Day 32 ~ the quickest blip!

Day 32 ~ February 23rd, 2017

-_- … I’ve not done much on my computer lately other than Pre-Calc so basically all the regular stuff that I do has fallen to the wayside. It’s taking up way more time than I anticipated and it sucks. I’ll get something of a reprieve over spring break in about two weeks because the school will be closed so I can take my time moving through the units. I’m already starting on the Mid-Term review so I don’t need to worry about falling behind in the course either.

Not much else to say as my days are kind of blurred together they are so similar the last couple of weeks!

Things that I am grateful for/about today:

~ A lovely stranger helping me out with the electronic parking meter as I’d never used one before today. And they had amazing manners, which is a rarity these days!
~ Beautiful, warm spring-like weather ❤
~ Picking up another daily push-up challenge/activity. This one will focus on harder variations *rubs hands together in glee*
~ BTS (방탄소년단) Comeback *happy dancing* All of the awesome sauce!

Not Today – often the first song I put on in my car since it came out 🐱

Cheers ~ ✌

Day 31 ~ all over the map

Day 31 ~ February 13th, 2017

I was doing pretty good with this every day and then I kind of slipped out of the habit again. I will keep at it though, eventually I will find a system that works!

Attempted to do a full Harry Potter movie marathon this long weekend. We would have been able to do it too if I didn’t have any engagements the next day like watching the kiddo and a 40 minute run. I wouldn’t have functioned well enough the next day for either of those things if we’d pushed through the last three movies. At least we’ve got a good idea of how we’ll go about if for next time. It’s gonna happen before the summer time for sure though!

Slightly vexing news from last week, my son got kicked out of the pool on Friday before his swimming lessons started. Swimming lessons that I will add were specifically for children with disabilities/special needs!!
He was running on the pool deck, but there really isn’t much to do to get him to stop that. For my son there isn’t ‘walking’ or ‘running’ it’s just ‘moving’. The speed of movement isn’t something he can understand in the slightest. Plus, the physical stopping of the running would have created a bigger issue that would have resulted in him throwing himself around and crashing, which to me is an even bigger safety concern as he is purposely trying to hurt himself at that point. Apparently one the lifeguards restrained him as well and I am hoping to get a name sometime tomorrow because they are getting a really pissy phone call and a formal complaint. If I had gone with them, like I do sometimes, I would have knocked this woman out if I’d seen that happen!

Anyway on from that, I’ve gotten one longer run in this week of 60 minutes that ended up being just over 11km *fist pump* and I did a 40 minute run today that got me just over 8km! That’s a great consistent pace and I am insanely happy with it 😀 I am looking forward to when it’s finally dry and warm enough to get running outdoors again. Running around in circles at the track for another over 30 minutes is extremely boring!

Things I am grateful for today:

~ I’ve gotten most of my son’s new physical therapy equipment this past week. Only waiting for one more thing!
~ I’m doing great with the daily push-ups and pull-ups. It would be cool to finally hit 20 pull-ups by the end of the month.
~ Finally getting through a math lesson that was bogging me down.
~ That my back doesn’t seem to be sore today.
~ Feeling a ton more comfortable driving than when I started *big thumbs up*

Cheers ~ ✌

Day 30 ~ ready for the sandman and pretzel-mode with the kiddo

Day 30 ~ February 5th, 2017

It’s the end of the day and I am extremely sleepy so hopefully I get a good sleep tonight. Last night definitely sucked, ended up only getting about 3 hours and I did a ton of working out this morning/early afternoon too so that should help tucker me out!

I am over 2,000 push-ups for the annual quest of 20,017 by the end of the year as of today. I did almost 600reps today alone *phew* my chest and shoulders are going to be sore tomorrow for sure! I think I am going to set my minimum daily amount at 100reps so I don’t end up falling anymore behind than I am at the moment. I don’t think it’s by too much now, but better to do more and finish early than get behind and need to do more than body can handle, especially towards the end.

Things I am grateful for today:

~ realizing that driving in snow isn’t as big a deal as I thought it would be 🙂
~ lots of exercising today
~ doing yoga with my son –> Day 5 of Yoga Camp via Yoga With Adriene on YouTube
~ getting the errands done early and quickly this morning
~ that I don’t need caffeine to get through my day even when I am sleepy *thumbs up*

Cheers ~ ✌

Day 29 ~ coming out of the tunnel… to more snow :P

Day 29 ~ February 4th, 2017

*sigh* it’s been a tough few days here with the kiddo… Thankfully these kinds of days don’t happen all that often, maybe a 5-10 times a year, but when they do it is always incredibly overwhelming because it hasn’t been my “normal” for a very long time.

