Instead of lazily lingering as they did when I was growing up, the ‘dog days of summer’ are just racing right on by! July is history, we are already a week into August and it’s time for another Weekly Wrap with Holly, Tricia and guest hostess Heather at 3 Black Cat Co.
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While the week, for the most part, was uneventful, I’m pleased with the quality of my workouts. I’m not sure what to attribute it to, but I’m thrilled to report that over the past month, I’ve lost 6 pounds! Is is the fact that I’m not dealing with those insatiable ‘rungries’ in the absence of any significant running miles? Is it the variety of workouts keeping my body guessing and the furnace burning? Or could it be the replenishment of hormones my body had been lacking? I don’t know, but whatever it is ….I’m thrilled to be able to button some of my shorts and slacks without having to suck in my gut to the point of oxygen deprivation. #simplegoals
Here’s how my week of workouts looked:
This Week’s Workouts:
- Monday: 3 mile treadmill run
- Tuesday: BodyPump / 10.5 cycling
- Wednesday: Rest
- Thursday: 50 min Spin class (13 mi) / Abs & Core
- Friday: 20 min Stairmill / 20 min Elliptical (2 mi) …this was a fun date night with Major Hubs
- Saturday: BodyPump
As I said …it was a less than stellar week in the workout department. While I did workout 5 out of 7 days, they were all indoors. Only 5 running miles and 23 cycling. Lexi was in the shop from Wednesday to Saturday preventing me from getting in some longer outdoor rides as well as the 62 mile organized ride I was planning on doing Saturday morning. I’ll admit, I was a little bummed at first, but the day spent with Major Hubs was much more enjoyable. I sweet talked him into going to the Saturday morning BodyPump class with me, Mexican and margaritas for lunch followed by furniture shopping. While I may not have walked away with a finisher medal, I did walk away with a new dining room table ….not a bad trade-off!
The college boy finished up his summer classes and will be home for the week before heading back to begin the fall semester. The high schooler starts back on Friday and is quite possibly in denial since he still has not completed his summer reading assignment. I really can’t blame him, forced reading assignments would not be my idea of how I’d like to spend my summer either! With the oldest living in the ‘real world’, i.e. full time job and his own apartment, we decided to get together Sunday evening for a little ‘grilling and chilling’ before everyone scatters once again. It’s always a special treat to have them all in my nest, even if for a short time!
Earlier Sunday morning, we had a little encounter with an unwelcome back-yard guest! Major Hubs went outside to feed Chester boy only to find that someone, okay it was me, had failed to put the lid back on the dog food storage container allowing a nasty looking (and smelling) little critter to crawl inside and feast on the food.
I’m just so thankful that Major Hubs discovered this rather than me! I’m usually the one who does the dog feeding during the week and more often than not, I don’t even look inside before sticking my hand in there! I have no doubt that I would have seriously injured myself if I had been the one to discover him. I have to say ….this is the first time I’ve seen a ‘possum up close and personal and they are even more ugly in person and they are rancid smelling!
….and that’s a wrap! In case you missed them, earlier this week I posted a product review of the HeartZones, Inc. Blink HR monitor and on Saturday, I had a great time catching up with everyone at the Ultimate Coffee Date with Coco and Deborah.
The next few weeks will be crazy hectic but fun and exciting for the Bird’s as we are headng to Hawaii for our summer vacation, closing on our new house and I’ll be guest hosting the Weekly Wrap. It’s gonna be a wild ride …..so stay tuned!
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