Thursday, February 23, 2012

Day 8... Sunny and 70

Today was a glorious, beautiful day here in TN! Sunny and 70+ degrees outside. In one week, we have experienced snow, rain, freezing cold, and 75 degree weather. No wonder everyone is always sick!

Found this on Pinterest today and love it!

Why not me? I deserve it, and I will work hard to get there!

I was at home with my sick daughter for most of the day, but I went into work at 3 p.m. because I had a parent meeting scheduled that I didn't want to cancel. After the meeting, on the way home, I decided that instead of going to the gym today, I was going to walk outside! I had put dinner in the crockpot early in the day (taco soup), so I thought a walk before dinner would be great. And it was!

My boys (11 and 14) decided to join me on my walk, so that was fun! The walk took about 40 minutes, and included a big hill that kicked my butt! Now I know why people say it's good to switch up your exercise routine. Walking today is so much more of a challenge than the elliptical would have been. My legs are TIRED.

I have been ON PLAN today! I have been plugging all my recipes into SparkPeople's recipe calculator to get the exact calorie counts, so I am sure of the calorie count of what I am eating. If you haven't used it before, it's great!

Well, I am off to shower and then to bed. I have been going to bed early and I feel so much better now that I am getting sleep. I still have a hard time getting up in the mornings, though... I hate waking up early!

Oh... one more thing I'm happy about. I can FINALLY pull my hair back into a ponytail again! I decided a few months back that I wanted to grow my hair back out, and it's been in that terrible "in-between" stage. Long enough that my style has grown-out, but too short to pull back. Well, today I sported a teeny-tiny ponytail for the first time in over a year! :)