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My struggles this week

Saturday, October 06, 2012

My son in law went back to work (thank you God!) this week but this impacts my schedule severely and I had a tough week finding a balance. I usually walk as soon as its light enough to be safe and if I miss that window I have to wait till 9am as the road is way too busy to be safe. Well I have had a 4 year old and a soon to be 2 year old all week starting at about 6 am which means walking has been gotten in (if at all after then go home, praying for light and one day in the dark which was kinda scary.

Needless to say my exercise minutes plummeted this week and with them my mood went too. Funny I didn't realize how much I counted on those 40 minutes a day to get my brain in order and some much needed "me time". With rains coming ( I hope lol) to southern Oregon soon this is a problem I was going to need to solve sooner or later, it just came sooner than I expected. So since my daughter's elliptical trainer was in storage as there was no place for it where they are currently living, I did what any good mother would...I borrowed it!

Now I thought I was in pretty good shape, walking close to 3 miles 5 days a week I figured this would be cake WRONG!! This thing is kicking my butt. I am going at it 5 minutes at a time, taking a break, and going back for another 5 feeling like a total wimp! But I definately got my heart rate up and sweat wanna talk about sweat. Its working areas I didn't know I had!

Hopefully I can work myself up to do more than a seriously whimpy 5 minutes a time lol

But I can exercise any time now, nap time for kids, 2 am when I usually awake after helping my daughter rock the newborn back to sleep (so that she can get a couple more minutes sleep). The newborn in our house, well she is a month now, doesnt feel that night time is sleep time lol.

So I am "hopefully" on my way to get back on track.

On the upside I got on the scale today and have lost 2 lbs so I am thrilled!

Happy Saturday all!
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  • TEDYBEAR2838
    I know emoticon Just don't give up!
    1838 days ago
  • CNELSON5411
    Thanks all for the comments. I would not find it possible to walk with the grandkids. I walk down my road which is full of pot holes and rocks, and then along one of the main roads here which does not have sidewalks or even a shoulder. When a car comes I end up basically in a ditch to get out of the way and the sides are pretty inclined and a stroller would be a heart attack every time not to dump the kids over lol. I walk a bit over 2.5 miles in 40 minutes and my grandson would never make it. he wants to be carried after the trip down our road (.40 of a mile) and back and just that amount with him usually takes close to 30 minutes so it just would not be the same.

    I live in the sticks, no close park or good place to take them. for me to load them in the car and drive 20 miles would be counter productive. One of the pains of living in the country but I wouldn't live anywhere else
    1839 days ago
    I'm glad you found the elliptical and are using it. Have you thought of taking the grandkids for a walk? Put the little one in a stroller and grab the older one by the hand and just walk down the street. If there is a park nearby that's even better. You may only get 10 minutes at a time, but you'll be in the fresh air.

    1839 days ago
    Alternatives can be interesting!
    1839 days ago
    You will find that happy medium,sometimes it just takes a bit! You will persevere and in the end it will all work out :) Keep sparking!
    1839 days ago
    I hope you find your workout balance this week to come. Congrats on the weight loss. emoticon
    1839 days ago
    Balance is sometimes difficult
    1839 days ago
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