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May 14, 2014

100 Days of Workouts

I was not dedicated enough to hit 100 days. I made it to 74. Close but not finished.

Finding out I had a severe Vitamin D deficiency in March was not the highlight of the month. I was gaining weight even though I was working out hard and eating well. But still, gaining weight. Exhausted. Crabby. Tired. Snippy. Completely and hopelessly exhausted...

A few weeks now on the Vitamin D push and being able to get out in the sun has definitely helped, I've lost 7 pounds, but I am still exhausted. Bed at 8:30p on nights I can, still tired in the afternoon, naps on weekends, and I had basically stopped working out.

Monday I started again, and yesterday, and today. I will get back in the swing of it. And I will start logging my workouts again once I get a little more in my routine. I want to run a 10k this year. It will make my resolution list (possibly for September), and I want to run outside with my jogging stroller. I didn't run with it last year because I couldn't. This year I want no excuses!

Here's to getting healthy! It will go along perfectly with my happiness!

May 2014 Resolution


I'm a little late to the game this month. I've been meaning to get my resolution out there. My goal/resolution for May!? Expand the garden! This would normally go on the green blog, but since it's a resolution it will start here.

My garden has slowing expanded the past 3 years my husband and I have been married. I am proud of it. No chemicals have touched my dirt. I have been able to grow more variety and produce more veggies each year. I have been able to feed my family and make a large amount of baby food, salsa, spaghetti sauce, and casseroles with the organic produce that comes from my back yard. Love it. Makes me happy.

Our garden was about 30x30 feet. It will now be expanded to 60x30. I have started: eggplant, habanero and bell peppers, and melons. These little seedlings are tucked away in my bathroom, by the only window that gets light in a spot that I can leave them out to grow. In the garden, I have transplanted raspberries, and planted new blueberry bushes and rhubarb plant. I have raked and raked to get ready for planting.

Cole and I have shoveled and shoveled and shoveled, getting 3 large stumps out. We have 3 left to go. All by hand but will be worth the effort; guaranteed. Plus, Cole gets paid a little for helping (as long as there is no complaining!)

So there it is! I'll post pre-post pictures when I get everything planted. Seventeen days to go!

April 2014 Resolution Summary

Did it!! I get up 20 minutes earlier every morning. I'm still exhausted but it makes the morning routine much, much more smooth. It's the little things, right!?

April 1, 2014

April 2014 Resolution

Morning routine: my husband gets up at 6:00, I get up at 6:30, Cole and Logan around 6:45. And we rush to leave by 7:30.

I am the calendar. Reminding everyone what the plan is for the day, after school, and the evening. I get ready in about 15 minutes, and my hair is usually wet when I get to work. I get mine and Cole's stuff ready.

Jeremy is the multi-tasker. Getting Logan dressed, making lunch, and his own stuff ready.

Cole wanders through the house until we leave... Logan cries because he has to get his coat on, just wait until we add shoes to the morning routine!

My goal?? Work my way up to a 6:00 wake up time by May 1st. Ugh!

March 2014 Resolution Summary

March
1 - Car ride to and from Grand Rapids to watch Cole play basketball. Was the best I've ever seen him play. I told him at least 10 times that he did an awesome job. I will be telling him all week!
2 - TV watching and relaxing with Jer. Book reading with Logan. Uno with Cole (I lost)
3 - A night home with my boys, nothing else but relaxing and hanging out!
4 - snuggled on the couch with the sad/sick/crabby (?) baby. Hung out with Cole and Jeremy when they got home late after practice.
5 - Ash Wednesday, pizza night on the way home. Logan won't make it through mass that time of night.
6 - Uno with Cole (I won!)
7 -  Not much time with the baby and husband. Shopping with Cole, always fun with just the two of us.
8 - Drive to Detroit Lakes with Cole to watch him play basketball. No distractions, nice drive:) Dinner with the baby and husband ending with a relaxing night at home!
9 - 2 hour nap with the baby. Amazing bonding!
10 - Life board game with Cole (lost, terribly)
11 - Didn't get to see baby at night :( Time spent with Cole in the car between activities talking about school and whatnot, and a wee bit of Target shopping!
12 - Religion night. Hung out with Cole while he did homework. No phones on the way home, nice! Didn't get to see baby at night :(
13 - Logan and Mama night! Cole and Hubby stayed in town for basketball and I got to come home and play for a few hours with baby-roo. Watched funny videos f Logan when they got home.
14 - Movie night!
15-16 - Family in town, and basketball tournament. Love to cheer on my boy!
Lost track! Forgot to put down what we did. There were lots of books, family movies (Frozen and Hunger Games 2), card games and car rides to basketball games. A great month making a conscious effort to spend quality time instead of quick time with my boys!

March 23, 2014

100 Days of Workouts - Day 73 and 74, March 22-23, 2014

Day 73 Workout:
Busy day, no official workout. 1 1/2 hour nap was as close as I got!

Day 74 Workout:
45 minute jog/walk/run interval (3.5 miles)

My shins are sore today, sharp pains at the beginning of my run. Might have to switch to the elliptical machine this week. Going to hit it hard, still gaining weight... grrr

Will be starting a new fitness routine with a local personal trainer specifically for busy women. 20 minute workouts each day plus nutrition help. We'll see if I can start losing instead of gaining! Not sure if I'll continue to 100 Days, but I may start over and log 6 weeks of working out with this new program instead.

March 21, 2014

100 Days of Workouts - Day 72 - March 21, 2014

Day 72 Workout:
60 minutes elliptical (7.5 miles)

100 Days of Workouts - Day 71 - March 20, 2014

Day 71 Workout:
Jog/ran at home pre-dinner 40 minutes (3.5 miles)

100 Days of workouts - Day 69 and 70 - March 18-19 2014

No Workouts - at training for work and networking took over my free time. I wish our treadmill would fit in a different spot so I would be able to run on it when baby is sleeping.

March 17, 2014

100 Days of Workouts - Day 68 - March 17, 2014

Day 68 Workout:
45 minute jog (3.5+miles)
The treadmill turned off and I didn't get my exact mileage... opps!