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Update - Crazy Week So Far!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Wow! It had been a crazy week! First lets begin with last Thursday. I took my little guy to the doctor. Our family doctor ordered blood work on him as he would also like to rule out anything serious as to why his under-eye circles are so dark. However, only certain blood labs will take blood from a child as young as my son. Thus, we could not get blood done on Thursday until I call around and find a lab. (I have found one but we haven't gone yet due to other events.)

I got a flu shot during this appointment and my son got a half dosage of the flu shot as he hasn't had one before. Well at 2 am Thursday night my son woke up screaming. He had a very high fever - not high enough to go to the hospital, but high. It took us until 7 am to get his temperature down and get him back to sleep. When he woke up I took him to the walk-in clinic as my family doctor was away. The doctor there told me my son had a bad chest infection and throat infection. She actually made me mad because she turned to me and said 'didn't you notice your son coughing?" No! He wasn't coughing at all. He was perfectly fine until he had the flu shot.

I know he didn't get sick because of the flu shot but that he had been coming down with something before he got the flu shot that wasn't showing symptoms. Which is why both myself and our family doctor deemed it safe to give him the flu shot. The flu shot seem to bring out all the symtoms to the surface.

All weekend we battled with his fever off and on. I skipped my hubby's work Christmas party to stay home and care for my little guy. Sunday he finally seemed to be doing better. Which was a huge relief.

Monday morning my son woke up and began having coughing fits. He wasn't having them all weekend. Every time he coughed he began crying in pain. As we only had 2 days left on his antibiotics I wanted to get him checked out and ensure it wasn't developing into something worse.

Two hours waiting in the doctors office with a screaming, crying, wet-noodle temper-tantrum toddler was awful on Monday. And he was just not feeling well at all. The doctor said the antibiotics were working but he is to stay inside and I am to try and keep him calm to try and avoid any coughing fits.

I ended up taking Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday off work. I had to use my vacation time I had saved up for inbetween Christmas and New Years. But at least I was able to do that. We watched Christmas movies and read lots of stories.

Today he is almost back to normal and was able to go to daycare. He just has a little lingering cough but that's it. No tears when he coughs and he is back to being his energetic self!

So my eating was a little off this week. My cycle started, and my workouts were whatever I could squeeze in. I still managed to get something in most days which was great. although due to cycle bloating I am back up a few pounds today. I am not going to change my tracker though until I see where I am at the end of next week.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far and Happy Thanksgiving to all my American Spark Friends! Hope you have a great day!

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ROXIGIRL 11/28/2014 1:53AM

    Hope you little one eels better. I can relate to your stress. Few weeks ago my son had to go to hospital where he was sedated, had 3 teeth removed and 5 fillings done.
And he is only 3, well just turned 4 - 2 weeks ago.
Those first few days after were the hardest. Not only my baby was in pain, i also had to work from home as i couldn't take time off due to deadlines. And on top of everything we had problems with server at work - as a result of this i couldn't log in remotely. 30 reports to submit by 6 pm and computer says NO:). Hey, as i always say: anything is possible.

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JAZZII4 11/27/2014 3:27PM

    Wow, it sounds like a rough week. I'm glad your son is starting to feel better. Enjoy your Thanksgiving! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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W3/D4 - Treat Attempt Failed! hahaha

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Last night was a very hairy drive home after teaching. We've had a lot of snow fall. Thankfully once I got onto the highway no one was driving crazy. Everyone seemed to be on the same page and were driving slowly and cautiously. I arrived home in time to have some cuddles with the little guy before he went to bed. My hubby has been having a horrible week at work and asked if we could have pizza. I normally save my pizza treat for the weekends but we have an outing on Friday and then we always cook longer prep meals on Saturday and Sunday because we have more time. So I ordered us pizza and let my hubby choose the toppings. I figured I have been so good.

Well the pizza guy got lost. I mean really lost. It took 2 hours before it arrived and at that point it had been sitting in is car for over 35 minutes. I know their was snow outside but by the time we ordered the snow had stopped, roads were plowed and salted. Oh and we literally live 10 minutes away! We were really patient on account of the weather but I couldn't wait. I ended up having a bowl of cereal. My hubby ate the pizza when it arrived and took the left overs for lunch today. So I was all set to have a treat and it didn't work out.

