Sunday, March 24, 2013
Well, the week ended as crappy as it started. Friday evening our heater broke so we were without heat until Saturday morning when the landlord came over to fix it. God, was it cold! Got down to about 56 in the house... :( Luckily we have a space heater for Spencer's room, so he was toasty, and I have an electric blanket. Joe used the larger space heater in the living room, the area's a little too big for the heater to be efficient, but it's nice to have close by when you're asleep.
Yesterday Joe spent most of the day in bed which made me so mad and frustrated. He does this every weekend. It's not fair- I never get a day off in bed. I wake up at 5 am for work during the weekday, and by 7 AT THE ABSOLUTE LATEST on weekends. I love my time with Spencer on weekends, and I'm naturally a pretty early riser, but I still think Joe takes advantage on the weekends. We ended up arguing about it yesterday and he told me he's "depressed"... yet he refuses to contact the doctor. If he's truly depressed, then he needs professional help. And he also needs to be open and honest with me about it.
This week will likely be pretty busy. We are going to Philly on Thursday right after I get out of work (so obviously missing class that night) and staying until Monday morning. I'm looking forward to it! I'm going to go to class on Tuesday, and hopefully be motivated enough to get to the gym on my lunch breaks. The first week of April is the last week of BeFit, so luckily I won't be missing it!
My plan for April is to continue doing classes. Stacy works out with one of my other coworkers Tuesday through Friday at around 3 pm and said I should join them. I'm thinking of taking a class on Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:30, it is Step, Sweat, and Sculpt (or something like that). Then doing Tuesday and Thursday classes with Stacy and my coworker (Meg). Still aiming for some cardio throughout the week on lunch breaks- maybe 3 times a week especially on Fridays when I can't do an afternoon or evening class because we drive Chloe to meet her mom.
I'd like to start going back to the gym Saturday mornings as well and just taking Sundays off.
As far as eating goes, I really want to refocus on Paleo for the month of April and see how it goes. I've been tempted (and giving into) lately by food that is definitely not Paleo-friendly, but have also been trying to eat a lot of fruit, veggies, and lean protein. I don't think I've gained weight but I'm trying to not use the scale too much. I know I'll be eating a fairly decent amount over the coming weekend and honestly, I'm just going to enjoy myself. I've got plans to go out to my favorite diner with friends on Saturday night and I want my usual chicken fingers and cheese fries! Plus, my mom is having a big spread for Easter on Saturday and on Friday I believe we have plans to dye eggs with my kids, my nephew and sister-in-law, and my sister, so my mom said she'd make baked ziti or we'll get pizza or something. So yeah, definitely planning a food-filled weekend, but, I'm not going to worry!
I know March really wasn't that great for me, but I'm planning to make April better. I'd like to lose at least 10 more pounds by Memorial Day (ideally- 20!) and fit comfortably into a size smaller by then too. So I'm setting that little goal for myself and am really going to dig down deep and push myself to stick with my gym schedule and healthy eating. I know I just need to lose the first decent chunk and I'll be motivated to keep going!
Anyway, as I write this Spencer is telling me "hungry, hungry" so we are going to get dressed and go get some breakfast! I want some coffee and we're all out, and we also need milk for the kiddos. Hoping I can get Joe up to come with us and maybe do breakfast out. Spencer -loves- McDonald's eggs.