I am so ready for this cold to go away already! I was supposed to do a tempo run today, but considering I ran the 10-Mile race yesterday, and I'm still sick, I took today off. I was also feeling a little hungover from drinking wine last night. I'd had four glasses over about six hours, which isn't an ungodly amount, but I am used to having just one glass. It was great to chat with Sarah though!
Last week, the Nike + Kinect Training game arrived in the mail, and I set it up. I did the initial assessment tests, and it was awful. I can run all day long, but push-ups? I can do two. I know strength training is good for me, but I just don't enjoy it at all. I don't want defined muscles or anything, but I know that strength training is good for bone health as well, so I wish I liked doing it. I'll give the Nike game a try again after I get over this cold.
Reader Jessica posted this to my Facebook page, and I thought it was pretty brilliant! At first, I saw it and laughed, thinking it was a joke. It looked like something off of a late-night infomercial! But then I checked out the Kickstarter page for it, I started thinking about how helpful it would actually be...
It's called The Kitchen Safe; it's a safe that only opens when the timer reaches 0:00. You can set the timer for as long as you'd like, but there is no way of opening the safe before the timer goes down.
It sounds kind of ridiculous, but I think it would be so helpful! I like the idea of putting video game controllers or the remote control in there, too.
I have nothing to do with the product, and I don't get anything out of it--I just thought it was really cool and wanted to share it. If the product interests you, you can back them on Kickstarter. If you're not familiar with Kickstarter, it's a way for people to earn money to produce their products/inventions. The product won't actually be available unless they earn enough money to produce it.
(Update: The item is not available on Amazon! Here is a link: Kitchen Safe. If you buy from this link, I get a small commission, so I thank you in advance for that.)
For this Kitchen Safe, they need $30,000 by July 20th. When you pledge, you are promised certain prizes (for example, you could pre-order the product for a $29 pledge). Your credit card isn't charged unless they get $30,000 worth of pledges. Right now, they've gotten a little over $14,000 in pledges. I hope they are able to raise the funds! I pledged $29.
I've been doing really well with my eating this week. I haven't gone over my weekly PointsPlus yet, and hopefully it stays that way. I haven't earned nearly as many activity PointsPlus as usual for the past couple of weeks, but I haven't had much energy since I've been sick.
Some days feel so easy to stay on track, and then others--like today--just feel nearly impossible. I wanted to just keep snacking all day long today, even though I wasn't hungry. I tried to keep busy, but since I'm not feeling very energetic, my motivation to get up and move wasn't very high.
I did start a new book today, and it really sucked me in, so I read that all afternoon. It's called Live to Tell by Lisa Gardner. I've never read one of her books before, but this one has me so interested that I'll probably read more of her books. I don't read very often, but when I do, it's usually in the summer time, so I'm glad to have found a book I like.
Tomorrow feels like the first real day of summer to me, because it's Monday, and the kids won't be in school. Jerry's off work tomorrow, so we're going to try and do something fun with the boys :)