The Captain and I finished up our 6 week strength training program last Friday, so this week we took the week ‘off’ and did some fun workouts.
We did a kettle bell workout on Monday, that turned out to be very fun for me because The Captain had never used a kettle bell before and I really enjoyed showing him the exercises before I popped the DVD in and hit the PLAY button. He is such a good sport and found some of the moves a bit awkward but he said he thoroughly enjoyed it.
We did an old Biggest Loser workout on Wednesday, with some lighter dumb bells, and then went out for a walk in a very cold wind.
Friday we ditched the strength training altogether, and after breakfast (I made him a heart-shaped pancake for Valentine’s Day which kinda looked more like Mickey Mouse ears!) we headed out into the sunshine for a 90 minute walk along the Strait. It was still quite windy but being in the sun more than made up for it. Spring has definitely arrived on the South Island and it is so nice to the flowers blooming and the peacocks will full tail feathers again.
I have been the most grateful recipient of some really nice gifts and giveaways lately.
One of my Weight Watchers members brought me a lovely tea light candle on Thursday. The fragrance is called Juicy Clementine… and it is lovely. Turns out she is a PartyLite rep - my Mother and Sister used to have Party Lite parties together in Calgary quite often and I know that their product line is very high quality.
I got this beautiful tank from Silk Athlete in a giveaway hosted by Jody at Truth 2 Being Fit. It is so soft truly luxurious. I love silk next to my skin, don’t you?
And I am very excited about this book that I won in a giveaway by the author herself, Tamara Grand, who writes Fit Knit Chick. I have been reading it from cover to cover and am looking forward to try out the program that Tamara has detailed… one more tidbit… Tamara and her husband are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their first date today… why don’t you go by and wish her a very Happy Anniversary.
Please note I didn't win all of these things this last week! A couple of them arrived this week and one of them I tried out this week.
On a more personal note… I did really well with my Self-Care checklist for the week.
My list was:
Hurray! Accomplished. I made an appointment that will cover off the checkup and hygiene. And I was lucky to get in in before the end of February. No doubt there will be follow up required.
2. Clean out the makeup kit and purchase replacements.
Yes, clean up done. No purchases needed at this point.
3. Do a self-pedicure.
4. Revamp food plan.
I am still working on this and in all honesty, I am ALWAYS tweaking my food program.
This next couple of weeks I plan to just keep up the good job I have been doin... keep working on the bedtime hygiene route... keep the teeth clean and flossed... keep the hair/makeup/clothing looking good.and put-together. Keep up the manicure and the pedicure.
I completed Chivon John’s Self-Love Academy this week. It was kind of intense and I have saved the lessons for future tune-ups.
So, how are you doing this mid-February Saturday? Anything you would like to share before we part ways today? I am all ears!