Friday, June 01, 2012
I had a great day! I usually take Fridays off, but I still walk. This morning I headed out the door with a plan to walk around the block. And that would be it for the day. My usual day "off". But I started carrying my pedometer for the past week and it is a huge motivator. For a while I quit carrying it and my walking tapered off. I guess I like writing down big numbers at night. I had 17,000 for two nights this week! Today, I got walking and ended up going for 70 minutes. I was home by 10:00. I seriously started considering going to the Y. I'd only gone there once this week and hadn't gone swimming yet and wanted to do that. 1:00 is the best time to go to the Y for machine and lap availability. So, while I waited for the time to come to leave, I started feeling sleepy and considered not going. But I decided to close my eyes for 10 minutes and see if that revived me.
Ten minutes later I got up and put my swim suit on and packed my bag, and a post-workout snack, and my water. Took off for the Y! Swam 20 minutes first, got on the elliptical for 20 min. and biked for 15. I have felt invigorated all day since I got done at 2:30!
I've kept myself well hydrated today, and I hope I'm eating enough with all the calories I've burned.
So much for a day off! I usually take off Fridays and Sundays. I think I'll take off this whole weekend. I may still walk tomorrow. Especially if tomorrow is nice outside. Sometimes on Saturdays my hubby likes to take a walk with me, so I will definitely do that if he asks.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
I have had a good day so far. When I went to bed last night I got it in my head that i would walk an hour and a half today. I also decided I'd go to the Y for the elliptical workout I want to be doing once a week. I thought I might even swim on top of all that.
First thing this morning I got a text from my daughter that her husband's mom was in the ICU after having major emergency surgery last night, that lasted at least 5 hours. They hadn't heard what the outcome was, but to pray.
I took off for my walk, 72 and breezy out. Only the sun was very hot by 10 when I left. I really need to get going earlier for my walks. I almost cut it short, but was coaxed on by feeling a little of that breeze and saying to myself..."you can do it". Cutting it short when I was going to would have put me at 15 minutes total. I changed my music because the mix I was listening to just made me feel hot. Does anyone relate to that? Some noise or music contributes to the heat I perceive. I feel hot when I hear a window AC unit humming. I feel cooler with it off. Weird.. I know! Well I renewed my commitment to walking 1 1/2 hours. I got a stomach ache when I was almost done and again almost cut it short. I know I should bring water with me, but hate carrying it. I think that would've helped. I just eased up my pace and the ache went away. I made it! 90 minutes! YAY
I got home, hydrated and stretched...put my feet up too. Have to take care of those varicose veins. THEN, while I was thinking about what time I would go to the Y, and IF I was even going to go, I got a call from Emily, asking me to babysit so they could go to the hospital to be with Joel's mom. No word yet on her condition. They are keeping her sedated for the pain, huge incision involved.
Em brought Ajax and Daisy. He had just gotten his hearing aids last Friday, and I needed to be taught how to put them in and how to turn them off and on, since he'd be napping and potentially playing in water at our house. He may be here till bed time tonight. He is almost 3 and knows how to take them out, and did so at nap time. He likes wearing them so no fighting about that, thank goodness. I thought there would be a battle of the wills when he got them.
So, my decision about the Y was made for me. But I am grateful that I wasn't anticipating that I would be babysitting today (even though I got that text this am about the surgery), or else I may have cancelled my walk, thinking I needed to stay close to the house in case they were coming. That's totally how my mind works. I am going to take advantage of quiet moments, like I am right now. I can spark since they are both down for a nap, and I can get down and do push-ups and planks every chance I get. On Friday I did 6 sets of 60 push-ups throughout the day.
That's how my day has gone and it's only 2:40! I tend to eat when the children are playing,,,out of stress that I'm not doing a good job or some weird mental thing like that. So, say a prayer that I'll keep within calorie range!
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