Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Double Time

Since I didn't post yesterday I made doubly sure to post today.  Yesterday was another stairs day.  I took the day off to be with Dave and get things done around the house while he was sleeping.  As part of "getting stuff done" I went up and down the stairs a grand total of 25 times throughout the day.  I didn't walk but I considered the stairs and house work to be my exercise for the day.  I should probably stop doing that and just consider daily activity as bonus workout minutes on top of my exercise minutes.  Oh well!! Better luck next time. 

Yesterday's stuff though included cross stitch, laundry, dishes, cooking and more general cleaning.  Ya know, the stuff you can do quietly while someone is trying to sleep.  I am totally happy with my cross stitch progress!!  I finished the center design on the stocking ornament I making.  Seeing as how I am a new and therefore extremely slow stitcher I consider that amazing progress.  I only had to take out 6 mistakes and thankfully I caught them shortly after I made them. 

Today I spent the morning with Dave as I will do tomorrow also.  I mean he did take two vacation days to spend time together, the least I could do was take some time off of work.  I did go to work this afternoon for the one client on the books.  She was a regular so I was more than happy to see her today.  On top of being able to help her feel good she was 30 minutes early which let me leave 30 minutes early and she gave me a generous holiday tip.  I have never had a job that allowed me to accept tips but I have to say it is pretty cool. 

Before work Dave and I tried to cut/break the end of a couple wine bottles off because I still haven't figured how to do it for my lamp making yet.  Dave came really close today.  He used the rotary tool to make a deep groove around the bottle and if I hadn't messed it up when I was breaking the bottom off we would have been successful.  We did learn that the hand cutter isn't sufficient enough for wine bottles period.  Also, a metal rotary bit would work 10 times faster than the little stone ones that come with the tool.  Thirdly, even if you don't think the bottom will break off the bottle tap lightly to start and gradually increase pressure.  Do NOT just hit it on a tree without any serious thought to location or how hard.  The bottle definitely broke on the first hit and with a little thought would have broke cleanly all the way around.

Tonight I walked on the treadmill for about 20 minutes, stretched for 5, then did 3 sets of 10 for crunches, 1 set of 10 of crunches on each side and 2 sets of 10 of girly push-ups.  I know it's not all that much but it's better than nothing and it's more than what I have been doing.  Time for some more quality Dave time now that my exercise time and his video game time is up.  Night Night.

Thursday, December 8, 2011


Today was a day of stairs.  I think between the ups and downs of clients and cleaning and so on I probably climbed about 10 flights of stairs.  I also walked from the bank back to the shop.  So not necessarily a walk but action.  I am not sure why but my left hip is still very painful.  I have yet to isolate which motion hurts more standing up or sitting down because at this point they both hurt.  It doesn't hurt while standing or sitting but the transition is killer.  I may not be walking miles on end but I figure as long as I keep moving my goal to become healthier and lose body fat will be a little more attainable everyday.

Today was pamper mom day and it went kinda ok.  She was running late so she opted out of her ped and chose a quick lunch after her massage instead.  I know we picked a horrible time to try and eat but it seemed every place was absolutely packed!  First Subway, then Mc Ducks and finally BK.  I know none of these places are really healthy but we had a limited time window.  The first two had way too long of a wait and finally BK looked ok as the last ditch effort for food before I had to be back for my next client.

Overall today was very good.  I get to sleep in tomorrow as long as Corbin and Ashley aren't crazy loud trying to be quiet like they usually are in the morning.  If I don't really get to sleep in that will just give me an excuse to get my walk in early.  Silver lining I guess.  ;)  Night Night

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


This morning I walked to the bottom of the hill and back.  I was originally just going to walk on the treadmill but it was so hot down stairs it was kinda hard to breathe.  It only took me about 30 minutes but it was much more of a workout so I am happy for that.  I was freezing when I got back though.  I wasn't very smart when I left because I only had on a pair of shorts, a t-shirt and a sweater.  Oh well, I was happy to get my walk in none the less.

Although I was bad Thurs and Friday I walked Saturday and twice on Sunday.  So I may not be very consistent yet but I will get there eventually.  I was thinking about getting on the treadmill tonight but my hip joint hurts not just a sore muscle pain so probably not a good idea.  Hopefully tomorrow will be another treadmill night.  The other thing I was thinking about on the walking front was I should start walking during my breaks at work again.  That way if I am tired or sore at the end of the day I will still have gotten my walk in. 

Tomorrow is going to be such a good day!  My mom is coming up for massage and pedicure pampering.  We were doing really well getting her in every month but last month was lost to a change in her schedule that just threw us both for a loop.  Now that all is ironed out again, pampering is back on schedule.  YAY!!!

I think it is time to find a comfortable position in bed and read.  Night Night!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Bad Girl

I was a bad girl and did not walk today.  I didn't have anyone in my book today either so I took the day off.  I know, I know, I can't get anyone if I don't go in but it was worth it.  I got to hang out with Dave all day even though he slept most of it.  I did get my massage cd's ripped which I've been wanting to do, I also updated my massage play list for work and I talked with my cousin Josh who will be going back to Maryland in the morning.  So overall I consider today a very good day.  Tomorow is back to work, walking and even a little volunteer work which isn't so voluntary since Trish volunteered all the girls at work without asking anyone first.  Oh well!  Bed time it is though.  Night Night!  :)