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Today I managed 10 minutes on the elliptical to complete my 10 min of exercise. I have to hurry to get ready for church (and help the family get ready too). Then I'm off to work a 10.5 hour shift. Day 13 complete!!... Read more
Today I did a swimming routine in our Endless pool. I did 35 minutes total, 1000 backstrokes total, and various other kicks holding onto the kick bar. Day 12 and still going strong. The real test will be tomorrow. I'll have to get 10 minutes... Read more
Today I don't have much time before work, so I'm counting the shoveling as my exercise. I feel tired, and SparkPeople lists it as a cardio workout, so I feel that's legit.
Hubby let me sleep in a little this morning, which is nice since I ... Read more
Day 10 (10 min/day of exercise)-and Christmas Shopping
WooHoo! I'm in the double digits of the 10 min/day challenge. Today I did 30 min on the elliptical, weights (triceps, delts, glutes), and my ab non-crunch routine. After all that I stretched for 10 minutes. I feel great!!
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Day 9, and other victories
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)
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
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
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
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.
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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
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!
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
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
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
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