Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Day 2, 60 to go

Isn't it great to make a decision and stick to it? I was walking on air yesterday. I made the decision to get back to being serious about making progress and that was that.  I had such clarity yesterday - it was great.

I'm feeling much of the same today.
I'm a bit overwhelmed by other things though.
First and foremost, my thoughts and prayers are with the people in Oklahoma. Mother Nature can be so brutal sometimes.
As far as more personal things go, I have a lot to do today both at home and at work. It's very humid here. Luckily though, the temperature is still pretty low this morning so I was able to get through most of my house work without too much fuss.  I don't do well in the heat, once I get hot you can forget about getting any work out of me!
There is much to be done at work too. I only work two days a week and I hate leaving tons of stuff for the next person to get done.  I guess it's the nature of the business but I still don't like it.  There are only 2 weeks (I think) left before the summer break. It will be nice to have the summer off but I'll be crying without the little extra paycheck. Oh well.

So, back to the task at hand...getting healthy.
Yesterday's workout was great. The only trouble is that my knee is acting up. I couldn't do my normal cardio routine so I ended up walking at a slow pace on the treadmill. My burn wasn't as high but I didn't want to burn out my knee...that would be bad for business.  
The one thing that is worrying me is that I won't be able to spend much time in the gym this summer. First, it's an affordability thing. Without my working and with the kids home wanting/needing to go do other things, there just isn't much wiggle room in the budget. It is also a time issue.  The gym is really small. No child care. My kids are pretty good about sitting on a chair and watching me but I can't have them doing that for 3 hours a week. It stresses me out too much and I won't enjoy getting my workouts in.  Now I have to sit and find time in my schedule to fit in at least 2 days in the gym.  That's on my to-do list this week.

So, yesterday was a workout day and my calories were at 1610 - my budget is 1700. So, overall it was a good day.  Bring on day 2.


  1. I have the hardest time sleeping when it's hot. I always feel so much better when I stick to my guns on something that I know is the right move as well

  2. I find it much harder to be disciplined with my time during summer vacation since I keep thinking - oh I have time, I'll do it later. I've got to stick to my to-do list as well1
    Hope you figure out a way to schedule in your gym time.

    1. I do that same thing...always thinking I have time.
      I have another 4 weeks left before my eldest is out of school. I have to use the time to find a schedule that will work for all of us.