Wheeeeee that was fun to watch last night!!
Chloe Kim on snowboarding halfpipe= GOLD
Nathan Chen on figure skating= GOLD
They were both absolutely spectacular. That’s the only word that kept popping into my mind. SPECTACULAR! (I like that word. It sounds like a definite step up from “great” or “amazing”. Spectacular is up there with maybe OUTSTANDING!)
I’m just thrilled for these young athletes. I know some people aren’t into the Olympics, and if that’s you, I’m sorry to keep bringing it up! But it’s just FUN to see these moments fall into place for them. I couldn’t stop smiling watching their reactions. I’m such an empath, so I was feeling all the feels for them. 🙂
I went to bed at 12:30 a.m. last night. Yup! When I saw that Chen was skating after 11 pm, I thought, “You know what? I’m staying up. This only comes around once every 4 years and he is a once in a generation skater! I really enjoy watching it and besides, I don’t HAVE to wake up super early. YOLO.”
So we did! It was great. The boys went to bed, of course, but Ivan and I stayed up with the fireplace on watching the live coverage, and I enjoyed every second.
I had a good workout yesterday too, albeit not an Olympic caliber one. I can’t tell you how good it feels for me to back into a more structured workout regimen again. It’s one of those things that just really makes an impact on my overall wellbeing, mental health, physical health- everything!
However, it’s all too easy to get out of the routine- and it’s also one of those things that sometimes feels a little worse before it feels better. Sometimes the effort of making it happen seems kind of…meh. Like, ugh, I’m not in the mood, I feel tired, I feel lazy, I don’t have time, I’m out of the habit, etc. But I’d say after a good couple weeks back in the saddle, the benefits really start pouring in tenfold!! You just have to get over that little initial hurdle.
So, this is my friendly PSA: If you said you wanted to exercise more in 2022, and you’re not- why not?! DO IT!
I am grateful for being able to “sleep in” until almost 7 a.m. today. I basically got up when the kids did- VERY rare for me. But I’m grateful for this flexibility.