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legcramps - Monday Jan 14, 2019

Weight: 0.0


MONDAY - Work 8-4; 5 hours; 58 minutes

TUESDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-8:00 

WEDNESDAY - Work 8-4 

THURSDAY - Work 8-4   

FRIDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-6:30  

SATURDAY - Trip to see family

SUNDAY - Trip to see family

Ended up missing work Thursday and when I showed up at work on Friday they just turned me around and sent me home; just beginning to feel better today, although I was up part of the night coughing, which is why I only got about six hours of sleep last night. Spent the weekend just lounging and resting. At least I can stop worrying that my immune system is kicking the can, since this was most certainly the FLU and not just a common cold!

I haven't worked out for a long time, over a week. Feels like a lot longer. It's going to take a couple more workout-free days until i'm feeling ready to tackle it again.

The Hello Fresh meals have been really good; I only have one left to make. BF came and stayed with me for the weekend, so we made two meals while he was here and I had help. So far i've tried shrimp scampi, thyme chicken, and mustard pork chops. They were all very good and I would make them again, with a few changes. The one that's left i'm hoping to make today so that I can freeze some of it, it's chicken parmesan so I think I might have saved the best for last :)

BearCountryGG on 01/14/2019:
We really liked Hello Fresh too......Would definately order those again some day when we use up more of what we have around here. Hope the coughing stops soon...that is the worst!

Donkey on 01/14/2019:
Oh how I hate that night-time coughing. That's when I reach for the whiskey - the cheaper the better. Bet it feels good to start to get back in the swing of things.

horn_of_plenty on 01/14/2019:
Shrimp scampi yum !

You reminded me I have a frozen shrimp meal in my freezer at home and I can't wait to try it !

OhioRaven on 01/15/2019:
Get well soon.

Donkey on 01/15/2019:
I always save the best for last too! I hope you can get over this bug soon - just keep hacking away, getting up all that congestion.

legcramps - Wednesday Jan 09, 2019

Weight: 0.0


SATURDAY - Godson's hockey tourney; Workout 9-10  8 hours; 11 minutes

SUNDAY - Workout 5-6:30   7 hours; 15 minutes

MONDAY - Work 8-4; called in sick today   7 hours; 31 minutes

TUESDAY - Work 8-4 called in sick today  6 hours; 18 minutes

WEDNESDAY - Work 8-4  7 hours; 58 minutes

THURSDAY - Work 8-4   

FRIDAY - Work 8-4  



Very unfortunately, I have gotten sick yet again. Everything is off the list of to-do's for the week, and i'm simply going to STOP. I'm stressing over things I have no need to stress over. Time will pass regardless, so why can't I allow that to happen and just focus on doing what I can do???! Being sick makes me INSTANTLY anxious about what i'm not getting done, which doesn't help my recovery time, obviously. I started getting sick on Friday, and look where we are now.

It's good that I don't have any coaching scheduled for this Friday because of staff training, so I only had to find someone to cover my sessions from yesterday, which a fellow coach helped out with. Now the rest of my week is free, and dagnammit, i'm going to get better if it takes all week!!

Hello Fresh is a meal delivery service offered in Canada; they send ready-to-cook meals each week to you based on what you've indicated a need for. A friend of mine offered it to me for one week free, so I decided to check it out. I just had my first delivery yesterday. I chose the full, four-person, four-meal plan (I think the cost is $165 for this particular plan). I figured I might as well go for the full one while I was getting it for free! If I like it, I will move down to the two-person, three-meal plan, which is much cheaper each week.

Anyways, I opened it up last night and holy man is there a lot of food. To be honest, I was slightly overwhelmed, especially since i've been feeling crappy and not up to making large elaborate meals. But I have to try, so I plan on making the shrimp scampi with lemon rice pilaf tonight. That will probably be the most stressful thing I tackle today. I hope so, anyways.

