Saturday, June 28, 2014
Yesterday was the kids' first full day of summer vacation, so I took them and a couple of friends to the beach for the day! They had a great time, and laughed and had fun and played hard!
Today, we head back to the cottage for a week of rest and relaxation with my side of the family. I can't wait to get there!
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
I am seriously frustrated! I have my Spark Activity Tracker and have been mostly hell-bent on getting my 10,00+ steps. I have started, albeit slowly, the jogging/walking program, and I try to watch what I eat!
I know this last one is the problem, because no one at MY house wants to eat healthier food. I have one child that normally eats pretty well, but the other is VERY picky, and my husband "doesn't do vegetables". I refuse to make 3 or 4 separate meals every time it is meal time! There have been a couple of times when I have become quite cranky and told them all to get their own meal, but I hate coming off like I don't care about my 9 and 10 year-olds, nor their father!
How does everyone else do it? I can't make everyone happy, and I REALLY want to lose weight!
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Every day I listen to my kids complain about being bored. They have bikes, scooters, SHOES, LEGS, IMAGINATIONS, but they are bored!
I have offered them jobs to do, but they don't want to do those. One is on the X-Box (again). The blackflies would carry you away if you stayed still too long! I can sort of understand why they don't want to be outside, but I am heading out for a bike ride, so they may want to join me. Who knows!?
Talk to you all soon!
Saturday, May 24, 2014
I joined the Walk/Jog a 5K plan. I know, I am more of an avid walker, but everything and a lot of people swear by running, so I thought I would give it a shot. I am still on my first week of this new plan, so not a lot different from my walking plan.
I get shin splints though! And only in my left leg! The right leg feels strong. Don't get it -- am I favouring my right leg and pounding more on my left? Both go with me, so you would think both would be equally strong!
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Yesterday was just a bummer day!
It was raining -- hard -- when I woke up at 4:00, so I thought I would just stay in bed that extra half hour instead of going for a walk. But I have that Spark Activity Tracker and it makes me so competitive, so I got up to go for my walk. I want those steps!
Came downstairs and looked in the kitchen -- dishes were not done. Ugh! Washed but not dried and put away. Looked over at the stove, and there sat last night's leftovers -- which was supposed to be my lunch -- still out and not even covered! ARG!
Put on my gear and went out the door. It was pouring rain! It's okay, I have my rain poncho on so all is good! I will clean the kitchen up when I get back, and maybe I won't make his lunch to just to prove a point. It was kind of nice walking out in the rain. I was at the end of the sidewalk almost, about 2 miles from home, when I look down because I felt something bounce off my foot. No Tracker!!! NOOOOOOOOO! It's dark, and wet, and the sidewalk is bordered by long field grass. ARRRRGGGHHHHH! I looked for a good 10 minutes, almost panicking because the Tracker is so small and matte so it won't even shine from a street light. No luck! Time to go home or my whole schedule will be thrown off. Believe it or not, I started to cry. It had been a lousy morning! Now I have lost my $80 tracker!
All the way home, I was checking out every clod of dirt and pavement, crying and wondering how fast I could get another tracker. About half a mile from the house, I checked a piece of pavement and it turned out to be my tracker! I found it! I held on to that thing so tight, I was scared I might break it, but I wasn't going to lose it again!!!!
I have only had my tracker for a little better than a week, but it inspires me to keep moving. I have this competitive nature, and I like to see it light up.
The rest of the day was not stellar, but I felt much better.
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