Monday, November 12, 2012
It seems like all my blogs lately have been about me not doing what I say I'm going to do :(
So, again this weekend, I didn't get in any exercise, although I boldly proclaimed on Thursday that I would run on Saturday & Sunday!
Friday was DD#1 - 17th Birthday! We had a small family party for her Friday evening. She wanted Chinese food (we get this about twice a year) and lemon cake. It was just the five of us and my parents. It was a very nice evening and I tried not to eat too much. She got just what she wanted $$$ and DH made her a "donkey" which is a type of easel/bench for drawing/painting (it was really nice - I didn't even know he had made it!).
DH was off Friday & Saturday (miracle), but spent both days working on his van (had the front end completely taken apart), so that left us with 1 vehicle. On Saturday morning, I dropped DD#3 off at play practice and then picked up DD#1's boyfriend to spend the day "hanging out" (he lives about 22 miles away). I picked DD#3 up from play practice at 2:30 and DH had the van put back together and new tires by then! DD#2 wanted to run/play basketball since she didn't have practice. It was my goal to go with her, but I ended up going to bingo night with DD#3 (her Girl Scout troop was hosting the first session and then we got to play the 2nd session). So DH got to take DD#2, a friend, DD#1 and boyfriend to the park and I got to go to bingo. Turns out it was a lot of fun (I really do like bingo) and DD#3 won a $25 Bath & Bodyworks gift card! Me, nothing.
Since I did so much running around on Saturday, I had mega laundry to do on Sunday. Of course, DH had to work! I woke all 3 girls up pretty early (DD#1&2 stayed up late watching scary movies so they were grouchy!) and had them help me. I then had to take DD#2 to the high school (the basketball team was going to a girl's college basketball game @ Georgia Tech). I got back just in time to watch a little pre-game and settle in for the Falcons/New Orleans game. The Falcons lost their first game of the season (and to the Saints no less!!). As soon as the game was over, DD#1&3 and I went to 5:00 pm. Mass.
I think you get the picture by now. Very busy weekend equals no exercise . . . yes there were plenty of opportunities. I certainly had time to do some strength training on both days and I could have ran earlier in the morning on both Saturday & Sunday before I started all my "stuff".
So, I don't really want to put down what I plan to do today! It's raining and of course I have 2 of the 3 kids to run around tonight. I do have a good dinner planned, so I should be able to do my strength training routine after I pick up DD#2 from Bball practice and before I eat dinner.
I've decided to weigh every other week, so I'll have to weigh this Wednesday. My next weigh in after that will be the Wednesday after Thanksgiving, so at least I'll get a gauge of how Thanksgiving went before the Christmas festivities start.
I need to make this a priority in my life. I worked really hard to loose that 46 lbs. and become a "runner". I don't need to let up now.