Friday, March 30, 2018

FFF: 9 is Fine

9 weeks in - Fit for Friday!



I feel better this week, like I'm finally starting to get the hang of this new schedule, sleep deprived and all. I switched back to a black tea in the morning. I think the small amount of caffeine helps. I was doing decaf before. If I have an additional tea, I'll do the decaf then.

Workouts: 4/7 - Not too much this week. I think I did the bare minimum; basically things that I am forced to do. Three sports practices. I don't "have" to do them, but I signed up so it's an obligation to go. Though I'm usually glad to be there. I also snowshoed again on Saturday. We still have snow here!

I am lucky in that I have a very physical job. For work, I often have to do a lot of recreational physical activity. I sometimes think to myself, I can't believe I am getting paid for this right now! Now that I am back at work, these will help with my workout and fitness goals, though.


Seriously considering reducing the sports practices from 3 to 2 a week. Two is the minimum; though I try for 3. Going again on Thursday after going Wednesday and getting up for work at 5:30 was a bit much. My skills suffered for it too; I lost points. We'll see.'

I have been doing squats and other things at work while waiting for the laminator or making copies, etc. I got some strange looks, but whatever.
Eating: 2.5/7 - This was not a great eating week. It was that time of the month for me and I wanted to eat everything in sight. And I did, haha. Workouts helped burn some of it off, thankfully. I finished the brownies I made, had a little sangria party for one. Yesterday I went to Chick-Fil-A. We just got one and I'd never been. I was disappointed. I didn't understand the appeal, and this place was packed! I got nuggets and fries; two fast food staples so I could make easy comparisons. The fries were soggy as were the nuggets. I don't see myself going back. What a waste of calories. The service was fantastic though; maybe that's why people go?

Weight:  Down a pound! I'm not sure how with my half-week eating party. I'll take it though! With the holiday this weekend I don't have high expectations for next week. We'll see.

Stress: I'm... managing. Took more baths this week. Managed to read a little. Meant to do my nails, but didn't get around to it. Maybe today. I made a new "rule" that if it is after 8 pm, I will not pick up the phone or answer text messages. Unless it is Sir, or some kinda life-or-death situation. It's too much. My mother has also relapsed and has taken to calling me completely sloshed in the evenings. I can't deal.

Decluttering: Nope. This is going to have to be my prime focus area. Today, Sir gave me one task and one task only before I leave to visit my uncle: Do the dishes. I did some before breakfast, and I'll get that sink decluttered before I leave today!

Sleep: 4/7 - Two nights over 8 hours. Got to sleep in this morning. One night under 7, the other 5 nights at 7 hours. I feel... okay. A little tired but not exhausted. I could definitely go back to bed though. I am looking forward to sleeping later the next couple of days!


That's it for me here. If you celebrate, I hope you all have a fantastic Easter holiday, or a wonderful Passover with family and friends. I went out last night and got stuff to make Sir a little Easter basket. When we get back Sunday nights, I hope he'll be happy with it! We'll be visiting his mom and sister.


12 comments:

  1. Well done Lea on your progress! ☺️
    Sorry about your mum, I hope she can recover from that.
    Happy Easter, I hope you have a lovely one with your Sir πŸ₯πŸ‘πŸŒΌπŸ‘ΌπŸ»

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    1. Thank you Daisy. I hope my mom can recover, too. She has done so in the past... I thought she was recovered for good, tho.

      Easter was very nice, thanks. I hope you had good one, too!

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  2. Oh that has to feel better that you are adjusting to the new schedule :-)
    Boundaries are so helpful.

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    1. I do feel better, I hope it continues!

      Boundaries are a hard thing for me. I am an open book and want to do so much for others, but then you end up driving yourself crazy. It is okay to say no. I can say no now, it just doesn't feel good inside when I do it.

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  3. Hi Lea,

    I'm so glad you are feeling better adjusting to the new schedule. I love how you are listening to your body with the tea in the morming, switching off after 8pm and considering reducing sports practice. That is important. Congratulations on the pound!

    I too am sorry about your Mom, that has to be stressful! Happy Easter! This weekend certainly isn't going to help us much with FFF lol. Hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

    Hugs
    Roz

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    1. Thank you, Roz. I guess it takes me about a month to get used to it now! Helpful info if this happens again next year!

      I am really trying to be good to my body. I'm not so good at listening to it, unless it is telling me to eat candy, ha!

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  4. Yay for losing a pound! It sounds to me like you're doing really well overall - that's terrific.

    And good for you for setting boundaries with the phone, that's not easy to do but it's so important.

    I love your goal of 'decluttering' the sink!! I'll have to try thinking of it that way and see if it helps me procrastinate less.

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    1. Thanks, Olivia. I feel like I'm doing well. We'll see what Easter week brings. I pretty much ate everything in sight on Sat and Sunday. Back to my grind today though!

      I hope this thinking of decluttering helps you!

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  5. I like the squats while waiting for laminating to get done. I should just do some exercises while waiting for the scanner etc too!

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    1. I was not so good with this today, but I will keep trying. I hope it helps you during those mundane work tasks!

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  6. Good work Lea loosing weight even with your eating during the week. Sorry about your mum, hope things settle down.
    Happy Easter.
    Hugs Lindy xx

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    1. Thank you, Lindy! Happy Easter! :D

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