Weekly Chase: Being active counts & settling in.

by Melissa on August 6, 2012

Can we talk about how crazy busy the last three days have been for me?

Thursday, I spent the day painting the girls’ new room “Plink” & “Sassy Violet”. It’s so Hannah and Maddie it’s not even funny. Haha. I ended the day/night packing until 2AM.

Friday, I woke up at 630AM with Herrick, he went and got the U-Haul, and I packed more and grabbed most of our totes out from under the house. My dad and his friend arrived around 9AM and it was an entire day of moving fun…two separate trips…until 10PM. Tip: If you move on the first or last days of the month, you won’t find a good sized U-Haul. Apparently everyone moves then…makes sense. lol But it wasn’t over with then! We spent the next hour bringing a dining room table back to the house for staging. Then we dropped the U-Haul off at its original location…and finally sat down to eat something at 11:30/12AM. Of course, the bed wasn’t ready yet, so we spent the night on the couch…and began the unpacking and packing process the next morning. Yep. Both. A lot of my grandmother’s stuff is still here and most of my dad’s is as well. Which means, I got to pack all of it up as I unpacked mine. (Dad, you better love me.) The nice thing about buying a home from family is that things work out less hectic…even if they mean a little more work. Yesterday, I unpacked more, and now most of the upstairs is unpacked.

I’m a little overwhelmed…and quite a bit sore and exhausted and feeling crummy. I’m not sure what’s up…whether I’m getting sick or if I’m just burnt out. I think it’s the latter. We drove 16 hours (I left my running bag at home…and realized it 2 hours into the trip) to Chicago on the 18th, I ran a half marathon on the 22nd, did days of touristy stuff in Chicago, drove 12 hours home on the 27th, and immediately went into packing and moving mode. One week later, we’re in a new home.

Side note: I am so sorry I’ve been neglecting all of you!!! I haven’t been a good blog reading buddy by any means (and I miss the heck out of all the inspiration), but as soon as the hubby gets the wireless hooked up, I’ll be ready to catch up. It should be up tonight!

Goal #1: Workouts. Eh, almost. The days I missed are days I was busting booty getting ready to move and actually moving. I’m not a sit around and dictate kind of wife, either. I help lift heavy with the big guys. ;)

  • Strength: Monday – Upper, Wednesday – Lower, Friday – Upper
  • Stretch: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday – Yoga
  • Running: Tuesday – 5 miles, Thursday – 3 miles, Saturday – 6 miles
  • Rest: Sunday Yeah right.

Goal #2: Meals. I’ll be logging my food, keeping my BodyMedia band on, and taking serious note on intuitive signals. Oops.

Goal #3: Pampering. Does this count?

We actually have a big tub in the master bathroom this time…and I dumped some oatmeal bath in there and listened to this right outside my window:

…and got about 5 minutes of relaxing time after a long day of unpacking. lol Kids have a time limit.

My goals got a little neglected this past week, as you can see…but being active counts. I wasn’t sitting on my butt all week just being lazy, so I’m not too upset. ;)  This week, I’m going to focus on getting some workouts done here at the house. There’s one downfall to living here, and it’s that my normal running trails aren’t here. There aren’t any (that I know of yet), but there are a lot of country roads…which means I need to suck it up and carry my keys or something to protect myself. I’ve seen too many stories about women getting mugged or attacked lately, and it’s been playing with my mind. My birthday wish is a treadmill…I hate not having a running buddy.

With that said,

Goal #1: Workouts.

  • Strength – Monday, Wednesday, Friday full body workouts. I’m going to come up with some cool circuits and hopefully share them with you this week.
  • Stretch – Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday full yoga sessions. Monday, Wednesday, Friday short yoga sessions for recovery.
  • Running – may be non-existent for this week. I attempted to run last week, but something’s feeling a little pissy right now. It’s not my ITB. I’ve figured that much out. So, I’m going to turn to some cardio DVDs…and take advantage of a nice, big living room.

Goal #2: Meals. They sucked this week. I’m not going to lie, I ate like a douche. Unheathy, quick, I’ll-be-sweating-gravy-for-a-week meals. I’m ashamed, but I’m ready to take advantage of a huge kitchen with plenty of space for making new, healthy recipes.

Goal #3: Relax and recoup. I need it. I need to give myself time to relax and distress…and I will. Manicure & pedicure, you name it…whatever it takes.

Hold me accountable…I’m going to try and be a little more active on the Twitter end and in reading blogs.

Don’t forget to enter the ZICO giveaway that ends on the 10th! I’ll have another one for you this week…and if you link up for the Weekly Chase, then you get 5 more chances to win!

Have a happy Monday, guys! (And I PROMISE I will visit everyone this week. Promise.)

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

MizFit August 6, 2012 at 8:34 am

It is sad sad sad. I’ve gots goals. I’ve gots thoughts. And yet I sit her obsessed with the paint colors and coveting their room!!!:-)


Cassey August 6, 2012 at 8:34 am

Hey there! Moving can be such a pain… but being military I have never had to do it like you. I think you are ok missing some of those workouts! :) You got an awesome one while moving. I understand eating like a douche while moving.. IT alway sucks me in.. Good for you for noticing it and getting control though. I love the Weekly Chase and so glad I found it! It helped me a lot last week for our #1 and I know it will help this week! Can’t wait to continue reading how your week goes.. OH And I love the color you chose for your girls room. So precious!



Jenna August 6, 2012 at 8:39 am

Love the purple of the wall! So pretty!! Best of luck reaching your goals for this week! SPALove


ilene August 6, 2012 at 8:50 am

The room looks beautiful! And no blog guilt. Please. You just moved. What is that like one of the three biggest stressors in life that there is?

Make sure to get plenty of rest and do some yoga! Inversions, girl! Get fresh blood to that brain and relax. xo


Jess August 6, 2012 at 9:30 am

Hang in there friend – moving is NO JOKE. It’s a full body workout and THEN some. Totally counts towards your physical fitness goals for the week. ABSOLUTELY!! Excited to see more pics of your new home too!


Mindy Bobe August 6, 2012 at 9:34 am

I just LOVE the colors in her room!!! So girly and pretty!!! Congrats again on the new home! And my boys LOVED hearing the frogs! Good luck with the goals this week! And don’t worry about all the blog stuff…we totally understand and still love ya! :-)


jobo August 6, 2012 at 10:53 am

Glad you are cutting yourself some slack on last week’s goals – I think you should have not even bothered given the move and stuff, it’s SO hard to have any kind of routine with life in a box and no real meals at home to speak of (Also packed up!) – though ate like a douche made me laugh ;-) Your week this week sounds good, lay off the runs a bit, heal up, and get settled in!!


Christine @ Love, Life, Surf August 6, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Um, you have had a lot going on in the past couple of weeks and I think that it’s totally and completely OK that things slipped a little. Moving is HUGE and so exhausting, physically and mentally. Please also make sure to take some time to rest. I know with me, the urge with moving is to do everything at once, settle in and complete a gazillion projects. PS – love the girls’ room! And the paint color names? Perfect :-)


Krysten Siba Bishop (@darwinianfail) August 6, 2012 at 12:29 pm



Molly Ritterbeck August 6, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Man I don’t feel so bad since you worked your goals about as much as I did mine!!


Charlotte August 6, 2012 at 6:50 pm

girl i hope your.. leg/whatever it is stops being so angry!!! If it doesn’t heal up you should def get it checked out. little issues can become huge ones when left ignored!! xoxoxo


Mandy August 6, 2012 at 8:20 pm

I think all that moving counts as a workout!


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