Monday, June 22, 2009


It was a great weekend of camping with Family. The weather was pretty good, a couple of rain showers I could have done without but all in all it was great.
I was alittle afraid of the scale this morning because of the marshmellows..yikes !! But it was good news, I was actually down a lb. I guess that was all the walking and biking we did. Whew..thank god !!! LOL Well lets talk about the biking...that was a bit of an adventure. It's Banff, so you're in the mountains, that means hills, hills and more hills. It doesn't matter where you ride, you go DOWN, you have to come back UP !! And not little hills, we are talking long,steep hills. Thankfully I have a couple of months of training under my belt cause otherwise...I would have never made My daughter rides behind me and my middle son rides behind my husband, so not only do I have to worry about getting myself up the hill, now I have an extra 40+ lbs behind me. Believe it or not, I actually made it back to Let's just say we only did that once My body wasn't very happy with me the next day so I decided that walking would be alittle less painful. So I guess that's why the couple of marshmellows I consumed didn't stick to my

I also decided that Jillian Michaels is a I also started the 30 day challenge on the EA Active Sports for the wii, and the trainer on their is so much nicer than So I guess I will alternate between the 2 otherwise Jillian is going to send my arthritis into Sorry Jillian !!!

Off to finish up the chores from the camping trip. Thanks for stopping by to have a read. See you again soon.
I'm almost at my goal of 20% of the fundraising by the end of June...Thanks everyone !!!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Jillian Michaels.

So I've started the Jillian Michaels 30 day shred...oh my what was I
After 2 workouts I feel like I have been beat up ! I have no doubt that if I can keep up, that woman will have me whipped into shape in no time at all. :-) I have a couple of friends that are going to join me so I don't feel like I'm being beat up alone..bringing in I really look forward to the summer and having friends join me in my training, it's always more fun with someone else ! Although my children still make things pretty entertaining when they go with me. Thank you to those of you that emailed with suggestions for the training watches. After a couple of different suggestions I finally made my mind up and so I'm excited for it to arrive next week. :-)
Going to change things up a bit this weekend with some hiking and biking in Banff, can't be any worse then !!!!
The donations are continuing and that is awesome, thank you so much to my supporters.
I'm eagerly waiting to hear what the total was for the silent auction items!!!

Enjoy the rest of your week !!!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

11 km course !!!

It's been a pretty busy week both with training and the family. We are getting the trailer ready for camping this summer, everyone is pretty exited about that. So our trailer is parked at a storage facility and we take it back and forth from the house to the storage yard in between uses. I decided to see what the distance was from our house to the trailer when it is in storage... 11km. So a course I can practise on, walking out to the trailer and back is pretty much a 1/2 marathon. So I figure I can use this to build up to doing the 22km. I have to say thinking about the distance from here to the trailer is a bit overwhelming and I wonder how long it will take me to be able to walk from here to there?!? I'm sure the guy that lives at the storage yard wonders who the crazy lady is cause I swipe my card to open the gate and then I walk/jog to our trailer spot and then after we're done I do the same thing back to the gate. I keep waiting for the guard dog to jump out from somewhere and attack Hubby says he only comes out at
So I'm trying to find a watch or something that tracks accurate distance, time, heart rate etc but not sure what to go with. If anyone has any suggestions or has used one they really like and recommends please post.
More good news about the fundraising, I am now at 17%. Thank you so much to everyone who has donated. My goal is to reach 20% by the end of June and please no amount is too small, it's all greatly appreciated.:-)
Hopefully the weather warms up a bit cause snow in June is crazy !!!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

New Trainers !!

It was a beautiful weekend here in Calgary. Great opportunity to be outside enjoying the warm weather and the sunshine.
I learned this weekend that I have 3 new trainers...yes my children. I said that I was going out for a walk and they wanted to come and so I said "well you have to keep up cause mommy is training". I told them mommy has super fast shoes now but who was I kidding thinking THEY couldn't keep So the whole family heads out for some training. The kids' ride their bikes and hubby and I are walking/jogging. I have to say it was mostly jogging okay cause my littlest one kept taking off to far ahead of us on her bike and we would have to catch up to her and once we did catch up to her she would say "we are training" I'm thinking to myself this isn't training, this is boot
It was fun and the kids are so excited about "helping" mommy train.

Start of a new month..holy crap that means I'm down to 10 1/2 months to train and fundraise. When I started this whole process I had a year and it sounded so far away ...oiiii time flies.