So last week was Spring Break ....
Yeah, Spring Break broke me. Why?
Spring break was extra tough because each of my family members have a lot on their plates. My son is going through a really rough time, so his emotions are high (swinging from irritability to sadness). Daughter1 is a *very* strong personality (has always been)--she gets irritated easily if things don't go the way she wants them to ..... and she likes to control EVERYTHING. So yeah ... not fun there sometimes (but I keep reminding myself that hopefully she'll be able to use that power for good someday). Daughter2 has become a tween with VERY high emotions ("WHAT DO YOU MEAN I CAN'T WEAR LEGGINGS??!! MOOOOM! MY LIFE IS OOOOOOOOVER!!!!") .... yeah, that's fun.
Then Hubs has a new administrative job at the university--but is also doing several other jobs at the same time (for example, doing a bunch of the work for an individual who has cancer). And this is in addition to his church responsibilities.
So we were going to go to DC this week, but that needed to be put off because of Hubs' work stuff. And then we planned on going camping, but then snow and super cold temperatures hit us. So then a friend offered to loan us her cabin, but then one of Hubs' students needed help when his wife went into labor. So then we tried to hastily plan a couple of day trips to make up for it.
Anyway, my 2 rules went out the window this week..... No, I was not the victim. So let me fix that ... I ignored my 2 rules this week and my eating went crazy. My biggest mistake was allow myself to eat by myself--I'm sure it was stress, but did eating crap really alleviate any of the stress or make me feel better? Nope, not at all. And, just like I've said so many times before, I eat crap (and almost always crap only) if I eat after dinner.
So I'm trying to tell myself that it's a good lesson. I really do need my 2 rules.
Also, I missed 2 of my strength training days (I really need to figure out how I'm going to get my exercise in over the summer). I did not get my steps in on *several* days. And I did not get my water in. on several days.
BUT on the plus side, I did my 2 IF days. And I did 1 day of strength training. And--most important of all--I still did my 3 scheduled runs. So glad I did that! I completed Week 12 of my program ... I did a 50-minute run last week, my friends! That's a HUGE deal for me.
Also--and I'm excited about this--I've signed up the family for some 5ks. Son asked if he could run the Superhero 5k with me, so I got us both signed up--I think that last race really gave him a source of pride. I also signed up my 2 daughters for other 5ks for themselves--Daughter1 will run by herself, but Daughter2 needs help so I'll run with her to keep her pace. Depending on how she does in the first race, I might sign myself up for the second 5k because it'll be the Saturday after my mom's birthday and I'd really like to do a *race* for her (rather than just pacing Daughter2). I *also* signed up the whole family for a pick-your-distance run that's hosted by the big local running store.
So what are my goals for this week?
1. Run with Daughter2 at the school at least 3 days in place of Week 13 of C210k. (Her school's running program starts tomorrow--this program is what got Daughter1 really running. Daughter2 doesn't have the same intensity as Daughter1, so I've promised that I'll come in and run with her. We're hoping it'll be fun and give her confidence with her running because we think she's got some great natural ability there.)
2. No eating crud by myself! EVER!
3. No eating after 6:30. But I am going to start giving myself 1 day (maybe on a night that Son has late choir practice) to have a bowl of ice cream with Hubs after the kids go to bed (which will be after my 6:30 cut-off). I've already got it scheduled for tomorrow night--which will be nice because Tuesday will be my IF day, so I won't eat until later anyway.
4. Do 2 IF days--maybe even 3. (I'm doing one today, so I think I can get 2 more in this week.)
5. Drink 64 oz of water EVERY day. Keep track.
6. Do at least 3 days of strength training after an 18+ minute warm-up walk.
7. Get at least 10k steps every day. Pay attention to my 250 steps/hr notifications.
8. Check in to Spark every day. Spend 15 minutes only. (Hopefully if I set a time limit--I won't stress about it.)
9. Write 1 more blogposts this week. (I'm giving up trying to do 2 posts--I just don't think it's possible with my schedule.)
Previous Weigh-in: 141 lbs
Current Weigh-in: 141.8 lbs
Difference: + .8 lbs