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Challenge To Do, But Not Overdo

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Yesterday I did a half hour walking workout, then took both kids for a stroller ride including up a hill, and after the kids went home -- after supper but earlier than usual -- I inflated my tires and rode my bike. So I worked out about 55 minutes instead of my scheduled 30. It felt good. I even threw a few running intervals in the walk. First I did 20 running steps, then 40, then 100 twice.

I was feeling a little sore from the strength workout the day before. I think it was the walking lunges that got to my quads and glutes. Today I feel tired. Think I'll take a day off of cardio and stick to that original cardio workout plan of 30 minutes, 5 days a week, and strength three times a week. Think I'll just do strength here at home again today.

DD (Dear Daughter) starts her new job tomorrow. She'll be working 8am-5pm five days a week at the health department. She'll be working Tuesday eves and Sundays doing massage and she substitutes at Weight Watchers meetings. She hasn't had a regular meeting since her pregnancy, but may get one. Also, if everything goes right this week, she and family will be moving to their new home in early November. So I expect to have the kids long hours. Getting my workouts in will be more of a challenge, but I will do it!!

While I'm getting back up to speed, endurance, and strength it is very important that I gradually build up my workouts. I need to do those workouts, but not overdo.
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    I know you are up to the challenge!
    2856 days ago
    Sounds like you have a good plan to get back to your previous levels.
    2856 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Be very cautious with the exercise when you will be watching the girls for such long hours. You need to make sure you are fully recovered and don't want to run yourself down and be open to getting sick again..
    Your daughter is so very lucky to have you as a Mother! You are an amazing, simply fantastic woman, a real inspiration!!
    2856 days ago
    If your grandchildern are anything like mine, they will keep you very busy...that counts for some exercise. I wear a pedometer around my grandkids and always have tons of steps by the end of the day.
    you sure are a great Mother and Grandmother to pitch in and take care of the little ones so much so that your daughter can work. Not sure if I would be up for that.
    Have a terrific day.
    2857 days ago
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