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!