Welp, I’m holding fast to my New Year’s Resolutions – sticking to the old Weight Watchers routine and working out. I was hoping everyone else at the gym would have less resolve, but apparently they are all just as resolved as I am. Which means I have to park in overflow.
Which really, is probably for the best, right? I mean, I’m going to the gym to WORK OUT, right?? It always cracks me up to watch people fight over parking spots to be closest to the gym door. (which I can understand if you have children/babies/etc to carry into the gym…)
So following Weight Watchers and doing the Couch-to-5K program is going alright, but I am finding it somewhat difficult to adhere when trying to juggle working full time, two babies, Frank and sleeping. Eating well requires planning and thought. Mindlessly popping food into my mouth is not going to shed the pounds. And getting to the gym, even for a simple 30 minute work out, requires a ton of planning, too. Who has the kids? When will I eat? Do I need to go somewhere afterwards that requires me not to be a sweaty mess?? Ugh.
We use Cozi.com for all of our calendaring and tasks and shopping and meal planning needs. It’s pretty awesome. And they have an app – because – really – who doesn’t? It has been really helpful in getting us on the same page and it has been helpful in planning out our weekly meals. But wowzahs. It takes a lot of coordination to keep this ship a-sailin’.
So there’s all of that.
I’ve also (foolishly?) agreed to run a 5K in May with my amazing friend Jamie because if she is going to go run a 5K and she has two kids, then by-golly, I am going to get on that bandwagon. Plus, she’s responsible for inspiring me to do the Couch-to-5K program. I blame her for all of this madness.
Smooches to Jamie!
And if that is not enough, Frank is probably going to run it while pushing the babies in the jogging stroller. He’ll still probably beat me across the finish line because he’s a mad crazy runner, but whatevs.
The point is, I really have to do this Couch-to-5K thing every week because man-alive, I am totally not ready for the run if I have to do the run tomorrow. I could probably sign in for the race, get to the starting line and then dry heave from panic. Too much info?