DALID414's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DALID414 DALID414's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5987459 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/459b39ff-b225-457e-b7b5-ccca65e65ae5.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I earned my 10 minute swim credit. <BR> <BR> Monday, I got to work and moved the planned boxes downstairs. I missed my TRX class because my sister was in the ER and I wanted to be available if she needed anything. <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I moved boxes at work (but not the planned upstairs ones). <BR> <BR> Wednesday, I took myself for a walk at the bea... Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:28:55 EST Swim Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5983820 Days 16 & 17 <BR> <BR> I skipped reporting last weekend since the lessons seem to have hit a point of redundancy. <BR> Practicing: <BR> <BR> -kicking <BR> -side kicks <BR> -breathing drill <BR> -free style <BR> <BR> After "mastering" these, the lessons will progress. I will post pictures again once I move on to the new stuff. <BR> <BR> I will note, the knots in my stomach have loosened up a bit and I feel like I'm having more fun in the pool. I don't feel much panic in the deep end of the... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:03:53 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5982947 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/85aa5d78-93cb-452f-bdaa-28a969a51098.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I earned a 10 minute swim credit. <BR> <BR> Monday, I stood at work most of the day. In the evening, I got to the TRX class; leg day. <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I took a rest day. <BR> <BR> Wednesday, I did a beach run in the morning and got to the TRX class in the evening. <BR> <BR> Thursday, I stood at work most of the day. <BR> <BR> Friday, I got t... Sun, 23 Aug 2015 01:10:04 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5978984 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b84c3943-f4f6-4150-a01f-65d3d6a99d6d.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, with no swim lesson scheduled, I took a rest day. <BR> <BR> Monday, I got to the TRX class. <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I stood at work all night. (Yes, at night.) <BR> <BR> Wednesday, I got to the TRX class, my legs were SO heavy on the treadmill (for the cardio portion). <BR> <BR> Thursday, I took a rest day. (We bought a new mattress Weds. and I had a... Sun, 16 Aug 2015 14:04:45 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5974355 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/192ac840-a322-4650-9268-da3dae336b49.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I didn't feel like I earned my swim credit. My mind wasn't all in. <BR> <BR> Monday, I got to the TRX class. <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I got to the gym for the Power Yoga class. There was a lot of snaps, crackles, and pops from my hips and back. <BR> <BR> Wednesday, I moved boxes at work. In the evening, I got through a tough TRX class. I laid on a mat a... Sat, 8 Aug 2015 20:49:55 EST Swim Report: Day 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5972344 I shared Instructor Steven Sunday, which left me too much time to overthink someone hitting my car and not leaving a note! <BR> <BR> We started with side kicks, down the lane and back: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/efc238c2-f2a8-4b5a-bc11-06f964ccffc6.PNG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/27d463cd-9473-4d25-91a1-5bb2cc9473c0.PNG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/49365f92-2943-430a-aaca-b3b89d7aa58a.PNG"... Wed, 5 Aug 2015 01:30:10 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5970349 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1869a688-2638-411c-aad5-0de5289105d7.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I earned my 15 minute swim credit. I know I said it would be about 20, but my sore legs weren't cooperating and needed some warming up. <BR> <BR> Monday, I got in to work to move those boxes downstairs. I left work after lunch, showered at home, napped, had a snack, and mentally prepared for a tough TRX class. After the morning I had, the TRX class wa... Sat, 1 Aug 2015 15:29:10 EST Swim Report: Day 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5968328 Apologies for the late report, yet again. Having to take pictures from the video the boyfriend takes, takes me a while. On top of that, life has been happening, despite my futile attempts at stopping time before my nephew turns 6 on Thursday! <BR> On with the report! <BR> <BR> I had Instructor Steven to myself Sunday, which I knew would happen since the previous Sunday; which made me very nervous. <BR> <BR> We started with side kicks: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.c... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:09:56 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5966653 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/70c675c0-d7aa-4cee-93e3-2b4d3041886e.