Good Morning. It's Monday AND that means the first day of school here. Oh my. How I love and hate the first day of school. This year meant the first time I have 3 kids in 3 different schools. It's going to take some time to settle in to our new routine.
The new schedule means, Little Dude has to be at school at 6:30am for football practice. I know it's early, but I keep telling you people this is TEXAS. Even 7th grade ball is intense. I mean, this could determine his whole future. In fact, I wish they were practicing even earlier. Like 4:30 AND in the afternoon. There's no reason those kids can't do more.
OK. So I'm feeling a little sarcastic. On the bright side, he'll be getting way more than the recommended hour a day of physical exercise. He's already dropped some weight this summer. I'm not ready for him to grow up. He'll be 13 in only 3months. His face looks more like a little man than a boy now. And that voice. OMG. I hope it finds its way to a consistent tone soon. Poor kid. Sounds like a beginner trying to play the tuba. Deep squeak, Deep squeak.
Brother's new schedule means everyone is on a new schedule. Boy gets up, dresses for football, eats breakfast. Mom up and showers, dressed. Wake girls up. To which my middle child, the one who hates mornings said, "WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE SO EARLY?" I don't know. But it does. Drive brother to football. (there's no bus for athletics) Drive back home. Fix girls breakfast. My breakfast. Pack my lunch. Make up and hair. Get everyone's stuff in car. Miss B is in first grade this year. Take her to school. Pictures, what not. Take Little Bug to school. This is her first day of pre-K. She's never been in school before and she is excited and a little scared. She'll be great. Pictures, hugs. Mom drives to work. Realizes she's there lots earlier than last year. Wishes she had time for am gym. Have to work on that.
I like morning exercise. In fact, I work out most mornings. I'm going to have to figure out a way to do that, at least some days. I think that might mean getting up at the butt crack of dawn. I'm not much on the butt crack of dawn, but I'll see what I can do. Until then, it's to the gym at lunch.
Yesterday turned into a snacking sort of day. It was not as productive as I would have wished, but I did the "have to dos". Went out side in the evening to do some yard stuff and swim. This was cut short by spotty storms which decided to spot right on top of our house. Oh well. So back inside for baths, snacks, reading, brushing and bed. Yawn.
This am I realized that I didn't drink enough water and that showed on the scales as I was up 1.5 pounds. I didn't go over my calories, but this just shows you it's not just how much you eat, but WHAT you eat. I know it is water as I feel like a big bloated toad. It's OK. Back on track today. It'll come back down.
The kids Tae Kwon Do school is offering noon time classes for adults. I think I'm going to sign up. My first thought was, I'm too fat for that. And then I realized, I know half that stuff from helping the kids practice. I can do all that stuff if I can run and do push ups and sit ups and lift weights. Kicking and punching a bag will be cake. Besides, I'm tough and sometimes angry. This would be an excellent way to use both these things AND get some exercise.
I have visions of my fit, sweaty self in the TKD outfit (whatever it is they call it) bandanna around my head in fighting stance having just broken a brick with my foot. I'm a total Bad-ass in this fantasy. Like Angelina Jolie, but fatter. Could it be left over from all those Karate Kid movies of the 80s? I don't know, but it sounds like fun. If I can work it into my budget and my schedule, I'm going for it. Besides, BFF nearly has her black belt and I don't want her to keep holding it over my head that she could take me out if needed. Not scared of her BTW. My arms are way stronger than hers. And I still out weigh her, for now.
OK. I'm not really violent. Maybe I've watched too many movies and TV shows. Speaking of...we did some more TIVO cleaning yesterday and we've been catching up on Burn Notice. If I keep watching that show AND take TKD, I'll not only be able to kick some ass, but I'll be able to build surveillance equipment, escape from most any situation, and build weapons. Cool.
So what have you thought about doing, but haven't because of being overweight? What new activities are on your list to try?
Have a great day!