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Thursday, December 18, 2014

I think I overdid it yesterday. I walked/jogged in the morning, then got home and walked/jogged some more... Managed 7 miles on my FitBit for the day - I think it's a best ever! But... my body isn't happy about it. I ached when I went to bed, to the point that I couldn't sleep. So I'm pooped today. And it's my 11 hour day at work. Ugh. But, I am still proud of myself for what I got done.

Here are stats for the end of the day yesterday:

Push-ups - 75/150 50% (6 push ups a day to meet goal)
Squats - 130/300 43.3% (13 squats a day to meet goal)
Lunges - 112/300 (150 on each leg) 37.3% (14 lunges a day to meet goal)
Planks - 300/900 seconds 33.3% (43 seconds a day to meet goal)
Miles - 54.95/125 43.96% (5 miles a day to meet goal)

I'll be sitting most of the day today so my plan is to go home and complete my 6 miles in via treadmill. Walking. Easy walking. Friday I will take the dog out for a long walk before I get my last few Christmas things done at home. Then it is my company Christmas party tomorrow night. Saturday will be our final shopping day and then dinner with my parents on Saturday night. Work Sunday, Monday, and a long break from work, Tues - Sat off. WOOHOO!

If for some reason I am unable to post another blog on Sunday or Monday, Merry Christmas to all of my SparkFriends! ...or whatever it may be that you are celebrating!

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Hump Day Progress (and furbaby pictures)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Happy Hump day, everyone! Is everybody ready for Christmas NEXT WEEK?! I can't believe it's here so fast. Luckily I spent some time working on Christmas gifts yesterday. Just a little bit of work left on my sister's gift, need to do all 4 of my SIL's and MIL's gifts, and wrap the DH's gifts... not too terrible. Totally doable!

Yesterday a friend came over to help me with my sister's Christmas present, but before we got to work on that we took the dog for a quick walk. I don't know if I'm the best or worst dog mom ever...


She's my baby... what can I say??

I also got her out for a walk today and just squeezed in a little bit of ST and hope to do some more before I leave the office in a couple of hours. This is where things currently stand (at 55% through the month) ...

Push-ups - 75/150 50% (6 push ups a day to meet goal)
Squats - 130/300 43.3% (13 squats a day to meet goal)
Lunges - 102/300 (150 on each leg) 34% (14 lunges a day to meet goal)
Planks - 240/900 seconds 26.6% (48 seconds a day to meet goal)
Miles - 51.19/125 40.9% (5.25 miles a day to meet goal)

Still doable, but I need to buckle down! The hubs might be in bed by the time I get home from work again, so I may be able to get some time on the treadmill to hit my 6 miles for today. OH! I can't believe I forgot what made me so proud this morning. I kept some short spurts of jogging in my walk today... so far it's not hurting my knees, so I'll keep it up and hopefully be back to going for runs, not walks!

I can't resist but share a few more pictures of my favorite exercise partner... she's just so gosh darn cute!!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

HOPEFULHIPPO 12/18/2014 11:53AM

    Hot pink AND a 12 shirt?! you are the BEST!!!!!!!

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IAMZBEE 12/18/2014 10:19AM

    AWww! Love the pup pics!!

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ALICIALYNNE 12/18/2014 7:36AM

    Such a cute doggie! The coat pic brought a smile to my face, gotta admit...
Your goals are still very much within reach. You got this!

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HUGS2013 12/17/2014 7:12PM

    I enjoyed reading your blog and seeing your pictures of your furbaby. The raincoat was really nice. emoticon mm emoticon

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Productive Weekend

Sunday, December 14, 2014

I did pretty well with my exercise on my 2 days off... though the eating wasn't great yesterday. I managed to get the dog out for a walk each day and on Friday I was feeling extra motivated. Our normal walk is the perimeter of our neighborhood, which is 2.25 miles. Friday we walked to the far end of the neighborhood, then I decided I'd run (ok, a slow jog) up one street, walk to the next street, run back down, walk to the next... and so on. I did this 1/2 of the way back to my house, as our side of the neighborhood isn't set up quite as nicely to do that (plus I was putting in quite an effort just to do 1/2 of the neighborhood).

I did a bit of ST last night in an attempt to catch those numbers up so here is where I stand at 45% of the way through the month...

Push-ups - 65/150 43.3%
Squats - 110/300 36.6%
Lunges - 70/300 (150 on each leg) 23.3%
Planks - 180/900 seconds 20%
Miles - 44.43/125 35.5%

I clearly have some work to do, but nothing too crazy! I am rushing though my work day today so I can meet the hubs at the bar to watch the Seahawks game. emoticon I will eat lunch here first, have a drink or 2 there, and dinner is already going at home, so we will go home to eat. If I'm really feeling ambitious I will hop on the treadmill for a few miles, but I need to get some things done around to house so it all just depends on what I can get done.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!!

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ALICIALYNNE 12/15/2014 6:52PM

    You are doing great! Woot woot! Keep it up and you will catch up in no time.
I love your blogs. They motivate me.

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HOPEFULHIPPO 12/15/2014 11:54AM

    wow your weekend WAS productive. I need to get my doggies out too poor dears. but taking three ugh...


and man do I get housework before bodywork aka: workout. man, do I get that.


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Made Myself Proud

Thursday, December 11, 2014

I am pretty proud of myself for my efforts yesterday! I went home and got my booty on the treadmill last night. I kicked some booty!! I did 5 miles with some jogging (since it's easier on my knees). It was a lot easier for me to do it since the hubs was already in bed when I got home since he's been working at 3am all week! It felt really good to push myself like that. It's been a long time since I did that distance in one go. When my FitBit has been hitting 6 miles it's because of a 2.25 mile walk around the neighborhood and just daily moving around. But this time it was almost all due to my workout! I am kicking myself today though because I left my FitBit sitting on the counter at home... so nothing of today counts. Ah well.

Here's a current update on my goals.

Push-ups - 40/150
Squats - 60/300
Lunges - 34/300 (150 on each leg)
Planks - 120/900 seconds
Miles - 31.55/125

I'm bound and determined to reach my goals this month!!!

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ALICIALYNNE 12/12/2014 2:16PM

    Woot woot! Good job!

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MONTREALESTMOI 12/11/2014 4:37PM

    I gotta get me a fitbit....people on here swear by that thing!

Great job on your exercises today!

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IAMZBEE 12/11/2014 4:22PM

    We should be fitbit buddies!! We can "challenge" each other on the app.

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Quick update

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Just a quick update to track my goals. No long walks this week due to weather, but I'm not letting it get the best of me. Treadmill walk for sure tonight.

Push-ups - 30/150
Squats - 45/300
Lunges - 34/300 (150 on each leg)
Planks - 120/900 seconds
Miles - 26.32/125

I'm nixing the days in calorie range goal. I didn't eat well yesterday so I only get 2 more days. I know that I will exceed that this month and I don't want it to deter me.

Happy hump day, all!

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ALLIEALLIE2 12/11/2014 10:54PM

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ALICIALYNNE 12/11/2014 12:32PM

    Lookin' good!

Kudos on knowing yourself well enough to change your goals. Goal are supposed to motivate, after all!

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ARUNNINGKAT 12/11/2014 11:48AM

    emoticon You are doing great!

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IRP1114 12/11/2014 11:47AM

    keep going girl! You can do it!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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THROOPER62 12/11/2014 6:50AM


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MONTREALESTMOI 12/10/2014 10:45PM

    Good for you!

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