Saturday, October 19, 2013
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Friday, October 18, 2013
Today I'm linking up to the 5 on Friday series. Like usual this week has been busy and fun. I got a little break at work because the college students were home for fall break-yay!
1-Last weekend Ava and I took a girls weekend trip with my friend Sabrina and her daughter. We had a weekend of shopping, eating, and hiking in Western NY
2-This week I put finally finished this little stool. I recovered it with fabric from my friend's fabric store. I adore this fabric and have used it all over our downstairs. It has so many bright, fun colors. I just love it!
3-Monday evening I went to my first ever garden club meeting with two of my friends. I have wanted to join for several years and this year we decided to do it. Our lesson was on the Dahlia flower which I love. I learned a lot and I can't wait to go back next week!
4-I posted this picture on Pinterest last week and it's gotten over 100 repins so I thought I'd share it here.
I have been seriously slacking in my 31 days to fitness series! I created a schedule so you can know what to expect from me for this series during the last 1/2 of October. I have some exciting things to share and I'm happy that I have a schedule to follow which will make posting every day easier for me. I can't wait to get started writing these posts!
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Saturday, October 12, 2013
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Friday, October 11, 2013
I think being organized is the key to a good workout. If I have everything laid out and ready to go I am more likely to actually work out. The days I'm unmotivated to work out are the days when I can't find my excercise gear and I feel like it's easier to stay home. It takes a little time to prepare the night before but it is SO worth it!
Today I'm linking up again for the 5 on Friday party! I am SOOOO happy we have a 3 day weekend! We have lots of fun stuff planned for the weekend
1) Tonight I'm going to help my friend Sara set up for her sweet baby boy's 1st birthday party. She is doing a fall theme for his party and I think it will be adorable. Here is a picture of Lachlan the birthday boy.
2) This weekend I am headed for a weekend of shopping, crafting, hiking and eating with my friend Sabrina and our girls. We are going to stay at Sabrina's sister's house and I can't wait.
3) I love, love, love the way I decorated our hutch for Halloween. I think it turned out super cute. I just painted it white and I didn't love it with all of my milkglass collection but I love it know because the fall colors pop against the white.
4) My new gold iphone finally arrived yesterday afternoon-whooooo hoooooo!! I am so glad because my old iphone has been completely dead for two weeks and I have been lugging my ipad around with me everywhere :(.
5) I love American Horror Story and I am SO glad it's back for a third season. I stayed up waaaaay too late on Wednesday night watching the premier.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Thanks for your kind words about my friend Michelle. It's been an emotionally exhausting week and I'm thankful for the support and love of my family, friends and co-workers. Her death has touched everyone in our community and I still can't believe that she is gone.
I'm going to pick up my 31 days series today. I've missed writing these posts and I'm happy to be back writing about something that I love.
Today I'm going to talk about WHEN you should work out. This is a tough decision for a lot of women, especially moms, because we our lives are SO full and busy and we are all going pretty much non-stop.
I'm going to talk about 5 popular times of day to work out and I want you to tell me which one is best for your schedule?
After dinner/after kids are in bed-this is a popular time to work out because your responsibilities and commitments are done for the day and you have time to fit in your workout.
Late afternoon before dinner-I know a lot of people like to work out right after work before they even get home. My friend at work goes straight to the gym without going home first for her this is the best time to work out because it fits with her lifestyle and schedule. She gets her workout done and then goes home to eat dinner and relax.
Lunch time-Many people like to squeeze in lunch time workouts. I go to my gym one time per week on my lunch hour to do a class that I love. My gym is packed then. A lot of people like this option because you don't have to wake up early and you can go straight home after work.
After kids are in school in the morning-I have stay at home mom friends who LOVE working out at 9ish after their kids are in school. They don't have to get up early and they can get their workout in early in the day.
Early morning-This is my personal favorite time to work out. I get up before anyone else is up in my family and head out the door. I am home about 7am to say good-bye to Brock and Ava before Graig takes them to school and then I can shower and get ready for work.
Tell me what is your favorite time of day to work out?
Coming up tomorrow-being organized will help you work out more
Friday, October 4, 2013
I have an outline for most of my posts this month. I was just about to sit and write my post for Wednesday when I got the awful news Tuesday evening that my friend Michelle lost her battle with cancer. Michelle was 43 and was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in late January. I have known her for 14 years. When we first moved to NY we worked together at the College. She quit working after she had her first baby and we lost touch until last year when she joined the running group that I'm in. We would run together Tuesday and Thursday mornings. She was a fast runner and a fierce competitor. We would do hill repeats once a week and I would bust my butt to try to beat her up the hill and she would do the same trying to beat me. We ran a 5k together on New Year's Eve. The race was in the middle of the day and it was cold and I was miserable. Michelle stayed with me and we ran the entire race together. She said that she didn't want to leave a friend behind. We crossed the finish line at the same time and I'm so thankful she stayed with me. I don't think I would have finished that race without her. We ran a few times in January and and then she got diagnosed and had to stop running.
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