This pretty much sums up my entire week.
And a warning to any member of the male persuasion who may be reading this. This post will be loads of bitching and moaning about Aunt Flo, the Crimson Wave and all the other wonderful adjectives to describe the awfulness that comes along with a woman's little monthly visitor.
I seriously can't be the only woman who is actively looking forward to menopause, amiright? I'm cold all the time anyway. Surely hot flashes will be nice and soothing?
It's not always been that bad but since I've been off the pill (since 2008 when the doctors discovered that I had a clotting disorder) my periods have been HELL. Actually that's not quite right, about once in every 4 or so are absolutely misery. This was one of those times.
I skipped tennis on Thursday. Y'all know it was bad if I skipped tennis. Plus other exercise on Thursday and Friday were non-existent. I did go Saturday but after fell back into sloth mode the rest of the weekend. And let's not even talk about food choices.
Or maybe I should?
I ate everything. ALL the things. I discovered recently that Philidelphia Cream Cheese makes this awesome thing called Honey Pecan flavor. I devoured 2 of those along with Town House Italian Herb crackers. And beer. Instead of just buying a little 6 pack, Chris brings home a case of Stella. Guess how many I have left in my fridge? 2.
Poor choices all around. I logged what I was "supposed" to eat but didn't dare divulge the full truth of it all.
Alright so here it is with exercise (or lack thereof)...
Sunday - Rest Day
Monday - 1 hour walking, 1 hour bowling
Tuesday - Tennis - Round Robin for 1 hour and 25 minutes
Wednesday - Week 1 Day 2 of Couch to 5K
Thursday - Nothing
Friday - Nothing
Saturday - Cardio tennis 30 minutes, Tennis - Doubles Clinic 1h 30m
Let's talk a bit about Cardio tennis. I was not expecting how hard that was! And for only 30 minutes! I want to keep it in the rotation too. It was fun but tough. It would be easier if more than just 2 of us where there I think. But with 2 it was pretty brutal. She had us hit 10 balls (5 forehand, 5 backhand) then go jump through some hoops on the ground, then run and grab all our balls, and make it back to the baseline and then hit the next round before the other person finishes. We did that like 5 times each. After that she had us take a break for water, then we did volleys, touch the net with our racquet and then hit the next. We did about 20 rounds of that and then overheads the same way. The 30 minutes flew by! After that I had about a 30 minute break until normal clinic started. I was out of steam pretty quickly so I felt like I half-assed that one. Still had fun though!
|This is the face of utter exhaustion|
So the good - A wee bit of running.
The Bad - Only 1 run and 0 weight training. Womp womp
The Ugly - Food. Food bad.
During all those sloth mode, I did manage to clear off a good bit on my dvr and get caught up on Parks and Recreation and Outlander (finished the 1st book and caught up on the show) and watched the movie, Nebraska. (Wonderful little movie).
Now game plan for this week. No more eating crap. Start my October Challenge. Try to run at least twice this week and do weights 3 times. Oh, and do much better with walking at work. Only walked 1 day last week and that is no bueno.
|This was a beautiful sunset I caught in my rear view on Friday|
How was your week?