Monday rolls around doesn't it - the hardest thing I find about the weekend is ensuring that my 'treat' evening which is often a Friday night doesn't roll over into the whole weekend - it can be so easy to drop the ball on Friday night (which technically isn't even the weekend yet) and not to pick it up until Monday morning which in essence is more than one third of the entire week - certainly not that helpful in achieving my goals and a good thing to remind yourselves of also when the chocolate (or treat of choice) is coming out a little too often on the weekend.
So mum left last Wednesday and I feel like I'm doing okay - I haven't cried yet which is always a good test. Ben went away yesterday and is back on Friday night so if I can get through the week and hold it all together I will be happy and one step closer to trying to figure out how to make life happen with two children.
Fitting in exercise is one challenge while Ben is away and now mum has gone - I had it easy there for a while with my built in babysitter. Now it's more a case of organising my week..... I figured it out and in terms of exercise it will look something like this:
Monday - run in the park with both children in the pram - we will then spend time playing in the park as a thank you to Marley for letting mummy do her exercise.
Tuesday - gym or park session with India in tow - I'm still figuring this day out, I'd love to get into the gym but I'm not ready to leave India in the creche yet
Wednesday - nothing... Marley has Gymbaroo
Thursday - crossfit workout with Troy and India in the bouncer on the sidelines
Friday - nothing structured, maybe a walk to the park and my physio/core strengthening exercises when the children are sleeping
Saturday - gym workout with little people at home with Daddy
Sunday - steps session with Daddy daycare :)
I used to love having a rest day on the weekend but if Ben is home I need to use him as I can't drag the children to exercise with me everyday of the week. It's good for him to have some one on one time with Marley and India too. So if I manage to exercise 5 out of 7 days a week I will be both happy and on track.
How do you structure exercise into your week?
Here's my Monday measurements - we are heading in the right direction and I have Body Composition next week...........
17th October 2010
Weight = 59.9kg
Chest = 96.4cm - this will go up and down given I am breastfeeding
Waist (the smallest part) = 73.8cm
UM (the bit around the belly button and where we store lots of fat) = 85cm
Hips = 97.2cm
Right Thigh = 51.7cm
Left Thigh = 52.5cm
11th October 2010
Weight = 60.7kg
Chest = 99cm - this will go up and down given I am breastfeeding
Waist (the smallest part) = 75.3cm
UM (the bit around the belly button and where we store lots of fat) = 86.8cm
Hips = 98cm
Right Thigh = 52cm
Left Thigh = 53cm
4th October 2010
Weight = 62kg ????? - no idea and this is why I am not the hugest fan on the 'at home' scales
Chest = 99.6cm - this will go up and down given I am breastfeeding
Waist (the smallest part) = 77cm
UM (the bit around the belly button and where we store lots of fat) = 88cm
Hips = 99cm
Right Thigh = 53.5cm
Left Thigh = 54.1cm
27th September 2010
Weight = 60.1kg
Chest = 97.8cm
Waist (the smallest part) = 77.3cm
UM (the bit around the belly button and where we store lots of fat) = 89.3cm
Hips = 99.2cm
Right Thigh = 54.1cm
Left Thigh = 54.7cm