Aug 152017
 

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August:
Daily 
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
stretching/flexibility
80 oz. water

Pick Two, Three Times A Week:
Tai Chi
Squats, Lunges, Push Ups, Wall Sits
Building Strength with Susan
Moving With Susan
SparkPeople Workout Videos

Steps Last Week:
Tuesday~ 8/8: 9,973
Wednesday~ 8/9: 8,351
Thursday ~ 8/10: 8,116
Friday ~ 8/11: 8,282
Saturday ~ 8/12: 8,359
Sunday ~ 8/13: didn’t track
Monday ~ 8/14: 9,582

Menu:
Tuesday: Pizza
Wednesday: Pork chops, mashed potatoes, corn
Thursday: Soup
Friday: Slow Cooker Ham ~ see comment below
Saturday: left over ham
Sunday: Hamburgers, baked beans, macaroni salad (at my son & dil’s house)
Monday: Ham sandwiches to finish off the ham

Ham: The ham was SO good! I added pineapple chucks and slices all around the ham because I always add them to a ham. This was the first time I’ve made one in the slow cooker. I usually use the oven or an electric roaster. The ham was so flavorful and tender, loved it!

Aug 082017
 

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August:
Daily 
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
stretching/flexibility
80 oz. water

Pick Two, Three Times A Week:
Tai Chi
Squats, Lunges, Push Ups, Wall Sits
Building Strength with Susan
Moving With Susan
SparkPeople Workout Videos

Steps Last Week:
Tuesday~ 8/1: 7,916
Wednesday~ 8/2: 8,559
Thursday ~ 8/3: didn’t track
Friday ~ 8/4: 10,036
Saturday ~ 8/5: didn’t track
Sunday ~ 8/6: didn’t track
Monday ~ 8/7: didn’t track

I need to start tracking every day, not just the days I work

Menu:
Tuesday: Smoked Sausage dogs with chow chow
Wednesday: Chicken, baked beans & cole slaw
Thursday: Soup
Friday: Corned Beef sandwiches
Saturday: Pizza
Sunday: Left over pizza
Monday: Chinese

Aug 012017
 

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Wow, it’s hard to believe it’s August already! I’m sticking with the same goals I had for July, with the addition of  doing a few video workouts a week.

August  Goals:
Daily 
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
stretching/flexibility
80 oz. water

A few times a week:
Tai Chi
Squats, Lunges, Push Ups, Wall Sits
Building Strength with Susan
Moving With Susan
SparkPeople Workout Videos

Steps Last Week:
Tuesday~ 7/25: 7,692
Wednesday~ 7/26: didn’t track
Thursday ~ 7/27: 10,220
Friday ~ 7/28: 9,189
Saturday ~ 7/29: 7,073
Sunday ~ 7/30: didn’t track
Monday ~ 7/31: 9.261

Jul 252017
 

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JULY GOALS:
Daily 
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
stretching/flexibility
80 oz. water

Weekly-3x’s:
Tai Chi
Squats, Lunges, Push Ups, Wall Sit
Building Strength with Susan
Moving With Susan

Steps: 
Tuesday~ 7/18: 10,625
Wednesday~ 7/19: 10,477
Thursday ~ 7/20: 8,210
Friday ~ 7/21: 7,788
Saturday ~ 7/22: 7,818
Sunday ~ 7/23: 7,764
Monday ~ 7/24:8,001

Last Week’s Food
Hamburgers
Tacos
Chicken, Coleslaw, Potatoes
Fish, Coleslaw, Brussels Sprouts
Ham Sandwiches with Colby Cheese & Tomatoes
Pizza
Leftover Pizza

Jul 182017
 

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I’ve been sick the last few weeks. Coughing, sneezing, weak, and feeling blah, blah, blah. I’m just starting to feel better so I’ll get back to a menu plan next week of what we ate this week.

JULY GOALS:
Daily 
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
stretching/flexibility
80 oz. water

A few times a week:
Tai Chi
Squats, Lunges, Push Ups, Wall Sit
Building Strength with Susan
Moving With Susan

Steps Last Week:
Tuesday~ 7/11: 11,647
Wednesday~ 7/12: 6,969
Thursday ~ 7/13: 8,329
Friday ~ 7/14: 8,208
Saturday ~ 7/15: 11,997
Sunday ~ 7/16: didn’t track
Monday ~ 7/17: 7,304

Jul 042017
 

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June was a good month for me
I could have done better but I’m still happy with what I did

JULY GOALS:
Daily
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
stretching/flexibility
80 oz. water

A few times a week:
Tai Chi
Squats, Lunges, Push Ups, Wall Sit
Building Strength with Susan
Moving With Susan

Steps Last Week:
Tuesday~ 7/27: didn’t track
Wednesday~ 7/28: didn’t track
Thursday ~ 7/29: 7,941
Friday ~ 7/9:30: 9,026
Saturday ~ 7/1: 8,251
Sunday ~ 7/2: didn’t track
Monday ~ 7/3: 8,692

Jun 272017
 

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I’ll be skipping my menu this week because the last few weeks I didn’t stick to what was planned at all. This week I’ll be making a few of the recipes that I missed, so I’ll post them next week.

