My friend Valerie over at Atlantamomofthree started a fitness challenge and invited people to join her. Valerie has been an awesome friend to me over on the SparkPeople site-where I have an account and only go over there to moan and groan and feel sorry for myself and stuff. I set the goal to be active for 30 minutes five days in the week. I think I met the goal. I certainly will try to keep better track this next week.
You see, I used to be awesomely fit. Then I had kids. I had a gym membership up until I became too poor to have one. Since then I have REALLY gotten flabby and sad. It’s not that I don’t have time to exercise. I own all of the Jillian Michaels DVDs-you’d think that just seeing her would motivate me to do something, since I’m afraid she’s going to come to my house and eat me. I also own a lot of the GAIAM stuff. I have most of the Rodney Yee yoga DVDs, among others. I just lose track of time and then by evening I’m too tired to do anything! I have been somewhat ok at doing some home weight lifting using my old Abs Diet Routine. My main obstacles are two children who would rather do anything but go outside and a dog who is naughty. I also have a husband who would rather play video games than do anything active. I miss being active and doing stuff outside and all of that jazz! Stories of my fitness woes-Memories of Fitness Past, When Mom Attempt to Exercise.
I even tried to have another blog for awhile that was supposed to focus on my exercise and eating, Aluminum Girl. It FLOPPED. Because I did NOTHING!
I’m just not sure how I could go from this:
To this. But I did. The person who would rather eat whole wheat vegan pizza rolls and drink Diet Sunkist Lemonade. Now I eat what everyone else does because I have to. That damn money thing again.
Anyhooooo-here is how I kind of did this week:
Monday: Walked an hour-beautiful weather and semi cooperative canine and four year old.
Tuesday: I lifted some. It was probably a half hour.
Wednesday: Walked a half hour with dog before choir practice.
Thursday: Lifted some again. Half hour. My son had his choir concert that night. My husband took a picture of the three of us and I literally almost THREW UP. I look horrible!!!! I need to stop eating and start exercising!
Friday: An hour of walking-one walk with the dog and stroller and one BY MYSELF. By the time bedtime rolled around it was pretty obvious that I was getting sick. One side of my throat was so sore and swollen I couldn’t swallow.
Saturday: New dog collar for the dog! 30 min walk-AND HE BEHAVED. It was amazing, especially since I felt like poop.
Sunday: SICK. Did…nothing.
So there you are. My week. I actually ate pretty decently too, with the exception of the white chocolate incident. This week I have made a meal plan, which will probably go all to hell since I have to go home for Christmas this next weekend!