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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Well, I guess I am still learning what works and what doesn't work.

What works:
- the Tuesday and Thursday after-school gym thing
- the Monday/Wednesday/Friday before-school gym thing
- the lunches I've been taking to school fill me up and are pretty darn healthy.
- packing my lunch the night before school

What doesn't work:
- planning to do *anything* after a Tuesday night short run/Power Yoga/Kickboxing gym session. I am EXHAUSTED. I told my honey I would make chili tonight, but I can't even bear the thought of making anything. I'm not even going to pack my lunch, I think I'll do that tomorrow morning. Which brings me to tomorrow morning's gym session. I seriously worked out tonight. Kickboxing took so much out of me, and I can't even think about doing anything except sitting on the couch. I know it will probably go away, but I'm going to play it by ear and see how I feel tomorrow morning. I won't be totally bummed if I don't make it to the gym tomorrow morning... we'll see. I don't want to totally write it off, but man, I am beat.

So tomorrow morning:
- pack lunch
- pack school bag

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LALAFLOWERS 9/9/2010 8:00AM

    To comment on ohtrissa's response: toss the bread into the freezer, in a prepackaged serving. By the time lunch rolls around, you'll be thawed and ready to go! Just have a stash of frozen, pre-packaged bread type products. Then, if you want sandwiches for lunch one day: toppings in a container, protein and veggies in a container, frozen bread, and voila! You can make your own sandwich at school.....

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FRANKLYN22 9/8/2010 9:44PM

    BOBBYD31 said exactly what I was ARE a crazy workout machine!

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COOPSM 9/8/2010 6:49PM

    Carrie---I have a funny feeling once you get into the school routine....the gym will the mean listen to your body....

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PINKCOCONUT 9/8/2010 9:37AM

    I can't remember, is this your first time doing kick-boxing? If so I'm wondering if it'll just take a few weeks for you to adjust to it and then you won't be as exhausted afterwards? I could barely walk the first couple of days after my first spin class but my body quickly got used to it.

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    You’ll just have to PLAN ahead for this Tuesday night crazy gym session! Plan on throwing something in the crock pot…or make extra of something during the weekend and freeze it so all you have to do is thaw it and re-heat it on Tuesday night. As for making your lunch…I make the whole week’s worth of lunches on Sunday (Except if bread is involved)…that way all I have to do is throw it all together every day. Prepackage EVERYTHING! You’ll get it all figured out…and if your body needs a rest after Tuesday night, that’s okay, too…maybe you should make Wednesday your rest day.

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DREBENEZER 9/8/2010 12:06AM

    I'm dizzy just trying to keep up with reading the blog!

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ETTEZEUS 9/7/2010 11:02PM

    You are so organized!

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BOBBYD31 9/7/2010 10:59PM

    your just a crazy workout machine!

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    kick boxing does seem intense. You sure to do have quite the workout plan. You are doing awesome. I do need to start getting back into the routine again.

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Tuesday's Tue-Due List

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

- Drink tons of water
- Get to the gym after school
- Stick to the eating plan (which includes a sweet treat later tonight)
- Make chili when I come home

I think it's going to be a nice day today. I'm feeling good, rested up from the long weekend, and I'm ready to see my kiddos today. I'm a little sleepy still, but I really didn't sleep on a schedule this weekend. Oops.

Off to brush my teeth and fill up the car with my bags...

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PINKCOCONUT 9/7/2010 10:36AM

    Make it a great day!!!

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    Your plan sounds great! I need to make some chili, too...I LOVE fall!

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PLAYBLUES22 9/7/2010 9:02AM

    Sweetie, very nice plans and have a great day with the kiddos

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JOEYSGIRL71 9/7/2010 7:44AM

    Great Plan! emoticon

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DWYER1952 9/7/2010 7:39AM


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Goals - first full week of September

Monday, September 06, 2010

Actually, it's more of a schedule than goals. But I guess the goal would be to stick to the schedule.

Tuesday: yoga, kickboxing (if I can get a hold of some wraps), dinner. I looked all over the place for handwraps, and I can't find any in stores. Guess i have to order some tonight and hope that the gym teacher has some I can borrow for tomorrow night!

Wed. - morning gym
Thurs. - either stretch class and a run or Martinis and Manicures at the local sushi place. I am waiting to see if my gym buddy wants to go with me.
Fri - morning gym
Saturday - morning run and stretch class.

I have meals planned for the week (even my breakfasts!), daily schedule written out, laundry is done, and I'm going to work on my outfits tonight (I get my clothes ready for the week, accessories included - makes mornings a lot easier. Also gives me time to put together some cute combos).

I didn't go to the gym today, but it was a busy day anyway.
- Laundry
- Painted the front door (finally!)
- Weeded the front garden
- Hung a curtain
- Put beans in to soak (I'm making chili tomorrow night so I can use up some tomatoes. It's going in the freezer for FOOTBALL!!!)
- Planned the week
- Baked carrot cake cupcakes. They are very good, which is good and bad news. I am giving some to our neighbors. Honey and I don't need to be eating 30 cupcakes!

