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Challenges

Wednesday, October 01, 2014



Today my sister and I were planning on going to the library. Her friend from work came over to disinfect the apartment and to give my sister some cold meds and then we went to Target, Dirt Cheap and the library and then Chick Fil A. I should have ordered a salad instead of the 4 piece chicken strips. Salad would have tasted better and I would have felt better without that order and the Diet Dr. Pepper. I got my stuff printed out at the library that I needed to get printed out. It didn't take me that long. I did day 1 of the kettle bell swing challenge. Doing 90 swings is harder than it looks. I added an extra 4 pounds to it. I am sitting down for a little while before I do day 1 of the squat challenge. That's only 50 squats. Then I'll do the dumbbell workout and go for a walk around the complex. Maybe I'll feel better. Not sure if I am going to finish the pop or not. I found a kettle bell workout DVD at the library and brought it home. I am going to look at the library's website and see if they have other kettle bell workout DVDs and see what new CDs they got last month to add to my collection on iTunes.



I took back a few books to the library. I didn't read one of them. I also took back the CDs I had borrowed. I didn't pick up any new books since I have some. One of the books I took back was the one I had to stay up after 19 Kids and Counting was over and finish the last 80 pages. Yes 80 pages. It took me from 9pm to about 10:15 to 10:30 to read the last 80 pages. I did not want to get up this morning. Tonight I'll be up until about 10 again because Law and Order: SVU and Chicago PD are on. Tomorrow night the Biggest Loser is over about 9. One good thing about those three shows is that I have the NBC app so I could watch what I miss. I'd take a nap but I would either not fall asleep or miss the alarm to go get Elijah off of the bus.

  
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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 10/1/2014 5:18PM

    That dog looks like my pug, Ace!!! Well, Ace is way bigger....11 yrs old and just a little overweight!

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SHERYLDS 10/1/2014 3:40PM

    do it for the long haul ... so true

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    emoticon blog!

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Tired Tuesday

Tuesday, September 30, 2014



I just think that is hilarious! It's something I would totally do. Yesterday while my second load of laundry was in the washer I did the first of 3 dumbbell exercise routines. I didn't do everything in the routine but I did add some stuff. Then after the washer was done I went to the fitness center and dried my clothes and did 10 minutes on the treadmill and 20 minutes on the bike. I wanted to do longer on the treadmill but my foot was giving me trouble. Then I came home and got a shower and then mom and I went to the bank and then to Walmart. I got some of what I needed. Going to get the shampoo and conditioner when mom gets paid so I could get the bigger bottles. I found two more routines from exercise website and I am going to print them out. One of which is a kettle bell routine. So excited! The code that they gave me two weeks ago still worked so I got both for free. One of them was already free and the other was $4.95 but with the code it was free. I am going to do the kettle bell routine on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and do the dumbbell routine on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and have Sunday as a rest day from weights. I am going to do the 30 day kettle bell swing challenge and the squat challenge starting tomorrow. Then once I get done with the first squat challenge I will start on the extreme squat challenge. The first squat challenge ends with 250 squats and the extreme squat challenge starts with 250 squats and goes to like 500 squats. Should be interesting. Not sure what I am going to do after the kettle bell challenge. Maybe start it over again or find a new one.



There are times when I don't feel like going to the fitness center and exercising. I didn't feel like using the bike yesterday. I am going to go to the fitness center in a little while and get on the bike and read a book. I'll plug in my head phones and turn on some music and pedal and read. Time goes by faster with good music. Sometimes I end up playing the same song over and over a few times. It's a nice day outside so I may go on at least one walk around the complex today. Possibly before I go to the fitness center. I'm not going to do weights but I'll ride the bike. I am half way thru the current book I am reading. I won't get much reading done tonight because it's Tuesday and 19 Kids and Counting has a new episode on tonight. Tomorrow night is Law and Order: SVU and Chicago PD so I'll be up until 10. Thursday night The Biggest Loser is on. I may miss the beginning of it or some parts of it because it comes on at 7 and that's when I am trying to get Elijah to go to bed. I have the NBC app on my phone so I can watch what I miss of the 3 shows on NBC.

  
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COOP9002 9/30/2014 10:50AM

    Sounds like you've got some things to help you keep exercise interesting. Blessings to you on your journey.

