Saturday, December 31, 2005
Have a great New Years Eve celebration. Please be careful out there.
Friday, December 30, 2005
I woke up at 5am to head to my spinning class (which is an aerobic workout on a bike) and got there early, clipped in and starting warming up. My instructor was running late, so he got there and got our class on our way. Half way through, he comes up to my bike and says take over Melissa I really gotta go to the bathroom. I freaked out and then took over for one song and I tell you it was a blast. Everyone told him when he got back that I did great. I know now for sure that I will teach a spinning class in the future. After spinning I headed home and got some work done around the house. I then headed back to the gym in the evening to do my weight training and another spinning class was starting, so I jumped on a bike and took another 45 minute class and then did a full body workout with weights. It was awesome. Eating went well too, so yesterday was a very good day for me. Today I am off to a great start and will go to the gym later to try a kickboxing class. I'm excited. I'll let you know how it goes. Later, Melissa
Thursday, December 29, 2005
Here Tricia is holding her 12 inches of hair that will make some kid very happy!! She looks so grown up with her new do.
Here's Tricia before her haircut. Look how long her hair had gotten. We cannot wait for it to grow out and be all one length again. It should grow fast.
We had a quiet, but great Christmas. Christmas eve we spent at my brother, Karl's, house. My sister and her 4 kids came, my little brother and his wife and us. It was a good time. Christmas morning we went to church and had a nice lunch out and then a quiet afternoon and evening to ourselves. It was nice just to be at home. I'll post some Christmas pictures soon.
Thursday, December 22, 2005
Thursday, December 15, 2005
I got there at 5:15 right when the gym opened and put on my new shoes. If you have joined my blog recently you might not know that my spinning instructor bought me my shoes when I was really down about working out, weight loss and was ready to throw in the towel. He made me promise to come to class for a week and he would get them for me. This was a while back and he kept his word and I have my new shoes. Clipping in was weird, but AWESOME!! For those of you who don't know, you can buy shoes that clip into your pedals on your bike. It really makes you get more from your workout. It's hard for me to explain. It was pretty easy to catch on to clicking in, had a little trouble getting out and I'm really not sure how I am supposed to do these on a real bike. I'm going to click into my regular bike on grass the first time I do it. Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you about an awesome compliment my spinning instructor gave to me last week. He told me that the YMCA had an opening for a Spinning Instructor and that I should apply. I thought he was kidding and he said I would be good. I'm not able to becuase of the time of the class and I'm not quite to that level of confidence yet, but I do want to teach a spinning class in the future, so this really encouraged me.
Have a great evening. Melissa
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Monday- 9:30-10:30 Swimming
10:30-11:30 Water Aerobics- This ain't your Grandma's Water Aerobics
11:30-12:00pm-private swimming lessons starting in January for 5 weeks
Tuesday- 45 minute spinning class
Back to gym for weight training
Elliptical or Treadmill after pool
Thursday-45 minute Spinning class
Back to gym for weight training
Bike or Treadmill after pool
Saturday- 90 minute spinning class
I got home on Friday, Dec. 9th. I woke up early the next day a little late and so I did an hour of my 90 minute class and than did some weight training.
Sunday was my day of rest.
Monday. I went to H2O aerobics and than swam a 1/2 mile in 45 minutes which is good for me. That used to take me almost an hour. I was in the pool a total of an hour and a half. I cannot wait to take my private swimming lessons in January. That will really help. I have taught myself how to swim, so I haven't gotten the whole streamline thing down yet. In time. :-)
Tuesday-today- I made it to my spinning class and will get some weight training in tonight at home with some hand weights and my excercise ball. I am unable to get back to gym due to my schedule.
Any comments or advice would be great.
For those of you in the Tri community. I will be posting my new workout schedule for you to help me tweek and keep me motivated. So far I have kept up with it and I have sore muscles to prove it.
I hope everyone had a great week while I was gone.
Here are the kids playing with their light up toys one night at Magic Kingdom. We were waiting for Grandma, Grandpa and Daddy. This picture turned out so cool. Here we are at the entrance to Magic Kingdom. I love getting our picture taken here. I have a silly tradition that I can only enter the park through the left tunnel. Even though the locker we rented was way over by the right tunnel, I made everyone walk over to the left. It's just something I've done since I was little.
I need to run and get my butt to spinning. Have a blessed day!! Later, Melissa
Monday, December 12, 2005
The kids acting like Pluto!!
I'm the real Mrs. Incredible!! Check out my muscles!!
Here is the happy fam with the mouse himself. Keith and I didn't realize how big his ears were until we posed for this picture. We kept hitting his ears. Sorry Mickey!!
I'll post more later. I've been crazy since getting home. Talk to you all later. Melissa
Thursday, December 01, 2005
Well, we leave tomorrow for Disney World and I'm finally excited again.
Parker got his clean bill of health yesterday. We do follow up with one more doc today, but everything just disappeared like he was never sick in the first place. I say it's because of all the prayers. :-) Thanks everyone!!
I will try and blog while I am there, but if not I will be back with tons of pictures.
I need to run for now and get the kids to school and me to work and then off to run a million and one errands.
I'm also excited to leave because it is snowing here and cold.
Have a magical week while I am gone.