Sorry for the delay in posting today, I’m dealing with a sick and cranky toddler.
I’m a firm believer in showing the example, which is part of the reason I’m very happy that DH has been going to the gym. I want Pirate Pants to see us all being active because I believe that by showing him we are active and by being active as a family, he will be more active as an individual later in life.
The Fall City of Ottawa Recreation Guide came out online at www.ottawa.ca I’m a big fan of City programs and really feel that they are horribly underused. I think they give you good programming at affordable costs. I wish they offered every course at every location though, because some of them sound so stinking awesome, but I just don’t have the time or the desire to drive across town to take the class. They also offer great ideas for doing activities as a Family.
A lot of the classes are for age groups that our family doesn’t fit in – Pirate Pants isn’t even 3 yet - but that doesn’t mean I can’t throw a few out there for you. Badminton, Volleyball, Yoga, Snowshoeing, Ghost Walks and Nature Walks.
That’s just stuff in the Family section of the Recreation Guide. The classes I want to take on my own? WOW, art classes, fitness classes and swimming! Oh to win the lottery and not have to work so I could just learn all day!
In other news, I’ve been having trouble with my food choices. I am happy to report that even when I was over my calories, I recorded my food. I also had a few totally unmotivating days where I didn’t want to do anything exercise-ish. But I finally went to the pool and swam 800m and felt better. I think I was in pool withdrawl. Now I’m all geared up and ready for more.
While I was swimming this past weekend I noticed that the bathing suit I bought in March is too BIG. This annoys me because I paid quite a bit for that bathing suit and I really hoped I’d be able to wear it a little longer than 4 months. On the positive side though, it’s too BIG! Which proves that I have been using the bathing suit. I also needed to buy a new pair of capris pants. I got a 2XL instead of a 3XL. Is there a mini shopping spree in my future? Not sure yet.
This prompted me to retake my measurements. I last took them in March – probably around the time I bought my bathing suit. Here are the results. I’m down a total of 2 more inches. That takes me down 37 inches since November 2010. I’m also down 32lbs. I’m very proud of the 2 inches gone at my belly button and the 4 inches gone at my hips.
And lastly, since I haven’t posted very many pictures, please enjoy Pirate Pants at his first attempt at making lasagna – this was taken about a month ago.
ETA – If I can figure out how to ADD a video. SHEESH!