Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I'm Still Here

It has been a long time since I last posted. I guess I've just been really caught up in work and taking care of our house and (believe it or not) Christmas shopping.

Six weeks ago I started a new Bible Study. I'm reading Elizabeth George's "A Wife After God's Own Heart". I've been loving it so far. This is why I've been kind of absent from the blogger world. This book has really been challenging me to use my time at home wisely. So I've been working really hard at being productive with my time. Today I'm almost finished with my To Do List. I have one thing left and another hour to do it before Nick gets home. Since it's only put away laundry I have plenty of time. This is the first time ever I think this has happened, at least in the recent past.

Another thing that is occupying my blogger time is that I've started working out again. We are going to Mexico the first week of January. Since in winter I usually pack on a couple extra pounds, for no apparent reason, this year I'm trying to combat that by being extra active. I've always been really active. I have 2 very active jobs, nannying and teaching gymnastics. But now I'm making it a point to work out everyday even if it's just a walk with Nick. Lately the schedule has been:
Mondays: 30 min. walk around the neighborhood.
Tuesdays: Ab work out, then 30 min. walk around the neighborhood, ended with abs again.
Wednesdays: Run/Walk for 30 min. on treadmill.
Thursdays: Same as Tuesday.
Fridays: Same as Monday except usually with Nick.
Saturdays: Walk with Nick.
Sundays: Walk with Nick.
I read that just walking 25 mins. 5 times a week can help you to tone up and lose 12 pounds in a year. Though that isn't much I'm not looking to lose much at all. I'm just looking to feel toned up and healthy.

That's basically all I've been up to. I'm always surprised at how much I can get done with my time. Unfortunately blogging is pretty low on the list of things to do. I'm going to try to keep up with it more.