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#Igot5onit99 | Day.69

Workout success!

It was awesome, being able to hit the gym with my mother early today.  It is so refreshing to be able to spend time with her.  I notice that I appreciate it much more since having my own daughter.  Also, my mother and I did not have a BAD relationship growing up, I was just a daddy’s girl and my relationship with my mother was not as strong as my other siblings (her oldest, her first boy, and her youngest baby).  She provides some other form of sustenance that my spirit requires for nourishment.  I am thankful to have my mother present in my life and in close proximity, I understand this is an opportunity not afforded to way too many.  

I presented to her that I would like to try to make this a weekly occurence, obviously on the weekends that we are both in town w/o other things requiring our attention.  She agreed and I am excited to have begun a potentially life transforming new routine with my mom <3.

In other news, I unfortunately did not eat before or after and had to kind of rush to get ready for a family birthday party for my daughter’s cousin.  Needless to say, after the workout, not eating, jumping around with her in the jumper, chasing her all over the place, I came home EXHAUSTED.  Luckily she hadn’t napped either and she gave me about 45 undisturbed minutes of sleep before her whimpering awoke me.  He took her out of the car seat & was warming up the food, so I laid back down assured that he was going to care for her as I grabbed just a few more minutes.  

So, obviously, she took about 5 selfies and a three minute video with my phone while I rested.  It is so cute to go through her little reels – but also exciting and scary at how good she is getting with my phone and the remote at just 18 months.  She has always enjoyed figuring out how things worked since about 9 months.  She would crawl to toys, flip them over, & then bang on the battery areas – as if attempting to open them up completely.  Or take poor Simba for example:


This toy you put balls in the hole and they either go straight down and out the bottom, or slides down his back & opens his mouth and comes out that way.  Each method produces a series of different sounds or songs as the ball travels down.  First, she immediately figured out where to press with her finger to make the sound w/o the balls.  She would frequently remove its head and try to take it apart further, as well as turn it upside down and attempt to open the battery mechanism, I mean for a solid 15 minutes, focused.

Just had a great financial & business meeting with my brother and I am hopeful to be in a much better position by the time this next winter begins. 2018 is going to be my year and the grand reveal of my business, I am putting that in the air!

Anyway, I am getting tired & tomorrow is classwork day, so until next time. 

2018 = 5 million!!!

Second half of challenge totals:

  • 400 each of: 
    • push ups
    • squats
    • calf raises
    • (seconds) holding plank
    • (seconds) holding yoga pose
  • 160 minutes stretching
  • 100 minutes deep breathing

Totals for day 69/99:

  • 1040 push-ups (+2 for the “Level up” #1)
  • 1040 squats & 180 seconds holding seated squat
  • 350 plank rotations (+20 for the “Level Up #2)
  • 600 seconds holding forearm plank
  • 790+ seconds holding yoga pose (Tittibhasana)
  • 675 calf raises
  • 295 minutes of deep breathing (+20 for the “Level Up #3)
  • 190 minutes of stretching

Level Up #1 | Level Up #2 | Level Up #3 | Level Up #4 | Level Up #5 | Level Up #6 |      Level Up #7 | Level Up #8 | 

>>Respectfully submitted & Always thankful<<    ~Mai

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