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Jumping Rope... 1200 (12*100) with Only ONE Miss! (Day 71 of 100)
Monday, May 05, 2014      3 comments

I didn't jump rope last week, but I did the previous two weeks. My 'most jumps' was 7 sets of 100 for 700 total jumps. Well, today I tried a new rope & it fits me better & works better! And, I only have to move my wrist, not my arm! I was doing ... Read more
Missed a Day :( (Days 66-70 of 100)
Monday, May 05, 2014      1 comments

Yes, I finally 'messed up' and missed a day. I struggled with working out much of last week. On Saturday, my plan was to go with the cycling group and do 25 miles.... maybe even 40. But, am I also passionate about my 'hobby' (genealogy) and we w... Read more
5 Minute Runs (Day 65 of 100)
Tuesday, April 29, 2014      5 comments

I got up an hour early to go to the gym this morning & run on the treadmill before hubby went to work. My run was just so-so. I didn't quite meet my goals. I did four 5-minute runs during a 3 mile run/walk. It just never felt 'great' & it was pr... Read more
Feeling a Little Burned Out (Day 64 of 100)
Monday, April 28, 2014      7 comments

I'm feeling kind of burned out today, but hopefully it's just my body telling me I need some rest. I had two hard workouts this weekend and have been going strong the past couple of weeks. I did a 22 minute strength workout this morning. I ... Read more
A Tough Run (Day 63 of 100)
Sunday, April 27, 2014      5 comments

I went out for a run this morning as the weekends are so much easier to workout outside. (My husband works long hours & my daughter is homeschooled.) I probably should've taken it easy after yesterday's long ride, but I ran. During the first few... Read more
A 41 Mile Ride... WooHoo!! (Day 62 of 100)
Saturday, April 26, 2014      6 comments

Today I showed up for my local group ride expecting to do 25 miles. I've only rode once in the past 3 months or so, and it was a 25 miler. But, today there was another 'no drop' group doing 40. Well, I jumped in and did it! It was totally o... Read more
"Rest" Day... So, easy pilates/yoga (Day 61 of 100)
Saturday, April 26, 2014      0 comments

Friday was my 'rest day', but I'm still working on my streak (61 days!) of at least 10 minutes of working out every day for 100 days. So, I went on Fitness Blender & did my 'stand by' 10 minute workout... their "stress buster" pilates & yoga wor... Read more
20 Minutes without Walking! (Day 60 of 100)
Thursday, April 24, 2014      9 comments

I got up an hour early to get to the gym before my husband left for work. I warmed up on the treadmill for 5 minutes having a little issue with my foot. Twice I stopped to retie my shoe. Finally, my foot felt 'normal' & I was ready to run. ... Read more
1 Mile Run (Day 59 of 100)
Wednesday, April 23, 2014      7 comments

I started the day with some lower body/core work using Fitness Blender. Later this morning, my daughter said she'd like to try running! So, we changed clothes, put on some tennis shoes, and headed out. We ran and walked and ran and walked... By ... Read more
Cycling Trainer Workout (Day 58 of 100)
Tuesday, April 22, 2014      2 comments

I started the day with Jillian Michael's "Ripped" video. It is intense and follows a 3-2-1 pattern. You do 3 minutes of strength; two minutes of cardio; and one minute of abs. You do a total of 4 rounds. I've done the video 4 or 5 times over the... Read more
x700 Jump Rope! (Day 57 of 100)
Monday, April 21, 2014      5 comments

Whew!! My arms are shaking. I started my workout with 7 sets of 100 jumps using my jump rope each. Then I'd walk around for a minute. It took 23 minutes to do the 700. I did two sets without missing! But, I missed 6-7 times my last set. Yes, I w... Read more
My Fastest 1.5 Mile Run (Day 56 of 100)
Sunday, April 20, 2014      1 comments

I was visiting family this weekend and went for a run with my sister-in-law today. She's the one who got me started losing weight & running almost 4 years ago! She just won a lottery spot in the Chicago Marathon (which will be her 3rd marathon!)... Read more
Easy Easter Weekend Workouts (Days 53, 54, & 55 of 100)
Sunday, April 20, 2014      1 comments

We visited family for Easter weekend. It was hard, but I got in between 10-15 minutes each day, Thursday through Saturday. (I'll post about today, Sunday, in a minute.) One day, I had to 'hide' in the utility room to do my workout at 9:30 pm! ... Read more
First Time on Trainer (Day 52 of 100)... with 1st photo in a long time!
Wednesday, April 16, 2014      8 comments

So, it's GORGEOUS out! It was 37 last night, but warmed up in the low 70's. I waited until after school (we homeschool) to do my exercise. I took my trainer out by the pool & rode! I wasn't sure what to do on the trainer. I tried a couple o... Read more
Trying Tae Bo (Day 51 of 100)
Tuesday, April 15, 2014      6 comments

Yesterday was pretty bad, but today's a new day! I started out with about 8 minutes of kettlebell (including a warm up, so not a lot of kettlebell). My back was bothering me just a bit so I decided to stop for today. I got online and w... Read more

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