This weekend has been crazy. Eric's mother came in from out of town (always a treat to see her!!) for Lauren's baptism. Saturday was the day of the event which meant I was running errands & attending events from the moment my feet hit the ground.
Sunday I wasn't feeling well in the morning so I stayed home from church (I'm bad) but was feeling better by the early afternoon. We wanted to enjoy the beautiful weather outside since we live in the tundra and haven't felt 70 degree temperatures since... 2009... and we decided to take the kids Geocaching. Have you heard about Geocaching? It's SO COOL. Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game you play using your GPS device or, in our case, our iPhones. (ahhhh... the iPhone. It has forever changed my life. I love you, Steve Jobs. Your brain is SEXY.) You can use the iPhone app, pull up whatever Geocache locations are near-by, and GO. When you find what you are looking for, usually a jar or box hidden behind a rock or in a tree, you open it up, sign the register, take a gift from inside & leave one behind. The kids LOVE it and Geocaching always provides an excellent opportunity for a good hike.
While we were exploring the hills of Klamath Falls, Eric found a large piece of quartz. Being the rock hounds that they are, Eric and Lauren were both excited about their find and asked me to carry it to the car. The rock was a little smaller then a football but let me tell you... after a while it became quite heavy. I shifted it from hand to hand, finally setting it on the ground as I was waiting for Eric to herd the children into the car. It was a nice reminder of the extra pounds I'm carrying on my own frame, each and every day. What kind of "bag of rocks" am I toting on my hips and across my back? Setting down that 3 pound-ish rock felt GREAT after a while... how good will it feel to set aside 30 pounds? FIFTY pounds?
We came home after our excursions and Eric said "are you going to exercise tonight?" Well... (admission, here) I didn't exercise on Saturday because we had been so busy. Then Sunday... I didn't feel well... and it had been a long day with the kids... and a bit later, Eric again asked "when are you planning on exercising?" He knew I needed to go work out. He knew I had not worked out since Thursday and the situation could only get worse if I didn't GET TO THE GYM. So I went to my wonderful Mother in law & asked if she would watch the kids so that the wonderful Dr. Hempel and I could go... TOGETHER... to the gym. AND SHE SAID YES!! It was fun. We had a great workout and I got to look at his wonderful calf muscles for an hour, solid. Thirteen years we've been married & I still love the man's legs. I do, I do.
SO TODAY... because my "usual" gym was closed... and I PANICKED, thinking I would go THREE DAYS IN A ROW without exercising... until I realized I have a membership at Anytime Fitness, too. (NICE PLACE, if you're looking for a gym. Just not my "usual" since they don't have childcare, darn it!) I'm giving away the Biggest Loser Workout called "Cardio Max." That way, if you're in a pinch, you can complete your cardio at home!
All you have to do to enter is answer this question:
Have you ever used an "at-home" work-out DVD or video before? And if so, what was your favorite?
This contest is closing at 8PM Pacific time on Monday, June 14th, 2010. I will announce the winner (from BOTH weekend contests) later that evening on Monday, June 14th, 2010. Only one entry per person, please. If you entered the last blog give-away, you are WELCOME to enter the contest on this blog give-away, too!!
That's all I've got, people. I'm doing laundry, laundry, laundry tonight. With all of this working out, the laundry pile is INCREASING. At least I'm getting more steps in my day, lugging those baskets back and forth, right....?