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Today I’m Stripping

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Grrrrr. I was logging my Y workouts and purposeful exercise into SparkAmerica. I was leading. But this week, life beckons, and I have been stripping and painting –and am too exhausted for my regular workout.

I’m beating the oncoming winter season and painting exterior doors and trim. I complete my deck today and just now re-hung the double door to the deck off the kitchen. Looks good. I have learned a LOT this time. Some new products that I cannot live without—paint eater by 3M. I had to strip the paint to bare wood on my deck then restained with a Sikkens product. Have not done underneath the deck though---to many other projects to complete so I may do it in early November.

During breaks, I’m using the ab wheel and doing “mindless exercise”. See my preceding post on the new weights I got!! I can do them using the Swiss ball as my bench.

The work I’ve done on the house gives me a sense of accomplishment and pride. I re-hung the rear door—and it was so easy! I was the primary lifter while my son guided the hinges to line up. My weight lifting is paying off—and it is good.

I’ve been following two particular sparkers lately and will put them down here as a reminder to my future self. I follow Carolyn1213 nutrition tracker. I’ve been low on protein—getting 30 to 50 grams per day while lifting weights like crazy. So that was my problem. Carolyn shows me how she gets 130 gm protein in per day. I can spread it out, eat natural, and I can do it too. The other sparker is NancyAnne55 who does a great workout. She is great at tracking her fitness and is a wonderful example from whom to learn. These ladies are both Iron Maidens. I’ve been reading message boards to improve my nutrition and exercise, and I find Iron Maidens helpful. God bless you, ladies! I don’t track everything as I should—Lordy, all I can think right now is fitting in the next coat of paint.

Back to work!

Oh. One more thing. DH is not helping me with my projects because he is working on his projects at another location. I LIKE this. It puts me in charge of how to do it -- and I like that very much! He shares his tools. I find info online regarding products such as naval jelly (phosphoric acid) for removing rust. Cool!
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