Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Now that feels better!

I am getting back into my "groove". After not exercising Friday, Saturday & Sunday (boo to the snow), I decided to challenge myself on Monday to see if I can work out for 30 days in a row. Today was day 3 and I got a very nice long walk in with my neighbor. This was the second snow day in a row for our kids and the exercise was just what we both needed to burn off some frustration and get in the right mood for the day. It is amazing how much better I feel during the day when I start the morning with a workout.

Although I feel better than I did a few days ago. Guess what? I miss the gym. OMG! Did I just say that? Just a couple of months ago I had gym phobia and here I am missing my strength training. I really want to get in there tomorrow and hit the weights, but I have a continuing education class in the morning and a ton of work to do in the afternoon. One son has hockey practice at 4-something and the other has a guitar lesson at 8. Oh yeah, and somewhere in there I need to make dinner. I'm going to have to get very creative in order to fit that in my schedule. I'm planning to walk in the morning just in case I can't find the time to get to the gym at least I will have gotten a little exercise for the day. Even though I'm pretty sure the elliptical machines are calling my name (it's been over a week since I've seen them), the gym may have to wait until Friday.

Well it's time for me to get to bed. I hope all of you had a great day and if you're snowed in, I hope you're snuggling with someone special. :)


  1. I'm sure the elliptical machines will be very happy to see you!

    Thank you for your remark on my "the absolute best thing" post. I wrote a response to your comment-check it out when you get a few moments.

    My family, we LIVE on quick meals. My husband hates to see me in the kitchen (have I said anything about having the BEST husband in the world!!) once I've picked him up from the train station. One thing that always works for us is lean pork or a roast chopped up, addd some wheat flour (has a good flavor-will eliminate the need for alot of salt), a bit of stock or water and whalla! We'll throw that on top of instant brown rice along with some veggies in there. I'm actually going to post a pic of that exact meal (we had it last night).

    One more thing: You are one busy woman & yet you are making time to take care of yourself-what a great example you are to your children!

    Happy Thursday:)

  2. You can do it... and maybe you need to skip gourmet meals or do a lot of planning ahead. My friend makes all of your meals on Sunday and then just cooks them through the week.

  3. I bet that long walk was refreshing. A good plan to get in if you're not sure if you'll make it to the gym.

    It's good you and the elliptical are at that point in the relationship where you miss each other. Sweet.

    Have a good day!

  4. Ellipticals = low impact = awesome, just get lost in your thoughts or your music and it goes by so fast!