Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday

I'm on a two day kick!

Our truck has finally decided to show it's age and neglect...the 18 year old (same age as the daughter) sits in the driveway with too many problems for me to describe. So the newest challenge we are presented with purchase or not to purchase?
We have always been a two car family, but the reality of it is: we could easily be a one car family. Evil works less then a quarter of a mile from work and rarely goes anywhere requiring driving. If work does ask him to visit an off site, legally he could take the county car. I work five miles from the house; my biggest challenge is of course getting the children to their activities and different schools. I've become quite the biker! Just last night, I took both Riley and Cole in the bike trailer to McD's for dinner, then rode an additional 1.6 miles only to do it again later that night. I easily put in over 4 miles  yesterday.

School challenge: I am in the process of filing my fafsa. Dragging my feat a bit because psychologically, if I dont finish then I dont have to interview and ultimately not get a job. So many teachers are without a job right now...I always seem to be just slightly behind the trend.

Weight loss challenge: still making progress, nothing quick but steady. I just might try a class next week.

Cooking challenge: Grocery shopping is not my fav and I've needed to go for almost 3 days now...a true challenge to be sure!

Friday, August 5, 2011


Its Friday...Well that doesn't mean a whole lot, at least for another 2 weeks!

I went into work yesterday and started putting some books away and getting geared up for the next
school year to start! I saw some teachers and had some really good conversations...I love working!

I rode my bike yesterday with both Cole and Riley in that's an additional 80lbs for the almost 3 miles. But it felt good at the end to be sweaty. I went to the gym this morning and did 3 miles in 50 minutes (with 5 minutes warm up and 5 minutes cool down) then did some quick cable machine as Evil needed to be out the door to work and a doctors apt. The kids and I are not outside for some MUCH needed yard work and maybe a car wash...we will see

all in all I'm pretty pleased with the progress on my challenges (finally!)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

I did what?

Yesterday was a BAD food day. Very disappointed with myself, I slipped back into the bad habit of late night snacking instead of just going to bed. I blew my intake by about 600 calories.

Tuesdays are water park days and the kids had a blast; 5 hours have never flown faster!
Tuesdays are also gymnastic days for Cole and Riley, so it's easy to say he slept soundly last night.

Suppose to work out and run today, but my knee is very "twangy" so I might skip it and go to work and start getting my library into shape. Excuse or good reason?

No luck on soup...been too kid busy

Monday, August 1, 2011

Aug. 1st

and look...I'm posting :)

Challenge 1: looking for a new tortilla recipe...the purpose of the challenge was to make new, not what you already know. Therefore, I am on the prowl for a new and interesting recipe.

Challenge 2: I upped my miles today on the treadmill: 2.34 in 32 minutes with a ratio of 1 minute walk and 2 minute jog ; incline 2, walking speed 3.5: jog speed 4.0
I continued stregnth training on the cable machines alternating between 4 and 5 with 3 sets of 10 reps.
I was going to try yoga today, but Laurie didn't show and I was late soooo I did my thing.

Challenge3: Evil and the boys are just fine.

Challenge4: School/ Work starts in 22 days, I might make a paper chain to help count down the days...I am that excited :) Credential program starts 6 days later; no paper chain required.

All in all seems like things are in pretty good order...quick find some wood to knock on!