Monday, April 16, 2012

A house full of sickos

What a weekend.  Friday my little dude was sent home late in the day for vomiting three times.  He comes home, goes to bed and my husband calls me while I'm two hours away to tell me that the boy is sick.  So I say, "did you put a bucket and maybe a garbage bag down beside his bed?" Simple answer of "nope".  So I suggest he does just that and he insists he's pretty sure he's done.  So Julien woke up and vomited three more times all over his bed and rug.  Men are so dense.  I spent Saturday morning at the laundry mat washing his duvet and pillows.  So now the hubby is ill and I'm with my little guy for the day because although he's almost 100%, he still has a little bout of the diarrhea here and there.

I felt so bad for him yesterday.  We went to see the Imagination Movers in Kitchener, Ontario yesterday and he was sooooooooo excited.  The concert started out with Julien singing and dancing, he was so happy to be there.  Then as time wore on, I could see he was getting real quiet and clingy.  When the show was done, he said he had to go to the bathroom right away.  Then he had a pretty explosive episode in the washroom.  My poor little dude.  I asked him why he didn't tell me earlier and he said he didn't want to miss the show.  I really did enjoy myself (I didn't want to go, but the hubby was sick) and the show was pretty interactive.  The guys came down into the audience quite a bit and Julien was so excited because he got to high five 3 of the 4 Movers.  Definitely worth a look if they come to your area and your kids are fans.

This weekend was pretty decent exercise wise.  We started 5 and 1's at the running clinic on Friday.  All went pretty well.  It was the first time I felt like a real runner.  If you had told me 5 weeks ago that I would be running for 5 minutes straight and not only could keep up with everyone, but hold a conversation during, I would have laughed at you.  After the clinic I went out with my running girls and we had a nice dinner at the Bean Bar in Hamilton.

Saturday was my Yoga class and I was so stiff at the beginning of the class.  I could feel my back cracking as I lay on my mat on the floor.  I don't sweat during the class, but boy do I feel the stretches in my joints.  By the time the class was over, I felt flexible and refreshed.  I personally think that the Yoga on Saturday helps with my Sunday morning run.  I'm definitely not a morning runner.  Other than this Sunday past, the only other time I truly had a good run Sunday morning was three weeks ago when I first started yoga.  There was no Yoga last Saturday because it was the Easter weekend.

Last Sunday when I ran Cootes Drive with my clinic instructor, I felt like I wanted to die.  I did the same run yesterday and it was 100% easier.  Like night and day.  Coming backup the incline was not nearly as difficult as it was a week ago and it amazes me how quickly my body has adapted to this whole running thing.  I have three races scheduled in the next month or so.  The Chocolate Race in Port Dalhousie (April 29th), The Hazel 5K in Mississauga (May 5th), and the Run for Wells in Burlington (May 26th).  I'm nervous, but excited at the same time.  My goal is to finish the races by running/walk intervals of 8 and 1 (Chocolate), and 10 and 1 for the other 2.  I may be really daring and sign up for the Hamilton Marathon in November and register for the 10K.

I get weighed for the first time in three weeks this Thursday.  I think I've been doing pretty good food wise.  The only thing I've been eating more of is Phase 2 veggies and I have a glass of wine here and there (which is also allowed on Phase 2).  Other than that, I still mostly follow Phase 1 of the diet.  I went to my first Weight Watchers meeting in over 10 years on Friday.  I took my client to register and attend her first meeting ever.  Although I know WW works for many people, I'm not optimistic it will work for my client.  She's excited she gets to use her points on whatever types of food she wants and will still undoubtedly eat processed bad foods, but still may stay within her points.  I'm doubtful she will lose weight this way.  I did like the meeting part though where we discussed exercise and keeping active.  I may look into Overeaters Anonymous for her too.  Maybe that along with WW will be more helpful for her.

All I can say is, I better not get sick.  I have a rumbly in my tumbly today and I hope it's just the cramps from my monthly gift.  Since I never had to clean up vomit, I'm holding out hope that the virus has skipped me.  Probably wishful thinking on my part!