Runner. Mother. Wife. I started running to lose weight. I have lost over 50 lbs. I have done 2 half marathons, one full marathon, a duathlon, and two triathlons. Next up? My goal is to be happy. Be healthy. Be active. Challenge myself in ways I never dreamed of until I started this journey. Running is what got me started, but I recently discovered I love biking. Who knows where the road will take me.
Today was awesome. At times awesomely bad, but we laughed through!
My daughter got me this mug today . So sweet! I am going to save it to remind her when she is 16.
I got my candy cane shampoo in the mail today. It smells so delicious and look my hair looks great! Too bad only you, the Internet, will see it, because it’s Up Up Up in a pony from here until the end of time at work.
My kids’ parent teacher conferences went really really well! I am proud of them both.
There was a moment today at work when a student said something so funny that I was near hysterics and had tears in my eyes. By far, a highlight of my day.
I went to the weight room today. I lifted things. HEAVIER things at that! I upped all my weights by 5-10lbs and felt really great! Only up from here!
I also got my 3rd lice check in a week - good news! No lice! Yay!!!!!
Now I am off to eat some food and drink some water and try to get rid of the lingering migraine. Back to the ab challenge tomorrow!
It’s Thursday, which means tomorrow is Friday. And payday! And early release!
Tonight we have parent teacher conferences so hopefully all goes well.
My daughter woke me up at 3:24 telling me she had a bad dream. Since I now know this is her “I get to sleep with mom” card, I told her that was nice and to go back to bed. She didn’t give up though… Nope… She tried 3 more times until I told her that if she kept having bad dreams she wouldn’t be able to watch movies anymore on movie night. She piped down right then and went right to sleep and woke up telling me she slept good.
This parenting thing is hard guys. If she hadn’t come right out the other day and told me she says it because she knows she gets to sleep with us or in her brothers room, I would have been letting her sleep wherever, forever!
In other news, I have a migraine today. I took some meds so hopefully I knock it out before too long.
Goals today: to not get lice, to laugh, to get a good workout in, to smile a lot, to show only love with my kiddos and not let the stress at work get to me.
REST DAY for the Ab Challenge!
Get excited people! No sit ups!
This happened, then that happened.
12.7 miles on the bike in 30:00, followed by one beer at the bar with my co-worker.
We discussed the Great Lice Extravaganza of 2013 that is currently on going.
It keeps happening because no matter how many times we clean our room and lecture the kids about not sharing hats and jackets and keeping their own personal space, they don’t listen at all and throw all their winter gear into one big pile before any of us can stop them.
7 more days until break…
You see this room? You may look at this and see a classroom.
I look at it and see contamination.
You see my eye? I look at it and see a blurry image. All of this stress combined with an argument with my husband has made my vision blurry and my eye start twitching.
The bar instead of the gym isn’t that hard of a sell today…
I am going to need to get up earlier. 5:45 just isn’t enough time for 55 sit ups, 65 crunches, 33 leg raises, and a 42s plank.
Ab Challenge Day 11 complete.
I am all sorts of sore from the gym yesterday. This is good news! I love it.
Today I am planning on a bike and maybe some stretching. Should be a good time.
Off to eat my oatmeal and drink my coffee. It’s -35 to -45 today with the windchill and I still have to go to work. This is how we do it in Wisconsin! :)