Thursday, February 12, 2009
9:41am---I am not motivated. At this time yesterday I was cleaning the bathroom and was really focused on getting things done. It was a warm, beautiful day. Today, it is extremely windy outside, still sunny, but the cold is on it's way. My daughter has her Valentine's Party at school today and this evening I'll be going to church with her for her youth groups' Valentine Party. Just hoping I can resist the temptation of the snacks they'll have there.
I'm hoping to get in an elliptical workout this afternoon. My 2 year old hasn't been napping, but today I am focused on getting on that elliptical since it's been awhile since I did a workout on there. I also need to start stretching more. I woke up kind of sore this morning from all that I did yesterday I think. I also need to incorporate strength training. I need to get my flabby arms more toned! Sleeveless tops will be the order of the day before I know it and I want less flab jiggling under there!
I'll be back later on to report back on what I accomplished today. I'm going to try to get in 8 full glasses of water today.....I was soooooo close yesterday! This picture is how I feel most days about drinking my water......it seems like so much!
1pm--- Well, the church's youth group Valentine's Party has been cancelled because the woman who was in charge has the nasty stomache virus my family had over the past few weeks. I sent one of the bags of shortbread heart cookies (that were supposed to be for the party) to school with my daughter, but we still have another bag to celebrate with on Saturday.
Right now I'm having some tuna on wheat crackers and I've already snacked on some fresh pineapple and a few pieces of golden delicious apple. Working on the water intake....not doing so well, but I'm sure if I get my elliptical workout in I will start drinking the water more easily.
Make it a great day everyone!
2pm--- I did 20 minutes on the elliptical on Manual Mode. I knew I would not be able to do a pre-programmed workout. I made it to resistance level 7 and burned 277 calories.
I just checked my Spark Exercise 605 Minutes for 2008 and I did a pitiful 605 minutes for the YEAR!!!!! How embarrassing. I should have got this elliptical last year at this time because I know having this piece of equipment in my house is going to make a difference for me. With having two young kids, no one readily available to watch them for me (one is not potty trained & the other has 1/2 day Kindergarten) going to a gym right now is not an option.
Anyhow, thanks for reading!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
As you may have noticed, my last blog entry was on January 21st. I was really motivated and into working out on my elliptical. Then, my 2 year old got a stomache virus on 1/28. I started with the virus on 2/1. My other daughter got the virus on 2/4 and my husband got it on 2/6. Two weeks of cleaning up puke, non-stop laundry (most of the time at 3am....pajamas, sheets, pillowcases, etc.)
So needless to say, the last thing that has been on my mind is exercise and eating. Actually, nobody in my family has been eating much while they were sick. We've all been eating together as a family again and eating normal food again (not just soup, toast, crackers, etc.)
You'd think I would've lost some weight from all of this. No. I blame a slow metabolism for this. So, it is now back to the grind for me to try and get 6 lbs off of my body by the end of February. Probably not going to happen, but I'm going to try.
Today was a gorgeous day for the middle of February. In the mid 60's!!!! The morning started out with me opening up all the windows in the house to air out all those pesky germs. Then I cleaned the bathroom and washed the bathroom & kitchen floor. I did a load of laundry and before I knew it I had to take my 6 year old to Kindergarten. When I got back home I put my 2 year old in the wagon, put the leash on the dog and went for a 35 minute walk around our neighborhood. I even conquered a big hill while having the dog pull me and me pulling the wagon. By did I feel it in my legs when I returned home! I'm looking forward to getting back on my elliptical, but today I just had to take advantage of the beautiful weather. Because by the weekend, there may be snow on the ground again. Today was great though and now I have SPRING FEVER!!!!!
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