Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Snow Shoveling Counts, Right?

I just wanted to note that I got out and shoveled snow twice yesterday. I'm taking every little bit I can get. As I stated before, I won't be doing much walking during the holidays. As such, not much to blog about on here. I decided I'd make every effort to get out and shovel the stuff as possible. It's hard work (even for the powdery stuff) and it stinks to do it b/c I don't enjoy it...but somebody's gotta do it. Merry Christmas Everybody!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Runnin' on empty....

Ok, so I've been running like a chicken with my head cut off. I've been so busy and when I have down time, I don't wanna exercise. I think I'm gonna break until the New Year. We are way busy with holiday prep and then we go outta town. I'm just going to take a breather and then come back more motivated than ever after eating all the Holiday Goodies.

I will try to squeeze something in every now and then to not make myself feel too guilty. Thanks for all of the support, but I do feel undeserving.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Walked Again Today!!!

Just a quick note. I walked with the kids to Raven's school. It was sprinkling (lightly) outside and Raven really wanted to walk. It's just under a mile I thought "Ok..big deal. Let's do it!" It was a nice walk, but on the way back I was really workin' that cardio (it was coming down a bit more).

That's my report for today. Thanks for checking up on me!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Opportunity Knocks 2

Found out that Krystin (John's wife) was over at Candace's house. I was w/o a car due to oil change. So I walked another 1/2 mile to Candace's house to visit. Feelin' pretty good about it today. It was real easy. Thanks for your support!

Opportunity Knocks

We had to take the vehicles in to get their oil changed. We are in a pretty good location, everything is fairly close to us. (good and bad) We dropped the van off and walked home. A beautiful afternoon to get our 1.3 miles in. It felt great to get out and walk.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

It's a stomach thing..

I haven't been feeling well the past couple of days. I will be on track again tomorrow. Can't wait to get out and walk the circle. (my street) It's still snowy, but the sidewalks are clear! Raven has a play date tomorrow...maybe I can convince them how fun it will be to go for a walk? Maybe not...oh well, one way or another I'm walking tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Doing good today...

Ok, it was cold outside and I had to do something. I decided to work out inside. 1/2 hr later and I'm feelin' pretty good. It's freezing and getting ready to snow. It's one of those dark and gloomy days where you wanna cuddle up with a good book and just chill. Glad I've got the workout behind me! Thanks for your encouragements (Jan) they mean so much!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Diet Starts Monday...

Ok, so a poopy week has gone by. Will get back on track Monday. Thank you for your words of encouragement. I've not made time this week. I will do better starting Monday. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Day Eight & Nine..

I just figured I'd combine days so not to be too detailed...I'm kinda annoying myself. And lately, I don't deserve any pats on the back. I didn't walk yesterday or today. I was really bad. I didn't have any kids this morning and could have done it with ease, but instead I was thinking of all the things I could do without the kids.

Tessa's asthma is flaring up so I'm not sure I'll be able to get outside tomorrow. Maybe I'll do "Walk Away the Pounds" video here at home b/c I can't get out tonight and probably not tomorrow either. I'll try. Thanks again for your encouragement.

I'll update in a couple of days.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Day Six: I walked, YESTERDAY

Well, I did end up walking yesterday w/ my mother-in-law. We walked 1.2 miles around her neighborhood. I didn't walk today, as we were EXTREMELY busy. I plan to take sat./sun. off and keep it up during the work week.

After we left, my mother-in-law manifested symptoms of the stomach flu, so I hope I won't be down and out next week. My sis and her kids have it, too...only time will tell.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Day Five: This is where it gets hard.

Ok folks, today I'm
completely un-motivated

to get out and walk! I normally go while Raven is in school. Tessa woke up with a tummy ache, so I easily said, "Well, that's that." 'bout she's doing fine now?

I could go out walking or I could keep playing monopoly (and winning by the way) on my computer. I could go walking or do my dishes that are piling up in my sink. Walking or go early vote? Walking or finish Raven's Halloween costume? Um, wait..I've got to finish that either way today...trunk or treat tomorrow.

Ok, I'll get out and do! (Thank you, Joy) I feel like I've inspired someone today...better live up to it! (thanks, I needed to hear that today!)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Day Four: Oh, Snot-cicles!

Well, walking was MUCH better today, I have new shoes! It was a toss-up between the Mizuno's and Saucony's, the price was the I went with Saucony. I took your advice (Jan) and went to a running/shoe store and had a foot analysis done...THANK YOU!

He was able to determine why the balls of my feet and my heels ache. I learned more about myself (from a complete stranger) in under 5 minutes. VERY COOL.

So, today was a FREEZING 32 degrees. I'm such a baby...I don't KNOW what I'm going to do when it actually starts snowing regularly. Anyhow, we did a brisk 1.3 miles in 20 minutes flat. I'm pretty pleased with that. Google maps said it should take 24 minutes, so I'll take that little victory!

I would've liked to have walked more if I didn't fear that someone might call child protective services on me. So, there is little Tessa all bundled up w/ a blanket on top of her, in her "Ralphie, I can't put my arms down" coat. (a christmas story reference) For my kid that has a chronic runny nose, I should've brought some Kleenex! Oh well, she had snot-cicles on her face by the time we got back to the car. I'm determined to buy one of these babies (plastic cover for the stroller).

I hope this will at least help my poor, freezing child out. I guess if it gets too cold, I'll just go to the mall. It's really close, I just enjoy being outside and I'm not too fond of the thought of being pushed around the track by seniors that are doing their daily laps.

Oh well, maybe tomorrow will be warmer (yeah, right). I better enjoy this weather for as long as I'll be a blizzard out there soon enough!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Day Three: Who are the people in my Neighborhood?

I walked 1.6 miles today in 36 minutes. Not too bad. It was a nice chilly 33 degrees outside. Poor Tessa, I bundled her up, but towards the end she was complaining. I was getting really tired, but just totally pushed myself to keep going. In plus, the best motivation to keep going is to know that I can't get home unless I do!

I decided to walk around my neighborhood. I knew Tessa had so much fun looking at all of the decorated houses yesterday, that we might look for new ones today. Not as many, she didn't enjoy today as much. I found in my leggings and oversize hoodie that I was super sweaty by the time I got home. Who'da thunk? Just by walking? I must be doing something right.

Now it's time to devour breakfast. Peaches anyone?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Day Two: Walk to the Library

Well, today went better than yesterday. After making dinner (soup and sandwiches, celery/peanut butter, and sliced peaches) not too bad...I bathed the kids, read a story and then was ready to crash. I played way too much with Candace and didn't schedule my time to walk. When I really felt I was motivated, there just simply wasn't time.

I appreciate the comments (Jennifer/John), they were great. I walked this morning and decided I was DEFINITELY
going to buy some good walking shoes. Any suggestions? I have liked New Balance, but if there is something that you love, let me know. I walked (w/ Tessa in stroller) to the Library. 1 1/2 miles, took us a bout 1/2 an hour...we had to stop and look at all the houses that were decorated for Halloween.

I still got a good work out and felt my blood going. I feel great. I get home and read the suggestions, which were exactly the things I was thinking were a "must" when I was walking. I had decided to walk everyday, not sure if that will be too much for me or not. I guess I'll see. Thank you for your encouragement.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Day One: Get Going!!!

Well, I started my day off bad, a couple granola bars (and not the healthy kind) and lunch (Panda Express) and I'm off to a great start! I guess I better go dust off my shoes, lace 'em up and get going! The kids love going around the circle (our neighborhood) and Tessa loves being pushed in the stroller. I can make it fun...right?