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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Frog Tale

This little frogman recently took up residence in our pool. He's quite the friendly little fellow and will swim up to the girls when they are in the pool. They love him and will play with him for hours. He will swim away for a while, but he always comes back and plays with the girls...kind of weird.

The girls wanted "froggy" to spend the night, so I told them they could let him stay overnight in their fish tank on Saturday. On Sunday I told them to take him back out to the pool. Well it seems that it is pretty hard to hold onto a frog at the same time as holding your swimming Ariel doll because Froggy jumped out of Delaney's hand and immediately scuttled under the refrigerator on her way out to the pool. BTW - I need to clean under my refrigerator. We couldn't see the frog under there...so we gave up on seeing Froggy again.

Late last night I found him, with my foot...walking barefoot across the kitchen I felt something cold and slimey under my foot. Luckily I didn't step all the way down and smush him. So we still have our pet frog.

I have been having the hardest time with my exercise motivation lately...I don't know what is going on there. I've been doing it, but not wanting too. I'm still doing my bootcamp, but I'm not all there. So I have been maintaining the last couple months and not losing any more...at least I've been maintaining and haven't gained back...I am happy for that. I've been listening to Jillian Michael's a lot the past week, reading her book, doing her 30 Day Shred workout - and this has been helping me feel more focused...but there are things about my current program that I have been resenting and feeling obligated to do. I'm hoping May is a turnaround month for me so I feel much more comfortable in my summer clothes.

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Sparky said...

Barefoot froggy squish would have gotten a huge scream out of me. Outdoor pool swimming in May? Niiiiiiiiice! Where do I sign up?

jinxxxygirl said...

I don't know Shelley this journey is all about growing isn't it? We have to change to grow. Just when we have a plan and a program and think we have all the answers something else creeps up to throw a wrench in the works. Maybe if your feeling resentful and obligatory maybe you need to search for something new to do. A new woman is evolving out of all the weight you've lost maybe your exercise needs to evolve too. Dont' be afraid to try new things. I'm doing my best to embrace my workouts on the treadmill for the summer. And to tell you the truth i may have a hard time keeping my balance on the treadmill but i have enjoyed watching TV while running! LOL! Fiddle around with it. But realize you'd have to work out twice as hard on almost anything else to get the calorie burn you get from running. Theres nothing wrong with maintaining. I do it quite alot. :) 'smirk' We are all learning to live a new lifestyle so maintaing speaks volumes that your able to walk the walk of this new lifestyle. When it feels right you'll put the extra effort into losing more. Just be healthy and happy and enjoy your life right this moment. Jinx!

Lesley said...

I love the photo. Not so sure about the froggy house guest! Stick with the exercise, if you don't let it go, it'll be a lot easier when your mojo returns!

Lesley x

raulgonemobile said...

Cool pet-friend there. :)

I've been having motivation issues as well, mainly due to injury and such. Here's hoping to turnaround months!