This really stuck with me today. It can’t express how I feel any better. It also reminds me of what I need to do in my life. What I think about constantly, but don’t follow through with. That I need to just speak and not walk on eggshells. That I need to do more for myself and what makes me feel good.
I want to thank, Rachael, a friend on Facebook. One of the very few friends that I have on Facebook, that I have never actually met in person. I adore your drive for life. For peace. For health. For education. ♥
I‘ve always had a thing about not starting new things on Mondays. Tuesday has always been my day. I may think about it, but never seem to act on until Tuesday. Don’t ask me why, it has always just felt the best for me.
Today I have been thinking off some of the things that I need to start doing… Getting up and being dressed before my Boys. Cooking more. Running on the treadmill again. Just to name a few.
Tomorrow is Tuesday and the day for me to start a few things anew. 🙂
Today I thought I would check out what all the talk is about this Couch to 5k. I went on over to Running Into Shape With Carli Couch to 5 K podcast. Downloaded it to my desktop then copied it over to my iTunes like it suggested. Put on my workout clothes and walking shoes. Told my Boys that I would have my headphones on and headed for the treadmill.
I was rather surprised to find that the Week 1 wasn’t as hard as I expected it to be. You are supposed to take a day in between as a break, but I will be doing it again tomorrow. If I am up to it, I may even do it twice.
I woke up with my whole body aching today. Thank goodness I was able to fit in a massage for an hour. I think that my body is trying to get sick and is fighting like hell. I tripled up on the Vitamin C. I also still did this workout, which I was happy that I did. I was dragging tired and ache all day, but it was worth it, absolutely.
I got my Bodybugg back up and running this past week as well. It seems I average between 2,000 and 2,500 steps per day when I am just hanging around the house. Today I logged 6,853 burning 2,267 calories as of this moment. Not too shabby. Going to get on it again tomorrow and see if I can beat it. I’ve downed 112oz of water almost too. All good stuff! 🙂
My new assignment/challenge this week is to Keep Off the Couch. Funny, because I have been trying to get my butt to get ON the couch more lately. I haven’t watched very much TV, or new in the past couple of years. I guess if I get up and walk on the treadmill in the morning before the babies get here for me to watch, then get my Boys off to school, I can make this all work. Actually, I am going to get my Boys off to school, then take Baby Girl on a bike ride, then come home for lunch. After lunch I usually lay her down. Once I lay her down I am going to get on the treadmill and either read, or watch a show in its TV. My minimum on the treadmill is 40 minutes, which is at least usually 2 miles. Yes, that will work great! Good plan! Also extra activity points. Good stuff!
My water intake since I have started except for one day, yesterday, has been great! I have been drinking a goal of 100 ounces a day.
As for my sleep that has also been going well this past week also except for one day. Saturday night I went out with friend, then needed to be up early Sunday for my Weight Watchers weigh-in. Does it count that I came home afterward and slept for several hours? LOL!
May I tell everyone that I am loving this challenge and incorporating these things in my life and being aware of each of them every day. Love it! 🙂
Today is our Wednesday check-in for the Shrink Yo-Self Fitness Challenge.
Today’s Weight: 175.6.
I can’t remember what my weight was last week at this time. Somewhere around 177 I believe. Anyway, the Challenge for this week is staying the same as last week. Workout 3 to 5 times a week. Have I been doing this? Some days yes. Some days no. I have gotten on my bike a few times in the past week, but still no Bikram and still no other exercising. Why? Well, because I am Kathleen and this is what I do. On a good note though… I am getting a treadmill tomorrow night!!! Woo hooo! So excited!
When I WAS going to the gym the thing that I used the most was the treadmill, so having one in the house is going to be great. Not only will I use it, but my Father and Husband will want to use it as well. I will have to keep my Boys in check about the rules of safety while using a treadmill, but I will for sure let them use it if they like.
Starting Thursday, or maybe Friday sometime, I will get my ass on that Treadmill and walk, walk, walk. I also plan to ride my bike over to meet my Boys after school too. My 3 oldest rode bikes today, but my youngest didn’t. I think I’ll take the carrier over with baby girl and ride home with them all. My oldest has his saxophone today anyway, so I can put that in the carrier for him as well. I’ll take the exercise any way I can get it! 🙂
Exercise: 4 different leg machines today and the treadmill for 2 miles.
Today was my first day back to the gym since my 3-Day walk. It really did feel great. We started out with working on some leg machines. My Orthopedic said that I need to strengthen my inner thigh muscles, which will in-turn strengthen my knees. Sounded good to me.
After the leg machines we got on the bikes… yeah, I only lasted like 5 minutes on the bike, because it was hurting my ass like hell. Off to the treadmill I went. 2 miles there, then headed home.
On the drive home I kept saying how happy I was that we worked out today. It really felt great. I even came home and took a long nap. One I think that I have needed for the past several days. Hmmmm… I liked that.
It was a great day! Now I am off to do my sit-ups. 🙂
Today I felt great working out at the gym. I got on the treadmill and went for it. No shin-splints, just a little sore in the hip-flexor on my right leg. I did most of my walk on a 3.7, which is pretty fast walk for me. I tried to shoot up to 4.o, but it is just not a comfortable pace for me. I cranked it up to 5.2 for about half a mile and ran a little bit to get my heart rate up too. All-in-all it was a great session. 🙂