Sunday, 12 June 2011

Planning a beach party

My kids have their birthdays during the summer vacations so it's really difficult to throw a real party for them. This year I've promised them that we'll throw a party in June, right after school ends. Hopefully their friends will be able to come.

We'll have the party on the beach. I'm searching the net right now for party ideas. There will be 8 kids (all boys) aged 12 - 14. We've decided that we'll eat hamburgers (I'll order from a local burger) and have lots of snacks and most important, plenty of soda. I really need party ideas. I know they'll have a great time together, they always have when they're at the beach since they are all friends, but I want to do something different so it's not just another day at the beach.

Ideas we've came up with so far: beachvolley, frisbee, some sort of treasure hunt (finding sea shells and stones or something), play with water guns, maybe a sand castle competition.... Any ideas would be very much appreciated, so come on, please, help me out!!!!

6 days in a row

I'm still hanging in there, doing my wii fit plus every day. I'm beginning to feel really proud of myself. I still have a long way to go before I reach my goal but as they say, Rome wasn't built in one single day and I won't lose the weight in one day either...

Today I was really busy with my kids. We've decided that it's time for them to learn how to cook so from now on they will cook a meal each every weekend. G made lunch today - pork chops and mashed potatoes and A made pasta with tuna and tomato sause.

In the evening we played Wii Party and had great fun. I really missed all the fun I have with my kids when I had that &%$ tooth ache. I'm so happy to be feeling okey again, it's such a blessing.

I wanted to do my wii fit earlier today but the kids wanted to wath TV and I  thought that I could do it a bit later anyway... Well, the kids went to sleep and I still didn't take out the balance board. 11.40 PM I finally did... What I didn't think about what that part of my excercise would count as Saturday and part of it as Sunday... First of all I ran for 16 minutes. Well, that counted as Saturday, so when I finished to do the 10 min of hula I had only done 10 minutes and not 26.... I decided to do 10 minutes of step up and not care about the missing minutes. So I did my 10 minutes of step and unlocked the 20 minutes.. So now I had 20 minutes and could hace done just another 10 minutes of step... Well, I felt I had too much bad energy in my body and wanted to get rid of that so I chose the 20 minutes step. Oh boy, that was hard! I haven't done andy step up for months... And doing 30 min all of a sudden, that's tough! But I did it... So all in all, I did 56 minutes of wii fit today. I will try to do another 30 minutes tomorrow (which is today actually since it's almost 3AM) and I guess I'll just do 20 minutes of step up and 10 minutes of hula and that's it... I think I'll put my goal at 45 minutes a day within a few weeks. That way it will continue to be a challenge each day.

Anyway, I'm off to bed now... Tomorrow we have to get up early, it's Sunday and church starts at 11 AM. Nighty night everyone!

Friday, 10 June 2011

I'm definitely back!

I have been feeing ill for so long, I hardly could remember what it's like to feel okey. Well, now I do. And I'm slowly getting back my energy. I just love that, since I've always been a very active person and I really enjoy having lots of things to do. I think I've watched way too much TV lately...

Almost a year ago I decided I wanted to become a nutritionist and I bought a course so I could study at home (no way I can go back to school any other way right now). Well, it all began really well but then for a series of reasons I had to quit. Well, actually I didn't quit, I just took a break.... And that break is over now!

So far this week I've studied 2 chapters and I've done the exam. I got 20/20. Wow!!! That did feel GREAT! I've decided that one of my major goals this summer will be to finish my studies. The next chapter is really hard, I've read it and honestly, I didn't understand much.. So I'll use a Fly lady approach, baby steps... I'll do it 15 minutes a time, read a few pages and look up all the words I don't understand. It all sounds like Greek to me! Too much chemistry... But I really want to learn, so before I even pretend to study that part I'll take whatever time needed to understand it... It's all about the approach... and not quitting...

