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Day 41

Sunday, January 08, 2012      3 comments

Taking a little break at work to post a quick blog. It's been a busy weekend here, but I'm making myself take breaks. I just took a long walk to the exit door to the employee parking lot (opposite side of the facility than where I work). I wa... Read more

Day 40 (and 38 and 39)

Saturday, January 07, 2012      7 comments

Wow! Today is day 40 of my streak!! Here's a breakdown of my workouts the last few days: Thursday (Day 38)- I walked a total of 2.2 miles, jogged 2 miles (times per mile 13:28, 13:10 second mile faster than first). Then I did weights, cr... Read more

Day 37

Wednesday, January 04, 2012      5 comments

Well, I've been exhausted today. I didn't sleep well. Politics always bothers me, and last night was our caucus night. I know I need to get involved, I just have to stop obsessing over it. I stayed up way too late to see the results, and th... Read more

Day 36 + Refections on 2011 and Goals for 2012

Tuesday, January 03, 2012      4 comments

I continued my streak of 10 min/day of exercise. Inspired by my reports I looked at last night and the goals I'll mention in a bit, I increased my time on the elliptical to 60 total minutes (three sets of 20). I also did my weight set one (bic... Read more

Day 35

Monday, January 02, 2012      3 comments

Today I felt a lot better. I spent most of the day in the kitchen. I wanted to finally finish my Christmas cookies. There were two batches of dough in the refrigerator since before Christmas. My grand total of cookies was: 551. I managed t... Read more

Day 34

Sunday, January 01, 2012      4 comments

Just a quick blog to say I've kept my streak intact, even though today I feel exhausted. I did 10 min on the elliptical, but went slowly so I wouldn't over do. (I need to post the blog so I can keep count) Happy New Year Everyone!!... Read more

Day 30

Wednesday, December 28, 2011      4 comments

I need to keep blogging so I can keep count of what day I'm on. My SparkStreak ticker is inaccurate. I didn't set that up right BEFORE starting the 10 min /day challenge. Ooops! Today is day 30 and I swam for 20 minutes with stretching a... Read more

Day 29 of 10 min/day

Tuesday, December 27, 2011      4 comments

Today I swam for 30 minutes, including 1000 backstrokes (2 sets of 500). It feels great to have such a streak going. It definitely makes me more motivated to keep up with it. I'm trying to get my motivation back for eating better. So far,... Read more

Day 28

Monday, December 26, 2011      2 comments

Today I did 30 min on the elliptical before coming into Omaha for the zoo, and then work. It's been nice having the warmer weather this Christmas. I've been playing catch (nerf football) with a few of my kids and today we walked around the zoo... Read more

Day 27 Merry Christmas

Sunday, December 25, 2011      7 comments

My gift to myself: I kept my streak going. First thing in the morning, I got on the elliptical for 10 minutes. Have a Merry Christmas!!... Read more

Day 26

Saturday, December 24, 2011      3 comments

I squeezed in 10 min of elliptical. Now, to shower, eat lunch, and start playing games with the kids!! Merry Christmas everyone!!... Read more

Day 25 of 10/day

Friday, December 23, 2011      5 comments

Today I did the elliptical for 10 min while I hurry to get ready for work in Omaha. Yesterday I got called into work out here, so my baking has been put on hold until at least tomorrow. Mary, my 12 year old daughter, may finish up the two batc... Read more

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


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