Friday, February 27, 2009
I got a call from DS this morning (he calls before school everyday) he wanted to make sure that we were going to have music on while we make dinner. that can only mean that he's looking forward to dancing in the kitchen with Mom while we cook dinner & put it on the table. He normally doesn't like things to change (typical autism trait) but this change is one that he is really taking to!
My ex, DS & I all have the same Dr. when I had my appointment the Dr asked if my walking video is something I might be able to convince my son to do with me on the weekends (he is extremely overweight). I haven't had much luck with that & let her know, but I told her about the "dancing". She agreed that even that will help him and as long as I can get him to do it willingly he won't even know he's getting some exercise.
So I've got his Disney music all ready to spend a hour or 2 dancing & cooking with DS. Good exercise for both us and a real spirit lifter for me.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
I was in for a big surprise this morning. I got up and even DH couldn't finish all the meatloaf twist I'd left for him last night! There are still some in the refrigerator this morning! I plan on having one for lunch today.
I am stranded at home today. DH took my car to work and I refuse to drive his truck. I had a "trailing arm" break on the back of my car and with all the driving I do, I don't want to take chances with what I know is already a problem. DH works at an "Auto Recycling Center" also known as a Junk Yard. He has the part my car needs and will be stopping at a friends garage tonight and installing it. Sometimes I like being stranded at home for the day. Since my car isn't out front few people realize I am home so I have the whole day to do what I want as well as things I've neglected at home.
I am so sore from yesterday, no, I didn't workout to hard, just put a lot of stress on a lot of muscle groups. My left shoulder & left side of my back hurt the worst. So, will that be my excuse for not doing my strength training today? No Way! Instead of counting my reps, I'll be saying. I am strong, I am determined, I am successful. I know when I make my mucles move the way they are supposed to, along with some extra stretching, it will help relieve some of the pain. My plans today also include 4 mile walk/jog video plus that bonus video that is only one mile but all at the jogging pace (not sure how well I'll do with this one, but I'm going to give it a shot).
A year ago the car problems & the sore muscles would have been enough for me to throw in the towel and just lay around all day, eating whatever I could find without working to hard to prepare it. NOT ANY MORE!
I started Rita's recipe for "Crockpot Fiesta" at 7:00 this morning, I have a list of things to work on, and my exercises to do. I don't have time to find the towel, much less throw it in!
Have a great day!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Not to long ago I ranted about DH eating everything I had planned for other meals. So tonight I tried out Rita's Meatloaf Twist. I must have measured something wrong but ended up with 22. So, I froze all but 8 of them. DH enjoyed the dinner and is happy that I am trying something new instead of the same old "healthy" stuff. After dinner I could see that he's already got it planned to clean out the left overs. He doesn't know about the ones in the freezer or that I planned it so he'd be able to eat all he wants later without messing up my meal plans for later in the week.
Thanks everyone for the suggestions! He has a super large bowl of food to eat tonight and I have leftovers for when I actually want to use them.
He thinks I'm just smiling because I made something different and he enjoyed it!
Monday, February 23, 2009
I am really looking forward to the end of this challenge, not so I can go back to old eating habits or so I can slack off on my exercise. What I am looking forward to is seeing if I'm below 190 on the scales and how many inches I've lost!
Today I seemed to be busy constantly, but this afternoon I put my foot down and told myself "Girl, If you don't get at your exercises now, you'll just think up more excuses NOT to do them later" So, I broke down & did my strength training video, then I spent the next 50 minutes doing walk/jog intervals for my cardio. Before my muscles realized what I had just done to them, I went to see what Maya's GOYB mini-challenge was for today, I didn't think I had the energy for it, but completed her challenge.
Tomorrow, I actually have to go out and do some work , but not until I check tracking numbers to be sure parts have been signed for (I'm not traveling 25 miles to find out they haven't gotten them yet) But I plan on having my cardio done before I leave, and I may try to get back to doing some of my pilates when I get home (depending on how long the jobs take while I'm out)
My goal is to continue to meet my goals for this challenge and continue to have faith that I'll have good results at the end.
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