IMREITE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=IMREITE IMREITE'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/ Plank challenge day 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762571 17 days done. i was out of town over the weekend and it put me 1 day behind. i almost forgot about it, but i put up a reminder in my exercise area. tomorrow - 2.5 minutes Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:44:04 EST 1 bad habit avoided http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762421 i have several but i am praticing to get the bad habits out of my system. today i was tempted a couple tiemed but 1 habit i did not do at all. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:07:31 EST no more stuffed animals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761693 on sat morning, my sister and broter in law took their 3 and 5 year old to the store. they saw a big stuffed animal they wanted. they were told no. <BR> They whined a bit and were told by their parents that they were not going to buy them any more stuffed animals. <BR> afew hours my dh and i arrived with a panda stuffed animal and a monkey stuffed animal. the girls loved them. the 5 yr old took he 3 ft panda bear to my cousins wedding dance. she danced with it for hours. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:56:10 EST On the road again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760643 Have to get up early to go to a cousins wedding. so glad i stayed home tonight. i had time to take a nap and i got in a really good cardio workout Sat, 16 Aug 2014 01:39:53 EST wedding tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760572 i will be out of town tomorrow for my cousins wedding. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 23:03:32 EST interesting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759885 my company had some layoffs. my job/ my department seem safe for now. but i decided to update my online resume. i finished it and posted it last night. i have a few emails and a couple of voicemails to call back on. <BR> i am not activly looking, but it is good to know what else is out there. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:20:29 EST when engineers have pets http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758647 <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur<BR>e=player_embedded&v=rTEMRo-IcGk </link> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 01:00:18 EST 3 of 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758520 Today i had the 3rd (and last) massage of my indulgence package. i was a bit annoyed because the person overbooked so it started about 35 minutes late. i got there early so i tried to be extra patient but i was annoyed so i went out to put extra in the parking meter. <BR> at least i enjoyed the massage. i hope i get emailed more deals in the future. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:11:14 EST wedding season http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757835 I have a 3 cousins getting married in the next 3 months. i guess i will have to try on some dresses. i hate dressing up. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 21:23:44 EST no excuses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757093 i need a sign to say no excuses or no whining. mostly as a reminder to myself. Sun, 10 Aug 2014 20:00:05 EST outside day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756487 dh painted and i weeded. he will waht my help eventually but for now i can do other work. Sat, 9 Aug 2014 18:57:28 EST so tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756053 long week. need more sleep. Fri, 8 Aug 2014 23:51:06 EST Lawn mowed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755393 we got rain so the weeds were all over and needed to be mowed. also did our deep ditches. still need to attack some of it with weed killer. but that will be another day Thu, 7 Aug 2014 22:31:08 EST midweek http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754672 2 workdays left Wed, 6 Aug 2014 21:19:17 EST new workouts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753326 a couple years ago, my wonderful dh set up his old pc in the baseemnt workout area so ihave access to mp3's and songs i find online for my sorkouts. when it died he bought me a cheap netbook with internet access so i still have access to free exercise video online. There are so many options. i found some more so i constantly have new workouts and old favorites that i can keep doing.. Tue, 5 Aug 2014 00:51:31 EST stiff muscles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753161 now i remember why i dont strength train often. i was so stiff and tired today. of course some of it could be because of a virus going around. will have to remember to stretch better and do more low impact cool down stuff afterwards. and then a 5 min relax yoga session. <BR> <BR> on the other had the soreness is not pain, not affecting my joints, and not preventing me from moving. so all in all the mild soreness is weakness being forced out of my body. Mon, 4 Aug 2014 20:32:36 EST strength training http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752440 have a video for les mills Pump and Burn. all the squats, so many reps. and of course the wobbly feeling in the legs. will definatly do this one again Sun, 3 Aug 2014 19:55:10 EST weather and painting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751895 why is it when we have energy to start painting outside, does the wather not cooperae? rainy and humit. may have to wait till nect weekend to do any more. Sat, 2 Aug 2014 21:20:04 EST 30 day plank challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750759 <link>30dayfitnesschallenges.com/30-day-pl<BR>ank-challenge/ </link> <BR> A 5 min plank will be killer. i can do a 3 min plank, but i dont do it often. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:21:01 EST almost weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750636 closer to friday... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:54:39 EST start out strong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747894 monday is here. start the week strong Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:05:10 EST closet cleaned http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747709 cleaned out linen closet. did not accomplish much else. was tired after an involved weekend. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:50:58 EST quick check http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747238 drank extra water <BR> slept in went to farmers market <BR> <BR> pretty good day. