Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Sick Child Equals Exhausted Parents


So yesterday I was supposed to work with Eric in the AM while the boys were at school BUT Xavier had other plans.

He ended up puking yesterday morning. Well the poor kid ended up having the stomach flu. He got sick a couple more times (once was in my car but I was smart and brought a bucket with me) and I thought was on the mend. He wouldnt eat anything all day but come lunch he wanted a juice box. So I squeezed a couple squirts into a glass and told him to sip it. He was fine. I even got him to nap.

When he woke up it was tummy drama all over again. I gave him some honey hoping that would calm the stomach with a sip of water and a couple bites of bagel but he chucked that up too. All night long he was up asking for drinks. I will take that over throwing up but seriously? SLEEP KID! Aaron and I are exhausted today.

I think he is on the mend but because he still hasnt eaten and kept any food down, I am keeping him out of school for one more day. He will be relegated to the couch again.

As for yesterdays workouts...

After we dropped Landry at school I made Xavier come home and lay on the couch. I did a 30 minute cardio blast On Demand workout. Same one I normally do. In 37 minutes including warm up and cool down, I burned 247 calories.

Then that evening Aaron came home early to relieve me so I could go to the gym for a break.
Ambreen was running on a treadmill so I popped on next to her and ran at 5.0 mph for 2.75 miles. After that I was meeting Maggie to go over Zumba stuff. We didnt really do the routines full out because we had to work in the upper section of the gym.

Once the class before RPM cleared out, I ran in there to get Eric's bike ready and to tie balloons to it. It was his 1 year anniversary that he has been teaching RPM so we got him a card, balloons and a new bike gel seat. He was so surprised.

And he apologized for what he was about to do to us. ROFL.

RPM was a new release so all new songs. Oh baby. I thought I was going to need a heart defibrillator. My legs hurt so bad!! My legs STILL hurt today! That is quite unusual for me from RPM so the new release is THAT good.

Last night I was at the gym for just under 3 hours (running, zumba, RPM) and in that time I burned 1162 calories. So my total calorie burn for the day was 1409.

Today I woke up and I weighed in at 154.5. Back to a half pound from goal. Good.

And my plan is to do some weights this morning in the AM. I am going to do a Zumba dvd upstairs then some weights. Then tonight I want to run on the elliptical. Yup. I said the E word. And this time I am gonna do it.

Then I am going to bed. I am exhausted. I am hoping at nap today I can catch one too.

As far as food goes:
Breakfast- wheatgrass/orange pineapple drink, hard boiled egg, english muffin with PB
Lunch- celery, scallions, hummus, roast beef
Dinner- clementine and string cheese and maybe some minestrone soup before I run. Not sure yet.
Snack- wheatgrass drink, maybe an apple with some PB. We shall see.

And back to the wheat grass. I would say I am definitely getting detoxed from it. I was having to pee a LOT more than normal from it yesterday. We shall see if in the long term it helps with skin. A fun experiment I say.

Thats the news for the day. I am exhausted and hoping to get some rest. Heck I will be lucky to muster up the energy to do the workouts that I just laid out for the day!

Tip of the Day: If you want something fun and challenging for the treadmill, try this!


  1. UGH. Stomach bugs are the worst illness ever. I hope everyone else stays healthy!

  2. I hope your son feels better! You are seriously an amazing mom and person juggling multiple responsibilities then kicking butt in the gym.

    I definitely agree that people scrutinize me more now that I'm on a healthier path. I think it's because they think I'm judging them for not being healthier? I swear some people love it when others fail.

    What annoys me the most is backhanded "compliments" or comments.