Monday, August 20, 2012

Week 2 Done!

Alright, I finished Week 2 for the first time!  I'm a little scared of Week 3, but I'm just going to push through. I really need a treadmill so I can run inside the house on days like today.  Normally I would run outside, but we have a painter here today and Tommy is at work, so I have no babysitter.  So, I could run around the inside of the house, jog in place, wait until later when someone is here, or put it off until tomorrow.  Now that the basement is clean, the inside might be a little easier.  I think I will try to ride the bike today too, since it's not looking all that promising weather wise.  This is where I run into problems because it's not like I can pull the kids in the wagon while running - aside from the fact that it's like 80 extra pounds, I don't think I would be able to run for 3 minutes dragging them behind.
I started on my arms last night - dear Lord!  I'll be feeling that all day.  :)  I'm motivated, accountable, and ready to get fit.  I love that I can almost drop trou without having to unbutton my shorts.  I love that I can fit into my pre-pregnancy pants without too much of a struggle.  I love that my tight clothes are now loose.  I love that with each number I see on the scale, it's getting closer to my goal weight.  Ok, so it's not each number, but it's not 187 - and it's closer to 150 than it is 187 - and that makes me a happy girl!  :)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

YAY for me..

I finished the first week of the C25K program (AGAIN)...ok, so it's not such a new thing, but it was nice to get out and run around the neighborhood.  I'm only guessing I looked kind of silly running (especially with the dog), but it felt good to not make circles around the pool.  This about sums up my running:
Not sure where this came from, but that's about it.  :)  I don't care though because I feel great and I know the end result will either be 6 weeks in a cast with people having to help me out or I will be fit.  LOL!  I'm not sure how I am going to feel when I have to run up hills and for longer than a minute, but I'm sticking to the plan.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

WTF?!? Thunderstorms SUCK!

On the one day that I could have curled up and used a nap, why, oh why did we have to have a thunderstorm roll through?  Why?  20 minutes earlier, 2 hours later...right at nap time.  AGAIN!  And we'll probably get more tonight at bed time.  Grrrrrr.

On a positive note, my garden was watered.  I am happy about that.  More rain  means more tomatoes.  More tomatoes mean more canning!


Now it's almost bedtime and the skies are growing darker and not because it's getting later.  Those ominous grey clouds are slowly filling the sky to push their bedtime back until I have no time to do fun stuff...or I am so tired that I fall asleep in their room.  Ugh.

At least they will be visiting Grandma tomorrow and Saturday.  The BBQ Bash is happening and Tommy is cooking again this year.  :)  I'll get to hang out with them this year.  YAY!  However, it's supposed to rain/thunderstorm Friday and Saturday...and be oppressively hot.  Go figure.  At least I'll be able to help again.  It's hard to do with 2 small children and 80+ teams of hot smokers full of meat.



Wednesday, August 8, 2012

W2D2 - Done

Find some new workout shirts - Done!
Find a running buddy - Done!  Although he may change his mind when he has to run outside in the heat.
Find Shin Guards and Soccer Socks for the little kids that FIT! - Done
Get the kids to soccer practice on time - Done!

All in all, it's been a productive day.  Now it's time to look at jewelry making books for ideas/inspiration and head off to sleep.  :)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

I must be crazy...

Or it must be the beer.  I just registered to RUN the Race For The Cure in October.  Oh no...my first 5K!  I'm thinking I shouldn't drink and be on the computer at the same time.  Eeek..I must keep up with the training!  But now, I must get my shoulders to stop touching my ears.

Should I?

A while back, I decided I wanted to run a 5K, just so I can say that I did it.  I started the Couch to 5K program and got about a third of the way into it and my plantar faciitis became so bad that I would just able to walk comfortably again right before I had to run/walk that day's program.  It was pretty brutal.  But I pushed through hoping that I would beat it...I was wrong.  It beat me pretty good.  I bought tape to wrap my foot and an insole designed to help heal my foot.  Both worked like a charm and my foot has been healing very well - pretty much to the point of no pain unless I walk without shoes for a prolonged period of time.
So, I started (well, restarted) the C25K program yesterday.  I will say that it's a little easier (less wheezing and panting) since I've started working out regularly.  I didn't really start for any particular reason other than I wanted to exercise and I didn't want to turn on the Wii or go into the basement to hit the bike.  After I finished, I felt great - really hot and sweaty because it was 90 degrees with 90% humidity outside - but happy that I exercised.  Later that evening, a friend posted that she was trying to get a bunch of ladies together to run their first 5K race in October for the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure.  Well, I'd like to believe that fate made me start the C25K since it's just under 11 weeks until the race.  So, here I sit wondering if I should do it.  I wanted to run a 5K.  This would allow me to run with a bunch of other people who haven't run before and to run the event that I would be walking anyways.
Should I just accept this?  Maybe it was everything lining up for this to happen...or maybe it's coincidence.  Who knows? But I do know this, I wanted to run a 5K, in fact the RFTC would be fun (although there are lots of hills) especially with a group of people.  I just need to get off of the fence.  :)

Sunday, August 5, 2012

It's all coming together

It's not like it's going to stay together or anything, but things are coming together nicely right now.  The kitchen is almost done, the garden is producing, and the kids are growing.  We have our moments when things break down, but we deal with it.  There is no extra drama, no posts on Facebook, or feeling down.  I have no major complaints.  There are only two minor ones, whining and silly people.  I am happy that the kitchen is usable (and has been pretty much since day 1) and looks amazing.  Hubby has done an awesome job so far.  He could probably make a living doing this stuff.  :)
The garden is doing well too, giving up close to 20 lbs of tomatoes so far, about 10 squash, 5 cucumbers, and 1 cantaloupe (that I didn't even plant - it grew out of the compost bin), plus the radishes and peppers too numerous to count.  There are tons more tomatoes, cucumbers, and cantaloupes (I've counted 8 that are at least softball sized, with some that volleyball sized).  The onions should be ready soon, as will the carrots.   I've canned 5 pints of tomatoes already, plus 2 jars of salsa and my neighbor has received some tomatoes since we have so many.
The kids are growing like weeds.  D and K started soccer practice last week and they are the smallest ones on the team.  Not sure if they are the youngest or not, but they got right to work.  They need a little help with coordination, but they are still pretty young, so hopefully that get better with age.  W is not ready to start school...and I feel like he's going to fight it in a couple of weeks.  I can only hope that he knows some of the kids in his class or this will be the longest 6th grade year EVER!