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Weekend Update

Monday, September 29, 2014



Saturday was my birthday. Elijah and I went to the hot air balloon festival with my neighbor and her grandson. The boys had fun with the rides. My neighbor and I were disappointed that we didn't get to see the hot air balloons because we decided to go in the morning and the balloons didn't come out until 3. She said next year we will go in the afternoon instead. It was a nice day for it. I got a little sunburn. Mom and Elijah got me a 5 pound kettlebell and a resistance band for my birthday. Debbie made me 2 cakes and got me a necklace. It was a good day. I got to see my neighbor on Saturday before he moved to Oklahoma. Going to miss him. Yesterday Elijah and I went to church and Sunday school and then we stayed home the rest of the day. I found a 30 day kettlebell swing challenge. I made up the calendar for it. I'm thinking that I am going to start that challenge as well as a 30 day squat challenge on Wednesday. I am going to to the dumbbell exercise I printed out at the library and start that today. I'm going to be doing that on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. I have dumbbells. Saturday was the end of week 1 for the fall challenge and I had lost 2 pounds. So excited to see 208 again. The goal is to keep the scale going down and lose a pound or 2 a week or maybe 3 pounds. It's Monday and my laundry needs to be done but I really don't feel like doing it right now. Whenever I start the dumbbell workout I'll throw my laundry in the washer.



Get to spend the day with mom since she's home because she's not feeling well. We are going to go to the bank and get a money order for Elijah's cookie sale and cash the check I got and then go to Walmart and get cat food and some face wash and nail polish remover. After my blog I am going to get my clothes in the washer and do the dumbbell exercise and then go to the fitness center and walk on the treadmill and dry my clothes. It's gloomy looking outside today. There's a 50% chance of rain today. When I do my dumbbell exercises I'll be having my music on. Music makes exercising go faster and it's better with music. I love listening to music. I made my bed this morning and picked up a few things in my room. I love the nights when Elijah goes to bed early and I am out of his room by 7:30 because I go in my room and spend an hour and a half reading before I go to bed and still get to go to bed at a decent time. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday I have new episodes of my shows on so I'll be in bed reading during commercial breaks. I love to read books.The bigger books I got from the library are taking me longer to read. The print in the books aren't large print. There are a lot of pages in the books. The smaller books won't take me very long to read. Maybe 3 or 4 hours each book. I may read this afternoon before picking Elijah up from the bus.

  
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NHES220 9/29/2014 12:43PM

    Busy weekend and glad you had a good birthday! The Kettlebell and squat challenge sound great. Congrats on the 2lb weight loss! Hope your Mom is feeling better!

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WESTERNSAGE 9/29/2014 11:07AM

    Sounds as though you have a busy day planned. Have a great time with your Mom!

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It's Friday!

Friday, September 26, 2014



I found that sign at Hobby Lobby last year. Not sure if it's still there or not. Tomorrow is my birthday! I'm excited about it. Elijah and I are possibly going to the hot air balloon show with my neighbor. Last year we went when my sister came down for a visit. It was a nice time. I may have to clear out some pictures on my phone so I can take some tomorrow. I am going to do some cleaning when I get home from taking Elijah to the bus. My room needs picked up again and the dishes need done. My sister and I went to Target, the library and the bread store. I had some books that needed to be picked up that were on hold and my sister found a bunch of books. I returned a bunch of books that I didn't read. I can always get them again. I finished the book that I was reading last night. The Biggest Loser was on and I was reading during commercials after Elijah went to bed. There was some pretty low numbers last night. Especially on the blue team. I was hoping that Scott and Blake from the red team would remain and they did. Those two are my picks as one of the winners. Seasons 14 and 15 had women win so it'll be time for men to win.



After we got done with everything my sister dropped me off at home and then went to take her co-worker home. I went to the fitness center while she was gone. I was alone like I usually am and that's the way I like it. I did 30 minutes on the treadmill. I was on Pinterest one day and there were some pins from www.workoutlabs.com so I decided to check out the site and I signed up for the emails and I got an email with a code to get free workout downloads. There are workout cards as well and you can create your own workouts. But the ones that are already made aren't always free. I tried to use the code on a few and it took the price down but I found the ones that would be free and I put in the code and emailed the workouts. One is a dumbbell workout and the other is a 5K workout. Both are supposed to be 8 weeks. I didn't look at them until yesterday at the library when I went to print them out. It turns out they are 18 pages each and you can print 20 pages a day at the library. Microsoft Word you can print multiple pages onto one page so I was looking around and I didn't see the same set up like on Microsoft Word so I clicked on properties and found where you can print multiple pages onto one page so I printed two pages per page. I can use that in the future. I was able to print all 36 pages onto 18 pages. One of the pages is a progress chart so I may go back to the library and print out a few of them for in the future.



I got up a little after 5:30 this morning. I laid in bed from 5 until after 5:30 debating on how long I wanted to lay there or if I wanted to get up and go to the bathroom because my bladder was full. I couldn't lay on my stomach. I laid on my back. My stomach is flat when I lay down if I don't eat a bunch of food that has sodium. I would like my stomach to be flat when I stand up and when I sit down. Not just when I am laying down. I am going to do the dumbbell workout starting Monday and do it on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. I haven't looked at the other workout yet but I will have time today to do it after I get the cleaning done. Mom wants me to clean out the fridge. I may be running the dish washer twice today depending on how much I get out of the fridge and how much of the dishes I can get in the first load. I may hand wash some if there isn't enough for a full load.

