October 1 - 2013
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
I am going to get back to thinking about me - from time to time! LOL .. Right now - I have my 13 year old in Middle School softball - at least 2 nights a week, my 4 year old is playing tee ball - and my husband and I coach (what you can call coach - we heard the cats as i call it) at least 1 night if not 2 and then that leaves me ONE night where I don't have to be somewhere. Makes it very hard to work out for me - but I spoke to one of the moms on the middle school team, she is a trainer at a gym that they own (which is not over close to my house) about what to do in order to get back to losing weight - don't get me wrong - with no working out at all - I still dropped a few lbs a month - but it is back to the at least 5 a month - I said it .. that is my goal!! Will I be satisfied with less - maybe .. as long as I feel better, have more energy and in general moving forward. She told me - that people with schedules like mine - people get overwhelmed. I work full-time and overtime every month - I am under enormous pressure at the office, I have 3 kids at home that all have something or somewhere to be - told me to look into doing 2 classes a week and for at least 3-4 other days - take the kids for a bike ride, or walk! Whatever is MOVING! Do to the trouble with my knees - she suggested 'BodyFlow' - which they offer at my gym - but only at 10:15 am .. so that doesn't work!! They don't even offer on the weekends. I know that as soon as middle school ball is over - we roll right into travel. I have informed my husband that intend to drive her to travel and I plan on running while she is practicing. I am going to get this body under 200#s one day! I know it will not be tomorrow or even this year - but as long as I can feel better and my kids follow suit - I am going to be happy! I have to be able to spend the day out running around and not suffer at the end of it!
I also have to go and get my feet fitted into the correct kind of shoes! I have been told that I have odd feet - in that my feet do not pronate plus I have entremely high arches. My foot doctor said that if I do that and still have numbest and pain in my feet than we can xray and look at bone structure. I am not sure I am at all interested in having foot surgery - but I do know that when you feet hurt - you hurt and it makes you do less!
My husband has been hitting the gym about 5-7 days a week - but he goes as early as 4:30am - I can't do that. I have asked to go to the 2nd hand store and see about getting a treadmill or a stationary bike so that I can do something every day before I leave for work! I know that will make a huge difference in getting in some cardio every single day! I am very serious about getting some of this weight off - and it starts with me!
Hope everyone is having a great Tuesday! Nothing like the wonderful people on Spark - you feel at home - and you get the support from people who KNOW how you feel and what it is like to have this struggle! I know I come by it naturally - as both my parents are overweight - but they are also still very active! I am doing what I can .. and I plan on being proud of where I am today!