Thursday, December 12, 2013
Chris had two grand mall seizures this morning. One at 430am the other at 10am.
It's been a long day. I don't really have a whole lot to say --- just wanted to keep my sparkfriends posted.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
The last few days have been a whirlwind. Between stresses at work, calling doctors left and right for Chris, finishing my last test for the semester (yay!) and doing day to day things I feel like I've come up short in the fitness department lately. I've been eating very healthy, aside from Sunday and Monday...Sunday was our planned out to eat day, we were over in the Berkshire are and stopped in Holyoke on the way home...tried red robin for the first time... NEVER AGAIN! Ugh! Not to offend anyone who likes their food, but it was quite disgusting and tasted like mcdonalds! And then last night we went out, unplanned. I got healthy stuff, but since it wasn't in the plans I can it an unhealthy decision.
But there are no excuses and I am getting back on track with fitness tonight!
I get back into Worcester around 4, need to swing into the grocery store first as we are out of a few things. Chris will already be at school, I'll have a small dinner and then off to the gym I go. Goal for tonight: 30mins on bike, followed by 2 arm machines (each 3-5sets of 10-15reps) plus core work on the mats. This should keep me at the gym for about 45 minutes. Based on time and how I'm feeling I might do another 15min stretch on the bike or elliptical, haven't tried that since the knee injuries.
Plan for tomorrow?
If Chris wants to goto the gym, we'll do that after I get out of work (he doesn't have class) if he doesn't I plan to pop in T25 plus JM quick kickboxing DVD.
Thursday will be a tiring day. Chris has his EEG appt Thurs morning which means he can't go to bed till midnight and has to get up at 4... But his appt isn't till 730. And then we both have to go to work after. Oy. Needless to say a workout on Thursday evening will probably only be T25 DVD.
Friday is a friends birthday, but I will be popping in T25 beforehand (or gym is Chris wants to go).
Will check in later regarding how the week goes.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Weigh in today brought me back into my maintaining range, after floating around 2-3 pounds above it during the last 10 weeks. I was pretty sure through most of it that the weight gain was due to muscle gain (though some weeks I couldn't be so sure....) and then when I put on those size 8 jeans last week, I knew my body was "toning down" but my weight was doing whatever it wanted...and now it's back into my range that I want it to be in.
I'm going to stay with the mindset of as long as my clothes fit the way they are supposed to, I'm not going to fret too much about my weight. Of course I will continue to keep an eye on it and set into action if things starting getting crazy out of hand, but for the most part I know I'm comfortable and my body is happy.
After having to put my foot down a bit at Chris' appt today, we left with his dosage upped and an EEG appt scheduled to make sure the feeling he feels in his head isn't anything serious.
Been slowly getting back into a routine this week. Went to the gym on Monday. Knee was in pain yesterday. Between work and appts today, didn't get anything major in just basic body-weight moves. Tomorrow will be similar as I have dinner with a friend tomorrow night. Friday I will go to the gym, same with Sat. Sun we're off to the Berkshires for a day of relaxing at a Spa/Resort we won a day to. I am going to get up early though and pop in a workout DVD before we head off.
I am so looking forward to Christmas. Am a little 'meh' about not being with my side of the family on actual Christmas day (we got invited months ago to join Chris' aunt, uncle, and cousins for Christmas day) but we're spending a few days (21st-24th) in VT to see my side. It's actually a good thing. I've got to get used to it as, since Chris and I are in different states from our families, holidays are a bit scattered and broken up now. And with us looking at houses and starting the adoption process, we're going to want to start our own traditions, too. I will always try to get to my side of the family every year, whether it be pre or post Christmas to see my family, which is all anyone can ask for. Growing up can be hard sometimes, haha
Just a talking blog this time really. Things are going well. Not a whole lot else to say at the moment.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
The Thanksgiving holiday has come and gone, and the month of November is coming to a close. Tomorrow we will leave Maine to head back home to Massachussets and prepare to get back into a normal routine with work and such starting Monday.
