Sunday, January 25, 2009

Exercise is not all I'm going to write about, January 25 - 31

* Exercise is not going to happen.

Came back from Boyne today. Didn't want to leave, but luckily it kept getting colder and I was running out of hand warmers. Also, no fitness classes on Sunday, so I missed my chance at Pilates or Spinning at the spa.

This week, I'm looking for six days of activity. I want to do the 30-day Shred, yoga, and one more day of treadmill. If I can fit it in, Gilad and Cathe, and possibly some P90X. I'm starting to get a cold, so I'll try to knock it out with Airborne, water, and saline nose spray. Here's how it looks:

Sunday - 4mile run on the treadmill, arms, and abs.

*Monday - Spent the day in bed with two kids home from school sick (suspect the oldest took advantage of my weakened state with some acting). Fever, headache, chills, congestion. Not feeling guilty for taking the day off.

*Tuesday - Woke up with the bed drenched in sweat, so worst of it is over. Middle son still home sick. Still feeling crappy - so we're all eating soup and as it burns to breathe, I'm not exercising today either.

*Wednesday - So, apparently it's dangerous or something to workout with the flu. So, taking a break until next week.

*Thursday -Flu

*Friday -Flu

*Saturday -Flu

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Exercise will make me stronger, January 18 - 24

So, skipped some days last week but had a great day yesterday and did some yoga before going to the UU church today.

Goals for this week: skiing Thurs, Fri, Sat, at least one day on treadmill (meaning I need to make a new (good) playlist NOW), at least four days with Jillian Michaels, and one day of yoga. If we're going to Boyne next weekend, I'll probably get in some Pilates or spinning too.

Sunday - One hour of yoga (Inhale) before church. 1hr,20min shoveling snow while T watched the Steelers get ready for the Super Bowl.

*Monday - Total Body Sculpt w/ Gilad and Level 2 of 30-day Shred.

*Tuesday - One hour of yoga (Inhale). 45 minutes on stepper while watching Real Housewives.

*Wednesday - Off

*Thursday - 30-Day Shred Level 2

*Friday - 5 hours skiing.

*Saturday - 5 + hours of skiing. Didn't mind that it was 11 degrees because I was wearing 9 hand warmers.

*(edited to add)

Monday, January 12, 2009

So what's up

Right now I'm looking out at the frozen tundra that is our neighborhood. We had an additional 8" of snow on Saturday to cover the few inches already on the ground. It was a great day for the older boys to go skiing, so hubby took them over to the local ski hill for ski school. They had a great time until 7-y-o's skis were stolen. They put their ski's next to the ski school (where everyone is supposed to leave their skis) while they grabbed their boot bags from inside. When they came back out, C's skis were gone. We asked around and hubby looked everywhere hoping that someone took them by accident and left them somewhere else - no skis. So, we're off to buy him a new pair tomorrow. As for the last pair, I'm happy that he got to use them twice - I guess.

Further suckifying his weekend, C got lost on the way to his classroom at church (older brother thought it would be fun to ditch him). He came running back to our seats crying hysterically. Once I got him to his classroom, he realized he had been looking on the wrong floor. On the way home, he told me that he preferred the kids at the later service because the early kids act "even more wild than me mom."

We spent a couple of hours sledding on the new snow over at the playground on Sunday. The dog kept jumping in and out of the sleds. My "Death Case Scenario" was working overdrive, I was terrified that we were going to run over and break her legs. Also, you would not believe how heavy a three-year-old (G) can be to pull up a hill 20 or so times. G is fearless, he rode every sled down the incredibly steep hill, face-planted in the snow a couple of times, but always came up laughing.

My eating has been far from exemplary this week. Of course, I blame PMS. My motto this week is going to be, "I can eat it on Saturday." Hopefully by Saturday I'll have forgotten what seemed so good in the first place.

Exercise is Non-Negotiable, January 12 - 17, 2009

I met last weeks goals on exercise; so this week - at least one level of 30 Day Shred every day, two days running, and oneday of yoga.

Mon - Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred Level 1 and 2.

*Tues - 45 min. shoveling more snow. Went to bed early and actually had a good night's sleep (except for periodically waking up to worry about husband's swollen face).

*Wed - Total Body Sculpt Plus IX. Pretty good kickboxing sequence.

*Thurs - Went to bed early. No exercise

*Fri - No exercise today. Don't feel guilty because I went to bed early again. Woke up feeling really good after only waking up twice to check on the kids and once w/ dog nudging me awake.

*Sat -P90X cardio X and 30-day Shred Level 1

*(edited to add)

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Exercise is Non-Negotiable, January 4 -10, 2009

Okay, the goal this week is to get some great new workouts in. Just bought Jillian Michaels 30-day shred. Also planning at least 2 days on the treadmill or outside running depending on weather.

Sunday - Jillian Michaels 30-day shred: Phases 1 and 2. Cathe Friedrich Stretch Max 1.

*Monday - No exercise today. Running, meh. DVR, meh. Exercise DVD, meh. Told myself I was waiting to exercise with husband. When he got home from work at nearly 11pm, I was NOT in the mood to exercise and we went to bed. Of course, I told myself that I'll exercise for two hours Tuesday. Now that I've written it down, I have to do it.

*Tuesday - 5k run on treadmill

*Wednesday - The FIRM Ultimate Fat Burning Workout. Not. For. Me. I feel bad for buying this, so I'm going to have to find someone to give it to. If you like dancey, not super-challenging workouts -this one is for you.

Also did Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred Level 1 and Level 2. Thank god for Jillian. I really like this workout and will try to incorporate at least one session every day for at least a week or so.

*Thursday - 30 minutes (at least) snow shoveling. 4 mile run (45 min). 30 Day Shred Level3 and Level1.

*Friday - 30 Day Shred Level 1 and Level 2.

*Saturday - 2 hours (!) shoveling snow. Driveway, sidewalk, four feet bank of snow in front of driveway so that we can get to the street.

*(edited to add)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

I'm not mad

Yes, Penn State didn't quite get around to beating USC, but I did manage to kick ass at Jeopardy today. National Parks? Not so much.

And with the kids and my husband fighting over oatmeal or chocolate chip cookies tonight, I made a batch of Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip cookies with coconut. Seriously good, but I bet I could reduce the sugar by 1/3 with no ill effects.

Husband found the mint sauce, and it was so good. Rack of lamb, roasted potatoes, carrots, cabbage salad; who knew so many foods needed mint today?

By the way, Happy New Year everyone.