I had an exceptionally stress-filled, unhappy week last week. Do you know what happens when you come home in a bad mood every day? Your husband rips out the horrible, awful, no-good porcelain white kitchen sink that you’ve been loathing since you moved in and replaces it with a beautiful, shiny, clean new stainless steel sink:
My mom told me I needed to stop letting things get to me so easily. I told her that I needed to have at least 4 more horrible weeks so that Sean would replace the rest of our outdated kitchen appliances in an attempt to boost my spirits. She was not amused. It made perfect sense to me though.
I was so incredibly busy last week that it is a small miracle that I managed to fit in workouts. The only day that I came home directly from work was on Wednesday and I had a small meltdown when I did. I was exhausted, stressed out and emotional – it was a real winning combination. Just ask Sean. I know he loves nothing more than when I yell at him for no good reason, then lay on the floor in the gym and wallow in self pity while I pretend to do ab exercises. Just kidding, I actually did do ab exercises. I also wallowed in self pity.
I’m not saying all of this to elicit some sort of pitying response from whoever is reading this though. I’m saying all of this because I needed a serious attitude adjustment. So I spent the weekend finding joy in small things. Like my new sink. And that I finally used a curling wand with moderate success.
This was yesterday. My hair is still curled today. THAT NEVER HAPPENS. My hair has a knack for being curled and then immediately falling flat 10 minutes later. The fact that I have achieved beachy looking waves a day later is unheard of in my world. I’m not sure what kind of magic the curling wand has, but I’m a fan.
I also got to spend the day yesterday with two of my favorite people.
Happy birthday to my sweet nephew!!
These guys. They fill my heart with happiness. Watching Sean interact with my nephew is just precious.
Sean and I headed to Crawfish Festival after my nephew’s birthday party and ended up staying there much later than either of us intended. When I woke up this morning I was regretting that decision. Right up until I kissed my husband goodbye and he told me he had a lot of fun hanging out with my yesterday. That makes it worth being tired today. Having fun with the boy > getting enough sleep.
Anyway, to recap how last week’s workouts went, they went something like this:
Monday: 30 minutes incline walking, 10 minutes sprints, shoulders I did this. 30 min inclines, 25 minutes of shoulders, 11 minutes [1.4 miles] of sprints.
Tuesday: 20 min run [easy] + back This happened as well! Things are going good! Probably because I wrote my workouts for the week after this happened. 2.27 miles on the treadmill before 20 minutes of back. Then I hurried home because I was tired of not seeing the boy.
Wednesday: Jillian Michaels Kickboxing, lower body + 5 mile run + Triceps Jillian’s kickboxing lower body happened. I felt very meh about it. Probably one of my least favorite of her DVDs that I own. Likely because I don’t like kickboxing [go figure]. After work I ran 2.5 miles, did abs, and then ran another 1.5. Insert meltdown after 2.5 mile run, before abs. 4 miles instead of 5.
Thursday: 20 min run with 5 30 second pick-ups [AM] + easy 3 miles [PM] + Biceps I did not get up and run in the morning. Nor did I run in the evening. I did do 20 minutes on the stairmaster of death and then 35 minutes of biceps and triceps though.
Friday: OFF YUP.
Saturday: BodyPump + 6ish miles I neglected checking the weather before heading out for my run and I spent almost 5.5 miles dying. Then I checked my phone and realized that it was 93% humidity out and felt a little better. BodyPump happened as well, and I’m not really sure what I did differently this time, but my legs are still sore.
Sunday: Spin class Check. I spun my little heart out for an hour Sunday morning.
This is going to be another busy week for me. Actually, most of May is going to be ridiculous. So the workouts will happen as they happen and I’ll try to scrap together some sort of plan by tomorrow and then hope for the best. I have come to terms with the fact that until life slows down a little bit it’s ok that I’m not running as much as I want and that things aren’t going exactly as planned. I’m a very type A, list-driven person, and it’s easy for me to get stressed when I feel like everything is out of my control. Until things calm down, I’m just going to keep looking for the small things that make me smile.
Here’s to kicking off Monday on the right foot