Hey there old (and new friends)! I haven’t forgotten about you, I swear. Life has just been so busy. But in good news, it is slowing down. This past weekend my family and I took the time to do just that; SLOW DOWN. Every weekend for the last several months has been jam packed with rushing from place A to place B with no down time at all. This past month has been filled with lots of scouting events, camping trips and a huge party that we threw for our friends. A very awesome 1920’s themed murder mystery party. Honestly, the best night of my life, I swear! We are already planning the next one! Here are a few pics from the evening.
Me trying to bring back the fingerwave
Me and my amazing mobster husband
Now everything is winding down. We decided to go into the holiday weekend with very few plans. I started the week thinking about how this weekend would be a great time to jump back into running as I haven’t done very much of it since doing Insanity for that month and this weekend was the date of the marathon I had planned on being my second, but I took the time to rest and recuperate instead. I started out feeling a little sad about that, but I will have more. My family could not handle my training schedule this winter and spring and that is ok. I don’t need to be wonder woman. I have plenty of time to get out there and hit the pavement and train for another this year. After my 5 minute pity party, I decided my sole goal of the weekend we to spend an hour on the hammock with my husband and I did just that. Goal met! We had a few cookouts, drank a few too many adult beverages with friends, swam in the pool, did some minor gardening and did a lot of relaxing. It was a glorious weekend. I hope everyone had a great weekend, too.
This past month, since my last update, I’ve been sticking with P90x fitness wise. I haven’t been running, but made that a conscious decision to give my ankles and knees a break after the disaster that was Insanity. I did work in a few small 2 mile runs the last few weeks, but not enough to bring my base back up. I have a 3.5 mile race on Thursday so it will be interesting. I’m definitely not expecting a PR by any stretch of the imagination.
Nutrition wise I’ve been doing ok. The 80% rule of eating healthy just doesn’t work for me, though. I maintain the same weight, which is great, but I’ve noticed that since losing all this weight any sodium or alcohol I consume leaves me so bloated for days. I’m going to make a concentrated effort to eliminate alcoholic beverages (this one’s been tough this month – a lot of entertaining and parties) and limit my sodium (which hasn’t been that bad but can use improvement). I’ve also been making an effort to make a vegetarian meal for our family once a week. Last week I made baked falafels and they were a huge hit! Also, we planted a family garden for the first time! Today is the 6th day since seeds have been in and I was surprised with this little cucumber guy this morning! I’m so excited to eat and can all of the fresh produce this summer!
My little helper
My first sight of the cucumbers!
So, there’s my update. I have about a month until our family vacation and while I don’t expect to lose very much weight between now and then, I’m definitely going to be more strict with my food intake and workouts to visit my family being the best me I can be and undo the damage from the large amounts of light beer, vodka and lemonade that I drank this weekend…