Oh by the way - I gave the delivery guy a big tip. He was the only driver out there doing deliveries for the company and I felt bad. Yes I couldn't wait but no sense getting all bent out of shape. These things happen. And hey - now I can have a treat this weekend! hahaha

This morning I woke up and did Burn Circuit 2.
I love this workout. My triceps were still sore from doing Burn Intervals yesterday so when it came time to do the sumo squat with overhead tricep extension (pictured below) I really had to dig deep.

I always love working my biceps. Hahaha Not sure why but I just do.

I followed my strength session up with cardio - deciding to switch it up and do weights first then cardio. I went with Turbo Fire Greatest HIITs as my cardio.

I love this one when I cannot decide what HIIT workout to do. It takes a drill from each HIIT workout in the Turbo Fire set and puts it together in one 21 minute workout. Awesome! I feel great!

Today the little guy and I will be going to the doctors after work to get flu shots and I want to have him checked out. I may be over-reacting but my son has had these really dark under eye circles for over 2 months now. I have issues with anemia and my hubby had sinus issues so bad he required laser surgery. So I just want to rule those out as I read it could simply be allergies. But so I stop worrying I am going to have the doctor tell me what he thinks.

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FITGIRL15 11/26/2014 10:39AM

    Good idea to be proactive regarding your son's dark circles! I am sure he's fine!!!

Great workouts! Keep killing the calories!!!

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JAZZII4 11/21/2014 9:35PM

    I hope everything turns out okay with your son. Keep us posted.

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FORZACHANDMATT 11/20/2014 9:28AM

    This turbo workouts look great - do you have the DVD's or do you do them from YouTube?

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EVIE4NOW 11/20/2014 9:23AM

  It is always good to get a symptom checked out. Sometimes it's nothing and worrying for nothing helps no one. Good luck to your little man.

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W3/D3 - Got Some Sleep and Feeling Awesome!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Last night I had a good class with my students. I ended up having to give a few students a bit of a lecture on fairness and what it's like when they begin working. I think they all left feeling much better. I am still shocked at some of the accusations they come up with though. My goodness! haha

I ended up going to bed early last night - around 9 pm. And guess what? I fell right asleep! It was awesome! Felt great. I slept in different pajama's, I made sure nothing I ate around dinner had very much sugar, and I didn't work-out after dinner. These things I felt might have been keeping me up. It was really nice to fall asleep.

When I woke up this morning to get ready to work out I grabbed the baby monitor to bring with me. All of a sudden I hear all these giggles coming through the monitor. My son was laughing in his sleep! It was the cutest thing ever!

My workout today began with Burn Intervals.

This workout is 45 minutes of intervals - alternating between strength and cardio. Love these type of workouts. I also had so much energy. I guess that's what a good night's sleep does! haha

I rocked this workout and then finished off with Ab Burner.

I usually use a 10 lb weight for the weighted ab exercises but today I decided to go up to 15 lbs! I definitely felt the difference. I got in a great ab workout.

This morning my son was in a great mood when he woke up. No tears. No tantrums. He was super talkative. hahaha Love it. It's always nice when mornings go smoothly.

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JAZZII4 11/19/2014 9:42PM

    Sounds like your day started out perfect, awesome! emoticon emoticon

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JADED_CHICK19 11/19/2014 1:13PM

    Sounds like you are having an awesome day! I hope it keeps up that way!!

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LILLEAN 11/19/2014 9:07AM

    Wow!! Sounds like you're having a super great day. Keep your energy levels right there and enjoy the rest.

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W3/D2 - Baby It's Cold Outside!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Wow is it ever cold outside today!!! Brrrr -definitely wearing a thick sweater today. hahaha

Last night the hubby had a guys night so after the little guy went to sleep I decided to get in a bonus workout. I didn't feel like yoga but didn't want to do something too intense. So I opted for Turbo Jam Cardio Party 2.

I haven't done this workout in a very long time. I have to admit I was really happy that while doing this workout I was thinking 'wow this is pretty easy'. Makes me realize how much I have improved my fitness levels this year. The scale may be moving at a snails pace (if at all) but my cardiovascular and strength improvements have been awesome!

I did enjoy this workout though. It was nice not to be going a hundred miles a minute! hahaha I just had some fun.

