Monday, August 23, 2010

A Summer break

I would like to think that the summer break I have taken in my "get healthy" program is about to end. The kids are getting back in school (one today and one next week), so I have more time on my hands. I even have a fitness program picked out (Couch to 5K) and a goal of running a 5K in November (Will's Run). Unfortunately, it is still SO HOT outside here, that I can't realistically run during the day. (Before you try to tell me how it can be done, I realize others can do it but I am starting from my couch and I know myself.) I think I am just going to have to do another program for now. I may not be able to do the 5K in November, but there is a Fun Run 1K that I should be able to do at the least.

In good news, I haven't really put on any weight over the summer, but I do think I have lost some muscle mass. I have been somewhat moderate with my eating, too. I have been eating out a little more and indulging in sodas, but that is about to end. (If I write it will it happen?) We have been eating healthier at home and not keeping the "bad" foods in the house. In fact, we had some leftover cake from an event Saturday night. After eating some yesterday, I made the rest into cake balls and put them in the freezer - in the garage. I was proud of myself for getting them out of the house! I also used the extra peanut butter frosting to make peanut butter balls (with oats), that have some redeeming value, instead of using it for another dessert.

So, my goal for this week and next is to get back on track with the exercising. Of course, this week I will have Joel with me every day so I will be easing into it and spending lots of time with him. We may do some special things together before he starts back to school, too.

In the words of Major Seth Adams. "Wagons, HO!"