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I earned my 10 minute swim credit. <BR> <BR> Monday, I got to the TRX class. <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I moved boxes upstairs at work. <BR> <BR> Wednesday, I moved boxes as soon as I got in to work. <BR> I got to the TRX class with a wonky knee, so I requested special treatment. I did the cardio portion on the elliptical and did the dumbbell lunges, san... Sat, 25 Jul 2015 23:21:57 EST Swim Report: Day 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5964062 [Apologies for the lateness of this report, the boyfriend decided to take video of the lesson this time. I debated posting a snip of video, which includes other people in the pool and weird audio because he's recording in another room...these photos are from the video.] <BR> <BR> I shared Instructor Steven Sunday. <BR> Not to toot my own horn, but I did well this lesson. <BR> Let me also say, swimming is hard work! <BR> <BR> Started with single arm glides: <BR> <img src="http://photosaw... Mon, 20 Jul 2015 23:31:02 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5963011 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d594853a-9e94-46b5-b4f3-92b4b59145ae.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I gave myself a 10 minute swim credit. <BR> <BR> Monday, I got to the TRX class after a long work day. Much to my chagrin, it was leg day. <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I moved boxes and stood most of the day at work. <BR> <BR> Wednesday, I moved boxes downstairs as soon as I got in to work. Then, upstairs before lunch. <BR> Plus, I got to the TRX class af... Sun, 19 Jul 2015 00:22:01 EST Swim Report: Day 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5960436 I had to share Instructor Steven this lesson, but at least he was back to his normal self. <BR> Somehow, between my lane partner missing so many lessons and me showing up to all of mine, we were training on the same level. It was exciting, but caught me completely off guard. My adrenaline was flowing. <BR> <BR> We started with the usual glides with kicks. Then, glides with one arm. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ba12659f-897d-4212-a62a-60295a4f1c42.PNG"> <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 14 Jul 2015 00:28:34 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5959084 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c85ba17d-42e7-4492-b8c7-9bd9e41e8dae.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I took a rest day. <BR> <BR> Monday, I got through my first TRX class <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I moved boxes at work. <BR> <BR> Wednesday, I got through day two of the TRX class. Instructor Marques thought I picked light weights so he swapped them out <em>362</em> <BR> <BR> Thursday, I stood at work all day. <BR> <BR> Friday, I go... Sat, 11 Jul 2015 13:21:58 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5955848 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/38cac5c2-7d09-4905-b3c7-81a01498a226.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I got to the gym for Body Pump. (The room was like a sauna, the fans were on full blast, but with no AC it was like they weren't even there.) <BR> I also did 10 minutes of (forced) swimming. <BR> <BR> Monday, I got to the gym in the morning and hopped on the row machine. <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I took a rest day. <BR> <BR> Wednesday, I moved boxes upst... Sun, 5 Jul 2015 13:39:12 EST Swim Report: Day 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5952461 Pro: I had instructor Steven to myself again today. <BR> Con: He wasn't in a good mood and I could tell. <BR> <BR> It's a pet peeve of mine, to have any type of instructor 'show up' to teach, not really wanting to be there. I tried my hardest to get on with the lesson, but I was upset over it. <BR> The cherry on top? I had a major hairstyle malfunction; you'll see it in the photos. <BR> <BR> Listening... <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a8193752-1e7e-4262-a76e-8f014... Sun, 28 Jun 2015 23:20:37 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5952036 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5e205a3b-9180-4f07-abce-55d03ae00449.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I got to the gym, dragging my feet, and did the Body Pump class. <BR> I also did about 10 minutes of swimming (kicking). <BR> <BR> Monday, I got to the gym in the morning and hopped on the Row Machine. <BR> I arrived at my nephews' school a bit early, so I walked the block before picking him up. <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I moved boxes at work. <BR> <BR>... Sun, 28 Jun 2015 00:21:31 EST Swim Report: Day 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5948775 Once again, I had Instructor Steven all to myself, but today I was sort of expecting it. In anticipation of it, I spent part of yesterday evening studying YouTube videos on swim kicking techniques. I came away with the idea that I should be 'dancing' Merengue music with my hips and 'dancing' ballet with my feet to keep them pointed. I didn't tell Instructor Steven of my studying, because I didn't want to dictate the way the lesson went. <BR> <BR> Much like last week, there was quite a bit o... Sun, 21 Jun 2015 19:24:55 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5948422 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/77a5e010-9ccf-4879-91e7-0dcebb48ba19.