Thursday, March 31, 2011

Workout Thursday

I went on a walk this morning with a friend and meet another friend at Body Jam tonight.

I did see the doctor today who said I most likely have a herniated disc in my neck. I need to get an MRI to confirm diagnosis, go to physical therapy, reduce impact activities, and wait 6-16 weeks. So tonight at Body Jam I did not jump around much. I am glad to know what is wrong, but sad it has such a long recovery time. I guess the 3 weeks that have passed since this first happened should count in my recovery time, so I am down to 3-13 weeks!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Workout Wednesday

I ran 3 fast miles and did spin class.  I see the doctor tomorrow for my shoulder and wanted to make sure it was good and hurting. ;)

21 Months

Little Britches is 21 months old!  She is growing up fast!  She is not too cuddly or kissy.  She has a pretty independent spirit.  (I have no idea where she gets it. haha)  But we did get a few cute and cuddly pictures after church on Sunday.

Workouts/ Health Challenge

Friday and Saturday I was at a retreat that had a packed schedule, so I got in very litte "exercise" but I did have a friend there that is doing the health challenge with me so we managed NOT to each peach cobbler and brownies!  Go us!  I have been faithfuly tracking my calories since last Wednesday and have lost 1.5 pounds, which is a step in the right direction.  I am just reminding myself that small daily choices add up to big long term results.


Sunday- walking with family

Monday- run with friend in the am, walk with friend in pm

Tuesday- squats, crunches at home

Today- I plan on spinning again, but it will depend on my husband's arrival home

I press on towards the goal! And I see the doctor tomorrow about my shoulder.  Hopefully I can get back to running soon.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Boss Your Heart

I have fallen behindon my Bible reading.  I did catch up some this weekend and have dedicated each of Little Britches naptimes to reading until I get caught up, but I did write a devotional for Lorranin over at All Are Precious in His Sight.  Enjoy!


"Peacock Park"

We went to play at Mayfield Park.   I often think we have found most of the free fun things to do in Austin, but we had not been to this particular park, which is often called "Peacock Park" because there are some free roaming peacocks at the park. 

Little Britches liked the peacocks, but she DID NOT like the sound they make, so our trip was mixed with alternating smiles and tears.  It was an emotional day.  Daddy works close by so he come over to the park for a picnic lunch!  That was a treat.  Here are a few pictures from our adventure.

Note:  I have tried to upload photos to this post 3 times!  Just posting it for now without photos.

Me and my buddy enjoying a sunny day!
The beauty we saw all around us
Telling Mommy where to go
Glad Dad came to join us for a picnic lunch
I do NOT like the way those peacocks talk!  It is too loud!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Sleep Begets Sleep

I read once that for little ones sleep begets sleep.  That has seemed to be true for Little Britches for sure, but right about the time the time changed we got off and have not really gotten back on.  She has had multiple days this week where she has talked and played in her crib for hours without napping when I just minutes before she was barely able to keep her eyes open.  Advice?  Help?  Words of Wisdom?  I am open to suggestions!

Workout Week

I have hurt my shoulder some how and so my workouts and postings have been a little lacking, sorry.  I have seen the doctor who has refered me to a specialist who I can't see until NEXT Thursday.  Until then I am buying stock in Advil.  I am staying active, I just can't run much.  It really hurts.

Sunday- ran at the gym, but my arm was killing me, so I rode the bike

Monday- walk/ran with my friend doing her couch to 5K and walked with another friend in the afternoon

Tuesday- walked with my sweet family around Lady Bird Lake- my favorite type of exercise!