BearCountryGG on 01/09/2019:
We tried the 3 day pkg from Hello Fresh a couple of years ago....and it was very good....I loved that they sent you exactly the amount you need for the recipe and their instructions were easy to follow......we got the 2 person servings...and there was even some left overs......I think you will enjoy them.

Donkey on 01/09/2019:
I hope that you are on your way to recovery. If you find that you cannot eat all of the food, prepare it and freeze it to eat later, when you are back to 100%. :)

horn_of_plenty on 01/10/2019:
Sick again WTF ?!

Hello fresh sounds great !! So healthy and all the food comes straight to your door and balanced meals too!

Remember you can freeze most of the meal so you don't have to cook each week - and some weeks just eat what you froze! This has been working well for me !!!

legcramps - Friday Jan 04, 2019

Weight: 0.0


MONDAY - Work 8-4; head to friend's for New Year's Eve?  √  8 hours; 11 minutes

TUESDAY - Sleep in; Workout 1:00-2:00 (BIKE) Sick, stayed home  5 hours; 30 minutes

WEDNESDAY - Work 8-4  √  9 hours; 7 minutes

THURSDAY - Work 8-4; Workout 5-6    7 hours; 37 minutes

FRIDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-6:30; Workout 6:30-8:00 (FEMSPORT TRAINING)  8 hours; 21 minutes

SATURDAY - Sleep in; Workout; Watch godson's hockey tournament

SUNDAY - Sleep in; Workout

I added my sleep stats to the week so I can keep track of how much sleep I get (or don't get). Aside from Monday night (New Year's Eve) and not feeling great, i've gotten quite a lot of sleep this week. According to Fitbit, I don't spend nearly enough time in REM sleep, but my light sleep and deep sleep levels seem to be around the average.

I woke up with a very sore throat this morning. When I tried to cough it out, omg the stuff that came up with it. I didn't spit it out, so I don't know what it looked like, but it felt thick and disgusting. Tonight i'll have to try some neocitran or lemon tea before bed.

Banana and coffee for breakfast, protein bites as a morning snack, pork roast and rice for lunch, and the rest of the protein bites for afternoon snack. I bought a whole roasted chicken so I had some of that for supper, with a small amount of rice and half a plate of cooked vegetables. Then I got snacky, which happens when I sit around for too long. First I ate 30grams of mozarella cheese with mini Breton crackers. That wasn't enough, so I ended up having some cheesies as well, giving me around 2,250 calories eaten for the day. That's a bit higher than normal, for sure, but i'm not going to stress over it. I feel pretty good today energy-wise.

I was feeling restless yesterday not having worked out for a few days, so I went out for a run. It was super icy though, so I really had to watch. My legs definitely got a good workout in, trying to dodge ice on the sidewalk and keep myself upright. Cardiovascular-wise, not so much, since I had to go pretty slow. But no worries, i'm at the gym tonight so i'll get it in later.

BF wants me to go to his place tonight, but I am not packed yet and I still have to coach and workout before I do anything else. So I think maybe tomorrow instead. The gym is putting on a bike challenge this year and I want to get a good start on it. They challenged all members to ride every tour on their interactive bikes (Expresso stationary bikes) and we have the whole year to do it. I'm guessing there are a LOT of rides on it, so I want to shave off a couple of them tonight if I can. I'm supposed to be the cyclist in the staff group, so I better start walking the walk! (Or cycling the bike LOL).

Maria7 on 01/04/2019:
I hope you feel better. Whole roasted chicken sounds real good.

legcramps on 01/04/2019:
it was!

horn_of_plenty on 01/04/2019:
Yes, i also hope your throat feels better. Do you sleep with the heat on high? Do you have a humidifier?

At home in my apt, i do NOT use the heat in my bedroom because it ALWAYS give me a sore throat. What i do is i turn it on and let the bedroom heat up wayyy before time for bed, then i come into the bed and everything is warm & i shut the heat off bc it's too dry to sleep with at night.

Meals and snacks at least were moderate!

