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=6090540 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2d3e2c13-ff2a-4cba-9b1b-18baf57d5632.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I got to my swim lesson. I had Instructor Steven to myself so we worked on easing my fear of the deep end a bit. (Yes, I still feel scared and panicky some times.) <BR> <BR> Monday, I moved boxes at work. ALL day. <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I moved boxes at work. <BR> <BR> Wednesday, I got to the Cycle class. <BR> (I saw my former TRX classmates and instr... Mon, 8 Feb 2016 00:32:22 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6085327 I guess I should start by confessing I didn't want to type or post this blog. It's got a lot of ugly behavior in it, but here it is... a day late... after throwing a fit of I don't wanna, the reasonable, logical, grown up me is posting the ugly behavior. <BR> <BR> Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/24c3430a-fdad-4569-90e8-48c8b4d242f0.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I did my swim lesson. <BR> <BR> Monday, I took a rest day. <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I move... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 22:08:01 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6078133 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5c64edd9-b667-457c-9200-8a7558fd2966.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I got to my swim lesson feeling less than 100%, but left feeling 110%. At the end, I got to swim in my own lane with minimal supervision and I didn't end up in another lane! This is huge SparkFriends, HUGE!! <BR> <BR> Monday, I moved boxes upstairs near the end of the day at work. <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I moved boxes downstairs as soon as I got to work.... Sun, 24 Jan 2016 19:41:35 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6072059 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/94fb3088-b6e9-421b-bc97-4cdf36443c36.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I got to my first swim lesson of 2016. I was nervous getting back in the pool, but I hadn't completely forgotten what I've learned. <BR> <BR> Monday, I took a rest day. (I can't remember the last time I took a Monday off.) <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I moved boxes at work. <BR> I left work early to get on the Spin Bike and do some upper body strength trainin... Sun, 17 Jan 2016 19:28:09 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6066066 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/be2ebb37-76ef-418a-b644-2e83ab7e6f1f.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I took a rest day. <BR> <BR> Monday, I moved boxes first thing at work. <BR> In the evening, I got to the TRX class. The place was jam packed! The New Year's resolution-ers are real. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7cad4341-2aca-45a0-80a2-298340dca6d1.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I took a rest day. <BR> <BR> Wednesday, I got to t... Sun, 10 Jan 2016 19:29:28 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6059237 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8a614ee0-4402-451e-8d12-8aadf811bb67.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I took a rest day. <BR> <BR> Monday, I moved boxes at work and I got to the last TRX class of December, in the evening. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a8038de9-33b0-4d1b-b100-5c6988aecc9f.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I moved boxes at work. <BR> <BR> Wednesday, I moved boxes at work ALL day. <BR> <BR> Thursday, I moved boxes a... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 19:34:49 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6053690 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/86e9650b-4a97-43e4-a1bc-86dcb452e63c.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I got to my last swim lesson of 2015. Bittersweet. <BR> <BR> Monday, I moved boxes at work. In the evening, I got to the TRX class; I felt exhausted and slow, but I made sure my form didn't suffer. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a2661e22-519b-4fa4-86e5-5f59b6ef3cd8.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I took a rest day. <BR> <BR> Wednes... Sun, 27 Dec 2015 23:12:42 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6050348 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/68129979-fd1e-42b1-ba7c-c9858b32cbbf.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I got to my swim lesson. <BR> <BR> Monday, I moved boxes downstairs as soon as I got to work. <BR> In the evening, I got to the TRX class. It felt SO hard, because I really didn't feel like doing push-ups and it was clearly push-up day. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f2c973de-4b1d-4e38-bf1f-8701d85d50f1.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Tuesda... Sun, 20 Dec 2015 18:34:19 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6046978 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c399aef9-2c5a-4204-9b0c-25b698fdfb9b.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I ran the RunKeeper Global 5K first thing in the morning. <BR> In the afternoon, I got to my swim lesson, with a 30 minute make-up class right afterwards. Whew! <BR> <BR> Monday, I got to the first TRX class of December, feeling sore, but I foam rolled at the end. Hurt so good. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ad5b8bbf-2feb-414c-... Sun, 13 Dec 2015 18:45:02 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6043416 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a531fef5-2bb6-4953-ae9b-c60128aeb6d8.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I got to the gym and hopped on the Stationary Bike before the GRIT Strength class. <BR> <BR> Monday, I took a rest day. <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I moved boxes at work ALL day. <BR> <BR> Wednesday, I moved boxes at work ALL day. <BR> <BR> Thursday, I took a rest day. <BR> <BR> Friday, I got to the gym at the butt crack of dawn and hopped on the Spin ... Sun, 6 Dec 2015 19:57:14 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6039560 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4d0af2e0-c031-484a-b992-42e47119193c.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I got to my last swim lesson of November. It was a fun lesson. <BR> <BR> Monday, I moved boxes at work. In the evening I got to the TRX class. It was finally instructed by a certified trainer. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bae2151d-a34c-4296-8e28-f9993e20ed50.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I moved boxes at work all morning. <BR> ... Sun, 29 Nov 2015 15:54:23 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6036274 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dc5e0cae-2582-436b-9cbb-807b64a1a36a.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I got to the beach for a run at the butt crack of dawn. It was WAY too cold for me, but I got it done. <BR> I got to my swim lesson in the afternoon. <BR> <BR> Monday, I got to the TRX class; taught by an uncertified 'trainer'. I've officially decided to drop the class, I'm not signing up for December. