Tuesday, September 04, 2012
I have been trying to create a blog entry this morning to no avail. Then I realized my browser is Google Chrome and I bet SP doesn't support that, so went back to IE and lo and behold it works. What a pain. So in order to post a blog entry I have to exit my regular browser and open a different one, just for spark.
One more step to get in my way. Yes, I am blah today. It happens. Not often, but it does.
This is week 3 of kids back to school! Yippee! I honesty thought I'd find a routine within the first couple of weeks - what the heck was I thinking?!?! I mean really, the first two weeks are crazy and running places to get last minute stuff that was forgotten or we didn't know about (like extra notebooks, instrument accessories, project stuff). Somehow those 2 weeks flew by without me looking at myself at all. Oh yeah and my oldest had a birthday (16), more crazyness)But that's water under the bridge.
Today. First day of the third week. And finally I feel like I have a little time to myself. And thanks to my sparklyfriend (fitformyfamily) - I got off the pc and went on a short bike ride!!
I tend to think exercise needs to be a big deal - as in a hard workout or a long workout. I tend to dismiss the idea of a short workout, a quick workout, an easy workout. What does that mean for me??? That I often don't do it because I can't go "all out". Stupid, yes I know. I also know if this was going to be easy for me I'd be at goal already! So I did a 13 minute bike ride - 2 miles. Short, seemed a little silly, but you know what I DO feel better. At least I did *something*, as opposed to nothingness. Sometimes the effort is more than I want to give, but I could do 13 minutes and I did. 13 minutes is more than I did yesterday!! 2 miles is more than I rode all last week. It all starts somewhere, right??
Anyway, then I was fiddling with my spark pages stuff and decided to post my actual weight (oh it's only off a few pounds, yes I sometimes don't log weight gain cause it was fluctuating so much it got tedious). Then I decided to look at the report for weight loss since I started in May of 2011. And I had this great downward trend going...right...up...until...M
arch of 2012. And since then? An upward trend. What the heck happened? I moved. It's the only thing I see - right about March was when we knew we had sold the house and were moving. And it's been crazy ever since.
But that's done now too. I am settled in. I love where we are. My kids are back in school. I have time again to focus on me. And now I need to figure out what that means.
I haven't been totally gone - I have checked out books from the library on whole food eating. I like that concept - we mostly eat that way anyway. And it helps me focus on staying away from sugar and refined carbs (which is my weakness). I found a local farmers market that is 5 minutes away. So I've been there a couple of times - great, fresh produce, and it's fun. It helps me feel like I'm focusing on my health more because it's all fresh!!
Exercise is my failing these days. I really need to have a plan, a schedule. I have meant to look into the local Y, but that hasn't happened yet either. I just need to find time to look at my schedule and figure out how I'm going to fit time for me in.
Oh I supposed that's plenty for now. I sure wish I had a personal coach in my head telling me to get moving! And really, I don't do it much for myself. How the heck do I fix that (cause it's surely broken).