Monday, January 22, 2007

Me time

Lily is napping and Noah is playing in his room with his friend Edward. I have a few minutes to scrapbook, get on-line etc... It's nice as this doesn't happen that often when I have what I consider "free" time. And, I have decided to do what I want for this little block of time and not do housework. That can wait.

I have been trying to be healthier the last few days; eating more fruits, vegetables, more whole grains, and no ice cream at night anymore. I will have to make that a special occasion thing instead of a nightly ritual- that alone should shave a good 500 calories off of my daily intake. And, I have been trying to make sure I get some exercise either by walking the dog, or going to the gym to walk, or doing Denise Austin (I'm recording her shows) at least something is better than nothing at all. I hope to drop a few pounds as well as get in shape to walk the half marathon in May. I know I can do it, I want to do it, I need to take better care of myself.
I'm not going to diet or anything, just make a few changes in my life. So, we'll see.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Stroller Striders

I went to the Gym on Base this morning with Lily to attend the Stroller Striders class. There were 4 other moms there and it was fun to walk and talk and just get out of the house. It will be twice a week so I hope to fit it in and be more active. I have started recording my exercise on my calendar that way I can see how much I am actually doing weekly to make sure that I am getting enough. Now if I can just eat the right things...

T bought a car off of ebay yesterday- it is a 2001 Land Rover Discovery- he is so excited and I am excited for him. He has been searching for a car for awhile and I think he is happy with the deal he got. We have to go to CT to pick it up this weekend- he may take the train and just go by himself though since it will be a lot of driving for the kids.

Well, Noah is whining and crying for someone to play with- AGAIN. I have got to find something for him to do that will be fun that he will like to do and not feel he always needs a friend to play with.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Feeling better

We have been battling sickness in the house since NYE when Noah threw up during the night. He had diahrea also, so for the next 3 days it went through everyone in the house and now I think we all are feeling better. Lily has another ear infection, or did not get completely over the other one, so she is on antibiotics once again- Augmentin.

This new year I have to say has been nice for me in that I have resolved to have a cleaner house, thus having better organization and planning. I joined this on line group called FlyLady that helps you get organized and sends you reminders to do things. It is to help you create good habits and so far it is working for me. Let's hope I can keep it up.

Also, I want to complete (walk) a half marathon in Alton, NH. I tried one in Nashville about 18 months ago and only made it through mile 7 before my knee gave out. So, I want to try again, and this time actually train for it. I think that I will be able to do it this time and I then want to move on and complete a marathon (also walk) by the time I'm 40. Good luck- right? I am hoping that by writing this down it will help me to actually do it and then in the process I will become more fit.

Gotta run and take care of some chores!