Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Monday

Today is a public holiday in Britain and my mom said it used to be here as well. I wish that was the case today! It's horrible and rainy and windy and I really could have used another day off!!

I had a great weekend full of lots of house projects on Saturday followed by a day of relaxing on Sunday. I totally overdid it on the eating (and drinking) but I'm back on track today and not beating myself up for enjoying a holiday since this is my life now and not just a diet. If I can manage to stay the same this week I'll be happy!

Friday night was a victory for me again. The gym was closing at 6:00 so class was not happening but I got out of work early and went anyway. I managed 45 minutes on the treadmill and didn't die. It felt great and I even ran for a whole minute! It was really nice because there was hardly anyone there so I wasn't concerned who was looking at me even though I've been going to the gym long enough to know that no one gives a crap what I'm doing.

I'm trying to build up my endurance for walking and would like to add some jogging in slowly. I enjoyed running once before as a stress reliever and I think it would be good for the dogs too. When I walk with my husband I feel like he gets no exercise because I have such short legs. A fast walk for me is a casual stroll for him! If we could both jog/run we could get a lot more exercise together.

I think this post is probably as boring as this day is going to be! Hope everyone had a great Easter!


  1. My husband's tall too and I must work to keep up with him, until I'm so completely winded that I tell him to slow down - so we switch off.

    Even if you indulged a little this weekend it sounds as if it was a nice relaxing time. I hope you're not too hard on yourself. You've been doing great. Hope the weather improves soon - it sounds like it's been terrible there.

  2. YOU RAN?!!! WAHOO!!!!! That is such a huge accomplishment! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! Ok, enough of the caps lock comments :)

  3. Not all parts of Britain have a holiday - in some areas in Scotland, we have strange "local holidays" at different dates. Most odd, but not too bad really.

    Sounds like you had a very successful weekend - your treadmill work is excellent, I hope to catch up with you eventually. My BF is long-legged and fast, so I too struggle to keep up. Don't you just hate it when they walk on ahead, then wait for you, then set off again just as you get there, grrrr!