Workout – 30 min level 20 stairmaster. no run. I can explain. hold that thought. squeezed in some weights. had high hopes of hanging out with Jillian, but apparently a five year old would rather watch Sid the Science Kid. where did I go wrong.
I don’t know why I’m surprised when every Monday rolls around (it definitely does that more often than any other day of the week, crazy I know), that I am disorganized, and couldn’t find my way out of a paper bag if I had to. Looks like Alex feels the same way. she just gave up on life last night before Monday even got here.
Yucky Monday would be the reason that I broke my goal of not even 24 hours ago of trying to stick with my mileage plan for the week. The run today turned into a better than nothing stairmaster workout, which almost turned into no workout at all due to a non-napping gremlin.
I didn’t even bother getting dressed today. or changing into actual workout clothes. too lazy for that. those are just cotton yoga pants. not a great clothing choice to do the stairmaster in next to the wood stove. hot. sweaty. yuck.
The hubs and I were debating last night whose turn it was at the gym this morning. we made the mistake of settling on, we’ll see how it goes in the morning. don’t do that. make a plan before Monday morning as to how the workout is going to go. I blame the impaired judgement on ben and jerry’s ice cream. otherwise the kids will gang up and sleep in for the one day in the past five years, and no one gets up for the gym. and I’m boycotting my treadmill at home. makes out for a rough start to the week. at least for this old lady. I’m all about plans. I’m just not great at implementing them. I think I need to spend more time on Sunday planning out the week, meals, which old sweatshirt I will be wearing and when. even SHAPE mag agrees with me on the ickiness that Mondays usually are. but they give some suggestions on how to make it better. I should have read this last night and maybe I would have gotten my butt out of bed to exercise.
It’s that “early morning run” part. I missed that today. there goes my funday monday. will have to wait until next monday.
I kind of take weekends off from caring about what the house looks like. if the laundry is folded or not. taking showers and brushing my teeth. I kid. I brush my teeth. Mondays present me with a lot of things to do and I sometimes get a little overwhelmed with the 13 loads of laundry ready to be folded and the children playing with the dust bunnies. better than real bunnies. no feeding or cleaning. we might hang on to those ones. So instead of getting overwhelmed and praying my house falls into a black hole so I don’t have to clean it – I just pick one or two little projects to complete. and I’m happy again. I can do one or two. I can’t do 9 or 10. too much. today I
shopped online and folded laundry. maybe I will vacuum. done.
I got a chance to catch up on my SHAPE. which, by the way I get at least one peice of mail daily saying my subscription is ready to renew and I better do it like 3 days ago or the world will end. don’t worry SHAPE. I love you. I will renew. STOP SENDING ME MAIL. Here are some other fun things I found while I was reading and stepping.
Jump rope. looks like a great workout. but I think I would rather poke my eyes out with pencils. even with the pro jumper. seems incredibly boring. coming from the girl who stares at a blank wall and doesn’t listen to music while she runs. Do any of you use jump roping on a regular basis for exercise? very interesting.
Here’s another one that looked kind of fun in a strange I could never picture my husband and I doing that, but props to those couples that do sort of way.
And I really liked this little article about exercise during pregnancy.
I think being pregnant is no excuse to stop exercising. I did until the very end with each of mine. I was doing pushups in the delivery room. WHAT A DIFFERENCE in delivery and recovery. actually, I would know nothing about a difference, because I worked out with each one and I was in good shape. but I can say, recovering from pushing a baby out was not that bad – nor was the pushing a baby out part. hindsight. ha. I do think being in shape had a lot to do with it. and it looks like my children will be stellar athletes and little einsteins.
I’m off duty for dinner for two more nights. wahoo. that almost makes a monday funday. the cleanse ends tomorrow. which I’m totally ready for. and back at it with healthy, delicious cooking on Wednesday. Hopefully I’ll have some brain power going and get some great meals planned. not likely. but I dream big.
Stay tuned – I’m going to do a “lineup” post of some of my favorite things – like vitamins, supplements, and other important things that come to my mind.
Was your Monday a funday?
Did you/are you/will you workout during pregnancy?
Are weekends for cleaning and housework, or to you take a break from it all?