packing it on I'd worry about it. Right now the goal is to just maintain.

I do still go to the gym three times a week. I've found a workout partner that I connect with. She's there to WORK and not to whine and wimp out. I kick her butt with the workouts that I'm doing and she kicks my butt because she's a lot shorter than me and can lift more weights, and being as competitive as I am I have to keep up. I STILL can't do a chin-up, but I'm improving gradually and can see more definition in my forearms. Meanwhile, my partner can do them quite easily. I say it's because she's younger, shorter and weighs less. Am I right or am I right?

I never did go and get the body fat measurement because I kind of fell off the wagon. I haven't really gained weight, but I have a feeling my body fat has changed, so I'm not going to waste money (that I don't really have anyway) on that.

And just to make sure that I stay stressed to the max, a friend of mine convinced me to take a painting class, so I've taken up the brush and canvas again in the hopes of learning something and getting halfway good at it.

Don't expect much from me here for the time being. I'm hoping to return when the season ends and things go back to normal. But till then...I just drop in occasionally to remind myself that there are people out there who still want this fitness thing.
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MR.NET1 7/2/2009 10:28PM

    Mom,
It's nice to see you are back.

As for being occupied with seasonal activities...

IT'S FINE WITH ME!
YOU ARE ON TRACK...of doing what's good for you.
THAT'S THE WHOLE IDEA...of being with Sparks + Us.
I'm happy you found a partner. emoticon
Now you go girl and kick her butt' ! emoticon
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