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Marching through March

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Reflections on February

My long awaited twin grandsons were born on the 19th of February my DIL had health concerns the week before they were born and was monitored closely then had a C section, the boys are doing well but she has had health problems it was thought she had a lung clot which luckily she didn’t but she has had some internal bleeding. They live over 4hrs drive away and I ended up visiting for the week end then the day after we got home having to drive back up to help look after the babies for the rest of the week. I kept them downstairs with me at night. 3hrly feeds, burping and nappy changes x2 lovely to be able to help and spend time with them but exhausting. Another reason this grandma wants to stay fit and healthy

The month went very quickly and I did manage to increase my strength exercise and work on my upper body still need to do more. I struggled with getting my daily steps and intentional exercise in. I was busy but not what I would count towards fitness mins. My food intake was ok at home but scuppered when I was staying with family who take a large amount of processed food and little fresh fruit and veg.

Plans for March

Spring officially starts on the 20th of March

and in the UK our clocks spring forward on the 24th

With the better weather hope to get active in the garden and Spring cleaning

Aim for 7000 daily steps but spread over the week, to run 5k x2 week
Minimum of 30 intentional fitness minutes a day
Continue working on my upper body strength exercises

Planning meals at the week end for the following week. Meat free x2 week and 1 new recipie
Stricter portion control need to increase protein and reduce carbohydrate,
Look at reducing sugar intake but sugarfree is not for me
Continue to take packed lunches to work and avoid any snacking on treats in the office

Mothers day in the UK is the 11th

so will be going out for the day with my DD and having a special lunch. I also have holiday from work in the last week and Easter holidays starts on the 30th.

I hope to go back up to see my grandchildren then.

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    The photo of you and the babies is wonderful. Sounds like things were challenging and I pray your daughter in law feels much better soon. Having one baby to care for is a big job and two must seem awfully difficult when you're not feeling well. She's lucky to have you and family!! Your March plans sound great. We're blanketed here with way too much snow to believe Spring is on it's way. Walking Buddy has been a challenge and I'm behind on my steps. We may have another big storm this coming week and then hopefully we'll be able to welcome spring. We're antsy to get out in the garden as well. Have a great weekend!
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    Comment edited on: 3/16/2018 10:40:15 AM
    Great plan!
    Just love seeing your with those two little Cuties!
    They (for sure!) are an amazing motivation to stay fit.
    958 days ago
    A good solid plan Anne! I love your consistency. It was caring for my first GS that sent me back to the gym! I had trouble lifting him in and out of the crib. Doable, but made me sore. No more!

    Hopefully DIL will mend soon. She's fortunate to have so much family support. Stay the course and enjoy those grandkids! emoticon
    959 days ago
    Fhey will be a very busy famiky. Lovely that you can help.
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    Congratulations on your twin grandsons! Literally have your hands full with them! :)

    I hope your DIL continues to do well health wise.

    Good plans for March. Mine are much the same: Minimum of 30 intentional fitness minutes a day and continuing to increase my strength training. With the nice weather, I hope to take hooping outside very soon! And especially look forward to gardening!! :)

    Enjoy your family time and have a great month ahead! :)

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    959 days ago
    emoticon again on the two newly-bornes and I hope your DIL is soon well again.
    Love your goals for March, enjoy Mother's day Anne.

    959 days ago
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