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I'm counting 10 minutes of swimming, although it wasn't all together, for a noob like me it was a workout. <BR> <BR> Monday, I worked over-time, so I took a rest day. <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I got food poisoning, so I took a rest day, of sorts. <BR> <BR> Wednesday, I took another rest day, nap included. <BR> <BR> Thursday, ugh, still not feeling well... Sat, 20 Jun 2015 23:21:57 EST Swim Report: Day 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5945559 I had Instructor Steven to myself, which I wasn't prepared for, the weather has been messing with my sinuses and I had been feeling headachy most of the weekend. <BR> There was quite a bit of explaining, listening, and confirming, before executing: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/375da7b1-2beb-4412-8f0f-d08cb40c67fd.PNG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4fed98c9-c47e-47bd-b24d-3a47895e0a02.PNG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.s... Mon, 15 Jun 2015 12:25:31 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5944639 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/569cead3-3791-4216-8b48-e5cdb293bc49.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I took a rest day. <BR> <BR> Monday, I got to the gym in the morning and hopped on the Spin Bike. I also did a few sets on the assisted pull-up and tricep dip machine and a few sets of knee and leg raises on the Captain's Chair. <BR> In the evening, I was back at the gym for the Body Pump class. <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I took a rest day (nap included). ... Sat, 13 Jun 2015 21:40:53 EST Swim Report: Day 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5941336 We started with a different gliding start, arms up: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/78398667-608f-4edc-8db1-f4e75df5f2e0.PNG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9416b234-5c06-4bbf-8a3e-cd5948c3b99c.PNG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9721520d-376e-423a-902e-f7e4b2711fd1.PNG"> <BR> <BR> All the way to the end of the pool: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6e1a3d41-8da3-4c6c-829d-eba12e208937.PNG"... Sun, 7 Jun 2015 19:21:57 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5940855 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8ec0174f-754a-4a1c-97af-46315c43c3b1.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I took a rest day, unless you count all the kicking I did in the pool during my swim lesson. <BR> <BR> Monday, I took a rest day. <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I took a rest day. <BR> <BR> Wednesday, I was taken down by a massive headache. Another rest day. <BR> <BR> Thursday, I took a walk around the block of my nephew's school before picking him up. <BR... Sat, 6 Jun 2015 19:04:05 EST Swim Report: Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5937400 I'm SO glad I didn't cancel today's lesson! Dare I say I had a fun lesson? <BR> <BR> We started with kicks while holding a couple of thin pieces of foam. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6ddd968e-232a-4a80-9f4e-1b00d4fc6234.PNG"> <BR> <BR> All the way to the deep end of the pool. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/970f05a2-8bed-4684-a116-5ddfebc02255.PNG"> <BR> <BR> Then back again. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9be68747-49... Sun, 31 May 2015 17:53:59 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936944 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/46f357c7-febd-408a-a6f3-2100b7443a76.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I got to the Body Pump class (dragging my feet, but I did it). <BR> <BR> Monday, I got to the gym and hopped on the Spin Bike for an hour, then did a few exercises with a heavier than normal bar. <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I took a rest day. <BR> <BR> Wednesday, I was knocked on my butt by a nasty bug. All it wanted was sleep. So sleep I did. <BR> <BR> T... Sat, 30 May 2015 20:14:34 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5933246 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9bc7944f-8848-4b65-a9a3-141526bc6d4c.