Thursday, December 20, 2012
I have mentioned several times about my need for fitness goals to keep myself interested and motivated. Well, dh and ds have brought it to my attention that I am regularly not at home and I workout too much. Personally, I don't it is out of balance as I am away from home (aside from work) about 1 1/2 hours a night. Nonetheless, I need to consider their feelings and this is my son's last year of high school before he goes off to college. (My dd already moved out for college).
I had some high goals for 2013, I wanted to "try" to complete a 1/2 Iron Man and my 2nd full marathon. I think I will need to put these off until 2014. I am slowing coming to peace with putting this off. My family is definitely the most important part of my life but as you may have learned, it is scaring to feel like your fitness level will decline.
So, this week, I have only worked out 3 days at 30 minutes each (and at home) with 1 session of strength and 2 of HIIT. One thing, I have already discovered is that I am less hungry, with less workouts. duh! I am tracking my food so I should be able to maintain my weight. I will just need to start paying more attention because I am not burning the calories as before. My trial week has gone well, I hope I can keep up the maintenance.
If my family wants me present more, I just need to think of new hobbies I can do at home. I don't want to go back to sitting on the couch and watching tv or reading books. ( I used to listen to audiobooks during my runs). Any ideas? I am a "productive" person, so it needs to be something that is valueable/useful. Meaning, I don't want cleaning to be a hobby. LOL. I don't want to be busy for the sake of being busy. I have thought about starting garage sale shopping and refinishing old furniture. This might be fun and they could help!
Any ideas? What other hobbies do you have?