Sunday, February 5, 2012

Gym Date

Yesterday started with a gym date with my friend, Noreen, again. One of these days I’ll remember to get a picture of her!

In the mean time, here’s a cute picture of Piper from this morning.  We got a little dusting of snow last night, which totally surprised me when I opened the door this morning.

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And Sara:

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I can’t forget Brutis:

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Back to yesterday, Noreen taught a step class at 8:15am that I had planned on taking but I didn’t get to the gym until 8:45.  The gym was extra sweaty yesterday morning (warm AND moist….just makes me more crazy about germs and airborne yuckies).  I made sure and washed my hands for a full 20 seconds after that workout!  Did you know it takes the minimum of 20 seconds to start washing away the yucky from your hands?


Instead of the step class, I hopped on a treadmill:

  • jogged 10 minutes
  • 20 minutes:
    • 2 minutes: 15% incline at 3.5mph
    • 1 minute: 0% incline 3.5mph
  • jogged 5 minutes

We met up after her class, grabbed some dumb bells and hit the track. 

  • The track is an 1/8 of a mile.  We did work for half the distance and then walked with our weights for the other half.
    • Walking lunges with dumb bells
    • Walking lunges with overhead press using a medicine ball
    • Walking lunges with a twist using a medicine ball
  • 3 sets
    • leg press
      • 10 reps with feet hip distance apart
      • 10 reps with wide stance and toes pointed out
    • seated calf raises – reps: 12
    • sumo squats with dumb bell – reps: 15, 15, 30


Meal #1: Gluten free oats with protein powder

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Meal #2: Gluten free toast with peanut butter

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Meal #3: Tilapia taco salad

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Meal #4: Oh, the dreaded 3 o’clock hour.  I was so sore, tired and nauseous by this time of the day that I got cranky and desperate.  I ate two hot dogs on regular bread with mustard and ketchup along with a sleeve of club crackers.

There was a lot of whining to Justin, who told me to drink some water.  After downing a couple of bottles I started feeling much better.  I should have whined to him earlier.

I wasn’t very hungry the rest of the day but Justin had put some country ribs in the crock pot that morning, so I had a taste of those when they were done.

I was in bed pretty early last night.


  1. Hi there!. Omg I love your photos. What kind of camera do you have?. I really love the photo of Brutis.... I can see it making a gorgeous painting (I paint as a hobby!). Would you be keen to let me use it as a reference for a painting? Hope that's not too forward, but there's something about the light, the snow, and his fur...Beautiful!

    1. Thank you! I have a Canon RebelXT (it's almost 6 years old). I love it! Yes, of course, you can use that picture. I would love to see the painting when you are finished!

  2. Thank you... Yes will definately show you the end results!. You definately have a photographic eye... Just love the daily pics. :)

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