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Missed my ride - get to exercise!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

I wasnt sure I was going to have time to blog this week held off last weeks, 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 nights 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 thats all there are. BUT I made enough dough to make him his favorite cinnamon swirl bread. Hes happy!

I also ran out of time for my cardio, and thought, well, I will just do it in the a.m. I dont usually exercise on Sundays but Id 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 Ive 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. Its 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! Im trying to get to the bottom of the two stacks of papers on my desk - a study, The Spark, a form thats almost complete, photos that need to be scanned (I got the scanner working again!), the manual for my cell phone (its a hand-me-down phone Ive been using for months and just recd the manual!), and a few old lists.

Our sweet daughter is now engaged and were 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 sons wife. How grateful I am for the internet connections its just not enough! Im 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.

Ive 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! Thats 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 its just a matter of calories in and calories expended. I continue to hope that my bod will finally decide its 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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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CKSONGBIRD 4/19/2010 3:47PM

    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.

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FLORIDASUN 4/19/2010 9:58AM 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 can I!" kinda way! Hugs and keep on keepin' on...those piggies sound awesome! Check out my super duper EASY pineapple not on my eating regimen...but every once in awhile I'll have a little makes life worth living..hee...hee! Huggers and have a Taz..some...week! emoticon

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BARBARASDIET 4/18/2010 4:23PM

    A gift of time! Often the best gift given. Enjoy it--it sounds as though you have been!

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GYPSYSPI 4/18/2010 11:07AM

    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!

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UGOGIRL51 4/18/2010 10:05AM

    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

Annette emoticon

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BECOMINGONE 4/18/2010 4:22AM

    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.


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*MADHU* 4/18/2010 2:37AM

    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

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BRIGHTSPARK7 4/17/2010 11:53PM

    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,

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SUCHAHOOT 4/17/2010 11:42PM

    Hey there lady. You sound busy, blissfully busy. Congrats on the new wedding plans. Have a wonderful weekend.

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JODIRICHARDS 4/17/2010 7:06PM

    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.

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