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Day 29 of 10 min/day
Tuesday, December 27, 2011      4 comments

Today I swam for 30 minutes, including 1000 backstrokes (2 sets of 500). It feels great to have such a streak going. It definitely makes me more motivated to keep up with it. I'm trying to get my motivation back for eating better. So far,... Read more
Day 28
Monday, December 26, 2011      2 comments

Today I did 30 min on the elliptical before coming into Omaha for the zoo, and then work. It's been nice having the warmer weather this Christmas. I've been playing catch (nerf football) with a few of my kids and today we walked around the zoo... Read more
Day 27 Merry Christmas
Sunday, December 25, 2011      7 comments

My gift to myself: I kept my streak going. First thing in the morning, I got on the elliptical for 10 minutes. Have a Merry Christmas!!... Read more
Day 26
Saturday, December 24, 2011      3 comments

I squeezed in 10 min of elliptical. Now, to shower, eat lunch, and start playing games with the kids!! Merry Christmas everyone!!... Read more
Day 25 of 10/day
Friday, December 23, 2011      5 comments

Today I did the elliptical for 10 min while I hurry to get ready for work in Omaha. Yesterday I got called into work out here, so my baking has been put on hold until at least tomorrow. Mary, my 12 year old daughter, may finish up the two batc... Read more
Christmas Cookies
Wednesday, December 21, 2011      7 comments

I thought I'd explain a little about my Christmas cookie tradition. The thing I remember most about Christmas as a kid was that my dad would bake cookies, lots and lots of cookies. He counted one year. He had made over 3000 (yes, three thousa... Read more
Day 22
Tuesday, December 20, 2011      4 comments

I just finished 25 minutes in the pool. Hubby wanted a turn, or else I would have done 30. I did 800 total backstrokes (2x400) with various kicks holding onto the kickbar. Today was a busy day of baking. I've finished two double batches ... Read more
Day 21
Monday, December 19, 2011      3 comments

Today I squeezed in 30 min in the Endless pool. It feels great to get 30 min done!! Very busy day with hubby. He's got two weeks off now. We bought outside Christmas decorations, more presents for the kids, and some other odds and ends. ... Read more
Day 20
Sunday, December 18, 2011      6 comments

I did 10 min on the elliptical. Not much time today. We've got church this morning. Then, we'll be hosting mom-in-law's birthday party. Enjoy this beautiful day!!... Read more
Day 19!!
Saturday, December 17, 2011      7 comments

Today I did 30 minutes on the elliptical. I had the kids cheering me on while I was on it. Pat's play last night was so funny. He was great as the ghost of Christmas future, dressed as Darth Vader. His best friend was Scrooge, dressed ... Read more
Day 18 of 10min/day
Friday, December 16, 2011      4 comments

I just did 10 minutes on the elliptical again today, same reason as yesterday. I know my body just can't handle any more, and I still have chores around the house to catch up. Tonight we're going to Patrick's play, "A Seussified Christmas ... Read more
Day 17
Thursday, December 15, 2011      3 comments

I only did 10 min on the elliptical today, but that's all I can muster. I worked a busy 8 hour shift at the hospital in my small town, a little bit of running the kids around, and managed the ellptical after that. TOM is excruciating right now... Read more
Day 16 (Results from and earlier challenge)
Wednesday, December 14, 2011      6 comments

Today is day 16 straight of 10 minutes per day of exercise. I did 30 min on the elliptical, weights, crunches, and stretching. ... Read more
Day 15 of 10 min/day of exercise
Tuesday, December 13, 2011      3 comments

WooHoo! I just got out of the pool. I did 40 minutes of various kicks and backstrokes. I managed to up the number of backstrokes to 1300, incuding one set of 640. I really feel my arms getting stronger having more endurance. Backstrokes are... Read more
Day 14
Monday, December 12, 2011      2 comments

Today I did the elliptical for 30 minutes. It feels good to have enough time to do a longer workout. I'm glad I was able to keep my streak going over my long work weekend, even on Sunday. This morning I took it easy after everyone got off... Read more

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