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Fit Club: The August Edition

I admit it, it is lame that I have only posted once this month. I don't know where this summer has gone – it seems like just yesterday that the kids were getting out of school, and now they are starting again on Monday!

On a bright note, I've been sticking to the exercise and eating right routine andI'm seeing some results. Oddly, most of my clothes stillfit, but the scale is moving and I occasionally geta really positive comment. At first, I was a little disappointed that I wasn't hearing more from people. C'mon, folks, I've lost a decent chunk of weight – surely someone has noticed. I'm starting to realize that this is a tough line for many people. They don't want to be misconstrued if they say something, and possibly offend someone, but they don't want to not say something, either. I'm not much help, for I tend to shrug off the compliments because I'm not so good at just saying, "Thank you."

The hot weather has really made exercising a challenge, but I've been sneaking into the basement early in the day to do some workout videos. For those of you who have Comcast (and probably others), their On Demand exercise library has a remarkable number of programs from which to choose. I've been doing Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred and it is a really tough workout in just 25 minutes, plus the only equipment you need are weights or something that can act as weights (a mat or carpet helps, too.) I'd never really explored the On Demand offerings until it was recommended to me by a friend. If your cable company offers On Demand programming, you should definitely check it out.

I also had a little credit at Marshalls, and I picked up the weights there, plus I got a Tae Bo DVD for just $2.99. They had an excellent selection of workout videos at that price.

If you are on a budget (who isn't?) and are looking for videos, check out these places. I'm amazed at what I found.

So, how is your summer going? Are you keeping upwith your workout plans, or have you gotten a little off track? We're here with you and we want to know!

About She of the Sea

Oh dear - SpouseBUZZ wants a bio from me. I hate writing bios! What do you want to know? I'm a Navy wife and have been for something less than 20 years. I have four daughters who are approaching the teenage years faster than I can drink a Diet Coke. I love writing for SpouseBUZZ because I know that someone out there understands whatever it is I am saying. I also write about money at The Paycheck Chronicles and I am studying for the Certified Financial Planner exam. This year, I have managed to avoid most of my usual volunteer responsibilities (Girl Scouts, PTO, church, etc.) so that I can focus on helping out at the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. It also allows me to make decent but unappreciated dinners and keep relatively up on the laundry.

Still haven't learned to get Christmas cards out on time, though.