Last week I installed a new stat counter on here. I was curious if anyone was still reading b/c I wasn't getting any comments. Low and behold you are! I've gotten 2 comments (1 per post) on my last two posts but yet my blog has been visited way more than that. If you're here and you're reading, go ahead and leave a comment! I won't bite, I promise. I'd really like to know who all is out there nowadays. :)
So it's been a super crazy week! Work was pretty crazy on Wednesday and I stress ate to deal. When am I going to learn that doesn't work or help??!!? Tuesday, I did get on the elliptical for 20 minutes and it felt so good. I didn't set out to do any certain mileage or work extra hard--just 20 minutes. I felt good afterwards and I worked up quite a sweat. Today (Thursday) I got to take my workout OUTSIDE! I went to the park and ran 2 miles. Well, I won't say ran. I walk 2 minutes and run (more like jog) for 3. Back before my injury in October, I was jogging 8 minutes and walking for 1. I'm really trying to get back up to that. My mini is in 64 days and I am starting to freak out a little bit. I think I'm going to have to go back to the mentality of doing something work out wise every day. That's what I was doing back in October. I did something almost every day--whether it be a walk or a jog or the elliptical. Now, I have my brand new bike to add to the mix and I can't wait. The weather this weekend is supposed to be GORGEOUS. I'm hoping the hubby and I can go for a ride on Sunday afternoon. I still have to get a bike trailer so I can take my littlest man when I'm not riding for fitness. Can't wait to get that though and make it a family affair.
I am so looking forward to spring. Just this morning I was telling the boys all the fun stuff we are going to do this summer--the pool, the zoo, playing outside, riding bikes--oh I can't wait! I feel like I've spent so much of the last 2 summers inside b/c DS2 was so little. I'm so thrilled to be at this point with them. They adore each other which makes my life a lot easier! :)
We're trying to decide where to go for vacation this year. Looks like we are going back to Florida. I told DH that next year, we are going to the East Coast. I want to go somewhere different and somewhere we've never been before. I'm more excited to plan that trip...guess I should get this year's over with first, huh? :) Any tips out there on places to go on the East Coast. Myrtle Beach is out--went there in 2008 and didn't really care for it. I'm thinking Jershey shore or Maryland or somewhere like that. I want to get a beach house that also has a pool. Of course all of that depends on the $$$. That's why I need to start planning now. :)
Our anniversary is in June and the hubsters and I will be married TEN YEARS! How did that happen?!?! I seriously don't know where the time has gone. It's CRAZY!!! So we're talking about going on a cruise this fall to celebrate. I'm kinda excited...who am I kidding--REALLY excited! :) We're looking at five days--KID FREE!!! Oh I'm gonna cherish that!
So with all this vacation talk...I have got to get my butt in gear and lose these pounds. I've changed my goal to "only" want to lose 2o. Heck--that might as well be 200 to me. But I can do it. I'm turning in my journal next week to my leader so I have to track everything. I will exercise at least 4 days this week (hopefully more!) and I will track it all. Last time I did that, I lost 3.6# that week. Well, needless to say--I've gained that all back. ARGH!!! So, that's my plan for this week--journal and exercise. I'm also going to eat higher protein. I'm going to try to keep my snacks to popcorn or fruit. I'm having troubles with my lunches. Here's where I could use some tips! I try to do leftovers, but lately we rarely have them. What we do have, DH usually takes for his lunch. Since I am home, I can make something but I'm usually swamped for time too. I think I just had some ideas pop in my head...but I'll take any ideas you may have out there too!
If you made it this far, GREAT! Now go ahead and leave me a comment--it's not that hard. Just click where it says "comments" to the right of the time. That's where you leave it! I'm dying to know who's reading. I'll be back this weekend with an update. I already have my journal started for the week (week starts Friday morning) so I am on the right track. Have a good one!