Tuesday, October 16, 2012
I had a rough time this morning since I didn't sleep well last night. I didn't really have time for a nap, but I took one anyway after the kids went off to school. That really ate into my workout time today. I went to the city to the weekly shopping. I think I maxed out the Sequoia. We needed some trash bins along with all the groceries and some other errands to run too. I had a nice lunch with hubby, which recharged both our batteries. We shared a smoked chicken cobb salad and a bowl of tomato soup. We did really good sticking to a healthy meal plan. The tomato soup was full of veggies, not the creamy soup from a can type of tomato soup. I went to Sams instead of Costco today. There are certain things I get there that are not available at Costco. I really appreciate Costco now. They help you with the checkout. I went through twice, once to get non-parishables, and then again through the store to get fruits, veggies, meat and dairy. I figure that can count for my resistance workout, at least a little.
I quickly got in a 21 minute walk that ended up being 1.1 miles. We went down our big hill and then back up again, so it's a harder workout than it may seem at first glance. We even jogged a part of the up hill portion since I felt like I was running late. Now I get to have dinner with a good friend. It will be great to finally get together with her. I need to talk with other moms more frequently, but we are all so busy these days.
Monday, October 15, 2012
I finally was able to do a full workout routine today and I feel fabulous! I decided to go back to what I love: walking and jogging, weights (slightly modified from a previous routine), crunches and stretching. Since I haven't been consistent with this routine, it's like a new routine again for my body.
Here's what I did:
Walk/jog : 0.25 mile walk, 1 mile jog, 0.25 mile walk (I did this three times)
Weights & crunches : bicep, tricep and delt, regular crunches, bicycle, and reverse (I did this three times-one full set after each 1.5 miles)
Stretching when all done
My jogging mile times were: 13:48, 14:12, and 13:20. I'm really impressed with that last mile. I think it had something to do with speeding up to avoid traffic and to get around the slightly dangerous curves on my route. I'll take it!
My total walking/jogging time was 69 minutes. I hope I successfully worked off yesterday's two donuts, mini cupcake, and mini chocolate bars (I kind of binged at work).
Sunday, October 14, 2012
I wan't able to go to church today, which depressed me a little bit. My seven year old son wasn't feeling well, so we stayed home together and rested. He fell asleep on me, and it was the best hug ever! Depressed feeling went away fast. When the rest of the family got home, I went on a one mile walk with my 10 year old son. It was sunny, but breezy today. I had already showered for work, so I couldn't run and get all sweaty. Besides, it's Sunday, so I like to take it easy anyway. We did the mile in about 19 minutes.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
I really didn't feel like I'd done so much working out this week, but I have to say that the miles do add up. I only walked one mile today, but at a good pace with my daughter, Mary. I enjoy having alone time with her. We did our mile in just over 18 minutes, which is a good pace for me. This week, I've totalled 11.1 miles on foot for my workouts. Yes, the 1 or 1.5 mile walks/jogs all add up.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Yesterday was my older daughter's birthday and I realized that the date was 10-11-12, and she turned 13. Pretty cool!
I spent most of the day doing mom stuff. I'm trying to use my slow cookers more to make easier meals for my large family, especially with working more hours. I made baby back ribs for the first time ever, and they turned out fantastic! With Mary's birthday hitting, I now have three teenagers. I made a Costco sized portion of ribs, over eight pounds, and my carnivorous family ate every last one of them. Mary was especially happy that they were fall off the bone tender. She was able to eat them with a fork and not damage her braces. She was also excited to have two of her other favorites: corn and baked beans. I also baked some banana, oatmeal, chocolate chip muffins, another big hit. I know my kids plot against me and let bananas go over ripe on the counter so I'll bake. I also did laundry and lots of dishes, so my day was jam packed. Then in the afternoon, piano lessons, basketball practice, and play practice.
With all that mom stuff going on, I only got in 10 minutes on the elliptical. It was late in the day when I got one the elliptical, so it wore me out pretty fast. That was day 317 of my streak.
I wanted to prove to myself today (Day 318) that I still have some endurance. I did a total of 3 miles today: 0.25 mile walk, 1 mile jog, 0.5 mile walk, 1 mile jog, 0.25 mile walk. My knees felt good through the whole routine. My total walking time was about 19 minutes for one total mile of walking. My jogging miles were: 13:56, and 14:13. I'm very happy with today's workout.
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