Saturday, June 23, 2012

And 2 Little Girls Makes 3!

Today's Walk:
Time: 35:01 min
Distance: 1.56 miles
Calories Burned: 156 

I've been slacking big time lately. 

I got a double jogging stroller from some friends a few weeks ago and the girls and I finally took it for a test drive. Pretty nice! They got a long for most of the ride, but started to argue a little bit near the end. Overall it was a good ride and we agreed we'd go out again together.

My walk companions :-)

Today's Song of the Day
Lady Marmalade - Christina Aguilera, Lil Kim, Maya, Pink

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Kicking It!

Second class - in the bag! And with my bud, Jess, to boot.

It was a bit easier this time. We didn't have any running this time and I modified things to work better for me. I think it was just too much for my size last time, so I just need to take it a little slower, but still kick it!

Since we last spoke, I accepted a job as the clerk for the Planning Board in town. I'm looking forward to some time doing grown-up things and making a little cash.

Until next week..... KICK!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Kickboxing (aka Ass Whoopin')

I had my first kickboxing tonight. It was so hard - harder than anything else I've ever done in my life. Even harder than delivering Miss Mayhem!

It's at an MMA studio, so it's a lot tougher than a cardio kickboxing class that you'd take at a gym. It's taught by MMA fighters/instructors and they kick your arse for an hour straight! Boxing gloves, pads and everything!

I almost quit halfway through the class - it was that hard. But I took a few minutes to give myself a pep talk and catch my breath and went back to it. I had to keep taking quick breaks, but I kept going and finished the class by doing push-ups!

I have 9 classes left (I bought a 10-class Groupon). Old Lindsay would just quit and say it's too hard. But I'm making a commitment to myself - and telling you guys so that I have someone to hold me accountable - that I'm going to finish the rest of the classes! 

2012 is The Year of Lindsay and this is one of the things I'm committed to doing this year!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Spoon... SPOON!

Today's Walk:
Time: 28:58 min
Distance: 1.20 miles
Calories Burned: 154

Today's walk wasn't so exciting. I took longer than I should have and my foot started hurting - nothing major... just that "you haven't used me in a while" pain.

Lots of time to think today. Lots of time to remember. Lots of time to sweat :-)

Things I saw today: 

Song of the Day: Train in Vain by The Clash

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

New Beginnings

Today's Walk:
Time: 33:31 min
Distance: 1.58 miles
Calories Burned: 164

What some of you don't know about me is that I'm separated from my husband - and not by my choice. It's been a tough month for me. A lot of changes have been forced upon me. Some good. Some bad. Yesterday was a rather tough day. But it made me look at things a little differently.

I need to start doing things for me.
I need to start doing things for my kids.
I need to start looking ahead, and stop looking back.
I need to get serious about certain things in my life, and get silly about others.

I used to be so much different than I am now. I was so much more outgoing. So much more fun to be around. So much more spontaneous. I need to find that version of me and update her. She's always been in there. I see glimpses of her now and then.

Today is my Day 1.

Thing(s) I learned today: Kathy Bates will be playing Charlie Harper's ghost on April 30th in Two and a Half Men. I stopped watching that show years ago and gave it another chance at the start of this season. Didn't last long at all. But I may tune in for this episode just to see what happens.

Song of the Day: Waking Up in Vegas by Katy Perry

Thursday, March 8, 2012

I Don't Think We're In Kansas Anymore!

Somehow, when I changed my alarm last night, I also managed to turn my clock back an hour. So instead of getting up at 6:41, I got up at 5:41! I snoozed a few times - as I often do. When I looked at my alarm clock, it said it was 7:31 so I said screw it - I won't walk today. Then I picked up my phone and it said 6:31! At that point it seemed silly not to get up and go walking.

Holy Wind Batman! I almost got blown away!! But it sure was nice out. The wind helped keep me a little cooler than I would have been.

I walked the farthest I've walked thus far. Usually I walk about half a mile and then head home. Today I walked .7 mile and then turned around for a little under 1.5 miles. Not a ton more, but a little bit more every day!

On the radio this morning was some dude talking signs and moons and all kinds of weirdness. People called in and based on their birth date and time of birth - he gave them a reading. Honestly, I think most of his readings could fit anyone!

I think I'm going to do a Song Of The Day (as heard on WXLO). A song that I hear on my walk that speaks to me. Today's Song of the Day: Grenade by Bruno Mars.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

New Beginnings

Let's consider today a day of new beginnings.

I went out for my first walk in months. 

It was tough getting out of bed, but I managed to hit the road just before 7:15. For the most part it was good. My hips started getting tired halfway through - that sucks ass! The trip home started to get cold on the face, but I managed to get home with blood still flowing through my cheeks.

When walking, I listen to an app on my smartphone for WXLO. It's the station I listened to on my way to work 3 years ago. While I don't miss the commute a whole lot, I really miss my drive-time radio!

I've decided not to run the Zombie race because it's pretty expensive. But I've made a personal goal for myself of walking/running a 5K this year. There's a loop on my road that's 5K, so I've just got to get to that point and I figure I'll be good!

The other new beginning today - my mom's husband's daughter is being induced with her first baby today. Good luck today Amy and Kelly! We love you and can't wait to meet Charlie!!!!

The Mommas-To-Be.