HollyL7 had a great blog that brought home a message I needed today.
Up and down.. off and on.. in and out.. yin and yang. Ok, I'm playing with my words, I admit, but still. I've been dithering about, getting serious on one aspect of this lifestyle gig, and letting another component slip. Then I'll flip-flop and buckle down on the slippage, only to find the other side lacking. Well, time to tighten up and bring it all together. Sort of like gently but firmly drawing the laces of a corset tight.. tighter.. to attain the most pleasing affect. Heh. I've had corsets on the brain lately, but that's another blog.
I need to firm some things up, and I'm sharing with YOU for accountability. Especially with the upcoming weeks. My mom arrives for a 2-week visit on Monday, Dec. 20 (next week, YAY!!). The woman can eat. Let's just leave it at that. She out eats my DH somehow, and he packs it away as well. AND I just found out my daughter and her boyfriend are coming home for Christmas. I'm nearly in tears simply typing that, because she's been gone so long! No weeping until I get home!
Accountability--- Fitness minutes for the week 12/13 - 12/20
~ Strength training (core) before running - it's the only way I'll be able to get it in, I know myself.
~ C25K W5 - I'm repeating, yes, but it's a good thing. I'm happy with it. 2.5 mi and/or 40 min.
~ KettleWorx DVD - 30 min - I'm counting this as ST for the day
~ ST (Upper body) before running
~ C25K W5 - 3.1 mi and/or 50 min
~ Shred-It DVD - 30 min
~ ST (core)
~ C25K W5 - 3.5 mi and/or 60 min
~ Fit, Firm, Fired up DVD - 45 min
Sunday - rest (I'm building in a possible elliptical workout here if I need to burn off nervous energy)
~ ideally I'll run, but Mom arrives this day, at 1:30 a.m., so I'm allowing myself to free-float on this day if need be.
That's my fitness plan. Better than "I'll run three days this week and.. uh.. hm. Well, do something else," which is what I've been doing lately.
I'm also going to sit down and get my menu in order for the rest of this week, especially for dinner. Breakfast, lunch, and daytime snacks are fine, but dinner has turned into a question mark, which isn't good. I'll get that organized this evening.
Once they're here, I'll have to work around them, and/or incorporate them into my routine, which I would much rather do. I think I have a chance with my daughter, not so much with my mom, but mom surprises me sometimes, so we'll see.
I feel good. I have it in writing now. I can come back and check off my goals as they're completed. I like that. Good.