Sunday, February 14, 2010
This week has been great. For the most part I've been on track -- eating well, exercising well... I did make some changes to my plan as by Thursday I needed a bit of a break plus was overrun by other activities. I didn't get all my runs in because the kids were off school, but did get time on the exercise bike!
Today I started the day early to take my 7yo daughter to a Highland Dance competition. She did great. It was her first competition up a level, competing in two new dances. She danced strong and had fun and came home with three third place medals and a 4th place. Today she danced the Highland Fling, the Sword Dance, the Scottish Lilt and Flora MacDonald's Fancy.
Then we stopped by to show the medals off to Gramma's (my mom)... and then us girls went out shopping. I was looking for a skirt and dress.... So did I find something? Yes! I tried on MANY MANY MANY items.... I found a skirt and two blouses and two dresses and a sweater. I will post photos once I get dressed up in them. I don't believe the size on the label - definitely found some "VANITY" sizing or strange FIT! According to the size chart on their website, I should be in a size 7 or 9... but the dresses are an XS and others are size "5". Most items I tried on were stretch, but not everything - and for the most part the size 5 was the best fit, unless my mom grabbed from the petite section (size 7s didn't fit! they were too tight across the shoulders). The dresses were on super sale, so I picked up both, one is sleeveless and black (a great "little" black dress -- with emphasis on little!!!) and one is burgundy.
Now the only thing I need is a great bra! I did get some shape-wear, that will be necessary under these dresses.... BUT do need a bra to wear with my dress clothes, as the shape-wear doesn't do anything for enhancing what little is left... I will get out on Monday or Tuesday hunting for a bra... not going to be fun, but I really need one that fits!
Hope everyone is having a great weekend.
Sunday, February 07, 2010
Here I will log my exercises for the week of Saturday Feb 6 until Sunday Feb 14 (ok its slightly more than a week....)
Saturday - 46min Run, Stretching, Wall pushups and Squats, 8.5 hours of sleep
Sunday - 3+ hours cleaning the house, 2 hours with 7 girls doing crafts,
Sunday's Goal - 30min of Yoga - Did 60min including Wii Fit Yoga
Monday - 9K run, 15+min Stretching
Has a DEAD pedometer! So adjusting to life with no watch....
Tuesday - 1.8km Walk, Strength Training
Wednesday - 5km Walking, 4.7km Run, Stretching, 45min Skating
Thursday- 1.2km Walking
Went to the Olympic Torch Relay Celebration with my family.... Over 2 hours of standing much of it with a 40lb kid in my arms. My legs were sore from Wednesday activities so gave them a break
Friday- Exercise Bike
Saturday - 46min Exercise Bike, Stretching, Situps and Squats,
Sunday - 1 hours cleaning the house, 1.5 hour walk/run, Stretching
It was a great week - so I'll give myself a trophy!
Saturday, February 06, 2010
The last few weeks -- since Christmas I have been struggling.... to stay motivated, to eat healthy and keep going.... I know I can do it, I do enjoy exercise but have been sidetracked by a slight overuse injury, sick kids and fatigue... I know I've done well hitting some major milestones since Christmas, but I need to keep going, I need to keep healthy and keep exercising. I think the January Bootcamp Challenge was great, but I think it may have been too much with the strength training and my usual 1+ hour of cardio 5x a week... So time to come up with a much more workable plan.
To many it may not seem that I have been off track, but I feel like I have! And that is what counts. Time to stop this before any weight comes back....
To regroup, this week I took this week easy.
I only walked, no running... but I have logged 35.1km which meets my goal for the week! I didn't do any strength training either.
I headed to bed early. And I will again tonight.
I watched what I ate. And was within my calories all week, but sometimes over or under on protein, carbs or fat. But averaged over the week I did fine.
I bought a pair of skinny boot cut jeans, size 9 for $10!!! Not only another pair of pants that fit, but at that price it doesn't matter if they don't fit in 2 months!
What am I doing starting tomorrow?
I will continue to eat healthy. And work on getting my protein in range (I have less problems with fats & carbs)
I will start running again this week. I am going to map out a "flat" route near the school to get in my runs. And if its wet, so I drive the kids to school, I will probably drive either to the lake trail, or out to the farm and run the dikes. I will run a minimum of 3 times a week, with other cardio if I can't get in my runs for a total of 5 days of cardio. No running for me coming up on Friday as the kids are off school.
I have an 8K run in 4 weeks and my goal is to RUN the 8K in under 56minutes.
I will start back with my strength training. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
I will add yoga back in on Sundays
I can do this, I can get back on track. Goal weight -- hear I come!
And to get myself motivated I'm setting a reward! Next weekend is Valentine's Day and a friend of mine and her son are coming over to see an Olympic event -- they have offered to watch the kids on Valentine's Day so I can head out for dinner with my husband! So I am going to get myself a nice dress or skirt!
Thursday, February 04, 2010
My headache is gone, but still not 100%. I got a good sleep last night.
I did go for two walks today with my 4yo... one to school and back and another at a park with a friend. Its a beautiful day and great to enjoy this mild winter day.
I am still working hard to eating well and drinking my water. Its one day at a time....
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