Saturday, November 13, 2010
I'm trying to think back....I think I used to start my day getting up by around 8:00. That of course after getting up many times during the night for my mom. (She doesn't get up as much now). Once I get her up, it's wash up, dress, breakfast, so I don't have much time to get my morning exercises in.
I then started trying to get up by 7:30, then 7:00 the 6:30. It finally caught up with me. I'm Tired!
I didn't get up until close to 8:00 this morning and mom still hasn't called me. I should be exercising instead of blogging. Duh!
We had friends over last night for cards and the wife asked if I was tired. Looking in the mirror, I can see why she asked.
Dark circles and wrinkles are taking a toll, soon the bags will appear.
I've been striving to get at least 100 min of exercising in a day, most days I make it. With the new tread mill, I do at least one programmed workout of 30 min and sometimes 2 workouts...that's an hour cardio right there! On the old treadmill, I was lucky to get in 20 min a day. My pedaler is good for 10 min.
Why is it so much more easier to do strength training than cardio, at least for me that is?
Well, she hasn't called me yet, so maybe I'll start doing something...it's 8:44...ooh, that's late. I'll have to get her up by 9:00. At least she is able to do some of her bathwork by herself.
Guess I shouldn't count of 100 min today. The later I get started, the lazier I feel.
By evening I don't feel like doing much and if we play cards it is definitely out of the question.
I've got to remember to unclick the box about Facebook. Why do they automatically have it checked? They should let us check it if we want it on Facebook.
Okay, just found out how to change facebook settings so box stays unclicked.
Monday, November 01, 2010
CoHP - Update on This Termís Goals.
We made goals at the beginning of term on my Challenge of Harry Potter. This is an update on how Iím doing.
1) Catch up on my reading.
2) Eat 3 freggies a day.
3) Avoid Temptation
I have about 3 books started and have made progress with two but havenít finished any yet.
I track my food so try to schedule at least 3 freggies a day. Iím not much of a freggies eater so 5 is a hassle so I made it 3. That way Iím sure to get in some healthy food.
I have managed to stay away from eating any of the Halloween candy. Now that is a challenge.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
I hope I'm not suppose to be working on 'positive attitude' as a challenge because it's not working. I think I did change that challenge to something else....good thing.
It's hard to come out of a frustrating mood what with family, organiziing stuff, heart rate monitors that don't cooperate, housework, etc.
I read somewhere that someone else had a problem coming out of a bad mood. You can't just turn your mind around...I know, self-talk, but when you're in a bad mood, you don't think about doing self-talk, because that is positive and I'm in a negative.
That doesn't help with getting along with famiily either. Seems like sometimes it doesn't take much to set off a bad mood...maybe that is because I'm a moody person...maybe it's just because I was trying ot deal with something that wasn't working out for me and it put me in a funk at the outset of the day.
Monday, October 11, 2010
What are your biggest obstacles in your path, the biggest challenges you must overcome on your journey? And what is your plan for getting around, over, past, or through them?
If it is eating, maybe it is time you started a menu plan. If it is a certain type of food, how will you avoid it? If it is exercise, how will you schedule your day? If it is attitude.. what will you do to support yourself? PLAN TO SUCCEED... AND YOU WILL!!
Oh boy, Iíve got a lot to work on, just donít know where to start.
I just finished a challenge to track our Sodium. That was tough, trying to stay in calorie range AND Sodium. I know in my case, I need to keep my Cholesterol in range and I seem to be doing okay with that. I hadnít even thought about keeping the other nutrients in range, just calories. Iíve learned from this challenge.
**Keep calories & cholesterol & any others nutrients of importance (check w doctor)
Another problem I have are family meals. I usually eat at my scheduled time, which various from the family (dh & mom). I track my meals for the week.
My husband and I use to make weekly menus; we didnít over spend or buy more food than what we needed. (plus our freezer didnít get over packed re-buying what we already have). We used to make out our menu on Thursday and bought what groceries we needed for the next week.
We cleaned out our freeze yesterday. I asked him how much did he think we threw away. He said he didnít want to think about it. We had 3 garbage bags full: boxed foods, frozen meats, packages of veggies, etc. Some of it is foods I donít eat. Iím picky. My husband does the grocery shopping.
I get tempted. DH will ask if I want lasagna or roast, potato etc for supper. I already have my menu made out! Let me know days before, at least.
I do pretty well with my exercise routine. Iím retired and SAHD (stay at home daughter - caregiver for my mom). I have to schedule my exercises, showers, eating, etc in between tending to my mom (wash up, her exercises, meals).
What will I do to support myselfÖ..Hummm, letís see.
~~Keep tracking my foods and making my menu a week ahead.
~~Have another good talk with my husband about meals. (this will be the hard one to conquer)
~~I can read books on patience and attitude and pray a lot. I know not to pray for patience as God will give you reason to want patienceÖ.I already have reasons. Iíll pray for guidance and help with my attitude when Iím having a bad day.
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