Writing It Down Helps Me Stay Accountable

After lasts weeks events that I would rather forget than rehash here for you all, I knew I somehow just needed to get to the gym and have a good ole “sweat it out” session in my zone. From Sunday to Thursday it was chaos….literally, not a day went by without some issue that needed attention. By Thursday evening I was on brain overload and just needed to walk away and let everything be what it was meant to be. I told my husband I was going to the gym one way or another and just needed my hour of physical release.


After I finished working out, I felt amaaaazzziiinnnggg!!!! I know exercise is my cure all for stress. I just wish there was more time in a day, less chores that needed to be done, and more energy in my body after a long day. Which made me think back when I would write out my weekly workout plan. For some reason, when its written I seem to follow it. When I think it…sometimes things come up and I remember I had intended on exercising but forgot until I was physically done for the day. Maybe it’s like a food journal….when you write down everything you eat sometimes you wonder….wow, did I really need that handful of candy, maybe that extra piece of pizza, and so on.

So, not so much for all of you but more for myself, (since this blog is sort of a  journal of our life that I hope to look back on someday) I have decided to write out my weekly workout plan which I hope will help me stay focused and follow throughout the week.

Sundays is when I plan to post the upcoming weeks plan. Now maybe you will find this inspirational  and maybe you will find this not worth reading at all. However, sometimes we all need to do something for ourselves that we know works and will help keep us on the right track. So I apologize if it is of no interest to you but if it is, I hope you find it inspirational and maybe motivating.

With no further explanation needed…..here is what the week ahead looks like:

Sunday: gym/weights/walk

Monday: off…evening appt. to attend




Friday: off

Saturday: gym/steps

My hope is to attend the gym at least three times a week. Although, I will admit, it may be mostly on the weekends. Our gym is under major construction right now and the weekends are much quieter than the weekdays. And don’t forget we are in the middle of training for our trip so we need to fit in mileage and stair climbing also.

Uggg, it simply sounds exhausting but that is exactly why I am writing it down since I know it helps me stay accountable.

Wish me luck….Off to the gym I go




Ahhhhhh It’s Friday

Have you ever just needed something so bad it hurt? That’s how I feel about today. It’s finally Friday and I could not be more relieved.

My week has consisted of yoga and more yoga, since my entire body feels stressed. It has been a life saver for sleeping at night, I highly recommend a yoga session to relieve stress. Then there is  art, puzzles, valentine’s, hide and seek, toddler workouts, and science projects with my kiddos all while throwing things in my suitcase every time I pass it by. And in between all that activity, I have spent too many moments rocking and cuddling our new addition to the kiddos gang. I can’t help but love to cuddle the newborns but at the same time sitting and rocking takes up precious time that I really could use right about now. So to make up for that I just stay up later and then I am a little more tired in the mornings. Life goes on. The last thing I did this week was say goodbye to one of my kiddos and wish him and his family well in the future. This is probably the hardest part of my job.

On the brighter side, I am so thankful I do not live in Boston or anywhere on the east coast for that matter. As far as I am concerned, we have plenty of snow here and while I do feel sorry for those folks, I am very thankful all that snow did not fall in our area. February is right around the corner and as always, I am counting the days until Spring arrives, flowers bloom, and grass turns green.

I have a list a mile long of plans to make upon our return from our trip and I am pretty pumped to make plans for warmer times. Camping, hiking, kayaking, Canoecopia 2015, another girl’s trip are just a few things that I need to plan.


For now I will wish you all a happy Groundhog Day on Monday, whether you believe in his prediction or not. You will all have to let me know if he see’s his shadow since I will be doing what I love and paying no attention to the fact that winter may go on for a few weeks longer.

Have a great weekend:)