New Workout Challenge – Day 8, trying new things

New Workout Challenge – Day 8, trying new things

I finally went to the library to peruse their exercise videos and brought some home, but they just sat there for a few days.  I think I’ll return them and see if I can manage only You Tube videos this month. Many thanks to Carol for giving me a recommendation.  I plan on trying her Pilates suggestion next week 🙂 When I started the month I had in mind that I would do hardcore workouts without taking into account that…

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New Workout Challenge – Day 5

New Workout Challenge – Day 5

I really need to get these workouts in earlier. I’m not a morning person so getting up at 6 is not something I’m interested in, but maybe first thing after breakfast with Gage.  Yesterday was busy with two pool parties, Despicable Me 3 and fireworks, and today I just kept putting it off.  But I prevailed! Yesterday I needed something low impact for my foot and although the one I found was only 15 minutes, I was happy with it.  I liked…

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New Workout Challenge – Day 3, all about the butt

New Workout Challenge – Day 3, all about the butt

Today I may have gotten a bit of an injury when the 6 year old I was shopping with rammed the cart into the outside of my food causing me to make a loud and embarrassing yelp in the store.  It’s a few hours later and it’s still swollen 🙁  So, I found something low impact for the day.  When I told G that I was going to workout he ran into the family room and started his exercises.  Dad…

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New 30 minute exercise a day challenge

New 30 minute exercise a day challenge

I started this challenge a few months ago but was too sick at the beginning to get very far.  So, here we are with a second attempt.  I don’t really like exercise.  Okay, that’s not entirely true, I do love to walk.  I love exploring new places with my feet.  If I could move to a city that allowed me to walk everywhere I needed to go (and I could convince Jason) I’d be there in a heartbeat.  But “exercise” has never been…

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Firsts Challenge Wrap Up

Firsts Challenge Wrap Up

With Gage being home for the summer my optional time is limited.  I wanted to do posts on this months firsts, but didn’t keep up. I did manage to post most of them on our Facebook page and I’ll recap them here. Although I managed to complete the challenge, I’m disappointed that I didn’t have more big, bold accomplishments.  But, as I said at the beginning of this challenge, you can make this as big or small as you need…

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Golf Challenge Wrap-up

Golf Challenge Wrap-up

A week of travel and several days of pain (I hurt my back) delayed the conclusion of my golf challenge, but it’s finally in the books.  I shot 105, which was only 2 shots better than my opening round.  Considering my personal goal was to break 100, I feel a little disheartened.  Ironically, the part of my game I had the most confidence in, putting, was my greatest weakness.  I had a total of 45 puts in my closing round,…

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A month of Firsts

A month of Firsts

“Better die than live mechanically a life that is a repetition of repetitions.”    -D.H. Lawrence This month (and possibly beyond) my challenge is inspired by the book I Dare Me by Luann Cahn. I read Leann’s story of a year of firsts and loved the idea of changing your life by doing one new thing, big or small, every single day.  The idea is to always be looking and open to the new opportunities around you every day.  I think…

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The Juice Diet – Wrap Up

The Juice Diet – Wrap Up

This 30 day challenge wrapped up early and since tomorrow is G’s last day of kindergarten and we’re leaving for Orlando in three days I think I’ll just get this written now. I truly juiced – only juice and water – for five days and for nine days I had some raw veggies for a meal or two plus juice.  By the end of that time I’d lost 9.5 pounds.  I felt good.  Amazingly good. Food had (has) too much leverage…

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Golf Challenge

Golf Challenge

Alright I’m now halfway through my month of golf training.  I’ll start by saying that golf is a very frustrating game.  It seems like it should be easy.   I mean come on, the ball doesn’t even move.  What it does do is sit there and mock you.  Golf is also compelling and addictive because it makes you think you might be on the verge of making a breakthrough.  I’ve had this feeling several times over the past couple weeks.  I…

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Juice Diet – Day 10, no problem

Juice Diet – Day 10, no problem

Okay, it’s been a few days since I checked in and I want you to know that I feel fabulous.  For the first 7 days I drank juices and ate fruits or vegetables once or twice a day.  My favorite was mashing up an avocado, dicing a tomato and some onion and eating the guacamole with carrots.   I think that week of actual food helped the transition to straight juice successful. Monday morning I started with juice only, so I’m…

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