This is on my list of things to do today:
I hit the gym this morning and now, my focus will be to not focus on food. Contradiction, maybe. But not. Because sometimes, it takes focus to not focus on something just as much as it takes focus to focus on something.
Food is nourishment, not a right.
I packed my lunch & snacks and when it isn’t lunch time or snack time, then it isn’t “think about food” time. Living life THAT’S WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO ME.
On Friday night, I watched my sister, Heidi’s children. ADORABLE. Grace is in that phase where she squeals all the time and I love it.
On Saturday, my baby sister Alicia, graduated with her dual-master’s. Seriously. Dual. She’s crazy smart. The weather was perfect and I cried multiple times – I’m such a baby. As Carlos and I walked back to our car, a little boy was having a lemonade stand. I’m not a huge fan of lemonade but I do like to support lemonade stands so I bought a glass.
We had a friends over Saturday night. Our friends Matt & Laura stopped by, as well as Cindy & Jen (who were in our wedding.) While Carlos & Matt played pool, Laura, Cindy, Jen, and I talked & talked and talked. It was so great to be low-key and just relax with friends.
Carlos and I spent most of Sunday on the couch. I’m not kidding. It has been a long time since I just laid on the couch and did nothing. Iggy was exhausted from staying awake so late on Saturday night and so he much appreciated me not moving:
Oh my, I love when he sleeps on my stomach. And, I love that t-shirt I wore. I got it from a job-search board we use at work; it says “I get people jobs” and is the most comfortable cotton ever in the whole world. While I really did enjoy spending the whole day catching up on missed episodes on Hulu with Carlos, by the evening, I started to feel sad that I had accomplished nothing. So I did the dishes quick. There, now I can say I did something
One thing I’m excited to share? A PriorFatGirl Get-Together!
One Breath, One Step: Moving Toward Healthiness
Saturday, June 8, 2013
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Black Bear Crossings on the
Lake Como Lakeside Pavilion
1360 North Lexington Parkway
Saint Paul, MN 55103
(Webinar registration is now also available for non-MN residents!)
Our speaker is Dietitian Cassie – trust me, you will WANT to hear her speak. Want to know more about the event & Dietitian Cassie?
I am working to figure out if we can do a webinar for non-MN readers so stay tuned if you are interested!
I love going to the gym.
Except when I don’t.
Most the time I do.
But this week, I didn’t.
I don’t have an at-home gym set-up. So I improvised; made my own; channeled my inner creativity.
I turned the news on, which is what I prefer to do when getting my AM sweat session in. And then, I got to stepping. On the stairs. Up two, down two. Repeat a gazillion times. In rhythm. On the commercials, I went up one, down one fast. When the news came on, I took the up two, down two repetitive steps a little slower but still keeping my heart rate up. TWENTY MINUTES ON THE STAIRS = SERIOUS SWEAT.
Iggy thought I was nuts going up and down.
Then, I found the empty space in front of the t.v. For the next 10 minutes, I alternated between 12 lunges on each leg.
I didn’t stop there. I turned around and used our t.v. stand to do squats – using the t.v. stand forced me to squat lower then had I just been doing it without. 15 squats, pause for 1 minute and repeat 2 more times.
I finished my workout on the floor. 20 crunches, pause for a minute, repeat 3 more times for a total of SIXTY crunches. I don’t know why SIXTY. Just because. Because it’s more than FORTY and if I did EIGHTY than I’d probably just tell myself I need to go to ONE HUNDRED. So SIXTY.
And there you have it. A free, at home workout.
No expensive equipment. No fancy machines. No workout video’s. Just me, the news, and Iggy to watch me. I love free. I love being working out with Iggy.
And now, I’m off to take Iggy on a little exercise of his own.