Wednesday- walked for 30 min. with a friend at 9pm.  Some how the day got away from me on Wednesday

Thursday- walked with a friend in the am and danced with another friend at the gym in the pm

Okay that has been my week so far!  On Wednesday I started a "challenge" with a few girls.  The challenge is to track your calories for 30 days.  If you track them for all 30 days then we will get together and go get pedicures.  If anyone fails to track then they have to buy everyone coffee after the pedicures.  Why is it that I need accountablity to do what it is that I know I am supposed to do?  It works!  I have lost 2 lbs already this week.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Workout Wednesday

It has been a LONG time since I have been to spin class, but tonight was the night.  I had an friend from church who wanted someone to join her for spin class.  I thought it was a good excuse to get back in the saddle.  Boy was it tough, but in a good way.  What a great way to get in shape!  I hopoe to spin some more soon. 

Dino Fun

Last week we sold one of our cars, so we were down to one car until late yesterday.  If you want the full story click on over to my man's blog and check it out.  So we had to decide who got to drive the one car we had until we found another one we liked and could afford.  Since my husband is the one who goes to work so we can eat, we decided he should take the car.  Good choice, huh?  That left Little Britches and I home or at the walking-distance park or coffee shop.  But yesterday my sister came to visit.  She so kindly offered to drive us to our MOPS playdate, which was at the Dino Park.  Little Britches had a blast at the Dino Park, but not in the way you would expect a kid to enjoy a Dino Park.  Most of the kids liked looking at the life-like dinosaurs and looking for clues on the treasure hunt, but not my girl.  She LOVED slowly walking along the path picking up every big rock she saw.  Then she wanted to show all the trees and dinos her rock treasures.  This took a long time.  She also loved the playground.  So we paid for her to pick up rocks and play on a playground, things she can do five feet outside our door.  But it was fun and we enjoyed spending the day with my sister and our MOPS friends.  Here are a few pictures.  (By the way I didn't get a workout in on Tuesday except walking at teh Dino Park)

What is this?

A dino?  Well I think I will investigat this a little more.

Love me some Aunt Brooke!

Love me some playtime, too!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Workout Monday

Sorry about the absence.  Don't know what happened, but last week was crazy.  I did work out most days, but just didn't make it the computer to report. BUT there is nothing like an exciting workout to get me back to the blog.  Today I headed out with the whole crew: Little Britches and the family dog, Cecilia.  We went for a run that includes a part of our neighborhood's hike and bike trail.  There is part of this trail that goes around our neighborhood's lake.  On the backside of the lake it is pretty low traffic, so I often let our dog off her leash to run free.  While she was running free today she almost ran over a HUGE snake.  I hate snakes and I had both the dog and the little one so I did not get close enough to get a good picture, but here is what I got:
Do you see it?  It looks like a long rope?  I know bad pic, but really it made me run a bit faster for sure!

The crazy thing is that when we turned around to run back the other way and not disturb this snakes sunning we saw another, altough smaller snake slither away.  I will not be running back here without my husband for awhile, that is for sure.

20 Months Old

Our Little Britches turned 20 months old.  Here are a few recent pictures

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Update on the Bobbin War

Here is proof I won the bobbin war on Sunday and have been winning ever since.  I hope to have the top of the quilt sewn together by the weekend.  Right now it is just layed out so I can be excited about how close I am to actually making progress.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Workout Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday

Last Sunday my regular workout partner and I got a late start to our workout so instead of driving half an hour to the gym we decided to walk the neighborhood.  We saved time and gas!  How green of us!  It was a great walk and we got home just in time for the good part of the Academy Awards.

Monday I met a mom friend who is training for her first 5k.  We run/walk while her daughter is in dance at a studio in our neighborhood.  It is so much fun seeing someone take on a new challenge.  The run was a 3 minute walk, 5 minute run, 3 minute walk, 3 minute run, 5 minute run, 3 minute walk.  I also did Body Pump on Monday with my regular work out partner.

Tuesday was family day.  We took our dog on a walk.  It was about a 45 minute walk and our doggie was happy.

Wednesday night came and I had not worked out so I drug myself to the gym for my interval workout.  I am glad I did, but I didn't really want to go at first.  I ran 400 meters 10 times with a warm up and cool down.  All in all it was 5.5 miles. 

I want to continue to make choices that bring about change.