Tuesday, November 17, 2009

One day off

Today is going to be a busy day! I worked the past 3 days (12-hour shifts), have today off, then back to work tomorrow. So it's going to feel jam-packed today. I have a ton of reading to finish for school, a 2 page paper to write (not hard, just gotta get it done), laundry, working out, groceries, a quick trip to Kohl's to use my Kohl's cash, conferences tonight and Biggest Loser. My husband offered to get the groceries, but I don't have the whole list made out yet and sometimes it's easier for me just to run through and get the things that I know we need. Plus, I'm a little controlling about the shopping. Sometimes when he goes, he spends all the money for the week, and there was still stuff that we needed. I think this is one of the "learning" moments that I'm supposed to let him do it so I can get stuff done today other than that, but the whole control issue keeps coming back :-(.

I ran my longest distance at the gym the other day. 5 miles. Woo hoo! I know it doesn't sound that long to some people, but it's long for me! I'm not sure what I'm going to do for a workout today. Probably something at home since it'll be a busy day. Either treadmill or dvd. I've been counting points for weight watchers the past 2 weeks, I've lost 4 pounds. Three the first week, just 1 this week. I was a little bummed cause I was hoping for 2, but a loss is a loss. I'm trying to decide what weights program to do. I would like to focus on running, so I don't think that I want to do heavy weights right now. I was doing New Rules of Lifting for Women, which was a great program, but it's a lot of heavy lifting, and it doesn't work real well with running. I've read that I should be doing lighter weights for my legs since they're already "bulky" and I don't want to bulk them up anymore, they need to thin out!

My husband is still really leaning towards doing a marathon this spring. I'm proud of him. I think it's great to have a goal. I'm looking to do a 10K this summer. With working and school, I don't have time to train for a marathon w/ him, plus he said he needs me to drive him back home. He's looking into the St. Louis one in April.

Well, time to get the kids to school, then start my homework for the day.... Have a fantastic day!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

My life right now...

Life has been very busy lately! I started back to school for my BSN through Spring Arbor University. I only have one more week of my first class, it's going by quickly! Not sure what I'll do with my bachelor degree, but it could come in handy some time down the road. I'm meeting lots of new people in class, we have about 24 students. The biggest struggle has been trying to balance school work, working, and family time! I try to do all of my homework while the kids are at school. Because of that, I've been doing most of my workouts at home instead of the gym. (No drive time, easier to get other stuff done around the house at the same time, like having the washing machine going while I'm working out at home). I was very worried about gaining weight while doing school, since priorities change. So I've started counting points again to make sure I stay on track, and working out at least 4 days a week. On days I work, I've been trying to go the gym afterwards (except on weekends). I'm enjoying the balance of working out at home and the gym, less boredom since I'm mixing it up. I've been doing a lot of Turbo Jam, Biggest Loser dvds, and walking on the treadmill at a high incline. I need to start running more again. I really want to do some more 5K's this coming spring/summer and beat my old times! Jon is thinking of doing a marathon! I'm definately not to that point (especially with doing school) but I would try a 10K if I can find one close by on a day that I'm off work.

I can't believe that it's almost Christmas! I have a few things bought, but feel very behind! I just got a crown today, and Jon got one last week, so money is very tight right now. Hopefully I'll have some more spending money to finish our shopping by early December. It's hard because I have a 30% off coupon for Kohl's for right now, and they're doing Kohl's cash (you get $10 for every $50 that you spend) so I could get tons of shopping done, but it would have to all go on a credit card so it wouldn't really be a "saving." The one time I get a 30%! LOL.

The boys are doing good in school this year. We have their conferences on Tues. Josh is already reading chapter books! He's in 1st grade. He LOVES to write stories, too! Adam is still really enjoying reading as well. Writing... not so much. Good thing for computers, he'll be typing a lot when he's older to avoid writing. LOL.

The dogs are both doing well. They get very excited and jump when people first come over, but then calm down and act like their lovable selves again. Emily is still in the chewing stage, so we're having to remind the boys to keep their toys picked up. She loves raw hide bones :-)

Well, that's all for now. Hadn't updated this in forever.