Monday, May 17, 2010

Day #70.... Sunny Monday!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Spring has FINALLY arrived in my little part of the country. Not that long ago, it was gross and snowy. Today is sunny and warm, time to pull out the shorts and capris and see what fits!

Had a wonderful weekend, my parents and my sis came for a visit. My sis bought a new car and wanted to take it out fr a road trip (VW Tiguan, gorgeous!!!!!) The kids were so happy to see them....and so was I. The older I get, the more I miss my family.

No exercise this weekend, just enjoyed myself and gave my very sore shoulder a rest.

So, this morning I was back in the battle. My lovely hubby drove the kids to school so I didn't have to get up at the crack of stupid to workout ( thanks hunny ) I did "12 Second Sequence" for my strength workout, and then did the Prevention walking DVD again. I won't say I was fighting fit, but I stumbled through and worked up a pretty good sweat. I also moved up to 5lb weights for most of the strength exercises!

Now to get on with the rest of the day. Happy Monday! ( Anyone remember that group?)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Day #65.....Battle with the Bosu Ball

I am really sore this morning. I gave everything |I had to my Yoga Meltdown workout yesterday, and I am surely feeling it today.
So, I decided to give the BOSU ball another try. I started out with the "Cardio Blast" section. I made it 15 minutes out of 30, and I am pretty darn proud of that. I have mentioned before that I am lacking in the grace and co-ordination imagine me doing fast aerobics, landing on an unstable surface repeatedly.
After 15 minutes, I decided I had to stop. My feet were cramping and my dogs were shaking in fear that I might fall and squish one of them.
I didn't feel like I was done yet, so I moved onto the "Long and Lean" workout on the same DVD. It's a combination of yoga an pilates moves...less bouncing=less chance of falling hard on the floor ( the dogs), but I dropped during plenty of the poses, rolled off the ball a few times.

I guess the moral of this disjointed blog post is: I didn't quit. I nearly feet are cramping, my arms are burning, but I feel good because I FINISHED.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Exercise....Day #59

Hit the snooze twice this morning ( thank goodness for snooze!), but was able to get up just after 6am for my workout. Today I did Jillian's Yoga Meltdown that I couldn't find yesterday morning.
Peace and quiet were in short supply this morning, as 3 out of 4 kids decided they wanted to get up extra early, and hubby had early morning PT on Base. I just dug in and tried to concentrate on each movement. My daughter (6) joined me for a few of the exercises, then she sat next to me and reminded me to breathe for a bit...then she got bored and went to find something else to do.

I keep wondering when I am going to find these workouts easier. I'm still on Level 1 in the Meltdown ( my flexibility is a little lacking). I've been exercising faithfully for nearly 2 months....ans as I type that, I realize how short a time it really is. In terms of me sticking with it, it's a great accomplishment. I mean, I've never managed to stick with the whole fitness thing in my adult life. So, as my kids would say "Pat on the back for that."

Yes, it's only been a couple of months....after years of not taking care of myself! When I was first married, we partied, I ate at the food court at work, and generally didn't give a damn about my health. Then I had a baby, and another baby. By the time I was 28, I had 4 kids 5 and under....there was little time for me.

So, 2 months to undo 14 years of neglect...gotta give myself a break. I'm starting to think that the workouts are not meant to get easier...I'm just working harder as I get stronger!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Neglecting the Blog

Hello loyal readers! Yes,'tis I, the absent blogging Mom. My adventures with the Screaming Meemies have kept me busy! Never fear, I'm back...though as my friend Hethr likes to say: "I feel and eye twitch coming on...."

The beef today is lunches. Specifically, school lunches for the kids. Our school is "Nut Aware", which is just another way of saying "NO NUTS". (In fact, Mrs. Gr.3 apparently is the one with the allergy in Behn's class.)
This makes most of my kids' favourite lunch foods off limits. "What's the big deal?" you might be asking....well, it gets to be tedious to find nut free things to send.
Yes, I can understand the argument that we want to keep kids in school safe. Yet, now, for the sake of the few, the majority of kids are limited in what they can bring to eat from home. I mean, I had the teachers ask me not to send anything with almonds either! SERIOUSLY? They aren't even a nut! ( I believe they're a fruit? Please correct me if I'm wrong).

So, once more, my kids are getting salad wraps with some lunch meat in them...yogurt, fruit, bar and a drink. They know not to share, not due to allergies, but to not eat other kids' germs. Twitch...twitch....twitch... ( go here to shop for your very own eye twitch products!)