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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

Day 221

Friday, July 06, 2012      7 comments

I did the elliptical today for 10 minutes. That's all the time I've got, gotta run!... Read more

Day 220

Thursday, July 05, 2012      4 comments

Today I was busy catching up food prep to eat healthy food, and laundry from being gone lots of days this week. I finally got my workout done, and hubby convinced me to lift weights. That was about a 30 min workout. I haven't done weights as ... Read more

Day 219-Happy 4th!

Wednesday, July 04, 2012      6 comments

I got my 30 minutes in on the elliptical today. I stayed inside due to the heat. Now to have fun with the family to celebrate the 4th! emoticonRead more


Tuesday, July 03, 2012      2 comments

I did a quick and fast 10 min on the elliptical. I tried to sprint the whole time since I only have time for 10 minutes. Whew! I am sweating now! Last night we had another swim meet. Bridget (6) swam four races again and did great! Mik... Read more

Days 214-217

Monday, July 02, 2012      5 comments

We had a busy weekend. Hubby and I drove up to the Twin Cities to get a Toyota Sequoia. The dealership up there had to get it from Fargo, ND. I really enjoyed the alone time with hubby, but it was way too short, and way too hurried. We staye... Read more

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