Oh, am I tired tonight. I have decided that the stress from living in limbo as to where we will be living in a couple of months is going to drive me crazy! I have been much more active this week, cleaning, sorting and packing things off to the D.I. We are attacking our spring cleaning and clearing everything that we will not want to move. This includes baby supplies as we are done having babies. It is rather heart renching to drop items we have cared for over 4 boys at the D.I. There are a lot of stories that go with each outfit or swing or bouncer or stroller. Yeah, it was kinda hard to see them go. I wondered if I should save some pieces but.....I do have each of their blessing outfits preserved and stored in my cedar chest. We haven't gotten rid of many of the clothes yet so I may change my mind. I wonder though if it will be more work than it is worth. I have lots of pictures. Maybe having nice scrapbooks will be great enough legacy for my boys.......
Anyway, how did you do with your fitness goals this week? With the weather less than cooperative I didn't get in all my walks but I did do my sets of 25. I have a confession though. I don't do actual pushups YET! I have no upper body strength so I am doing wall pushes to build some strength. Then I will do pushups using my excersice ball. Do you have one of these? I love mine. I also do my situps on it. It supports my back better and I do a better crunch with it. Plus you can adjust your resistance with it depending on how high on the ball you sit. This works great for building strength with situps. I have been working on my lower abs this last week so I didn't use it. I did reverse cruches instead. You know the ones where you lift your legs and butt instead of torso. After 4 children my abs top and bottom need some serious work!! Although I would love to drop some pounds I am just hoping for more tone at this point. I did notice some soreness in the back of my legs this week. I think that is how I will gage my success until I am able to go full steam ahead.
So my goals for this week are: do my 25's every day, walk 3 times, drink more water and take the stairs at work. Since I work on the 4th floor of the hospital this will be tought. It will be 8 flights of stairs and I am usually huffing and puffing something terrible when I get up to the floor. I also don't like the water at work so drinking more water will be tough but I always feel better when I force myself to drink more water.
What about you. What little change are you going to make this week? Little changes add up to big improvements and they are the improvements that last!