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Day 68- Shoveling snow and sledding

Saturday, February 04, 2012      4 comments

What does a crazy, 43 year-old, mother of six do for cardio when a major snow storm hits? She helps the family shovel the double wide, quadruple long driveway... and then is crazy enough to go sledding too. Today I shoveled for 45 minutes and... Read more

Day 67

Friday, February 03, 2012      2 comments

Today I was able to fit in 35 minutes in our Endless pool, 31 of those minutes were backstrokes (1800). I only stopped twice during the swim (goggle adjustment, and re-turn the motor on). Right now I'm at work, taking my break. The comput... Read more

Day 66-My Two Year Sparkversary!!

Thursday, February 02, 2012      5 comments

I'm glad I picked Groundhog day to join Sparkpeople. It helps me remember my Sparkversary. So, no matter if the Groundhog sees his shadow or not, I'm celebrating today. I've actually been in a down mood. I think it was all the clouds thi... Read more

Day 65 January wrap up

Wednesday, February 01, 2012      4 comments

Today I had to swim for my exercise. I managed 40 minutes in the pool, five doing various kicks, 35 swimming the backstroke. I had to stop three times, twice to adjust the current speed, and once to adjust my goggles, so technically, it wasn't... Read more

Day 64

Tuesday, January 31, 2012      4 comments

Today I got outside again to enjoy the fantastic weather. After shopping all day (Pamida, Target, Sams, Costco) I managed to get a three mile jog in, that's three miles straight in under 41 minutes. It felt great! I haven't jogged a three mil... Read more

Day 63-What a Beautiful Day!!

Monday, January 30, 2012      3 comments

High in the 60's today here in western Iowa. I can't believe it's still January. I'm glad to get to fantastic weather because I am really getting bored of the elliptical. So you know where I went today... outside! I went a total of 4.5 m... Read more

Day 62

Sunday, January 29, 2012      3 comments

Today I did 35 minutes swimming in my Endless pool. I did some kicks holding on to the kick bar for warm up and cool down, and did 1500 straight backstrokes. Keep in mind, that is continuous swimming, no turns. I'm swimming against a current ... Read more

Day 61

Saturday, January 28, 2012      3 comments

Today I was able to fill the pool up (it was getting a little low) and swim for 30 minutes. That included 1200 straight backstrokes and various kicks on the kick bar. We had fun watching Stevie's first basketball game. The boys really hus... Read more

Day 60 WooHoo!!

Friday, January 27, 2012      3 comments

Today I did 30 minutes on the elliptical (at a pretty fast pace, 3x10 min), weights (delts and glutes), and my non-crunch ab routine. I also finally got a good stretching session in. I've been neglecting the stretching, and I feel it in my cal... Read more

Day 59

Thursday, January 26, 2012      2 comments

Today I did 30 minutes on the elliptical, weights (biceps, delts, chest press, quads), crunches (regular, bicycle, reverse), and then I got outside and jogged for 2.25 miles (31.5 min). I will stretch after I eat a little. The problem betw... Read more

Day 58 and Why Does my Second Son Have So Much Trouble?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012      2 comments

First, Day 58 of my streak of 10 min/day of exercise. Today I did 60 total minutes on the elliptical (3x20), weights (various tricep and glute exercises), non-crunch ab routine (dumb bell side bends, dumb bell cross punches, lying leg lifts) an... Read more

Day 57 and Were You Brought Up With Exercise?

Tuesday, January 24, 2012      4 comments

Finally, the pool room is cleaned out! First I did 40 minutes on the elliptical. After that, I did 30 minutes in the pool, various kicks holding onto the kickbar and 600 total backstrokes (3 sets of 200). That felt soooooo good! I ran in... Read more

Day 56

Monday, January 23, 2012      2 comments

I was pretty worn out from working all weekend, so I rested all morning. I got my workout done this afternoon, though. I did 60 minutes on the elliptical, so my streak is still alive. Last night we got snow here, and of course it was sno... Read more

Day 55

Sunday, January 22, 2012      2 comments

My streak is still going. Today I got 20 minutes done on the elliptical. I'm getting tired of the elliptical. Hubby is doing a project out in the pool room and all his junk blocks off the pool. I really hope he gets it cleaned up today so I ... Read more

Day 53

Friday, January 20, 2012      3 comments

Only 20 min on elliptical, but I got it done! Busy day, got to go. Have a great weekend everyone!... Read more

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