Goodbye May

May 31, 2011 at 7:22 pm

Happy Birthday to my beautiful niece Hope!

My day started like this:

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I was thinking I was not going to have time to bike to the gym, since Chewie and I had to wait for Chad to drive all the way home (and he had just gotten to work).


Luckily, Chad made it home pretty fast. I was able to quickly eat breakfast and change and bike to the gym in time for Bodyflow. Afterwards I biked home and showered and dressed as quickly as I could because I had to turn right around and head to the school for Cal’s class’ Family Appreciation Lunch. No make up and wet hair.


Which is actually how I look 95% of the time anyway. I’m not much of a makeup or hair girl. Mack and the many other younger siblings in Mrs. P’s class got to come up to Mrs. C’s class to watch the show. Mrs. P’s daughter is actually in Cal’s class too.


The first part of the show was a short presentation of biographies. Cal chose to present a biography of Jim Davis, the creator of the Garfield comic dynasty.


Jim Davis is definitely one of Cal’s heroes.


Some of the other famous people represented were Michael Jackson, Ghengis Kahn and Orville Wright (and like 400 others, but Cal was the second one to present so it was hard to pay attention after that).

After the biographies Mrs. C fed us all her homemade ziti and salad.


Awesome. (There you go Carissa) Thank you Mrs. C!

Then the class presented a production of Pandora’s box.


Cal played one of the miseries released when the box was open…old age.


After all the festivities were over I went home and was productive lazy until the kids got home via carpool. Then we hurried through our usual Tuesday routine…quick change clothes, jump in the car, eat snack in the car on the way to karate. I just dropped the boys off today so I could run a few errands.

Just now I let the boys go on the family evening walk without me. I’m not feeling it. I’m contemplating a sort of reset for tomorrow, June 1st.

Total exercise for today:

Walking: 2.3 miles
Biking: 6 miles
Bodyflow (yoga/tai chi/Pilates)

I have been riding the crest of the wave on exercise motivation lately, and I feel like it’s sort of starting to crash down again. I just DO NOT WANT TO RUN. Tomorrow is a run day but I don’t know if I’m going to do it. The past few weeks I have run to the gym, done Bodypump, then run home on Wednesdays. That sounds horrific right now. I would so much rather ride my bike to the gym. That’s probably what I’ll do. Sorry I’m rambling.

The only reason I’m really even thinking of running is that I have a 5K that I’m running with my friend Kathy on Saturday. But right now I’m thinking that I might skip tomorrow, run 3 miles on Thursday (no volunteering this week!) and then run Saturday and be done with running for the summer, at least for the most part.

The big reset I’m thinking of for June 1st is going to be with my eating. I have been doing really well in the exercise arena (riding that wave), but not so well in the eating arena. I do eat lots of good healthy food, I’ve just been eating too much and including lots of not-so-healthy food in there as well. So, starting tomorrow I am going to go back to posting ALL my food on my “I Eat” page, at least for a while. I may even decide to count calories for a while just to get back in the practice. I just need to be aware and accountable about my food again.

We’ll see how long it lasts.