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Day 324 - Unusual Monday

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

In our new, wide-open sunroom, our friend Noranne's daughter Amanda was sleeping on the sofa. I tried to be quiet and not turn on too many lights while I ate my breakfast and did my morning Spark routine. It was hard not to clink the spoon on the bowl while eating the last of my bran flakes, but she slept through it all.

Noranne and her cousin Joan were sleeping upstairs in the guest room. Steve was still asleep in our bedroom, so my exercise this morning was pretty limited. I walked to Walmart and back before lunch to get some fitness activity in, but I know it wasn't as vigorous as my high-intensity workouts.

I did do some jumping jacks talking with my student services technician Carol this morning. She was complaining about stomach troubles, and I was bragging about how much I loved exercising. All of a sudden, my legs were going in and out as I was talking to her! It was like dancing in the office! Scandalous!

We spent the first part of the evening after we got home (after 7pm) working on the plans for our kitchen that have to submitted to the city for an addition to our building permit, which Steve will take to the city in the morning before he goes to work. We didn't eat until nearly 8:30, and it's now after 10pm and time for bed.

Tomorrow I'm heading to Yuba City for training the next 3 days. I will be stopping in Marysville to our parent campus on Wednesday to meet with our webmaster. Tomorrow and Wednesday nights I'm staying at my sister Janet and brother-in-law John's house in Citrus Heights (a suburb of Sacramento) with my nephew Matt. Janet and John are down in Costa Rica celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. The next few days will be a lot of fun. Interesting training and hanging out with my nephew - awesome!

Have a Sparktastic Tuesday, friends, and I hope you know that I'm rooting for you in your journey to health and fitness! Together, we can make great things happen!

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    Really grateful that you continue to blog about how maintenance works, Steve.

    Hope you have a great trip!!
    1956 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    Sounds like a fun week. Sometimes you just have to get your exercise in when and where you can. Who knows someday you both may be doing Jumping Jacks during your conversations.
    1956 days ago
  • no profile photo JEANNETTE59
    Sounds like a fantastic Monday and a busy week! I picked out some new office equipment for you... emoticon emoticon emoticon and just for fun

    Your office will be where all the "cool kids" meet!

    Safe travels
    1957 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    You will have so much fun being with your nephew!! Guy stuff, getting to be with each other and do things. You sure do lead a busy life!!
    After sitting at a desk, that will be something to really look forward to there.

    Take some pictures so we can enjoy your trip vicariously!!

    1957 days ago
    Thank you for your uplifting blog today, Steve! Rock on with the jumping jacks! When I am in the office on the phone, I have a little jogging routine on the go - it makes working life more joyous too. Have fun with your nephew and enjoy the training! I am sitting in the dark beside my motherĀ“s hospital bed while she is sleeping. She is being moved to a hospice on Thursday morning and is looking forward to a quiet space. Tell your parents that you love them right now - they are so precious!
    1957 days ago
  • no profile photo CD15118206
    I think I'll do jumping jacks every time someone comes in my office today! We've been under a lot of stress at work, it will diffuse the tension and let me team know I'm serious about fitness. Great idea! They'll think I'm crazy, but they already do! :)
    1957 days ago
    Great blog ( as usual ).. just curious would the SBSP (Steve before SparkPeople) have maybe just gone out for breakfast , perhaps a coffie & roll, and just said oh well I will exercise tomorrow... the Steve of Spark People Today...DID ALL THE RIGHT STUFF.... including exercising in front of Carol.. I LOVE It. Enjoy your nephew, I bet he thinks your very COOL.

    A SPARK day to you Steve, hugs, Pat.
    1957 days ago
    You are true sitcom material, Steve! LOL
    Hope you have a safe journey, enjoy your training and visiting with the nephew! I have a feeling you may come back with a few stories to share! Ready and waiting...
    P.S. Posted a sad blog today, check it out!
    1957 days ago
    Have a safe trip Steve, I visualized the jumping jack scene... Too funny!
    1957 days ago
  • FITNIK2020
    The walking to and from WalMart is probably what most people get in as cardio. At least you weren't sitting around and you got outdoors a bit. Have fun this week.
    1957 days ago
    OK Steve:

    You're OBSESSED. Talking to someone and breaking out in spontanous jumping jacks....hmmmmm. She must have gotten a big kick out of you. I am having this vision of you in your bow tie, doing jumping jacks, while she is holding her stomach, wondering what the heck you are so happy about.

    Have a great time on your adventure, and have fun with your nephew. He might want to do some jumping jacks with you!!

    I LOVE it.

    Spark on.
    1957 days ago
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