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Tidbit Tuesday

Here are the random thoughts rolling around my head today …

Well, I’ve had a little setback. I did something to my leg at boot camp yesterday and I’m in quite a bit of pain. Didn’t go today and don’t think I will be able to go tomorrow. I’ve been resting, icing and elevating my leg – hopefully it will take care of things. I really hope I didn’t do anything too serious.

It has cooled down here at last. It has been comfortable the past couple of days. Still need some rain for the garden but things are doing okay.

Since I’ve been resting I was able to finish two books. Slowly I am whittling my pile down. It would go faster if I could stay away from the library.

The kiddos are getting on each others nerves and I’m getting tired of refereeing. Wish I could  be better at staying calm and finding things for them to do. I always have good intentions for the summer but not enough energy to follow through.

Guess that is it for today – I’ll be back on Thursday.

 

Fitness Friday

Pounds to lose  11.4

Average steps last week  13,357

Boot camp has been a very interesting experience. I am discovering how badly out of shape I have allowed myself to become. There is much work to be done here. 

The first week didn’t seem so bad but this week has been very difficult. I’m sore, tired and have very little energy. The record heat does not help me much.

I have been working hard during boot camp – maybe not all out 100% – but I am giving it a good try. I have enjoyed some of the exercises and  I can tell that some things are getting a bit easier.

The hardest part for me is the cardio – especially the beginning stuff. We do some jogging, running butt kicks and running with our knees coming up high and it is very difficult for me. I do a bit better in the later portions but not much. Oh well, perhaps I will get better with time. I can see me incorporating some of this stuff into a routine that I can do at home but I don’t have the equipment to do everything.

It is supposed to cool off  after the weekend and maybe I will get some energy back. I sure hope so. Have a wonderful weekend.

Ta Da/To Do Thursday

Well, I didn’t get much done last week between the start of boot camp and the cub scout day camp but I got back on track this week. I’ve cleaned out the mudroom and will do the finishing touches today or tomorrow. Then it is off to the play room. First up taking out the toys that are no longer wanted and getting them sold or given away. After that, we’ll be able to wash down the walls, scrub the floor and go over the furniture. Then it will be organizing the stuff inside and getting it all set up.

What have you accomplished lately?

Tidbit Tuesday

Here are the random thoughts running around my head this morning…

Boot camp has been an inteeresting experience. They advised me to start out at 50% to avoid injuries and to increase my effort as I felt comfortable. I haven’t had much soreness which is a relief.  There are usually around 20 people there with 2 instructors. We warm up then rotate through various activites(with water breaks) and then cool down and stretch. Hopefully this will help me make some progress in my weight goal.

Last week after boot camp I helped chaperone a group of cub scouts at day camp. By the end of the day I was exhausted. I have a renewed appreciation and respect for those moms who work outside the home. I could not accomplish more than just the basics of daily living. Definitely a wake up call to start moving more everyday.

Has been very dry and hot here. We’ve been watering the garden and hopefully it will survive and produce for us.

Have done some reading and need to update that list.

Will try to get back on schedule now that things are settling down.

Hope you have a great day.

Tidbit Tuesday

Here are the random thoughts rolling around in my head today …

The garden is coming along. The seeds we planted have all sprouted and the tomatoes seem to be doing okay. Just need water – it has been very dry here lately. We got a couple of plums and the raspberries are starting to ripen.

Has been really hot lately so I’ve been reading quite a bit. Nice to just enjoy the air from the fan blowing over me as I disappear into a good story.

One week to boot camp – I’m trying not to think about it. I’ll let you know how it goes – if I survive it!

Gotta get back to work. Be back on Thursday.

Fitness Friday

Pounds to lose  –  10.6

Average steps per day – 11,856

At least I didn’t gain any weight this week. Only 11 days until boot camp. I am really getting nervous. I watched a video of a class and it looks like it will be intense. Hope I will be able to keep up with the pace.

Still having trouble with the pedometer. Haven’t yet decided what to do about it. Don’t want to keep buying new ones. It seems to be only registering about half of my steps but every once in awhile it seems to be correct. It is definitely annoying.  I know what my usual walks should be but the other walking I do is tough for me to gauge sometimes.

I should check my yearly total and see if I am near the 2 million mark. I think I should be. Ideally, I should be at 2.5 million or more seeing how we are near the middle of the year. I should be getting in some long walks now while it is nice. Once winter comes it will be tougher for me to get myself out there to walk.

The city pool has opened and I am hoping to get in some lap swimming at least once a week. Not sure how crowded the pool will be at those times. We’ll see next week I hope.

Tidbit Tuesday

Here are the random thoughts rolling around my head this morning…

Tomorrow is the last day of school and there will be a recognition ceremony for DD. Can’t believe that she will be in high school next year.

Still haven’t finalized plans for summer vacation – guess I really need to get that done.

Looks like there are more weeds that wildflowers in the area we planted. That’s the last thing I need – more weeds.

Strawberries are just about done and the first raspberry is almost ready.

2 weeks until boot camp starts and I am getting more nervous every day. I’m not sure how I’ll hold up. Need to think positive thoughts, do my best and not try to show off – rest if I need to.

Taking another glass class. This time DD is going with me. We will be making beads. I would like to make some to use as a meditation aid. I think it should be fun.

 Off to enjoy my last afternoon of solitude.

Tidbit Tuesday

Here are the random thoughts running around in my head today…

I’m loving the compliments I’ve been getting on my hair!!

I’m wondering what kind of caterpillar is eating the seed pods of my baptisia – a plant that is supposed to be “virtually” pest-free

Glad that DD’s friend is inviting her to go to New York City with her. I think it will be a great experience for her. The friend’s dad grew up in the city and knows where to go and not go!

I’m trying to get my summer plans ready so I can avoid the dreaded  cries of “I’m bored, there’s nothing to do here”  that occur almost daily through out summer vacation

I’m loving those fresh strawberries and I can see the raspberries starting to form – yum yum

I’m not looking forward to boot camp. I hope I don’t embarass myself. I do really want to get an exercise habit started and I hope this will help. We’ll see.

Have been doing some reading now – need to update my total and see where I am with the 1500 book challenge.

What’s on your mind today? Let me know by leaving a comment. I’d love to hear from you.

Fitness Friday

pounds to lose   10.2

average steps walked last week   11,111

Was planning a long walk today but we have rain and I couldn’t force myself to stay out there for long. Hopefully it will clear up and I can get out later.

Really should do something so I can start gettting ready for boot camp. I don’t want to be so out of shape that I can’t do anything or pass out. Wonder how many people there will be and how difficult it will be. I’m very nervous about the whole thing. We’ll see how it goes.

Fitness Friday

I finally lost some weight!! I now need to lose 6.2 pounds to hit my goal.

I didn’t walk as much last week – only averaged around 12,800 steps. Need to get that number back up if I am going to hit my target of 5 million.

There is a waiting list for boot camp so I won’t be able to start until late June. I’ll need to find something else to do until then. I don’t want to lose momentum – I want that scale number to keep moving down. We’ll see how it goes. I’m going to look through the exercise videos and see if I can find one I’m willing to try.

Do you have a favorite exercise video? I’d love to hear what you do for exercise.

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