Saturday, November 30, 2013
The Thanksgiving holiday has come and gone, and the month of November is coming to a close. Tomorrow we will leave Maine to head back home to Massachussets and prepare to get back into a normal routine with work and such starting Monday.
While I have enjoyed my vacation and obviously wouldn't trade it for anything, I'm eager to get back home and work on getting back into a good routine. I had intentions of exercising a lot when I was here, but unfortunately that didn't happen much. Between being on edge at night time with Chris' unpredictable seizures (and him feeling side effects from it) and then wanting to enjoy time with family and relax as much as possible it has been pushed to the side a few times this week. I did get a few workouts in here and there, though. And for the most part have ate very sensibly.
During Black Friday shopping yesterday I tried on a pair of pants, and we all know that pant sizes run differently based on store, brand, style, etc. but I am happy to report that in that particular style I am a size 8! I've been comfortably. A size 10 jeans for awhile now and didn't have intentions of moving down...as some of you may remember size 10 was my ultimate goal which I met several months before meeting my actual goal weight. Anyways, with my weight doing its own thing lately, I.e. Moving up some days, down others, I expected to still be a 10....but I put them on and they were big...and not just oh they will shrink in the dryer, might as well get them big, but big beyond that...so I moved down to an 8 which fits nicely.
I do wNt to start a new fitness plan for December...haven't quite figured it out yet and obviously with tomorrow being the first I need to get thinking, but essentially I just wNt to focus on getting into a regular schedule again, I feel like November shook me up a lot with sticking to a schedule. Unfortunately now that Chris can't drive again, that time where I didn't have to bring him to school is no longer available to me, but that's ok. I maintained weight during the first time he had a seizure and couldn't drive I can do it again. .
I'm going to works on getting back into T25 and will pop in some JM DVDs 2-4x/week, too. I will go to the gym 3-4x/week which will include biking and ST :)
All right should be spending time with family so I am going to log off for now. Will chat later
Sunday, November 24, 2013
At the end of my blog from yesterday I mentioned my plan had gone away. What I meant was I was developing a plan of action for Thanksgiving-Christmas in terms of staying on track, things to accomplish, etc. and with Chris' seizure early Friday morning, all my thoughts on that subject just went away. Also, the blog I wrote yesterday was literally just to keep people in the loop, I wasn't in the mood for writing and I'm sure it didn't come out as clear as I'd hoped for.
Anyways, now that things are starting to calm down - though I don't think I'm going to be very calm until we have out appointment, but at least things seem to be OK right now - I can start to focus on a plan of action for myself and staying on track these next few weeks.
Chris had the idea of me trying out riding a real bike when I we go to his house this week for Thanksgiving. I really like that idea and am hoping that biking will become an activity I can do (I know I can do stationary bikes at the gym, but come spring/summer I'd like to take my exercises outside again and running is a no go). We won't buy a bike for myself until we get our house; there's no real place for us to store a bike right now in our 3rd floor apartment, but the house thing is hopefully planned for next summer so we'll see...
Anyways...here's my plan for the week:
Gym - stationary bike for at least 20mins followed by arm machine exercises and core exercises
Breakfast - Shakeology breakfast with toast (this will be my breakfast on Monday and Tuesday, too)
Lunch - Yogurt with granola (again, same lunch on Monday and Tuesday, too)
Dinner - Leftover Homemade chicken noodle soup
Monday & Tuesday
Gym on Monday, DVD workout in AM on Tuesday (since we're heading to Maine after I get out of parent/teacher conferences that night)
same breakfast and lunch as mentioned above
we're doing a potluck at work on Monday, will pack a PBJ sandwich for Tuesday's drive
Wednesday-Sunday we will be in Maine.
Breakfasts there are typically either cereal or toast, or if they make breakfast, eggs, toast, etc.
Lunches I typically grab some fruit or crackers with PB or make a sandwich
Dinners could be anything, obviously Thursday will be Thanksgiving dinner.
Workouts I am going to pack some of my workout DVDs to pop in every day, plus try the bike, and of course walking.
Off for now
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Well, as some of my SP friends know, Chris had another seizure the other night. Happened at 2am Friday morning. I have been up since then. Yes, I did not sleep much last night; every time I tried to sleep I would wake back up again only to know the clock only moved a minute or two. I have gone to work just the same; took part of the morning off on Friday obviously, but essentially once we were back home all I could do was sit and watch him sleep....I'm better off being productive. Had to work again today.
Chris is fine. He is shaken up, rightfully so, and unfortunately we don't have an appt till the Wednesday after Thanksgiving.
I have not eaten much since this happened. A piece of bread, a cookie, a granola bar, an apple. My stomach has been so upset, food made me nauseated. I finally had a decent meal tonight but still don't feel that good.
I really just wanted to check in; we're heading to Maine on Tuesday for Thanksgiving and I just need to get out of this funk and on to some kind of plan for the holiday...seems like the plan I had in mind has gone away.
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