Saturday, July 23, 2011

A new day a new start/ mamavation

So today is a new day! Yesterday my back was hurting real bad, I guess from overdoing it with the excercise this past few weeks. My body was not used to doing so much excercise so quickly. I am feeling a whole lot better today and ready to get back to working out, even if it is just taking walks, jogging,stuff like that and doing the challenge at a slower pace and spreading it throughout the day. I definitely learned my lesson about trying to get each challenge done in a short amount of time. my body is not ready for that quite yet. My back doesn't feel fully healed yet though, so I think I am just going to have to wait on some of the excercises that hurt it in the first place. I guess I had hoped I could handle this challenge better than I could, but I am proud of myself for trying. I am not completely through and not quitting per say but I am not worried about finishing in the 2 weeks, but going at the pace my body can handle. I am not going to kill my body over it. It just isn't worth it to me. when I pull a muscle as well as my back out in the same week, that is my body saying, WOAH, SLOW DOWN GIRL! As much as I would like to be super woman, I'm just not!
today is going to be a busy one as all saturday's prove to be around here.
I am going to take a morning walk/jog at the park I think
we need to mow lawn. I might take a trip to the library to return previous books checked out, and to get my son Andrew a library card of his own.
And we need to work on the flooring.
Have a good day!
Plans for the upcoming week
walking/jogging
wii fit
gruntstyle's 2 week challenge- taking it slower

Congrats to this weeks SISTA : @themorrisbunch! :)

This post is sponsored by Organ Wise Guys and Fiber Choice and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway hosted by Mamavation .”

What nutrition lessons have you learned from your kids?
My children Love fruits and vegetables. I admire them for this and am learning to love them more too. They also enjoy being active.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

July 21,2011 Plans

good morning everyone. hope you all have a splendid day today. What's on the agenda today?
My plans are as follows:
breakfast, clean up
dressed for the day
visit with a friend. kids have a play day with her kids at the Park.
home, finish up on house
afternoon-
math,handwriting skills,reading, social studies

bedtime routine:
baths,
devotional
brush teeth
kids bed
mommy- excercise

accomplishments
up, breakfast
dressed
visit friend and her kids at park- have lunch there, fed ducks, 1 mile walk around pond.

home
kids played in water hose, watched movies for quiet time
science video about plants
prepared dinner: seth helped make dinner, set table, rinsed, loaded dishes,started dishwasher (after dinner). so proud of him as part of his scout achievements.
cleaned up house- kitchen, living rm, hallway.
movie- brave little toaster- 7 pm

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

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Detailed Cleaning the flylady way

So this past week or so I have begun our detailed cleaning adventure. You know.. that time we all dread when we have to clean behind everything.. the dressers, the fridge, the stove, scrubbing the walls, the baseboards,the CLOSETS, inside the OVEN... what?? you do that every month anyway? YOU GOODIE GOODIES! lol So okay, I don't do it as often as I know it needs it but HEY I'm trying.. babysteps remember?! So this week I have been working on this and with extreme detail. I want it done and done right. my ultimate goal is to be like all you wonderful moms out there who enjoy cleaning, and get these dreadful chores done all the time!! Forget the past.. it's time to move forward! I hope to get it done monthly too. So last week I cleaned behind the fridge, and the kids cleaned out/organized the Pantry.. (voluntarily I might add. Atleast to start with) and might I add, they LOVED IT. Hey! It saved me from a huge chore i'd have to add to the mile long list of to do's, so no complaints here. :) 2 days ago I cleaned out the bottom cabinets in the kitchen, and today the girls and I cleaned behind their long dresser. It really is nice to get it done. feels good! I figure if I have a spring cleaning project per day, within 2 weeks I should hopefully have the detailed cleaning list tackled. :-) What's on your detailed cleaning list?! how often do you tackle these chores?

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

mamavation- another week come and gone ! July 19 2011

Another week come and gone. This past week I started Gruntstyle's 2 week challenge. it has been an interesting and difficult week. first three days weren't as bad, but on day 3 I did workout called Paralyzed and that is JUST what it did. I could hardly move for 4 days! Seriously! to see what I had to do:
http://www.gruntstyle.com/2weektougher.pdf
I am trying to catch up on the workouts since I couldn't finish out the week due to being paralyzed.
yesterday (monday) I made up friday's workout. (Sweat monster).

Congrats to the new mamavation mom's! you'll do great!

Monday, July 11, 2011

mamavation monday- july 11 2011 HERE WE GO

this past week I have done jumping jacks, but mostly that is all I have done. I stepped on the scale this morning and to my joy and surprise, had lost 2.2 lbs. better than nothing that is for sure!
Sunday night we took a walk as a family- 1 mile! today I began my attempt at gruntstyle's mamavation 2 week challenge: http://www.gruntstyle.com/2weekchallenge.pdf some of these excercises I am thinking no way no how am I going to be able to pull off but I am doing the best I can. I am doing this not to win the challenge, but to get my butt back on track and to lose as much weight or inches as I can but more importantly... to challenge myself and prove to myself I can succeed at something hard, because honestly? I don't have faith I can do this but I am giving it all I can!
I CAN do this. Question is can I do it when the soreness sets in.. ????
so far today I have done:
Monday
100 jumping jacks
30 pushups
15 leg raises
30 water jug raises
15 jump squats

wii fit- free run 3.764 miles -burned 226 calories- 27 minutes

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

July 5th to do list

Master bedroom- in process of
fold,put away clothes
give donation clothes away
visit friend and bring her clothes/ maybe go to the park
dishes- (1 load done)
sweep kitchen- done
mop kitchen
wash laundry (1 load done)
schooling plans: educational movies, reading, math practice, science lesson
clean out van
craft- Make paper plate ladybugs
music- practice instruments
family home evening, family devotional
make phone call to Speech therapy- done
fax
hallbathrm
kids- clean rms
tidy in yard
workout

Monday, July 4, 2011

Mamavation Monday- July 4,2011

this has been a fun week. Son had scout camp last week and I begun what started out as a personal challenge to myself to do 50+ jumping jacks a day then found the sparkpeople 50+ jumping jack group. I did miss saturday and sunday but I did jumping jacks on thursday,friday- 75 each day, in addition to stomach crunches (40 first day, 12 the next day)this past week I also worked out on the wii- hula hoops- 2 days in a row. those really kick my butt LOL. Then on Sunday I took a walk with three of the kids. I have been sore from those two days of jumping jacks and its gone and I am starting the jumping jacks back. Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday so far today. I am planning on taking some of the kids to the Park this morning to play, and take a walk, then tonight we are going to have a at home BBQ and might invite some friends/neigbors over. that part is still sorta up in the air. hoping for a walk while at the park this morning, but it won't be fast paced if I do since I will have kids with me. I need a running/walking buddy!