Tuesday, October 26, 2010


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I've been blogging somewhere else for the past week and a half. In my journal. Remember those? Those cutsie wootsie bound books that NO ONE was to read but you? I've cracked mine open again and started pouring out my heart and soul. Some things are too close to the heart to share. KWIM? So I've been quiet. And that's ok. But to satisfy you I'll post a list. I like lists. Lists calm my type A heart. Here you go:

  1. Nadia has asthma and allergies.
  2. Rhys has allergies.
  3. We are a pharmacy. 
  4. I am flirting with the same 5lbs for the past three months.
  5. I have been to the doctor too much in the past month.
  6. I miss my grandma.
  7. I'm not selling my bread anymore.
  8. Preaching excites me.  I can't wait to do it again.
  9. Finished a quilt.  Sent it out.
  10. Canned a bushel of apples into sauce.  Love it.
  11. Have a date with hubby Thursday.
  12. I don't want to run in the morning.
  13. I do want to run in the morning.
  14. I want a vacation.
  15. My birthday is coming up but I can't figure out how old I'll be.
That is all for now.  I've unloaded as much as is safe before I get to the near and dear stuff.  So, maybe soon I'll get back to the blogging, but for now let this satisfy you.  I'm tired.  I'm going to bed.

Friday, October 15, 2010

10.15.10 Biker BABE!

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At least that's what I felt like while I was riding this morning. I biked 10.5 miles today, it took me 80 minutes. I actually took my time today and enjoyed it. I biked mostly on the rails to trails in my area and LOVED it. It was nice because it was all flat and around here, that's hard to come by. Nice to work on endurance, rather than pumping so hard all the time.

I thought many things while cycling today, none of which are coming to mind, but that's ok.

Then I painted this afternoon. YAY me! Our kitchen looks nice in a light sky blue.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

10.12.10 ER

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Today was a potpourri workout. First I walked on the treadmill for 13 mins. I woke up feeling like I just wanted to walk. Something simple. I think I'm getting burnt out. I need to guard against that. Life is crazy and getting to bed at 12 and getting up at 5:30 isn't enough sleep. And doing that for weeks on end? Not good. Plus my leg muscles are very sore from yesterday and usually walking helps to loosen things up. So I walked. Now, it was a good fast clip. I hoofed it, as my father would say. Then I did the 20 min workout on the TurboJam. I LOVE that DVD! It is chocked full of great workouts! They have a 45 minute one, a 15 minute one that is very simple and easy to do. They have a 20 min ab workout that you can do the first ten or the last ten minutes of, or both. And then there is the 20 min workout. Then also on that DVD is 7 mins of a Tony Horton ab routine. It's tough. It's great for a quick reminder for your abs. So that's what I did today. It felt good. It was a good workout, not a beat 'em up workout, but a good wake up the muscles and get your sweat on workout.

No report tomorrow. YAY!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

10.11 and 12.10 ER's

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I slack, therefore I am.

I ran yesterday. I covered 2.5 miles in 31 minutes. Not too bad. I took it easy. I just ran. I didn't do intervals or hills or anything. I just ran. It was nice. Sometimes it's nice to do something where your mind can just float away. It's good.

Today I did Core Fusion Body Sculpt. It's the one with the butt on the front. A butt! Of all things. Then again, if I had a butt like that I'd be sporting it around on DVD covers too making some dough. But I don't. So I won't. Ever. Anyway. I haven't done this one for quite a while and I hurt. And my muscles don't want to work right. Going up stairs and holding my kids is hard to do. My muscles just don't want to comply with my desires. It's quite embarrassing. I think it was effective in fatiquing my muscles better than ChaLean Extreme. Really. And I only used two pound weights for the arms. Everything else is body weight. I also like that they are constantly reminding you about your form. And not just for the movements/postures, but they will take half a minute to just stand there and remind you of proper postural alignment. (Oy, that was a big word) The whole Core Fusion DVD's are very good. They have a new one out, I keep saying that, so here it is. Oh, they've got two new ones out. Oh my, I'm so behind. Here's the other one. I'd like to try it, but I'm afraid of trilogies. Sometimes the third one's a dud. But I guess I could get my money back. Anyway.

Gee. Someone's tired tonight.

I'm so tired I could cry.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

10.09.10 ER

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Hello! My daily report of exercise is here. Today I did the whole 50 minutes of Core Fusion Pilates Plus DVD. I love these DVD's. I hear they have a new one out. I've got the other one, I forget what it's called and I love that one too. It works your whole body and they have a whole 10 minutes of stretching at the end. Bonus. I need that. I definitely don't stretch enough. And I need to. I do count this as toning, or weight training. I'm lifting my own weight and it helps so much with running and cycling. When my core is stronger I can go farther, lift heavier and run faster. I don't know why, it just works.

