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Missed my ride - get to exercise!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

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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    Busy busy. Time balancing is always and issue for me. My kids being any distance from me is also an issue, but mine are not as far away as your's.
    2895 days ago
    Hee..hee...my Taz is still 'Tazzin'' and I love that about you! You are beautiful inside and out..and don't you forget it for one moment! You have gotten SO much accomplished these past months and your exercise regimen just makes me jealous...but a proud of you kind of jealous..and a motivational..."If Taz can do it...so can I!" kinda way! Hugs and keep on keepin' on...those piggies sound awesome! Check out my super duper EASY pineapple cake...it too...is not on my eating regimen...but every once in awhile I'll have a little nibble...it makes life worth living..hee...hee! Huggers and have a Taz..some...week! emoticon
    2895 days ago
    A gift of time! Often the best gift given. Enjoy it--it sounds as though you have been!
    2896 days ago
    You put a positive spin on the change of plans and accomplished so much! Congrats on your daughter's engagement. Sounds like things are gonna get busier!
    2896 days ago
    emoticon for the great blog. You always have some interesting ones and I did go to the links... emoticon

    All that food you made sounded yummy. I could have eaten it all.... emoticon emoticon

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    2896 days ago
    I love your making the best of missing your ride. And your enthusiasm for all that you want to accomplish this year.

    I understand about your kids being far away, especially with a special event to plan. My daughter is in Cape Town, South Africa for two years. Her birthday is next week. I told her I could make a birthday cake and she could blow out the candles by Skype. Not quite the same ... but thank God for internet. We lived in Africa in the early 1980s. All we had then was snail mail and a telephone that worked once in a great while (if you were lucky). So much easier to communicate today.

    All the best to you.

    2897 days ago
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    You've been keeping busy emoticon
    But I am glad that you have your priorities right and doing your emoticon and THAT's just emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2897 days ago
    Your blog is just bubbling with energy. LOVE it. Glad you are having such a great time with the kettlebells. And congratulations on the daughter's wedding plans. Our daughter was married last year. Wonderful memories of family gathered together to celebrate.
    All the best to you,
    2897 days ago
    Hey there lady. You sound busy, blissfully busy. Congrats on the new wedding plans. Have a wonderful weekend.
    2897 days ago
    Interesting how God puts our plans together, He knows when we need a break and it sounds like it worked out well. I'm interested in your kettlebell exercises, I would think they would be strength training. Do you have any sites you'd recommend I check out to learn more? I don't know how I'd get them here but still would like to learn more.
    2897 days ago
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