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Week 14: Spring Break Broke Me

Sunday, April 08, 2018

So last week was Spring Break ....

Yeah, Spring Break broke me. Why?

Spring break was extra tough because each of my family members have a lot on their plates. My son is going through a really rough time, so his emotions are high (swinging from irritability to sadness). Daughter1 is a *very* strong personality (has always been)--she gets irritated easily if things don't go the way she wants them to ..... and she likes to control EVERYTHING. So yeah ... not fun there sometimes (but I keep reminding myself that hopefully she'll be able to use that power for good someday). Daughter2 has become a tween with VERY high emotions ("WHAT DO YOU MEAN I CAN'T WEAR LEGGINGS??!! MOOOOM! MY LIFE IS OOOOOOOOVER!!!!") .... yeah, that's fun.

Then Hubs has a new administrative job at the university--but is also doing several other jobs at the same time (for example, doing a bunch of the work for an individual who has cancer). And this is in addition to his church responsibilities.

So we were going to go to DC this week, but that needed to be put off because of Hubs' work stuff. And then we planned on going camping, but then snow and super cold temperatures hit us. So then a friend offered to loan us her cabin, but then one of Hubs' students needed help when his wife went into labor. So then we tried to hastily plan a couple of day trips to make up for it.

Anyway, my 2 rules went out the window this week..... No, I was not the victim. So let me fix that ... I ignored my 2 rules this week and my eating went crazy. My biggest mistake was allow myself to eat by myself--I'm sure it was stress, but did eating crap really alleviate any of the stress or make me feel better? Nope, not at all. And, just like I've said so many times before, I eat crap (and almost always crap only) if I eat after dinner.

So I'm trying to tell myself that it's a good lesson. I really do need my 2 rules.

Also, I missed 2 of my strength training days (I really need to figure out how I'm going to get my exercise in over the summer). I did not get my steps in on *several* days. And I did not get my water in. on several days.

BUT on the plus side, I did my 2 IF days. And I did 1 day of strength training. And--most important of all--I still did my 3 scheduled runs. So glad I did that! I completed Week 12 of my program ... I did a 50-minute run last week, my friends! That's a HUGE deal for me.

Also--and I'm excited about this--I've signed up the family for some 5ks. Son asked if he could run the Superhero 5k with me, so I got us both signed up--I think that last race really gave him a source of pride. I also signed up my 2 daughters for other 5ks for themselves--Daughter1 will run by herself, but Daughter2 needs help so I'll run with her to keep her pace. Depending on how she does in the first race, I might sign myself up for the second 5k because it'll be the Saturday after my mom's birthday and I'd really like to do a *race* for her (rather than just pacing Daughter2). I *also* signed up the whole family for a pick-your-distance run that's hosted by the big local running store.

So what are my goals for this week?

1. Run with Daughter2 at the school at least 3 days in place of Week 13 of C210k. (Her school's running program starts tomorrow--this program is what got Daughter1 really running. Daughter2 doesn't have the same intensity as Daughter1, so I've promised that I'll come in and run with her. We're hoping it'll be fun and give her confidence with her running because we think she's got some great natural ability there.)

2. No eating crud by myself! EVER!

3. No eating after 6:30. But I am going to start giving myself 1 day (maybe on a night that Son has late choir practice) to have a bowl of ice cream with Hubs after the kids go to bed (which will be after my 6:30 cut-off). I've already got it scheduled for tomorrow night--which will be nice because Tuesday will be my IF day, so I won't eat until later anyway.

4. Do 2 IF days--maybe even 3. (I'm doing one today, so I think I can get 2 more in this week.)

5. Drink 64 oz of water EVERY day. Keep track.

6. Do at least 3 days of strength training after an 18+ minute warm-up walk.

7. Get at least 10k steps every day. Pay attention to my 250 steps/hr notifications.

8. Check in to Spark every day. Spend 15 minutes only. (Hopefully if I set a time limit--I won't stress about it.)

9. Write 1 more blogposts this week. (I'm giving up trying to do 2 posts--I just don't think it's possible with my schedule.)

Previous Weigh-in: 141 lbs
Current Weigh-in: 141.8 lbs
Difference: + .8 lbs
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  • KIMJ01
    Missing you! Hope you are able to return when the children are back in school.
    991 days ago
    Spring vacation (or any school vacation) is really hard! Now that the children are back at school, I'm guessing you're having an easier time of it. It does sound like there's lots of stress among your family members at the moment, and as mothers, we feel it our duty to share the burden of all the individual stresses on top of our own, so it just gets extra hard---AND you probably felt guilty that your family activities plans did not work out, though it was not at all your fault that they didn't. You are truly doing your best, my dear, and with three children at the ages that yours are now, I would say you are one heck of a supermom, superwife!
    1119 days ago
  • ALOFA0509
    emoticon Your back on track and with a awesome plan!!

    Umm your Utah Spring Breaker's crashed my house last week.. & WE ATE,, lol- Family came to visit from Utah and tho I had a total Blast!! it was tough, I was getting into habits that literally Broke Me!!! emoticon . Soo Sick! & like you I was looking at my Non Negotiables and I strayed from all of them!! emoticon .. I'm back on Track and Pushing 4ward with great optimism emoticon

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    1125 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4688576
    I love that you and your family are doing the 5k! I also can't be trusted to eat by myself, so I understand! lol! I love all of your goals and can't wait to hear how you do!
    1127 days ago
    life happens! Boy, you sure have to be flexible with all that is going on. Kudos to you!
    1127 days ago
  • PAIGE2017
    So glad you are able to move on after last week and start again. Knowing what your downfalls are is a huge thing and making plans to avoid this is even bigger. I'm so glad you recognize them and are back! I would start planning now for summer! It will be here before you know it!
    1127 days ago
    Looks like you've had a pretty stressful life over Spring Break! But it you've bounced back straight away and have a plan going forward! "Tough time don't last but tough people do!" You got this
    1127 days ago
    emoticon Sorry that last week wasn't so great but today is the start of a new one that I know you're going to do so much better with. I'm cheering you on to accomplishing all your goals. emoticon emoticon
    1128 days ago
    Here's to a wonderful week.
    1128 days ago
    Wow what a hectic life you have had lately! I feel for you :) Great with the signing up for the runs and getting the family involved. I think that small bowl of ice cream with hubs is a great idea and a well deserved treat for you both :)
    1128 days ago
  • KIMJ01
    Sounds like a plan, and I love that your kids are getting involved with your exercise. I wonder if your son would go and do strength training with you? It would be good for him and he wouldn't have to "show" that he belongs to you, if you know what I mean. :) That way, you would get some time with him and he'd get some endorphins and get stronger physically, etc. Might help both of you. Just thinking out loud. I'm sure you've thought of all this already. You are handling this as well as you can and doing your best. That always counts for something.

    1128 days ago
    So LOL over your blog. Thank you for that. Just remember that "ever" is a long time...

    Carpe Diem

    1128 days ago
    Have a happy & healthy Sunday
    1128 days ago
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