The Great Cardio Challenge has become a fight now. No longer the friendly exchange of exercise minutes. We can both thank The Primary Child for lighting that fire. He mocked our friendly banter about our cardio minutes. Now, The Perfect Child has gone and done almost 2 hrs. of cardio on Sat., and another 35 min. on Sun. For the first time in the challenge, I am on the low end of the minute marker. I am currently down 2.693 points!!! I find that totally unacceptable, so to assure my victory I am instituting a new plan. I will not divulge that plan just yet, but the Perfect Child had best be for really upping the minutes. My first thought was to hire the little girl next door to run on the treadmill for an hour while I rode the bike, but I thought better of that and decided to do this on the "up and up". :) For now, anyway....the neighbor girl remains an option.
I am now "Sworn Enemy until Aug. 1". I have been demoted from just plain "Mom". Sad, how competition makes us mean and nasty. I think she did temper that remark later, but the pain still lingers. I only hope that when I have to have my other knee replaced, she will be feeling just a tinge of remorse over the damage she has done. :) Nothin' like a little good, old fashioned guilt added to the mix. Right?
Right here would be where I insert the picture, but I have saved the darned thing in 3 different files and still cannot get it extracted and put in this darned blog. Before I had the computer fixed, I could do it with ease, but right now, I'm really struggling with it. Naturally, The Perfect Child has some smart remark about this too. :) I think there must be some program addition missing since the cleaning out of the machine. I certainly can't figure it out, so I guess my blog will now go pictureless for the time being. Damn!!
I harbor no illusions about the success of my eating program this week. I had a wonderful weekend full of foods I know I should not be eating in the quantities I did. Beef, being the big offender. Saturday night was hamburgers on the grill, and Sunday night we had beef tenderloin on the grill. I did have healthy sides....no potato or macaroni salad, but still I know I over did just a speck, so I am not at all tempted to sneak a peek at my weight before Wed. And, while the beef in and of itself was not horrible, we do try to keep red meat meals to a minimum, and two days in a row is not at all what is on our agenda.
Having over done a tad, I'm back in the saddle today. I'm getting much better about regrouping and continuing after a fall off the horse. Used to be that I'd simply give up after a fall, but I'm really trying to stay focused and committed. And, actually, the falls haven't really been as bad lately as they used to be, so things are kinda looking up all around.