We’re in our rainy/humid season and I haven’t even made it to the beach yet this summer. Hopefully next week. Bike riding isn’t on the to do list either because I don’t want to be out on my bike and it start raining/storming out of the blue. Yes, that happens in Florida as I’m sure it does in other states too.

June Daily Goals
prayer & meditation: ✔
deep breathing: ✔
stretching/flexibility: ✔
80 oz. water: ✔

No time limit, but I also want to lose 15 pounds: -2

A few times a week:
Tai Chi, Yoga, Strength, Cardio
Squats, Lunges, Push Ups, Wall Sit
Building Strength with Susan
Moving With Susan

Steps Last Week:
Tuesday~ 6/20: didn’t track
Wednesday~ 6/21: 7,971 steps
Thursday ~ 6/22: 8,755 steps
Friday ~ 6/9: 23: 10,689 steps
Saturday ~ 6/24: didn’t track
Sunday ~ 6/25: didn’t track
Monday ~ 6/26: 7,812

Jun 202017
 

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June Daily Goals
prayer & meditation: ✔
deep breathing: ✔
stretching/flexibility: ✔
80 oz. water: ✔

I also want to lose 15 pounds: -1

A few times a week:
Tai Chi, Yoga, Strength, Cardio
Squats, Lunges, Push Ups, Wall Sit
Building Strength with Susan
Moving With Susan

Steps Last Week:
Tuesday~ 6/13: 9,777 steps
Wednesday~ 6/14: 7,999 steps
Thursday ~ 6/15: 7,309 steps
Friday ~ 6/9: 16: 7,427 steps
Saturday ~ 6/17: 13,905 steps
Sunday ~ 6/18: 8,236 steps
Monday ~ 6/19: 8,037 steps

Menu For This Week:
Tuesday: Fried Cabbage w/ Sausage
Wednesday: Judee’s 4 Minute Low Carb Version of Chinese Egg Drop Soup
Thursday: Stuffed Peppers
Friday: Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas
Saturday: eating out, probably Chinese
Sunday: Hamburger Patties & Tomato And Avocado Salad
Monday: Tina’s Vegetable Stir Fry
(didn’t make the stir fry last week, I ended up working 4 nights)

Jun 132017
 

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June Daily Goals
prayer & meditation: ✔
deep breathing: ✔
stretching/flexibility: ✔
80 oz. water: ✔

I also want to lose 15 pounds: -1

A few times a week:
Various dvd’s: Tai Chi, Yoga, Strength, Cardio, Bosu Ball, etc.
Squats, Lunges, Push Ups, Wall Sit
Building Strength with Susan Powter dvd

Steps Last Week:
Tuesday~ 6/6: didn’t track
Wednesday~ 6/7: 7,889 steps
Thursday ~ 6/8: didn’t track
Friday ~ 6/9: 21: didn’t track
Saturday ~ 6/10: 9,078 steps
Sunday ~ 6/11: didn’t track
Monday ~ 6/12: 7,780

On The Menu
Tuesday: Beef Stew
Wednesday: Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Ham, Brussels Sprouts, Yellow Rice
Thursday: Leftovers from Wednesday, probably with a different veggie
Friday: Vegetable Stir Fry found via Tina @ Squirrel Head Manor
Saturday: Pizza
Sunday: In-a-Hurry Chicken Curry

Jun 062017
 

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June didn’t get off to a great start. My son came home with some kind of crud, and shared it with me. Also, I had a heavier schedule at work. A co-worker offered to take one of my morning shifts for me, and I accepted. It was nice of him since I wouldn’t have asked (we’re 2 people down right now). Being sick on top of having to work more than usual really kicked my butt. I started feeling better yesterday but was still a bit weak. My son is finally feeling better today. So, today starts a new week and I’m hoping to do everything on my goals list.

