Between camping (and associated junk food) plus a 3 day soccer tournament in Ft Collins, I was not surprised that I didn’t lose weight this week. Back to the yo-yo. But, one of the good things that came out of this week is that I figured out how to combine quality time with my kids, coaching them in soccer, accountability, and losing weight with a little “me” time thrown in all with one activity!
My daughter (9) and now my son (7) (as of 10 min ago when he realized Jaeda and I were doing something without him) – are going to do the Couch to 5K program together. They are both in soccer and since it’s the start of the season there is a little conditioning needed for them to be able to last the entire game without being winded. That’s the coaching soccer part.
Well, we are going to do this program together and then run a 5k together at the end. Pretty good bonding I think!
Have you ever told your kids you were going to do something and then sat down at the computer to write a post? Hmm, let’s just say that they’ve interrupted me 3 times already to ask if we are going yet. There won’t be any avoiding these drill sergeants! Which is exactly what I need to get my lazy butt in gear.
Pop my ipod on and start walking is pretty great “me time”. It’s not quiet time exactly, but it is a time when a million things aren’t necessarily going through my head and I can take a mental break. We’ll see how this works with bonding with the kids – but I’m optimistic there is a decent balance there somewhere.
How’d I do this week?
- I gained 1.8 lbs.
- Total weight loss = +0.4 pounds.
- First goal = Lose 10 pounds (10.4 to go)
Goals for this Week
My goals for this week include:
- exercise 3 times
- lose 2 pounds
- Start Couch to 5K
So, far I haven’t won the 10 week fitness challenge, but it is definitely motivating and we have 4 winners already! Kristina @ Racing and Saving Mama won again this week after being challenged by Jennifer @ Jenerally Speaking. But I am vowing to give them both some competition this week!
Week 2: Gina @ Special Happens
Week 3: Le’Ann @ Lark’s Song
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Some of the other women that are in the fitness trenches with me include:
Darice @ Grown Up For Real
Also, Barb, Heather, Jill, Lois, Melissa, Laura, Katie, Helen, Carrie, Alisha, Katherin, Leah, Sheila, Pam, and Merrill.
Weekly Weight Loss Tip:
Get your family involved with your weight loss/fitness goals. Supportive family makes all the difference.
Is your family supportive? What do they do that is especially helpful?