While I have enjoyed my vacation and obviously wouldn't trade it for anything, I'm eager to get back home and work on getting back into a good routine. I had intentions of exercising a lot when I was here, but unfortunately that didn't happen much. Between being on edge at night time with Chris' unpredictable seizures (and him feeling side effects from it) and then wanting to enjoy time with family and relax as much as possible it has been pushed to the side a few times this week. I did get a few workouts in here and there, though. And for the most part have ate very sensibly.
During Black Friday shopping yesterday I tried on a pair of pants, and we all know that pant sizes run differently based on store, brand, style, etc. but I am happy to report that in that particular style I am a size 8! I've been comfortably. A size 10 jeans for awhile now and didn't have intentions of moving down...as some of you may remember size 10 was my ultimate goal which I met several months before meeting my actual goal weight. Anyways, with my weight doing its own thing lately, I.e. Moving up some days, down others, I expected to still be a 10....but I put them on and they were big...and not just oh they will shrink in the dryer, might as well get them big, but big beyond that...so I moved down to an 8 which fits nicely.
I do wNt to start a new fitness plan for December...haven't quite figured it out yet and obviously with tomorrow being the first I need to get thinking, but essentially I just wNt to focus on getting into a regular schedule again, I feel like November shook me up a lot with sticking to a schedule. Unfortunately now that Chris can't drive again, that time where I didn't have to bring him to school is no longer available to me, but that's ok. I maintained weight during the first time he had a seizure and couldn't drive I can do it again. .
I'm going to works on getting back into T25 and will pop in some JM DVDs 2-4x/week, too. I will go to the gym 3-4x/week which will include biking and ST :)
All right should be spending time with family so I am going to log off for now. Will chat later
Sunday, November 24, 2013
At the end of my blog from yesterday I mentioned my plan had gone away. What I meant was I was developing a plan of action for Thanksgiving-Christmas in terms of staying on track, things to accomplish, etc. and with Chris' seizure early Friday morning, all my thoughts on that subject just went away. Also, the blog I wrote yesterday was literally just to keep people in the loop, I wasn't in the mood for writing and I'm sure it didn't come out as clear as I'd hoped for.
Anyways, now that things are starting to calm down - though I don't think I'm going to be very calm until we have out appointment, but at least things seem to be OK right now - I can start to focus on a plan of action for myself and staying on track these next few weeks.
Chris had the idea of me trying out riding a real bike when I we go to his house this week for Thanksgiving. I really like that idea and am hoping that biking will become an activity I can do (I know I can do stationary bikes at the gym, but come spring/summer I'd like to take my exercises outside again and running is a no go). We won't buy a bike for myself until we get our house; there's no real place for us to store a bike right now in our 3rd floor apartment, but the house thing is hopefully planned for next summer so we'll see...
Anyways...here's my plan for the week:
Gym - stationary bike for at least 20mins followed by arm machine exercises and core exercises
Breakfast - Shakeology breakfast with toast (this will be my breakfast on Monday and Tuesday, too)
Lunch - Yogurt with granola (again, same lunch on Monday and Tuesday, too)
Dinner - Leftover Homemade chicken noodle soup
Monday & Tuesday
Gym on Monday, DVD workout in AM on Tuesday (since we're heading to Maine after I get out of parent/teacher conferences that night)
same breakfast and lunch as mentioned above
we're doing a potluck at work on Monday, will pack a PBJ sandwich for Tuesday's drive
Wednesday-Sunday we will be in Maine.
Breakfasts there are typically either cereal or toast, or if they make breakfast, eggs, toast, etc.
Lunches I typically grab some fruit or crackers with PB or make a sandwich
Dinners could be anything, obviously Thursday will be Thanksgiving dinner.
Workouts I am going to pack some of my workout DVDs to pop in every day, plus try the bike, and of course walking.
Off for now
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