Saturday, March 08, 2014
Who's counting? Not me. Since I am having a hard time with my great idea of going on the treadmill for 30 minutes after work it's time to move on to the next plan. I was doing ok until I ended up with a stomach bug that took me awhile to get over. I did learn that it's not worth it to drink 3 servings of grape juice to protect yourself from the stomach flu. That's a crock!
Anyway, I've been trying to get back on track. The main problem is that when I get home my husband is eating his way through the house because he's too lazy to make himself a lunch to take to work. Then I get supper going before he stuffs himself with junk and I waste half the food I make. By the time that's done it's too late to exercise without getting too wired to sleep.
So back to the drawing board. I've joined a challenge with Leslie Sansone workouts. Started off good, doing my typical 2 miles with no problem, then getting supper going. Next day I was running late so I was going to do 1 mile. Couldn't do it! I was too tired and/or stressed from the day to make it through. My body just wouldn't move.
In working out ideas to get good exercise in I have come up with a few ideas. First, I mad my husband pick out lunch stuff to take to work. Now I can get up a little earlier to workout before getting ready for the day, I can keep workout clothes in my car so I can change and get onnthe treadmill before coming up to the apartment, or I can get an orientation so I can use the hospital's equipment on my lunch break.
That is one good thing about my job - the hospital has a free program for employees that includes a health coach and limited exercise equipment. They have a little more than what we have here, including an elliptical. I could go there before work, on my break, or after work. One of the girls I work with is trying to help me get a quick orientation with her health coach so I can start that. My first meeting with a health coach was no help so I'd much rather try to get in with hers because I've heard a lot of good about him. I used to walk on my break at my old job and since I eat in my room I don't need to worry about lunch on my break, so this seems like my best option.
So, I may have hit a block or two, but I am determined to not fail.
Monday, January 20, 2014
So apparently you really an win from the Publisher's Clearing House. My mom has been notified of winning a nice prize. Not the big prize, but still good. Anyway, it seems legit and my mom wants to use the money to buy a snowblower and then help me get fertility treatments if I need them. I haven't told my husband because think the issue is something else.
Anyway, I am continuing to focus on getting my body healthy to better support a pregnancy, and if nothing happens by June I agreed to get checked out. This may really happen!
Monday, January 13, 2014
A few changes going on. Yesterday went down to work on the treadmill and there was someone in there waiting for the football game. The treadmills are in the community lounge with a big screen tv, couch, chairs, etc that is open to anyone living here. Anyway I saw the lady sitting there and still went on the treadmill. I was considerate and didn't turn the tv on, but normally I would have just not gone in. I would have used it as an excuse to not workout. Not anymore.
Tonight I was down there and had just started when the big screen tv was turned on. Ok, no biggie, especially since I was there first. She just sat down and made herself comfortable. Then some guy comes and starts on the second treadmill. Ok, a little nervous, but I kept going. Then a different lady comes over and starts talking to the two of us on the treadmills. She was curious about it since she's never used one before and she said she's seen me down there before. She also complimented my butt. I don't remember the last time I've had anyone compliment my body. Sure, she's odd, but it felt good. The encouragement I needed.
I read somewhere that drinking 100% grape juice is supposed to help prevent stomach bugs. There have been several going around since New Year's and I am paranoid so decided to try it last week. It's hard to deal with 400 extra calories a day, but if it works it may be worth it. I didn't have any today because there were no new cases at work, but may start up again if someone else gets sick.
My husband is finally encouraging me to exercise when I get home. I'm hoping to get him to start, but he has to heal first. He pulled his hamstring and then re-injured himself yesterday.
Monday, January 06, 2014
It is not a good idea to work out after eating only cotton candy. Don't ask. It is also not a good idea to workout without your inhaler (if you have asthma and it's cooooooold outside). I didn't exercise outside, but just being outside fo any period of time is a trigger when it's cold.
Anyway, that said, I did a good job this weekend getting my minutes in. I am determined to be down 27 pounds by May 31st. My cousin is getting married and I'll be seeing relatives I haven't seen in years and I want to look good. Of course my pln will change if I'm pregnant by then. Last year I didn't make my goal of 12,000 fitness minutes and that really bothers me. I know part of the reason was not being able to get to the wildlife sanctuary and part was because I needed to get used to my new schedule and was depressed.
Now I am trying shorter term goals to see if that helps. I have been able to move 2 marbles already!
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