Sunday, September 18, 2011
Darnit! I want my lazy Sunday! Got up this morning and spent a little bit of time drinking coffee and playing online, oh...and I had the most awesome oatmeal! It had pumpkin, and apples, and walnuts....and spices and a little bit of syrup...yummy! Then my biz partner/best fri showed up and made me exercise. This is the downside of being in business with a personal trainer....that darn guy just won't let me be lazy! Anyway, walked/ran 4.64 miles, so I at least know I can definitely make the 3.1 mile distance for the 5K I let myself get talked into on October 9th. It would be REALLY nice if I could do it faster because I am seriously slow, but I'll get there. I hope.
Had a meeting for a woman's group a friend invited me to this afternoon. I didn't mind going, and it's a worthwhile organization, but 3 hours inside on a sunny Sunday afternoon? ARGH! That's tough. Anyway, it's a good organization, it gets my name out there(which is important in my line of work) and they fed us. They also had WAY too much food, so we all took plates home for our families. YAY! No cooking dinner tonight!
Anyway, I'm behind in my reading, which is how I usually spend a big part of my sundays...but there'll be plenty of rainy/snowy Sundays for that soon enough!
Saturday, September 17, 2011
That? Is the number of calories I burned today with TWO solid hours of hooping, according to sparkpeople. Seriously, I can barely lift my arms after all the "first hand up, now second hand down. Second hand up now first hand down" etc...etc.
This may be the most fun exercise I've ever done. The first hour I did today was in an empty studio at the community center....just me, my ipod and my hoop....I kept moving for the whole hour. The second was in class this afternoon. The teacher showed me some new things to start working on. I can't wait to practice. Well, I take that back...I CAN wait..till I can lift my arms again...LOL.
Friday, September 16, 2011
With lots of opportunities to overeat....and I did pretty good. Not perfect, but perfect was never my goal anyway, right? I ate 3...that's right THREE cookies last night. Big cookies, too. Costco cookies...but you know what? I'm okay with that. I ate them while I was at a business expo where I kept pretty busy doing chair massage and schmoozing with people, so it's not like I was sprawled on the couch watching TV and mindlessly eating cookies. I can live with it. I still think, if I had really wanted those cookies and didn't eat them, I'd be mad. I'd feel deprived, and more like I was on a "diet" as opposed to eating healthier and changing my habits. Actually, if it weren't for changing those habits, I'd have kept eating after those 3 cookies, and would have regretted it when I got on the scale this morning. Neither of those things happened :)
I'm discovering that the key, for me, is that I'm thinking more about what I'm doing. When I go out to eat, I think about where I'm going, and what I will eat. When I'm at a function with nothing but not-great-for-you treats, I think about how much I want to eat something, and what I'll do to balance it out. Staying aware is really helping me feel in control!
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
was pretty darn good overall.
Wednesday afternoon/evenings, at least til sometime in October, are spent at a local farmers market, where we do chair massage and basically just chat with people about our business and what we offer. Usually we're there til 7, then grab something on the way home for dinner. I actually managed to get dinner prepped ahead of time so when we got home, I just popped it on the oven and we had a REAL dinner. YAY!
I got most of what I needed to get done today finished, and I made some money (regular client and chair massage) and now I'm in my nice warm house, with my little boys sleeping, and rain falling outside. I could get use to this :)
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
are definitely easier than others.
My eating hasn't been the greatest for the past few days, between PMS and generally not feeling well, but the good news is, it hasn't been the WORST either. I think the best I can shoot for is to make better choices, and eat healthy most of the time. I think I'm doing that, and I'm fairly happy with it.
Now, if only I could lose this #@$#% sinus headache and I'll REALLY be happy.
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