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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Day 27 (day 6 / week 4)

Thank you for all of your responses for yesterday's blog. I felt like I was in a better place to exercise today, so that was nice.

I exercised twice today (not really intentionally). I woke up with the intention to exercise right away because I had an exercise invite for this morning at 6am. I got about 20 minutes into the workout and was miserable, so I stopped. 20 minutes is fine with me. I just felt like I didn't have the energy.

I made some super yummy EVIL snickerdoodle muffins (thanks Erin--she has other great super yummy (and probably evil >:-) recipes also on her Nagle5 News blog), gave Logan a bath, and then cut his hair (HUGE accomplishment--he doesn't really let me come at him with his brush lol). It took me an hour lol. I felt a sense of peace and accomplishment after cutting his hair and putting him down for a nap w/out a stuggle, that I wanted to exercise.

My intention was to do "Ramp It Up!" (phase 2, I miss it *tear* lol), but I forgot that, "Burn It Up!" is on a completely separate disk from the first 2 phases, and I was too lazy to switch out the DVD--baby locks and all (lol wanting to exercise but too lazy to change a DVD lol). So I just did Burn It Up...and...

*Dora music starts* I did it! I did it! We did it! Yay! lo hicimos! (we did it) (we did it) horray!

I did the entire thing without skipping through sections. I think I need to go count everything so I know what I'm up against. I'm almost sure I'll feel stronger to do it all, if I just know what those darn numbers are lol! I dread the lunges because my knees hurt. I went to the store yesterday to get glucosamine, but didn't put it on a list (cause it was the only thing on it) so came home with everything and the kitchen sink BUT the glucosamine lol. Once the lunges part is over, I'm happy and have no problem doing the rest of the workout (The last 2 days skipped over the lunges surprise, surprise! :-O)

Tonight for dinner I am going to make these Easy Chicken Quesadilla's and the Corn and Red Pepper Salad to go along with it (Thank you Wendy--she has healthy recipes on her blog tomatotomata if you are interested--also has nutritional info! yaay!). I originally didn't want to put red peppers in it, cause my hubby doesn't like them, but I decided he needs to get over it lol. If he doesn't like what I cook, he can go to bed without dinner (echoing childhood memories lol). I am also going to add the other veggies she suggested, just cause Logan likes veggies, and I have them on hand (cucumbers and cherry tomatoes).

I hope everyone has a wonderful workout and/or rest day (or rest vacation!).

I can't thank God enough for all of the support I am getting with my resolution. You are all HUGE blessings! Thank you!

I can do this. I am a star.


Chris and Annalisa said...

Melissa, have you been noticing changes in the way you look/the way your clothes fit since day 1? I've been exercising 5x per week since the new year and I just love being able to see a little bit of results! It's a huge motivator for me!

Keep up the good work!

Melissa Henning said...

Great job with exercising!

I have noticed some little changs! My bottom is more defined...it doesn't just merge into my thigh anymore (lol), I have a tiny glimmer of a waist now, and I don't look pregnant anymore--the upper part of my stomach is flattening out. I think my face looks a little thinner as I see cheek bones when I put on my makeup on, and I definitely FEEL a lot better--I sleep better at night and am more restful in general, I stopped snoring completely (yaay!), I am a lot more flexible, have more energy, I haven't been eating as much, or as unhealthy although my diet isn't perfect (I am not on a "diet" at all)--it just doesn't feel physically good to eat greasy take out anymore. I also feel longer, if that makes any sense. It could just be wishful thinking though, cause I'm a shortie lol.

ღ Destiny ღ said...

Mmmmm, your dinner tonight sounds very yummy!! I'll need to go check recipes on that blod you mentioned above! LOL @ "I also feel longer, if that makes any sense. It could just be wishful thinking though, cause I'm a shortie lol." well, you wont actually be any taller, but you'll feel taller, I do too! :)

Wendy said...

Yay, thanks for linking me ;)

Keep up the good work... I think I'll try to get my big bottom on the training machine we bought and that I've only used 3 times so far, sigh!

theonebrenny said...

Your blog has been an inspiration to me and I have to agree with your rest days are bad idea! I never thought about it until I read on your blog, I would do the same thing start exercising strong take a rest day after working out several days and then one more rest day and then one more... Because of you I have set up an mini challenge to myself to exercise everyday in the month February! (baby steps...starting with shortest month then I will work on March) You are a star!