Wednesday, January 09, 2013
I did ok after my first week "back to routine". I kept up with the exercise and was pleased with that progress. My eating was better, but I need to get back to a plan & tracking. I really haven't gone to the grocery store yet to stock up, so I've just been eating what's on hand (we always have fresh fruits & veggies, whole wheat, etc.) and I've managed to eat pretty healthy (if I can just stay away from the salty Scrabble Cheeseitz).
DD#2 didn't have practice on Monday so we went to the gym as soon as I got home from work. I thought my walk/run routine would be easier since I was back on a flat track, but it was still hard! I finished that up and then rebounded for DD#2 for about 20 mins. I did a resistance band workout last night. I tried to play the upper & lower body videos from Spark, but they kept "loading" so it was annoying. I ended up just doing what I could remember from those and part of the "seated" routine. I did about 20 mins., so I guess that's ok. I really need to find something consistent that I like with this, or I'll probably quit like I did with the dumbbell workouts!
My sister called me last night. She and my oldest sister were going to join the fitness classes that the county has at their different rec. centers. They live about 15 miles north of me, so they were going to go to one closer to their houses. My oldest sister decided not to join (her husband is cheap!), but DS#2 went ahead and signed up. I think she was trying to convince me to, but we just can't afford it right now and I really can't commit to go to a particular class with her (distance and my wonky schedule). I really would like to do a strength training, core class, but I guess I'll just have to stick to what I'm doing for now.
On a positive note, I did loose 2 lbs.! I figured I'd do pretty good the first week just getting back to routine and stop the crappy eating.
Tonight is a "rest" day on my running program, but I might do a resistance band workout. I have to get dinner started and DD#1 to work and then take DD#2 to Bball practice @ 7, so I will be pretty busy. DH is off from his "regular" job the next 3 days, but he started a side job today, so he's not sure what time he'll be home at night.
Tomorrow starts the first day of Week 2 of the running program. I'll have to do 1 min. walk & 4 min. run (6 times). I think I'm ready to advance to this. It's about the same time, just a little more running! DD#2 has am practice on Thursday and the team dinner @ 6, so she'll probably want to run right after school. If not, I'll just go myself right after work. If she doesn't go, I'll go to one of the "greenway" trails if it's not raining. I haven't been to one of those in a while since DD#2 likes to run at the indoor track. I'll have to get back to take DD#2 to the dinner and pick up DD#3 from play rehearsal.
DD#2 has a game on Friday night, so that will probably be a rest day.
I'm looking forward to playoff football this weekend. I did a lot of "running" around last weekend and missed parts of the games, but I told my girls not to bother me (especially from noon - 4:30 on Sunday - that's when my beloved Falcons play!). DD#2 doesn't have a game on Saturday, but they might have practice. I'll try to get a run in and my cleaning done before the game @ 4:30. DD#1 is making some kinds of plans with BF and my niece and her husband (niece is 27, but really close to DD#1 who is 17). I told them whatever they plan, if I have to do any driving, they'll have to work it around football! DD#3 has 4.5 hour play rehearsal on Saturday (the play is at the end of the month), but she'll be done @ 2:30.
It will be a busy rest of the week and weekend, but I'm determined to stick to it!