Sunday, January 29, 2006

This and That

~ The intestinal flu is a good weight loss program. Nuff said.

~ Phoenix has just broken a record. 102 days without any precipitation. In 2005 we were 1.25 inches below the normal precip. I can't imagine what this really means because we probably only get 1.50 inches/year. This is very scary. A few years ago we had a horrible fire season in the Northern part of our state, I can't imagine what the summer will be like all over this state if we don't get rain soon, very soon.

~ Science class is going well. I've been asked to teach for 1 more week. We are learning about global wind patterns, air masses, and the Coriolas Effect. I had to do further reading about that one! It's one thing to understand it yourself but to be able to explain it to a classroom of 8th graders at 8 AM is tricky!

~ I've been working out 3/week at a small gym with a personal trainer. This technique is very different than what I've been used to. We use free weights, an exercise ball, steps, machines and do lots of lunges. Ladies, do lunges. No, you won't be able to walk the next day but that is a good thing! (?) I've also increased my routine from 30 minutes to 60 minutes. I've been hard at it for 3 weeks, hopefully in a few more weeks I'll really start to see results in the form of loose jeans, increased muscle mass and lower weight.

~ I'll leave you with a verse to encourage you. It was a life changing verse for me when I was a new Christian and struggling with guilt.

2 Cor. 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

Amen and have a blessed day.


Donna Boucher said...

Another week of!

Good work on the workouts!
You rock Janet! I know it's hard...but I know you will see results!

Sister Sue says she has been doing lunges with her new trainer...she says it is very hard!

I hear squats are very good for you too!

Happy Sunday!


Jessie said...

Lunges! I HATE lunges. A few weeks ago, our PE teacher had us do Lunges. I couldn't walk, sit, lay down, or stand still without being in pain. Everything from the waist down hurt.

Start with only a few lunges a day, and then increase.

+A BIGGER WORD OF ADVISE: Don't do Lunges at all.


Donna Boucher said...

Links on your sidebar....
Good for you :o)

Amy said...

I"ve said it before and I'll say it again, "Lunges are EVIL." But I still do them.