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I warmed up on the Spin Bike before the Body Pump class. <BR> <BR> Monday, I got to the gym for Body Pump. <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I moved boxes at work. <BR> <BR> Wednesday, I made it to the Body Pump class. <BR> <BR> Thursday, I finally got to see what the GRIT Plyo class was all about. It was a tough 30 minutes SparkFriends! <BR> <BR> Friday, I ... Sat, 23 May 2015 23:06:38 EST Swim Report: Day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5929792 I got to the pool early. <BR> My stomach was in knots. <BR> <BR> I changed into my swimsuit and watched a couple of the students. <BR> <BR> When it was my turn, I walked into the pool and confessed to Instructor Steven, I left the pool last week feeling defeated because I swallowed so much water. He assured me I did really well. <BR> <BR> I decided to focus on the days' lesson; don't think, just do it. <BR> Before he had a chance to ask me, I submerged myself in the water to get compl... Sun, 17 May 2015 20:10:11 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5929342 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3fbe4bd4-5763-4ab7-b448-97dbc86eaece.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I got to the gym for the Body Pump class. (Even though I had a bad case of the I-don't-wanna's.) <BR> <BR> Monday, instead of letting myself nap after running around all day, I went to the gym and hopped on the Spin Bike. <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I took a rest day. <BR> <BR> Wednesday, I got to the gym before my brain knew what was happening! I hopped on... Sat, 16 May 2015 22:43:13 EST Swim Report: Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5925917 Sorry, no pictures. The boyfriend wasn't up to it. <BR> <BR> I had Instructor Steven to myself today, which was exciting at first, then a bit nerve wrecking. <BR> <BR> I'll start by confessing: I drank a lot of water today. It seems when I'm in panic mode I have the natural reaction of gasping. Yes, even while I'm under water. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> My glides went well, right until he had me hold my arms around my mid-section, to glide armless. Panic mode. <BR> <BR> I got to pract... Sun, 10 May 2015 18:38:46 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5925541 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1824177550.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I got to the gym for the Body Pump class. <BR> <BR> Monday, I got to the gym at a random time, because I didn't go to work, and hopped on the Spin Bike. <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I took a rest day. <BR> <BR> Wednesday, I took a rest day. <BR> <BR> Thursday, I moved boxes at work. <BR> <BR> Friday, I took another rest day. <BR> <BR> Saturday, I woke up with an achy back, ... Sat, 9 May 2015 23:37:57 EST Swim Report: Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921940 I was a bit more nervous than I was last week. I'm blaming the earthquake we had at 4am. It wasn't big, but we live pretty close to the epicenter of it. <BR> <BR> Notice how I'm holding on to the edge of the pool while Steven is giving me instructions: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1518878109.jpg"> <BR> I just can't seem to let go. <BR> <BR> We practiced me tapping the bottom of the pool with my bottom, aka sitting: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.c... Sun, 3 May 2015 18:24:18 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921495 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l453577807.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I got to the gym for the Body Pump class. Before bed I did day 26 of the Squats Challenge. I needed to do these two things with as much time in between them as possible! <BR> <BR> Monday, I did day 27 of the Squats Challenge. <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I moved boxes at work. <BR> <BR> Wednesday, I moved boxes at work and did day 29 of the Squat Challenge. <BR> <BR> Thursday, I d... Sat, 2 May 2015 21:14:33 EST Swim Report: Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5918073 I got to the pool early to attempt negotiating my pool time, but there's a waiting list of almost 20 people, so for the month of May I'm keeping my time slot. <BR> <BR> The instructors' 12pm student didn't show up so he was wading (new term I learned and attempted to do, but I kept sinking) in the pool. <BR> <BR> I got to get in the pool 5 minutes early and I was actually excited to get started! (My nerves on the drive to the pool are nearly non-existent, too.) <BR> <BR> I showed the ins... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:53:21 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917601 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l120538078.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I hopped on the Spin Bike before the Body Pump class, the class felt really tough, I was out of breath after each set. <BR> <BR> Monday, I moved boxes at work (with sore arms, they felt SO heavy), walked the block around my nephews' school before picking him up, and did day 19 of the Squats Challenge (I forgot to do them Sunday). <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I moved boxes and did day... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19:10:18 EST Swim Lesson Homework http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5916452 Not wanting to leave it to the last minute, I went shopping for my swim goggles after work yesterday. Thought I'd share a few that I tried on: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1412664354.