My Dad was once fond of that saying, quite often when he was driving through traffic. I have to admit, I’ve used it in that situation myself, among other places. It’s something that I need to start saying to myself when it comes to doing my workouts.
OK, wait I can’t get ahead of myself. First, I need to let you know how I did on my goals from two weeks ago.
The first one was MOVE – and I have done that! I only had three days in the last two weeks that I did not have over 5000 steps on my pedometer. Two of them were work days and one was the evening DH and I spent with Pirate Pants at CHEO Emergency. (He’s fine now, don’t worry.)
Second goal: Food Journaling – Yeah, not so good on that one. One week out of the last two I did my journaling.
Third Goal – Set up the Wii – DONE! I even used it once.
Back to After Me, You come First.
I’m finding it very hard to make time for myself to exercise. Something else always seems to have priority – usually Pirate Pants. I’ve tried doing exercises when he’s around – and it’s fun doing push-ups while he’s climbing all over me – fun being frustrating; and he does a FANTASTIC job of pushing as many buttons as possible on the TV, the stereo, the DVD player. Yeah, you get the idea. He’s a major distraction. (He’s majorly cute and wonderful too, but still a distraction when it comes to doing exercise at home.) But I NEED to start carving out this time for myself.
I need to get into the mindset of After Me, You Come First. Not everyday and not for everything, but certainly for my exercise. Would anyone care to share how they wrestle to get even 30 minutes out of already busy lives to get some exercise in? Keep in mind, I can’t get up any earlier than the 430am that I’m doing now – which is when Pirate Pants wakes up – and I’m usually totally ready for bed by 9pm.
Anyway, in other news, I’ve now been on this Weight Dropping Adventure for one year. My lovely Personal Trainer has retaken my measurements and the results were astounding – for me anyway. I’ve lost a total of 28.75 INCHES overall. WOOHOO!
So, my goals for this week:
1) FOOD JOURNALLING! I did such a good job last time (sarcasm alert) that it needs to be up there again.
2) MAKE TIME for exercising at home. Even if it’s half an hour. I NEED to do this!
3)KEEP MOVING – I did so good last time, I really need to keep that up.
Until next time! -Cindy