sorry I was MIA yesterday, but trying to get the house cleaned a bit and a bunch of stuff to work on the yard... need to cut back some of our creaping bushes and scrubs for the winter... no workout yesterday as I was still nursing my tweeked back, but am feeling better today, so will do something not too bouncy and twisty... guess KPC is out! HA!
HOWEVER, I did manage to pick up my High Step yesterday!!! I took back my Cathe weighted vest (10#'s just will not be enough for me when STS comes) and now that I have the full sized Original club step AND the High Step, I have enough risers for a Cathe sized workout bench! So, apparenlty I just found my answer for my workout today!!! HSCircuit! Wow, you work out so much on these forums and check-in's!
what a day you had yesterday! I, too, look forward to seeing b-day pictures... I have been trying to plan my DH's surprise 50th b-day party on the 27th so I feel your pain... I"m gonna have to check out your Play Ball workout and Patrick G... sounds interesting...
Your trips to WF and Austin sound devine... I, apparently, take our WF's for granted.. DH loves that place, but I still fight the urge to indulge in "organic" (interpreted expensive) foods... guess when I get away from eating my canned (salty) veggies and such, the regular grocery store produce department will be my next step, but I DO get all perky when you start mentioning all the desserts! I was drooling at the mention of the Lemon Tart!!!
I'd definately like your opinion on the chocolate/lemon thing... for some reason it just doesn't sound appealing together.. hmmm... guess I should at least try it!
So HOW do you really drink that much water? I have kept a mini fridge in my office, a case of Dasani under my desk, a water cooler outside my office door, but STILL can't manage to make myself drink water... until I get home and do my workout each night... then I crave it, then time to go to bed and I wake up in the middle of the night to pee!!! UGH!!! if I could only force myself to drink more during the day, I wouldn't crave it at night... MAYBE WE SHOULD START A H2O DAILY CHECK-IN!
: my DOMS are finally subsiding and apparently the strain in my back was my bodies way of telling me to take it easy for a few days... at least I can sit to potty, and can lift my arms over my head to dry my hair! Now if I can only get my knees to cooperate I'll be great! OMG! PB pretzels!!! those are my FAV! Our office used to buy those in big Costco sized containers (they reminded me of little salty pillows!) and I would eat them by the bowl full!!! probably better that they don't make them from our office supply company any more, but I have seen them at CVS and other stores... I don't miss what the salt does to me though!!!
I sent you a PM regarding your other OD post about DH! I, too, am happy to see the Ellie that we all know and love! Did you survive DS's b-day? Hope you have a wonderful time during your trip to see Cathe! I am completely envious...
Sorry about your hypertension diagnosis... as everyone else has said, you can beat this... it doesn't have to be a forever thing! You are well on your way to better health so this will be one more thing that will fall in line and under control the longer you maintain and committ to your fitness journey! I have to admit to being a salt-fiend as well... DH just shakes his head... I have tried the no-salt substitutes but eventually I always seem to go back to sea salt... I have a DR. appointment to get an update on my cholesterol and other stats, so hopefully I have managed to make some progress. LIsten to your DR and make better choices as you are doing now, and you should be fine!
How's things in Uganda? Hope you have had a great weekend and will be back to the Peeps soon... Sorry if I missed the reason for your absense if you had something planned
hope you are having a fabulous weekend as well!
hugs to any peeps I missed!