Monday, September 12, 2011

Not enough hours in the day

Once again life has cut into my blogging time. I am still reading and very much enjoying the blogs that I am following at this time. I have such a wide range of bloggers that I read. Very different perspectives.

So you might be wondering what has been going on in my life. In no particular order:

I was on vacation over Labor Day weekend. We drove the 7 hours down on Wednesday and drove back on Monday. It was a very fun trip. I found a Y that was 2 miles from the hotel and went and worked out 3 days (Wed, Thurs and Friday). I did not track my eating. I know I ate more than I have been but did not do a vacation free for all that I have done in the past. It was not snack-a-palooza! This is a relaxacon I have been going to for 14 years. It is where I pretend I am in my 20's again.  I stay up most of the night and live on caffeine and sugar. I had a blast but came home and promptly came down with a double ear infection. This was due to really not being in my 20's anymore as well as the quick switch to Fall with the drop of about 30 degrees in a day.

I have been moving more. Each night it seems I have some form of exercise planned. Heck a friend even talked me into taking a pilates class at 7:30am on Saturday! It is for 8 weeks. I missed the first class since I was on vacation. I did go on the 10th. After I had to go home and get LD so we could go to the Baseball stadium for the walk for MS. I was there for support and to see what time I could do a mile. LD raised money for the walk and got a t-shirt. Our next walk is on Sept 24th. It is another mile fun walk and health fair.  

Body and Soul Health Fest and Walkathon Sept. 24

Example of my workouts right now:
Monday: Tai Chi class (about 1 hour)
Tuesday: Water Aerobics (about 1 hour)
Wednesday: Pilates (about 1 hour)
Thursday: Bowling (fun and exercise!)
Friday: Water Aerobics (about 1 hour)
Saturday: Pilates (about 1 hour) and sometimes a mile walk depending on scheduling.
Sunday: REST! Or more like nothing formal scheduled but moving more than I use to.

My Tai Chi class ends next week and I am not going to take the next session. I need to change it up some I think. The Health Department is also starting a challenge that I am thinking about signing up for:

2011 Weight Loss Challenge

The sign up is Sept 20th between 5:30-9. We can get to the sign up after water aerobics. They are going to be offering free aerobic classes on Tues and Thursday. Also they will have an on-site weight room open M-F 5:30-8:45pm and on Sat 10am-2pm. They are going to have a personal trainer there. I am hoping that in a smaller setting with some personal attention I can start a strength training routine. I know that is really the next thing I need to add to keep improving my health. Right now I do not have the money to hire a personal trainer.

In 5 months I was able to earn enough points so that in March 2012 I will get top pay out from my work wellness program. Woohoo!! I am going to see if I can earn over 70 points. Right now I am at 56 points.

Well that is my life lately in a nutshell. I so wish there were more hours in a day. I do feel that I am making exercise a priority in my life and this is a very good thing.


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