Erica: well, yesterday (Sat) was too darn cold to go anywhere so it was REST day. Didn't want to leave the house..... and didn't. Made some fudge brownies for DH..... he even bought the mix, LOL!! So glad I don't have his sweet tooth.
At least your kids and DH join you for an occasional run ....... neither of my kids are 'runners'.... definitely not DH, ha! DS and DIL have changed their lifestyle the last two years, each lost a ton of weight through healthier eating and working out, and even finished a 5K obstacle race.
That is the only time they did that. But they do some hiking now and then. I think they prefer weights and strength training. I'm so happy they are doing something. I wish DD would. I don't even breath a word of it. She's too sensitive and has a short temper. I'm hoping she and fiance' consider some healthy changes, they set their wedding date for June. They have a nice workout room at their complex.
I have been doing intermittent fasting for years. Try to not eat after 7 pm. Fast at least 12 hours. After a hard workout and/or long run, I do find that the hunger pains wake me up and I need to eat but I still wait 12 hrs. Just drink alot of water. It's really been helpful in keeping my weight down although the holidays screws it up but I try to stay conscious of my eating. I will not give up drinking my red wine and/or hard cider though, LOL! I tend to drink a lot more TEA in the winter months although I do love my de-caff coffee on certain mornings. You do NOT want to see me on caffeine, LOL!! But that's been for years so I don't care for or miss caffeine, I just love coffee. Rarely any creamer either.
My body does not like soy or coconut. I limit avocados and beets even tho I love them. They all make me bloated. yucky feeling.
Nancy: lucky you, a cruise!! That should offer a break from the weather. Just enjoy yourself. No guilt trips. This will definitely give your body some time off and just pamper yourself. Keep up the easy workouts, you'll do fine.
Yep, always on the lookout for every twinge and sounds, Isn't that the truth?!? Ha. That's what I feel about my poor chronic knee. It's hanging in there. Hope you had a nice 60 degree Saturday! wow!! I don't think that's gonna happen here in MN till summer, haha!
Lisa: that is amazing!! You are a tough working machine, lady!! CONGRATS on the race! Your new bod definitely carried you through the race, overcoming some tough areas and you kept on pushing. You took off some incredible minutes, wow!! HIGH-FIVE!! You toughed it out to the end. And a miraculous endeavor considering the ankle break. You know that that is incredible, right? You showed up and finished, WTG!!
Hope the ankle quiets down. I'm sure it's getting use to being worked with again. You seem to taking it easy though. Smart.
I'm always so impressed with people who set a challenge like that. Even a mile walk or run adds up a lot. Good for you!
Congrats to DS too. Having many choices can make it even more difficult but I'm sure he'll choose the best one for him. Are the schools all kinda close to you?
Fri: short easy 3 mile around neighborhood. I procrastinated ...... omg!! But finally drag my butt out the door because Saturday is predicted to be ARTIC cold. A nice chilly run, temp around 20 but after 3 miles, my knee started complaining. Sometimes, that's good, LOL!! I was ready to go home.
Saturday: REST day. It was very very cold. Seriously, the high was 0 degree!! Like I mentioned, making fudge brownies was priority. DH kept asking me about when it'll be ready, LOL!!
Today: drove to gym. A little 'warmer' ... around 14 degrees. Lots of people there. I already did my dynamic workout at home so got on the TM right away. Progressive run on 'random' setting which has 2-6% incline. Finished 6.2. Then another mile on the track with a couple of running exercises on the straightaways. So total of 7.2 miles. Then 10 min of kettle ball. Then stretching with TRX. Good easy workout. Did some foam rolling at home.
Maybe it was lucky that I didn't go to the gym yesterday. There was an indoor track meet so the track was closed for most of the day. The TMs, etc were still open tho but it's wierd to be working out with a bunch of spectators around.