When it's icy, can you do any home working out?

legcramps on 01/04/2019:
My room is upstairs in my house, but I actually stayed on the main floor last night because I knew it would be too dry in my room. It is normally cold in my house, and I can't turn off the heat during the winter months at all. I do have two humidifiers but I need to clean them first before I can use them.

I have my indoor bike trainer set up inside, and I have my pound sticks, but yesterday I wanted to be OUTSIDE. It was so nice out! Just really icy LOL.

horn_of_plenty on 01/04/2019:
yeah, i always prefer outdoor cardio too!

Horn_of_plenty on 01/05/2019:
sorry about the ice! we are getting rain - i am thankful!

Horn_of_plenty on 01/05/2019:
you mentioned to me about how bf spends more time with his daugher while she visits than with you....

i have a coworker, very busy single mom in later 30's and dating an older man, around his low 50's. he's a single dad with two ex wives i think.

and when he's with one of the ex's son, specifically this young boy and son of one of his ex's...he is literally not really allowed to see my coworker! the ex wife doesn't like her being around and has a say, i don't really know why.

but, she's said to me she doens't question it. she's happy when she's with him, but gives him his space when he wants it.

seems to work for them.

realize that your bf has to be attuned to the kids when he can (that daughter you were talking about)...if i were in your place, try not to feel like it's affecting your relationship. it's another, different part of his life. it's an obligation for him as a father. and he's not taking away from your relationshp with him, it's just another area of his life that he has to be attuned to, but it shouldn't make your relationship any less or distant. meaning, he's still looking forward to the next time he sees you. just can't do it all at once! :)

legcramps on 01/09/2019:
I know, you're right, it's just an adjustment that I have to work through. I'm getting there!

legcramps - Wednesday Jan 02, 2019

Weight: 0.0


MONDAY - Work 8-4; head to friend's for New Year's Eve?  

TUESDAY - Sleep in; Workout 1:00-2:00 (BIKE) Sick, stayed home

WEDNESDAY - Work 8-4

THURSDAY - Work 8-4

FRIDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-6:30; Workout 6:30-8:00 (FEMSPORT TRAINING)

SATURDAY - Sleep in; Workout; Watch godson's hockey tournament

SUNDAY - Sleep in; Workout

We had a nice new year's eve; went to a friend's place and played cards and dominoes until 2:00am. We had an extreme cold warning that night, they said it got down to minus 40 degrees with the windchill (that's celsius). It warmed up significantly yesterday, and they're even forecasting a high of above 2 degrees for tomorrow. What a difference.
I was still pretty sick yesterday, so I didn't go to the spin class I had booked. Instead, I stayed at home and looked after the dog while BF and his daughter went to the hockey game in the afternoon. Then I made a slow cooker pork roast and rice for supper for when they got back. AND when they got back, they left right away for home because BF wanted to say goodbye to his older daughter before she went back to school. So I will have lots of leftovers for this week.
According to my fitbit app, I got 9 hours of sleep last night. I needed it! I feel so much better today. I think I still need at least one more night of really good, deep sleep and then my body can get the recovery time it needs after the stress of the holidays and racing around to do all the things.
I am setting some intentions and goals for the new year. I intend to start getting more sleep (heading to bed at 9:30 or 10:00 instead of staying up with BF until 11 or 12), and I intend to analyze things far less often (this one will be tough but I know I can do it). Constantly thinking about how i'm feeling or how others are feeling about everything is just exhausting, and i'd much rather spend that time doing something more positive. My two fitness goals (so far) for the new year are making it safely and without injury to the FEMSPORT competition in August, and training with BF for a sprint distance triathlon. I'd like to add a bike ride to this, but I haven't decided what that will look like yet.

graindart on 01/02/2019:
Saw you mention the sprint distance triathlon, so went to read up on it a bit. While it's well beyond anything I could accomplish at present, it does seem like something that a normal person could work up to being able to complete. As compared to the full length triathlon that would take me a week to complete, plus a brief stay in the hospital......

