Weekly Update – 1/8/2018

This past week was a pretty rough one. Between the snow and feeling under the weather, it was tough to get motivated or feel accomplished.

Monday

Monday was our first real day back to work after the snow.  The roads were still bad, so I opted for 2 miles on the treadmill at home.

Tuesday

Roads were still bad on Tuesday, so again, treadmill for 2 miles at home.

Wednesday

On Wednesday, I had a doctor’s appointment, which set the day off on a crazy foot.  Since Michael and I have been carpooling, and he had to work late, I worked late.  We had some errands to run after work, and by the time we got home, I was NOT feeling a workout.  I ended up doing a ton of housework when we got home so at least I was somewhat active!

Thursday

Thursday didn’t bring a workout either.  I stayed active and met my step goal.

Friday

Even though I felt awful on Friday, I got in 2 miles on the treadmill when I got home from work.

Saturday

On Saturday, I hung out with my mom and helped her get rid of clothes.  Between her TWO closets – we got rid of 3 trash bags worth of clothes.  We watched the Eagles game and was glad to see them advance in the playoffs.  I didn’t feel well on Saturday either.

Sunday

On Sunday, I got up and planned on completing a virtual 5k that I had signed up for.  OMG, it was terrible.  I felt so awful, walked the whole thing….slowly.  Between being sick, and some new meds I started, it was awful.  I spent most of the day relaxing.  But I did get the ornaments of the tree (I know, I know).

How was your week? How often do you clean out your closet?

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Weekly Update – 1/1/2018

Monday

Since Monday was New Year’s Day, we had the day off of work.  We slept in some, even though our New Year’s Eve was uneventful and spent at home.

We went to the gym, and I did a 5k on the treadmill.  I was too pooped from staying up late (I’m such an old person!) to do any strength training.

We spent the rest of the day watching movies on Netflix.

Tuesday

I stayed home on Tuesday and got in 2 miles on the treadmill.

Wednesday

Since the impending snow bomb hurricane thing was coming, the gym closed early on Wednesday.  I opted for 2 miles on my treadmill at home.

Thursday

Work was closed on Thursday due to the 10+ inches of snow that we got.  I still had some conference calls and other work to get done.  But I still had some time to enjoy the snow fall.

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snow2.jpgI got 1.5 miles in on the treadmill, and did some strength training.

Three rounds of the following:

  • 15 overhead press (8 lbs)
  • 15 bicep curls (8 lbs)

I also shoveled half of the driveway, which was a crazy workout!

Friday

On Friday, my workout was shoveling the other half of the driveway and some of the walkways.  We only worked half a day, so I had plenty of time to get it done.

Saturday

On Saturday, I was super sore from my two days of shoveling.  I was still super active around the house though.  I spent a lot of time organizing and getting rid of stuff.  Nothing like being stuck in the house to encourage cleaning.  I wish I had gotten some “before” pictures, but when I’m all done, I’ll have to post some “after” pictures.

On Saturday night, we ventured out and went to a friend’s house for poker night.

Sunday

I did NOT feel like working out on Sunday.  We slept in, then did some cleaning, shopping, etc.  I still managed to get all my steps in for the day!

Were you affected by the huge snowstorm this past week?  What did you do to keep from going crazy?

 

Weekly Update – 12/26/2017

After the busyness of the Christmas season, the week between Christmas and New Year’s is pretty calm, especially at work.  This gave me time to really focus on getting back to the gym, and not just working out at home.

Tuesday

Finally went back to the gym – I’ve been working out at home for so long!  Did 1.5 miles on the treadmill before I hit the weights.

3 Rounds of the following:

  • 10 Dumbbell tricep extensions (12 lbs – dropped down to 8 lbs for last set)
  • 10 bodyweight squats
  • 10 incline pushups

3 Rounds of leg press – 10 reps at 100 lbs.

I decided to add in the leg press at the last minute.  I have been having issues with runner’s knee since I haven’t been doing strength training.

It felt good to get some strength training back in.  Now I just gotta get back to yoga.

Wednesday

Since it was ridiculously cold outside, and I didn’t even want to drive to the gym, I opted for a treadmill workout at home.  Just a quick 2 miles.

Thursday

Got 2 miles in on the treadmill at home, and tortured myself with the foam roller.

Friday

Went to the gym after work.  Got in 2 miles on the treadmill before doing a little strength training.

I did 3 rounds of the following:

  • 10 Dumbbell tricep extensions (10 lbs – dropped down to 8 lbs for last set)
  • 10 incline pushups

Then I got on the reACT Trainer and did 30 seconds facing each direction (front, back, left side, right side).

Saturday

I skipped a workout on Saturday.  Michael and I had a really active day – running errands, cleaning etc.

Sunday

On Sunday, we hit up the gym and I got in 3.1 miles on the treadmill.  It feels good to be consistently going back to the gym.

How was your week after the holidays? Do you enjoy working out at a gym, or do you prefer home/outside workouts?

 

And the preliminary diagnosis is….

So I finally went to the doctor this morning for my foot issues.  I had gone to a Patient First on Memorial Day weekend to get an X-Ray and rule out a stress fracture.  They said if it didn’t get better in two weeks to go see my primary care doctor.  Well, its been over a month, its still not better, so I went to my doctor.

