Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Getting There

Thank you so much for your sweet comments about my life lessons last week. It's always scary posting personal things like that out in the blog world. You hit the publish button, and then wonder what led you to open yourself up to so many people. Scary! But so reassuring when I hear kind words from you that it might have helped other mothers out as well.

This week is going so much better. :)

After months of trying to figure out how to exercise on a regular basis I think I finally got it. I've been trying to do it in the morning after we get Savannah off to school, but the other three children are not so cooperative. I try to do Pilates and they think that it's time to wrestle mom. I try to do a walking video and Caitlyn thinks it's time to be carried the whole 45 minutes. (It has you use weights not babies.) I try to walk outside and it's either freezing or we're stopping every 5 seconds for Isaac to pick of his new amazing rock he found.

I've been trying to get up at 4 in the morning to get a variety of things done, and thought about exericising, but the last thing I want is for my kids to hear the video going in the other room and deciding it's time to be up for the day at that hour. (They already think 5:30 - 6:00 is a good time to get going. I don't think so. This is mom's time.)

So finally this weekend, Beau dug out the treadmill that's been sitting in garage since we've moved in and set it up in the office outside for me. (No one can hear anything.) So this week we've actually been able to get up at 4:00... get going and ready to run and walk at 4:30. I'm hoping to some day get back to running my 4 miles a day. It's been sooo good. It's been starting every day off right.

I've been trying not to expect too much, and in the end it's been such a great week. Things are slowly getting done and we are having some fun. My day so far? Exercised. Worked on ScrapGirl's stuff. Some scripture time. Breakfast. Savannah to and from school. Picked up the house. Made some playdough for the kids to play with. Made some low point brownies. Did some research for my garden I'm hoping to start planning and getting in the works. Took a few photos. Made a little baby laugh. Wrote a blog post and now we're getting ready to go ride some bikes outside, clean the car (which needs it SOOO bad), make some dinner, do some homework, put the kids in bed, and relax!

It's been a good day. A really good day.


llaxton said...

Love the bright colorful pictures. It is nice to have a good day every now and then. Glad you deserve one!

Laurel said...

SO glad to hear this week's been better for you! You're an inspiration, being able to get up that early and make time for you and what you need to do. :) Amazing.

Oh, and I love the pictures, they're great! :)