I don’t how many times I’ll restart, but eventually something is going to catch. It’s a new Sunday, and I’m back with my nose to the grindstone on working out. Now I really don’t have any good excuses. My house is pretty much clean, I’ve got plenty of room in my bedroom now that I’ve emptied almost all of it out and have spent the past week doing laundry and cleaning. I can spend 30 minutes in the bedroom with a few DVDs and get some exercise in, as well as cleaning the cobwebs off my stability ball and weights. And now the family is a little more willing to help clean, which will so be helpful.
We had to really clean our house last week due to the fact that our AC was still not working and it was starting to hit the 90s here in Dallas. We got a guy scheduled to come out Friday afternoon, which meant all last week was spent focusing on getting the bedroom completely cleaned, as well making a path through the mess in the garage so he can get to the breaker panel if necessary. I also made sure the hall was cleaned (I still need to scrub and mop though) and the laundry room was looking good. Yeah, our house had gotten bad enough that in order to fix the AC we needed to spring clean. Terrible. Anywho, they called us Thursday afternoon and said, no, we can’t come out Friday afternoon, but we can be there between 10a-1p. Well, we had bought our tickets for a 10a showing of “Iron Man 2” to make sure we were back by 1p. We were able to convince them to come around 1230p (thank you, hubby’s nagging cough!), but an accident got us there around 1245p. The guy had another call in the area, so he said he’d stop by afterwards. 230 comes, he’s there, and we find it is simply a little connector switch thingy that takes all of 15 minutes to replace. All that headache for a little 15 minute fix. Ah well. We have cool air now, and I’m sleeping well again.
I bought a fife online last week. It’s in the key of C, unlike my Civil War replica fife, which is in D. It also have a total of 8 key holes, while the other only has 6. And I tell you, the extra 2 holes coupled with the odd lip riser make it a bit difficult to play. But I’ll get there. I have the sheet music for The Boondock Saints theme and I’m using that as my gauge on where I am as far as learning to play. It’s hard. *lol*
Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays will be my run days. I’ll bring my running gear here to the office with me, change as I leave, then hit the park at home. That way there is no stopping, changing, and finding something that will distract me and give me an excuse to miss. Due to orchestra and flute choir rehearsals, for now Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays are reserved for my kickboxing DVDs (I’ll change them up every few weeks I think) and my free weight routine. I think this, coupled with journaling what I eat will help me get the weight off over time. We are also cooking more at the house, which also helps.
This week’s goals-
1. Keep to my exercise routine. Start out slow to build my endurance back up, but at least adhere to the schedule.
2. Journal every bit of food or drink that passes my lips. I think once I see exactly what I am consuming it will make it easier to make adjustments and stick to them.
3. Increase my water intake. I’ve gotten really bad about drinking sodas again, which I know contribute to my expanding waistline. Adding water back in to flush out my system will be a great change.
THIS WEEK’S WEIGHT LOSS GOAL- 3 lbs