Saturday, April 21, 2018

80 Day Obsession Results

I finished 80 day obsession. I'm really behind with my weekly posts but still hope to make them so that the videos are there for years to come.  I did horribly the last week with the stress of moving. I feel like my stomach looked better the week or 2 before. I ate like crap the last week and missed a workout.  I still lost 7.6 lb and 7.5 inches with the program.
Old clothes fit a lot better now than they did. It's been a few days since I finished the program and I haven't worked out since I've been so busy getting the house ready and I can tell my mid section is looking worse and worse.  I need to keep up with it. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Broken Phone

Today, when I was carrying a bunch of cardboard to the recycle bin, my phone fell out of my pocket. It fell and thudded and cracked the screen.  :( :( :( :( :( :(
I feel like the pictures make the cracks look better than they actually are!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018


The time zone change is really messing with me. It’s so hard to wake up. It is also so bright so then we sleep with the curtains closed and the blackout curtains really work. Just opening them an inch brightens the entire room. I was up with Miles 4 times in the night so I was so exhausted.

It took us forever to leave. We got hotel breakfast. Ella and Miles liked to eat mine. Dave said it wasn’t good but what I had was OK. Breakfast was served until 10 but we were down there a bit longer. We even saw them taking the food away. We left around 10:30. We decided not to do anything in Amarillo so we could get on the road. We had a longer drive plus Amarillo smelled and there wasn’t much to do anyway.
Ella had my phone and I missed the picture of the leaning water tower in Groom. I was mad. I was telling her to give me back the phone for a good minute and I missed it. Then I got out the road trip book and it mentioned it.  Later Ella felt bad so she pointed out every water tower to me to take a picture of.
Ella ate some of her leftover hoagie in the car.

 In Shamrock we stopped at the super charger. Nothing is open on Sundays so we couldn’t go in but we did get to use the restroom.

 We entered Oklahoma at 1:03. The sign was not like other state signs and I missed it.

We stopped at the next supercharger in Weatherford. We ate at the restaurant right there. It was number 1 on TripAdvisor and also convenient. It was pretty good. I did want to try a different restaurant that had peanut butter pie but convenience won. Dave taught Ella how to write more letters and she wrote LLA then went to add the E and she made the line cross all of the letters so then it didn’t look as good.

We made it to our hotel just before 6 PM. We had everything on the cart and then we got the bedding for the sleeper couch. Dave told Miles to hold it so he did! I had him recreate the hold after we got off the elevator when I could see. Dave said he moved the bedding so Miles didn’t have to hold it anymore so he moved it back for me.

Miles and Ella played in the hotel room so nicely for a bit. Dave printed stuff, signed it, then scanned it at the hotel. Once that was done, we decided to go to the pool. I’ve been wanting to have Ella swim in a hotel pool but we could never fit it in. Once we were about to but Ella wouldn’t wake up from nap. Well we finally got to. Dave dealt with Ella and I held Miles. The water was too deep for Ella to stand. Dave was done in the pool after 30 minutes. Then I held Miles and Ella. Ella splashed Miles so she got a time out. Then she splashed him again so we got out of the pool for good. She was freezing so she didn’t mind. I was about to say it was just another timeout but then she said we were getting out.

I gave Miles a bath in the sink and everyone else took showers. Once we were done with that, Dave got Johnny Carino’s. We weren’t eating until after 9 PM. It was so good!!! Miles even loved it. He was so happy after. He loved the taste of everything. Ella actually ate too. She was loving it. She kept taking more. This is rare for Ella. I don’t think she’s had food at a meal much this entire trip. She always just refuses to eat.

Then it was time to get everyone to bed. I finally had time to use my computer and then I was so exhausted I fell asleep using it.

Monday, April 9, 2018


Albuquerque, NM to Santa Fe, NM to Amarillo, TX.
We drove to Santa Fe for lunch. We went to the Plaza Cafe. Ella was not having a good day at lunch at all. Even the lady behind us with her son tried to cheer Ella up. Then we went for ice cream. Miles needed to get back to the car so I thought I could walk him back and have my ice cream. I was wrong because I didn’t have an extra hand to actually use the spoon. Dave and Ella walked back when she was done eating. She stopped on the bench saying she was tired and that her back hurt.

