I will admit that staying on top of phone calls, e-mails, voicemails, and the like are not my strong point these days. So when my aunt called to say that she would be in town recently, I made a mental note and forgot about it. The next week I receive a phone call that she is in a cab, on the way to our house, huh? I know I would have remembered to do all the due diligence to prepare for an overnight guest; change the sheets and clean the bathroom in the guest room, pick up some extra items from the grocery store, and most importantly, plan to take advantage of having another adult in the house and schedule a date with ODC! Apparently, the person that was scheduled to pick her up from the train station, couldn’t, so she was coming straight to our house.
I have four children that are home with me ALL THE TIME. One of them is a 5 month old and nurses ALL THE TIME. My house is not exactly the model home you see in newly constructed neighborhoods, not even close. I did my best to pull it together in the 30 minutes it was going to take her to get to the house. Once the initial hype settled, I was actually able to enjoy my aunt’s visit and she provided some much needed support to our family. She cooked enough food for us to eat this week and I purposely did not request any macaroni and cheese. My aunt was even able to watch the girls a few times during her visit (didn’t get that date with ODC though, maybe next time).
We attended a Fall Festival today and usually I always look forward to checking out the food vendors. I was very selective since part of our church’s 90 mandate includes managing your finances as well as your health. I wasn’t going to take a chance on buying something to eat that I wasn’t POSITIVE that I would like, so I settled for a $5 Strawberry Lemonade that the whole family shared. How’s that for good stewardship! Ha!
I will be honest, I didn’t have to tap into any willpower to walk away from this:
EXERCISE SCHEDULE FROM LAST WEEK:
Monday 20 minute easy run, chest, shoulders, biceps, and abs
Tuesday 45 minute cross training: Rowing machine, Precor machine, and the murderous Stair Mill
Wednesday 60 minute cycle class
Thursday 30 minute easy run, back, shoulders, biceps and evening Zumba class
Friday 45 minute long run, chest and biceps
Saturday 60 minute cycle class
I lost .2 this week. I am all about being honest, so I must admit that when I first stepped on the scale, that was not the result. I fed the baby and Voilá….-.2! Hey, I’ll take it any way I can!
THIS WEEK’S GOALS
This week I have to start tracking my foods again. I don’t think I am meeting my minimum calorie requirements, and my guesstimating is obviously not working! I also need to get serious about drinking water, this has always been a challenge for me. Workouts will be basically be the same as above, I’m following a 1/2 marathon training program and working it around the two cycle classes I teach and my strength training workouts. I finally reintroduced ab exercises and finally got some relief from my backaches.
Thanks for the warm welcome and best wishes for all the Mamavation finalists!