We are made up of mostly water. It is the most important thing we need to put in our bodies every day. It is what will make us look and feel our best…..then WHY can’t I remember to drink it?!?!? I mean, I may not have graduated college but I’m not a complete waste of dna. I know that I need to drink water, I have felt how amazing it can help me feel, yet every day my body craves soda (stupid body) and my brain just happens to forget to get water. Before leaving the house I think “Oh! I should drink some water before I go, or better yet, take my new water bottle with me!” but do I leave the house with it? no. I don’t get it! What do I need to do to make me remember? I bought the cool steel water bottle because I thought maybe it would stick in my head each morning to take the brightly colored bottle with me wherever I go, but no. SO frustrating! Especially as I know huge water intake would really help in the weight loss and feeling hungry department! which is…you know…..kind of the whole point!!!
I have had my lovely 6 year old niece with me yesterday and today. We got out and did A LOT over the past 2 days. Did I remember to wear my pedometer?! Hell no! I know it doesn’t really matter, the walking and exercise is what matters but I’m horrible, just awful, at guess-timating so when I’m trying to get in around 10k steps a day and I don’t wear my pedometer I have no clue how close I came.
The workout started this past Sunday when we went over to help my sister and brother in law dig post holes for their new deck. Normally this would be just an average amount of strenuous exercise but their back yard is 90% boulders and 10% dirt we found out. Tons of smashing, digging, pulling and pushing. I did the least of anyone there that day and I still got a massively good upper body workout….and sweat….so much sweat….
They rest of the guys were animals, just digging like maniacs. We think we got it all done, fingers crossed for the hole inspection tomorrow! Hopefully building the rest of the deck will be a breeze by comparison!
Yesterday, when my niece got here, we went first to Monkey Joe’s, then to lunch, then to Elmwood Park Zoo where we walked around for a couple of hours, most of the time I was pushing or pulling the 2 of them in a cart which totalled over 100 pounds. More sweat, more arm workouts and probably thousands of steps walked.
Today we went to Manderach Park for just a little bit. Then to a free movie (Wallace & Grommit)…not much exercise for me there. Unless you count the fact that I spilled Isaac’s water all over him and his chair and for the rest of the movie sat (more like wrestled) with him on my lap and held one foot high out in front of me to prevent anyone from walking through the water and slipping to their death, we were in the front row. Then we went swimming over at Aunt Kirdy’s, swimming has got to be the most fun form of exercise in the world. Didn’t do laps but still moved around a bit and raised Isaac up out of the water a few times. Kirdy got the biggest workout as our niece kept making her flip her out of the water!
I haven’t weighed myself in a few weeks now. Not because I’m waiting to see a bigger weight loss but because I’m afraid the 6 pounds already lost is either back on or still all I’ve lost. Yes, I’ve cheated a few times and yes, I’m not working out as I should so I know there will just be dissapointment and self-loathing when I get back on that scale. We’ll see…curiousity might get the best of me soon.
Song for today: Good summer and/or hanging by the pool song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeLjT4nrUTQ