It felt like we were finally making progress across the United States.

At the supercharger, Dave took Ella in and bought new shoes. She bought the same shoes that Lottie has so she was so excited about them. She needed bigger shoes and her shoes were hurting her ankles too! I couldn’t believe he spent $40 on shoes for her though.

We went to Amarillo. We went to Cadillac Ranch on the way. We got there just before dusk so we were able to get a few pictures.

We got to the hotel and Dave went to charge the car and get dinner. We got Jimmy John’s.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

2018 Goals Progress (March)

I made a post with 2018 goals and I thought I would see how I'm doing.

For 2018, here are my exercise goals:
  1. run 72 miles (that's 6 miles a month) with a reach goal of 100 miles * --- I ran 0 miles in January and 2.56 miles in February (in 2 different sessions) and 0 in March
  2. complete 4 Beachbody programs - I completed Phase 1 and 2 of 80 day obsession 
  3. Exercise in some form 208 times (that's 4x/week) - I exercised 30 times in January and 36 in February and 47 in March. 
Random other goals related to exercise -- I haven't done anything there!
  1. Have a photo shoot while running
  2. Have a photo shoot while doing various forms of exercise
  3. Combine random exercise files/videos to one spot on my computer
For inspiring others, I plan to
  1. Run 6 free challenges - I ran 2 in February and another in 2 March.
  2. Run 3 month long challenge groups - I am part of 3 so I am not running one now. 
According to my challenge tracking app on the 73rd day of the year, I have worked out 77 times. That's pretty good. 

Friday, April 6, 2018

80 Day Obsession Week 8

Monday 3/5
11 AM update: I've been hit with a cold. I'm miserable. So miserable, I did not go to the grocery store after dropping Ella off. I have some food here but haven't even wanted to eat it. Ugh. My nose is so red and raw. I'm not going to workout today. :(
Miles has had his cold about a week so it was a matter of time before I got it. Ella has had hers for about 5 days.

 Booty day a day late

 3/7 I'm feeling a bit better today but I mean I'm still sitting here with a kleenex in my nose. I was going to go workout after sitting for 10 minutes and my leg was cramping up. I guess i have not had enough liquids while sick. So I'm reevaluating if I should workout today. Yesterday It took about 2 hours to recover from being lightheaded because I never got to lie down to recover. Sigh.

3/9 Day 49: wow. AAA with 15 reps was so much worse than 10 reps. maybe also because I'm still getting over being sick. But what a struggle. On a plus side I decided in advance to do the tricep kickbacks and renegade row from my knees and use heavier weights. Because before the weight I picked was due to my back/core for holding myself up. This time I actually felt it in the right muscles.

I drank energize this week too. I’m kind of took me 2 hours to drink it. I had a put Miles to bed break while drinking it. At first the taste was just so hard I got tiny sips. Then after it say it was better.

Edit to add: yes I was taking many tiny breaks. I was texting someone about preschools and she was responding so I wanted to find out more info. I still did all reps

 3/10 At double speed. And the worst framing. But I figure I needed proof or it didn’t count as happening

I still need to do Cardio Core!

Thursday, April 5, 2018


We went to a diner for breakfast then went to a museum. Miles was a little fussier than normal but he was very content watching the pendulums so I stuck around there with him for awhile. Ella had so much fun.
When we were leaving, Ella said she wanted cheesecake. We went to Cheesecake Factory. Then Ella didn’t even like her cheesecake. She just liked the whip cream.
I did more laundry at the hotel. I had to do that with Miles. It was challenging.
I dropped Dave off at The Nuclear Science Museum.  
I did some knee exercises in the hotel gym while waiting for the dryer.
Miles and Ella enjoyed some candy while sitting in bed

We spent our 2nd night in Albuquerque. It helped relieve the stress of being on the go all the time. I kept filling my phone too. It was putting a damper on taking as many photos as I wanted.