legcramps on 01/02/2019:
It is, absolutely! I am a normal person! LOL

And - just for future information, there are a lot of triathlon events that also have something they call a Try-a-tri, which is less distance than a sprint or standard distance triathlon, and great for the beginner to ease their way into the sport :)

I couldn't even swim before I started training for my first Try-a-tri :)

BearCountryGG on 01/02/2019:
Hope you feel better today...lots of stuff going around.

legcramps on 01/02/2019:
Thank you! I think it may have been related to my period being so heavy.

horn_of_plenty on 01/02/2019:
That sounds sooo cold. i wonder what that is in Farenheiht! we also had very stinky weather of heavy rain. horrible for driving.

We also stayed up until around 2 and it was sooo fun! Also played games but fun internet games that we see on the TV and log into using our phones. He works in IT and it's always a blast!

Nice leftovers, sorry they didn't enjoy. but good for you for having easy meals this week. I'm also going to make use of some of my own leftovers. they are good so far! I froze corned beef end of November and it tasted great for lunch today!

Yeah, the extra sleep helps me tons with healing. whenever i'm on the verge of getting sick, i can tell because i become lethargic first, usually. and i start to crave endless hours of sleep! enjoy the extra rest, it'll def improve your fitness levels too.

legcramps on 01/02/2019:
I just looked it up and it's also minus 40 in fahrenheit!

Yeah, it will be good to have easy leftovers. I froze a few things from the last couple of weeks also, so I can dig into them if I get bored or lazy LOL (I still have a few cabbage rolls, so i'm looking forward to those).

I really believe in getting your sleep, and I can't help but think i've really compromised that part of my life for BF and I need to turn that around. I keep saying I need more sleep, now it's time to actually get it!

happy-1 on 01/02/2019:
good self care and rolling with the punches.

legcramps on 01/03/2019:

Donkey on 01/02/2019:
That sounds like a lovely New Year's Eve!

I did not have it on my list of goals (except to say relax more), but getting more sleep this year is definitely high on my priority list. Struggling just to get 7 hours a night -- usually I fall short of this benchmark, although my ratios of awake/light/REM/deep are properly proportionate.

legcramps on 01/03/2019:
I have good nights and bad nights; my ratios are proportionate as well, but I don't feel rested when I wake up in the morning, unless i've had over 8 hours of actual sleep.

legcramps - Monday Dec 31, 2018

Weight: 0.0


MONDAY - Work 8-4; head to friend's for New Year's Eve?

TUESDAY - Sleep in; Workout 1:00-2:00 (BIKE)

WEDNESDAY - Work 8-4

THURSDAY - Work 8-4

FRIDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-6:30; Workout 6:30-8:00 (FEMSPORT TRAINING)

SATURDAY - Sleep in; Workout; Watch godson's hockey tournament

SUNDAY - Sleep in; Workout

I had a body scan done last week and it shows my BMR (basal metabolic rate) at 1,607 calories, which is the energy (calories) I need to consume each day simply to sustain body function. My lean body mass and skeletal muscle mass are also on the high end of my range, which is great to see. Good numbers! I'm hoping to decrease my fat mass in 2019 by a few percentages while sustaining the lean and muscle mass that I already have.

FUN FACT:  BMR increases when you increase your muscle mass. So lift some weights and you'll burn more calories!

I feel crappy today; it's my period. Now that i'm off the depo shot, my period has come back with a vengeance. I don't even think i'll make a full day of work today. It took almost six months, but it's baaaaaaaaaaaaaaack. I'll try to make the morning but I might end up going home for the afternoon.

Don't know yet what plans will be for tonight, but we got invited to a friend's place so I might push to do that - there will be other kids there around BF's daughter's age that she knows and likes to hang with. If we don't go, it will just be the three of us and I imagine that will be very boring for her, especially if i'm still feeling sick.

BearCountryGG on 12/31/2018:
The body scan sounds interesting....good info there.

graindart on 12/31/2018:
The body scan thing sounds pretty cool and is probably more accurate than plugging your numbers into various charts / calculators to get a guesstimate for BMR.

