Friday, November 28, 2014
I broke my sugar fast this week, but I'm back on it today. I should have sent more leftovers home with my daughter!
After a month of a lingering cold and bronchitis, I felt good enough today to do Leslie Sansone's 2 mile belly blasting workout. My breathing isn't 100% yet, but it felt good to move. As November winds down, I'm trying to get my December action plan in place. I'm considering another run at Jamie Eason's Live Fit program. I researched through Day 35 to identify alternate exercises to accommodate my home gym. If I do that, I need to sort the garage to clear the holiday stuff from my weight bench. Another option I have is the Active PS3 game I have, which combines cardio and strength. It is challenging, but it's not heavy weights. But I've been sick, so maybe it's a better transition than jumping right in with Live Fit until I am truly better.
I plan on working out in the morning, so no dallying around on Sparkpeople and Facebook when I wake up. I'll catch up with you post workout to let you know how I'm doing.
Since I just talked myself out of the Live Fit program, here's my tentative December workout plan:
1. Plank A Day
2. 20 minute elliptical warm up
3. EA Sports Active workout - 4 days per week
Which reminds me, I bought a hot yoga groupon. I have to work that in somehow too. Maybe I'll save it until after the new year health craze fades. I bet it won't be so busy in March after the resolutions fade.
Anyway, l'll start the workouts with a medium intensity and see if I can increase it. I have a few options for my off days when I'll focus on cardio or have active rest days. I'm hesitantly optimistic. I feel like I've been on the bench for too long!
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Addee and me
Addee, Meg (and baby), and Gwen
Shoot! I hate when I forget to draft my blog somewhere else. I almost always lose it when I draft it write in the spark page. Ugh. Where was I? I'm going on Week 4 of being sick, but I'm juiced with antibiotics finally and am on the mend! Woohoo!
I took some time off work in Week 2 of my cold, started feeling better, so I didn't go to the doc before going to Miami. Big mistake. The travel and flights did nothing for my health. My coughing was a real nuisance at the conference, not to mention being achey and worn out, so I missed all the networking events and most of my learning sessions.
On the plus side, I was able to get all three of my daughters under one roof again. It was awesome. I got to see my mom, dad, brother, and his family. I also got to spend time with my best friend from high school, who I've written about before. She's fighting stage 4 cancer that's spread throughout her body. I can't tell you how much that visit meant to me! Tracy "senses things." In school, I often wondered if she did it for attention. But some of the things she said this week were uncanny. She predicted I'd be back in February. I thought it was highly unlikely. But that evening when I was on the phone with my husband, he said, "Maybe we should visit again in the spring. Who knows, maybe you'd like to move there. " Wow, that was so unexpected! We've talked about relocating and Florida's always been off the list because of the humidity.
To summarize, the trip to Miami was memorable and fun, despite the bronchitis. I got into the doctor as soon as I got home, got my 5 day antibiotic and am feeling better already. I'll try to add some pictures soon.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
I bought a Groupon to try Bikram hot yoga. I'm going to try it when I get back from Miami. What are your thoughts, experiences, and/or tips? I'll be curious to see how this goes. I'm a profuse sweater. Seriously. I think about working out and I start to sweat. Most of the sweat comes out through my head too, so it's never pretty! But I'm up for it! 30 days for 30 bucks was definitely worth checking out. I plan on going every day right after work.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Today's Day 3 of my 10 minute Kettlebell training. It's a simple 10 round workout doing swings for 30 seconds and resting for 30.
Today is also Day 1 of my 5 day green smoothie cleanse.
5 more days until I'm at the beach with my daughters!!
Sunday, November 09, 2014
I completed a 15x10 kettlebell workout this morning. After shopping, I have about 4300 steps, very low compared to previous weeks. I took more Nyquil as soon as I got home. I can't wait for the coughing to subside.
I bought some detox teas to try out. I know many people don't respond well when they're healthy, so I might hold off on trying them!
I got most of the items on my grocery list. It's a simple list when I'm doing the cleanse..crunchy veggies, greens, apples, bananas, eggs, peanut butter...yep. I bought almond milk too. I haven't decided if I'm doing the full or modified cleanse. Maybe I'll split it, 3 full, 3 modified. I'll be ready to rock and roll by Saturday! Which reminds me, need to start planning my packing for the trip.
What healthy variations do you plan on using for the holiday meals this year?
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