Monday, January 28, 2008

Hunter's cheer squad won 2nd place on Saturday. Joel and Nicholas did all sorts of fun boy stuff around the house. They really get into working through that honey-do list! The house is looking great after all their work!!

Life is good. I know who I am and what I want. I have the love of friends and family. More importantly, I have their respect, and I deserve it. I'm proud of that fact and of the decisions I've made in my life that keep me deserving of their respect.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Today's Workout
25 minutes run/walk (while watching LSU kick some Buckeye butt!!)

My legs felt much better this evening, although I'm still the slowest thing around. For some unexplained reason, the kids were really difficult tonight. It might have been because Joel flew out to Cali to work again. I think they became accustomed to having him at home; I know I did. This, of course, is evidenced by my still sitting up blogging this instead of being curled up next to him sleeping blissfully. I don't sleep well when he's gone, which makes it more difficult to get up and workout. I suppose I need to get over that.

Aiming for yoga in the morning and then Sculpt 1/2 in the evening. Hunter starts her new night for gymnastics and I'll pick her up there so I can see the gym. She's been going with the cheer squad, but I want to check the place out, too. She seems to be learning a lot and she loves it, but I feel odd not having done any prior research on the gym. I do trust her cheer coach and she's got a daughter who's taking lessons there also, so I know she wouldn't knowingly put the kids in a potentially harmful position but still... it's my responsibility, ya know? It's not anyone else's and I couldn't forgive myself if something went wrong.

Have a great Tuesday, everyone!


Sunday, January 06, 2008

Friday's Workout:
Sculpt 1/2 (Power 90® workout)

Saturday's Workout:
45 minutes run/walk

Sunday's Workout:
Sculpt 1/2 (Power 90® workout)
30 minutes run/walk

Tonight's run was more like painfully lugging my lard butt through every step. It was next to impossible. I don't know if I hadn't recovered from yesterday's treadmill time yet or what, but I had a rough time getting moving beyond a walk at first. At any rate, I finished 30 minutes, some jogging but more walking than I'd planned.

Early day tomorrow, so off I go!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Today's Workout
Elliptical ~ 30 minutes
Sweat 1/2 (Power 90®)
Ab Ripper 100 (Power 90®)

At lunch I went to the club and did another glute focused elliptical workout. Sheesh, but that really works ya! At home after dinner, I did the P90 workout, including the abs. Thank goodness dinner was relatively light or it would have been much tougher. As it was, I felt strong throughout the workout and finished feeling like I could have done more.

Today was day 8 of the 90 day Power 90® program. 82 more to go.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Today's Workout
Yoga ~ 60 minutes (a.m.)
Run/walk ~ 40 minutes

I'm feeling better about working out again. I go back to work tomorrow, rather than today like I thought until viewing my crackberry at 6:00 a.m. and finding out I scheduled a day off! But back to my original train of thought ~ tomorrow will be the real test ~ can I continue to prioritize working out while trying to accommodate everyone else who jockeys for my time? Damn it, I better be able to do it. Other people do. It's not rocket science. It's not like I don't know what to do. And it's not like it isn't important.

On a totally unrelated topic, we had fun with the kiddos tonight. Nothing major other than watching them tickle each other and giggle uncontrollably for the longest time. They are so silly and so precious and we are so blessed!!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Today's Workout

Sculpt 1/2 (Power 90® workouts)
Run / walk ~ 30 minutes


It's the first day of the New Year, and I suppose I should say something about resolutions, goals, and the like. Nothing too profound, of course, but here goes..

1) Seek joy in all that I do, or don't do it.
2) Practice consistency in my personal life. I'm consistent and reliable professionally, but I don't believe I've offered the same qualities in my personal life.
3) (and here's what we all expect to read!) ~ lose 40 lbs ~ 1 lb per week ~ before the big 4-0 gets here in October '08.

Back to work tomorrow. Hope it's a great day for everyone out there!
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