Donkey on 01/01/2019:
Happy New Year! Oh my, I cannot imagine having a menstrual cycle after not having one for 6 months. OUCH - Vengeance is right.

Horn_of_plenty on 01/01/2019:
that's exactly what i LOVE about lifting weights. you can def eat more because you DEF burn calories up a bit faster than non-weight lifters!

I hope you feel better. good news is this will pass <3

legcramps - Thursday Dec 27, 2018

Weight: 0.0


Monday - Work 8-4; Drive to BF's 4:30-5:30; Workout 6:30-8:00 

Tuesday - Sleep in; pick up BF's daughter; go to BF's sister's for supper; Workout 

Wednesday - All BF's kids are coming over; open gifts; play games; make supper; drive home tonight? 

Thursday - Work 8-4

Friday - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-6:30; Workout 6:30-8:00

Saturday - ?

Sunday - Movie matinee with the kids  ?

It was a bit chaotic these last couple of days, and i've been missing my family a lot. I really wanted to make the eight hour drive by myself to see them but really, I didn't WANT to drive eight hours. I just want to see my family. You know?

I haven't gotten a lot of sleep, so i'm probably not making much sense. It's been one thing after another, and BF was stressing over the last couple of days trying to figure out how to make the most of the ONE day he got to spend with his kids all together (yesterday). I felt bad for him because young adults are selfish people sometimes and I know that because I was one of them once!

Other than all that, it was a very nice couple of days. There was a bit of an issue with sleeping arrangements last night, so I didn't get to bed as early as I wanted to. I ended up staying at BF's for the night, and I think I got about four hours of sleep total, so i'm gonna be dragging my bum today for sure.

Just got a message from a friend to go to spin class later tonight; I don't think my eyes will be open enough for that! LOL

BearCountryGG on 12/27/2018:
How many kids are there?

legcramps on 12/27/2018:
Four kids :)

(not all of the kids have the same mother, which is what makes it difficult to get them all together)

horn_of_plenty on 12/27/2018:
BF has a lotta kids! do they all get along with each other, him and you!?

loving all the check marks! looks like things are going smoothly for you <3...but busy! :)

8 hours is a LONG drive.

yes, 4 young adults are a handful!

me too, a bit low on the sleep has me ready for it tonight. lol, i think me and you could just write sleep diaries.

legcramps on 12/27/2018:
The three older ones get along well. The youngest one lives about ten hours away, so she doesn't see the others too much - which is why it was so important that they get to hang out together yesterday. Yet she wanted to spend the entire time at her grandpa's instead of her Dad's, so that was a little upsetting. Normally she would rather be with her Dad, so I think things are starting to change as she moves into the young adult phase :( Definitely a handful ;)

The night before last I didn't get much sleep either, and I had some really strange dreams too! I could have sworn that BF was swearing out loud in his sleep LOL, it was so weird, but I must have been dreaming it. I woke up a few times that night. I should start writing down my dreams, THAT would definitely be interesting :)))

legcramps on 12/27/2018:
And yes, they all get along with BF and me too - I don't involve myself in their issues because it's none of my business, and we all like it that way ;)

graindart on 12/27/2018:
I hear you on the driving hours. I'm at around 32 hours of driving in the past week to see the in-laws and other side trip while down here. Have another 20 or so hours return trip on Sat/Sun while pulling a trailer back. Why do I always forget how much road trips suck???? As soon as I get back home, I don't even want to see the inside of a car/truck for the month of January.

Donkey on 12/29/2018:
Oh I hear you on visiting family. This was the first year in a long time that I haven't seen anyone from my family over the holidays (starting with American Thanksgiving in November). HOWEVER, having said that, it was very noticeable to me how NICE it was not to have to travel. Maybe someday we'll all be closer together.

legcramps - Monday Dec 24, 2018

Weight: 0.0


Monday - Work 8-4; Drive to BF's 4:30-5:30; Workout 6:00-7:00

Tuesday - Sleep in; Workout?; pick up BF's daughter; go to BF's sister's for supper; play games

Wednesday - All BF's kids are coming over; open gifts; play games; make supper; drive home tonight?

