Friday, October 28, 2011


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Oooooh, this is going to be a good day! I can feel it already!  I woke up at 4am, laid in bed for a bit and then hopped up at 4:15 ready to get this Friday going!  It helps that I was in bed at 8pm and asleep by 8:30pm last night.  I tried to keep myself awake, but I was so tired last night.  I didn’t have a nap yesterday, so I think that’s why.


Let’s talk about naps.  This topic came up last Sunday at our Family Dinner.  I have always been a napper.  Everyday around 2-3pm, I take a nap.  And I mean, I get in some comfy clothes, in bed, with the fan on and go to sleep! When I worked in an office, I would come home from work and take a nap.  I love naps!  Taking a nap around that time gives me a second wind for the day.

So, it got me wondering, do other people take naps?

Justin isn’t a napper.  If he takes a nap during the day, he is REALLY tired.  Sometimes after playing golf, he can take a nap, but rarely.

On Sunday, my Mom was telling us that growing up I was always ready for a nap.  In fact, I would come up to her and ask her if it was time for my nap yet.  My older sister, on the other hand, did NOT like naps.  She would announce to my Mom at nap time, that she was NOT GOING TO TAKE A NAP.  Autumn was always very vocal and authoritative.  Mom said Autumn would say, I’ll lay down, but I am NOT going to sleep!  My Mom would say, that’s fine, but your sister is going to sleep, so you lay down and be quiet!

As I got older, whenever I would get in trouble and get sent to my room, I just went to sleep!  I never minded being sent to my room!

So, let’s hear it.  Do you guys take naps?

Yesterday’s Workout

Yesterday was cold and wet when I woke up so I decided I didn’t want to drive anywhere.  Instead, I put my workout clothes on and headed downstairs.

I started with 20 minutes on the elliptical, then did the following workout:

Weight amount is what I held in each hand. I did the first three exercises in a circuit, rested for about a minute, then did the last three exercises in a circuit.

  • Step Ups: 15lb, 15 reps each leg, 3 times
  • Flat bench: 25lb, 15 reps, 3 times
  • Lat Pull Downs while sitting on balance ball: (cable) 45lb, 15 reps, 3 times
  • Hammer curls: 12lb, 15 reps, 3 times
  • DB kick backs: 12lb, 15 reps, 3 times
  • Ryan’s shoulder exercise: 10lb, 15 reps, 3 times

I ended with the elliptical for 10 minutes.

Step ups totally own me but they are so good.  My hamstrings and fanny are still talking about them this morning.

Yesterday’s Meals

Meal #1: Yogurt and granola

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Meal #2: Egg whites, turkey sausage, gluten free toast with butter

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Meal #3: Tuna salad with Terra Chips

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Meal #4: Protein powder, peanut butter, granola

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Meal #5: Chicken breast and a thigh with canned green beans

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Katy Update:

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Took her to the vet for her blood sugar check yesterday and it’s finally down!  It was 278, which is still high (she needs to be under 140) but at least the meter could read it!  It’s been over 500 (anything over that the meter won’t even give a number, it just says “high”).  So, I am super excited for her.  We are on the right track.  The doctor said to keep everything the same and she wants to see her again in 2 weeks.  Hooray!


  1. I'm a total napper too! Around 2:00 I'm ready...and I don't consider it a good nap unless it lasts at least an hour....sometimes 2.
    Napping is the best!

  2. Oh I am SO glad that your dog is getting better! Phew! I am honestly not NORMALLY a napper. I used to think that naps were just a waste of time, like I should be doing something more productive, plus I would wake up more groggy than anything. HOWEVER... he he he... now? I love em! I am always tired between 2-3 and if I happen to sit down to watch TV during that time, I will be out like a light! I still don't take them everyday though. I could. Just don't.

  3. I have to be in the mood :) Often they will make me even MORE tired or give me a headache. But on the honeymoon I napped DAILY for HOURS annnnd still slept about 9-10 hours every night. I miss that! coming back to work this week and NOT napping was hard! :)

  4. I love naps in super comfy clothes with a fan on and my throw blankie. Feels like pure indulgence! I am so glad Katy is doing better!