Thursday, October 22, 2009

Two days and a bike ride!

Woohooo...I officially have a "streak" going on here! I have completed 2 successful OP day! Yay Mandie! That's how ya do it! And you know what, today is going to be exactly the same! *remember girl how this feels....AWESOME*

Last night Hunney and I played in a big pile of leaves with the boys. It was a total blast!!!! I got tons of cute pictures...and really the boys had the best of time! Then I said "who wants to go on a bike ride?!". They were soooo excited! Hunney put the little one's seat on his bike, and my big boy rode his bike. This was MUCH MORE of a chore than I anticipated. He was so slow, and I was so worried about him going out in the road, and then he'd go slow again...ugh! Needless to say it wasn't quite the intensity of a workout that I needed...but it was still a fun family activity!

That meant I had to do MORE working out. And that I did. I used a Workout Muse and did my first real round of tabatas! (how's that for NEW?!) GULP! I was sweating up a storm! It was great, because I just did it in the living room while Hunney watched tv! I kicked BUTT! After that I did my 10 min resistance superset workout! WOOHOO!

I'll probably do some more tabatas tonight, but at a different ratio. Last night I did 30:90, and that wasn't quite "hard" enough. Tonight I think I'll try 60:60, and I'm going to use different exercises. Last nights exercises went like this : Jumping rope, jumping jacks, squats, lunges, mountain climbers, jumping rope, jumping jacks, squats, squat thrust/burpee, mountain climbers. After each exercise though there was a 90 second rest... so I had PLENTY Of time to catch my breath. Tonight...something even more challenging! Wish me luck!!!

Oh, and please note that my journals are posted to the side from now on in the "Follow My Progress" area. I figured that should be in a separate blog...so it is!

Okay, some pictures from our "leisurely" bike ride yesterday evening!

He was throwing a fit because his little brother had on the helmet HE wanted to wear!



















Hunney and the little one















A beautiful church we passed on our ride















My guys




















Mommy and the little one




















He got tired of pedaling...Daddy had to help!



















Me - riding my bike



















Yes, we went into the cemetery (no traffic, I had to worry less!)



















Coming out of the cemetery





















And a GORGEOUS tree!!

7 comments:

Heather & Chaos said...

YEAH!!! I am so proud of you Mandie!!! Keep it up!! You can do this! WTG thinking outside the box with the exercise. WOO HOO!! i'll have to check that website out. I am so not doing the exercise thing at all. Bah!

Love the pictures. I so wish we had the trees here. =( The only thing I miss from living back east!!

dani31608 said...

Great pics! I'm envious of your bike ride. What a great family memory. =)

Keep it up!

Nancy said...

Wow! I was exhausted reading about all that exercise! Nice of you to add some beautiful pic's so I could relax again, lol! I love all the fall colors in your pics! You are doing awesome workouts! Keep it up, Mandie!

Christine said...

I love the photos!!! Looks so fun. I totally need a bike. ♥

Mommy2Joe said...

Love the pics!

The Amazing Shrinking Girl said...

Your family is adorable! Love the picts!

Ladybug said...

Love the fall pictures! I love going through cemeteries. My hubby and I have a hobby...more mine than his but he enjoys doing it with me. I am a member of Find A Grave website. I'm registered as a volunteer to go to my local cemeteries and take pictures of headstones for people requesting them for their family history projects... :) I got into doing this because my grandma and mom got me interested in genealogy.