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Day five

Saturday, December 03, 2011      4 comments

WooHoo! I did a full workout today! I did 30 min on the elliptical, weights set one (chest press, delt press, bicep curl, quad pull) and crunches (regular, bicycle and reverse) followed by stretching. I did a total of 75 minutes of exercise. ... Read more

Day four

Friday, December 02, 2011      4 comments

Today I swam for 40 minutes in my Endless pool. I did 1000 total backstrokes (groups of 200) and I did various kicks holding onto the kick bar. My joints felt weak after the Xbox 360 kinect workout yesterday. There's lots of jumping in those ... Read more

Day 3 of 10 min/day

Thursday, December 01, 2011      5 comments

A friend and fellow Sparker (Kelly, you know who you are) has inspired me to try something new. I'm trying the 10 minutes a day of exercise, something, anything for at least 10 minutes a day. November 29th was the first day of this challenge f... Read more

Had a Great Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011      4 comments

Wow!! Last week was busy, a good kind of busy, but busy all the same. I started cooking for Thanksgiving on Wednesday morning, cooked through dinner on Thursday, then had to work Friday through Sunday. Monday morning was busy with lots of odd... Read more

Sore Foot Slowing Me Down

Wednesday, November 16, 2011      5 comments

It's been a long haul with my right foot. I thought I was doing the right thing going to the foot doctor, but I think he's done more damage than good. I've been barely able to walk for well over a week now. The orthotics he keeps adjusting fo... Read more

Feeling Good

Wednesday, November 09, 2011      3 comments

I must be approaching a good dose on my thyroid meds. I'm feeling pretty good this week. I've been a little down this week. I think it's due to the time change, weather change. This time of year is hard with shorter days. I've also been bat... Read more

Sunny Fall Day

Thursday, October 27, 2011      5 comments

I figure I'll post a quick blog before heading outside. It's a little chilly, but beautifully sunny today in Western Iowa. I had two great workouts so far this week, on Monday and Tuesday. Yesterday, my best friend came over for coffee. It's... Read more

Vacation week last week, now to get going again!

Monday, October 24, 2011      2 comments

Hubby had all of last week off from work. It was nice spending so much time with him. We got lots of errands done, ate out for lunch a few times, and just enjoyed each other's company. He even made big progress on a project along our flower b... Read more

Up to 175 again, but SparkPeople is helping to identify the problem

Friday, October 07, 2011      4 comments

As you can imagine, I'm quite frustrated right now. I went to the doctor yesterday, stepped on the scale and it had confirmed what I already knew. I've been gaining the last few months despite being active and eating pretty well. I feel exhau... Read more

20 Year College Reunion

Monday, September 26, 2011      4 comments

Saturday was my 20 year college reunion. I can't believe I'm that old! emoticon I went to Creighton University ... Read more

500 Stairs in my routine today!

Friday, September 23, 2011      3 comments

This week I'm bored with working out. I love getting outside, but was tired of the same routine. I couldn't even motivate myself to just walk/jog after walking the kids to school. So first I did a weight lifting workout. Ok, that worked, I w... Read more

Weekly update

Tuesday, September 20, 2011      4 comments

I ended last week with two great workouts. Wednesday, I walked/jogged for 3.75 miles. Thursday, I did a kick/swim workout in our Endless pool. Both workouts were for 60 minutes. I ate great all week and didn't cheat at all. I had to work Fr... Read more

Trying to get going, again...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011      5 comments

Started off the 12 weeks to fabulous challenge great! Then, my chest got all congested. I was laid up by the end of the week and had no will power to eat well. We had a good Saturday visit with friends we don't see too often. But again, ate ... Read more

12 Weeks to Fabulous Challenge

Wednesday, September 07, 2011      6 comments

I really need this. A good friend of mine has started a healthy living challenge and I'm in on it. Each participant pays $10 to go to the prize fund. There's a point system for healthy habits: cardio, strenght training, sleep, different heal... Read more

Heel Spur slowing me down

Monday, August 29, 2011      5 comments

It's been hard staying motivated these last couple of weeks. I'm eating okay, with some deviation from my plan on occasion. I have to start being a positive influence on Hubby, and not let him be a bad influence on me. I think I'll enlist the... Read more


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