A couple days ago, I received an amazing gift from a couchsurfer couple; a BLENDER!!! I got so excited about the gift that I cried, and squeeled and those who know me can imagine my reaction. So the next day I went to the grocery store to stock up on my smoothie making essentials - fruit, yoghurt and milk. Berries and other fruits are out of season here right now, and are CRAZY expensive ($7 for a small package of strawberries) - so frozen fruit is the way to go right now until summer comes around. This morning I made my first of MANY smoothies at home, and it was amazingly delicious! I love starting my day off with this cold and refreshing treat - after a yoga session when possible:-)
This afternoon, we enjoyed a great relaxing session of yoga in our living room. I got my roommate Erika to join in and Aurora had a great time for the first 15 minutes:-) I have found that during Brynn's afternoon nap suits quite well for yoga time - but it does not always work because we are on occasion out of the house all afternoon, and I fit it in at the beginning or end of the day instead (once I did both!). I am really enjoying doing this challenge, and LOVE that others are doing it with me! Hope you are all having a great week! As Hal Johnson and Joanne McCloud would say "Keep fit and have fun".
Lately, I have been trying to find different ways to motivate myself into exercising. I take regular walks/light runs with the girls, and go for an occasional run and small workout in a local park that has gym machines installed along a running track. However, most of the time I lack the motivation to get out and just do it!! After spending a lot of time on YouTube today, I discovered that there are THOUSANDS of Yoga videos on there!! WAY COOL!!!!! I love Yoga, after trying it nearly two years ago, I have only grown a deeper passion for it. Being a stay-at-home mom, with a husband who comes home fairly late, I don't seem to have the time (or energy) to leave the house for a workout in the evening. So I thought Yoga can be something I can do in the afternoons with Aurora, while Brynn is sleeping, and it is also easily accomplished in the evening after the kiddos have gone to bed.
So, next step is accountability, I need to be accountable to someone else!! I do not work well being only accountable to myself, so naturally I turn to good old FB, and post a status about doing a 30 day Yoga challenge - where I will do Yoga every day for 30 days straight. I had a pretty quick and happy response from several other people, who are also keen on this idea!
I now have created a group on FB, found HERE, where I will be posting YouTube videos of varying levels of Yoga sessions. I will remain accountable to everyone who has joined me on there, and look forward to the challenge of keeping everyone motivated to get in the habit of exercise. I am excited about my new endeavour, and hope that through this blog I can find a few more to
We got a parcel!! We all get so excited to get any sort of mail, and we were lucky enough to get a small package from Grammie Pat (Marshall paternal grandmother). It arrived to our house very fast - in only about 10 days, it arrived at our front door. The girls were very excited to open all of their goodies in the parcel; matching nightgowns, books, stickers and jewellery made their day! Thank you Grammie for the gifts for the girls!
I am a mom to three amazing little girls, Aurora, Brynn, and Clara.