Birds are chirping outside my window right now and it is making me so happy! I can't believe we are already in March! This year is flying by!
February started out as a dud but ended up much better. I'd rate February as a solid B as far as effort, but a D with not quite doing enough. Overall though, tennis was my main form of exercise (all the purple) so its time for me to get back in other cardio habits and just not rely as much on that. Sure the burn is great, but I need to get back to a more structured routine I think. The calories I burn with tennis are just gravy. Sooo I dusted off (literally!) the ole elliptical in my living room and used it for the first time in about 6 months. When I go to the gym, I always use the ellipticals there. I have issues with my elliptical. Its definitely more of a workout than the ones in the gym. I think the one I have has extra resistance or something. I can do an hour like nobody's business on the ones at the gym and on mine I struggle to hit 30 minutes and I've checked, there is really no way to ease up on the resistance. Maybe I'll get used to it eventually. I just have to use it more often.
I actually broke a sweat this morning! And you'll notice that I actually got my behind up and out of bed and go this done.
Part of my March goals will be to attempt to do this more often. Which brings me to those goals..
1. Elliptical 30 minutes - 3 times per week BEFORE work. (a lofty goal, sure but I can do it.)
2. Win a league match! My partner Jill and I play tomorrow for the first time in actual league play!
3. Strength - at least twice per week (kettleball and weights at the gym count)
We had a pretty awesome weekend. Didn't get much done activity wise, but we got a lot of House of Cards watched (we are 8 episodes in!) and did a lot around the house as well: meals planned and prepped, house cleaned, laundry done, yard weeded and weedeated thanks to Devyn and her boyfriends help! - It was too wet to mow though....
Bought a cute new tank top from Target!
Chris finally bought and got our new toilet installed! We have a second useable bathroom again! Next home improvement project will be fencing in our yard!
Meal prepped in epic fashion! We now have lunches and dinners for both of us for the next 6 days.
Tried this for the first time today at Running on Candy's recommendation. It was awesome!
And here's a pic of my sweet snuggly boy, Loki.
And finally, while I'm not a huge Trekkie/Trekker (I prefer Star Wars, but I totally respect S.T. and do love to watch ST:TNG as well as the newer films). I just wanted to say a little something about Leonard Nimoy's passing. Nearly every single thing I've read about the man has said nothing but positive things and that he was such a kind and gentle soul. If you have a second, read this letter that he wrote in 1968 to a young bi-racial girl.
|RIP Sir. You lived long and prospered.|