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Day 245- Yes! I can still jog a mile in 13 minutes!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012      3 comments

I haven't jogged much lately due to my busy work schedule, camping, and the intense heat here in Iowa. Today I decided to try a quick jog. I warmed up with a 1/8 mile walk and then jogged the rest of the mile. I came in with a time of 13:19, a... Read more

Day 244 Fantastic news

Monday, July 30, 2012      11 comments

One of my twins, Sean, had an MRI on Thursday. There was a very small chance he had something wrong in his brain, causing visual disturbances. The scan came back clear. He's perfectly healthy! This is the best news I have ever gotten. T... Read more

Days 242 & 243 My Babies are Seven today

Sunday, July 29, 2012      3 comments

Yesterday we took it easy. We've had a cold going through the family, so a couple of the kids didn't feel so good. I also have been on the go with work, camping, and mom stuff, so I really needed a relaxing day. I went for a walk in the eveni... Read more

Days 240 & 241 More food victories

Friday, July 27, 2012      2 comments

I'm still doing good with exercise. Yesterday had to be a slow day (my worst day of TOM). I got at least 10, maybe 15 minutes walking in with hubby. Today, I'm feeling much stronger, so I did 30 minutes on the elliptical. I changed it up, th... Read more

Day 239

Wednesday, July 25, 2012      5 comments

I only had time for 20 minutes on the elliptical today. It felt good again, and I went almost as fast as yesterday. The kids have been such a great help lately, I have to blog about them. My oldest kids have been learning how to cook some... Read more

Day 238- Elliptical is getting easier!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012      3 comments

Today I did another 30 minutes on the elliptical. It felt better today, so hopefully my body is remembering that I'm not all that out of shape. I feel like I went pretty fast, 70 rpms for most of it. My kids cheered me on today again. I ... Read more

Day 237 Need to rebuild a little

Monday, July 23, 2012      3 comments

I finally did 30 minutes on the elliptical today. It was hard. I feel out of shape again. My family was great, and cheered me on through each ten minutes. My new fitness goal is to get more routine at 30 minutes of cardio several times per w... Read more

Day 236-"Jump Start" ideas?

Sunday, July 22, 2012      2 comments

When will this heat wave end? I guess it's good that I'm working so much. I can't have much fun outside when it's so hot and humid. I did 20 minutes on the elliptical today: 5 min warming up and gradually getting faster, 13 minutes goi... Read more

Day 235- Thank you for the support

Saturday, July 21, 2012      4 comments

I've kept my streak alive still. I did 10 min on the elliptical. All the support from my spark friends has inspired me to keep going. I may only be doing 10 minutes per day right now, but it's better than not doing anything at all!... Read more

Days 233 & 234

Friday, July 20, 2012      2 comments

I'm still barely doing my 10min/day of exercise, mostly quick walks or a quick 10 min on the elliptical. Yesterday was a nice walk with my daughters, today the elliptical. I've picked up lots of extra shifts at work to help with our bills. I'... Read more

Days 226-232 Camping trip

Wednesday, July 18, 2012      7 comments

We went for a camping trip over the weekend which took a lot of energy. I felt like everything I did was a workout. Every day I rode my bike, walked a lot, and swam with the kids. We went to a Jellystone campground outside of Austin, Minnesot... Read more

Day 225-Feeling better

Tuesday, July 10, 2012      4 comments

I didn't sleep great last night, but I slept. I feel a lot better today. I really have to watch my evening caffeine intake at work. Work Sunday was so slow, I felt I needed a boost to stay awake. That probably is what killed my sleep that ni... Read more

Day 224

Monday, July 09, 2012      4 comments

I feel like I got no sleep last night. I can't believe how dizzy and exhausted I feel. Hubby and I went on a short walk, about 1/2 mile in 13 minutes for our exercise tonight. I sure hope I feel better tomorrow. I found out today that St... Read more

Day 223 & Thanks for all the responses yesterday

Sunday, July 08, 2012      6 comments

Thank you to everyone who responded to my question yesterday. It's all really helpful advice. Today I was able to get in a 2 mile jog with a 1/4 mile walk before and after. My jogging miles were 13:30 and 14:00. These are pretty average ... Read more

Day 222-Spark Question-How do you stay on track with summer eating?

Saturday, July 07, 2012      7 comments

Not much time again, so I did another 10 minutes on the elliptical. I ate great yesterday, and not too bad the day before. It's my eating I really need to start being consistent with. I love summer treats like ice cream and root beer floats. ... Read more

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