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.co... Sun, 22 Nov 2015 18:19:13 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6032663 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cdba4beb-080f-4d48-87ef-2cc5151d72fb.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I got to my swim lesson. Not to toot my own horn, but I did REALLY well! <BR> <BR> Monday, I moved boxes upstairs at work. <BR> In the evening, I got to the TRX class. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bf493ea5-d0e6-48df-8d67-7d4594e0c0a5.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I moved boxes upstairs at work. <BR> <BR> Wednesday, I got to th... Sun, 15 Nov 2015 17:55:58 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6029579 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3c3980cb-1de2-4f23-abb1-3aa1dcfeffd7.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I got up for a beach walk/ jog and got to my swim lesson in the afternoon. <BR> <BR> Monday, I moved boxes at work. In the evening (which felt like midnight) I got to the TRX class and it was a disaster. (Without getting into too much detail I will say, Marques wasn't in so I walked out of class and went home.) <BR> I did some basic moves (squats, de... Tue, 10 Nov 2015 00:07:33 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6024895 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c90093bb-ff1a-412c-a818-d9f15ec097fa.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I did my swim lesson with Instructor Daniella, Instructor Steven was out. <BR> <BR> Monday, I got to the TRX class in the evening. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/396b8857-22b3-4bb4-be3e-5c6ac93dd5b4.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I took a rest day. <BR> <BR> Wednesday, I got to the TRX class. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.spar... Sun, 1 Nov 2015 18:58:32 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6021068 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a215d7e1-0a5e-4a29-9079-0b6725990cec.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I woke up before dawn for a beach run and ran into rain on my drive there. I drove to the gym, instead. After getting home I did some complexes: squats, deadlifts, power clean, chest press, bent over rows, military press, and dips. I also did my swim lesson. Whew! <BR> <BR> Monday, I got to the TRX class in the evening. <BR> <img src="http://photosaw... Sun, 25 Oct 2015 19:03:34 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6017034 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/84272c81-2206-45dc-abf6-3b1aae9b0c6e.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I did my swim lesson; I swam the length of the pool in one breath! (First time ever!) <BR> <BR> Monday, I moved boxes first thing in the morning at work. <BR> In the evening I got to the TRX class. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5ceb19d4-072c-43b2-8ebb-531c3560b36e.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I had the day off work, so I got to t... Sun, 18 Oct 2015 14:08:48 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6013289 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ee70f4a7-68a6-458e-b523-86a3d290227c.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I did my swim lesson; mostly free style. <BR> <BR> Monday, I got to the TRX class. <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I did complexes at home; dead lifts, rows, cleans, shoulder presses, and squats. <BR> <BR> Wednesday, I got to the TRX class. (No Trainer Marques.) <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/34449d10-4f96-438d-9db8-8f303a9d79eb.JPG"> <B... Sun, 11 Oct 2015 17:52:07 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6009292 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a5868647-51b2-4f7d-ab93-5a40790121f7.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I got to my swim lesson (after missing 3 weeks straight) feeling nervous about the water, again. Not as bad as day one, but the nerves were there for the first few laps. <BR> <BR> Monday, I got to the TRX class. It was tough! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e87c8612-0b03-42ad-b07d-97bbc4d73db4.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I moved bo... Sun, 4 Oct 2015 20:14:17 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6005081 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/00b859ee-c1c8-4842-894d-0189fb7d874f.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I woke up at the butt crack of dawn and took myself for a beach walk. I cancelled the swim lesson because I was having a hard enough time breathing on dry land. <BR> <BR> Monday, I got to the TRX class; feeling about 80%. It was just two girls and a new guy. While Trainer Marques focused on the new guy, I decided to push us girls by bringing heavier w... Sun, 27 Sep 2015 18:49:28 EST Whoo Hoo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6002841 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dd7591d9-0aeb-42e0-8cc2-09033ae443fe.JPG"> Wed, 23 Sep 2015 16:28:45 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6001392 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/12735b66-d5d3-43ef-87c2-1b555601e138.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I cancelled the swim lesson and took a rest day. <BR> <BR> Monday, I took a rest day. (The TRX class was cancelled.) <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I took a rest day. <BR> <BR> Wednesday, I, against my better judgement, went to the TRX class. After 4.5 days of just sleeping, it kicked my tired butt! <BR> <BR> Thursday, I took a rest day. <BR> <BR> Friday, I... Mon, 21 Sep 2015 11:19:23 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5997607 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/55647cee-810e-49b1-8034-6dc3e0cdd169.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, with no swim lesson because of the holiday (Labor Day weekend), I took a rest day. <BR> <BR> Monday, I got a 3 mile beach run done early in the morning to beat the heat. In the evening, I got to the first TRX class of September. <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I stood at work most of the day. <BR> <BR> Wednesday, I stood at work most of the day. In the evening... Tue, 15 Sep 2015 00:02:26 EST Recap of Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5992775 Here's how the week went: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d595c456-db22-46c4-82e4-3a01d33c094c.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Sunday, I earned my 10 minute swim credit. <BR> <BR> Monday, I took a rest day. <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I stood at work all morning. <BR> <BR> Wednesday, the TRX demo class was cancelled, I stood at work all morning. <BR> <BR> Thursday, I stood at work all morning. (This seems to wear me out!) <BR> <BR> Friday, I moved boxes at work in the morning. In the e... Mon, 7 Sep 2015 14:18:48 EST 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