So, that craziness combined with trying to get work done on my Pre-Calc course, the daily chores, plus attempting to get some stuff off of my ever-growing ‘to-do’ list, my son’s schooling/therapy/body breaks/hygiene/meals, issues with my computer, and my daily workout and such has made for a very tired Val….

All of that I know is contributing to my terrible sleep the last few nights as well. I know the irritability I’m feeling is simply from just being extra tired and is not helping any of it -_-

But, today has been better than the last two and despite those earlier tough days for my son, he’s done amazing with all of his schoolwork! He even got through two days worth of stuff yesterday he was so focused on doing school stuff. So, not all bad, just more difficult than I would like!!

Well… I suppose the above is kind of my last few days seriously summarized so not much else to say. It’s snowed for most of yesterday and today so there’s lots of snow on the ground again. I don’t mind all that much because it means that temperatures will be warmer for at least a little while. I do love seeing the sunshine this time of the year, but days like that are typically freezing and I despise being cold!!

Things that I am grateful for today (and last two days too!):

~ not losing my temper
~ getting almost three weeks of schoolwork organized for my son
~ my punching bag
~ I got the big bean bag stitched up and the refill put in
~ the walls washed in my son’s room
~ going for a run yesterday at the track
~ increased reps for my pull-ups this morning
~ cinnamon. It make so many things, so very tasty!
~ small heating pads to sleep with
~ trimming my hair and my son’s hair

Day 28 ~ I am ready for tomorrow *fist pump*

Day 28 ~ January 31st, 2017

I spent the morning out doing errands and getting a test done at school. I did really well on it, but I expected that to happen as I did well on the hand-in and all the practice assignments. I hope the next unit isn’t to difficult to understand, it’s about Rational Expressions I think. I can’t seem to recall anything about it from the review course(s) last year though…. *Fingers crossed*

I am up to 1,034 of 20,017 for the annual push-ups as of today. I did dragon, triangle, archer, cross body, and raised leg variations this afternoon. And I am really sore tonight as I’ve done just over 600reps over the last two days. I think I am still actually behind by about 700reps(-ish) still to finish on time if I eventually want to just do a set amount of 50-60reps a day. If I continue with the high rep volume I won’t stay behind, but it does mean that I am extra sore at least every other day!

Tomorrow I start two Darebee programs, another 30-day Yoga on YouTube with a couple of members from The Hive 😀 , and the monthly challenge from Darebee as well. It’s going to be a fun month!!

And well I am actually super sleepy now so going to head to bed and here’s hoping I get a decent night’s sleep!

Things I am grateful for today:

~ doing great on my Unit 2 math test
~ signing the paperwork for Respite for my son this morning
~ driving on the highway is getting less stressful
~ new sweaters!
~ getting even more clutter cleared from/in my desk

Day 27 ~ slowpoke fancy-pants & brain-syncing

Day 27 ~ January 29th, 2017

A fairly relaxing day I suppose… Went out for coffee with Hulkhands and that was nice 🙂
The sunshine was out and about throughout the day and I gave my car a wash on the way home as well. It needed it badly! I was amazed at how busy the car wash was this morning and there were so many fancy-pants that totally didn’t need a wash, but the peeps took their sweet A** time… *vexed face* Ahhhh oh well, at least I had the time to get it done today either way.

Other than getting some things tidied around the house, I basically worked on math homework most of the day. I finished everything I need to hand in on Tuesday before I write the Unit test and I am going to do the Unit quizzes shortly after posting. I’m glad this particular material seems to make more sense to me this time around. I think it’s just cause it was explained in more detail than it was in the review course last year. It was just not jivving with my noodle then, but elated that I seem to have sorted it out this year *fist pump* Hopefully the next unit is just as brain-syncing as this one!

Things I am grateful for today:

~ that I’ve come such long way with how patient I am with others
~ my son finds the act of putting a puzzle together so calming
~ washing my car from all the snow, road grime, and dirt
~ Hulkhands putting up the stationary pull-up bar
~ finishing up my current fitness program and challenges a day early

Cheers ~ ✌

Day 26 ~ push-ups = <3

Day 26 ~ January 28th, 2017

Starting a fun, annual push-up quest via a fellow bee in The Hive. The goal is to do 20,017 push-ups by the end of the year. I imagine I will finish it up well before then as I don’t really need a reason/excuse to do push-ups! I love them sooooo much!!!

I don’t have much else to say today. I’ve stayed busy and got through all the Unit 2 lessons for Pre-Calc so I have two whole days to work through the hand-in assignment. Hopefully it goes by quickly so I can just get right to the test on Tuesday when I go into the school.

Things that I am grateful for today:

~ getting a ton of stuff done by lunch time
~ not needing my winter coat for my walk to/from the library
~ using my workout this morning as my reward for finishing a lesson page in math
~ sorting through the pile of paper/notes on my desk and bulletin board

Cheers ~ ✌