Day 52 ~ what I’ve been up to since summer started

Day 52 ~ August 19th, 2017

Yikes! It has been basically two months since my last post! With summer vacation arriving I spend so much time outside either for just myself or with my son. There have been plenty of days that I don’t turn my computer on, or it’s only on from about supper time to bedtime, which is a good thing!

I have a few posts to do for completing things off my bucket list and I will likely do one for my last race as well (this past Sunday). But first what has gone on lately!

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Day 48 ~ soaking up all the sunshine

Day 48 ~ May 21st, 2017

Yesterday evening because the weather was so lovely out I sat out on the bench swing with my son. The sun was setting, we were rocking, he cuddled up to me, and I sang song after song for almost thirty minutes.
In these moments there is always so much clarity for my son. What I mean when I say this is that he is the epitome of regulated (calm), he speaks in full, clear, properly structured sentences (using the right pronouns, phrased questions/statements), and holds eye contact (his gaze doesn’t stutter all over the place) so I can see it in his eyes. It’s like for a handful of minutes the mutated gene(s) self-correct for that small amount of time and I get to see to the core of my little boy. It is a strange, treasured phenomenon that always makes my day 😀

Not much to mention today other than it was beautiful out! So I spent a large chunk of my day outside. Did some reading in the morning and then a short walk. Ended up going for another walk later in the afternoon and then sat out in the sun while I worked on my Math before dinner. It was so lovely and I am so sunburned, but it is worth it as it will turn into a tan!

Things that I am grateful for/about today:

~ that I’ve made getting my workout done first thing in the AM a habit
~ it’s the May long weekend and it isn’t raining!! This is so rare!
~ being outside for most of the day
~ got my herbs planted this afternoon
~ I noticed an increase flexibility in my hamstrings

And an extra on because I am so happy about this: BTS won the Top Social Award at the BBMAs this evening!!! Yays!!

Cheers ~ &x#270c;

Day 41 ~ *peeks* … spring?!

Day 41 ~ March 12th, 2017

Two days in a row of waking up with no snow on the ground and the sun is out too 😀 I am feeling hopeful this morning!

I think that it would be nice to head out for a walk in an hour or so to soak up some much need rays. Ideally I’d love to head out for a run, but the route I really want to do is probably way too muddy still so it’ll have to wait. I thought about running the pathway along the lake, but I can see that it’s super windy so that will be a frigid run (aka miserable). So, I will do some more indoor running later today or tomorrow. Tuesday or Wednesday I’ll see about getting outside for a good jaunt!

Things that I am grateful for/about today:

~ getting some of the SLP Core Word visual symbols cut out
~ I didn’t forget about the time change and got the clocks switched ahead first thing this morning
~ an awesome lat and shoulder workout!!
~ making silly wookie noises with my son. It’s so flippin’ cute! 🐱
~ having some quiet time

Cheers ~ ✌

Day 40 ~ cabin fever of a sort and visual routines

Day 40 ~ March 11th, 2017

Being stuck indoors when all you want to do is get outside and working on your garden totally sucks -_-
I can not wait for the weather to consistently stay warm enough out so I can get it all started! Plus, I am so bloody stir crazy!! Right now everything is just super muddy, wet, and still cold enough to suck after a while. It’s hard to do much of anything in those conditions and my kiddo doesn’t like being wet or muddy so outdoor activities are not high on the list now. Soon though, soon.

The last couple of days I’ve slowly put together a “morning routine” visual for my son. I have a bedtime one already made up, but I didn’t want to start using it until I had the A.M. one done. So I think I will start those both on Monday and I know it’ll be good for both of us. Our day typically always goes smoother if the day starts off organized!

Things I am grateful for/about today:

~ it raining instead of snowing this afternoon. Finally!
~ deciding where I am sticking another garden plot in, in the back yard
~ I got my herbs seeded yesterday and maybe do some more this evening, maybe…
~ increasing reps and/or time in a workout. This feels amazing!
~ getting caught up on the laundry, even the bedding is done *fist pump*

Cheers ~ ✌

Day 33 ~ sonic heel-toe express

Day 33 ~ February 24th, 2017

I was awake early this morning and it’s been quite productive! That’s such a good feeling ~
I would like this to be part of my daily regimen again because it helps me sleep better at night. I slept like a rock last night, I don’t think I changed positions once and then when I moved I ended up just getting out of bed.
Anyway… glad that the rest of the day was as productive I suppose!

Zipped my workouts and yoga out first thing this AM so all I need to do is a run a little later this afternoon. It’s warm(ish) and sunny out so I will attempt an outdoor run. So excited!! Definitely sick of running in circles at the track! The first race is coming up soon too, right at the start of April, so just over a month. Time is going by so quickly, 5 weeks isn’t that far away at all. Getting pumped it’s in area that I’ve walked and cycled before here (not the exact route, just the general area), but never ran anywhere nearby so it will be new for me.

Things that I am grateful for/about today:

~ that my day started so early so I’ve accomplished a lot today!
~ getting some banana bread baked
~ kind of being caught up on the laundry for once!
~ running outside!!!!!!!!
~ my son getting so excited about a squirrel in the back yard and sharing it with me 😀

Cheers ~ ✌

Flexibility & Ab 30 Day Challenges ~ Day 1

It was tough to pick just these two because the April challenge looks so fun and I love push-ups, but it really doesn’t complement what I want to do program-wise for this month. I do have the challenge on my computer so I can certainly always change my mind 😛
But I want to give the new lifting program a shot first before I start changing things up already!

So the challenges for this month, which are both areas that need work, are:

Flexibility Challenge D1 ~ 40 side lunges + 30 sec side split ✓

I really don’t want to have anything hurting in my hip or thigh areas while running so this is why I chose this challenge. And being able to do the splits is also a personal goal so it has two things that it will aid me.
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