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?


  1. Glad you're back!! Hope you can get on schedule soon.

    It is hard to adapt... as a teacher, it's always hard to adjust to needing to 'schedule' my workouts & runs once school starts rather than just do them whenever I want. But once you get in the groove for a week or two it becomes second nature!

  2. I'm in the same boat of times to work out. Its tough. I have been going to a circuit workout class twice a week (tops) it's an hour long & they have child care, just to get some sort of workout in. But then I feel guilty for working full time & putting my son in a child care class for an hour when I'm off work :( It's a battle for sure.
    Hope you're feeling better soon bout things & adjusting :)

  3. If I were you, I'd go for the 5am option! Too many things can pop up to distract you from working out at night, but the morning can just be "your" time. :)