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Hallo-Weekend! (Photo heavy)

Monday, October 31, 2011

Well, now that I'm more or less able to breathe and sleep more or less normally, I'm getting back into a routine. Its way too late to train for Iron Girl (its this Sunday), so I'm just going to kick it up for the holidays. I'm not usually one to gain weight around the holidays, I only ever seem to over eat on Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day. I eat leftovers in moderation. So, I'm not terribly worried. It would just be nice to look a bit slimmer than last year in the family portraits. Assuming I actually have a normal holiday this year... so much has gone on with my family, I'm not sure what my holidays are going to hold.

Saturday, the first day that I forgot I had ever been sick, was so fun. I spent the day with two friends. We carved pumpkins, baked cupcakes, I made dinner, and got my haircut... even shorter than last time. And I took photos of all the fun!


At the pumpkin patch! Oooh, I'm so scary.


Gutting out the gourds...


Finishing up my Jack O' Lantern!


Metric Ton of cupcakes- Devil's Food & Strawberry. I made homemade frostings- cream cheese and buttercream.


Finished pumpkin masterpieces! (Mine's on the far right)


All a-glow!


My Bender pumpkin (although I know his teeth are wrong.)


This was dinner leftovers- turkey meatloaf with cheese in it, and homemade ketchup, red potatoes tossed with garlic, butter, and parsley, and a butterflake roll.

EDIT: Forgot to show off the new haircut. You can sorta see it "before" in the pics above. Now:

Short!!!

The back!

Today I did my Day 2 of 28 Day Bootcamp. As part of this challenge, I need to write down my goals for this program:

My goals for this challenge are (in order of importance to me:)
1. Complete the 28 Day Bootcamp Challenge
2. Lose some weight/inches
3. Gain some physical endurance/stamina
4. Gain some physical strength
5. Transform my body in any way this challenge will allow

I decided to keep my goals the same from the first time I did the bootcamp, so that I don't have any pressure. I just want to do what I can, ya know?

Today I did a full 30 minutes of cardio, but I kept it super low intensity. I am having trouble breathing a bit still, so I set my treadmill at 2.5% incline, speed at 2.5, which is probably the weakest I've ever done a treadmill workout. Normally I set it on interval, which increases and decreases both speed and incline at "random" intervals. That usually gives me a crazy workout which I love. But, since I've been outta the game for so long, I thought it best to build up my stamina first. After that I came home and did my toning video for the day and ate some lunch:


Tuna salad made with mustard (and only 1 tbsp mayo), lettuce, tomato, pickles, and pepperoncini rings, on rye bread. Flamin' hot Cheetos with lemon juice. Very salty, so I'm drinking lots of water.

I'll add a pic of my Halloween costume tonight: Jilted bride. Gotta get some use outta that free wedding dress (since I won't use it for an actual wedding myself.)

EDIT #2: I added some here, too...



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  • JBINAUSTIN
    Great costume and pumpkin. In addition to being Bender-ish, your pumpkin had a definite "Nightmare Before Christmas" feel to it too--so appropriate.

    Glad you're feeling better and getting back into your routine.
    3458 days ago
  • MAESTERSTEVE
    Friggin' AWESOME pumpkin! Bender rules! Great new 'do!
    3458 days ago
  • ANDEENNATE
    Love the new do! Pumpkins were fantastic.
    3460 days ago
  • SCHWINNER!
    Bahaha...the jilted bride is great; I love the running makeup! Great touch. I also love your Bender pumpkin! I recognized that before it was lit up :)

    The new hair looks cute too!
    3460 days ago
  • KKINNEA
    That's quite a weekend - I felt tired and I wasn't even sick! Sounds like you had a great time!
    3461 days ago
  • SUNFLOWERSAVAGE
    Sounds like a great weekend. Glad you are feeling better.
    Super cute hair cut!
    Can't wait to see pics of your costume.
    Happy Halloween!
    3461 days ago
  • MEWHENRYSMAMA
    FIRST I AM GLAD YOU ARE FEELING BETTER...THAT MAKES EVERYTHING ELSE BETTER!
    LOVE THE PUMPKINS, ESP BENDER! THEY ARE REALLY AWESOME. CONGRATS ON THE BOOT CAMP, I KNOW YOU CAN DO IT. YOUR DINNER LOOKED GREAT...DO YOU HAVE A TURKEY LOAF RECIPE YOU LIKE? CUPCAKES...WELL, THEY LOOK SOOOOO GOOD! CUTE NEW CUT...LIKE THE BACK OF IT, TOO!
    TAKE IT EASY!
    MARY
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    3461 days ago
  • ERIKO1908
    What a wonderful fun day!! Happy you are feeling better & that you have an awesome plan in place. Hope to see a picture of the costume!! :)
    3461 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5983865
    I love your Bender Pumpkin! He is great!!!
    3461 days ago
  • CATS_MEOW_0911
    Great pumpkins--LOVE the Bender one!

    Congrats on starting on the 28 Day Bootcamp Challenge--what a great way to focus your goals!

    Oooh, cute hair, too!
    3461 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/31/2011 7:44:52 PM
  • no profile photo CD6307291
    Nifty pumpkins! And great new do! I ran my first mile today after spraining my foot during my Y Bootcamp. Did I ever feel stupid walking the mile for the final fitness test. Added 4 minutes to my first fitness test time. Today didn't set a speed record, but by God, I did it! And am still pain free. Topped it off with 25 "real" pushups. All this was after 1 hour of Zumba Gold. I'm tired. Boot Camp does that to you.

    BTW, have you looked up my cousin and her dance classes? Just curious. Did I give you enough information?

    I'm so glad you are feeling better. If you are like me, you hate feeling crappy!

    Happy Halloween. Looking forward to seeing and hearing about the jilted bride!


    3461 days ago
  • SMILINGTREE
    I love the pumpkin/cupcake pictures. That does look like a super fun day! Have fun as the jilted bride, and it's so good to hear you feel well enough to work out.
    3461 days ago
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