YAWN! As I wrote on Sunday, Amber is teething – I can feel a little swelling/bump on her lower left gums. A toofy is definitely coming… and it’s making her miserable! Sunday night was AWFUL! Amber woke up THREE times and 3 year old Brooke also woke up and decided to sleep with me – I was woken up a total of FOUR times! I also went to bed too late (my own fault)…
I woke up EARLY yesterday for my usual M/W/F 6 am gym workout with my awesome gym buddy – I lifted some weights with her, but I really wasn’t being effective, preferring instead to chat. I should have just stayed in bed.
Sometimes I need to listen to my body. Rest would have been far more effective for me yesterday. Why? Because that pesky hormone cortisol really impaired my ability to make healthy food choices – can I say cookies? I made homemade chocolate chip cookies with the kids:
Then I proceeded to eat a few… Like maybe 10 of them! (10 isn’t exactly moderation Ouch!)
I need to really sit down and take some of my own advice – I need to devise a PLAN! Not just a workout plan, though that is needed too – I need to meal plan, and ensure I get enough REST! Sleep is a very important part of health and weight loss – something we all too often over look.
Last night I took the first step in following that advice – I skipped my evening laptop/watch Dr Oz time, and went to bed. In fact hubby took one for the team, and put Sierra and Brooke to bed so I could go to bed right after Amber. I thought I was in for a rough night when she woke up at 10:30 to nurse, but I was very wrong (thankfully!), instead she slept right through until 6:30am!
Today I feel like a MILLION bucks! Alert! and HAPPY! I just wish the weather mirrored my mood. There’s too much rain today to run, so instead I did my Nike Training Club workout (I LOVE that app!).
Oh! Back to my PLAN! I think waking up at 5:45 EVERY day and going to bed before 10:00 EVERY night will be better for me than what I’m doing now (going to bed at midnight some nights, 8:30 other nights because I’m worn out). Now that I have this new gym membership, I should take advantage of it, right?
So here’s my new plan:
- MON – Weights at the gym (6 am), 5K run in the afternoon with the kids (weather depending*)
- TUES – BodyPump class at the gym (6 am), 5k run with Amber to pick up Sierra after school (weather depending)
- WED – Weights at the gym (6 am), 5K run in the afternoon with the kids (weather depending*)
- THURS – BodyPump class at the gym (6 am), 5k run with Amber to pick up Sierra after school (weather depending)
- FRI – Weights at the gym (6 am), 5K run in the afternoon with the kids (weather depending*)
- SAT – REST
- SUN – Sneak out for a LONG run
*Those afternoon runs will depend on both the kids moods and the weather 🙂
Notice how my plan mixes up weights/strength with cardio and is at consistent times through the day? This is so that I can get into a ROUTINE which is a far easier way to make fitness happen – yes I said MAKE fitness happen, because it doesn’t just happen by chance.
This week’s Mamavation blogging carnival asks the question:
Who in your world deserves a Ã…”shout out Ã‚Â this week for pushing you to better yourself? What did they do?
I’m a lucky gal – there are A LOT of people who push me: Karen (my gym buddy who meet me at the gym at 6am on Monday Wednesday and Friday), and on Twitter/Skype I have Heather, Steph, Rachel, Greta, Roz and Tina who all push me to get out and run when I mention that I’m gloomy. In fact, Roz and Tina are both going to meet up with me in Mississauga for a 10K race in a few weeks – Roz is coming all the way from Australia to run with me, and Tina lives in nearby Brampton, though we’ve never met! I’m so excited to meet them!
Question: What is YOUR weekly fitness plan? and who pushes YOU to better YOURSELF?