Thursday - Work 8-4

Friday - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-6:30; Workout 6:30-8:00

Saturday - ?

Sunday - Movie matinee with the kids

I believe I was able to kick that little cold to the curb over the weekend. Yes! I picked up a HUGE bottle of vitamin C so i've been taking that for about four days now and I think that's really helping (thanks HoP!); I also started taking B-12 again, as well as a multi-vitamin. I will try to stick to this routine as much as possible in the new year. I was up with sinus congestion this morning, but no sore throat and the congestion cleared up as soon as I started my morning routine.

As I thought, Saturday was a LONG day. I got in a fantastic workout though, I was really feeling it yesterday LOL - I even said to BF "why did I workout so hard on Saturday?" LOL, everything hurt! But it was a good hurt, and it felt really amazing to be able to get in a hard workout after all my back issues of late.

This week should go by quickly. I don't know if i'll work a full day today, it would be nice to take the afternoon off and take my time getting ready to head to BF's. We had a very nice weekend together.

Hope everyone is able to enjoy the next couple of days in whatever way you are planning! Be safe, get some rest, and enjoy your time with others!!

Merry Christmas :)


BearCountryGG on 12/24/2018:
Good job attacking that cold right away...no one needs to be loading up on antibiotics if it isn't necessary.....Merry Christmas!

Donkey on 12/24/2018:
So glad the congestion didn't settle in for a long stay! Stay healthy!!!! Merry Christmas!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/24/2018:
You are very welcome with the Vitamin C. Last year, around this time, a coworker of mine told me that he does this for himself and his kids all year long. I decided to start too, last year, and have continued the whole year. Sometimes, in the warmer months, i reduce vitamin C to every other day or so. But i continue to take it now all the time.

I'm glad you had a great workout on Saturday. It feels so good to do that!

I'm so glad you were able to spend time with your bf as i know you were missing him.

Some rest is definitely in store lately over here. Some cooking. Some time to do nice things that i can't do when i'm running around and busier with full work-weeks.

Merry Christmas to you, boyfriend, and your family! <3

Horn_of_plenty on 12/24/2018:
i'm so glad my comment posted. my server is so whacked out today and several sites online keeping coming in & out of view :/

Horn_of_plenty on 12/25/2018:
which movie did you see? no good movie choices by me!

legcramps - Friday Dec 21, 2018

Weight: 0.0

This week:

Monday - Work 8-4

Tuesday - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-8; Workout 8-9; stay at BF's

Wednesday - Work 8-4

Thursday - Work 8-4

Friday - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-6:30; Workout 6:30-8

Saturday - Coach 7:30-11:30; Consults 11:30-12:30; Workout 11:30-12:30 12:30-1:30; TRAVEL TO CITY

Sunday - REST; finish any final preparations leading up to Christmas; Twinkle Tour

Made a couple of switches to the weekend so that I could still have a good portion of Sunday to rest and get ready for the holidays. Saturday will be a long day for sure!

Caught up on some sleep over the last couple of days (literally I think I napped both evenings for at least two hours), and i'm feeling good today except for another cold that has been creeping up on me slowly. Today I still have a sore throat, and now some nasal congestion. Hopefully it doesn't get any worse.

I am almost finished my chilli leftovers; it wasn't as good a batch as I usually make, but I have been picking away at it because I hate to waste food. And there's nothing especially WRONG with it. I think I am going to take out salmon to make for supper tonight; we haven't had fish for at least two weeks now and that's no good! Salmon with rice and cooked veggies sounds really good.

I am still taking the anti-inflammatories for my back; it's feeling way better, i'd say almost 100% again, but a tweak every now and then, so that's why i'll continue the prescription until it's finished and then see how it goes when I workout. So far, so good!

