Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Happy Halloween

I'd asked Austin a few months ago whether he still wanted to Trick-or-Treat or give out candy (with him being 14 in a month).  At that point he wasn't sure what he wanted to do.  Then suddenly he started talking about a couple of costume ideas from anime and online cartoony things.  He finally settled on Eyeless Jack from Creepypasta.(don't ask because I don't know and don't get it LOL).

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I finally got everything for my Wonder Woman costume (except a lasso).  Not sure if I'm going to play with makeup or anything special with my hair (like hairspray).  It's been so cold the past several years I hope I can stay warm this time!

Halloween 2012-2015
Do you still dress up to give out candy, take your kids trick-or-treating, or a party?

I'm in this week's Weight Watchers Weekly!
I knew this was coming but not when.  Ever since they asked for my picture I'd immediately look for my comment in the Weekly.

Next week I'll be one of the featured bloggers on Kristy of the Runaway Bridal Planner's Grow Your Blog Hop.  That means possibly 38 new faces will be checking out this blog (and I need to have my post up by Midnight LOL).  It's also my monthly weigh in so that'll be in the post.  Is there anything that you'd like to know about me or you'd like to see/read?  I'll put everything I can in the post.

Weigh-in Wednesday!

THURSDAY I did Episode 3 Adventure 2.  For whatever reason my mid/lower back kept spazzing during the front squats.

SATURDAY I did Adventure 3 using the 10 lb dumbbells for Circuit A and 15 lb dumbbells for Circuit B.

MONDAY nights Benny and I have been having Torc sessions on our abs.  You're supposed to do these in conjunction with proper diet and exercise (neither of which Benny does).  I attempted to get a shot of the procedure but it's difficult to hold my phone still while being squeezed.

TUESDAY I did Adventure 4 Circuit A with the 15 lb dumbbells.  On the 3rd set of right leg deadlifts I apparently forgot to press start on the timer so it skewed my stats. LOL

Today it's too rainy to walk for the last farmer's market of the season.

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#MotivateMe Monday Linkup with Fitness Cheerleader & Running Rachel

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Happy Back to the Future Day

Image Courtesy of Naypong |
Yesterday's post-op was short and pointless...could've been done over the phone or the EMR.  As expected nothing cancerous from the polyps.  They did do the dilation and curettage even though it wasn't noted on the discharge paperwork.  So now only time will tell if it was money well spent....Apparently I'm now on the 5 year PAP schedule so I won't need that test until 2019/2020.  So he said we can move my annual

I think I have finally discovered the reason why my nose is always stuffy.  Benny's ENT had said it at one of the follow up appointments after his salivary stone removal but I'd forgotten what it was almost immediately.  It's been driving me crazy for months!  From what I can tell it appears that I have enlarged turbinates and may need functional rhinoplasty (aka a nose job).  The referral is in process so we'll see when I'll get an official diagnosis and treatment plan in place.

Weigh-in Wednesday!

THURSDAY I did Super Heroine Fitness Episode 3 Adventure 4 Circuit B.

I swapped Saturday and Sunday because I went to a spa party at someone's house.  We enjoyed facials, foot treatments, and mini massages.

SUNDAY I skipped Circuit C since I haven't found what I wanted to sub for 2 of the exercises.  I did Adventure 1.

MONDAY I did PiYo Core.

TUESDAY I didn't do SHF since I knew Adventure 2 would make me late for my follow up appointment.  Instead I did PiYo Strength Intervals...more cardio than I expected LOL

Today I walked 2.85 miles around downtown.  I picked up some bell peppers at the farmer's market.

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#MotivateMe Monday Linkup with Fitness Cheerleader & Running Rachel

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Super Heroine Fitness Week 8

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Weigh-in Wednesday!

THURSDAY I was finally able to begin Super Heroine Fitness Episode 3 with Adventure 1.  Turned out to be very much a leg day for me!  I had trouble sitting, standing up, and walking until Saturday's workout....Definitely have to lower the weight the next round of this one.

SATURDAY I was still somewhat sore from Thursday but somehow when I started in on Adventure 2 it all went away.  This is the workout where you're supposed to wrap it up with 8 minutes of 50 yard sprints.  Yeah, me running on uneven ground with my weak ankles...not a good idea.  So I jumped on my stationary bike and attempted bicycle sprints - 20 seconds hard pedaling, 10 seconds light pedaling.  I lasted about 6 minutes doing this.

TUESDAY I did Adventure 3, which seemed super easy to me.  So, unlike Thursday, I'll need to go with a heavier weight on the next round.

Today I walked 3.03 miles, picking up another butternut squash at the farmer's market.

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#MotivateMe Monday Linkup with Fitness Cheerleader & Running Rachel

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Be Your Best Self

"Be Your Best Self" is this week's Weight Watchers meeting topic. What words to you use to describe yourself now (I.e. introverted, a parent, a spouse, a brunette, vertically challenged, etc.)?  What things about you would you continue to be in the future?

How would you describe your future self (I.e. once you've reached your ultimate goal)?  Use he Best-Self Portrait below, filling in the items in the {} brackets (remember Mad Libs) to get started.

I wish they'd given an example because I struggled with completing my Best-Self Portrait....Not sure if this is really what they were looking for but here goes nothing!

Cassi's Best-Self Portrait
My best self is happy and stress-free.  My best self likes to travel regularly with my family and guide others on their journeys to improve their overall health and wellness.  When faced with a challenge, my best self thinks how I can work through/around this and researches options.  On a typical day, my best self chooses to eat apples and spinach.  In a typical week, my best self gets in a few workouts including weightlifting and yoga.  My best self takes time out for relaxing, restoring breaks such as reading.  Overall my best self feels at peace about life.  If someone starting on their journey asked for my definition of success, my best self would say, "Success is a state of mind.  If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success." (Dr. Joyce Brothers)
Which element that you filled in can you work on this week to start making your best-self a reality?  What specific actions will you take?

Weigh-in Wednesday!

Sorry for not having a post last week.  With only walking and yoga I really had nothing to share with you.  The doctor has said it's OK to start Super Heroine Fitness Episode 3 so I'll begin tomorrow.  I'm excited because it was getting boring to me!

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