Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Workout 120529: Focus

Tuesday's Cardio:

5 min Stationary Bike warmup
25 min Elliptical - Cross Trainer 2 setting
5 min Treadmill cool down

Oh the stretching felt good today.  So good.  I'm in love with the Figure Four stretch (which I could be calling the completely wrong name).  It is awesome and feels so good.  Yesterday and today I repeated my hamstring stretch after I did the figure four and it made a huge difference.  I'll have to play around a little more with the order of my stretches and see what happens.

I've been thinking on a new goal or habit for this week and I'm kind of at a loss.  I'm feeling pretty good with the progress I'm making.  I don't know that I want to mix anything up.  Or add anything new in.  So...  I guess I'm not.  However, I am open to any suggestions.  Let me know in the comments.

Over the past couple of weeks I've been talking with my husband more and more about what I'm doing.  I've been complaining about how many calories are in something or how there is no data available for a lot of restaurants.  And did you know that alcohol doesn't have the nutritional data printed on the labels?  I find that to be unacceptable.

As you can see I have a lot to talk about.  I'm pretty into this right now.  I would call it a hobby but I feel that doesn't reflect well on my sticking to it.  Whatever I call it, a good portion of my energy each day is dedicating to figuring, tracking, calculating and planning my diet.  Given that I like to control things, all these numbers and ideas can make me a ratchet up the intensity to a point where those around me get annoyed.

So I asked my husband if I was being better this time around.  I don't want to be a lunatic after all.  His response?  "You are talking about it incessantly, but it's better than talking about the budget."


My husband is very supportive.  But I don't want to be a bore.  And I don't want to drive him crazy.  And I worry about what all this talk says to my girls.  But I'm also not sure there is a better way.  To accomplish this goal I have to be a little obsessive, right?  That focus is commendable?  And healthy?


  1. First off, how are the stairs at work? You haven't mentioned them lately.

    Second, focus is good. Incessant might not be. You want to be seen making good choices by your girls, but possibly not discussing the calories of every. single. thing. in front of them. As you learn more about actual servings and how to order from places and so on, conversation will return to normal. Or the budget.

    1. First - Thanks for the reminder. See my latest post. I can't believe it has been over a month since that day!

      Second - After his comment, I haven't talked about it almost at all. I'm starting to come up with a routine to the weekdays which helps me not obsess over the numbers so much. The weekends are the hardest - of course the time when I'm around the family the most - because I don't cook every meal. Ray does the cooking on the weekends. I haven't quite figured out how to reach a balance there yet.