Sunday, December 08, 2013
Today we got up and mowed the lawn. We didn't go to church. My husband wanted to go see his granddaughter and great granddaughter and he thought after church would be too late. We picked up his granddaughters and took them shopping. We bought jeans and blouses for both of them. Then we went to their house for a little while. After we left them, we went shopping for ourselves. My husband wanted some brown shoes for work. We stopped at this one store that boast $9.99 for women's shoes, and $19.99 for men's shoes. My husband didn't see anything there, but I saw some I wanted but they didn't have my size. Actually I discovered that I don't wear a size 12 anymore. They had the shoes I wanted in a 12 but they were way too big. I saw another pair in a 10 but they were too tight. So we left that store and went to Big 5. My husband found the shoes he wanted but he had to pay $50 for them. I didn't bother to look in that store. When we left I told my husband to go to Payless. I saw some shoes I liked in a size 11, but they were also too big. My foot slipped in and out too easily. So I found the same shoes in a 10w and they fit much better. I also got 2 pair in a size 10m. I told the sales lady that they were a little tight but the 11 are too big. She said that the shoes I bought will give a little and if they don't I can bring them back. So I bought 3 pair of shoes for the same price my husband paid for one pair. After we left the shoe store we went to the grocery store. Then when we came home, my husband said we needed to walk on the treadmills. I said we already exercised when we mowed the lawn. He just looked at me. I said oh, that's right, I mowed the lawn. He said very funny. So, we actually walked on the treadmill for the first time. I wanted to experiment a little so I picked one of the programmed workouts. After 8 minutes I had too stop it. It started out slow enough, but after about 6 minutes I was jogging. My husband also tried the programmed workout and it was too much for him too. We decided to do a manual work out where we can control the speed and the incline. We still jogged some. We only worked out for about 25 minutes total and we were sweating. I told my husband if the treadmills don't whip us into shape, nothing will. I am now trying to get through my strength training. I've already finished the arm exercises. I always struggle with the side bends and squats.