As far as my daily exercise, the past month have been spotty at best.
It’s like when you’re getting out of debt. You have your plan, you have your budget.
And then things happen.
Car doors fall off, hubands get traffic tickets, kid’s dance extra-curriculars end up costing more than anticipated. So despite the best laid plans, there are always detours. And that’s what I’ve experienced with my exercise. I have a workout schedule (one that I’ll share in my upcoming fitness ebook) where I have specific things I do each day of the week. All of that seemed to go out the window the past few weeks with Joseph’s intense trial work schedule, a car accident, & being sick (twice!–this last one lasted over a week).
But, things have normalized again, & I’m recommitted to my plan.
I also decided, in light of this past week’s inactivity & my birthday yesterday (yes, I did eat two pieces of Joseph’s delicious gluten-free vegan cake he made me), I’m not doing a weigh-in today. I’ve been following the eating plan, but I don’t think my weight loss has been as great with the lack of activity. And no harm in taking a break from the scale for a week.
So, I have no weight loss update, other than, I’m going to continue to eat well, & get back on track with my physical activity. And next week, we’ll see where I’m at.
There is a little “recipe” I wanted to share with you–something I eat many evenings when Joseph has a big bowl of buttered popcorn & we’re watching a movie, & hey, I want to eat something too! This satisfies my need to eat something crunchy, keeps my mouth moving, & is tasty (the hummus salsa makes all the difference!).
For about 200 calories, I get to eat all of this. To make the hummus salsa, I mix 1/3 c. hummus with 1/2 c. salsa (look for a low-sodium brand). I have 3 versions of classic hummus in my free ebook, SIMPLE, if you’re looking for a good hummus recipe. I also like to do cucumber spears, radishes, jicama slices, &/or red peppers. All low-calorie, crunchy food choices.
Also, last week I shared 10 tips for frugal fitness. Katrina asked on facebook how I made time for exercise. Clearly, I’m like anyone else. I struggle with making time, especially when other things get in the way. But in answer to her question, I used to exercise first thing in the morning.
Mostly because I taught fitness classes at that time, but even when I didn’t, I loved starting my day with exercise, before any of my kids were up. Now, I value my sleep more & I fit exercise in throughout my day, at home.
Not going somewhere (ie. a gym) saves money on gas, a membership, as well as time. It takes me 20 minutes just to get to the nearest gym with childcare, so if I went to the gym every day it would suck up at least 2 hours of my day, for only one hour of exercise.
I’m wondering how you fit exercise into your day. I know you’re busy, please share, I’d love to know!