Something that often makes me smile: Pretty much every day after school, at some point in the first 1-2 hours that the boys are home, Asher will casually pause and ask me, "So, how was your day today, mom?" I usually take a second to consider the question, because not all days are equal. The… Continue reading So, how was your day?
On Sunday I wrapped up my 2nd week of this "January Shred". For the second week in a row, I was 100% on my workouts (5 strength, 3 cardio sessions). I've been thinking about this, because I know for a fact that these are the first weeks in a VERY LONG TIME that I have… Continue reading All or nothing
Work Book Club: I had my first work book club last night. As you all know, I don't read a TON or that fast, so I was mostly just pleased that I actually had finished the darn book!! 😄 We read The Sentence by Louise Erdrich. Everything was okay. 🙃 I thought the book was… Continue reading First book club and other misc.
I was thinking yesterday how our weekends are so inconsistent. They really never look the same. Overall, this is fine with me; it's mostly just an observation. We've actually never really had consistent weekends, for as long as I can remember. From 2006- 2016 I worked every other weekend. (!!!) That's a lot of weekend… Continue reading Weekend inconsistency
Just want to share some of my favorite quotes I've written down so far this month: 🔷 "Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced." - James Baldwin 🔷 "Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts." -Nikki Giovanni… Continue reading Quotes of the month so far
1. Last night Ivan wasn't home, so the boys and I went to the gym. Ethan went to the circuit training room, but Asher joined me in the bigger weight room. There's this new area up on the side of the sprint track where they have dumbbells and benches, etc., off removed away from the… Continue reading 3 on a Thursday: Gym, veggies, pants
I wanted to jot down a couple more thoughts about the macro tracking stuff! 1) Eating the same foods frequently makes macro tracking much easier. (I think I said this already recently.) 2) The hardest part isn't actually getting in all that protein, it's getting in all that protein without going over on carbs or… Continue reading Couple more misc. macros thoughts
Ahhh, a 3-day weekend. What a lovely thing. It really was so very nice. ESPECIALLY because it was a 3-day weekend minus visitors, holiday prep, stress, etc. We had a very chill, low key weekend (for our standards), though we still did plenty. I was really wishing this morning that the weekend could just keep… Continue reading +1 vote to continue the weekend
Week One: ✅ I'm feeling really proud of myself, now one full week into this January Shred program I'm doing!! I've stuck to my prescribed macros every day, and for the first time in a million years, I hit my workout plan 100%. I did have to shift a couple workouts around, but no big… Continue reading A successful first week and Apple+ Fitness!
I only have a couple minutes, but just jotting down a little thought here quickly: So, Ethan just received all the info yesterday about registering for high school classes next year. (!!!!! EEK.) We now have a couple weeks to sort out which electives/ optional classes he wants to select to fill in his freshman… Continue reading Foreign language requirements: high school/ college