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Friday, April 19, 2013

she left me in her dust! We had a family day at the park last night!

DD#1 had a couple of paintings in an art exhibit, so she wanted to go check it out. It was part "professional" and part students. She thought they had already judged the winners (prize money for several categories), so she wanted to see if she won anything (the art teacher didn't know). Turns out they haven't done the judging yet. The art exhibits were quite impressive. There is a lot of talent in our county - too bad the art program is so minimal (but at least we have one). DD#1's paintings were beautiful. Of course I'm a tad prejudice, but they really are good. Hopefully she'll win something! She could use a little morale boost (struggling with grades right now and mom & dad are not happy!).

Anyway, when we got home, DD#2 was home from volleyball, DD#3 was home from school and DH was home from work, so everyone was ready to go running! I dropped DH off at the hilly trail, DD#2 off at the gym and DD1 & 3 and I ran at the greenway (all at the same park). DD#3 and I were going to do the 7 min run/1 min. walk (3 x) again. We all stretched out and then DD#3 took off and I didn't see her for a while! I never caught up with her, but I did see her up ahead of me when she stopped to walk 1 min. I kept on running and didn't do the 1 min. walk (she passed me on the way back). I ended up running straight for 20 mins., walking for 2 mins. and then running for 5 more mins. back to the trail entrance. DD#1 was running & walking so she was a little behind me. When we got back to the trail entrance, we didn't see DD#3, so we walked back up the sidewalk (hoping she didn't keep going). She was already at the bathroom! She did awesome and I was proud. Now we have to get her some new running shoes!

Today is our "cross training" day and we were going to ride bikes, but a storm is coming in this morning and is supposed to rain all day. She said she would do one of my work out videos with me tonight if it was still raining. She has a friend spending the night tomorrow and she said they would ride bikes. I told her we also need to run either Saturday or Sunday.

So now I have some additional motivation to keep running! I just hope I can keep her motivated too!!

The low-carb eating is going pretty well (peeked on the scale again and I've lost another pound, so that would be 4 lbs. - not official though until Wednesday). I am missing fruits, but I'm eating plenty of vegetables. My "meal plan" pretty much consists of eggs/chicken & vegetables. Some other stuff thrown in, but that's the "staples". I'm probably eating 7-8 servings of vegetables a day! I was eating 7-8 freggies a day, but now I'm substituting the fruit with veggies. I'll probably work back in fruits the end of next week.

Hope I can keep it up over the weekend!
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    Wow, this is great that your whole family does this together!! What a fun day and a great family!

    Not sure where you are but I hope you're not getting the rain we just had here in the Chicago area. I was ready to build an ark yesterday.

    Happy running!
    1887 days ago
    I love to hear that your entire family are all involved in your healthy lifestyle. That is so wonderful. I am sure you might not all be on the same page at the same time but wow that is so cool.
    My sister's sister in law and her husband do a low carb diet for their maintenance two days a week. Then the rest of the time they eat their healthy meals but Sharon says it keeps them on track so they can have the occasional indulgence without doing any harm.
    You are doing such a good job! Keep it up!
    1887 days ago
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