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1679643413.jpg"> <BR> <BR> After a few "serious" try-ons, I got a bit silly: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2101887873.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And the winning pair: <BR> <BR> <img sr... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:26:59 EST Swim Report: Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914116 First off, my instructors' name is: Steven <BR> I asked the receptionist, since I couldn't for the life of me remember what it was. <BR> <BR> I decided to do my gym thing before the lesson, so after cleaning up I decided to wear my swim suit with pants over just in case I was late. <BR> <BR> I arrived about 1210pm, used the facilities, shimmied out of my pants, and waited my turn. <BR> Steven had told me last week that there would be two of us (students) in the pool with him today. <BR... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 19:39:26 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913623 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l864750651.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I was (emotionally) exhausted after my swim lesson, so I took a rest day. (Not counting the mall walk before the swim lesson). <BR> <BR> Monday, I did day 13 of the Squat Challenge. <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I did day 14 of the Squat Challenge. <BR> <BR> Wednesday, I walked the block around my nephews' school before picking him up and did day 15 of the Squat Challenge. <BR> I ... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 20:45:30 EST Swim Report: Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910078 I slept in until past 8 am. <BR> <BR> Had breakfast around 930am. <BR> <BR> I walked around the nearby mall from 1030 - 1145-ish, then drove to the indoor pool. <BR> <BR> I filled out the rest of my registration forms and was directed to the changing area. <BR> <BR> All of my clothes was drenched in sweat, it made my swimsuit hard to put on. <BR> <BR> Swimsuit on, flip flops on, wrapped myself up in my towel and went outside to the observing area to wait my turn. <BR> <BR> 1206pm ... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 18:31:25 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909544 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l203070682.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I did Day 5 of the Squat Challenge. <BR> <BR> Monday, I did Day 6 of the Squat Challenge. <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I moved boxes downstairs, took a walk around the block of my nephews school before picking him up, and did day 7 of the Squat Challenge. <BR> <BR> Wednesday, I moved boxes. <BR> <BR> Thursday, I did day 9 of the Squat Challenge. <BR> <BR> Friday, I took a beac... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 19:00:45 EST Wednesdays' Wreality Check http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5907880 Yes, the W is silent, but it speaks volumes. <BR> <BR> On Sundays' Recap of Weekly Goals blog I mentioned I was having trouble with my scale. <BR> Truth be told, the scale was fine. <BR> It's always been fine. <BR> It doesn't lie. <BR> I, on the other hand, am the one who was troubled. <BR> I saw my scream weight, and well, screamed. <BR> The boyfriend, sweet, loving, enabler that he is, took the scale apart and put it back together again. <BR> I hopped on. <BR> Scream weight. <BR> I pulled... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 18:19:11 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905858 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l472520142.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, my sister cancelled on the Weight Watchers 5K walk, so I walked on the gym treadmill instead. <BR> <BR> Monday, I got in a walk after work with the boyfriend <em>334</em> to finish off the Idita-Walk Challenge. <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I moved boxes. <BR> <BR> Wednesday, I started the squat challenge as soon as I woke up. At work I moved boxes all day. <BR> <BR> Thursday... Sun, 5 Apr 2015 13:01:31 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901784 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1679344533.jpg"> <BR> <BR> *Sunday, I hopped on the Spin Bike before the Body Pump class. <BR> <BR> Monday, I got in a beach walk first thing in the morning. <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I moved boxes. <BR> <BR> *Wednesday, I moved boxes at work and took a walk a few blocks around my nephews' school before picking him up. <BR> <BR> Thursday, I moved boxes. <BR> <BR> Friday, I moved boxes downstairs. <BR> <BR... