Monday, April 09, 2007

Thanks for the Memories...(gag)

Well, this post is LONG overdue!!! So sorry.

Finding Mini-Me has been a great tool for me in keeping me accountable. Thanks to all who supported me and kept trying for those iTunes!

Why am I moving on if this was such a great tool? Because my family and I have gone car-free. This means I have to get my own hynie where I want to go! It should build exercise into my life not something extra I have to constantly schedule in.
I have to walk or bike to get groceries, go to the mall, get a haircut, eat out, get to work, doc's appts etc etc.
We will also be blogging about our not so little experiment, so please continue to check up on me! There aren't any iTunes this round, but there may be some great laughs at our expense! You can follow this story of ours for the next year or so on Cultural Vertigo.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

thurs 100 squats

sat -- snowmobiling x2 workouts

sun -- walking...lots

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Being Kicked When We're that nasty flu!

That nasty flu just won't leave us alone! I think we are over it now...but I said that last week and the week before!
Mixon ran a high fever at the end of the week. He was off school Thurs. and Fri., with fevers around 102˚F. Then he took the weekend to recoup. Everyone went to school Monday. But when Selah got home, she came with news that school was cancelled for the next 2 days for the grade 1's (that's her) and grade 6's. The kids were told not to go outside nor go to friends' places to play. Too many of their classmates were off sick so the rest were basically quarenteened! I had to scramble to find childcare. I intruded upon my neighbour since her daughter is friends with Selah, and she graciously let Selah play there for a couple of days. :) (Selah had so much fun she stayed for an hour and a half AFTER I got home on both days.)
Let's hope this is the end of it.

btw. I have been "caught" for the second time! :) Rachel wins again for being my ever vigilant watchdog. :) sorry Rach, I deleted your comment cuz your email address was there....

This weekend I get to go north of here on a free trip! Goin' snowmobiling!....Just me...and 19 other local JET members. The area wants to boost tourism, so in exchange for a written report and some verbal feedback, we are being given a free weekend of Japanese fun and culture! Woohoo!

Exercise 1/6: Bike
Time: 25 min

Exercise 2/6: walk
Time: 20 min
(I know, I am stretching a bit here....cut me some slack...I have been housebound for almost 3 weeks!)

Thursday, February 22, 2007

A Nod to the Chicks!

I know that this is old news by now, but I am at home today with a feverish son (yes, MORE sickness...) which means I can blog!
Way back in October, I posted that the Dixie Chicks new album, "Taking the Long Way Around", was going to be my theme song this year.
SO, Congrats to them on sweeping the Grammies this year! 5 in all! 3 of which were Best Song of the Year, Best Album of the Year and Best Record of the Year (not sure what the difference is between the last two...).
Way to go Chicks! I guess taking the long way was worth it in the end. :)

Wednesday, February 21, 2007


Exercise 2/6: 100 squats in 2 sets of 50
10 Hindu push-ups in 2 sets of 5
10ish slow leg raises for abs

Time: na

It has been a while for this kind of stuff, thus the 2 sets of squats and pu's.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

16 Degrees!

What a beeeeeeautiful day! Selah and I took our donkeys to Plant 6 for groceries this afternoon.
Exercise 1/6: Walking
Time: 40 minutes


Where's your donkey?

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Ahh Yes. The Blog...

I have just been reminded to post about this week.
What reminded me you ask?
Selah's friend vomiting all over our kitchen.
(She is currently getting cleaned up)
Last week's "sickness" was a warm-up to this week. We have all been sick (and apparently very contagious). Colin figures it is a noro virus. (Inflammation of the stomach lining and then low grade fever and aches and pains. Not fun, but not intense after the first 24 hours....just kinda lingers. I think Colin said a person is contagious for 3 or 4 days afterwards...while it lingers.
And now we are passing on our wonderful experience to our neighbours. Or maybe they passed it to us first.:) Whatever the case, I guess it was a little too soon to have a sleep-over.

No work-outs this week.

Now I HAVE to get back into routine.
This is a critical point for me because in years past, when I have been on a "program" of some sort, it usually fell apart when something interrupted my getting sick. SO, let's see if this blog can pull me through this.
Also, there is a big announcement coming soon on this blog. (And no, it is NOT a baby. That is no longer possible except through adoption or miracle). So, keep watching. I may or may not answer yes or no questions in regards to the news...