It was mostly arm and upper body work, so I won't be sore for my long run tomorrow. I actually finished before the kids woke up! They've been sleeping in until about 8:00 lately. Figures, they only have three more weeks of summer vacation and now they start sleeping in.
|Workout 17 of 20, done.|
He was really mad at me at the beach, and said that he feels like a baby wearing a life jacket. So I told him that I'd take him to the pool and he would have to swim across the deep end to show me that he was a strong swimmer. I could tell he was scared to do it, and he kept asking if he could just swim where it was "a little bit deep". I said no, that he could do the 12-feet deep part.
So anyway, today was the big day. We went to the pool, and even though I hate to swim, I got in with them. I took them to the deep end, and Noah held on to the side until I told him to let go and swim across. I swam along with him, and he did great (as I knew he would). I knew it would give him a lot more confidence in himself, and I was right.
Eli then did the same thing (he's fearless, though, and was excited to try it). Then Eli asked if he could jump in off the side. I explained that he wouldn't be able to push off the bottom to get to the surface, because it was too deep, but he still wanted to do it, so I said sure. He did awesome! And after he did it, Noah was feeling brave enough to do it too. They did that for a while, and then Eli asked if he could jump off the diving board.
I was nervous about that, because I knew jumping off the diving board would mean he'd go down a lot deeper than he was used to. But his swimming teacher was there with a student (they were the only other people in the pool), and I asked her if she thought he was ready. She said absolutely, so I let him go.
Eli jumped off the diving board, swam up to the surface and to the ladder by himself. Noah watched him do it a couple more times, and then decided he wanted to do it, too. He did great! I was so surprised that he went from not wanting to go down a slide into 5 feet of water last week to jumping off a diving board into 12 feet of water this week. I told him that next time we go to the beach, he won't have to wear his life jacket as long as an adult is in the water with him.
The kids are staying the night with my parents tonight. In the morning, I have my 14-miler and Jerry has a softball tournament. After my run is over, I'm going to come home and shower and get the kids, and then we'll go to Jerry's tournament. I think it's supposed to be an all-day thing.
Since Jerry and I don't have the boys tonight, we have a "date night". But we're trying reeeally hard to save some money, so instead of going to the movies like we would have liked to do, we ended up going to the state park for a three-mile walk. (Besides, it would be so hard to go to the mall for the movie and NOT get a cookie from Mrs. Fields!)
I weighed myself this morning, and it was not good at all. I knew I had gained weight while in Illinois (I always gain when I eat out, and we did a lot of eating out). But now, a week later, I'm still 4 pounds up from where I was before we left (148).
I've been doing really well with counting calories, and not binge eating. It's been super hard to get back on track, but I keep reminding myself that I was already over my maintenance weight range before vacation, so I MUST get back down. I'm just going to keep doing what I've been doing all week, and hopefully, I'll be back to normal soon.