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:00:57 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897647 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l711560259.jpg"> <BR> <BR> *Sunday, I walked on the treadmill and hopped on the Spin Bike afterwards. <BR> <BR> Monday, I walked a couple blocks around my nephews' school before picking him up. <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I moved boxes upstairs. (Only a few.) <BR> <BR> Wednesday, I moved boxes upstairs, again. <BR> <BR> Thursday, I moved boxes downstairs. <BR> <BR> *Friday, I moved boxes and cleaned up the offi... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 17:28:37 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893322 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l798923966.jpg"> <BR> <BR> *Sunday, I hopped on the Spin Bike before the Body Pump class. <BR> <BR> Monday, I walked a couple blocks around my nephews' school before picking him up. <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I walked the block around my nephews' school before picking him up. <BR> <BR> Wednesday, I moved boxes downstairs then upstairs, yes, in that order. My knees felt terrible afterwards. <BR> <BR> Thursday, I... Sun, 15 Mar 2015 12:08:19 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889364 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1305057063.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I walked on the treadmill. <BR> <BR> *Monday, I moved boxes at work and took my school walk. <BR> <BR> *Tuesday, I moved boxes and cleaned up at the office. <BR> <BR> *Wednesday, I got to the gym in the morning and hopped on the Spin Bike, then walked on the treadmill. <BR> <BR> Thursday, I did my school walk. <BR> <BR> Friday, I took a rest day. <BR> <BR> Saturda... Sun, 8 Mar 2015 17:30:29 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5885169 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l654984133.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I walked on the treadmill for two hours sans SPAT <em>546</em> which made me feel like a huge loser! <BR> <BR> Monday, I ended up taking a rest day. <BR> <BR> *Tuesday, I moved boxes downstairs, then from one room into another. <BR> I also walked the block around my nephews' school before picking him up. <BR> <BR> *Wednesday, I moved boxes downstairs, then from one ro... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 23:26:22 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880793 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1670947093.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I walked on the treadmill before the Body Pump class. <BR> <BR> *Monday, I moved the expected boxes upstairs. <BR> After work, I got to the gym and hopped on the Spin Bike. <BR> <BR> *Tuesday, I took a work walk in the morning and moved boxes in the afternoon. <BR> <BR> *Wednesday, I had my physical done; immunizations, blood drawn... Realizing my arms were feeling sor... Sun, 22 Feb 2015 22:00:50 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5876257 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l764354880.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I took a rest day. <BR> <BR> *Monday, I got to the gym in the AM and hopped on the Spin Bike. <BR> Part way into my work walk, I received a delivery so it was cut short to move the boxes upstairs. <BR> <BR> *Tuesday, I got to the gym in the AM and hopped on the Spin Bike. <BR> Once I got to work (I took the morning off; dentist appointment), I had an unexpected delivery ... Sun, 15 Feb 2015 16:04:47 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871890 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l482576973.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I got to the gym with a Turbo Kick class in progress, so I joined in. I hopped on the Spin Bike afterwards. <BR> <BR> *Monday, I took a work walk and hopped on my mini cycle in the evening. <BR> <BR> *Tuesday, I took a work walk before lunch and another before getting off work. After a quick nap at home, I got to the Power Yoga class. <em>135</em> <BR> <BR> Wednesday,... Sun, 8 Feb 2015 14:26:52 EST Stepping-out... Of My Comfort Zone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5868676 I did it LYNNIERN! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> After OVER thinking it I just signed up for the Virtual Idita-Walk 2015 Challenge. <BR> www.idita-walk.com <BR> <BR> I have 59 days between Feb 1st - Mar 31st to walk for 1049 minutes. <BR> <BR> As you can see by the photo on my status, there was a thick and creepy fog this morning that scared me out of an early morning walk. It's burned off now, so you know where I'll be... Tue, 3 Feb 2015 13:12:21 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867152 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l364936915.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I took a rest day. <BR> <BR> Monday, I took a work walk. <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I got to the gym in the AM and hopped in the Spin Bike before work. <BR> <BR> Wednesday, was a repeat of Tuesday, except I was short on time. <BR> <BR> *Thursday, was another Tuesday repeat, with a walk after work while the laundry was in the wash. <BR> <BR> Friday, I got to the gym for a mor... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 12:55:08 EST