This is my weekly check-in for Fit Mommy, hosted by Denise over at Got Chai?
Normally, I do a Top 10 Things I've Learned This Week deal each Fit Mommy check in. I must have had a very flat learning curve this week. Or maybe I'm just being lazy. Either way, I can't think of 10 things I learned. The Top 5 Things just doesn't sound right. Maybe next week will be a better learning environment!
Nutritionally, there was a bit of a turn around. Hubby said that he was wanting to eat a bit better. Now, if you are wondering why hubby's eating habits impact my eating habits, it all has to do with self control and when one has it. It is a simple.
One husband with no self-control at the store
One wife with no self-control at home
A chubby wife and a husband wondering where his ice cream is two weeks after purchase
Now, I have great self-control at the store. I really don't buy a lot of junk, even chocolate! The hubby, however, brings chips, ice cream, and chocolate into the house and then leaves it with me, the glutenous wife, and my two growing helpers all day. A couple weeks later he'll remember that double chocolate ice cream he bought and go to scoop himself a bowl. Seriously - does he really expect that ice cream to be around?
If hubby is on board with healthy eating, I have some hope. We'll see if he really means it. Even though we still have some junk around at the moment, I actually didn't rummage for chocolate, had a salad or two, and remembered vitamins most of the week.
For exercise, I'm continuing to work out with the trampoline/rebounder. This week, I've turned the sound all the way off. It is so much tolerable that way, though Cheerleader Lady does still drive me nuts. Instead of CS Lewis, I've gone for music, requiring a little less of my attention, and have been listening to The Sparks, a Christian duo that performed at our church a few years back. I don't use my MP3 player much and I need to add some more music to it for next week. I never really times the length of the workout last week (and it wasn't listed on the DVD) and made a point to do so this week. It is almost 30 minutes exactly.
I worked out Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday I woke up cranky with a cold my husband shared with me. I had trouble sleeping during the night and just wasn't up to working out. Thursday I was feeling a bit better and could probably have worked out, but decided to milk it a bit longer. Today I was back to working out in the morning, though I did stall quite a bit. Later, a friend is coming over to drop off something and we decided to hit the outdoors for a walk. I get some exercise while catching up with a friend - double duty!
Next week I'm going to try for working out 5 days a week rather than my usual 3 days. Hopefully I'll have some good news for my check in next week.