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.


  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»

    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!

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

    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.

  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 :)


    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!

  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.

    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!

  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!

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

  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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