  
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BEAUTY_WITHIN 9/26/2014 3:36PM

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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NILLAPEPSI 9/26/2014 10:14AM

    emoticon emoticon Fridays!

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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 9/26/2014 8:24AM

    Hot air balloon shows are amazing! Went to my first and only one 12 years ago!!!

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NUTRON3 9/26/2014 7:56AM

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GETHNOW 9/26/2014 7:34AM

  God Bless

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Sleepiness

Wednesday, September 24, 2014



That would have been me last night. Elijah went to bed a little after 7:30 last night because he was eating popcorn after his bath. Sometimes it's hard to get things done and in bed on time now that he's at school and it's like 4 when we get home after he gets off the bus. I don't start dinner as early as I used to because of homework and the time we get home. The neighbor wants usually wants her kids to play with Elijah after school. His homework shouldn't take as long because it's only two things and it only takes a matter of minutes to do each but he doesn't always want to sit and do it. Times like that when he gets fussy is when I put the homework down and go make dinner. Last night the neighbor boy was at the door when we were making dinner and when he's there nothing gets done because Elijah's excited and wants to play. We had to send the boy home because dinner wasn't ready and homework wasn't done. After wards they played for a little while. Then it was bath time and then snack time. If I can get Elijah in the tub by like 6 then he has time to sit for half an hour and then have a snack for half an hour. I've been reading after Elijah goes to bed for like an hour to an hour and a half before I go to bed. Reading helps my brain to turn off and to get me tired out. Last night I read for an hour and a half and then went to the bathroom and I noticed Elijah's door was opened so I went in and checked on him and I ended up stepping in a puddle by his door and the puddle wasn't water. So then I went into Elijah's room and he wasn't at the top of his bed. He was towards the bottom with no pants or underwear on. So I put on clean and dry pants and underwear and socks on him and put him at the top of his bed and covered him up and gave him a kiss. He barely stirred when I did this. Man it was tough getting him up this morning. So tonight we are going to be going to bed at 7 instead of 7:30. I'm not sure if he's going to be playing with the neighbors or not tonight. Hopefully I can get his homework done and him fed by 5 if he does play with the neighbors.



Monday and Tuesday I've been walking around the complex instead of going to the fitness center. It's been too nice outside to be inside exercising. Monday I did 3 laps around the complex and yesterday I did 1. Monday I did the candlestick dipper move for 4 minutes on each side. I got on YouTube and since I have the same song like 3 times (it's a really good song and one has the words, one is a remix and the other is the one I found first) so I played it twice and did the first song on one side and the other song on the other side. 4 minutes each. Second time around wasn't as easy and my sides were hurting yesterday so I didn't do it yesterday. I'll do it again today for 4 minutes on each side with a little break in between to keep me focused. With a good song the time goes by fast. I'm not sure if I am going to walk around the complex today or go to the fitness center. It's nice outside so I may walk after I eat and then later on this afternoon go to the fitness center.



I was on the state website looking for a state job and I was just going thru different letters of the alphabet and I was on F and there is a food service specialist position and I clicked on 7 and it says for the minimum requirements 4 years in a commercial food business. I got 4 years alone just with my last job. I was there for 4 years, 2 weeks. I have more than that with the other jobs I've worked at. I've worked in 3 other restaurants plus when I worked at Pilot I worked with food while I was there. I have plenty of experience to start out at 6 or 7 if it's close enough. None of the food service positions are close to where I live so I couldn't put in any applications. So I am going to keep looking and see if anything comes up. I could start higher than mom and she's an administrative coordinator 4 and that would be the highest she could go since 4 is the highest. It's pretty exciting to be able to start at a higher position.

  
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PURPLEPEONY 9/24/2014 1:58PM

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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 9/24/2014 11:22AM

    Hahahahaha, that top pic is SO me!

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WESTERNSAGE 9/24/2014 10:49AM

    Finding a routine for our kids can be a challenge, especially if it means changing our own habits as well. Maybe Elijah is young and accustomed to being alone with you. Maybe he needs a break from the whole school business when he first comes home. You might try some fun time to help him relax, either playing with that neighbor for a short period or even reading to him just to calm him down. Homework later might actually go better. Or not. Just a thought. Good luck. I'm sure you will make good decisions on this.

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GOLFGMA 9/24/2014 9:49AM

    You will finds a routine that works for you and Elijah I'm sure. emoticon

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NILLAPEPSI 9/24/2014 9:47AM

    Get some rest.

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ZZYYGGY3 9/24/2014 9:29AM

    Great job. Hopefully your night time routine gets better

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