Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Oh the things life throws at us!

I'm having a really hard time caring about exercise with everything that's been going on in my life the last two weeks. First, we found a new apartment that we get to move into in April! That was really exciting. We bought a washer and dryer to go in the new apartment and we are going to be able to paint it before moving in as well. I can't wait. We'll have more square feet, an extra bedroom, and no cigarette smoke smell to deal with! The kitchen is bigger, too, which is a great bonus!

Unfortunately, just about the time when we were getting things settled with the new apartment, Alfred got sick. Then we had to deal with cleaning up after him, taking him to the vet, and wondering if he was curable. After a frustrating time of testing and having discussions with the vet, we weren't sure what to do. So, we took him to another vet for a second opinion, and it turns out he should be treatable with prescription food. Sure it's a little pricey, but if it will keep him healthy and happy, I'm all for it!

On top of all this, I of course have tons of homework to do. So, I'm not sure when I'll get to go exercise again. Hopefully next Monday I can go for a jog/walk, but who knows? I just have way too much studying to get done this weekend (and all before Sunday night at 6:00). Plus, Sunday is my birthday, so after I turn in my homework Sunday evening, Ryan and I are heading to the Melting Pot for a lovely romantic dinner. I am so glad about that. Hopefully after that everything will be semi-normal for a while. Of course I'll be juggling homework for the rest of the semester, but that's okay.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Keepin' on keepin' on

So, I didn't get out and exercise on Sunday like I wanted because of all my homework and other things that needed to get done, but I did go jogging (walk/run) again yesterday. My average pace was a 13 min mile! I was excited; even though that's not very fast for most people, it was fast for me. I went 2.6 miles in 35 minutes, including warm up/cool down time. Not too bad for running only in intervals (I can't keep up a 5 mph pace for very long; right now my intervals are 2 min walk/3 min run). Today is Aerobics and Yoga again. I can't say I'm excited about aerobics, but I love yoga! Hopefully sometime this week I can weigh myself to check my progress. I hope I've lost a pound or two!