Since coming home from my vacation I have settled into a routine everyday. I did not plan it this way, it is just how it worked out. This is how it goes.
I get up(no set time) and exercise. I either walk/run around the apartment complex or drive to a trail in town or hike. Then I come home and make a smoothie from my smoothie book. Next I go to the pool for about 20 minutes to give my arms a workout and to read a chapter in one of my Nook books. The pool opens at 9am and believe me, it is plenty hot already at that time! After that I come back home and shower. If I have errands I run those or, like today, I watch some TV and play on the computer.
Next I work on some chores. I mix this with reading. I have 3 library books .. a fiction, a biography and a non-fiction. Plus I have been trying to catch up on my Book of Mormon reading. I am ahead of where I should be to finish by the end of the year, but I have my own schedule I like to follow. I am almost caught up. In the afternoon I usually end up taking a nap!
In the evening we have been going out to look at houses with our realtor. We have a couple that we like so far. I really like my realtor, too.
Today I am hoping to add cooking to my routine, especially since I do not have any errands to run.
I also have a better grasp on how I want my exercise routine to go. On Monday I want to do a hike, either at the Bluffs Park or somewhere else. Or I will do the south Park Trail with some running. Tuesday and Thursday I will run around the apartment complex. Wednesday I want to do a long trail running and walking and on Friday the Riverwalk for running/walking. On Saturday I want to do either the atomic cannon hike or maybe the linear trail in Manhattan. Maybe I will make that a bike ride!
I am also working on losing weight again. I gained 5 pounds during my trip which was not bad. This week I am focusing on exercising and adding more healthy food to my diet. Next week I will be working more on the healthy eating.
I have a new reward system in place. For exercising... one week complete = cheat day, 2 weeks complete = manicure or fill.
For pounds lost --
Less than 5 = New bath gel or other beauty product or a waxing of something.
5 pounds = toe color change
10 pounds = pedicure
15 pounds = facial
20 pounds = massage
25 pounds = new purse (I want a blue Kate Spade or Dooney and Bourke one!)
30 pounds = spa weekend
35 pounds = New exercise clothes
40 pounds = new clothes!
I can't think of anything passed that lol.
For the weeks I do not gain or lose I am giving myself a pool day on post. However, this will include swimming a couple of regulation length laps! I may also combine this with a 2 mile run/walk as those trails are on post as well.
How is your summer going?