Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Despite February being all messed up. Between me being sick.
Me being all stressed out about my dad
and worried about him
and wondering when he is coming home. He is still up there this morning. All though they are 90% sure it isn't a brain tumor they found but possible brain bleed to add to the one he already had, except they believe this one could of been there for decades.
And then the kids driving me crazy because of being stuck inside with the horrible cold and winds and ice lately (pic not mine, I have 4 lol)
But I love them dearly and wouldn't change them for the world, well maybe for some honest peace and quiet. LOL!
But I have decided I need to get out of my depressed rut, and get moving despite things going haywire around me. Time to think of ways to keep my head on straight and not forget to take good care of myself. Even if it is just an hour alone for some peace or to do something just for me I need something. All this stress is having a big impact on me lately and I have to stop it before it gets worse. So here goes.
1. Don't forget me
2. Workout for 2,000 minutes this month find anything and anytime to squeeze it in. Even if it is 10 minute shots at a time.
3. Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred at least every other day
4. Run/Walk interval training every other day. This is about how I look now, but won't later when I get better. DETERMINATION!!!
5. Strength training 3-5 times a week, try to work on adding the fitness ball with it
6. Only healthy options if I have no choice but to eat out when I am busy.
7. Continue to drink plenty of water, pay more attention of how much I am getting, since I believe I have been declining back down to under 6 glasses a day. Need to keep it well above 10.
8. Complete Pot O' Gold 4 miler run or walk
What are your plans for March?
Monday, March 03, 2014
I'm always trying to remember there are other ways to measure progress despite the scale not being cooperative. How my clothes fit, my energy level, what I would rather eat, my measurements, my fitness level, being able to do anything that I could not before. And a big one lately that I am going to have to do something about is my wedding band and engagement ring have a hard time staying on. That wasn't even an issue when I got married but most of the time my hands would swell up, now it's hardly ever. Going to have to go down and just get it resized. But it makes me happy. Still unhappy with my belly, unhappy with my own sibling having an easier time losing weight than me, unhappy with my dad's health wish he could live forever. But chin up I suppose. Think happy thoughts to help keep stress away. Today already I logged almost an hour of walking, I walked almost 4 miles around the mall in town today for a nice indoor warm walk. It was awesome. When we were done, I picked my son up a new dress shirt, and let my now 3 year old play in the play area before we took off. Hoping the rest of the day goes well, in an hour I have my 3 year old and 7 year old doctors appointments, hope they go quick. They have been very busy lately up there. *fingers crossed* my toothpick girls put on some weight I hope. Hope everyone is having an awesome Monday.
Sunday, March 02, 2014
The birthday party went pretty good. Could've been better, but a few things went wrong ahead of time. The day before my dad ended back up in the ER and they admitted him, they found a new thing in his brain on the hour and a half mri that wasn't there before. And they have no idea as of yesterday what it is. Which scares me. Plus my Mom and her Fiance could not come because they live over an hour a way and have no vehicle right now. Which bums me out, they did call however and wish the girl's a happy birthday. Its just not the same without them here. And their dad's parents didn't make it yesterday because they committed to something else that wasn't able to change, so they are coming today. But that's not a big deal. My 7 year old had one of her friends over from school, she calls her, "bestest friend in the whole world". LOL! She had a blast, and is from a similarly dysfunctional or rather very involved family like ours so that works. She had a blast and so did my friends kids, and my nephews and niece. They all adored the cakes. I am so happy the week is over, but so sad that they are not so little anymore. I'm hoping the stress will start to wane, because it's having an impact on me more than I wish it would. It will be nice to have my routine back in place.
As for the cakes, I was up half the night Friday night to finish the cakes because I haven't had time. And glad I did. Despite being completely stressed out, on the verge of tears from my dad being in the hospital and the all out stress this week, they turned out pretty good. I did not use any fondant on the cakes I hate that stuff, all it is good for is decoration. I prefer ordinary frosting to decorate with. I did manage to do a hello kitty cake for my 7 year old, and a Sofia the First cake for my 3 year old. And I have to say despite the week I am pleased with how they turned out.
I am ready for a day full of "me" fitness and "me" relax time, and "me" stuck cleaning the house yet again. LOL! My mother and father in law are coming over this afternoon but I should be able to muster up enough energy to get things going this morning so I can hopefully relax the rest of the day. I can't wait for warmer weather so I can get done with this horrible snow, and get out cleaning up my yard and going for my runs well walks with a little bit of running. Maybe I will do some of that this morning on my treadmill since it feels like -6 outside right now. Wishing everyone a very blessed and calm Sunday.
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