Phew! Off to move some laundry, get some clothes ready, and clean up the kitchen.


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    You DID have a busy day…I only did a 30 minute walk, but I accomplished a lot around the house yesterday, too. I can’t wait for chili and football! Such a good combo! Your schedule sounds good…I like Thursday!! I wish you lots of luck for the week…you’re going to do great!

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GIG2828 9/7/2010 9:13AM

    Great productive day yesterday! Great you kept moving. Good luck this week!

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PINKCOCONUT 9/7/2010 8:03AM

    Woo! You're going to have an awesome September! And man, you were productive!

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GSDMIKE 9/6/2010 10:48PM

    I'm struck by the yin and yang of Tuesday's workout:

Yoga. Kickboxing. Peace. Aggression.


Have a great week.

Oh, BTW, nicely done with the new "Dog licks user in face" profile pick.

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ONECOOKIETWO 9/6/2010 8:41PM

    This is great.
To write it down is very very good.
My problem is that when I write it down, I get overly ambitious and write too much.
Then, when I don't achieve all of that I get dejected.
But your plans are always reasonable.
(Note to self...)

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NOLABABY1982 9/6/2010 7:28PM

    i try to give myself a schedule to but I've never wrote it down before you have given me a great idea, looking forward to trying it out for myself thanks girl!!!

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Satur... er, Friday

Friday, September 03, 2010

All morning it felt like Saturday. I went running with my buddy (yahoo!) and set the alarm for 7:00. Hooray 4-day weekend!
My buddy and I went up to the local school (it's a HUGE campus!) and ran/walked around for about 35 minutes. It was so nice to run outside with a little breeze and a running buddy! We are going to make it a weekly thing - Saturday morning runs. Yahoo!

I have been cooking all afternoon to try to use up some of these veggies before I have to go pick up the next batch tonight. We haven't been eating our veggies as quickly as we should... I'm working on freezing lots of them. We'll be stocked up for months with all the sauce, veggies, and various other foods I'm putting in the freezer. Tonight I think I'll make a zucchini bread.

Going to Red Lobster with a very good friend tonight. I want to check out the menu before I go - I usually do, but this time I want to actually *stick* with it. ha! The pictures on the menu just look so good...

Off to do a bit of vacuuming and fridge cleaning before I pick up the veg. One good thing about getting a lot of veggies every week is that I have to keep the fridge clean.

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ONECOOKIETWO 9/6/2010 2:06PM

    You sound so motivated, active, and healthy.
I've got lots of veggie cooking and prep to do too, from all of the organic gardens and freggie stands everywhere! And then, when it gets a bit cooler, I'll ride my bike for an hour or two. Not going to Red Lobster though. Thank goodness. I'd eat some buttery thing.

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COOPSM 9/4/2010 8:44PM

    I know you made the was dinner?? Hope you are enjoying time with your mother....

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ROGUE_1 9/4/2010 12:43AM

    Looks like a busy - but FUN day for you! Glad to see that you're still doing well!

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BOBBYD31 9/3/2010 8:51PM

    ok just reading your day made me tired! LOL

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    Where are you getting all the veggies from?! I clean out my fridge every payday (every 2 weeks) makes me crazy when it's a mess...and I don't like mystery food!

It's great to have a jogging buddy! I'm glad you enjoyed your run...have a GREAT weekend!

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SPARKLOVE 9/3/2010 3:17PM

    Is your running buddy a person or dog? I love Red Lobster -Potato Soup...yummy. Have a good weekend. JOY

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Thursday, September 02, 2010

This will be short. I'm exhausted and I'd really like to be on the couch right now watching some football.

Drank tons of water today.
Went to the gym after school for a little TM and a stretch class.
Have been doing well with my new schedule.
Overall, sticking to my eating plan.

Not so good:
Tonight I went cereal crazy. I think at the end of the week, I need to just crash on the couch so I don't sit up and eat. I was SO hungry when I got home... need to work on this night time eating thing. This was a challenge for me last school year, too.

So the challenge for September will be to figure out how I can handle my Friday nights (tonight is like a Friday - we have a 4-day weekend). I like to come home, have an easy dinner, a glass of wine, and lie on the couch. Tonight after the gym, I just ate a ton. I think it was because I didn't plan too well... we'll see. It's a work in progress.

Eagles are on... couch! football! I LOVE LOVE LOVE football season. I think it's more the time of year it represents instead of the game, but either way, it's a great time of year.


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PINKCOCONUT 9/3/2010 7:31AM

    I love fall!!!!

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ONECOOKIETWO 9/2/2010 11:45PM

    Have a great weekend!
With just the right amount of cereal.
And some good football...

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    I love football season, too!

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DREBENEZER 9/2/2010 8:18PM

    Eagles??? Could be could be a Redskin fan. :D

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