Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year!

It's a new year ...and it's going to be a busy one!!

My appointment the other day went well, it was a typical in and out visit. My weight was actually down 2 lbs, my Dr. did mention it but didn't really comment. I was actually surprised because it's not like I've done anything to make that happen... especially after the holidays! The only thing I can think of is I hadn't had much to eat that morning before the appointment. My blood pressure was a little elevated. It was 130/80, which for me is high. I was a little worried about that, but I'll just keep track of it. I figured that is another reason I need to get to the gym!

After my appointment I did go to the gym. I walked on the treadmill for 30 minutes at 3mph (if I remember correctly). I didn't think until the last 7 minutes to put the incline up a little, so, I put it up to 2%. It was a pretty easy pace. In fact, I played SongPop on my kindle the whole time! It definitely made the 30 minutes fly by! I tried to read a little but it was kinda hard for me to walk and read. After the treadmill, I went on the recumbent bike for 30 minutes. That was quite a bit harder for me. First off, I was kneeing myself in the belly, so I had to pedal with my knees out to the side a little. Then, I had to talk myself into the last 10 minutes. I think I almost over did it. It was a little uncomfortable for me. My belly was in the way... I'm only 14 1/2 weeks pregnant but this baby moved into a 2 bedroom apartment and has definitely spread out! haha! Today, my sister and I met at the gym again.  She got there before me and was on the elliptical, so I got on the one next to her. I was only on it a few minutes and she wanted to go on the bikes. We both went to the Expresso bikes and went on the same path. The system picks it up and it has it on the computer so we can see where the other is on our screens (kinda fun that way). The path Molly chose was a little over 4 miles. Of course I beat her!!... by about a minute! I don't know if she knew we were racing or not... but I'm convinced I'd beat her even if she did know! haha We are going to meet again on Friday. It's kinda nice having someone to "show up for" ...I might not have gone today if I didn't know she'd be there waiting.

Yesterday, Jeremy and I spent a lot of time decluttering and cleaning, again. This time was our U-room (utility room, where our washer/dryer is). We cleaned out cupboards and threw old junk, the counter, and a little in the closet. I'm glad he's in the decluttering mood, because after awhile, I get sick of it... but if he's doing it, I do it.

You will be happy to hear, I've been a water drinking champion! I started adding a couple slices of an orange to my bottle. I figured people do it with lemon, I'd try it with an orange. I love it! I takes, what sometimes can be, the drab taste of plain ol' water and gives it a little zest. I use the same couple slices for the whole day, and I still get a little flavor, even after a fourth refill. You should try it!

Today, I packed food for work. I have a can of Progresso soup, Chicken Tuscany (looks really good), a bag of vegetables that I'll steam in the microwave. I like the ones that don't have pasta in them. This is one of my favorites.
I also brought 2 grapefruit (had one already when I got here). I bought a box of grapefruit from FFA so I've got to get them eaten before they get bad. I brought an apple and a little container of peanut butter. Also, admittedly, I brought some homemade cookies I made yesterday. I was so hungry for them! They are "Grandma's Cookies" favorite cookie ever, the cookies my grandma made all the time. The baby wanted them... lol :)

1 comment:

  1. Happy New Year. Recumbant bikes do that to me too. It is great to have competition at the gym it makes you work harder. Thanks for the post.:-)