Saturday, February 26, 2011

Kathy Week 61: Naughty Girl

It's been a tough week. I only got out once to exercise because we've had record lows and snow, I've been feeling under the weather, and my plate just got too full. Oh, and did I mention that every time I go to the store lately those cute little Girl Scouts accost me with their cookies? Sigh.

Anyway, the one time I did get out to exercise was great. Mark and I spent President's Day with family, and the grandkids went with me for my run!
We went for a 2-mile jog at the local high school track. Seth and Katie (she's not pictured) rode their bikes, and little Becca even got in the action with her stroller on part of a lap.
Then, later in the week, we had a snow day back at home (we are major snow wimps in the Portland area) and since then we've had record cold weather, and I just can't seem to make myself get outside and exercise.
I'm just being such a whiner, I know, but I am so ready for warmer weather and good times outdoors.
Remember my little hyacinth I bought a couple of weeks ago? Well it bloomed this week, and guess what--the hyacinth aroma made Mark's allergies act up, which aggravated his sinus infection. I had to agree with him--that really was one pungent little plant. I relegated it to the back porch, but even then its fragrance was pretty aggravating, so now it's banished outdoors, where it's suffering in the 20 degree weather. Poor little flowers!

Anyway, between the lack of exercise, the car trip, and the Girl Scout cookies (all right, I confess to a couple of milkshakes, too) I am back up to 135 pounds today. Not the end of the world--a gain of 1 pound--but surely the wrong direction to be headed.

This week I'm going to concentrate on feeling better and getting out for some exercise...if I don't feel up to a run, then at least I need to get outdoors and walk.

1 comment:

Katie said...

Good luck getting out more next week Mom! I've had the same problem here too--with the weather I mean. Luckily no accosting girl scouts though.

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