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Christmas Cookies

Wednesday, December 21, 2011      7 comments

I thought I'd explain a little about my Christmas cookie tradition. The thing I remember most about Christmas as a kid was that my dad would bake cookies, lots and lots of cookies. He counted one year. He had made over 3000 (yes, three thousa... Read more

Day 22

Tuesday, December 20, 2011      4 comments

I just finished 25 minutes in the pool. Hubby wanted a turn, or else I would have done 30. I did 800 total backstrokes (2x400) with various kicks holding onto the kickbar. Today was a busy day of baking. I've finished two double batches ... Read more

Day 21

Monday, December 19, 2011      3 comments

Today I squeezed in 30 min in the Endless pool. It feels great to get 30 min done!! Very busy day with hubby. He's got two weeks off now. We bought outside Christmas decorations, more presents for the kids, and some other odds and ends. ... Read more

Day 20

Sunday, December 18, 2011      6 comments

I did 10 min on the elliptical. Not much time today. We've got church this morning. Then, we'll be hosting mom-in-law's birthday party. Enjoy this beautiful day!!... Read more

Day 19!!

Saturday, December 17, 2011      7 comments

Today I did 30 minutes on the elliptical. I had the kids cheering me on while I was on it. Pat's play last night was so funny. He was great as the ghost of Christmas future, dressed as Darth Vader. His best friend was Scrooge, dressed ... Read more

Day 18 of 10min/day

Friday, December 16, 2011      4 comments

I just did 10 minutes on the elliptical again today, same reason as yesterday. I know my body just can't handle any more, and I still have chores around the house to catch up. Tonight we're going to Patrick's play, "A Seussified Christmas ... Read more

Day 17

Thursday, December 15, 2011      3 comments

I only did 10 min on the elliptical today, but that's all I can muster. I worked a busy 8 hour shift at the hospital in my small town, a little bit of running the kids around, and managed the ellptical after that. TOM is excruciating right now... Read more

Day 16 (Results from and earlier challenge)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011      6 comments

Today is day 16 straight of 10 minutes per day of exercise. I did 30 min on the elliptical, weights, crunches, and stretching. emoticonRead more

Day 15 of 10 min/day of exercise

Tuesday, December 13, 2011      3 comments

WooHoo! I just got out of the pool. I did 40 minutes of various kicks and backstrokes. I managed to up the number of backstrokes to 1300, incuding one set of 640. I really feel my arms getting stronger having more endurance. Backstrokes are... Read more

Day 14

Monday, December 12, 2011      2 comments

Today I did the elliptical for 30 minutes. It feels good to have enough time to do a longer workout. I'm glad I was able to keep my streak going over my long work weekend, even on Sunday. This morning I took it easy after everyone got off... Read more

Day 13

Sunday, December 11, 2011      1 comments

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

Day 12

Saturday, December 10, 2011      1 comments

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

Day 11-shoveling

Friday, December 09, 2011      3 comments

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

Thursday, December 08, 2011      4 comments

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!! Read more

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

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