I miss BF; feeling lonely. Last I saw him was Tuesday.

BearCountryGG on 12/21/2018:
Are the spices in the chili irritating your throat?

Donkey on 12/22/2018:
I'm hoping that if you do indeed have a cold that perhaps it not be as long or as heavy as your previous bout. I just realized yesterday that this year is the first year that I have not been sick for Christmas in several years.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/23/2018:
I also hate to waste food. BCGG gave me some good advice to just freeze any food that's on it's 4th day in the fridge so it can be frozen for later used instead of possibly thrown out or getting you sick after it's been in the fridge too long...i want to save in my freezer more of what i make...maybe even my soups for when i come home from florida, for example. then again, i can always just buy food then, not like i live in the boondocks!

as for your cold i have a few suggestions. do you take extra vitamin C? i suggest taking it on a higher level, outside of what you take in a multi. i suggest to take it at meals, unrelated to when you take the multi so your body has a better chance of absorbing it. i also suggest more ginger, onions and garlic. also other good spices are tumeric, black pepper, curry. i hope you feel better and the nasal congestion goes away.

the nasal is what's prob producing the sore throat as it's dripping down.

one last thing i've been using when it's super-dry, the nose spray...saline nose spray works to help clear your nose out. i highly recommend it.

salmon with rice and veggies sounds excellent. it may make you feel better :)

i will keep hoping that your back continues to improve this week...nice job on the extra sleep. i have been doing the same now. been getting great sleep in terms of hours since thursday night when i skipped exercise to rest (a great idea) since i'm now feeling pretty darn good after all the work i've been doing and stuff :)

keep on, i like that you are resting.

you are a "go hard" type of lady.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/23/2018:
your nickname can be "Go Hard or Go Home!"

legcramps - Thursday Dec 20, 2018

Weight: 0.0

This week:

Monday - Work 8-4

Tuesday - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-8; Workout 8-9; stay at BF's

Wednesday - Work 8-4

Thursday - Work 8-4

Friday - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-6:30; Workout 6:30-8

Saturday - Coach 7:30-11:30; Consults 11:30-12:30; Workout 11:30-12:30 12:30-1:30; Twinkle Tour 2018 6-7

Sunday - REST; finish any final preparations leading up to Christmas  TRAVEL TO CITY?

More changes to the schedule for the weekend 

DARN IT! I woke up with a sore throat this morning! NOOOOOOOoooo.

Oh my goodness, I tell you, if I get sick again... somebody is gonna get hurt real bad.

Ok, so yesterday I was able to get out of work by 4:30; we had a Christmas event in the afternoon that I had to do a lot of running around for, and setting up and then breaking down...didn't get done until almost 4:30 and oh my I was EXHAUSTED by the end of the day. I got home and collapsed on the couch. Literally, I ate two peanut butter sandwiches and a freezie and spent the rest of my time sleeping. And I even managed to sleep all the way through the night too! When I got up this morning, I was like "No! What?! NO I CAN'T BE SICK!" Ugh.

I'm going to enjoy another night off tonight, and I don't plan on doing much of anything at all. Hopefully will kick whatever my body is fighting now.

BearCountryGG on 12/20/2018:
Chicken soup......Always good for a sore throat.

legcramps on 12/21/2018:
I didn't see this in time LOL; I had my leftover chilli for supper.

graindart on 12/20/2018:
I'd rather brave 2 feet of snow on my roadtrip than be sick over Christmas vacation....... Hopefully neither myself nor you will have to deal with either......

Hopefully your head was just placed in a weird way which caused you to breathe through your mouth all night, thereby drying out your throat.

legcramps on 12/21/2018:
I hope not too! Nah, still have a sore throat today and a bit of nasal congestion now too. Oh well. I don't know what the heck is up with my immune system at this time of year, but it's really crappy.

