I wasn´t sure I was going to have time to blog this week – held off last week´s, too. Tonight, my plans got changed quickly. I thought I had 30 minutes more to get ready but, alas, my ride could not wait and here I sit! At first, I was not happy about it – I still had bread in the oven, so no way could I be ready in time. The bread is for hubby and the piglets-in-their-blankies are ready for tomorrow night´s meeting. I was asked to make these – they are no longer in my eating repertoire. And they will be relished, I know! Hubby wanted me to make a few for him. Well, so sorry, I was asked to make 100 and that´s all there are. BUT – I made enough dough to make him his favorite cinnamon swirl bread. He´s happy!
I also ran out of time for my cardio, and thought, well, I will just do it in the a.m. I don´t usually exercise on Sundays but I´d mke an exception. AND NOW I have time to get it in today! I am beginning to feel a little better about missing out on this meeting. It is not the end of the world!
The good news about these past two weeks is that I´ve done all my planned at-home exercises – 6 sessions of cardio (including kettlebell training, elliptical, rebounder, boxing, and some walking) and 6 sessions of Strength Exercises. Sundays I take it easy, trying to catch up with other things. I have read more than an hour every day - a book, Bible, and some online research. I have tried to watch an occasional DVD too. This week I also hunted up some more strength exercises and cardio routines. It´s nice to have those on hand for trips. I try to stay on track whenever we travel.
This past week, I did some major correspondence, updated a website, and wrote an essay about the ants of Brazil! That was fun and I am glad to have it finished. Phew! I´m trying to get to the bottom of the two stacks of papers on my desk - a study, The Spark, a form that´s almost complete, photos that need to be scanned (I got the scanner working again!), the manual for my cell phone (it´s a hand-me-down phone I´ve been using for months and just rec´d the manual!), and a few old lists.
Our sweet daughter is now engaged and we´re excited about their plans-being-made. I do not like being so far away from our kids and not getting upclose better acquainted with the groom or our son´s wife. How grateful I am for the internet connections – it´s just not enough! I´m beginning to seriously think about the two quilts that are cut out that I want to make for them. This might be the year for that.
I´ve added a few more kettlebell exercises this week. I measured both Saturdays. As of today, no measurable weightloss. I have lost 3 whole inches on the circumference though – in the places I want to lose! That´s a great beginning and I will keep this up. Kettlebells are too heavy for travel but when I am home they will be used 3X a week.
I keep researching to find out more about the weightloss challenge. Guess it´s just a matter of calories in and calories expended. I continue to hope that my bod will finally decide it´s okay to let it go. I still refuse to spend money for a trainer or gym. I want to be sure I will continue sticking with the program without investing any more than on home equipment. It is more convenient and constantly calls to me, “Hey, beautiful, get over here and let me show you how to have fun!”
It is MY Life, after all!
Delta Goodrem & Olivia Newton John- Right here with you (about not giving up or giving in)
Lyrics here -
Time of My Life-David Cook w/ lyrics
(Lyrics are dropdown below the video)
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