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Day 9, and other victories

Wednesday, December 07, 2011      2 comments

Today I swam for 35 minutes. I did a total of 1000 backstrokes (300+300+400) and various kicks in between each group. It was hard to get started since I worked late last night, in the city, and had to commute home. I got to bed well after one... Read more

Day 8 (10 min/day of exercise)

Tuesday, December 06, 2011      4 comments

Today I planned to do 10 min on the elliptical before work. I ended up feeling so good, I did 20 minutes. I could have lasted more physically, but don't want to be late for work. Last night I went to a wonderful concert by the High Scho... Read more

Day 7 of 10 min/day, and Date night with Hubby

Monday, December 05, 2011      3 comments

Today is day 7 of my 10 min of exercise per day streak. I went easier on my joints and swam for 40 minutes. I did various kicks holding onto the kickbar (freestyle, butterfly, backstroke, and ab/adductor kicks) and 1000 backstrokes in 200 stro... Read more

Day 6 of 10min/day

Sunday, December 04, 2011      2 comments

Today I got a full hour of exercise in. I went sledding with the kids. Holy Cow! Was I tired at the end. I look forward every year to times that I can go sledding with the kids. It kills my knees and basically my whole body, but I love it!!... Read more

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


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