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.