June Daily Goals
prayer & meditation: ✔
deep breathing: ✔
stretching/flexibility: ✖
80 oz. water: ✖

I also want to lose 15 pounds: -0

A few times a week:
Various dvd’s: Tai Chi, Yoga, Strength, Cardio, Bosu Ball, etc.
Squats, Lunges, Push Ups, Wall Sit
Building Strength with Susan Powter dvd

On The Menu
(since we were sick last week we mostly ate soup, so this week I’ll be making some of what I had planned to make last week)

Tuesday: Slow Cooker Great Northern Beans with Smoked Turkey Legs & Cornbread

Wednesday: Leftover Great Northern Beans & Cornbread

Thursday: Lettuce Wrapped Hamburgers & Tomato, Cucumber & Mozzarella Salad with Balsamic Vinegar

Friday: Grilled Chicken Foil Packets with Summer Squash

Saturday: We’re going to a Chinese restaurant

Sunday: ?

May 302017
 

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I’ve been MIA from these posts as well as a lot of other weekly posts for a while. I just haven’t been motivated to blog much. I’ve been walking etc.  and plan on getting back to posting about it.

June Daily Goals
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
stretching/flexibility
80 oz. water

I also want to lose 15 pounds: -0

A few times a week:
Various dvd’s: Tai Chi, Yoga, Strength, Cardio, Bosu Ball, etc.
Squats, Lunges, Push Ups, Wall Sit
Building Strength with Susan Powter dvd

Yes, the Powter workout is from 1994, but I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it is still the BEST full body workout I’ve EVER done. I’m on my 3rd copy. I’ve had it transferred to dvd.

On The Menu
Tuesday: Soup & Sandwiches
Wednesday: Lettuce Wrapped Hamburgers with Tomato & Cucumber Slices
Thursday: Great Northern Beans with Ham, Cornbread
Friday: Leftover Great Northern Beans with Ham, Cornbread
Saturday: eating out
Sunday: ?

I ran a-cross a few sites that I thought I’d share:
5 Of The Best Exercised You Can Do @ Harvard Health

The Fiftysomething Workout: 10 Top Fitness Apps

I hope you all have a fit week!

May 022017
 

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April was good, I met almost all my goals. I’m switching things up for May. Instead of tracking steps, I’m going to start tracking miles walked.

May Goals:
daily: deep breathing, prayer/meditation, 80 oz. water
Tai Chi 3 times a week
strength training 3 times a week using SparkPeople videos
walk 4 miles at least 4 times a week

On The Menu
Tuesday: Bunless Cheeseburger served with veggies and salsa
Wednesday: Grilled chicken with vegetables
Thursday: Taco Salad
Friday: Left Over Taco Salad
Saturday: Eating Out
Sunday: Pork chops with vegetables

Apr 252017
 

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Last week I worked 3 days on a different shift, so even though it was the same amount of hours, I didn’t get as many steps as on my usual shift 🙁

I could have walked on my treadmill to make the steps up, but I didn’t. Instead, I added some time to my strength training workouts.

Goals for April:
daily: deep breathing, prayer, stretching, 80 oz. water
Tai Chi/ Qi Gong once a week each
strength training 4 times a week

Do Yoga With Me Starting over due to back trouble the last few weeks

Steps Last Week:
Tuesday~ 4/18: 5,205 steps
Wednesday~ 4/19: 8,911 steps
Thursday ~ 4/20: 5,067 steps
Friday ~ 4/14: 21: 5,613 steps
Saturday ~ 4/22: 7,324 steps
Sunday ~ 4/23: 7,836 steps
Monday ~ 4/24: 6,114

Strength Training: 
Tuesday~ 4/18: 150 minutes
Wednesday~ 4/19: 150 minutes
Thursday ~ 4/20: 180 minutes
Friday ~ 4/21: 180 minutes
Saturday ~ 4/22: 180 minutes
Sunday ~ 4/23: 150 minutes
Monday ~ 4/24: 180 minutes

On The Menu 
Tuesday: Clean Eating Sheet Pan Mexican Chicken Dinner

Wednesday: Crock Pot Spicy Cabbage and Sausage

Thursday: Steak, Baked Potato, Broccoli

Friday: Low Carb Beef Burritos

Saturday: eating out

Sunday: Baked Pineapple Teriyaki Pork Chops w/fried rice

Monday: Bunless Hamburger with Sweet Potato Fries

How’d your exercise go last week?

Apr 182017
 

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Last week I took a few extra rest days hoping my back would completely stop hurting and it helped. This week I’m going to play catch up.

