Thanks for the great ideas, guys!
Penny-Yes, I do bike, but the bike's broke right now :( I opened the pool yesterday, so it'll be ready to start swimming by tomorrow! That'll help because my nice LOVES to swim (she's part fish, I'm convinced!)
I also got a lot of really great ideas from another list. One of them, which I never thought of, was to mix sugar free Jello with fat free whipped cream & then pour into popicle moulds in the freezer! I used to LOVE the Jello pops when I was a kid, I never thought to do this! This would also be a great project for my niece to do too! She's interested in cooking already & since her parents don't, Grandma & I will be the ones to teach her! Great opportunity!
Motivation is really the key for me. I don't like when it's REALLY hot out. Mid-70's and I'm happy. Anything more & forget it. I'm in the a/c. (asthma acts up in the wonderful humid Michigan weather).
Ok, here's another question for you all:
HOW do you make time for yourself? We're all pretty busy & though I don't have children to chase after, I do have 5 dogs at home. 1 is young, so he requires a lot of attention, one is a foster dog that I'm trying to train & find a home for & one is sick with cancer & is on chemo...so he requires a lot of attention. I'm finding it harder & harder for me to actually find time for MYSELF. I've tried to schedule "ME TIME" in, but it's hard. I'm also trying to fit in a lot after work & it's to the point that I'm only getting the minimual done before I pass out!
For example, I worked until 6 last night, didn't get home until 7. By the time I let the dogs out, fed them, put away dishes, tossed in a load of laundry, changed out of my dress clothes & went thru the mail, it was already 8pm. Then I went outside, cleaned up the yard, started to get the pool ready & then let the dogs back out to play for a bit, it was 9pm. I went back in, started dinner, switched out laundry, vaccumed the house, gave the one dog his chemo treatment & I looked it was 10pm. I ate dinner at 10 pm! That's terrible! I jumped in the shower & was in bed by 11, stayed awake until 12 watching tv. No wonder I can't get up at 6 for work & was late this morning!!!
So, with all of that, how do you find ME time. That's a normal day for me, unfortunately. See, Rose, that's why I'm not meeting you on Thursday's to walk! It's not YOU, really (vbg), but I'm THAT busy every night! If it's not the pool, it's dog training class (like tonight & tomorrow). I won't be home from class until 11 tonight & tomorrow. Thursday, it'll be picking up where I left off (laundry, dishes, house work, etc). There's only so many hours a day.
What gets me...and I know many of you might be thinking the same...is that everything I do counts as exercises. I get that, but the weight's not coming off. It's frustrating!
Thanks for listening to me, guys :)
Gail & the 'boys':
Duncan, Teddy, Muggy & Speedy...Jake ATB & always in our hearts
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