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Put Your Feet Up.... It's Saturday !!!!

Put Your Feet Up…. It’s Saturday !!!!

Good Morning Luv-lies,

Happy Saturday…. hope that your week has been a productive and rewarding one.

I tell you, for me, this week has flewn by – like a flock of birds heading south for the winter!   It’s been a week of mostly goods and ……. not so goods  okay, so when it wasn’t good, it was reeeealllly bad!

Well, let’s get to it…..

The Week’s ‘Good’ Stuff…  {starting with the most important first :-)} :

My Little Ones.... Luv Them Babies

My Little Ones…. Luv Them Babies

Spent almost two hours video chatting with my three Grands…. affectionately referred to as ‘My Little Ones’.  I LUV them babies!!!

My six year old granddaughter (that’s her with the awesome make-up on the left) read me a story from one of her favorite books.  That was amazing!  While she was reading, I had a ‘light bulb moment’.  She was really reading! Not from rote, but, really reading with passion and emphasis.  WOW!!  She is growing up so fast….

Her oldest brother, my four year old grandson (he’s the one with the amazingly infectious smile on the far right side of the picture), also growing far too fast, sang me his rendition of  the ‘ABC’s’.  It took some coaxing – I had to sing it first… incorrectly.  He was in and out of a few small tantrums during the chat.  My silly rendition of the ‘ABC’s’ helped him out of it…  Besides, I he’s so proud of himself when he done.  And, of course, I am major scale proud of him!  I have a feeling that reading is on the very near horizon…. Yey!!!!!!

Then there is my youngest of the bunch (he’s the cutey in the middle).  He’s two years old but I swear that he’s been here before.  If he were just a little taller, one would think that he is the oldest.  He takes over! And, I have a sneaky suspicion that because he’s the youngest, his brother & sister let him take over –  but not for too much longer!  He likes to be the ‘holder of the phone’.  Because he talks in ‘two year old speak’ most of the sounds that I hear while he’s holding the phone is heavy breathing.  He’s soooo damned cute!

During most of this, my daughter was preparing dinner.  So I got to be the ‘virtual’ babysitter (hey! how did that happen? :-0).  But most importantly, I had a chance to visit with my family, who I miss soooo much!

More Goods!!!

My Weight Watchers Dashboard

 Seven months of Weight Watchers and commitment to moving my arse has rewarded me in several ways.

I’m down 0.4lbs {that’s 15lbs closer to goal}

Several garments that have been hanging in my closet – still with price tags and size tags (of a smaller size than I was seven months ago) – now fit –  with plenty of extra room – Whoa Hoo!!!

And most, inspirational and humbling….  at work, a few of the Ladies have been very complimentary (and forthcoming) with compliments on the amount of weight that I have lost and how ‘good you look, girl’.  Their compliments have been, among other things, encouraging and flattering.  They have been so inspired, that, we have decided to form a support group where we focus on healthy weight loss and healthy lifestyle.  They have appointed me as the mediator of the group.  Again, I am truly humbled and flattered.  There will be loads of posts about this group…. can’t wait to get started!

More Good Stuff !!!

I ran 36 miles this week!!!

I ran 36 miles this week!!!

This week, I’ve run a total of 36 miles!!! YEY ME !!!!!!!!!

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Ohhhhh   Soooooo   Baddddd   Stufffffff !!!!

Im' Out of Control!!!

Im’ Out of Control!!!

I over ate !!!!!!  Yes! that was reallllly bad…. but not until Thursday.  And only on  Thursday !  I usually don’t touch my 49 Weekly Points that the WW program allows, but, not only did I eat my allotted points, I ate ALL of the 49 Weekly Points – In One Night!!! …..  whhhhhaaaaat!?  …… riiiiiiiight!

I did recover on Friday.

And the plan today is to STAY ON PROGRAM!!!

……… That’s my week, Luv-lies,

How was your week?

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C25K Workout

C5K: WORK OUT DAY#1

20130713_074641Hey Luv-lies,

Today is the second conditioning day in preparation for my Labor Day-ish 5K race.

Day one was this past Saturday, where I met with the team of eight women (who are also training for the same goal… who will , from this point on, be loving referred to as ‘The Sisters’ in crime :-). Our morning began at 7:30am at the fitness center ( I; however, did not get the text and went trapsing over to the track at 7:30.

Missed completing the necessary “I won’t hold the fitness center liable if I’m a complete klutz and hurt something while training…. and any pictures taken of me and used for marketing and advertising purposes will not result in a summons for financial compensation” paperwork that the others filled out back at the fitness center. I didn’t get out of it completely…had to fill it out once they arrived at the track ;-).

We started with some basic techniques in how to use the foot while running; in order to avoid injury. Geesh, I thought that running was just walking, just at a faster pace. You mean there’s a ‘way to put your foot down’? I immediately began to think ‘…I’m in for a long eight weeks….’

The ‘foot thing’ was then followed by the 30 minutes of lunges, abdomin work (several sets of planks, bicycles, and hovers) and multiple variation of squats….
It was at this point that the silence and reserve that was first shown by ‘The Sisters’ transformed into all out moans of agony and resistence. And this is just Week One, Day One!!!!!

I’m certain that they had swimming around in their heads was the same question that I had… “when does the running begin?” and “is it going to be this bad, too”?

Question answered soon enough….

Next up… my First Timed Mile… running! In an attempt to not let the fact that I had not run in over three years get into my head, I convinced myself that it couldn’t be ‘all that bad…. right’? With the conviction and determination of a child taking their first steps, I gulped a mouthful of ice water, activated my RunKeeper App, slapped in my earbuds (maybe the sound of music will ease the pain….gulp) and at the command of the Trainer, took off on my run.

Ten minutes and forty-five seconds later, I was cruising… YES! Cruising past the one mile marker with greater ease (and confidence) than I initially gave myself. After another lap around the track – the ‘cool-down’ lap, I waited at the side lines for the rest of ‘The Sisters’ to cruise through to the finish.

After another round of leg and abdominal work, lasting this time for only fifteen minutes, I was proudly on my way to the nearest coffee shop….

I had done it! I completed Day One of Week One of this C5K training!! Not bad for a fabulously fifty-ish woman living a fit, healthy lifestyle while giving this aging thing a run for its money!!!!!

What have you proudly accomplished over the last few days?
Do tell….
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