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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Easy, Easy Like Sunday Morning

My weekend is almost over, and since my last blog my exercise consisted of "snow shoveling" on Friday.  We got hit with 26" of the white stuff.  As I type this, my muscles hurt in my arms.  I burned 925 calories doing that and it took me 3.5 hours to clear my walkway and cars.  Here is a picture of my back deck.  I didn't even have a clue we were going to get hit that bad.  Friday made up for Thursday, because Thursday I opted out of all exercise.

Saturday, it took all my gusto to get my sneakers on and get on my treadmill.  I spent a good part of my morning catching up on everyone's blogs.  I put on my new hiking sneakers as I plan on wearing them every time I workout until I go to Fitness Ridge.  I ended up buying Adidas Response Trail 16 sneakers.  I think they are going to be awesome, but who knows.  I have also decided to workout in the anti blister socks I bought from Wright.  Anyway, my workout got cut short due to feeling low blood sugar.  I ended up going upstairs for a cup of cottage cheese and pineapple.  There is a good amount of whey protein in cottage cheese so it's a good choice after a workout.  I called a girlfriend in Hawaii to make sure she was okay, then hopped on my treadmill to finish my 400 calorie burn.  Which is basically 2 miles at an 8.0 incline going 2.5mpg.

Today is family day.  My youngest daughter, 21 year old Morgan is bringing her bo' over for the first time to meet the family.  So her 3 sisters will be here and possibly Travis, my stepson and his girlfriend.  I will be making taco's with extra lean Jenni-O Turkey meat as well as enchiladas with turkey and low fat cheese.  To top it off a taco salad will accompany the meal.  Morgan, loves tacos and today is focused on her so it will be nice.  Before I partake in the cooking I am going to have my breakfast, its noon here pretty typically when I have my breakfast (that is going to change soon!).  Then getting my new sneakers on to get at least a 400 calorie burn on my treadmill.

To those of you heading to Fitness Ridge, remember everyone that has gone, that's there now, or that will be going are feeling/felt the same anxiety and excitement.  It is such a positive step for us all, so don't worry about what you can do when you get there or even how much you are doing prior to getting there.  It is going to change your life for the better, just be happy that you have made the choice to do it!

Stand PROUD!!


annelisewojo said...

That's a lot of snow and some excellent cardio shoveling!

Diana said...

Who knew snow shoveling could be such a good work out.

I feel like your final message was sent especially to me :)

See you soon.

Cat Cee said...


ultramichelle said...

You are going to be so ready when you get here, keep up the great work. All the newbees came in tonight with bright eyes and my best advise was to remember your not a mommy or a daddy for your stay here its all about you. There is a ton of support and I am sad I will miss your visit at the ranch, I would have love to run o nthe treadmill right next to you, because here you can do anything.

myesha said...

I am so amazed at how much snow you shoveled. WOW!! That is more snow that I have seen in my entire life!! You seem to have so much energy these days. I can feel your energy in your posts. I am glad to hear things are going well for you. See you REALLY soon!!!