I apologize that 'move it monday' wasn't up yesterday. I know that no one is judging whether or not I post, but I still like to! I've actually got a couple of design projects I'm working on, so the little free time I have that I'm working on those or trying to keep my house from looking like a complete disaster (ha, it almost always looks like a disaster).
The good news these days? We finally reached the end of Christopher's hell month, so his schedule is much more pleasant. The bad news that goes with that? I don't have my parents around as much, so I actually have to figure out how to squeeze a workout into my day without someone to watch the girls. And with that, I'm finding more and more excuses to not workout (especially a strength workout!). No good.
Last week I got in a 4.4 mile run, a 2.5 mile run, a 3.8 mile run and a 1.4 mile walk pushing the girls in the stroller. Pushing that thing is no joke. I have the Baby Jogger City Select right now, and it has been great in the mall and such, very smooth and turns really well. But an inline while walking on crappy sidewalks with 40+ pounds of kid? I struggle to keep it going in a straight line. I'm still toying with the idea of getting a double Bob so that I can run with the girls, and I think walks would be easier, but running with it sounds daunting. I've never run with a stroller at all.
Also this month I've decided to attempt the plank a day challenge. I saw a couple people doing it on instagram, and it seemed like a good and somewhat easy (ha) thing to tackle for the month. I like that it doesn't take very long, and I can randomly do a plank in the middle of the day whenever I get a chance. It is easy in that sense. But OUCH. My planks are getting tough! I started at about a minute the first day, and as of yesterday (day 9), I planked for 1 minute 45 seconds. I increased my time pretty quickly in the first few days, but it is a struggle to up it now. I'm definitely hoping to be planking for over two minutes by the end of the month. And I'm glad some of you are at this challenge with me! Fun to see the progress on instagram.
Cleaning up my eating habits and being sugar free has still been going pretty well. I did enjoy chips and cake on my birthday, and since there was leftover cake I had a piece the next two nights, but I've been sugar free again since Thursday morning. I'm still not perfect on the non processed foods, but only in the sense that I'll eat the crusts off Ryann's bread, or I'll use a salad dressing or soy sauce or something in cooking. But I'm not eating the junk that I used to. Finally I'm starting to see some of the benefits. My skin is clear, I don't really get headaches (unless it is related to sleep deprivation) and I don't crave chocolate or sugar quite as much. I could still use more vegetables in my day, but I'm getting better at that too. I've discovered that I love carrots with peanut butter, or guacamole. I'm also working at eating at least one salad a day, a great way to get a bunch of veggies all at once.
I feel like I have more to say, but there are about 1000 other things begging my attention. Hopefully I can squeeze in a stregnth workout and two runs during this week, and I have my first 5k post baby on Sunday! I'm very excited and hope I can post a time that I personally feel proud of.
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