I, however, for the second night in a row could not sleep. I don't know what is going on. I just keep tossing and turning. Actually it's been like 3 nights now. I am currently going on 3 hours of sleep last night and the night before I only got in 4 hours. Trying to think what I am doing differently that could be contributing to this. Funny enough 3 days ago was the first night I brought out my flannal pajama's. Maybe I am not comfortable?? Not sure. Going to switch my PJs to a different pair tonight and see if that helps. I just get nervous when this starts to happen because years ago my thyroid went wonky on me along with my other hormones and I battled with insomnia for 6 months. So top priority this week is to get some sleep!

This morning I decided to workout anyways because the hubby was getting up at the same time and as much as he tries he is not quiet. No idea how our son always sleeps through my hubby getting ready for work. lol

So I got up and worked out with the hope that by tonight I am so tired I fall right asleep! hahaha

This morning's workout was Fire 60 Class.

It did take the entire warm-up before I actually felt in to the workout and fully awake. hahah But it was a great workout and I am glad I did it.

However this morning was frustrating after my workout. My son was just into throwing temper tantrums. I decided to pick my battles and let him choose his outfit today. He didn't want to go to daycare so that was more tears. I had the van warming up for over 10 minutes in preparation to drive my son to daycare because the side-walks are all ice. But when we went out to get in the van only the driver door would open! The rest were frozen shut! Ugh! So I turned the van off and carried my son all the way to daycare so he wouldn't slip on all the ice. Just frustrating because I was so nervous the doors were stuck partly open since the interior lights came on when I tried to open them. So I was so fearful that I was going to kill the battery. But when I went to work as soon as I put the car in reverse the doors auto-closed. It's this child safety feature as kids mainly sit in the back of vans and often do not use enough force to close the doors all the way. So I forgot that as soon as you try to drive the doors shut all the way and lock. Whew!

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FORZACHANDMATT 11/18/2014 9:40AM

    It's so great when you see your fitness level improving so much!! And I hope you sleep well tonight

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Week 3 - What an Amazing Weekend!

Monday, November 17, 2014

I had such a great weekend! I was so happy to see my son.

We drove down Thursday night and decided to go out for dinner since our son would be fast asleep by the time we got there anyways. It was a nice date night. when we got there we heard all kinds of funny stories about our son. He is even recognizing letters of the alphabit!

When he woke up Friday morning my hubby and I were in the guest room in the basement and he was upstairs with his grandparents. We left my hubby's hat on the kitchen table. It was the first thing he say and told Grammy that his daddy was downstairs playing with his toys. hahaha He was so excited to see us. He told us the M is for Mommy, D is for Daddy, G is for Grammy and Grampy, T is for Toby and S is for Shannon. So cute!

We drove home Friday morning and had a relaxing day. I was even able to get in HIIT 25!

Saturday we had a fun time taking our son to the Santa Clause parade in the next town over from us.

He lasted longer than I thought but we only managed to see about 35 floats out of 85 before he was getting tired. We took him home so he could nap. It was so cute because he wanted to stay and watch but just couldn't keep his head up. hahaha

While my son napped I did Insanity Max Cardio Conditioning.

It was a really good workout and I burned a tone of calories. I just made the mistake of drinking a protein shake before I worked out. I actually made it to drink while working out but somehow it was gone before I started. So at about the 30 minute mark I thought I might throw up. hahaha Too much shaking of my tummy. But I just took a little rest and walked around and was able to get back at it.

Yesterday we had such a busy day that I ended up not working out. We had a birthday party in the morning to go to that lasted until after lunch. It was at an indoor playground. Our son had the best time! And loved eating pizza and cake. We then took him home for a nap. While our son napped the hubby and I quickly put away lawn furniture for the season. Then we had the Santa Clause parade in our town. I live in a small town but they go all out! 70 or more floats! And it's at night so the floats all have lights on them and it begins with fireworks. My son lasted an hour before he said he wanted to go because he was tired. So we missed Santa at both parades. hahaha But no worries = we have a kid christmas party next weekend that my work puts on and they bring in a Santa.

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JAZZII4 11/17/2014 9:46PM

    Sounds like a beautiful, fun, family weekend! The floats sound awesome! Your son looks so happy! emoticon

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FORZACHANDMATT 11/17/2014 10:03AM

    Love your picture!! You guys look so happy! Sounds busy but good for you for getting in your exercise

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