Friday was such a busy day with my sports podiatrist appointment and then, later, Day Out with Thomas at which T Junior displayed his running skills.
“I wanna run,” he informed me.
“Go ahead.” I motioned to the open grassy area.
And he did. Pictures here.
The day was a total fail, though, as far as working out (unless you count the mile I walked from and to the car carrying a 30-pound toddler in 95-degree weather). I hoped to do better on Saturday. And boy, did I.
First, I recruited my friend Kallie to go with me to deep water aerobics. We laughed our way through the hour and got a full-body workout at the same time.
Then, at home, Mr. T had to leave for the Skagit Valley Highland Games so he could help out the band. I made T Junior a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, buckled him in the BOB and we walked to the farmer’s market at the elementary school about a mile from our house. I wanted to find a fruit and veggie for this week’s challenge, but was disappointed.
There were a total of three farmers and they all had your basic veggies and fruits. The rest were wood carvers, quilters and other artsy booths, along with about five different bakeries. Bakeries? How does that qualify for a farmer’s market? Although I totally would’ve got something if I had any cash. Still.
Later, a friend came over and we took T Junior to the lake using the trail by my house. That was a 2.8-mile round trip.
Thank goodness I had a really active day because the eating was about to go down hill.
On Sunday, T Junior and I accompanied Mr. T to the highland games about an hour and a half north of where we live. We ate McDonald’s in the car on the way there (Southern Chicken Sandwich, -10 points, plus small fries, -6 I think).
It was sunny and hot, and me and T Junior shared a huckleberry waffle cone (-lots of points). But we did walk around a lot and played soccer for-ever.
Much to football-loving Mr. T’s dismay, T Junior adores soccer. And, I think, he’s pretty good at it, too. Sometimes he dribbles the ball. The kid can barely walk in a straight line (he almost collided with an enormous fire outrigger parked at the games when we were walking back to the band’s tent from the booth area). But he can dribble a soccer ball?
After the games, we got a call that Mr. T’s mom, step-dad and grandmother had finally arrived. They took a roadtrip from Florida to come out here! So, we met them for dinner (prime rib dip with a salad and a Blue Moon), and we didn’t get home till after 8 p.m., which means the normal routine was pushed back and I didn’t get in bed until 11.
I set the alarm clock for 5:30, then made Mr. T change it to 5:45 before I drifted off (like it mattered).
At 5:45 Monday morning, I reset the alarm to 7:30.
I got up at 8. T Junior didn’t wake up till 9. We were so wiped out from Sunday. Luckily, we just chilled at the house with the family until swimming lessons in the evening. (Although, now that I think about it, Grandma gave T Junior a huge plastic spider and he chased me around the kitchen island with it. Does that count as exercise?)
Good news: I weighed in and was down 1 pound. It’s a loss, so I’m happy about it, even though it’s not as much as I’d hoped for (at least up until I had the MickeyD’s, Blue Moon and waffle cone on Sunday).
T Junior didn’t get to bed until 9 p.m. AGAIN. I was in bed by 10:30, an hour later than I wanted to be after finishing dishes, having a cup of Sleepytime Tea, and getting my clothes ready for the gym and work in the morning. I set the alarm for 4:30.
I slept in till 4:45, got up, showered and went to the gym. I decided I couldn’t slack off anymore, especially with they way I’ve been eating. Even if I only had 30 minutes, it was better than nothing.
I brought Born to Run and set it up on the elliptical. The workout went by in a flash because of this and some new songs on my playlist:
- Follow Me Down by 3OH!3 (Thank you, TMB, for sending me your playlist and getting me hooked on this one.)
- California Gurls by Katy Perry (Not my favorite, but great for working out.)
- Telephone by Lady Gaga (Such a stupid song, but it totally gets stuck in my head.)
- Break Your Heart by Taio Cruz (Another head-sticker.)
- Cooler Than Me (Single Mix) by Mike Posner (Funny and fast.)
- Your Love is My Drug by Ke$ha
- Bad Romance by Lady Gaga (Again, thanks TMB.)
- Alejandro by Lady Gaga (Does anyone else think this song sounds a lot like Ace of Base? Particularly, the song Wheel of Fortune.)
- All the Right Moves by OneRepublic (TMB again.)
- Casaba Melon and Yuca Root
- New Summer of Weight Loss Challenge
- One year of Mom vs. Marathon!