Workouts

Adding more CARDIO + facing personal truths

I've mentioned that my current workout "plan" (in air quotes because it was quite hit or miss in November on how much I followed "the plan") is from EmPowered Fitness and basically looks like this: Day 1: Legs Day 2: Chest/Shoulders/Triceps/Abs + 20 minutes cardio Day 3: Back and Biceps + 20 minutes cardio Day… Continue reading Adding more CARDIO + facing personal truths

Holidays, Kids

Advent calendar season + St. Nick

It's Advent calendar season. As you probably are too, I am seeing a lot of things about advent calendars and advent season around right now. It's a lovely tradition. I especially love the idea of doing something special every day leading up to Christmas, not just the "open a door and get a candy" variety.… Continue reading Advent calendar season + St. Nick

Holidays, Life, Weekends

Weekend so far, holiday parties + wondering something….

Asher is off in Iowa, as mentioned previously. My weekend started Friday afternoon with helping to get him packed up and to the high school to leave by 4 p.m. It was a group of I think around 34 kids: 30 teenaged girls and 4 boys. Haha. Poor boys! They are very outnumbered. (It's high… Continue reading Weekend so far, holiday parties + wondering something….

Family Fun, Kids, Life

Officially a teenage household

Well, it's happened. We are officially a household of "teenagers", and only teenagers. Asher turned 13 today!!! I've been referring to the boys as "teens" for a while now, since Ethan is in fact 14 at this point. But since Asher was only 12 until today, I would often say things like, "Yeah, I have… Continue reading Officially a teenage household

Family Fun, Life

Just what I needed (and, didn’t)

Okay, feeling more human today. I think just being over the middle of the week hump helps some, and knowing that today (Thursday) I don't have any big meetings or appointments on my calendar feels really refreshing. Having a generally "open" day has become one of my favorite things. haha. I can just focus on… Continue reading Just what I needed (and, didn’t)

Habits, Productivity

Update on my adding/subtracting habit plan + some fitness “advice”

November is almost over, which means my goal of adding a specific habit for the month of November is almost over, too. If you recall, I talked about this idea in this post. I have really enjoyed focusing on just ONE THING for a month. I chose to start with "adding" a good habit (versus… Continue reading Update on my adding/subtracting habit plan + some fitness “advice”

Deep thoughts, Wisdom

Monday motivation: eliminate destructive mental habits

I set two calendar entries aside last week to save them: Read that again: If you have destructive mental habits- if you get annoyed and bothered easily, if you feel angry and frustrated a great deal of the time, or if you're constantly wishing things were different- these identical tendencies will follow you wherever you… Continue reading Monday motivation: eliminate destructive mental habits

Family Fun, Weekends

A 4-part busy Saturday; now ready for a quiet day!

This past week has been FUN! And, I'm tired now. Hahaha. Yesterday was our last "action" day of this Thanksgiving week, which as you know by now, has been full of theater performances, shopping, cooking, lots of amazing family time, Thanksgiving, decorating, work and more. My parents were slated to leave yesterday (Saturday), after being… Continue reading A 4-part busy Saturday; now ready for a quiet day!