Friday, November 09, 2007


It's been a crazy week. Work is increasingly busy proportional to me trying to increase my training. Something usually suffers when this happens. This week it was my laundry. With hubby and 2 busy teenagers plus me , it piles up fast. But eventually if you need something , you do it yourself is my theory.

I continued my streak of working out through today making it 21 days in a row. Tomorrow will be a day off. My legs are tired and can use a break.

The real reason for my break is that I am going downtown (Chicago) this weekend. My sister-in-law and niece fly in to Midway in the morning and we are heading for the Magnificient Mile for the week-end. My daughter is going down with us also. It should be a good time. I have been really good on my diet but I may take a small break but no go crazy. Cheesecake Factory is on the agenda for dinner.

Waddling to downtown......................

Tuesday, November 06, 2007


When I began swimming for the first time in my life in the beginning of September, I wasn't sure how it would go or what would happen. I worked as hard as I could and practice 2-3 times per week. I graduated from Ripples. Also I got rid of my nose plug. In comparison to the others in my class, I did fairly well. Thus my registration for Steelhead.

Today began a new part of the process. I began a Masters swim class at my gym. Coach Steve is from There were 12 in the class which starts at 530am on Tuesdays. This was my first one hour workout in the pool. Coach went through the board and goals for each class. He watched us for a couple of laps and divided us into lanes by levels. I was in the first lane with 3 other beginners. Coach watched us swim and walked beside me by the pool several times. He had alot of good input and felt like he was picking on me but I found it very welcome.

After the workout, I improved alot thanks to coach. But it made me realize how far that I have come. More importantly, it made me realize how far that I have to go and I know with alot of hard work I can do it.

A special thanks to my friend , Iron Snoopy. She was also in the class and in the next lane. She offered constant encouragement.

Waddling to watch Biggest Loser.....................

Monday, November 05, 2007


After a rough start to the day, I did get my Team Weight Loss Treadmill workout in tonight. I logged it and amazingly I have worked out 16 days in a row. Woohoo!
Waddling to day 17................

Sunday, November 04, 2007


is for

  • Sunday being my favorite day of the week.

  • Swimming at the pool and feeling good.

  • Spin class which was one hell of a workout.

  • Salad and soup for lunch at Panera.

  • Shopping with my MIL and having a fun afternoon.

  • Sitting in my recliner reading blogs and relaxing

  • Sleep which I will be doing soon before I face Monday

Waddling through an S kind of day.................