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Monday, April 16, 2012

Weekend & NSV's

This weekend saw a few NSV's that I'm especially happy about.  They're listed throughout.  Can you find them all?  Hehe...manipulative ploy to get you to read the entire blog.  Kinda like a "Where's Waldo?"

I made it to the gym again on Friday and it felt awesome.  I did 15 minutes on the crosstrainer and made it 1.3 miles, burning 150 calories (per the machine).  Then I did 15 minutes on the evil stairmaster (I think that's what it's called?  The escalator thing?).  Anyway, this machine always kicks my ass and I'm scared I'm going to fall off of it.  I chose an interval type workout on it where it speeds up and slows down throughout the workout.  I wanted to quit after 9 minutes but saw that the slower pace was the next interval so told myself I'd work through at least that and then it was 9 1/2 minutes and I said "I can get to 10."  And so on and so on until I had my 15 minutes.  Workout summary:  43 Floors!!!  Any idea how many "real" floors that would be?  Like...is that true?  So then I went on to do my assisted pull up, chin up and dips, chest press, leg presses, sit ups, etc.  So this was me 43 floors and weight training later:
NSV #1:  43 floors and I didn't die.  Progress!
So then I picked up my girls and we went to get our hair cut.  My oldest went super short but it's really cute.  My youngest and I just got a trim and our bangs cut.  We're cute too.  :)  Then we went to my parents' house to say hi.  My daughters had been asking to go since Wednesday.  My mom had started going through the spare bedroom's closet and she found my high school graduation dress.  For kicks, I tried it on.  NSV #2:  IT FIT!!!  Yes, ladies and gents...a dress I owned at age 17, not only zipped up but I could breathe and didn't look half bad.  Spanx preferred?  Yes.  Needed?  No.  I forgot to have Hubby take a picture but I took the dress home and will have him snap one tonight.  I can't tell you how it felt to get in that dress.  NSV #3:  That I actually tried it on.  I know 70 lbs ago, I never would've even attempted that and seeing that dress would've just made me feel completely depressed.  I'm embracing things like this now.

Saturday, we got up, went to breakfast where Hubby and I split a skillet thing.  We split everything these days.  Then we tackled that garage.  We worked steadily for 4 hours but got it done.  I wish I had a before and after shot but alas...I forgot to take one.  Seriously though...it looks awesome.  NSV #4: I never took a break.  I walked, carried, hauled, cleaned, and rearranged for 4 hours without stopping.  And when I was all done, I didn't feel completely wiped out.  I could've gone all day if I had to.  70 lbs ago, this would've taken all day with the breaks I would've needed.  I felt especially good about that.

Sunday was spent kinda lazing around.  NSV #5:  After the workout Friday and cleaning out the garage Saturday, I was expecting to wake up really SORE.  But surprisingly, I was OK.  I woke up a little stiff but it quickly wore off as I got up and moving.  Previously, I would've been barely able to move following two days like that.  We took the girls to get their pictures taken.  They are too cute!  Once I pick them up, I'll scan some and get them on here...as soon as I figure out how to use our scanner.  Hmmm....  Then we went and bought NEW PHONES!!!  I have been needing and wanting a new phone for ages but just couldn't bring myself to spend the money on it.  Well, this weekend...we sucked it up and bought new iphones.  I'm so flippin' excited!  Then we went to Target and bought new lunch boxes as I made the mistake of leaving mine in the work fridge on the last weekend of the month when they clean it out.  Oops!  I'll take a picture of that too as it's super cute!

So that was the weekend.  This week is going to be pretty busy.  I've got a conference at work today, tomorrow and Wednesday.  Tonight, we have an early kindergarten information session for my youngest.  Public schools recommend your child be 5 by August 31st for kindergarten.  But they have "early kindergarten" for kids turning 5 between September 1st and December 31st.  Lori's birthday falls in that timeline.  So they'll have to assess her and all that to see if she's ready.  If she's not, she's not but we're looking into it anyway.  Tomorrow, that conference has a dinner/reception thing which is great for networking so I won't be home until late.  Thursday, I have an ultrasound.  Before I can get the ablation in May, they have to do an ultrasound and biopsy just to make sure everything is A-OK.  So ultrasound on Thursday and biopsy on May 2nd.  So busy stuff this week.

I've also decided I'm going to join that gym I've been trying out.  My old gym is nice but just not what I'm looking for right now and since this gym has no contract, if I do want to go back to my old one, I can just cancel.  The other 2 places I checked out were just way too pricey for how often I'd be using it.  And here's where I should clarify.  I am NOT looking to work out at a gym 5 days a week right now.  That's unrealistic for my schedule.  So paying $40 or $50 per month just isn't worth it for only 2 days a week.  So anyway...going to swing by the gym at some point this week (maybe Thursday) and get signed up.  Speaking of exercise...let's check in with the tracker (I'm sorry this post is so long).

OK...So only 4 times so far this month but that's 4 times more than LAST month so I'm takin' it!  And since this is going to be a very busy week...we need a DEMotivator...


So did you find all the NSV's?  Here's hoping to a great week folks!

11 comments:

CeeJay said...

Awesome! Way to celebrate your successes! It is so wonderful to keep track of the NSV's as they can be a wonderful motivation and can also help us match our bodies and minds. SUPER!!!

Dawnya said...

This was an amazing weekend for you!!! Keep moving. I swear just reading it you sound so much happier when you are moving.

I love it.

Morgan said...

Wow every paragraph was more exciting than the last!!

Congrats on the kick a$$ weekend.

JRD said...

Awesome sauce my friend!! You kicked BOO-TAY!!!!! Fantastic work...and yay for iPhones - your life will never be the same!! xo

Jen said...

You totally kicked butt this weekend!! Way to go ! and LOVE all the NSV's!! you look SKINNY in that pic too!
Oh and I know exactly what machine you are talking about.. I think where I work out, it's called the Gauntlet.. my husband does it all the time but I about pass out after like 4 floors.. so 43 is amazing in my book!!!

jennxaz said...

what a great weekend...and awesome pic. Congrats on joining the gym hopefully its the motivation you need to try some new exciting classes!

RockBand Barbie said...

What a great NSV filled weekend!

Linda said...

Great list of NSV's!!! The gym sounds great.
The early - K thing sounds good. We had the same issue - Cate is a late September b-day and our cut off is Sept 1st. She was ready the year before, but we had no options(except private school). Although when you wait the are the most mature and confident in their class.

Robyn's Nest said...

Very exciting@!!

Andrea said...

Congrats on all the NSVs and working out!

Kristin50 said...

I love that you are back in the gym.....and btw you look fabulous!