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First week of August

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Jeez where's the time going?! This week held a lot of new little challenges, including a mini-emotional-meltdown when I interviewed for, and was accepted as, a school bus driver here in the city. I have 9 days (40 hours) worth of training to go through first but then, yeh, I could be driving your kids to and from school. My first real moment was: HOLY CRAP! HOW WILL I KEEP UP WITH MY WORKOUTS?! and then I sat down with my calendar and mapped out how I'll handle things by working around my M/W training days. I won't even worry about how to handle the actual split shift work days until they're handing me my license. Good plan right? If only I were that simple.
Progress report for the first week of August looks like this:
1 - to continue running 3 times a week
**Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday! emoticon

2 - to lose my last five pregnancy pounds
**I lost .5 at my last weigh-in. That's definite progress.

3 - to blog my progress every Saturday
** emoticon

4 - to drink eight 8 oz glasses of water a day
**I missed ONE day out of 7.

5 - to sleep 7 hours a night
**6/7 and the seventh was a Roo night. I can't wait until all her teeth are in.

6 - to add two- days of strength training to my week
**Boot camp on Tuesday. BodyPump on Monday and Saturday. emoticon

7 - to add one day of yoga/stretching to my week.
**I did BodyFlow on Monday after my BodyPump class! emoticon

8 - to stay within calorie range AT LEAST 5 out of 7 days.
**not so much. I did 4 days but if you average out all 7 days, I was about 300 calories over EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.

My mother gave her this sucker. Once she figured out which end when into her mouth, it took every ounce of strength I had to get it away from her. The sucker is still in the car in a baggie. She really doesn't need that much sugar.
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    I'm partial to school bus drivers. My dad drove a school bus for mentally handicapped children for years :)
    3084 days ago
  • no profile photo CD557571
    Now that's a change in careers. Good luck with all of the scheduling and everything.
    3084 days ago
    Roo's had is adorable! Yes, this week has just flown by, but so has the rest of the year. Congrats on the new job.

    Candy, Robin and I did our H2C volunteer training yesterday. Robin must have been there very early. I did see Candy. We're all working the finish this year. I'm getting excited.
    3085 days ago
    You'll find a way to fit it all in!! I have every confidence in you!!!
    3085 days ago
    Looks like you've got a great plan for success. Making it all work - roo, workouts, and working. Keep up the great work
    3085 days ago
  • no profile photo CD10059138
    Congratulations on your new job! Give yourself some time to adjust to your new schedule - that was always the hardest for me when I worked. Eventually you'll find your rhythm. Good job on planning ahead!
    3085 days ago
    That schedule will keep you hopping. Have fun with it.
    3086 days ago
  • SALEX52
    great planning for success.
    3086 days ago
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