Well October ended with me over indulging in candy! We still have a lot around, so I'm taking a big bag to the church tomorrow (we'll be sending some to the troops & making "goody" bags to put in with food to take to the homeless around Thanksgiving). My mindless snacking is out of control too! My girls have even commented on my crappy eating!
My exercise has been a little off too! I finally broke down and bought new shoes last Monday. I've only used them 3 times since then! I ran last Tuesday and the shoes are great, but I'm still struggling on my runs. I did the 10 min. run/5 min. walk thing again. I got in over 2 miles and I felt pretty good. It was cool (and still windy), so it was great running weather.
After I ran, I picked up DD#2 from basketball try-outs. She made the team! The head coach (along with other coaches) talked to each girl individually (34 girls) after try-outs, which I thought was kinda cool. He told DD#2 that he likes her work ethic and attitude, but she needs to work on being more aggressive (DH and I have been telling her this for years). He wants her to play on the Freshman team so she can work on this. The coach told the parents at a parent meeting that they haven't "picked" the teams yet and that there are 29 girls in the program for the 3 teams - Varsity, JV & Freshman (so 5 girls either didn't make it or dropped out - it's a big commitment). I think she'll probably still play on the Freshman team, this will give her more playing time and allow her to work on the "aggressive" thing. All 29 girls practice together, so it gives the younger girls a chance to work with the more experienced players. Plus telling the girls that the teams haven't been picked yet motivates some of the ones that have gotten complacent to work as hard as the "newbies".
I ran again with DH on Thursday. The weekend was pretty busy. DD#1 was having a bonfire on Saturday with some of her friends to celebrate hers and another girls 17th birthday (DD#1 birthday is actually this Friday). We spent Saturday morning cleaning house and doing yardwork. DD#2 wanted to run and play some basketball later on Saturday. The Freshman coach couldn't make practice Saturday, so only the older girls and 4 9th graders (out of 12) had to practice. I think she was a little disappointed because she wasn't asked to practice, but the other 4 play a different position than her (except the 6'4" 9th Grader who is on varsity). So we went to the park and ran the outdoor track and played on the outdoor courts. She prefers the indoor track/courts, but they had games and were full. It was pretty hot on Saturday and she got in a good workout. I only ran/walked about a mile. I hate to admit it, but I had eaten a bunch of candy about an hour before and felt yucky!
DD#1 had about 10 kids come to the bonfire. Her new "boyfriend" came with a friend. Everything went pretty well and the kids stayed until about 11:30. Fortunately daylight savings ended and we got that "extra" hour, but I was still tired when I got up on Sunday morning for DD#2's confirmation class (I'm a small group leader). When we got home from class, DD#1 and I cleaned up from the bonfire. I lounged around the rest of the day watching football. My beloved 8-0 Falcons played (and won) Sunday night.
We had to run all 3 girls around yesterday at different times, so DH ran without me. I actually did a strength training work-out last night. I'm determined to start doing this. I think it will help with my running and definitely with the flabby stomach/muffin top thing I got going on.
I'm a little late on my November goals, and I really hate to list anything specific. I completely blew October. I did weigh this morning (I was actually shaking because I thought it was going to be so bad and I'm surprised it wasn't). I pretty much stayed the same (even lost a couple of ounces), but I still have those extra 7 lbs to get rid off. Frankly, if I can just get through the holidays without gaining any more, I'll be happy! I'm going to continue to work on some type of strength training and continue on with the running. I would really like to join some of the classes at the Rec. Center, but I can't afford the time/money right now. Things won't be letting up and if anything, I'll be more busy with the holiday stuff!
I don't want to make excuses, but I'm just going to do the best I can. I can do the ST at home and even though it gets dark earlier now, the outdoor track has lights and I can still run at the indoor track. One thing I have complete control over is how I eat. I have no excuses for the mindless snacking, candy & crappy eating. I know I'll have a few slip ups at holiday gatherings, but I really need to "get it together". So, my main goal for November is to get my eating back in control (can I just confess how much I hate grocery shopping and cooking!! - stop, no more excuses!)
November will be my month to be thankful for my good health and not take it for granted and work on fueling my body better!