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Since I was busy yesterday running here and there, I had also made a trip to the chiro for an adjustment and did some grocery shopping during the afternoon, I did very little of the items on my new chore list.  So today after I went for a run and did a Crossfit workout, I started doing some cleaning around the house.  The kitchen and dining room floors needed to be mopped and the house vacuumed.  Then a few other things got done, like bagging some donations and dropping them off, litter box was changed, beds made, bathroom counters wiped down and some clutter cleaned up.  After dinner I cleaned up the kitchen, scrubbing the sink and stove area.  Then sat down to stitch.  Sadly, I haven’t made one X… I am exhausted and am planning to head to bed in hopes of a good night sleep.  Early morning run tomorrow and then a family fun day has been planned.

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I am not a great housekeeper, though I do love having a clean house, I don’t usually enjoy being the one cleaning it.  I do best on a schedule so when I saw a recent Pinterest on someone’s blog I thought I would give it a try.  I have to make a few adjustments.  I prefer to do laundry in one day instead of daily.  But I am going to give this a try and see how it goes.

 

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(Day 2)

I can not hold back the truth any longer… I hate working out!  But I do like the benefits of just doing it anyway.  So I thought I would share with my few readers a little about my fitness routines.  Although I am not as thin or have as flat of a tummy as I was/did when Sean and I got married, in a few ways I am in better shape than I have ever been.  My legs are strong and tone, though I am working to get those stubborn inner thighs to be as tone as the rest of my legs.  I do not have the triceps wave.  And although I don’t always enjoy running, I can.  I ran a half marathon back in January with my friend, Wendy and we have FOUR more to run on our schedule in September, November, January and February (the last two also include a 10K the day before the half). I don’t think either of us really enjoy the actual running, but we both do like the medals.

After we completed the re-decorating of the family room and decided we no longer wanted to use it as our workout area, we moved some things around and converted the home office/craft room into a fitness room.  I have changed some things around in there again just a bit.  We got a proper workout mat, a corkboard and wipe board to make notes on. There isn’t a lot of room in here to workout, even smaller than the family room area, but we manage.  And we don’t workout at the same time.  (And yes, that is my messy cross-stitch area that is still waiting to be re-organized, but I have  a couple of other things to do first.)

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Sean and I decided to get the cross-fit inspired workouts from Bob Harper.  So I have been doing these in addition to my run training. They are short workouts, but can be brutal.  And I highly recommend them to anyone that is into working out but doesn’t have a lot of time.  What I don’t like about these workouts is that all four DVDs have the same warm up, which is a good warm up but when you are doing them five days a week, something different would be welcomed.  I am use to workouts that have a cool-down and stretch, these don’t, so I sometimes do a short WAH or a 10 minute Yoga stretch.  And BURPEES!  They aren’t in every workout but in a lot of them and I hate them.  I guess Bob loves them.  We do like Bob and his workouts though as they are challenging and for me, I am way out of my comfort zone.

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Between my husband and me, we have several programs, P90X, P90X2, Insanity, Asylum, Rushfit, Bob Harper’s Inside Out Method, I have a few Denise Austin, Jillian Michaels, and a ton of WAH DVDs with Leslie Sansone.  For Christmas, Sean and Hannah gave me Jillian Michaels’ 90 Days Body Revolution and I did that program after we got back from running the Tinker Bell Half.

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For me, this program was no joke but after 90 days I was able to do a few things that I never thought I would be able to do.  I still need to work on doing a few other things better.  I am thinking about repeating this program starting in March of next year, after I finish the Glass Slipper Challenge.  Jillian also loves burpees. (Insert angry face here.)

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Recently I received the newest WAH DVD.  I am trying to work it into what I am already doing.  There are two workouts, a 30 minute walk and a 30 minute firming workout.  The DVD recommends Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the walk, and Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday for the firming….which are my usual running days.  But I also don’t want to over do it, so we shall see.

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(Day 1)

I saw this on another blog and thought why not try it myself? So yes, I totally stole the idea. The concept is to blog every day. Should be easy enough, right, even for a lackey like me. Ha! I decided to try this for the month if September since it is my favorite month of the year and we celebrate the most important day in the life of my parents. The day I was born! 🙂  Just kidding, even though I am sure my mother would have agreed.

I’ve been making mental notes about topics other than just a snap of stitching every day so hopefully it will interest the few people who stop by to read my blog.

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When we re-decorated the family room we discussed painting the shelf thingie in the room just at the bottom of the stairs sort of across from the family room. We had some small jars of paint samples so I decided to use one of them for this small project. I learned something while doing this… I am not very good at painting.  I started this on Monday after Hannah went back to school and finished the touch up today.

The before…

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And after…

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I need to put back my collection of Mary Moo-moos that I display on here.  The shelves are not very deep and they it perfectly.

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This room needs some work, but it’s okay for now. We don’t have a lot of company so it will serve it’s purpose when we do. The bed and desk armoire that’s in this room now was in the room across the hall that we converted into a fitness room. We had just a queen frame with mattress and box spring and a simple computer desk before the switch. This is also the room Sean uses the closet and dressers in for his clothes.

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Veteran’s Day

It is the VETERAN, not the PREACHER, who has given us the FREEDOM OF RELIGION.
It is the VETERAN, not the REPORTER, who has given us the FREEDOM OF THE PRESS.
It is the VETERAN, not the POET, who has given us the FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
It is the VETERAN, not the CAMPUS ORGANIZER, who has given us the FREEDOM TO ASSEMBLE.
It is the VETERAN, not the LAWYER, who has given us the RIGHT TO A FAIR TRIAL.
It is the VETERAN, not the POLITICIAN, who has given us the RIGHT TO VOTE.
TAKE TIME TO THANK A VETERAN TODAY AND EVERYDAY!

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