Tuesday, December 27, 2011

HBBC catch up

This post will serve as my public announcement of all the things I have been doing to earn points for the HBBC.  I have been very lazy lately about posting my points and what I have been doing.  I don't want to look like I'm cheating (even though I'm not even close to winning....) so here's what I have been doing over the past two weeks:

12/9 2000 yds swim = 5 points
12/10 3.2 mile run, 15 min stretch = 4.2 points
12/11 nothing = 0 points
12/12 30 minutes jump rope and 30 minutes weights = 4
12/13 50 min spin = 5
12/14 3.5 mile run = 3.5
12/15 20 min spin, 1 hour tennis = 8
12/16 2000 yds swim = 5
12/17 4 miles run = 4
12/18 nothing = 0
12/19 20 min spin, 1 hour tennis = 8
12/20 nothing = 0
12/21 30 min spin, 15 min weights = 4
12/22 20 min spin, 1 hour tennis = 8
12/23 nothing = 0
12/24 5 mile run = 5
12/25 1 hour of shoveling off ice rink and ice skating (shoveling is freakin' hard work! especially an ice rink!), 30 min of wii just dance (I'm counting it.  My heart was pounding and I was sweating.) = 8
12/26 2000 yds swim = 5
12/27 20 min spin, 20 minutes of weights = 3.3

+3 points for 3 days of 7 fruits and veggies.  (I'm not very good at getting 7 each day.)

This Christmas was one of great stress and a general feeling underacheivement for me.  I was not well organized and didn't have a 'game plan' so-to-speak.  Thus, I was under-prepared and kinda unsatisified with how things went.  Everything from Thanksgiving on felt like I was rushing and like there was not enough time to complete everything.  Then with the holiday being on a weekend day, that made it all so much more hectic to not have one last weekend before to complete everything.  I swear I seriously thought about heading out xmas eve at 7 p.m. to get to Target to grab just a few more things before they closed at 9.  Like more presents was going to make it all better.....

The kids seemed to be pretty happy with everything so this feeling that I have is something that I have given to myself.  I hope I can read this post when October rolls around next year to remind me to start planning and buying and making lists as early as possible. 

As usual, I am very glad that this hectic season is over with.  And so very glad that I don't have to listen to Christmas music for a whole 335 days!  yay!  I am looking forward to the New Year and all that comes with it.  2012 is going to be a good one!  I just know it!

How are you doing with exercise during the holiday season?

High on xmas or glad it's over with?


Anonymous said...

I am sucking with exercise...but I can totally help you organize! :-)

Terzah said...

Stress and disorganization...the first part of December was definitely like that for me, too. But when I let go of worrying about being "on time" with everything (like my husband's gift!), I started to enjoy it. I'm looking forward to 2012 too. And maybe I'll start shopping for Xmas in June, get it over with, so I can enjoy December next year!!

Lisa said...

Our tree came down and was hauled off to the basement on Dec 26th. CHECK! My house is officially de-Christmas-ized.

Does that answer your question??? :)

Karen said...

Hey girl - so excited you are going to do the 70.3 challenge! Can you send me your email address so I can send you the spreadsheet to track the mileage? kwhitlock (at) bellsouth (dot) net. Thanks!

Running With The Girls said...

The holidays stress me out big time - and this week I found myself exercising more and eating more sweets too.

I am officially de-Christmased right now. I wanted to take the tree down yesterday but my son wanted it up. I gave him 1 extra day to enjoy it.

Running Diva Mom said...

Just found your site and hope you had a very merry christmas!! keep up the great work in 2012!!

Christi said...

I am on board with you on Christmas this year. I was not prepared at all. I really did a horrible job. Oh well, there is always next year right? If I start now it should be fabulous!

Kara said...

I always get so stoked about Christmas after Halloween, but by the time it actually happens, I'm so over it, haha.

Nitsirk said...

I just sort of stumbled onto your blog. I am also a working mom in Maine- Gorham. Pre-kids I did an ironman (lake Placid in '07) but now I just fit in what I can. I too am glad the holidays are over and just wish I had some time to get all the crap put away. I am so over all the "stuff" that is everywhere- especially the decorations and the tree.