Friday, June 15, 2012

Wednesday, Thursday, today….

So I did take all of Wednesday off. The only thing I did was go mini golfing with the scouts. Now we did 36 holes and played for 2 hours at Pirates Cove so it was a slow and easy game but I didn’t just sit on my butt but also only walked 2 miles for the full day. Not a fat fighting day but a healing one.

Thursday I was back to walking. Got in 17,161 steps and in those steps jogged 10,121 of them so a great moving my butt day. However you know every day when I get back home I think “now would be a great time to do some strength exercises” but I don’t do it. I haven’t yet. I keep talking about it but I just don’t do them. I have got to get back into those exercises. I know this, I just can’t get my mind and body to agree. Oh I have something to share. Yesterday when I got up it was raining. Not tiny little drops, it was RAINING! But I didn’t go back to bed, I went out and when I got back….I was a drowned rat…see..also can you see Wilbur in his raincoat? Every single day these two are my partners. I know they are blurry but it’s raining and they wanted to get done just like I did so it was click and go on my phone.

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Today I was up and out the door at 6:15 and got back here at 7:00 and in that 45 minutes I was able to walk 1/4 a mile further then yesterday. I’m getting better. Pretty soon I just might be back to where I was last October before I didn’t listen to my body. I don’t get all my walk/jogs in at one time, I do it twice a day. 2-3 miles in the morning and 4-5 in the evening. I learned something about listening. My body knows more then my mind does sometimes and it’s hard to find that middle ground because sometimes my body tells lies and says it can’t and my brain knows very well it can but there are times the mind has to listen and it’s a fine line to find.

I was looking ahead on our goals for week three and it’s try a new exercise or equipment. Well I’m not at the gym any more and I NEED to exercise and not just walk/jog so I am going to find me a DVD at Wal-mart this weekend and get going. Now I have to tell you I will be gone Wednesday-Sunday and I know I will not be exercising those days. I’ll be hiking, biking, climbing and so much more with Mike in Wyoming but I won’t even have a DVD or anything but I will start on Monday and Tuesday and keep it up for the following week with our next week challenge. But what I want to know, does anyone have a great exercise DVD they think I should look for? I hate them all so it won’t matter what kind, I am willing to try anything and just maybe I will get to love the fish flopping exercises as much as I loved the gym when I was there and the love I have for walking/jogging and soon again running.

Today I have 4 wee ones and we are going to work on a Father’s day pop-up card and some paper craft (if they want too) and also go swimming and play outside as much as we can before the storms move in. I need to clean house but with a house full there’s no since in doing until the weekend. Tomorrow my daddy and I are going garage saling and I’m going to take him our for a Father’s day treat. Then in the afternoon I have 2 graduation parties to go to. Would you believe one of them is from one of my daycare wee ones (not so wee anymore). She was here for 6 years when she was littler and they are still a big part of our lives. It’s just so darn awesome. The other is one of my boy scouts I have known since he was a tiger cub (that’s 1st grade). WOW, they all grow up so fast.

Tuesday, Tuesday is fast approaching and you know that that means? I get to go and see Mike. 980 miles and I’ll be there for 3 days, 2-1/2 days and 2 full days and 3 days of driving (1 1/2 days both ways) but you know I’d drive across the ocean (I won’t fly sp someone will have to make floats for my suburban) to visit and be with Mike. I am getting so excited. Today is my last bus paid day. I haven’t looked yet at my last paycheck because I have high hopes it’s a nice check but I know it’s only for 8 days but I’m hoping for a miracle so that I can go and see and enjoy and not worry about that stupid money.

Okay, this is long enough. It’s time to work on breakfast for my wee ones. I hope you have an awesome day. I hope that all your goals are coming together. I hope that you are enjoying your wee ones, big or small. Give your hubby/boyfriend that hug and love, give that little one and giggle and kiss, and give yourself a little time to realize you are oh so worth it all. Blessings my friends, BLESSINGS!!

P.S. Today is day 11 for me journaling all my food and exercise. 11 days, now that is awesome. Gotta keep going, will keep going. It’s COOL!!

7 comments:

deanna said...

Walking in the rain! You rock and even with the dogs.

You may not be doing a "new" exercise while away, but it sounds like you will be getting in your workouts!

Betty WSch. said...

I can tell you are excited to go see Mike. So happy for you. But I'll be worrying about you driving alone (hope not).
It's good you are listening to your body. Don't want to get injured again. Hope your OTHER (menopause) problems are getting better too. You haven't mentioned them in a while.

Rochelle said...

I'm impressed you went out and exercised in the rain. You are much better than me! I hate walking when wet!
Glad to hear you are trucking along with your tracking too! I'm beginning to accept the fact that this is the way it has to be for a while. I'm happy that at least the scale is moving in the right direction, so it's not for nothing!
Have a great rest of the week - will check in with you Sunday for the SSSDC update!

Debsdailylife said...

I LOVE hearing the excitement in your words!!! SO proud of you!!! ANd great job taking that day off!! Listen to your body!!!

Debsdailylife said...

I LOVE hearing the excitement in your words!!! SO proud of you!!! ANd great job taking that day off!! Listen to your body!!!

Sunshine's Heart said...

Julie,
You sound so great. I only hope that I will get myself back in the swing of things the way you have. You are really doing well and I am so excited for you in your visit with Mike. I know how much it will mean to both of you to have some time together. Have a great time and hug all those little ones for me. :)

Baby Sister said...

I really like Cindy Crawford - The Next Challenge. I don't know if you can get it at Wal Mart, but I'm sure you can get it on Amazon.