And this is why I re-shifted my focus...
I've increased my walking by more than double this week and that darn scale went up 2.5 lbs! Logic tells me that's gotta be water retention but this just solidifies my dislike for that darn scale. I'll keep going, knowing the additional exerci... Read more
This morning, it was sure tempting to stay in bed an extra hour rather than get up, but once I stretched well (still in bed) and sat up, I felt significantly more awake. Much to hubby's dismay, I slept in exercise clothes last night, but that m... Read more
Miles and Fitness Goals
Last year, my goal was to walk 1,000 miles. My "official" mileage was 975, although, there were a few days I forgot my tracker and I started the goal in the 3rd week of January so I very likely hit the 1,000 mark if just barely.
This year,... Read more
Fitness Minutes Trophy
I've earned the 1,000 minutes/month trophy every month this year.
I've earned the 1,500 minutes/month trophy only 3x this year.
I've never earned the 2,000 or 2,500 minute trophies.
It's still early on the 14th and I'm just shy of 1,100... Read more
Looked silly, but...
This morning, I considered running in the dark with the dog but instead opted to watch an episode of one of my shows in the living room which is more of the size of a great room (20' x 19'). I walked, jogged, and side-skipped back and forth acr... Read more
I changed my alarm to 4:30 (from 5:00) so that gives me a full hour to myself now before waking the kids. In that time, I did 40 minutes of Zumba, put a load of laundry in the wash, loaded and ran the dishwasher, made sweet tea for this evening... Read more
I followed through with a plan.
My body hasn't really adjusted to the time change. I've been getting tired earlier and getting up e... Read more
I grabbed a bag of pre-mixed salad and a couple of grilled chicken thighs from the fridge and headed to work only to realize after I left the house that I forgot to grab the tomatoes, green onion and dressing. I was not looking forward to the s... Read more
Last night, after dinner and reading to the kids, hubby was fast asleep in bed. It was 8:30 and we hadn't gone on our walk yet. I still really wanted to go. So, I put the dog on a leash and donned my white runner's jacket and we went out the... Read more
Reading One's Own Blog
After posting my most recent blog about being thoroughly and utterly content, I scrolled through some of my earlier posts and learned a few things...
1. I haven't blogged in 6 months! Wow. Oops.
2. I've been meal planning for longer tha... Read more
Thoroughly and Utterly Content
I completed my last pre-req for Nursing school and also completed a CNA course over the summer so I am now a certified nursing assistant. I will apply to 4 different nursing programs in November and one more in the Spring in hopes of being acce... Read more
Fitbit and Goals
Since getting my Fitbit, I have increased my walking considerably and looking back over the last 2 months, I don't think 20 miles/week is enough of a stretch. I think 30 ... Read more
Excited about meal planning
OK, maybe I'm a total dork but I'm a planner by nature and when I create a plan that looks totally "doable", I get excited. It probably has something to do with giving me a sense of control and we all like to control our destiny, right?
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My Life is a Sitcom
We all have days like this and it's nice to read about someone else going through the same thing so thought I'd share. Afterall...I was frustrated yesterday, but I am laughing about it today.
I worked a LONG day yesterday, even worked thro... Read more
This weekend was truly gorgeous in sunny San Diego. Saturday, we reached 83 degrees and Sunday we were in the mid 70s. Hubby and I ran errands Saturday while the kids cleaned the house and then we took them out for frozen yogurt. Sunday, we g... Read more