There hasn’t been a whole lot going on over here, besides the Steelers going to the Superbowl excitement (YIPPEE!!), so I decided to make my own action. I’m bored of waiting…waiting…waiting…so I decided I would use this time to pick up some healthy habits that keep me busy. I started Weight Watchers last week. My company had a screaming deal…$100 bucks for a year for the online program. So I started last week, and I lost 3 pounds! I’m actually having fun with it…it forces me to pay attention to what I am eating, which I need. It’s easy to eat too much when you are working from home…I used to graze all day, but I guess it was adding up. I bought the complete cook book and I’m finding some really good recipes.
I am also starting a “Couch to 5k” running program. It is 9 weeks long and you start out slow…alternating walking and jogging, until you build up over 9 weeks to jog 3 miles. Since it’s so cold, I’m actually doing it at home, which is good to help build up my stamina anyway. I got some new running sneaks last week, so I’m all set! I’ll run 3 times a week, and rest in between those days doing yoga and stretching. Time to get strong and healthy again so I can run around with my future kid!
I’m also doing crafts a lot…I have started crocheting blankets, I am making wine glass charms that I hope will be a small source of income, and I’m running a workshop at the adoption agency next week for Waiting Families. In addition, going to Rochester next week to take a one-evening class on making cannolis with my mom and sister. It should be fun! That is going to be a lean weight watchers day…I’ll probably just eat yogurt and applesauce all day to make up for the calories from the cannolis. TOTALLY WORTH IT!