Goals for April:
daily: deep breathing, prayer, stretching, 80 oz. water
Tai Chi/ Qi Gong once a week each
strength training 4 times a week

Do Yoga With Me

Steps Last Week:
Tuesday~ 4/11: rest day
Wednesday~ 4/12: 7,632 steps
Thursday ~ 4/13: rest day
Friday ~ 4/14: 10,rest day
Saturday ~ 4/15: 10,889 steps
Sunday ~ 4/16: 7,411 steps
Monday ~ 4/17: rest day

Cardio/Strength Training: 
Tuesday~ 4/11: rest day
Wednesday~ 4/12: 120 minutes
Thursday ~ 4/13: rest day
Friday ~ 4/14: 90 rest day
Saturday ~ 4/15: 60 minutes
Sunday ~ 4/16: 90 minutes
Monday ~ 4/17: rest day

On The Menu 
Tuesday: 15 Bean Soup w/Smoked Sausage
Wednesday: left over soup
Thursday: Clean Eating Sweet Potatoes & Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner
Friday: Hamburgers & fries
Saturday: Chinese take out
Sunday: ?
Monday: Chorizo Sausage with Cabbage, Onions, and Peppers

How’d your exercise go last week?

Apr 112017
 

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I haven’t been able to do as much as I wanted to do this past week. I’ve done good on my steps and strength training, but I’ve had a kink in my back on the lower right side that’s had me slightly bent over and not being able to stand straight. I almost called out of work a few days but didn’t. It’s starting to feel better today so hopefully in a day or two I can do more.

Goals for April:
daily: deep breathing, prayer, stretching, 80 oz. water
Tai Chi/ Qi Gong once a week each
strength training 4 times a week

Do Yoga With Me

Steps Last Week:
Tuesday~ 4/4: rest day
Wednesday~ 4/5: 7,674 steps
Thursday ~ 4/6: 9,125 steps
Friday ~ 4/7: 10,474 steps
Saturday ~ 4/8: 9,396 steps
Sunday ~ 4/9: 7,834 steps
Monday ~ 4/10: 8,327 steps

Cardio/Strength Training: 
Tuesday~ 4/4: rest day
Wednesday~ 4/5: 90 minutes
Thursday ~ 4/6: 90 minutes
Friday ~ 4/7: 90 minutes
Saturday ~ 4/8: 90 minutes
Sunday ~ 4/9: 90 minutes
Monday ~ 4/10: 90 minutes

On The Menu 
Tuesday: Taco Salad
Wednesday: Baked Pineapple Teriyaki Pork Chops
Thursday: Chicken & Sausage 15 Bean Soup
Friday: leftover soup
Saturday: eating out
Sunday: eating out
Monday: Chorizo Sausage with Cabbage, Onions, and Peppers

How’d your exercise go last week?

Apr 042017
 

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Goals for April:
daily: deep breathing, prayer, stretching, 80 oz. water
Tai Chi/ Qi Gong once a week each
strength training 4 times a week

I recently found a great site, Do Yoga With Me, that has free videos for yoga, meditation, deep breathing, stretching/flexibility etc., and decided to do a few of the courses this month.

Steps
Tuesday~ 3/28: rest day
Wednesday~ 3/29: 8,894 steps
Thursday ~ 3/30: rest day
Friday ~ 3/31: 8,262 steps
Saturday ~ 4/1: 7,571 steps
Sunday ~ 4/2: 5,382 steps
Monday ~ 4/3: rest day

Cardio/Strength Training: 
Tuesday~ 3/28: rest day
Wednesday~ 3/29: 60 minutes
Thursday ~ 3/30: rest day
Friday ~ 3/31: 90 minutes
Saturday ~ 4/1: 90 minutes
Sunday ~ 4/2: 120 minutes
Monday ~ 4/3: rest day

On The Menu
Tuesday: Chicken and veggies
Wednesday: Chorizo Sausage with Cabbage, Onions, and Peppers
Thursday: Baked Pineapple Teriyaki Pork Chops
Friday: Enchiladas
Saturday: ?
Sunday: ?
Monday: Hawaiian Grilled Cheese

Mar 282017
 

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It’s been exactly a month since I posted a Readers Workout. First I had modem problems and then I transferred my blog’s domain and had a few problems with the transfer, but with the help of my son Jeremy my blog is back and I’m a happy blogger again!

I’ve been doing good with my walking etc., but didn’t keep track of anything other than my walking and cardio. I’ll start tracking everything else after I make new goals for April.

