Speaking of the boys, I completely forgot to show off their cuteness on the rides at the mall yesterday.
Today started bright and early. I actually did something I've been wanting to do for a while...I got up before everyone else in my household just for ME. I know, it sounds crazy to get up when no one else is demanding my attention but I keep hearing this advice from other moms, and even from the Bible, (see Proverbs 31) so I decided to give it a try and I must say, it was quite nice. I had my coffee and did some reading, greeted my husband, used the bathroom in peace, and then went to the gym. What a nice way to start the day. The boys were still sleeping when I left but they were awake when I got home. They got to have some daddy time. I think if I can get up a little earlier, I can still squeeze everything in before the boys get up so Daddy doesn't have to do the morning wake-up call all alone. It's definitely something I'm going to be pursuing. The only drawback is an earlier bed time but as they say...
I wouldn't mind being all of the above! It's worth a try.
This is week 2 of my half-marathon training plan and today called for cross training. After alot of jumping around yesterday, I opted for the elliptical in order to give my legs a break from the pounding that running and plyometrics provide. Don't worry though, I kept the intensity high by increasing the resistance or incline every 10th of a mile for a total of 5 miles. My workout looked like this...
- Mile 1: from easy resistance, increase resistance every tenth of a mile
- Mile 2: slightly decrease resistance and increase incline every tenth of mile
- Miles 3-4: from low resistance and flat incline, alternate between increasing resistance and incline every tenth of a mile
- Mile 5: alternate between decreasing resistance and lowering incline every tenth of a mile
When the boys got up from their nap, I had a smoothie waiting for them and couldn't wait for their feedback. So far they've liked spinach in pancakes and muffins so today I decided to give it a try in their smoothies and it was a winner. For those of you who have trouble getting your kiddos to eat greens, I seriously suggest you try it. You can't even taste the spinach.
I made two smoothies for them using:
- 1 Chobani champions yogurt
- 1 small banana
- 1 BIG handful of spinach
- 1/2 cup orange juice
Time to turn this cabin fever upside down with a little dance party and the best dance partners a girl could ask for. Stay safe and dry...and don't forget to MOVE!