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 23:34:34 EST company http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746551 my mom and sister will arrive in a bit. it will be nice to have company this weekend. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:05:35 EST do it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745377 Nothing to do but to do it Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:41:17 EST midweek http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745197 2 more work days. my mom and sister are coming up with this weekend - so much fun. i just have to clean Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:39:07 EST not bad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744423 was mentally occupied today so the day went by fast. we were not busy all day, but my mind was occupied so the day flew by. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:09:40 EST Free Smoothie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743704 At work their were coupons for asmoothie place. not bad, but i would not go back. they also give you a shot of aloe juice amd am herbal tea when you get a smoothie. It was jsut wierd. there was loud music, and it was a busy place. they had a guest concierge desk. when i want a smoothie, all i want is a smoothie. the aloe juice and tea that were soupposed to "aid digestion", ironically did not settle well in my stomach. The place was too busy for me. I am not planning to go back, but i will... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:48:45 EST 30 day squat challenge - Finished http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742469 Saturday evening i finished! did not skip any days (there were 7 scheduled rest days) nor skip reps. <BR> Will be traveling sunday so will be sitting in a car for about 3 hours. i alrady have some workout videos ready for a quick am workout. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 01:51:11 EST lazy sat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742382 not so lazy, but it just took a while to get going. did 3 miles workout in the morning. then it took me a while before i got going. after that, but i did do some cleaning. i tackles the shower in the small bathroom. the air circulation is not so good so mildew and mold thrive. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 22:20:11 EST 3 day weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741736 i have monday off- woo hoo. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:52:48 EST 3 days left http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740468 3 days left of the 30 day squat challenge- extra bonus: thursday is a rest day. debating on skipping it so i can end a day early. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 01:15:03 EST mid week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740356 met a small goal. have to keep going to make it a habit again. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:21:58 EST workout first http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739659 light meal afterwards. normally i eat first and then dont feel digested enough to get an intense workout. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:12:55 EST melon fest http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738917 melons are on sale this week. my skin is goingh to love this. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:25:44 EST Caught up- day 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738266 All caught up on my squat challenge. i was behind but did not do a rest day today. <BR> 5 more actice days and 1 rest day. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:32:24 EST 12 years http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738169 <em>511</em> + <em>509</em> <em>509</em> <BR> 12 anniversery today Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:17:51 EST humid http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737582 but still got a lot of stuff done outside Sat, 12 Jul 2014 22:37:18 EST squat challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737008 i was out of town. When i came home, i was tired and not feeling well. so i missed a couple days. I started again last night. i have 18.5 days done. i have 1 set to finish and then i will play catch up on the days i missed. i plan to be caught back up by the end of the weekend. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 23:03:15 EST better day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736297 still sleepy but not too crabby. way better then yesterday Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:29:55 EST lay offs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735607 about 60 of my coworkers were laid off this week. There are rumors that there are more coming. of course management has said nothing about any of it which makes them not trustworthy. time to update the resume just in case. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 21:10:17 EST Massage day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734852 i had the 2nd of my 3 massage package today. 1 more left. this was a great deal Tue, 8 Jul 2014 20:52:18 EST family visit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734119 Wish i had a more time off. it was wonderful. Mon, 7 Jul 2014 21:29:59 EST on the road http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732281 out of town till monday afternoon Sat, 5 Jul 2014 02:52:05 EST reunion weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731532 seeing familythis weekend. got some baking to do and some cleaning before being away from home. Thu, 3 Jul 2014 21:25:56 EST time to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730873 have some cleanig to do Wed, 2 Jul 2014 21:28:06 EST last day for june http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729372 still doing my squat challenge, but struggling with meals Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:27:45 EST nice weather http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728616 good breeze and got some outdoor work done. to bad more days cant be like this. Sun, 29 Jun 2014 21:34:28 EST 30 day squat challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728014 i am on dy 9 <BR> <link>www.fitsugar.com/Printable-Squat-Cha<BR>llenge-31141646 </link> <BR> <BR> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 22:35:11 EST day 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727357 Day 8 of 30 day squat challenge finished. i almost forgot the other night but i am going to keep doing it. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:57:22 EST