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Working Out!

I had my second full session of personal training today - and I'm in love.  I love the rush I have once its over - I feel as though I can conquer the world.  Now, while I'm doing the work - its not so fun, I can't lie.  But I have a great trainer that is very motivating and encouraging.  He doesn't yell at me (because I would probably cry) but keeps pushing me to give 110%.

I told him about having Cystic Fibrosis and we talked about how it affects me and all that good stuff.  He definitely watches to make sure he doesn't over do my workout but keeps me at a pace that is still challenging.  Then, once I have a 30 minute session with him, I'm sent to the treadmill for 30 minutes before I can leave.  Thankfully, he isn't making me run, but I do have the incline set to 15.0 and the speed at 3.0 - I am soaked in sweat after 30 minutes!  He said I'll continue moving the speed up as we go along in our training - yikes!

I'm very thankful that my lungs are holding up and letting me handle this workout.  And I'm so thankful that my awesome husband supports me having a personal trainer - he knows that I'm pretty lazy when I don't have someone to hold me accountable and push me.  I'll be sharing how my workouts go from time to time, so stay tuned!

As for a pupdate - we still have lots of shedding going on in this house!  The pups got another medicated bath last night and I think its helping some.  I've got to take them both back to the vet next week, so hopefully we will have more progress by then.  As for their diets, they LOVE green beans - its rather funny.  And we are hoping for a more healthy weigh-in at the vet next week too!

Last but not least, the hubby is mostly recovered from his oral surgery - hooray (thanks to his fabulous nurse)!!

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I'm back!!!

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I never thought about losing a parent before.  As I grew up, I lost my grandparents and understood that I would have to worry about losing others as they too got older.  But, I never imagined being 30 and having to think about a parent leaving my life.  What a scary thought.  It definitely got me thinking.

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Pupdate

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