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Happy July!

Sunday, July 06, 2014

As most of my sparkfriends celebrated 4 July and enjoyed a long weekend, my long weekend was last week (Canada Day). And to make it even better, I stretched it to a 5 day weekend!

Day 1: Friday. I had the day off but not my DH. So I got up I started my day with a run at the lake and I went to a morning hot yoga class! Just that made feel like I had a full day. I came back home, had a quick breakfast and went golfing with my daughter! Yeah!!! We are both beginners but we are outside, walking and moving! She chat throughout the 2 hours we were out there and we had fun.

Day 2: Saturday. Jeff and I decided to do a day trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake to Trius Winery (we are club members!). It is about 2 hours away from home.
This is a very nice location. We did a wine tasting and we took the tour of the cellar. I learned quite a bit. Because of our membership privileges, we have access to the tour and the tasting for free... and guests too - so I will go back with my sister when she will be visiting later this month!

Day 3: Jeff and I went for a 20km bike ride (with hills!!!) to start the day. It felt great. I made waffle for breakfast and we went golfing. I have to say that I am improving... but I still have to go look for balls into the rough - ouch!

That is a great way to keep moving and reach my 10 000 + steps a day!

That evening we went to see a movie - the boys went to their pick and Maggie and I went to "The fault is in our stars" - girly romance movie that makes you cry but leave you with a good feeling!

Day 4: Almost a repeat of day 1 - 5k run at the trail follow by golf with DH and a couple of friends. We had a nice lunch at the golf club (squash soup and ham and cheese panini). We also went for a walk.

Day 5: Canada Day. What better than sticking to traditions - picking strawberries!

And here is a quick snapshot of our garden - Jeff love the toad! I am looking forward to the squash and tomato season!

We did not go to the fireworks this year, I was too tired. Went to bed early to be ready to start the short week on a good foot.

My progress:

1) Tracking food. No binging - had one (or 2) over the range... I was at 119 one month ago - Now back to a decent 112.6.

2) Active! Not fully back to training - my IT and lower back are really stiff, really weak on that side too. Physio gave me some exercises to do. I have to schedule my training into my work day again. I get caught up at my desk and then I have plenty of excuses not to go... I printed my training plan - 11 weeks before Half-marathon.

3) Drinking my water - as always!

4) Sleep / Stress - I am in bed earlier but I don't sleep well. Stress level is better. Let's say that I am improving. I feel a positive difference. emoticon

Have a great week. Hope you had a Happy 4 July!
Cheers - Julia

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ARUNNINGKAT 7/7/2014 2:03PM

    It sounds like you had such a wonderful weekend! emoticon

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SEATTLESIMS 7/7/2014 1:58PM

    Sounds like a great weekend! Active and fun! Hope the body feels back to 100% soon!

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NATPLUMMER 7/7/2014 6:56AM

    Excellent weekend!

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BEFIT016 7/7/2014 5:14AM

    Looks like you had a great time with your family! Yesterday I took my husband & daughter hiking with me. All they did was complain. So I guess no more hiking/walking with them emoticon It took the fun out of it!

Hope you get to feeling better SOON!

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