I just erased everything I wrote because I realized something. I was originally going to say that I had a rough weekend, and that making the choice to sleep in Saturday morning led to the weekend going downhill. True, the weekend was a bit rough for me. Sleeping in pushed all my meals way back and I forgot to pack a snack when my family and I went to the park one morning. However, I truly needed that sleep and my weekend did not go downhill! Yes, I was behind on planning. It's so easy to "worry" about others, making sure they have everything they need, and totally forget about myself and what I need. However, I did not make any terrible food choices. I actually made some pretty good choices in a rush, and I did get some movement in! I missed waking up early Monday morning to exercise. But I figured out that 16 laps around the square where I sit at work equals a mile, and I made several laps throughout the day!
I have to say I'm glad it's Tuesday. I'm "back in the saddle again," back to a good routine. I went into workout this morning a bit fearful that it would be too hard. I spent at least the last couple weeks on the bike and one day in the pool. Those are definitely challenging activities! I think for me, though, the gym is the most challenging of everything we've done so far. But it turned out to be just what I needed. In one corner, I did the side walk squats with bands around my ankles to half court and back, walked to the next corner to do 12 iron bridges, walked to the next corner to do squats with an 8lb ball, and walked to the last corner for resistance bands for the shoulder blades. I made it through 3 rounds!
Back to the 8lb ball. I read Connie's post before I started mine. In hers, she posted that "Dave mentioned about the ball at the squat station: "hey this is as much weight as I've lost!" This made me realize I was also squatting with almost as much weight as I've lost!!