Friday, December 18, 2015

Fitness Friday

Today on my list for the blog challenge is, "what I am afraid of." I'm most afraid of heights!! Can't stand going high but have done many things to try and get over it. I climbed Devil's Bridge in Sedona, AZ. That was crazy!

How about since it's Friday I share what I accomplished this week, workout wise.

Sucked! My basement flooded so I had to dry my gym out before I could use it. I did get my steps in for the day but that was it.

I was so not feeling my alarm @4 am so I slept till 6 and got my Jillian Michaels done when Abby got here. I did Shred 1 and a 15min tabata. Then we danced around for about an hour and got my steps in.

Today I moved up to the level 2 of Jillian Michaels shred. It was for sure harder than level 1. Then I got a half hour on the treadmill. I managed to go 10 mins on 8 incline. I'm working my way up. I walked on the treadmill later watching Survivor, to finish getting my steps in.

We will just call this day a wash!! I hurt my back on Tuesday and when I got up I just couldn't do it. I thought I would get it in when Abby got here, but my hubby got up and took over the TV so all my motivation was gone. I did not get my steps in either.

Back at it! I decided to do a different video than what was on my list. I did one of Jillian Michaels Biggest Loser videos. I only did half. Then I did 15 mins on the elliptical and 12 minutes on the bike. Plus I threw in a little weights for good measure.

I weighed myself this morning and am up 2lbs. Not happy but I am going to attribute that to muscle instead of fat. I was able to do 12 normal push-ups! I normally have to drop down to my knees. I have been looking at the Fitness Blender workouts for January. 
Are you all ready for the new year? What kind of workouts are you going to try?

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Sesame Street

Half way through the month and my blog challenge. It has given me more time to focus on what I want to be posting come the new year.
Yesterday was, favorite childhood book. I am sort of a book nerd. I use to hate reading, but as an adult I just love a good book that sucks you in to the point you are up all night trying to finish. I need to make more time for it.

Monster at the end of this book

I was obsessed with this book as a child. I just loved the simplicity of it. It was such a cute little story that I could read over and over again. I kept the book and gave it to my daughter. I would read it to all the daycare kids. I still have the same book since my daughter moved out and now I read it to my cousins baby when she's being crazy. It is a little torn up and could use some tape, but mostly it is in good condition for a book that's over 30 years old.

Todays topic is My dream job.

My dream job would have to be a guide of some kind. I want to live in Arizona and we plan on retiring there. We just can't go until then. I would love to be a travel guide, like hiking or kayaking. Some sort of job that I could be outside as much as possible doing something I LOVE. Don't get me wrong, I love kids and being able to stay home with my hubby and still be an influence in a young life, is great.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

A day in the life...

So, today is a timeline of my day. This should be interesting, it seems more busy in my head than it actually is, I'm sure.

Alarm goes off @ 4:10am  and it's all downhill from there, haha
4:30 - 6   Workout
6-6:45   Chill out with a coffee, check my horoscope
6:45-7   Abby arrives, both barrels blazen
7-8    Feed all the animals (including Abby)
8-9    Dance around and clean (vacuum every day) could be naptime, depending
9-11   Either go for a walk or run errands
There are days when Abby is not in the mood to do much so we just stay at home and do whatever it is that works
11-1:30   Usually nap time when she doesn't get a morning one and lunch time for the hubby. It's the only time I get to spend with him so we tend to catch up on shows on the DVR and talk. If Abby is awake she's trying to get all his attention. She loves chasing around the dogs too
1:30pm    Hubby leaves for work
2:00   Could be a naptime, depending on if she napped in the morning. Sometimes Abby stays up all day and this is when she crashes
If it's not naptime then on comes the music and we dance around and play with the dogs.
3-6     We read and do our Spanish. Who couldn't use some food about now. Abby loves Ellen so I usually turn it on in the background. Her toys are in another side of the house so we spend a lot of time going back and forth because I'm usually in the family room
6pm       Abby is usually gone by now, depending on the day
Nothing much happens after Abby leaves. I'll do dinner and work on my blog, but by 8:30 I'm spent!

Well like I said, not that interesting, but being in it seems more chaotic.

Monday, December 14, 2015

What's in your bag?

Todays topic is what I have in my handbag so I figured here's an opportunity to talk about what we should carry around in case of emergency.

I'll be honest, I don't carry a purse/handbag. I use to carry one that was so heavy that it hurt my back. It wasn't worth it. Now I leave the house with whatever fits in my pockets.
I do have a purse for times I don't have pockets.

What is in it?

Nail file
Hand sanitizer
Body spray
Hydrocortazone (I'm allergic)
Nail clippers

That's what's in a make-up bag. I have my wallet and a reusable bag thrown in my purse too.
I also have a bug out bag in my closet that I throw in my car when we go on road trips.

What should be in your bag?

All of the above &
sewing kit
matches/lighter (even if you don't smoke)
Bobby pins/hair tye
Phone charger
Dental stuff (they make disposable brushes)
Small flashlight
Some sort of snack

That's what I would suggest keeping in your bag and stuff I have in my bug out bag. I found this fun little homemade survival-kit. I'm thinking I need to make one of these...or 2.

I almost forgot that yesterdays blog topic was my favorite quote and I find this fitting. 
The biggest lie I tell myself is, "I don't have to write it down, I'll remember it"
That's my favorite....right now. It changes often.