Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Shreddy Eddie

I did it!

OK, I mostly did it. I missed 3 days out of 30 on the 30-Day Shred. But I also did 75 minutes of vinyasa yoga twice a week for all four weeks. And I've been testing out a watch/monitor that tracks active time; I reach 60 minutes most days (that includes marching in place in my bathroom at 11 p.m. when I realize I am up to 57 minutes).

I didn't take before/after pictures, but I doubt they'd match the amazing results shown by Kristen, Christina, and Nancy (among many others I'm sure). I still have the flab spilling over the waistband of all my pants, although I do notice that I am not quite as desperate to switch to PJs in the evening as I was before. (Small victories, people. Small victories.)

Still, I am very glad I participated. I'll put up my lessons learned over at my fitness blog on Thursday (got an April Fool's post planned there today!). And as of today, go Team Bob!


Continuity updates:
  • We are getting a fat tax refund. I know that's not, actually, a good thing (means we've been lending our $ to the feds all year) but this was an unpredictable year for us, income-wise, so we're going to take the money and run. And smile. And pay some bills.

  • Two birthday parties planned for this weekend. So far ALL of Jo's invited guests are yesses and ONE of Opie's is. Scrounging for additional 4-year-old boy invitees now. Jeff hand-made 10 Superman capes and we have no one to wear them! snif.

  • I never did cut anyone off Bloglines. Am total addict.

  • Most importantly: Our grocery store rescinded its dumb policy about reusable bags. I found out when I went to the website to deliver a scathing e-mail.

Lots of good news. No foolin'. Hope you get some today too.


mothergoosemouse said...

You go, shredder! That monitor sounds cool - may have to check it out.

Tell Opie that CJ would gladly come to his party and wear a cape. I have to do a little RSVP-tracking myself; thanks for the reminder.

Heather said...

Way to go on the shredding!

I am an addict too.

My son would gladly come and wear a superhero cape too.

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

Woo hoo!!!! I am very impressed with the yoga, too.

Let me know how you like that watch...I believe they e-mailed me about it and it's in my "to respond to" list of e-mails that, unfortunately, keeps growing! ;)

Jennifer (ponderosa) said...

The bad report card bit cracked me up.


Mandy said...

I totally need to get into an exercise regime. I am just postponing the inevitable.

Good for you for all your spring cleaning changes! And I hope you do reach a decision regarding more babies. I hear you on limbo. I have been floating here for far too long.

Nancy said...

Thanks for the linky love. I bet you look great too.

Rosie would join Opie if we were only a little closer. She digs superhero parties.

I have rarely been making the blog circuit to comment, but I'm still reading a ton. I've popped up here and there to comment and people are surprised I'm still around. ;-)

the calm before the stork said...

Congratulations on the exercise. I spent a fair amount of time this morning trying to figure out what all the shred tweets were about after I saw yours. Boy could I use a team effort myself.

Helllooo muffin top. (Me, not you!)

Also wish I could join Opie and friend for superhero party. Jonah's a little young, but he FREAKING loves Superman (a.k.a. Man-Uh!)

the mama bird diaries said...

I feel a bit cheated by the lack of before and after photos. Congrats girl!

Lady M said...

Go you! The shredding sounds very effective.

I wish Q-ster was able to go - he'd love to play with his fellow crew member.

Fomerly Gracie said...

You rock!!!

What a good daddy hand making capes!

You wouldn't even have to ask us twice to wear one. My son (and hubby) would so be there in a flash.