Steps
Tuesday~ 3/21: 7,194 steps
Wednesday~ 3/22: 9,182 steps
Thursday ~ 3/23: 8,372 steps
Friday ~ 3/24: 11,371 steps
Saturday ~ 3/25: rest day
Sunday ~ 3/26: 8,197 steps
Monday ~ 3/27: 7,605 steps

Cardio/Strength Training: 
Tuesday~ 3/21: 90 minuets
Wednesday~ 3/22: 90 minuets
Thursday ~ 3/23: 120 minuets
Friday ~ 3/24: 60 minuets
Saturday ~ 3/25: rest day
Sunday ~ 3/26: 120 minuets
Monday ~ 3/27: 120 minuets

On The Menu
Tuesday: Fish and veggies
Wednesday: Campbell’s Sauces Slow Cooker Beef Stew
Thursday: Taco Salad
Friday: Left over Taco Salad
Saturday: ?
Sunday: ?
Monday: Stacked Enchiladas (my mom’s recipe)

Feb 282017
 

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I met all my goals for February except Tai-Chi/Qi-Gong (imagine that). Since I’m having trouble with it, I decided to be a little more structured for  March, which means I’ve specified certain workouts for certain days. Hopefully this will get me on track.

Goals For March:
Do every day
Pray/Meditate:
Deep breathing:
Stretching:
80 oz. water:

Fitness: 
Sunday is rest day
Monday- Tai-Chi/Qi-Gong:
Tuesday- Strength Training:
Wednesday- Tai-Chi/Qi-Gong:
Thursday: Strength Training:
Friday- Tai-Chi/Qi-Gong:
Saturday- Strength Training:

My steps from last week
Tuesday~ 2/21: 9,702 steps
Wednesday~ 2/22: 7,128 steps
Thursday ~ 2/23: didn’t track
Friday ~ 2/24: 8,130 steps
Saturday ~ 2/25: 10,588 steps
Sunday ~ 2/26: 8,508 steps
Monday ~ 2/27: didn’t track

On The Menu
Tuesday: Chicken Corn Chowder recipe (my Gooseberry Patch cookbook)
Wednesday: Corned Beef & Cabbage
Thursday: Taco Salad
Friday: ?
Saturday: ?
Sunday: Chinese
Monday: Cucumber Black Bean Corn Tomato Avocado Salad

Feb 212017
 

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My right hip has been hurting really bad. It does hurt from time to time and I guess I need to figure out why.

Goals For February:
Do every day
Pray/Meditate: ✓
Deep breathing: ✓
Stretching: ✓
80 oz. water: ✓

Fitness:
Strength train 20 times: 18
Tai-Chi/Qi-Gong 6 times: 0 wish I could blame it on my hip but I can’t, can I?
Try something new: 0

My steps from last week
Tuesday~ 2/14: didn’t track
Wednesday~ 2/15: 10,426 steps
Thursday ~ 2/16: 7,199 steps
Friday ~ 2/17: didn’t track
Saturday ~ 2/18: 10,341 steps
Sunday ~ 2/19: didn’t track
Monday ~ 2/20: 7,930

On The Menu
Tuesday: Roasted Garlic & Herb Pork Sirloin, mashed potatoes & corn
Wednesday: BLT’s
Thursday: Chicken Corn Chowder
Friday: Steak, sweet potatoes, okra
Saturday:  Lettuce wrapped hamburgers, tomato, pickles, muenser cheese
Sunday: Eating at a local family owned restaurant
Monday: Corned beef & cabbage

Feb 142017
 

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I didn’t get as many steps as I wanted this week. I’ve been more tired than usual on some days, I guess it’s from not getting enough sleep. I’ll be working on that this week.

Goals For February:
Do every day
Pray/Meditate: ✓
Deep breathing: ✓
Stretching: ✓
80 oz. water: ✓

Fitness:
Strength train 20 times: 12
Tai-Chi/Qi-Gong 6 times: 0
Try something new: 0

My steps from last week
Tuesday~ 1/07: 6,312 steps
Wednesday~ 2/08: didn’t track
Thursday ~ 2/09: 5,101 steps
Friday ~ 2/10: 7,043 steps
Saturday ~ 2/11: 11,456 steps
Sunday ~ 2/12: 10,636 steps
Monday ~ 2/13: didn’t track

On The Menu
Tuesday: subs from Publix
Wednesday: Roasted Garlic & Herb Pork Sirloin, mashed potatoes & corn
Thursday: BLT’s
Friday: ?
Saturday:  ?
Sunday: CiCi’s
Monday: Baked Pineapple Teriyaki Pork Chops w/ broccoli