Ok. I have to admit something. (Gulp). I've gained over 15 lbs in the last 5 months since Declan has joined our life. Keep in mind I did not birth him so I have no "baby weight" excuse. I like to tell people that I quit the gym until he's 6 months old (that's the point where I feel okay leaving him in the nursery). This is true but I could go after work when Mark gets home but I'm typically pretty exhausted. I also tell people about our new grocery budget: $75/week for formula and very little left over so we get pasta, baked potatoes, ramen noodles and other cheap things. But no more excuses!
Today, Mark and I started a friendly competition with each other. We both have different goals but, above all, want to live a healthier life. We don't want to specifically diet. We want to eat really healthy MOST the time but still be able to have a little flexibility. So last night I cleared out our fridge and pantry and spent over an hour at the grocery store re-stocking (and reading lots of labels). We have work out goals- both different- but goals nonetheless. We had our first weigh in this morning and will continue to weekly. If we reach our goals and live the healthy life we really desire for 6 months, a short Vegas trip late summer will be our reward.
So, anywho, regarding the mall walking. The weather bites today (cold, super winder, yucky) so we loaded up and went mall walking. Here's what I learned:
-Mall walkers take their work out very seriously.
-Mall walkers are easy to spot with their casual clothing, arms pumping and winter coat around their waist.
-Mall walkers get a lot of looks from shoppers and the mall employees.
-Mall walking is semi-tortuous because there are tons of delicious smells floating around.
-Mall walking is also tortuous because there are tons of sales right now.
-I think I can keep this up at least 3 times a week during the winter.
-3 times around our mall is over 2 miles! Woot!
Anyone else with new diet and/or workout goals??