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Seven Quick Takes



1. Yay! It is Friday!! That means I do not have to be at the pool or tennis courts way too early for the next two days!!  Yes, the boys are nearing the end of the swim team, tennis lesson, and swim lesson cycle.  It is tiring! One more week and we will be done!

2.  J had his last swim meet this past Tuesday.  He just started swim team this summer, and joined weeks late, so he did not make the A team.  But, he won his heat in freestyle at the B meet on Tuesday and was in the lead until the last moment in the backstroke.  I am super proud of him for trying something new and working so hard at it.

3. Weight loss challenge.


What weight loss challenge???  Let's move on  . . .

4. Seriously though, I have still not lost any weight, but I am seeing more definition in my arms and legs.  So, the weight training workouts are paying off!

5.

Still no running.  I am beginning to forget what my running shoes look like.  I am going to a special sports message therapist.  He is amazing.  He told me to give it another two weeks. The problem really is not my IT band, but in my, very tight, glute and hamstring on the same side. He even told me to lay off the weighted squats and lunges!  Really?!? What is a girl to do???



6.  Look at the middle picture in my header, the one with the whole family.  Now, look at this one . . .
Although his "affliction" seems to have switched eyes, he still cannot take a normal picture.  Luckily, I still think he is adorable!

7. One more reason to  love Chick-fil-a.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Comments

  1. Phil would be jealous - he can only wink with one eye!

    No weight loss here either.

    If I stopped running and squats/lunges, I think I may lose weight just from muscle loss in my legs. Hmmmm, maybe I should try it ;)

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  2. Tone and definition definitely counts!!
    Can't wait to see his Prom pics!!

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