Thursday, December 31, 2009
I am pretty proud of myself for sticking to the program and exercise during the holiday season!
Monday, December 28, 2009
I'm enjoying an extra day off today, and I'll be off Thursday and Friday as well. Dave & I are going to Villa Antonio for dinner tonight. We'll be celebrating both our birthdays since we haven't had a chance to do that yet.
I definitely need to work out today to make that Italian food less damaging. =)
Through yesterday, I've worked out 19 times this month for a total of 729 minutes, burning 5,759 calories! Slowly, but surely.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Christmas is almost here. I'm excited about spending time with family, but just a teeny bit down because of the situation with Eric. I have to let that go, because there is absolutely nothing I can do about it. I just wish sometimes that I could have all the people I love in the same room at the same time... LOL
I am so blessed to have family who love me, especially my fantastic husband who is the love of my life.
Merry Christmas to all!
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
And yesterday at WI, I was down 3.8 lbs. That's 15.8 total. I'm very excited about that. Still have a long way to go, but I will get there and stay there.
I feel fantastic!
And I love my husband... he is fabulous!
Monday, November 23, 2009
No workout yesterday; I had tummy troubles and decided it would be better to take it easy. I'll report back tonight's workout when it's done.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
We went out for pizza tonight. I held at one piece with a nice salad and a couple of Peroni's. I'm on track and on plan. =)
Here's a catch-up of my workouts for yesterday and today:
11/20/09 - Workout: FIRM EC (cardio)
~Length: 30 min
~Avg HR: 135
~Max HR: 149
~Target Zone: 29 min
11/21/09 - Workout: FIRM TBSM (cardio+sculpt)
~Length: 66 min
~Avg HR: 124
~Max HR: 141
~Target Zone: 54 min
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
I'm also coming off TOM and probably shouldn't have drank so much coffee this morning.
I've re-read Why The Scale Lies and my head knows this is not a setback, but it still hurts my li'l heart!
I'm done with the bad vibes, moving on, hoping the hard work will show next week. It's just that I already have so far to go, and this feels like another delay in getting there.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Today, I did a strictly sculpting workout:
FIRM SS (49-min sculpting)
I never feel like I get as good a workout without the cardio component, but I know the strength training is good for me, even though it doesn't burn as many calories. It is great for my bones and fighting osteoporosis. I am going to feel it in my muscles tomorrow, for sure!
Friday, November 13, 2009
- 11/09-Monday: FIRM TMS (45-min cardio + sculpt)
- 11/10-Tuesday: FIRM CK (40-min cardio)
- 11/11-Wednesday: FIRM CBS (45-min cardio + sculpt)
- 11/12-Thursday: FIRM UCB (45-min cardio)
- 11/13-Friday: REST DAY
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
We took Shea to the Renaissance Festival Saturday. That is always great fun. Our favorite thing there is the hypnotist act. It's amazing what people do/think while under hypnosis. Shea got her face painted as you can see in the picture. Dave was in his Una-bomber disguise.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
- Initial application: 04/15/2009
- Est. closing date: 06/15/2009
- Rev. est. closing: 07/15/2009
- Rev. est. closing: 08/31/2009
- Initial application: 08/10/2009
- Actual closing: 08/25/2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the two beers.
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.
He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was...
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.
He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else.
He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous ‘yes.'
The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed...
“Now,” said the professor as the laughter subsided, “I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.
“The golf balls are the important things---your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions---and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.
“The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car...
“The sand is everything else---the small stuff.
“If you put the sand into the jar first,” he continued, “there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life.
“If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.
“Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.
“Spend time with your children.
“Spend time with your parents.
“Visit with grandparents.
“Take time to get medical checkups.
“Take your spouse out to dinner.
“Play another 18...
“There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.
“Take care of the golf balls first---the things that really matter.
“Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.”
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented.
The professor smiled and said, “I'm glad you asked.
“The beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of beers with a friend.”