I'm also on a roll with the Wii... I've worked out for 5 days in a row now. First I thought I'd rest on Saturday and Sunday but I thought it over. I really really want to loose weight, and I do think I can find 30 minutes a day, even on weekends, to do some running or whatever on the wii. My weight is quite stable, which is really good, considering my period is on its' way and I always gain about a kilo or two... I'm sure I'll lose weight next week. I did the 10 minutes of hula and I really hated every minute of it! But I know it's going to work so I just have to hang in there and just do it, no excuses allowed! And that's it. I know I'll be happy in a few weeks time when I notice how my belly has gotten smaller.

Time to get going again!

Thursday, 9 June 2011

A Wii Challenge

I'm SOOO proud of myself!!!

When I woke up this morning the last thing I wanted to do was to work out. My whole body ached... Besides the normal pain in my sore muscles, my period will probably begin tomorrow and that always makes me feel like crap for several days before it starts... I just didn't want to move at all. First I thought I'd just skip working out for today. I mean, what difference does it make, I haven't worked out for like 4 months... So one single day won't make such a huge difference. Well, it does... Maybe not on my body but in my head it does make a HUGE difference... So I decided to stick to my new routine and do my 30 min of Wii Fit. I didn't feel like doing anything that involved thinking or complicated moves, so I just ran for 25 min and then spent 8 min playing diferent games to get my mental gold star of the day.

One thing I know is great for the belly is the hula hop. I used to be really good at it but not any more. So far I've only unlocked the 4 minutes, and oh boy, it is killing me!! My hips feel like they're made of concrete or something, it's horrible!!!! Sooo, I've decided to join a challange. I just looove challenges!

If Colleen is accepting me I'll start tomorrow.... It's a 10 min hula challenge and it's about doing at least 10  min of hula each day.Since I haven't unlocked the 10 min yet, I'll have to do the 4 min 3 times in a row... Oh my God, am I going to survive that???

Monday, 6 June 2011

And I return to life again....

I've been lost from the blogosphere for a long time... Actually I haven't updated this blog since March and than only half heartedly... The reason? Thre molars that made my life a nightmare! In a matter of days three molars broke and if you've experienced tooth ache you know what I'm talking about - it's AWFUL! My whole life suddenly was about getting those teeth extracted... Believe me, it's not as easy as you might expect living in Spain.... I was in constant pain for over 4 months!!! Finally, 4 days ago, the second molar was extracted (the third one can be fixed) and I'm finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel...

It's 11 A.M. and so far I've cleaned the kitchen, the entrance, the sofa (hadn't done that ever, it was really full of dust bunnies and bread crumbs and who knows what...) and half the living room. Since it's Monday it's time for the weekly Home Blessing. This time I'll try to do a morethorough one since I haven't really been able to clean properly for weeks, but without trying to do it all in one day. No more crisis cleaning, thank you...

The best part of getting rid of that horrible pain is that I'm able to get back into training again. I really would love to go to a gym, but since they're really expensive and money always is a matter, I've taken out my Wii Balance Board again.

I took out the balance board yesterday and created a new profile, I want a totally fresh start. I stepped on the board to see how much I've gained these past months and well, it could have been worse... My MBI is 25,5... The game recomends us to get down to 22 MBI but I don't think that weight will look good on me since I'm the Marilyn Monroe type of girl *LOL*. My goal will be to reach BMI 23...

This morning I got on the board and oh boy, how hard everything was!!! I did 3 min of hula and nearly fainted! *LOL* One thing I always hated was the boxing, I never really understood it and today all of a sudden it all became clear and I realised that I love that boxing routine.... I was really really happy when I unlocked the 5 min routine!! In the end I did 33 min in all... I think that's enough for the forst day...

My goal will be to do 10 min running, 10 min hula, 10 min boxing and at least 5 min of something else just for fun every morning Monday to Friday.

Well, time to get back to work, I have SOOO much to do today and I'm really happy that I'm feeling my strenght coming back... In a few days I'll be my normal self again, a living tornado... *LOL*

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