Slow mornings in the summer are my favorite.
I have been working on regulating my sleep schedule because I was napping when H napped then I couldn’t fall asleep at night which would cause me to be super tired when he woke up the next morning at his regular 6-645 am. It was also causing me to go on a food frenzy from 9pm -12 am every night. Not good.
I’ve been doing really well with exercise, and hydrating, but as always, I am eating too much. I’m working on it, but trying to focus on the positive. I think the elimination of evening eating will help. Last night was a successful night! (I define successful as not eating after dinner. Heather! I did it!!!) The nutritionist that spoke at my gym said that a person should not have to eat after dinner. And that really resonated with me. The eating after dinner that I do is usually a habit or ritual, and not actual hunger. And once I start with something small it’s hard for me to stop. So, its best that I just don’t eat after dinner. #workinprogress
I’ve been going to the gym most nights around 8 to walk on the treadmill for an hour and watch Netflix. I have joint pain and a lot of weight on my bones so, I just walk slowly at an incline and watch a television show. Currently I am watching “The Keepers.” It is a disturbing show but it makes the time go by fast. The purpose of this trip to the gym is not only for the cardio, but it helps me mentally to get out of the house by myself for an hour and a half. And it’s nice for Craig and Henry to get a little alone time. I hope to continue that throughout the summer. So far, I look forward to that time and haven’t wanted to skip it.
I’ve mentioned the coaching club that I am a part of that is run by my friend Stacy. It is a group of women working together for a common goal of healthy mind and body. There is a nutrition aspect, an emotional aspect, and a fitness aspect. I am loving it so far because of the accountability and encouragement. And plus she has a calendar to print out with daily tasks and workouts that she has generated. I have been doing those as well. And I love her printouts in a binder with page protectors.
This is from yesterday when I was going one of the workouts from the challenge. You can see my binder on the left. These workouts are 20 minutes and I am doing them in addition to the treadmill at night. Next week I add body pump back in twice a week. I have had anxiety about going back to Body Pump. I can’t even explain it but I am going to go back! I love what it does for me and once I get back in the swing of it I know I’ll be happy.
I hope everybody is having a good week!