I made it to the gym again on Friday and it felt awesome. I did 15 minutes on the crosstrainer and made it 1.3 miles, burning 150 calories (per the machine). Then I did 15 minutes on the evil stairmaster (I think that's what it's called? The escalator thing?). Anyway, this machine always kicks my ass and I'm scared I'm going to fall off of it. I chose an interval type workout on it where it speeds up and slows down throughout the workout. I wanted to quit after 9 minutes but saw that the slower pace was the next interval so told myself I'd work through at least that and then it was 9 1/2 minutes and I said "I can get to 10." And so on and so on until I had my 15 minutes. Workout summary: 43 Floors!!! Any idea how many "real" floors that would be? Like...is that true? So then I went on to do my assisted pull up, chin up and dips, chest press, leg presses, sit ups, etc. So this was me 43 floors and weight training later:
|NSV #1: 43 floors and I didn't die. Progress!|
Saturday, we got up, went to breakfast where Hubby and I split a skillet thing. We split everything these days. Then we tackled that garage. We worked steadily for 4 hours but got it done. I wish I had a before and after shot but alas...I forgot to take one. Seriously though...it looks awesome. NSV #4: I never took a break. I walked, carried, hauled, cleaned, and rearranged for 4 hours without stopping. And when I was all done, I didn't feel completely wiped out. I could've gone all day if I had to. 70 lbs ago, this would've taken all day with the breaks I would've needed. I felt especially good about that.
Sunday was spent kinda lazing around. NSV #5: After the workout Friday and cleaning out the garage Saturday, I was expecting to wake up really SORE. But surprisingly, I was OK. I woke up a little stiff but it quickly wore off as I got up and moving. Previously, I would've been barely able to move following two days like that. We took the girls to get their pictures taken. They are too cute! Once I pick them up, I'll scan some and get them on here...as soon as I figure out how to use our scanner. Hmmm.... Then we went and bought NEW PHONES!!! I have been needing and wanting a new phone for ages but just couldn't bring myself to spend the money on it. Well, this weekend...we sucked it up and bought new iphones. I'm so flippin' excited! Then we went to Target and bought new lunch boxes as I made the mistake of leaving mine in the work fridge on the last weekend of the month when they clean it out. Oops! I'll take a picture of that too as it's super cute!
So that was the weekend. This week is going to be pretty busy. I've got a conference at work today, tomorrow and Wednesday. Tonight, we have an early kindergarten information session for my youngest. Public schools recommend your child be 5 by August 31st for kindergarten. But they have "early kindergarten" for kids turning 5 between September 1st and December 31st. Lori's birthday falls in that timeline. So they'll have to assess her and all that to see if she's ready. If she's not, she's not but we're looking into it anyway. Tomorrow, that conference has a dinner/reception thing which is great for networking so I won't be home until late. Thursday, I have an ultrasound. Before I can get the ablation in May, they have to do an ultrasound and biopsy just to make sure everything is A-OK. So ultrasound on Thursday and biopsy on May 2nd. So busy stuff this week.
I've also decided I'm going to join that gym I've been trying out. My old gym is nice but just not what I'm looking for right now and since this gym has no contract, if I do want to go back to my old one, I can just cancel. The other 2 places I checked out were just way too pricey for how often I'd be using it. And here's where I should clarify. I am NOT looking to work out at a gym 5 days a week right now. That's unrealistic for my schedule. So paying $40 or $50 per month just isn't worth it for only 2 days a week. So anyway...going to swing by the gym at some point this week (maybe Thursday) and get signed up. Speaking of exercise...let's check in with the tracker (I'm sorry this post is so long).
OK...So only 4 times so far this month but that's 4 times more than LAST month so I'm takin' it! And since this is going to be a very busy week...we need a DEMotivator...
So did you find all the NSV's? Here's hoping to a great week folks!