Donkey on 12/21/2018:
How are you feeling this morning? Maybe it was just a tickle in the throat?

legcramps on 12/21/2018:
Nope, looking like another cold is coming my way. Hopefully it won't get much worse; I gotta stop stressing over everything because i'm sure that's part of what is lowering my immune system. Coping with stress has never been my strong suit LOL.

legcramps - Wednesday Dec 19, 2018

Weight: 0.0

This week:

Monday - Work 8-4

Tuesday - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-8; Workout 8-9; stay at BF's

Wednesday - Work 8-4

Thursday - Work 8-4

Friday - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-6:30; Workout 6:30-8

Saturday - Coach 7:30-11:30; Workout 11:30-12:30; Twinkle Tour 2018 6-7  TRAVEL TO CITY?

Sunday - REST; finish any final preparations leading up to Christmas  TRAVEL TO CITY?

Well, already an edit to my schedule for the week:  At some point this weekend, I want to travel into the city to see my step-Mom before Christmas, and perhaps one of my step-Brothers as well. We will also drop off some Christmas cards to BF's family that live in the city. So that will be a good 6 hours of additional 'stuff' to do this weekend :( and might take away some of the REST that I had scheduled previously. But I still have tonight and tomorrow night to rest!!! No workouts!! Only netflix!

I also got a call last night about my uncle who has been having some health issues. He has been in hospital for two weeks now, and they don't think he'll be out in time for Christmas, so they're all making new plans for Christmas Day and such. I am hoping that in January I will be able to take a weekend and go see him, and then visit my Grandma also. We are all sad that I won't make it there during the holidays, but I just can't make it work this time. I talked to my Grandma a couple nights ago, and then my aunt and my cousin last night, and I tell you I shed a few tears while on the phone just because I knew I wouldn't be able to see them. I keep telling myself "you must put your family first; they are your priority ALWAYS", but it is harder to put that into fruition than one might expect, especially while holding down two jobs and having BF's family to consider.

We had a really good coaching session last night; I bought little plush toys for all my participants, and then stapled little workouts to them, and that's what we did to finish our session. It was lots of fun, and they all got to take their little plushies home with them as a gift from me :) I also was able to get in my own workout before the session, so that was nice. I did some upper body, probably about 20 minutes, and then counted my set up time as part of my workout since I was hauling around kettlebells and stuff LOL. Whatever, it counts!

In addition to FEMSPORT in 2019, I am starting to research triathlons in my surrounding area. I really want BF to try one, he's never done one before, and even though I despise running I think I could turn it out just to be able to do a triathlon with BF. So we'll see, cross your fingers! BF says he'll do anything I choose since he's on this crazy ride of life with me. I make things interesting for sure!

BearCountryGG on 12/19/2018:
It'd sad that you won't be able to see family for Christmas....but there are only so many hours in a day.......hopefully you will make it after.

horn_of_plenty on 12/19/2018:
Yep, seems all 3 of us, me-you-donkey are all in need of some rest. I'm also resting tonight as early as i can as today was rather difficult in terms of being so sleepy & i'd rather not get sick because of it. I'm going to rest tomorrow additionally and wait to work out on Friday night instead of Thursday if i still feel tired tomorrow.

You are forgiven for not seeing them because it's hard when there's a significant other and you have to actually choose who to be with. the point is that you are planning to see them soon after. that's what they will remember - that you followed thru.

I wish i were a GREAT swimmer, than even I would think of a triathlon but overall here at DD you are our Triathlete :) I'm not up to that kinda level, at all. I have no endurance. You rock :)

Donkey on 12/20/2018:
Wow, I just realized that I am not seeing any family this whole holiday season: American Thanksgiving in November, Christmas, and New Year's Eve. Yuck!

One of my friends IRL has evolved her running to multiple marathons, biathtlons (running and bike), and triathlons. I think her crowning achievement this year was doing the Ironman. She's not big on swimming, so this has been HUGE for her. Me, I'm lucky if I can walk 40 minutes and have enough energy for the rest of the day.

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