Sunday, December 30, 2012

Cleaning Machine

This weekend Jeremy and I have spent the whole weekend cleaning/organizing/decluttering our house ... oddly enough, at this moment, you would think we never lifted a finger!  When we get into our cleaning mode... our kids go into destructive overdrive!!  I know that underneath this mess is progress, though.  We managed to get several loads of laundry washed/dried/folded/put away (I hate Jeremy's folding but right now I'm not going to complain.)  We went through all the kids toys and threw away a big box full of broken and old toys.  I cleared off one of our dressers.  Went through all the junk that had piled up on our ironing board.  Did dishes, and more dishes ...and still doing dishes.... when we are all home, we dirty a lot of dishes!  We vacuumed... a few times.  So, we are that much closer to getting one of those homes in a magazine a home that is welcoming to a baby.

Friday morning I met my sister at the gym, as promised.  Although, it had snowed and I was trying to drive there in my car (stupidly) that needs new tires.  It took me an hour and 45 minutes to drive to Sioux City, this drive usually takes me an hour.  You might wonder why I drive an hour to go to the gym... well I work about 5 minutes away from the gym... I commute an hour to work, it has it's ups and downs but for the most part, I don't mind.  So, by the time I got to the gym I had about 10 minutes to do a quick workout before I had to get ready for work.  Molly was on the elliptical, so I hopped on the one next to her.  I bumped up the resistance to about a 6 or 7 and went on for 10 minutes, while watching Home Improvement (love that show!)  It was kinda neat, because I used to be a "regular", but lately I haven't been at all! ...BUT... I saw a girl in the locker room that is also a "regular" and we talked a little, like I hadn't missed the last 2 months (or more)... it gave me a good feeling, I guess I better get back into the being a "regular" mode ...I even considered renting a locker, so I didn't have to haul all my stuff back and fourth... during the summer, I'd keep it in my car, but in the winter, it would freeze, so, I have to bring it in the house and take the chance that the girls will get into it all... I know, it sounds so minor... but it is a pain.

That morning, on my way to the gym, I had a Slim Fast shake.  I figure they are similar to the Medifast shake, has more calories but has all the "good stuff" that a body needs.  In my lunch bag, I took one of these Breakfast on the go! ...they are good and have pretty good protein, plus they are portioned out into little pouches so I can just throw one in my bag and not have to worry about eating an entire package or something. 
I also had a grapefruit... which to be honest, I didn't get to eating, because I was so busy at work and it's the kind of fruit that takes awhile to eat (for me at least).  I also had a fiber one bar, which I ate on my way home ...I figure it will offset the extra Iron I am taking... haha.  Plus, I think they are pretty good.  I ate lunch from the cafeteria ...a chicken fillet sandwich (breaded) and augraten vegetables.  I know I didn't make the best choices, but to be honest, nothing I saw down there really sounded or looked good.  If I had been thinking, I'd have thrown in the Progresso soup I bought specifically to take for lunch, but I forgot about it.  For some reason, PB&J's have sounded really good to me, and cereal, too, I've had quite a bit of that, too.  Tomorrow is my 2nd Dr's appointment, so we'll see how I've done this month in the weight gain category.

A friend of mine started a running club, called Jog Wild.  A couple people asked her about putting on a 5K in our small town.  She asked the rest of the people in the group what we all thought.  I think it sounds like fun!  Her and I are both pregnant and due in June, we will probably be more in the planning and organizing.  We are looking at Memorial Day weekend, so both of us will be rather, eh, swollen!

I will have time in between my appointment and when I have to get to work, so I'll go to the gym again tomorrow... I have to get a plan together for what I'll have for supper.  

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you did the 10 minutes of the workout, that is impressive! That 5K planning sounds like it would be a lot of fun!