IMREITE's SparkPeople Blog IMREITE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community sleepy normal works schedule so i am not getting the extra hour of sleep. i just have to stay focused so i tire myself out by bedtime but still get stuff done. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:34:16 EST next workout challenge i am almost done with my 30 day fall into fitness challenge.. (wrong season, i know but i missed it last year). i am debating if i stick with jessica smith or look for something else. <BR> i just want to make sure it has at least 2 days of strength training per week Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:59:29 EST restful day did not do much today. thats ok. i ened up with 15000 steps yesterday without a formal exercise session Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:27:27 EST moving day - poor brother in law he is so overwhelmed . his siblings and my brother were out to help the move. he was getting picked on a lot. when it was time to go pack to the apartment he stayed back at the new house. his mom and my mom were there also to help. it took a lot of pressure off my sister. especially when his dad came.they helped to keep him calm and on task. Sat, 18 Feb 2017 20:39:44 EST moving day my sister moves tomorrow. it will be interesting to see how organized it is Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:09:17 EST almost friday closer to the weekend. of course it will be nuts on saturday because my sister is moving and her hubby works weekends so a bunch of us are helping. its going to a log day because she is not very organized. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:20:53 EST hitting head on the wall day this afternoon my brain went out for vacation. i missed something simple and i ended up doing a lot more work only to get really lost and confused. it confused the subject matter xperts and when checking something else i realized what i missed. i was so annoyed. at least it was the end of the day and i was able to get out o there and realize i could jsut start over tomorrow and do it correctly. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 20:51:15 EST still waiting id like more training an on the other hand i can't wait to be done so i can start working on my own. that and our back up trainer is a bit overwhelmed so we are not getting a lot of time to focus. Tue, 14 Feb 2017 21:28:11 EST no nap again did my workout instead. and then cooked supper. not wtime to finish cleaning and go complete a short stretching routine Mon, 13 Feb 2017 22:06:34 EST stiff so stiff from cleaning yesterday. the trick will be to keep moving lightly throughout the day to keep blood flowing Sun, 12 Feb 2017 13:28:43 EST basement clean to bad i am not talking about my basement. my babysister bought a new house. her hubby works weekends so my mom and I cleaned for her. wiped down walls, vaccum. sweeping ceiling, killing spiders, and helping put contact paper on her kitchen shelves. she still has tons to do. glad it is not me and my house is not that messy Sun, 12 Feb 2017 00:16:43 EST balancing challenges week 2 of my fall into fitness workout challenges is done a day early. <BR> week 1 of sleep challenge is done. some success. i only napped last night. it was nice to have a rest night. i did get some cleaning done in my kitchen and did some paperwork done as well. i still need practice at staying focuse and making claning/organizing tasks more habitual. so there were some successes this week. Fri, 10 Feb 2017 21:52:36 EST hubba bubba does anyone else remember hubba bubba bubble gum? Thu, 9 Feb 2017 21:49:25 EST workouts doing well on far 3 wrok nights and no naps. not hugely productive but i alreasdy have my salad prepped and ready for tomorrow. noit as far a long as i wanted but tit is a pretty big habit i am reworking. i will get there eventually Wed, 8 Feb 2017 20:59:28 EST meeting night quick workout before i left and i will do the rest later Tue, 7 Feb 2017 21:05:23 EST homemade lasanga easy super for me. only had to prep garlic bread. hubby prepped the lasagna. only have to do some cleaning. good way to end a monday Mon, 6 Feb 2017 20:42:40 EST new sleep habit this weekend was not a good tme to start. monday will be the best test. Mon, 6 Feb 2017 00:17:51 EST change in plan. it is weird but i like the idea of changing up my routine a little. i have a plan to help me make sure i try fdifferent things and get more done in my day. Sat, 4 Feb 2017 15:55:37 EST no more naps my hubby talked to a doctor- a neurologist that is a sleep specialist, who gave him a non drug prescription to get more sleep. of course it means lifestyle changes. that is the hard part. it means we have to work for it. physical and mental effort. and be consistant. the best part is we can do it together. if we find success with this, our energy and other healthy habits should come together as a result. we both need to loose weight so i am hoping this will be what gets us in the right way. Fri, 3 Feb 2017 20:34:31 EST js challenge my fall challenge is doing a series of jessica smith videos. <BR> <link><BR>t=PLe5P3ayTEj7aqF1IWghHaRQGBt3olGEvV </link> Thu, 2 Feb 2017 21:25:40 EST sing a song I should look at my songs for choir before i forget. Wed, 1 Feb 2017 22:00:41 EST fall into fitness.. in the winter last fall there was a workout challenge called fall into fitness. i was in the middle of a 12 week exercise challenge so i did not have the free timne to do it then. i finished a different challenge in januarry and am doing the call ino fitness now. so for the next month i have 5 planned workouts per week. i have done 3 of them and so far i enjoy them. i like the modifications so i can make them harder as i get fitter. Tue, 31 Jan 2017 21:33:23 EST stay focused it is hard for me but my workout was today was steady state and i found myself doing well in some moves. Mon, 30 Jan 2017 21:10:05 EST need to move sleepy would rather nap. i washed the sheets so the bed is not made up. but i will start cleaning now Sun, 29 Jan 2017 14:00:37 EST fast sat did not do much today. but i made homemade chicken soup. it is more work when having to do it using a whole chicken. the local grocery store ran out of boneless, skinless breasts so i bought a whole chicken that was part of the sale. i threw it it my slow cooker. it was so tender. once it cooled, the meat fell off the bone. then ti tossed the meat back in and addred my veggies. i used fhe food processor to get the carrots and celery in small pieces. it is more flavorable and easier to eat tha... