Thursday, August 04, 2011
I hate going too long without a blog, but life has a way of squeezing time for blogging. I managed to make it through July which sounds funny but is a major accomplishment. I had a lot of fun with the kids fitness camp...August's week was cancelled as I was the only one available to do it. While I enjoyed it a lot and was grateful for the extra income, I'm glad it's over. 4 weeks with 20 or so kids took its toll on my nerves...I have WHOLE new respect for teachers and caregivers!! The heat and my crazy schedule could have done me in but my 'pamper project' was perfect timing. It allowed me to relax my fitness and nutrition goals and enjoy myself. I used my me time for pedicures, reading, and meditation.
Should have set me up perfect for this month, right? Well, not so much. I haven't been taking good care of myself nutrition wise, and I've had a few days lately where my carb/sweet tooth cravings have been out of control. I have not checked myself and am struggling even now as I type. I'm thinking about the stash of baked goods I have in the freezer downstairs...leftovers from RAGBRAI for our upcoming Lioness meetings :( I won't even go into all that I ate yesterday...I was a mess for no apparent reason. The only redeeming moment I had was taking advantage of going to the gym to run another 5 miles on the treadmill. Made it in 62:53! Running is my saving grace right now and that's not saying too much...I'm still struggling to get in my ST sessions each week, and I have not done as much yoga as I'd like. Until the boys start back at school, the only set things in my schedule will continue to be daily walks with them and playing...all good things, but not the calorie-burn that I crave right now. I know next month the gym will resume evening circuit training classes which will be great, and I will start running in the mornings while my guy is at preschool MWF. But for now...well, here are some very basic August goals:
Minimum 5 fruits and veggies each day...I want this streak to go until the end of the year!
Mindful eating needs to start back into my life. When I feel a craving coming on, I will get up, move to a quiet place, and think about why I want what I want. I know 90% of the time, I'm wanting something bad for no good reason. I need to start actively doing something to stop giving in.
20 minutes of meaningful movement. That's just 2 spark videos a day!
3 ST sessions per week...again, this would fulfill my movement goal easily. Very manageable.
I'm also in a running challenge this month...40 miles. I already have 5 down. If I'm serious about increasing my miles I need to keep at this.
Wellbeing: As always, I have two books this month...one for education, one for pleasure. So, I'll try to get both done and returned to the library before my time is up...Jillian Michael's Master Your Metabolism, and Suzanne Collins Hunger Games. I also want to get back to my daily do-to list. I was doing this back in May with a lot of success. It was keeping me off my FB gaming and focused on my housework and organizing.
That's about it for me...hope everyone is off to a great Thursday!!