Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Last week was a little disappointing as far as exercise went. I only worked out on two days, which is better than none, but not as much as I hoped. A migraine early in the week slowed me down a bit, then it tried to come back later in the week. I also had two extra work shifts. The extra money is nice, but I feel like the house falls apart when I'm gone so much. I also lose time for exercise. On the up side, my eating has been much better. Even when I splurge a little, I haven't gone overboard.
Yesterday, I rested. I must not have slept too well. I was grumpy and felt exhausted. I laid around all day and watched TV with the kids. We watched some Phineas and Ferb. I love that show! Yes, I'm 42 and I still love cartoons. Those two characters and their friends believe that they can achieve anything; and they do it all in one summer day. We grown-ups here on Spark People need some of that self-belief. I can and I will live this healthy lifestyle and get in shape!
I guess I have some of that. I've grown to believe that I can jog a 5K. I'm working up to the first 2 miles. I jogged for 26 minutes today, which is almost 1 3/4 miles for me. Tomorrow I start week 7 of couch to 5K. I've also found a 5K to sign up for in October. This goal has been great to get my mind off the scale. I don't plan to step on one until September sometime, but I may need to do some shopping before that. My work pants look silly. I still can't believe these pants used to be tight on me. Now they almost look like clown pants. Good problem to have, isn't it?
Thank you Spark People and Spark Friends for helping me come so far and for helping me stick with it!!
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
I've looked at the forecast for the coming week, and I am NOT looking forward to the impending heat. I guess it will inspire me to start getting up earlier to get outside for my jogs before the heat sets in. I'll have to do that anyway as the school year starts. I really don't want to push the stroller with my twins while I jog, although that will add some great resistance to the routine.
Today I did C25K week 6 day 2. I did two 11 minute jogs. The humidity slows me down, but there was a nice breeze while I was out. I found out that my friend can't make the 5K on Labor Day, so I won't be signing up for that one. I work the night before, so it would have been difficult to get enough sleep and get to Omaha in time for an 8am start. There are a couple of possible 5K events in October on weekends that I don't work. Much better set-up and more time to train.
Hubby is still healing, but doing great. We've accepted that we probably can't get another camping trip in because of his hernia repair. We may be able to do a few bike rides in the area. Mikey (my 14 y/o), and I pull the twins behind our bikes already, so Brian won't have that stress. I'll have him check in with his doc to see when we can start bicycling again.
Oh well, I'm procrastinating. I have four kids to register for school today and I'm not looking forward to the paperwork or writing the checks. Good news is that I've got all the school shopping done, clothes and supplies!!
Monday, August 02, 2010
Well, I definitely need to get back on track with my food. July seems to have been a bad month for motivation for me to eat properly. With the Fourth of July and three birthdays, I found it necessary to eat the food I baked. Then I felt physically and emotionally weak. I also have a laid up hubby right now. He had a hernia above his belly button and it got repaired Tuesday last week. He's doing well, but really shouldn't lift anything or strain himself for a few weeks. I've also been running around getting ready for the school year, so maybe I should cut myself some slack. It has been pretty busy around here lately, even without swim team.
Although my eating hasn't been great, it hasn't been completely horrible either. I've just had more bad days than I really want. I have kept up with my exercise, at least three times a week with C25k and I've restarted lifting weights. I skipped a whole week the beginning of July. I'm thinking of rearranging my weight workouts. I'm pretty bored with what I'm doing. C25K is going great! I finished week 5 last week with a 22 minute jog on day 3. I've decided to try to follow the schedule "as is" with C25k instead of taking two weeks for each week. I've got endurance and walk to finish my 3 miles and extra every day I work out. I jog slowly for the long stretches, and need to extend my jogging times to get up to a full 2 miles of jogging first, then three. I may even sign up for a 5K on Labor Day. I'm still waiting to hear back from a friend who suggested it. I probably wouldn't jog the whole way, but we'll see. I still have four weeks to prepare.
Just thought I'd check in. Keep Sparking everyone!
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