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 22:07:26 EST next goal i need some goals to help me focus. i am thinking a few 5-10 minute per day challenges should help. i want mini goals for extra activity, cleaning, organizing or meditation goals. Fri, 27 Jan 2017 21:21:37 EST more training except now it will just be with the small group. so only the people in my department will be in the training calls so no more wasting time doing the unneeded stuff. we can focus on our new job tasks not the extra stuff. Thu, 26 Jan 2017 21:53:06 EST midweek still in training at work. at least 1 more week. unfortunatly the beginning stuff we weokedn was not that new and now it have it memorized which is not good because then i am not paying attention to what i am doing. i guess i should just calm down, relax and not worry about speed for a while. focus on thinking and searching for all th information. Wed, 25 Jan 2017 21:47:42 EST sunlight it is warm enough but there is no sunlight outside. it has been cludy and gray. plus a snowstorm tomorrow morning. so it will be days without sunlight. i can get vitamin d from food, but fresh air and natural sunlight is hard to beat. Tue, 24 Jan 2017 21:51:16 EST workout challenge almost done with the current one. thinking about what will be the next one will be. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:48:26 EST packer game not sure what will happen, but hoping they win <BR> ------------- <BR> update - they got creamed. game was not fun for packer fans to watch. too many injuries and no consistant drives. home early from watching the game. more time to exercise or organize. Sun, 22 Jan 2017 13:23:14 EST busy day not busy running errnads, but busy doing some cleaning.i am behind on cleaning/organizing tasks. i'll get it done eventually. Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:58:24 EST mexican night went out for mexican with some people from work. i had fajita salad with shrimp. there was a good amount of shrimp. the peppers and onions added some extra veggies. 1 margarita. good night to kicj back and have some fun Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:42:33 EST grouchy I've been crabby and grouchy lately. not sure why. probably misplaced excitement and then frustration. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:52:49 EST all or something no more all or nothing mentality for me. i plan to not focus on perfection or the ideal. i want to do a little bit each day to get me towards goals. i may not see big results but i want to change bad habits. bad habits sneak in so easy. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:40:09 EST new alarm i came up with a new idea for an alarm to get out of bed. i call it ANNA or the 5 year old model. it works by inviting a 5 year old to stay over night. when they wake up - which will be really early in the morning, they come in your room and beat you on the head with a pillow. after about 5 minutes of this you will get up. <BR> <BR> ok this is me being sarcasm, but it is hard to sleep with energetic children. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:10:16 EST new week waiting at oral surgeons office. my dh is getting sedated to have a damaged tooth pulled. this could be a long day. they are already behind Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:57:26 EST crazy fun my nieces spent the night. my house is not he most kid proof and i dont really have toys around my house. however everyhing is a plaything for them. the clothes chute even entertains they have fun but make a huge mess. i am not use to kids making a mess at everthing. ie. frosting cupcakes in the kitchen still ends up on the hallway floor. Sun, 15 Jan 2017 21:54:04 EST sleep over my nieces wanted to stayover night. the 5 year old fell asleep and was out. the 8 year old was a bit hyper and tink was afraid to let herself fall asleep. so she is a little anxious. i hope she falls asleep soon. Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:20:17 EST pay attention ive had training this week and ive wanted to smack people at points. they keep asking trainers to repeat things becauese they "were not paying attention" or were "not listening". how unprofessional that they do it and then admit it. we all got distractions but dont make everyone else feel belittles because you spent 5 minutes not listening when others were talking. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:37:28 EST clean for 1 minute what is it about sweeping/scrubbing a kitchen floor that makes dirt want to attack ot? it seems that as soon as i clean the floor it only stays nice for a minute or 2 and then i start to see specks of stuff. drives me nuts. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 21:32:47 EST snow 3 days of snowfall. not fun to drive in but it looks like it will stop falling... in time for us to get below 0 temperatures Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:53:55 EST long week close to snow storms for 2 days and 2 2-3 days of really cold. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 21:43:11 EST its exercise time i got stuck in traffic on the way home. i was annoyed. BUT i came home and did my workout. Mon, 9 Jan 2017 20:27:36 EST back back from weekend away. after a little rest, time to go get some stuff done Sun, 8 Jan 2017 21:58:45 EST oot on the road. going to racine this weekend to visit inlaws Sat, 7 Jan 2017 02:31:17 EST plans am exercise or more sleep... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 21:10:52 EST promotion I found out on tuesday i will be promoted to a new area at work. i start next monday. so far i know i will have remote raining. i just dont have a schedule yet. Thu, 5 Jan 2017 20:51:07 EST to serve and protect a poor college student a fund story i meant to share <BR> <link><BR>deos?mediaid=aca3dde6-6142-4c3a-8c14-0<BR>58d571adc4a </link> <BR> <BR> a student was speeding and driving a bit recklessly on his way to do a presentation. the cop talks to him ad while the student grabs his license and registration, the cop ties his tie for him. Wed, 4 Jan 2017 21:52:36 EST what to do next 10-20 minutes free unitl my attention is needed elsewhere. so i did some quick cleaning and organized a small cupboard i the kitchen. did not feel like much but i now know what is in the cupboard and dishes are done Tue, 3 Jan 2017 22:19:41 EST