Sorry it seems we have all been MIA recently. We have all had so much going on in our lives. I had two very major things happen that all happened in the same week.
Here’s your update from me! And I have actually been in contact with Kamay, Michelle and Stephanie, so I can assure you that they are also alive and well. I can DEFINITELY vouch for the alive part, at least!
To tell you about the last 5 months would take a very long time, so if it’s ok, I’ll just give you the abridged version? The Cliff’s Notes, if you will?
The biggest problem I face with coming indoors to exercise in the winter is Fever Blisters/Cold Sores. I’ve been prone to them my entire life. Every year I had school pictures taken in elementary school, I had one, I hated it, as you can imagine the taunting children picking on me because my lip was the ONLY thing you could see, at least that’s how I felt anyway.
BUT! What is NOT awesome is Sunday morning I woke up feeling rather under the weather and I’ve been fighting it for days… it’s now Thursday, I have managed to do most of my Body Rock stuff in the last 5 days but I’m not going to lie I’ve taken it rather easy as I’ve been struggling with some chest congestion. I always do this to myself, especially this time of year – spread myself to very thin and then my body breaks down and screams ‘WHY!?’ at me every time I breathe in and out. Seriously it sounds like that when I breath… LOL! << it is really not that funny but I’m a Mom and life goes on so, lemon tea, honey & ViCs vapor rub to the rescue. “Suck it up Buttercup”!
Hello readers, happy almost-weekend!
Today was my first day back to yoga. As I stated in my last post, my plan was to get back to activity in general with walking and yoga. For the entire first week, I only walked. I walked every day, about 6k average, and it tired me out. While my boyfriend states that I’m definitely getting faster and walking smoother, I don’t feel SO amazing yet.
I decided to slow the walking to every other day and to try to get the yoga into the routine. It turns out that might not be the best idea: as I don’t have a yoga mat or my gloves, today was a disaster on multiple levels.
“There’s soy bean dust and corn husks driftin’ through the air tonight
The marchin’ band’s warmin’ up under the football lights
There’s tractor-trailers backed up down by the elevator
Train track grain car will roll in later
Get filled up and head on out in the world
Happy October, readers! I hope you’ve all enjoyed getting back into fall and school and whatever else comes around, like pumpkin-flavored everything. I’m happy to report that England, unlike Germany, understands the importance of pumpkin puree and this year will be the first year I make a pumpkin pie from canned ingredients! I know this should technically be a step down, but I really don’t enjoy the work involved with murdering pumpkins…
I was on a treadmill for the first time in a WHILE over the summer, and there was a TV attached to it. It was on, but as I was still new to the entire system, I was unaware of HOW to change the channel.
The channel it was stuck on was either infomercials or a fitness channel with nothing scheduled, because all I had for 30 minutes was a repeating INSANITY commercial.
During the weekdays I am on my best behavior: working out, watching what I eat, logging everything and staying well within bounds. I track my food intake using myfitnesspal.com. On the weekends however, that has been a different story… I’d often be indulgent and wouldn’t log a single calorie. I figured I would just make up for my weekend indulgences during the week with some extra work outs and a strict diet, but it turned out that some weeks, no matter how good I was, the weekend weight stayed and I even gained some!
Learning how to live a healthy life didn’t come easily to me.
Does it come easily to anyone? If it does, raise your hand, because I’d love to know how to make it come easy to my daughters.