Last week Hayley and I started cycling/spinning classes and our butts were so sore from the seats! So upon recommendations from others Hayley and I went and bought a gel seat cushion to strap onto the bike seat.
What a huge difference!! So this week we concentrated on burning some serious calories!
I also enjoy speed walking on their track and 18 laps around is 1 mile. So I would find while I was bopping along at a steady pace listening to my music I kept forgetting how many laps I went around...so I came up with the idea to buy a pitch counter and each time I made a lap it was simple to press the button and record!
Having a busy schedule can make dinners a little challenging, but I am determined to stick to healthy eating and in order to do that it takes planning. Today I took some time to precook and chop up chicken, I diced up zucchini, peppers and onions and bought prepared mushrooms.
I put it all in the fridge for tonight and when we got home I sauteed it all in some olive oil. Quick and healthy meal :-) So worth the prep time. Healthy eating is possible but look at your family's schedule and plan accordingly to making healthy meals. :-) We have to make the time to serve our family healthy foods.
Kathleen has been loving Kindergarten and comes home full of stories every day. I love listening to all the things she does and all the new friends she is meeting. We work on reading and math and then have some fun! We took a trip to Barnes and Nobles over the weekend and she found this craft book she really liked.
It's a cute book and Kathleen really likes to cut things out and she's good at it! So most of the crafts are cut and paste, great for their fine motor skills. Simple and fun....here's a Giraffe she did. :-)
While we were busy learning Princess decided to curl up in Kathleen's doll carrier and go to sleep for a bit...
Whoops must have woken her up!
Kathleen also looks forward to special lunches and yummy snacks....one of her favorites being cherries
I also decided to make a behavior/ school incentive program for them. Their school uses red, yellow and green lights for behavior, so I decided to adapt my own version of it. If they do well the whole school year until June they get a special prize. Hayley has chosen an American Girl and Kathleen keeps changing her mind! LOL But if they get on red 10 times then they don't earn it. This includes chores, good grades etc. so there are high expectations. So far it's going really well. Simple to make but very effective!
I don't know what I was thinking but I enrolled for 2, 6 week college courses and I have been swamped with reading, papers and discussions. Which is a big time zapper, plus running the kids to activities and trying to keep up with the house. So I'm feeling a little stressed lately....being able to exercise daily really helps though I find I look forward to it now.
This past Saturday was an emotional day for Jerry, he went out on a fishing trip with his twin brother and a few close childhood friends. They went to spread his younger brother's ashes....Hard to say final goodbyes.... still getting by day by day. Lots of emotions/questions still. Things I just can't post.
But on a good note Jerry was able to bring home some crabs and enjoy them in Patrick's memory. He was up most the night eating crabs and drinking beer. He's not a drinker normally but he said with the crabs it had to be done...lol. The whole time our cat Elvis sat behind him on a chair watching him. LOL
Rest In Peace Patrick....we miss you!
So what have you all been up to this week? Are you settling in to school schedules? Saving money? Caring for your health? Love to hear your thoughts!
Have a wonderful night!