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Puttering Along on One Good Knee

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Happy Father's Day! I am currently supposed to be doing my knee exercises but I am procrastinating :) Anyway!

Quick week recap.

emoticon I eat out too much
I've known this has been a problem for a long, long time but it got out of hand (again) this week. Something to solve. Having food available at home to cook is not an issue. It is lack of energy and motivation.

emoticon Sometimes I don't have enough time
I've been putting in 10+ hour days at work but my commute is super short (like 15 minutes). How do people who commute do it?? They don't sleep? But I need 8+ hours to just function on a basic level. More if I want to feel optimal. I kept wondering how my husband does so much and then I did the math. He gets like 6 hours of sleep! That explains things! I would just die (he's active all day and sleeps hard. My head would hit my desk every 2 minutes.) If I go to bed 2 hours earlier, I can exercise in the morning but Rob wouldn't want to do that. Sigh.

emoticon Something is better than nothing.
I did 15 crunches yesterday after I foam rolled my hip and thigh. Maybe today I'll add some push ups. Do SOMETHING.

emoticon 12 Weeks until the first fall race
I have 12 weeks until my next half marathon! That means its go time and I can barely walk, let alone run. Eek!

emoticon I don't want to diet.
I tracked my food for like a week and a half in total and it wasn't painful but I wanted nothing to do with the nutrition information. I've been slightly more aware but I am happy just puttering along. My husband keeps bugging me about how he's keto and we have a Florida wedding in October. It just makes me want to eat cake out of spite. LoL. But seriously, I don't find events like this motivating at all. I would rather lose weight because I'm doing things that make me happy and feel healthy rather than force it. I've always been that way but its been more glaringly obvious lately!

That's all for today. Just wanted to blog while I had the chance!

emoticon How was your weekend? emoticon
Rob and I spent some time with friends and then family for Father's Day. I am totally exhausted!
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  • ERIN1128
    It's tough...I'm in my super busy time at work, lots of hours and lots of stress, so I've been going home pretty much every night and having a couple glasses of wine and then hitting the triscuits after dinner. I've just gotta get through another couple weeks, then I'll get back on the wagon!
    120 days ago
    Okay, little tough love coming at you..
    your words " I would rather lose weight because I'm doing things that make me happy and feel healthy rather than force it."..
    1. Okay, take care of your body (your knee right now) so you can be a happy runner.
    2. Eat to full your body for the healthy/happy stuff you want to do. Even if it is picking up food on the run while out, just choose healthy.
    3. Your sleep needs are important and will make all the other stuff fall into place too.. Healthy and Happy! :)

    I'm going to SP mail you an article I read today.

    Oh, My knee is hurting too but feeling a bit better today, Naproxin to the rescue yesterday?

    We went Kayaking for father's day, tennis on Saturday with my teenage son.
    120 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/17/2019 1:15:31 PM
    I hope your knee gets better.

    Something is better than nothing. I had a low energy day today and a big father's day meal. So I went for a 1 1/2 mi brisk walk after we got home. Something is better than nothing!

    Let's get some rest tonight!

    121 days ago
    I'm the same way...rather lose weight having fun. So, you mention a knee problem...can you swim? You could burn a lot of calories up by swimming or water aerobics. Just a thought.
    121 days ago
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