Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Off track

I'm off track with my workouts lately, & need to vent. My work schedule has changed, and I can no longer work out at lunch. Finding an alternate time to work out has proven to be a huge problem. My choices are either: 5:00 am or after the boys go to bed - around 8:00 pm. I have to be up by 6:00 am either way, so working out at 8:00 means I'm not going to be falling asleep until 10 pm at the earliest. . . I know I need to just suck it up and choose one of the non-appealing options, but I'm in denial at the moment. :-) I get grouchy & anxious when I can't work out, so I need to get this figured out ASAP.

I can't run (still injured), but when my foot is feeling better, I should be able to sneak in runs a bit easier than making a full-fledged trip to the gym. I'm hoping to be at least up to a walk/run combo by October.

I'd like to lose a total of 15 more pounds. I'm *just* under the BMI mark for being overweight, & want to be a little thinner. My anniversary is quickly approaching (third week in October) & Michael & I are going away to a lodge for a kid-free evening. Massages, dinner with wine, and a relaxing evening. Can't wait. I'd like to lose the first five pounds by my anniversary.

I'm back with the ugly bathroom pictures! Here's my look for today & yesterday.

Coral sweater - Loft
White tank top - Martin & Osa
Dark wash jeans - Dojo/Seven For All Mankind
Ballet flats - Nordstrom/Me Too

Black sweater - Loft
Black & gold necklace - Jcrew
Black tweed pants - Banana Republic
Black flats - Nordstrom/Me Too

Eating has not been stellar, & I need to get back into the habit of regularly tracking my calories & making healthier choices.

I feel like I'm still evolving to my new schedule, life with a school-aged kid, the ongoing injury - and I need to adapt. How do you deal with flux and change in your life & adapt, from a fitness & nutrition perspective?

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The First Day

I can't believe Sam is ready for Kindergarten! He was thrilled to ride the bus this morning. :-)

I was emotional. :-)

My baby attended his first day of "big boy preschool", and was less than thrilled. He was devastated that he couldn't ride the school bus, or have a backpack full of school supplies. Sometimes it's hard to be the younger sibling.

Me with Sam at the crazy school bus stop. He loved the excitement & energy, and of course, being with the "big kids". ;-)

My pants are a little tight, so I can tell that summer vacation is officially over, & it's time to focus on my fitness, losing the final 15 pounds, and getting back into the groove! :-)

Friday, September 2, 2011

Final Hurrah

I've been noticeably absent, & I come bearing an explanation. ;-) I re injured my foot recently, & I've been in a bit of a funk about it. It was hard to even think about coming to my "running blog" & pretending to post with any optimism about potential runs or reading about all of your runs & getting inexplicably jealous. I know - I'm lame. I'm working my way through the funk, and I think I'm ready to not be an entirely depressive Debbie Downer. :-)

Things we've been up to over the past few weeks
  • Multiple trips to the beach. Fantastic weather on the Oregon coast (80 degrees!) which is rare & so much fun.
  • Tire blow out on one of the beach trips that involved me + 2 kids stranded on the side of the highway for several hours in an extremely scary area (no room to pull over, not crime-related). I ended up having to climb over my car & pull the kids out of the window, which is how I re injured my foot.
  • Preparing for my big boy's first day of Kindergarten! I'm getting teary just typing this. He starts on Tuesday & I'm anxious & excited at the same time. Nick is going to big kid preschool this year, and I'm crossing my fingers that it goes well. He's not a huge fan of change.
  • A cousins trip to an indoor water park (Great Wolf Lodge). Great times were had by all.
  • A fantastic family beach trip with my immediate family (Michael, parents, sister, nephews) - SUPER fun.
  • A trip to the zoo with my favorite little ladies.
  • A major fall off the monkey bars resulting in a split lip & chipped front tooth
  • My dad in the ICU due to a mountain biking injury. (He's recovering nicely).
I promise to become a more regular blogger again. The summer was crazy getting the boys where they need to go each day for camps, & it cut into my blogging time. But, I'm continuing to try & stay in shape, and keep a positive attitude as I work through my injury.

Here's a photo dump of the summer fun. :-)

Cousins beach trip:

My beach bunnies on a (rare!) sunny day at the coast

The offending monkey bars + two of my best friends kids on a play date:

My grown up boy at his Kindergarten orientation meeting:

Two of my favorite little ladies + Sam at the zoo, in their "explorer" outfits:

My dad, on the beach, two days after leaving the ICU & the day after having his chest tube removed. Dude is hardcore:

We're at the beach this weekend for one final summer hurrah before school starts & the madness of soccer practice, swimming & carpools begins. And, it's supposed to be 82 tomorrow. Beach picnic!

I hope all of you have fabulous Labor Day weekends. :-)