Friday, March 6, 2009

I survived the death germ...

sort of. It actually turned into bronchitis and we are watching for signs of pneumonia.

Darn it! I tried working out. For about 3 days in the middle of the 2 week funeral march. I felt worse afterwards and finally took my booty to the dr. because I just couldn't breathe any more. Normally, I would find that sort of weakness inexcusable, but hey, a girl HAS to breathe...

Anyhoo, I started working out again this week. Just tyring to keep up. I took one day off b/c of work and this weekend is definitely going to be a no go, but as I am still recovering I will just leave it at that.

That is really all I can do.

The eating SUCKS. I just can not seem to stop. Even when I am sick I eat. What is up with that. You would have thought the death germ would have come with at least a little benefit of no appetite.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

I am a slug.

How else do I explain the actual physical lack of ability to move my muscles enough to get out of my bed. I have no muscles. I am a slug.

Hopefully the death germ is almost gone and then my muscles will come back. I miss working out but honestly can not move, or breathe. Both of which are necessary.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Daycare Death Germs

I have them. Again. My son brought them home to share.

How can a person work out when they are dead?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

My newest addiction

is fortunately not food. However, my dh likes it even less. It is, FaceBook. It is seriously like crack.

Anyhoo, still on the exercise kick, although I have not lost another darned pound. That sucks but still sticking to it. I am more than a third of the way done!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Don't you just hate it when...?

You decided what you really want to eat...after you have already finished the thing you really didn't want to eat?

Yeppers, that is typical for me.

On a good note, I traveled home and in the last 32 days I only missed 2 of them for the exercise. I must say...


Hope you all are fab!

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Lately, have sucked.

Mine is tomorrow and I will be 36. That does not bother me.

I am not at my goal that I set for myself for this year. That bothers me a little.

I am not getting any kind of dinner, party etc. That bothers me. A lot.

Why? Well, let me explain. I am traveling a bit this month. Last week I was gone, I leave tomorrow for 3 days. Have class on Thursday night and next weekend is drill for dh so nothing then either. So, timing sucks this year. I was a little frustrated when talking to my mom about it on the phone and dh asked if he was supposed to have planned something. I told him no. Then later told him, yes, he should have done it.

He says "well, I didn't know."

I said "honey, I plan all of yours..."

He says "I still didn't know."

What? Am I supposed to throw my own party? Should I be the ONLY one who thinks about me? Maybe.

I am sounding really whiny here, aren't I. Well, I apologize. I just am sad. And upset that I am not able to eat the cake that I want for my bday.

Bah Humbug! Just stop already! Eat, drink and be merry...but in moderation.

Okay, off to finish my work out. Before the Superbowl party!

Saturday, January 31, 2009

I made it to 24 days in a row!

Even during travel, however, I was so exhausted last night and today that I just couldn't do it. I will make sure to do an hour tomorrow and keep moving along.

I am doing well...just exhausted!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

I really didn't want to do it...

I was/am so tired. I was cranky today and have no idea why...even anxious. I hate that feeling...makes me want to eat.

I did not want to exercise...but I did. 20 days now. It is motivation to be counting the days. I didn't want to have to say "oh, I missed one." If I do say that I plan on it being for a REALLY good that I haven't thought of yet.

Friday, January 23, 2009

My name is Julie and I have a habit...

At least that is what they tell me.

So, 19 days is supposed to be habit forming. I have exercised for 19 days now and, while I am not sure if it is a habit, I can say it is a bit of an obsession. I am obsessed with making my 90 days. I am a little nervous about it. I am traveling for the next week and a half and with the travel schedule and conference schedules I just don't know how it will get done. But I guess it will. I am obsessed, after all.

Anyhoo, dd has her 2nd bday party this weekend. Hard to believe she will be 2 on Monday. Sigh. Time goes so fast. In any case, I ordered a cake that I love, but got it more b/c my kids love it. I plan to have a bite then eat the angel food cake my mom is making (for me). Then I leave on Monday and all leftovers shall stay away from my lips. At least I can thank the travel for that!

Talk to you all later and have a WONDERFUL weekend!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

so apparently I can't count...

today is really 18 days and tuesday was really 16 days...good lord, I hope working out isn't making me stupid...JUST KIDDING! I know it has more to do with mommy brain than working out. more day and it's a habit, right??????

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


See yesterday's post...a day early but it should be what today's post says...


Tuesday, January 20, 2009


16 days in a row!

That is all folks!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Holy Guacamole!

14 days straight! Can you believe it? I have worked out for 14 days in a row!

Now, don't think I didn't consider not doing it. As a matter of fact, on Saturday I almost didn't because I was beat, the kids were being difficult in putting them down and I had cleaned the garage after all, and doesn't that count for some exercise points?

But no, I decided to get my Wi out! I haven't done that in a while and I forgot how much fun it was. Before I knew it I had 30 minutes of cardio in and decided to play some of the strength training games. I did it last night too. As a matter of fact, dh is trying to exercise every day as well and he decided to Wi after me!

Oh, and the bonus news...I am down 2 lbs this week! It is the first time in a long time that I have lost 2 lbs...Makes it feel so worth it!

Friday, January 16, 2009

I swear I am crazy!


Here is am, at 6:30 for the 12th day in a row...yep, 12 and I am getting ready to go work out. Now, 6:30 may not be early, but it is when you have 2 toddlers who haven't been well and not sleeping at night. Sooooooooooooooooo tired....

I am a little frustrated that I have to keep myself so regimented in order to do this. What I mean is that I have to go at 6:30, otherwise I might come up with an excuse not to. KWIM?

What do they say? 19 days to create a new habit? I hope so. I hope it sticks. I really am trying. Only 88 days left!

Monday, January 12, 2009

And the scale says....

DOWN! 1.5.

Not a huge number, but a number none the less...and in the right direction. I ate well, exercised and stayed away from junk. I love the way I feel when I am doing this right.

And Day 8 for exercise. Yeah!!!! Got to keep it up. Only 81 days left!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Holy cow!

7 whole days!

Even after staying out at a retirment party last night I still got my butt out of bed and worked out this morning!

Yeah me!

Friday, January 9, 2009

I can't remember

the last time I exercised 5 days in a row. Yep, I said it. 5 days! Now to some of you that is nothings. And some may be thinking, wow, this girl is laaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyy-zzzzzzzz! But heck, it is good enough for me.
I am going to go to the gym tomorrow and work up a sweat before my weekend workfest.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Oh Yeah!

The pain is gone and in its place a pleasant, "Oh, I found a muscle that I didn't know existed" feeling.

4 days and counting.

Carla, yep, just layering, one day at a time. It alternates cardio and weights.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

3 days...

and still going.

So sore, but feeling good. Am preparing for weeks ahead when I travel too. I am trying to plan my trips so that I can make sure I get a good workout in.

Oh, and Amanda, please don't think that I can do anything extreme, yet...but the basics are a go and I will keep reporting!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

90 Days

Not a rehab program...well, not in a traditional sense, I guess.

90 days is the amount of time I am committing to this new work out program we are doing at work. I started yesterday and am sore.

I won't tell you all the name of it, just b/c I didn't buy the program but so far I like it. The premise is that you exercise for 90 days straight (the 7th day is stretching) and you mix up your work outs between cardio (different kinds) and weight training.

I am not making a resolution, only committing to a goal. 90 days. After 90 days we will re-evaluate.

I did take measurements and, when I finish I will share some numbers. Maybe not the numbers, but at least how much change there is. Sound fair?

Soooooooooooooooooooooooo...what goals have you made?