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Routine is Good!

Friday, January 04, 2013

I peaked at the scale this morning and I'm down a pound from Wednesday. Now this isn't "official" and I know all about weight fluctuation, but it was good to see the number down. I'm about 90% back to routine now after the holidays. The girls go back to school on Monday, so that will put me back 100%. I've had 3 days of healthy breakfast/lunch and ok dinners, so that's helped.

I'm also a little sore today. I'm not sure if it's from the bowling, the resistance band workout, or a combination of both?! We went bowling after I got off work Wednesday (DH, DD#2 & friend and DD#3 & friend). I haven't bowled in a couple of years. It was a lot of fun and of course I beat everyone! Unfortunately we were there at dinner time, so we had pizza! I only had 2 small pieces and drank a lot of water. I came home after that and ate some fruit, so not too bad.

While cleaning over the weekend, I found the resistance band I had bought DD#1 (she hardly used it). Of course she lost the "workout guide", so I printed a workout from Spark. I didn't really like it because it was a "seated" workout and it seemed a little lame. However, by last night, I was so sore - arms & legs and my back was hurting. I think I overdid it because I didn't think I was doing anything and I may not have done it properly. I found a couple of videos on Spark, so I'm going to try them tomorrow morning.

I also printed out the 5K Your Way on Spark. It's very similar to what I did with my running class almost 2 years ago. It's supposed to be for someone who can walk/jog for 30 mins. I've definitely lost my running "spark", so this should jump start me. The first week is 1 min. walk/3 min. jog (repeat 7 times) 3x a week. It increases after that and after 5 weeks, you should be ready to run a 5K.

I did that last night at the indoor track. It was really hard! By the 6th circuit, I was really feeling it. My legs were already sore, but I pushed through. With the 7 circuits and some extra walking, it was about 32 mins. After I finished, I joined DH & DD#2 in the gym. DH was really working her and I rebounded for about 30 mins., so that was extra exercise. A group of boys asked if we wanted to play a "pick up" game, (I guess they were desperate for a couple of extra people or they wanted a pretty blond to play with them - DD#2, not me or DH!). DH and I opted out (I could see me pulling a muscle or hurting my ankle playing with a bunch of teenage boys!). Anyway, DD#2 played with them for about 15 more mins., so DH and I shot baskets for a while. She did pretty good since she was the 3rd tallest of the 6 people playing. So, all in all I got about 1 1/2 hours of exercise!

Today DD#2 starts back with her basketball practice (they have a game tomorrow), so there goes that motivation! I'm still pretty sore today, so I'm going to take a rest day. DD#2 wants to watch the varsity teams play tonight, so we might go. A Freshman girl that has played with her for 2 years (and we've known the family since the kids were babies) plays on varsity (she's 6'5"!), so we've been wanting to watch her play.

I'm going to do the resistance band workout tomorrow morning before going to DD#2's basketball game. I'll be picking up DD#1's boyfriend (he lives near the high school where we're playing) and then back home to take down the Christmas tree and then watch football! I'm going to run on Sunday morning and then settle in for some more NFL playoff games. My beloved Falcons have a bye!

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