"I pity the fool!" (Mr. T)

Emily's telling about conversations she's had who knows when. "Cameron argued with me about how she didn't know how to make a paper airplane and I did. I finally got tired of arguing, but she wouldn't stop," said Emily. Since we've been out on summer vacation since last Friday afternoon, I asked her when exactly she had this argument with Cameron. She responded with a tiny shrug of her shoulder as she stuck another bite of peanut butter sandwich in her mouth. As I had a reprive from some chatter (have to remember that peanut butter trick. It works with children as well as it does dogs) I was able to think about the poor fellow she will choose for her mate. They may go happily along for years when she'll suddenly pull out of her memory the tiniest little speck of an argument from long ago.

"Why did you do that," she'll ask.
"Do what, dear?" he'll respond.
"Oh, you know."
He'll look at her as if she really is her mother's daughter and perhaps even go along with the game and say, "Well, yes, that. I'm in trouble again, huh?"
"Uh huh," she will say as she crosses her arms and perhaps won't speak to him for the rest of the day.

Yesterday's workout was a lower body workout that lasted a full hour. This consisted of compound movements and so my heartrate was up pretty much the whole time. I completed 30 minutes of going back and forth from the elliptical trainer to the treadmill.

Today's workout was almost an hour at the park power-walking (with a little jog thrown in there), and this afternoon will be a chest/back weights workout.


Captain Meaniemommacrankypants

I wasn't a meanie momma until about 4:00 this afternoon. Seems that was when all of the activities from the day and the hot sun mixed into a hot ball of lava right behind my eyes. I got cranky. I didn't mean to, but it happened.

One thing I figured out from this morning's workout and this afternoon's workout, is that I bit off more than I could chew. I did the 45-minute powerwalk this morning, and I had intended to do the weights right after that. I didn't, thinking I could just do it during naptime. I should have followed my original plan. Instead, I did the weights during naptime, but was already too tired from the morning to do any decent job. I also only did chest, shoulders and triceps rather than a whole body workout. I will finish the split tomorrow morning before cardio.


Miss Captain Crankybottompants

Oh boy, if today is any indication of the summer to come, then let me find a surrogate mother for The Girl now. I'm SURE that it's just a lack of sleep which is causing the fits of hysterics and the tears of discordia. One would also think that a morning of church would calm her down, but I think it just made things worse. Instead of a prayer of a worshipful "Jesus, Jesus!" I am yelling in my head, "JEsus! JEsus! When you comin' cause this ain't workin' out." :) Really, it hasn't gotten quite that bad, but you get the picture. She's taking a nap right now, and I have a really great box for her to play with when she gets up, so that ought to keep her content for at least ten minutes.

Now. What to do for the other ten weeks of the summer...and is it too late to get a summer job?

Today was the first day of a new eight week workout plan. It was simple this morning: 30 minute power walk on the treadmill and some stretching. I wanted to spend less time on the workout and concentrate more fully on the nutrition, especially Sunday Nutrition. I tend to fail nine times out of ten on Sundays due to the temptations that are in the house, and more specifically, in the pantry. Chee-tos are one downfall, as well as leftover Easter candy. I've already gotten rid of the candy, and I'm hoping that my husband eats the cheesy carb sticks fairly quickly. So far today, it's gone very well. I filled out my nutrition-plan sheet last night and have followed it almost to a tee. Instead of strawberries for a snack, I had an apple. That's about all I've deviated. I'm watching my portions more closely and have assured myself that if I'm hungry still, I either need to drink another glass of water or I can really wait for another two hours before I eat again. Easy. Every summer I expect a loss of 10-12 pounds, and this summer will be no different. The big difference is that this should be my last summer in which I am actively losing the weight, and after, it should be maintenance mode for me.

Tomorrow's workout plan:

a.m. Cardio--45-minute power walking and hill runs
a.m. Weights: Compound movements full-body workout
p.m. 30 min jog/run on treadmill @ 3% incline



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