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Day 503: Feeling of letting people down

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Feeling like I really let my team down this week. Took Superbowl Sunday off mostly, then ended up sick on Monday, and horribly sick Thursday and Friday. Can you say almost no workouts this week. It really is dragging me down. I was working on a roll, of increasing my exercise minutes every week.

Saturday - 40 minutes snow shoveling plus housework
Sunday - short low impact walk for 20 minutes
Monday - sick no workout
Tuesday - 53 minutes of cardio plus strength training in later
Wednesday - 60 minutes of snow shoveling, and decided to cuddle with husband watching a movie instead of working out that night, much needed too.
Thursday - sick all day so no workout
Friday - sick still and no workout

UGH!!! emoticon What a depressing week. Want it changed for the better this week. Don't need to be sick again. I have my first race of this year next Saturday, I am so excited about it. But it is only supposed to be 24 degrees that day with 12mph winds last I checked, so hoping it will be closer to 30, sunny and almost no winds. Oh and did I mention, my husband will finally be able to go see me while I race. He is so excited. He wasn't able to attend my first 2 due to work, and is so happy he has Saturday off to be able to join me. And so am I.

As for challenge weight loss this week, I did lose 2 pounds which is nice. But being sick isn't so nice. I haven't been able to do really any of my planned workouts for the week, so hoping I can next week. Although I'm sure I will probably look silly all over again trying to do Hip Hop Abs one day, and Shred the next. emoticon

But I know emoticon . Just need to get me a good kick in the butt. Don't worry team Cats, this week is going to rock!!! We are all amazing.

So as long as I don't end up sick again, we should be a-ok for an awesome week. *fingers crossed*

Also counting down the days to my youngest 2's birthdays. My older 2 had their birthdays in November, my stepdaughter turned 15 and well acts 10. And my son turned 9, can't believe he is almost 10. emoticon But he sure is growing up. He gave me a valentines booklet filled with things he can do for me to make me happy and give me a break. He is so sweet. Any who, my younger two will be 3 on March 1st, and 7 on March 6th. The cakes will be challenging, and I've only begun searching for the gifts. Waiting on taxes, before I go out and get them their birthday gifts. Easier that way. Plus one of our main gifts for almost 3 year old will be a big kid bed. Were switching her to a twin bed this year, since she adores the other 3's beds, and don't like staying off of them. So we figured on Sofia the First bedding. I've looked all over for various pricings and qualities, and still not sure which one I'm going to get her. But I've showed her at the store a few times, and she goes "for me? really? YAY!" I love her responses.

Oh and my youngests speech delay is getting better, she still can not say her name, and doesn't answer questions. But does sort of ask her own questions, mostly with help, and has went from very choppy 2 or 3 words sentences to 60 percent fully understandable and logical 3-4 word sentences. So much much better. She knows all her colors, although naming them is another issue, and can suprisingly count to 18, but intentionally only to 12. I think she just loves numbers. When she looks at her books or puzzles, she says "number 5" or "letter X". I love it. At least she knows the difference I suppose. All the kids are doing well, which is always what a parent wants anyways.

Today's Goals:
1) Catch up on Laundry
2) Catch up on dishes
3) Find my driveway
4) Workout for at least 30 minutes, more if I feel up to it, really want at least 60 minutes today
5) Make sure my 6 year old gets her writing assignments done this weekend, she likes to socialize in class emoticon a little much
6) Read my new book from the library, looks very interesting


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    Take care of yourself. Sounds to me you are doing great planning and having great follow-through. We cannot help getting sick. And when we do get sick, if we have been eating right and exercising, we probably don't stay sick for as long.

    Good luck with your races. Have a rockin' week. --Angie
    1591 days ago
    Please don't feel bad about being sick and missing your workouts. Your body needs rest. Listen to it. You are not letting our team down. Most important is taking care of YOU. Congrats on the 2 pound loss! emoticon

    That's AWESOME your hubby is going to get to see you race finally! emoticon

    Kids are precious and definitely grow up way too fast!

    Have a wonderful weekend! emoticon
    1592 days ago
  • BUTTERFLY-1976
    Snow shoveling is a great arm/core workout.

    I know how your feeling about felling like you let your team down, due to illness. I felt that way to the last few weeks, but was told I wasn't. Your still active on SP, connecting & chearing on your teammates....that support is helping your team.

    Woohoo on your husband being able to make your race. Good luck & have fun.
    1592 days ago
    did you know that shoveling is considered a workout . don't be so hard on yourself when you are sick it is okay to miss exercise now and then to feel and get stronger emoticon to the kids and good luck at the race emoticon
    1593 days ago
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