Monday Mania

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Monday Mania
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Mon, 07-29-2013 - 9:16am

Good Monday everyone. Wow was the weather perfect where I live. Sunny, 70s and beautiful! I got much time outdoors. I even took my grandson on his first walk with grandma:

Hahahaha. Whew, along with many miles yesterday I did a cross fit workout that has my glutes feeling it today. I have an appointment with the eye doctor today to get new glasses will probably spend the evening in the park with one of the grands. No weights for me today. 

How is everyone else doing?

Karla
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WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

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Registered: 03-15-2004
Mon, 07-29-2013 - 9:34am

What a sweet photo, Karla!  I'm hoping baby fever has given you an emotional boost.  Laughing

Our weekend was lovely.  We had dinner with some friends on Friday evening.  On Saturday, a friend rounded up a group for a pre-birthday celebration (her celebration was officially last night).  We went to a place that's just opened up called Butterfly Wonderland which was kind of neat.  We had happy hour at a nearby restaurant and then back to her house for hang out time.  We were able to get the kitty sitter to come so we were able to be out all day.  It was nice!  Because we went out with them Saturday, we opted out of the birthday happy hour last night.  I was super tired so DH took care of me (did laundry, made food).  

I'm doing another Beast video today... probably full body strength.  I've got a client this afternoon and we'll probably have to pick up DH's truck from the shop.  They are finishing the wiring so the new thingamajigs we installed will make the trailer easier to drive.  We're running out of time so hopefully we'll have an opportunity this week to take the truck/trailer out so I can practice driving it.

Still having issues with my asthma and it's frustrating because I can't do any high intensity cardio.  Even the high intensity strength workouts (like legs which always raises my heart rate) gives me problems because my chest feels so squeezed.  I see both the ENT and the allergist tomorrow.  

Breakfast: jimmy dean sandwich

Snack: protein shake

Lunch: chicken enchiladas

Snack: ?

Dinner: veggies  

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Registered: 04-05-2002
Mon, 07-29-2013 - 9:58am

So sweet! I'd love to have a little baby to hold, for a short time. Laughing  Just the thought of a full time baby is exhausting!  I haven't done laundry and have sadly run out of workout bras so I'll see if I get it done by tonight.  I ran yesterday and was the  only one at silks (I was supposed to share a semiprivate but the other person backed off last minute). I lasted about 45 minutes and called it quits. It was too exhausting doing it w/out a break!  I NEVER feel in worst shape than I do when I'm w/ the instructor. She's in better shape than anyone I've ever met.  One arm pull up on a trapeze bar, shoulders/hips perfectly square, leg raise then slow lower--piece of cake. She can do the flag on a silk (where you hold on w/ your hands and your body is out to the side in a straight line). And, she's not super young. She's probably in her 30's, at least.

So, it's a good recovery day if I don't get my laundry done. We're heading out for Costa Rica and will be gone for a while so I won't be here, either. I've been gone a lot this summer!






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Registered: 04-05-2002
In reply to: jeanwl
Mon, 07-29-2013 - 1:43pm

I have an add on question here. My daughter was at dance camp for three weeks, first time alone w/out parents.  They did a lot of eating, despite the dancing, ordering pizza, cookies, etc.  I'm not at all concerned about her weight or size but in three weeks, she's gone from a 0 to a 4.  She's still a healthy weight so if she had headed out at this weight and come back at this weight, I wouldn't think twice. But, it's the sudden gain so quickly that has me a little concerned. Let it go, or should I be more direct about healthy eating/lifestyle? It's something I try to model and mention but don't ever push because I don't want it to be an issue. 






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Registered: 03-15-2004
In reply to: gymrat76
Mon, 07-29-2013 - 4:30pm

Is she concerned?  

I would probably let it go for now.  There's a good chance she's bloated from excess sodium.  IMO, it's the equivalent of "vacation weight."  If she continues those habits at home, it might be time to address it.  

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Registered: 04-05-2002
In reply to: jeanwl
Mon, 07-29-2013 - 8:23pm

She hasn't said anything and I haven't either. But, we've been trying on clothes for our trip to Costa Rica and I was surprised that she's wearing clothes that I can wear (and I'm heavier than I normally am, too).  I think my overall concern is poor lifestyle habits more than the weight becaus she's still tiny. I gained a lot of weigtht a that age,and am probably projecting.  I wonder how it would have been if someone had caught it before I got heavy.  Once you put on those fat cells, it's a lifetime struggle.






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Registered: 04-07-2008
Mon, 07-29-2013 - 9:16pm

Wow, that does seem a little concerning When my daughter first moved out it seemed like I watched her grow in front of my eyes. She put on 15 lbs in a few weeks. It was very difficult for me not to say anything but I did offer to help her grocery shop. Of course she got pregnant a few weeks later and her doctor had to talk to her about her weight and it really sank in that she needed to make better choices. 

Unless your daughter keeps the weight on, I don't know if I would say anything just yet. When none of her jeans fit she might make the connection by herself. 

Karla
Community Leader
WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Mon, 07-29-2013 - 9:17pm

I honestly think the best part of being grandma is getting to hold and snuggle but not having to stay up with them all night. I can send them home when I get tired. :-)

Karla
Community Leader
WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

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Registered: 05-08-2006
Mon, 07-29-2013 - 9:44pm
Karla, I agree. That grandchildren look like fun...because if they cry, I think you can give them back. Jean, I think you should have a discussion with your daughter about eating and healthy weight...not a critical discussion, but one where you give her information and support. Gymrat, I hope you feel better soon. FSN, are you home yet? I went to the gym, lifting, and running...
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Registered: 04-05-2002
In reply to: jeanwl
Mon, 07-29-2013 - 10:27pm

Whew, I'm sure hoping my daughter doesn't follow in your daughter's footsteps! Wink  But, at least a pregnancy is a good thing on your end!  She knows what healthy eating is. But, she's like my husband as that goes and it's all about what tastes good.  I'm more concerned about the poor eating habits that have goten even worst. But, there won't be any late night pizza or cookie deliveries!






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Registered: 04-05-2002
In reply to: jeanwl
Mon, 07-29-2013 - 10:33pm

I think my kids are sick of my talking about healthy foods and the importance of fueling your body properly!  It's funny with how different two kids can be even though you raise them the same way. My son is more like me where he eats pretty well most of the time, tries to get in his veggies and if he feels he's eaten too much junk, makes an effort to seek out good food.  My daughter is like my husband (same thin, tall body type) where they eat what they want and never think about the consequence.  The hard thing w/ girls is the potential for eating disorders/poor self-esteem if they're too conscious. I don't talk about weight because I don't think that's really ever the issue but that's really more immediate for kids. They're not concerned as much about long term health risks.  I always tell them that if they eat well and exercise, they'll end up where their bodies should be.  

Are you working out on your own these days, or did you go back to a trainer?  It really seemed like you knew enough and were motivated enough to go on your own. But, being a trainer, I do see the advantages of it, too!