Life has been SO ridiculously busy on the school AND home front. The end of the semester was two days ago which means I get a new set of 8th graders on Tuesday. What that ALSO means is that the students that I used to have were frantically trying to complete their missing assignments to get their grades up... and holy smokes they were working hard! I mean... I had to bribe them to get their grades up with cupcakes, but whatever works, right? So that means I have been grading, and grading, and grading... non-stop! I have been able to still run, but not nearly as much as I would have liked. For instance, last week I ran less than 10 miles?!?! That's one of the lowest mileage weeks I have had in a LONG time. My daughter's 4th birthday was last week as well. We decided to have a little party at the house. Holy crap! I had no idea how much time and energy is involved in planning a 'small' party for a 4-year-old.
Things should be slowing down now which means I can focus more time into... RUNNING... and spending time with my babies too : )
Run with Jess wrote a post about rewarding herself in her weight loss journey. I have always rewarded myself with food and/or new clothes (which really isn't much of a reward since new clothes are a necessity when the old clothes look like a sloppy mess). One of the major issues I have is spending money on myself. I ALWAYS feel guilty for doing it because I feel I should be spending it on my kids.... but I know I deserve to spoil myself when deserved.
I thought long and hard about what my rewards could be for every 5 pounds lost... and here are the possibilities:
**I'm WAY overdue for a haircut... but I have a hard time spending $50 to get it done (and no... I refuse to go to Great Clips or similar location).
|This is where I get my haircut... as well as spa services. Love this place!|
**I LOVE coffee and have been eyeballing a Keurig machine for some time now.
**I REALLY want my SUV detailed inside and out. It has been neglected for too long.
Here's my weight loss status:
I have lost 10.4 lbs. I think I would be satisfied if I could lose another 5 lbs but would like to try to lose another 9.4 lbs, but I'm not sure how realistic that goal is... we will see!