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Day 254- Third day straight of a long walk

Thursday, August 09, 2012      4 comments

I got my workout done in the evening again. This time I walked down to the school playground with the kids. They played while I walked around the tennis courts. I was going at a good pace. I estimate about an 18 minute mile. My total walkin... Read more

Day 253- Another 3 mile walk

Wednesday, August 08, 2012      4 comments

I got in another three mile walk today, this time with one of my best friends. It's always nice to catch up with her. I also had an active day earlier. The kids and I had planned to meet my sister-in-law and her kids at our city pool. Right ... Read more

Day 252- Good paced walk today

Tuesday, August 07, 2012      5 comments

I walked by myself today, which means I went at my pace, not hubby's. I walked a total of 3 miles in 52 minutes. That's just over 17.5 minutes per mile. I'm sweating and I feel like I got my heart rate up, so today was a very successful worko... Read more

Day 251

Monday, August 06, 2012      5 comments

I got outside tonight with hubby and went for a 30 minute walk. He quit around 25 minutes, but I really wanted to get 30 in. I hope to get out earlier tomorrow to maybe even get more walking minutes done. Today was a catch up day at hom... Read more

Days 249 & 250

Sunday, August 05, 2012      4 comments

Saturday I took it slow again. I'm still recovering from my trip to the ER. I went for a half mile walk. Today I went for a mile walk with hubby. The weather is much cooler and it was so enjoyable. Yesterday's walk was about 10.5 minutes. ... Read more

Days 247 & 248; I've had to slow down again!

Saturday, August 04, 2012      2 comments

I had a fantastic workout on day 246, my previous blog, 2 mile jog. I started feeling like I was finally going to start making progress again. I even had a decent night at work afterward, but got a stomach ache that felt like bad gas toward th... Read more

Day 246- I've Officially Made it Across Iowa!

Wednesday, August 01, 2012      6 comments

I wish I had more time yesterday to get a longer jog in, but I was glad I started jogging again. Today I continued that trend, and jogged almost two miles. The first 1/8 mile was walking and I got the two miles done in 27:40, that's 13:50 each... Read more

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

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