Sunday 11/30: GYM: 40 minute elliptical, lower body weights and stretching
Monday 12/1: HOME: 200 crunches, upper and lower body weights, balance ball routine, 30 minute bike
MALL: 5 mile walk
Tuesday 12/2: HOME: 200 crunches, arm weights, 30 minute bike
Wednesday 12/3: HOME: 200 crunches, arm weights
MALL: 5 mile walk
Thursday 12/4: HOME: 200 crunches, upper and lower body weights, 30 minute bike
Friday 12/5: HOME: 200 crunches, arm weights
Saturday 12/6: GYM: 35 minute elliptical, upper body weights and stretching
Monday and Wednesday we were joined for our mall walk by our son which was a nice change. Typically he is at work, school or gone with friends. Normally our family walks happen on a trail somewhere surrounded by wilderness so this occasion was really out of the ordinary but very nice.
Life sort of got in the way of our normal routine this week. My husband is battling a respiratory bug which made it quite difficult for any gym workouts to be accomplished this week. We did however get in two good walks which still made us pretty happy. Yes, I could have went to the gym alone but walking gives me the same stress relief so I just went with it.
Tuesday we had to forgo all evening exercise to go visit my mother in law in the hospital. Thursday my husband finally started feeling a little better but instead of heading to the gym we did some of our weekend shopping instead. If there is one thing I dislike about December it’s the weekend crowds in the stores. I use up all my patients during the week with my kiddos which leaves me with none left for weekend shopping. The grocery store is usually all I can handle without having a meltdown. So I would rather squeeze it in on a week night and spend the weekend in the gym.
Friday finally arrived and we had every intention to make it to the gym until….my husband called his dad to see how his mom was doing after being released from the hospital. The news he received was not good and asked if we could forgo our gym plans and make a quick trip over to see his mom. Which we did.
This week was simply reality. Sometimes we need to make adjustments for whatever reason and that is what we did. I am just thankful I have equipment at home to still get in some exercise. I have hope that this next week should return to normal.