As all good doctors do, she knows when she doesn’t know enough, and is sending me to a podiatrist.  Her preliminary guess based on my symptoms and all the lovely poking and prodding she did was that I have a neuroma.  I had honestly ruled that out in all my googling because typically it presents with ball of the foot pain, not top of the foot pain.  This is why you don’t self-diagnose!

So, the podiatrist will schedule an appointment with me and we’ll see how it goes – and if they agree with her diagnosis!

Have any of you had a neuroma (aka Morton’s neuroma) before?  What was the recovery process like?

Weekly Update – 1/9/2017

This was a pretty good week despite the leftover snow.  We made it to the gym a few times, listed the house, and had a showing!

Monday

We had abbreviated hours on Monday due to all the snow and the lack of clearing on the roads.  My husband and I worked from home for a little while before heading in.  It was a pretty relaxed day, as I don’t expect many people were deciding to go to the bank in all the snow.

After work, we just relaxed and took it easy.  The gym parking lot is notoriously bad after snow and they were closing early.

Tuesday

Our current house is on the market!  Hopefully it will sell quickly. Tuesday was a rough day at work.  After work, we hit up the gym and I did 2 miles on the treadmill.

Wednesday

On Wednesday, I went to yoga after work.  I know you aren’t necessary supposed to pay attention to the music in yoga, but the music was really great this class! I’m starting to really feel where I’m tight and feel a noticeable difference after class.

Thursday

Thursday night ended up being a night out with my dad, stepmom and sister.  Thursday was supposed to be date night for Michael and I, but sometimes you have to divert plans to spend time with family.

Friday

We went to get Mexican food on Friday night and it was yum!

Saturday

We got up Saturday morning and went to the gym.  We had a house showing, so it was a good way to spend the time we had to be out of the house.  Got in 3 miles on the treadmill. We got some grocery shopping done, as well as some chores around the house.

Sunday

On Sunday we tried out a new church.  We went to my in-law’s house for a late lunch afterward.  We came home and vegged out most of the evening.

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How was your week? Where is your favorite place to go eat with your family?

Weekly Update – 12/26/2016

This week was such a wonderful, relaxing time off. I absolutely love spending time with family and relaxing and forgetting all about the stresses of life.  I hope your holiday season was the same!

Monday

Omg, its a miracle….I went to the gym.

1 Mile treadmill, 800 meter row.  Followed by 3 rounds of 10 each:

  • TRX row
  • TRX squats

Afterward, we had some relax time, then ran some errands.  Then we went to see Passengers.  Great movie – highly recommend it.

Tuesday

On Tuesday, we went BACK to the gym.  Another miracle.  Did 2 miles on the treadmill. I really don’t remember what I did the rest of the day!

Wednesday-Thursday

On Wednesday we went to visit my brother and his wife in northern VA.  We went to the new MGM Grand casino in Maryland, ate some great food, spent time with them.  It was such a great time, I completely ignored my phone – hence my lack of pictures from anything we did with them!

Friday

We left my brother’s house Friday morning and went to see my husband’s aunt.  She cooked us a great Monte Cristo sandwich and we spent some quality time.  We spent the night in a hotel on Friday night rather than fighting DC traffic to get home.

Saturday

We took our time getting up on Sunday.  We had breakfast at Bob Evans before hitting the road.  We both crashed when we go home before the NYE festivities.  We had a great time at my dad and stepmom’s house.  We ate lots of wonderful food, played blackjack, watched the NYE special, and played that whipped cream in the face game.

Sunday

On Sunday, we slept in, did some chores and started cleaning up the house.  We also went furniture shopping, found stuff we loved and put our living room furniture on layaway!

How was your holiday? Did you have any time off? Do you ever “unplug” and put your electronic devices away?

 

Weekly Update – 8/15/2016

 

I managed to get 3 workouts in this week, which trust me, doesn’t sound like a lot, but is a little victory for me.  It has been hard to be motivated when I don’t see any results, but now I’m starting to see them, which has been encouraging.

Monday

I went home after work, did some cleaning and organizing and then jumped on the treadmill to walk 2.25 miles.  I started watching Season 1 of One Tree Hill.  I figured that would be a good motivator for me to get on the ‘mill and get some miles in.

Tuesday

Got in another 2.25 miles on the treadmill while watching One Tree Hill.

Wednesday

I needed a rest day on Wednesday.  Work has been crazy!

Thursday

Got in my last 2.25 miles for the week on the treadmill while watching One Tree Hill.  Thursday was absolutely insane at work.  I can’t wait for Vegas.

Friday

I worked from home on Friday.  I just needed to be away from the work building.  I managed to get a lot of work done.  My mom has been helping us with some painting, so she was over working on that.  She got to see a little taste of what it is I do…every time I got a phone call, etc.  I think its really neat for her to actually hear/see what I do!

After work, I went and spent time with my stepsister, my nephew and her mother-in-law.  They were staying at my mom’s for the weekend.

Saturday

Michael had been out of town since Thursday afternoon for work, and came back on Saturday.  We had a pretty lazy day, just vegged out and watched Netflix, complete with homemade airpopped popcorn.

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Mom is having a yard sale next weekend, so we went over to bring her more stuff and help her price.  We picked up some chopped salads from Taste Unlimited for dinner and spent time with her and Ken and the baby! I love that kid so much.

Sunday

We had church responsibilities on Sunday, then did our normal chores afterward.  Despite all the work we did, it still felt like a relaxing day.

 How was your week?