What I did this morning :
- Dressed kids
- Made breakfast for kids
- Cleaned up 2 glasses of milk off the floor
- Made lunch for child #1
- Uncovered the bird
- Cleaned bird cage
- Fed bird
- Fed fish (must clean tank later)
- Took child #1 to school
- Cut up apples for kids (snack #1)
- Cut up carrots for kids (snack #2)
- Swept the floor
- Put washing away
- Put more washing on
- Finished the ironing
- Hung out washing
- Picked up apple and carrot off floor
- Swept floor again
- Started on dinner for tonight
- Put toys away
- Made guacamole and cheese sticks for kids (snack #3)
- Sat down with a cup of coffee and magazine
This is when
Your Magesty the husband came downstairs to leave for work. Now because arse face husband takes the car, I can't get to the shops during the day so I asked him if he could pick up a packet of drinking straws on his way home from work only to receive a reply of "Why don't you pick up this apple instead of reading those books!" They're magazines idiot, not books!
I wanted to do this...........
.......to his face!
This morning's workout was a
nice 30 min treadmill interval with a focus on speed - workout #1. I have missed these so much, I forgot how much I loved the interval workouts.
It's been a few weeks since I have done an interval workout and I felt it. My lungs were hurting, my legs were tired and burning and I really, really, really wanted to stop at minute 20. I was soooo tempted to just stop, but I knew I would feel lousy for the rest of the day if I did so I just pushed myself to the end.
The last 10 mins alternate between a speed of 10 and 4 (1 min of each) and because I was already feeling like crawling away and dying on the floor I really had to force myself to keep going - it was hard. I have learned that I don't have to do the interval workouts every day, but I need to keep them going. They really do help with my fitness and speed. I finished up with a 5 min cool down and some stretching while on the vibration platform (love that thing). I also decided to re-start the 200 squats challenge - Week 1, Day 1. It only took 5 mins so I can't complain about that!
The best thing about this morning's workout was that I did it first thing - it is done and dusted and now I don't have that nagging feeling hanging over my head all day.
- Duration : 40.56 mins
- Calories : 443
- Average HR : 159
- Maximum HR : 187
- In Zone : 14.22 mins
- Distance : 3.5 kms
My husband was talking to me about my weight last night and he came up with an idea he thinks will help me. He has actually noticed that I lose motivation quite easily so he thinks it is a good idea that I write down what goals I want to achieve and in what time frame.
Next, I have to put the goals into an envelope and on the front, write the date that I am wanting to achieve that particular goal by. The enveloped can not be opened before the date that is written on the front. If I succeed I get a prize (not food) and if I fail I am to punish myself - go without a favourite item / food until the goal is achieved.
It's actually not a bad idea! I think I will give it a go and see how / if it helps in anyway. I can use as much motivation in any form as I can get.