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Running on a hamster wheel

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Just blogging to make an effort to keep updated. This is my life right now while finding homes for these critters. About half have been spoken for.

Trying to make time for any exercise at all has been extremely challenging lately, as well as been eating properly. I've been eating the right foods, but really having troubles with amounts. I've been tracking just fine, but I've been feeling much hungrier. So I'll have a second helping of nuts, or a third helping of squash or brussel sprouts. Even go for a peanut butter sandwich. Half the prob is my mind, but the other half feels like a rebound effect after being so strict for so long. Part of me also knows that once I've been cleared for full exercise, it will be easier. Not going to blow the calories I've worked off by eating. Fingers crossed, will get full clearance in two weeks!!! Hooray! I managed to get out to the Y and swim some during this down time. One night I was lucky enough to get there just in time for a water aerobics class! It was a good class. The structure of it was certainly welcome but I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss my zumba.

My goal to hit before the end of the year is to get up 30 minutes earlier in the morning and get out in the pitch dark cold. Next semester will be a bear and this will be integral to fitting my running time into my day. The time of reckoning has come. Even if I can't make myself exercise during it, at first, I need to form the habit. I need to get up, put my clothes on and go out. Once used to it, exercise will be the easier part of it (for me). Struggling against the desire to hibernate under the covers is the main challenge for me :) My doc cleared me for walking, as long as I keep it under two miles so this is what my plan is for the next little bit.

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  • LDAVIS829
    good for you making a plan! emoticon I myself would have to have some super motivation to get up early in the am to go walking in this weather we have been having. If your still interested in hitting the Y together sometime I would love to start going to some classes!
    hope to hear from you soon
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    1921 days ago
    Ok my friend. Don't beat yourself up. Remember just 10 minutes of exercise is awesomeness! You can lay in bed and exercise. I do sometimes. Do leg lifts or Pilates, crunches, butt lifts, etc. ha ha ha. It's more cushiony. Put your feet on your daughter's belly, hold her hands, lift her up and fly her. She'll love it! Mommy daughter time and exercise.

    Those hamsters are too cute, but I have to admit that I've had them before and the mess overrides the cuteness. Never gain. I feel your pain and wish you the best of luck, especially with a daughter who must LOVE them. So hard.
    1922 days ago
    I would love to help with the hamsters but we have 2 gerbals and 2 HUNGRY dogs so I can't. I am sorry you are having such a rough way to go with the food. I have the same issues but I have been lucky to avoid issues. I often get concerned when the scale shows a gain but it usually levels out after a day or two. It's really hard when you have several schedules such as you, your DD, work and school. I have done the early AM schedule for exercise but my alertness and stiffness first thing in the morning is bad. I would be exhausted at 8 pm Soooo GOOD LUCK. hOPE ALL GOES WELL! Don't give up! Love ya! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1929 days ago
  • no profile photo SUEPERWOMAN

    I know that those two weeks can't come quickly enough for you!! Hang in there, darlin'.

    Oh my gosh, those hamsters are too cute!
    And small enough to just flush down the toilet.
    I KID, I KID !!!!!!!!

    Love, Ginger
    1930 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/4/2013 4:03:46 PM
    Hamsters are toooo cute for words!
    emoticon for the exercise planning.
    1930 days ago
    Hang tough, you are doing great. I bet it hasn't been easy but you have handled yourself so well through it. Way to go Starfish. emoticon
    1930 days ago
  • NHES220
    Glad you checked in and glad you are finding homes for the hamsters! I know what you mean about the eating, I always do better when I'm working out - I don't want to undo the good I've done. I have trouble getting out of bed to exercise too in the cold weather. Come on Spring!
    1930 days ago
    Keep fighting for your health! Hugs, Laurel
    1930 days ago
    Sounds like a great plan - emoticon
    1930 days ago
    Sounds like a great plan! I admire your dedication...don't think I could do the morning thing! I've always exercised at night!
    Your hamsters are adorable!!!
    So glad you checked in!
    1930 days ago
    Thanks for sharing your struggle! I too am finding it difficult to get in my activity with the darkness coming so early. Smokey and I are VERY disappointed that we cannot walk at night when Mommy gets home!!! lololol

    But we have to roll with the punches, do we not? :-). This too shall pass and we will get back to what we were doing before, as soon as time and space permit. I have faith in that...and I have the UTMOST faith in you, Beautiful!! :-)

    love you SO!
    1930 days ago
    Love your hamsters! What sweet little faces!

    Good for you for planning how to get back into things - getting up early when it's dark this time of year is not easy. Sounds like you have a plan to overcome it - well done!
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