Saturday, August 29, 2009

Episode 19

This has been a darned fantastic week. The boring details of my exercise program will be recorded on my podcast - the fun stuff - well, it was just FUN!

Thursday, we took our grandchildren and daughter to Stratford to see West Side Story at the Festival Theater.

We met for lunch at Kelsey's - Renee arrived hotter than a burnt cookie because Hunter and got into the truck with no shoes on and she didn't notice until they were almost in Stratford. Fast trip to Zellers for replacements where it was impossible to buy cheap summer sandals or flipflops because of all the back to school hoo ha. Hunter was typically unfazed by the whole ordeal - just get me some shoes if you have to and let's go eat!

The boys totally got into the musical and loved any minute of it. No boredom at all. It was a good first experience for them because it was action-packed and not a lot of girly stuff. I won't hesitate to take them back. It's a shame that theater tickets are so freakin' expensive!

Note the link on the sidebar to 'Sugar Stacks' - it's a real eye-opener.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Fifty Counting Down Episode 18

Looks like I didn't post anything for Episode 17. Oh well - life got in the way and to be honest I just forgot!

This has been a very good week for me. I feel strong, healthy and just generally good, even though the temperature has been high and the humidity level is off the scale.

I mentioned to my daughter on the weekend that it was very foggy when I got up - she said it wasn't fog - it was steam! I think she was right. I worked all weekend in a small town right on the shores of Lake Huron. It was torture to look at the beautiful blue lake, and not be able to get into it. I work with teenagers, and the logistics of getting special permission for them to go swimming just aren't worth the aggravation and I would never forgive myself if anything happened to them while they're in my care.

If you have listened to Episode 18, you will have heard my interview with Bill - the fellow in the photo above. What a character! He's riding across Canada to get away from a bad marriage. I felt privileged to be able to talk to him for a while.

I never would have met Bill if I hadn't gone on a bike ride to search out some info for Steve Chopper from the A Mile With Me podcast - so thanks Steve, for asking to do that.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Fifty Counting Down - Episode 16

This episode once again centers around my love/hate relationship with Dave and Crossfit.

My clothes are getting looser, and feel more like my clothes - rather than sausage skins. I rode my bike up a hill this week that I wouldn't go near a month ago, and didn't struggle to do it. My legs are getting stronger.

I've cut back on running mileage, but have increased my overall workout time.

I can do almost endless situps from the floor, where I struggled to do one and needed assistance the first day at Crossfit. That's progress I can really brag about.

I'm generally feeling stronger, and I'm sleeping much better. I'm not getting up in the middle of the night for a trip to the bathroom - something that hasn't happened for over 10 years.

I'm not getting on the scale until I know there will be a significant drop. The fact that my clothes are looser is proof to me that I'm shrinking - and that's a good thing.