Friday, October 08, 2010

10.08.10 ER

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Big stinkin bike ride. Oh my goodness I hurt so bad. I hurt worse than when I am running! Maybe I increased my mileage too quickly. I only bike once a week. I went from 6 miles to 10 in one week. Not good. Anyway.

I biked 10.62 miles today, that's almost a .5 mile increase from last week. I traveled on a road I've not been on before and it was nice! The leaves were out in full color, the sun was out and the breeze (which later turned into wind resistance and hurt me even more) was nice. It was a great ride all around and I did well. I can't wait to get out there next week! I'm kinda not looking forward to winter, as I know there will come a time I have to give it up. Poop. But until then, I shall bike!

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

10.06.10 ER

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I did the Turbo Jam 20 min workout this morning. I made sure to squat lower, punch harder and get more lift on my jump ropes. It was a nice workout. Not knockdown drag out, but sometimes that's nice. Then I did the 10 min standing ab portion of that same DVD. It was good. I'm tired. I want to go to bed. Zzzzzzzzzz

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Oil Cleansing Method

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I don't wear much makeup. In fact, I wear it about once a week. When I go grocery shopping I just put some foundation under my eyes to hide the fact that I'm wasted, but that's about it. Sunday is my big 'going out' day. That's sad. But that's my life right now and that's ok.

Anyway, for the longest time I've been using soap to wash my face and I mean my whole face. Eyes too. It was harsh. My eyes got red and tight and dry! It was not good.

Then someone told me about the Oil Cleansing Method. You can read more about it here. I just want to tell you my experience.

I've only done it twice, but I love it! I already had some jojoba oil in the cabinet, so I used that as my veggie oil. But I needed some castor oil. Of all the things I tried to go into labor with Rhys, castor oil was not one of them. Castor oil is incredibly thick, did you know that? I didn't. Yuck. Makes me want to gag just thinking about drinking that. Anyway.

The first time I did it, I hadn't mixed up my oils in a jar, I just sorta eye balled it on my palm. I think I had too much castor oil. My face was a tad dry. But the second time, and this was sunday night, after a day of full make up, my face felt great! I even used it on my eyes and it was so much gentler. I've noticed that the creases in my nose are smoother. For a long time they weren't. All bumpy with something. But now there aren't as many. My face is soft, supple and dewy. It looks youthful.

Now I'm not going to do it every night. If I'm not using the oil, I just take a hot washcloth, lay it on my face and wipe my face off. Since I don't use make up much, there really isn't a need to wash it. Just sort of rinse it off.

My face feels better. I'm sold. And it's so cheap! Just oil and water! Who woulda thunk it? Oil to cleanse your face. I LOVE it!

10/04 and 05/10 ER's

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I totally missed out on yesterdays report, so I'll put that here with todays.

Yesterday I ran on the treadmill. 3 miles in 38 minutes. It was tough. For some reason I'm just not making it. I did the sprint intervals for a good while and then just petered out. I'm thinking next week I'll just run, instead of trying to do the sprints. And I'll try to find something to eat before I run and I'll drink, I think that's part of the problem.

Today I did a circuit. My own formulation. First I warmed up, then I did weights on two body parts, then did a minute or two of some good cardio, then I did pilates. And then I did it all over again. It was nice. I sweated, got all my body parts done and worked my core. Sometimes it's nice to do your own thing. I did that for about a half an hour.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

10/02/10 ER

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I biked today. 10.12 miles in 60 minutes. I don't know if that's a good time or not. But my body is telling me I abused it. :) That is the longest stretch I've done yet. I had dew collected in big droplets all over me. My toes were frozen and my skin was red from the cold. It feels good to be active. Truly it does.

I'm thinking of doing a triathlon. Just a sprint, but I think I can. I can do the 5K portion and I'm working up to the 10 or 12 mile biking portion. I just need to find a pool I can swim in. I have someone I need to ask, but I think they'd let me. I'd have to train next spring/summer because it's an outdoor pool and well, I can run/bike outside, but swimming? Nah. I have a good friend who wants to join me and my sister in law has done one before and she said she'd join me, so I got a good team started. I. Can't. Wait.

And I've dropped two pounds. Yay me! It's starting to come off again. I hope permanently. I can see a difference in my stomach area. The amount of extra flab is getting smaller. It's good.

I didn't exercise yesterday because family took precedence. That's ok. Nadia was sick. Again. So I took her to the doc. Again. Finally, we have a diagnosis of asthma and allergies. Yuk. She's on a drug soup and didn't throw up this morning! She's back to her bouncy self and I'm happy about that. What I'm not happy about is that she has it. We are supposed to be getting a cat on tuesday and I'm sort of holding my breath. I hope she's not allergic to the cat. I don't think so, because she was congested the whole month of Sept and not around one cat. But that doesn't mean anything. Please pray for us in this.

Tomorrow is my day off. And I'm going to enjoy it!