Monday, August 24, 2009

Some Vacation Pictures


Eating birthday cake

iPod Genius!

Making "soup" in the froggy swimming pool

The fountain down by the river

On the trolley, waiting for the broken down trolley car in front of us

New Trainer

I met with my new trainer, Sarah, today at the gym. I have a feeling she is going to kick my butt! We started out by talking about what I had been doing with the previous trainer and what I had been doing on my own. Then we went out on the floor and she had me doing different exercises so she could get an idea of where I am now.

I started on the counter balance machine with 160 lbs. I did 15 pull-ups, then Sarah took 10 lbs off and I did 15 more on each of the other 2 hand grips. Then she had me rest and she took off some more weight-- 20 lbs. I did 5 more pull-ups, then she showed me the machine was set at 130 lbs! So she actually took off 30 lbs total! After the pull-ups we moved to the captains chair for leg lifts, then onto the bosu ball for bicep curls and presses and triceps extensions (8 lb dumbbells today). Did some wall squats and lunges with the balance ball, then ended with her stretching me. It felt great! I really need the "nudges" to push myself further and further.

So son (you know which one I mean), I may just be able to do one pull-up without any counter weight by the time you get home!

More later.......

Friday, August 21, 2009

Computer Genius!

This is especially for my boys---- but others may also be amazed!

After miniature club yesterday, I stopped by my friend Mary's house. We visited for a while. She said she was having trouble with her internet and her grandson had made the high school football team and hadn't been able to come over and fix it for her. She asked if I could look at it for her--- I'm thinking-- UMMMM-- yea right---I'm a computer genius----so I sat down at her computer and clicked on the internet explorer icon and got an error message. Turns out I AM a computer genius (at least in her eyes)! Her modem was lying on the floor (don't ask me why), I picked it up and saw the standby light was was on, so I pressed the power button and TADA- "fixed" her internet-- she thinks I'm wonderful!!!!

OK-- pick yourselves up off the floor and stop laughing, we aren't all as techno savvy as the rest of you. At least I didn't start out calling one of you to ask for help and get put on speaker phone so everyone in the office could hear (you know who you are).

I am off to the gym (if I write it here then I HAVE to go). I am meeting a new trainer on Monday-- my former trainer left the gym and I still have some sessions left on my contract.


Monday, August 17, 2009

Home again, home again

Home from a busy week in AR and back to work today. I have lots of pictures to post, but have to down load them first. Also took some video-- have to download quicktime player so I can see them on this computer.

Off to bed for tonight-- have to be in at 1500 (3PM) for a meeting and then stay to staff 7P shift.


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I'm Still Here!

Had a great visit with #1 son and dil this past weekend. VA dil and granddaughter are coming Fri and the four of us are heading to AR for a week.

Not much else going on--- working and getting ready to leave.

More later....