This is my Mamavation post for February 1, 2010.
This week was very challenging because my hubby was away on business (he was in Ireland). I was ok for the first four days he was away, but on Wednesday morning he told me that he was going to come home on Saturday for a week, then head out to LA for a week. After LA he’ll be home for two weeks then off to Switzerland for a week. I was handling things fine until then but then felt immediately down. You can read the heartfelt post I wrote that day on Mom On The Run (my other blog). Thankfully I had prepared a week’s worth of healthy meals ahead of time, so it was easier to stay on track. PMS is kicking in too – making self-control so very hard.
This week I also had to be very flexible in fittingmy runs and workouts in. I’ve learned that on the journey to fitness you need to be flexible – roll with the punches, listen to your body and take rest days when needed.
Monday I forgot my running shoes, so I went to the mall and bought a Taebo DVD to do at home after the kids went to bed. I persevered and did the DVD but found the moves difficult to follow – there’s a reason why I run 🙂 it’s called coordination – or a lack there of 🙂 On Tuesday my Yoga class was cancelled, but thankfully I was prepared with all of my running gear, so I ran with my lunch time buddies instead. Wednesday was freaking cold out and my buddies bailed on me, but I ran anyways. Thursday was an active rest day so I did Level 1 of The Shred (I LOVE THE SHRED). My irls loved copying and working out with mommy – maybe i have future runners on my hands? Friday my buddies bailed on me again because it was -18C out 😮 I seriously don’t blame them – if I wasn’t training for the half marathon I would have bailed too. Saturday I couldn’t do my long run because Hubby was still in Ireland, so I did Level 2 of The Shred instead. Today he’s home so I ran 10.31 K. Again it was freaking cold out :)(-8C). In total I ran 27.5K
I lost .7lbs this week and gained a lot of grey hair fighting with my daughters:
This week we’re completely out of food because I didn’t go shopping by myself with the munchkins. I’m struggling to find healthy stuff left to eat, so I’m going to head out to the 24 hr grocery store after the kids go to bed. I’m going to have to do a huge amount of cooking to make it through this week and next.
How was your week? What were your struggles & accomplishments?