Wednesday, September 07, 2011
I really need this. A good friend of mine has started a healthy living challenge and I'm in on it. Each participant pays $10 to go to the prize fund. There's a point system for healthy habits: cardio, strenght training, sleep, different healthy eating goals. I'm hoping this challenge will light a fire in me again. I've been making too many excuses to eat poorly or skip workouts.
Yesterday was a great day! I had twelve bananas that were over ripe and felt like I had to bake with them. I ended up with 24 muffins and 3 loaves of bread. So far, I haven't had any. I tell myself, it's for the kids. I also baked rolls, and didn't have any. I'm hoping I can keep this attitude up. I love to bake, but shouldn't eat everything I make.
I also started jogging again yesterday. I saw the doctor (podiatrist) about my heel, and we're working on getting rid of the pain. At no point did he say I should stop jogging, and yes, we talked about the jogging. So yesteday I jogged a total of three miles and walked a total of one mile (walk 1/4, jog 1 intervals ending with a walk 1/4). Odd thing is, my heel feels great today. My quads, however, are aching, so I decided to swim today.
Have a great week everyone!!
Monday, August 29, 2011
It's been hard staying motivated these last couple of weeks. I'm eating okay, with some deviation from my plan on occasion. I have to start being a positive influence on Hubby, and not let him be a bad influence on me. I think I'll enlist the kids to help. They are wonderful food police and love to remind me to stay on my diet.
Working out has been hit and miss. TOM hits pretty hard every month, and I don't like to swim then. I have had trouble even walking for exercise since I hurt my heel in August. I've stopped wearing my generic Shapeup shoes which are the ones that help my heels the most. I have fallen a couple of times in them and I'm convinced they're dangerous. Heel spur pain is better than a broken hip or something like that. Hubby moved my elliptical upstairs now, so I'm hoping that seeing it all the time will get me on it more. I love being outside, however, and really miss my walks and my jogs. I just have to suck it up and do what I can, even if it's not my first choice for exercise. I am seeing the doctor on Thursday, so we'll see what he recommends.
I'm making some progress on the house already, and hubby was wonderful this weekend. He had the kids move ALL the toys downstairs to the rec room, and moved my elliptical upstairs where the toys were. My living room isn't such an embarrassment any more!! I feel like I can invite friends over for coffee, well after a quick scan of the bathrooms. Kids are so messy, and why don't they flush!?!
September should be good for exercising. My new job doesn't have any hours for me, so I'll be exercising and working on the house. Keeping positive and enjoying the "me time."
Keep sparking everyone!!!
Friday, August 19, 2011
Just a quick blog today. I kept myself busy yesterday (first day of school) and I did fine. It seemed the kids were home before I knew it. I got a ton of laundry done and started to organize my kitchen again after a summer of the kids ruling the house. I also got a great workout done with no interruptions. I think I'm going to love that part. Maybe I can finally start making some progress again.
So, everything is good and I'm back to working out again!
Thursday, August 18, 2011
I've been looking forward to, and dreading this day for a few weeks. It's the first day of school. Usually I'm cheering. We've all been there. The kids are squirrelly and bickering frequently. My house has the lived in all summer look. I know the kids need school, and I need it too. This year is different...
Mikey (15) went off to high school. My first baby is almost all grown up and I only have four years to start thinking about college. I'll be a really sad mommy then.
Patrick (13) is big man on campus this year. He's an eighth grader. Mary (11) is moving up to middle school as well. She's in sixth grade, so there's a lot of new stuff for her.
Stevie (9) in off to fourth grade. He'll be my big helper with the twins. Sean and Bridget (6), both my babies, are off to kindergarten. I have an empy house now. We got Bridget to her room first. I almost cried. I really teared up, but I still had to get Sean off to his room. I didn't want him to be scared or sad so I sucked it up. I took a zillion pictures and have to figure out how to upload them. They are all so big. I can't believe they are all in school.
So now, here I am, home alone. I'm starting to get the house back in order. I realize I can't do it in one day. I'll have a lot of time in September to deal with this mess. My new casual pharmacist job doesn't have any allotted hours. They don't have any need for me in September. I also have time to get back into Sparkpeople more. I've plateaued at 170ish due to lots of stress over the last six months (transferring pharmacist license, applying for new job, interviewing, training). Lots of things accomplished, now back to getting in shape.
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