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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!

March 16, 2014

100 Days of Workouts - Day 67 - March 16, 2014

Day 67 Workout:
200 crunches
25 pushups

Tracked food again, day 3 was much better!

March 15, 2014

100 Days of Workouts - Day 66 - March 15, 2014

Day 66 Workout:
20 minute jog/run (1.75 miles)

Started tracking food intake again as I think I take in way, way, way too many calories and too much sugar. More to come on that later.

March 14, 2014

March 13, 2014

100 Days of Workouts - Day 64 - March 13, 2014

Day 64 Workout:

20 minutes elliptical (2.5 miles)
Abs/Sides 25 lbs x 100 (each side)
20 minutes elliptical (2.5 miles)
Abs/Sides 25 lbs x 100 (each side)


March 12, 2014

100 Days of Workouts - Day 63 - March 12, 2014

Day 63 Workout:

Circuit x 4
1/4 mile run (5.0-6.0)
Bench 75 lbs x 8
Tri 15 lbs x 15
Other (chest) 35 lbs x 15

Total of 1 mile = 11 minutes

Circuit x 4
1/4 mile run (5.0-6.0)
Curls 15 lbs x 15
Abs/sides 15 lbs x 15
Shoulders 5 lbs x 30

Total of 1 mile = 11 minutes

March 11, 2014

100 Days of Workouts - Day 62 - March 11, 2014

Day 62 Workout:
30 minutes elliptical (4 miles)
20 minutes elliptical (2.5 miles)

w00t w00t!

100 Days of Workouts - Days 60-61 - March 9-10, 2014

No cardio, sadly. Have been having stomach issues the last couple days.

Day 60 Workout:
20 minute walk (1 mile)

Day 61 Workout:
30 pushups
100 crunches

March 8, 2014

100 Days of Workouts - Day 59 - March 8, 2014

Day 59 Workout:
Watched 3 basketball games, so I sat in the stand, on the edge of my seat! My heart rate went up and down enough to be considered a workout!

Massive-clean-up when I got home tonight, 30 minutes of picking up (squat-like and lunge-like).

Looking forward to a long 1 hour run/jog tomorrow!

March 7, 2014

100 Days of Workouts - Day 58 - March 7, 2014

Day 58 Workout:
40 minutes elliptical (5 miles)

then later......

31 minutes elliptical (4 miles)

Now to try to actually lose weight since I"m putting in all this time!! 

March 6, 2014

100 Days of Workouts - Day 57 - March 6, 2014

Day 57 Workout:

4 minute jog .6 miles
Bench 45 lbs x 15
Tricep ext. 15 lbs x 15
4 minutes elliptical .5 miles
Bench 45 lbs x 15
Tricep ext. 15 lbs x 15
3 minutes elliptical .5 miles
Bench 55 lbs x 10
Tricep ext. 15 lbs x 15
3.5 minutes elliptical .5 miles
Bench 55 lbs x 10
Tricep ext. 15 lbs x 15

3.5 minutes elliptical .5 miles
Lat pull downs 50 lbs x 15
3.5 minutes elliptical .5 miles
Lat pull downs 50 lbs x 15

Total of 3.1 miles
Quick workout for a total of 45 30 minutes

100 Days of Workouts - Day 56 - March 5, 2014

Day 56 Workout:
1 mile walk (20 minutes)

March 5, 2014


Every year is a struggle. What to 'give up' for lent, or something to do to make me closer to God, my faith, and my family. This year I have decided on two things that go hand-in-hand.

1) Stop interrupting. This is already something I've been trying to do at work. I interrupt, and talk over people. Not on purpose, it just happens.. It is frustrating for me because I am aware of it AS it is happening! I'm sure its even more frustrating to the people I interrupt.

2) Stop giving my opinion where it is not requested. I am Type-A, no doubt about it. It was a personality type that developed over time and not something I was born with. I tend to make comments, and interrupt my family, co-workers, and probably my friends with my own opinions. Sometimes they fit in the conversation, sometimes my comments don't fit at all, and sometimes I'm guessing they come across as rude. It's not on purpose, just something that, over time, has developed.

I am going to be more aware when others are talking, see where they need me in the conversation. I can be a listener or an active listener.

I need to be to others what they need to me to be, and I need to stop and listen.


March 4, 2014

March 3, 2014

100 Days of Workouts - Day 54 - March 3, 2013

Day 54 Workout:
Bench 65 lbs 15 x 2 reps - 12 x 1 rep
Tricep Extension 15 lbs 15 x 3 reps
Kettlebell sides 20 lbs x 75 each side

45 minutes elliptical (5.75 miles)


March 2, 2014

March 2014 Resolution

Time for a family month. Quality time is always wanted and needed but not always attainable every day. We are so busy with Cole's activities, my volunteering, Jeremy's work, and Logan being a busy toddler! 

March's resolution is one quality moment with my family, every day. The moment can be a compliment to my boys, an extra hug, better listening, lunch date with the hubby, or a movie night, card game or book reading time.

Jeremy, Cole and Logan are my VIP'S, I need to make sure they know it, every day.  I'm going to keep track and post at the end of the month what I remember best about each day. It will give me something great to look back on at the end of this resolution. (and I still get chocolate!!)
Jeremy, Baby Logan, and Cole-man

February 2014 Resolution - Summary

I decided to still eat bread for the month, just limited. Some store breads have the processed sugars in them so I went mostly with the homemade breads from the grocery store and bakery's.

Starting on February 2nd
1 - Sweets eaten  = grapes; cravings = everything sweet but grapes
I have always heard when you're craving chocolate your body is actually craving nuts. Whoever said that was lying. It didn't help that I had my period started the first day...
2 - I forget that sugars are in everything, opps! I had sweetened coffee creamer with my breakfast!
3 - Eating out is definitely harder but there are a couple local diners with homemade food. Splurged with a homemade pumpkin bar at lunch with soup!
4 - Bakery donut today because it was Cole's 13th birthday. His choice for dinner, pizza buffet... I had a large salad with minimal dressing before I plated anything else. Very hard!
5 - Regular non-sweet day with the exception of pizza at my mom's for dinner and a small piece of cake for Cole's birthday.
6 - Dinner at the in-law's, would have been fine, but I did have a small piece of cake for Cole's last birthday celebration! Not feeling guilty as I will be back to no processed sugar starting tomorrow through the remainder of the month.
7 - 14 - Bought Girl Scout cookies, had a couple but not as many as I would have...
I also found out there was sugar added to fruit in the trail mix I had been buying... ugh.  Why does sugar needed to be added to dried fruit!? Back to protein and fruit/veggie snacks instead of prepackaged.
15 -17 - Sucky. 
18 - Better- nuts and fruit combo. Fruit is still sweetened...
19 - 28 - Crappy

This was so much harder than I thought. I didn't do well with this month's resolution but have a continued need to cut out more sugar and processed foods. We don't eat 'out' much but this month I really ate homemade food more often which helped the wallet and the waistline.

I did lost 3 pounds but not sure that had anything to do with changing the diet...

100 Days of Workouts - Day 53 - March 2, 2014

Day 53 Workout:
Interval running - 30 minutes on treadmill
2.5 miles
4.0- 6.0

So tired at the beginning of the run, wanted to keep running at the end, what the heck!?

March 1, 2014

100 Days of Workouts - Day 52 - March 1, 2014

Day 52 Workout:
22 minute run/jog (1.75 mile)

Jog/ran the whole thing, no time for interval running.

My motto for Day 52:
Why do today, what you can put off to tomorrow!