Monday, April 22, 2019

Weight Loss (week 24)

I missed my post last week but I really didn't have a whole lot to talk about, so I saved the energy.

Last week though, I actually did something and it felt really good.

First off, I cleaned my house every day. That is something that hasn't happened in 3+ years. I'm not joking. We had a couple of meeting with the speech therapist team so I feel this pressure to have a clean house when they come. Honestly? I realize they probably see some questionable homes. But I don't want to be lumped into that category so I will clean until I hurt myself because I have a compulsion and Matt definitely does not get it.
Next up, I went on a 2.5 mile walk one day last week. Actually the entire family did and that was nice. The big kids rode their bikes and eventually ditched us. Matt pushed the stroller and I did my best to keep up. The weather was like 55, slight breeze, and it was perfect. The sunshine felt so great. It was also nice going for the walk and I've got the itch to go again but by myself. 
On Saturday we took the kids to the zoo for an Easter event like we do most every other year. Some years it's been freezing and our local zoo sits kind of in a bowl so it gets cold in there and I hate going if it's cold and windy. Our zoo also doesn't have many animals at all so you can literally get through the whole thing in a half hour and that's kind of sad. We stayed for a whole hour, maybe a little more, and we walked all over. Needless to say, I definitely got my cardio in that day because I was down for the count when we got home. I was also done on Sunday too.

Today I feel like I'm getting the worst flu and I feel generally like hell. This is maybe the worst part about trying to lose weight and exercise, I have such a hard time the days following. I do know I have to start exercising regularly because I recently had a doctor remind me that I had a cardiac arrest and I have to actually try to keep my heart healthy.

Kind of a sobering thought.

So I'm trying. But dammit if I don't want to sleep for 12 hours like right now though.

1 comment:

Tanya @ Girl Plus Books said...

Sounds like plenty of outdoor activity this week - and that the weather actually cooperated. Are you actually getting sick or is that just after-effects of all the activity? Hope it’s more the latter!