Tuesday, January 13, 2015

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Weights for Tissues

This week I traded the weights for tissues.

We had some throwing up. We had some with sore throats and we had some with both.

Next week is a new slate.

Thankfully everyone is feeling much better.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

First workout of 2015

Yesterday was my first workout of 2015. It was also leg day plus we added in some cardio.

I have had some ask what my works outs look like.

Here's what yesterday's torture, I mean work out consisted of ;

Step Up's
Reverse lunge with bar bell
Bosu-ball squats side to side
Have you ever seen a Bosu-ball. Yeah, just trying to balance on the thing is a workout in itself.

Jump squats on Bosu-ball
Double leg dead lifts with bar bell plus 20lbs
Slam Ball (awesome core workout) 10lbs

Leg curls
Leg Extensions
Calf Raises

Each set was a 3 times rotation

Yes, I am sore. My legs are sore, my core is sore. But I know that that means there are changes being made.


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A change in 2014, Stronger in 2015!


Last year I started a new journey to better health. Over the years I would start a diet of sorts but I never stuck with them.  I was determined to make a difference in 2014.  It wasn't easy, there were times when I just didn't want to work out. There were times when I didn't want to eat the better things.  As the year went on I could not only see a difference in my body  but I could tell a difference in my attitude. I had more energy! The more I worked out, the more I wanted too.  I didn't want to stop. I was more and more determined.

I found that there are ways I could still have my favorite foods but I didn't have to feel bad about eating them.  I have found that the foods that I was eating were also the reason I was sluggish. 

I haven't made a full plan for 2015 yet. I am not sure what I want my goals to be. I do know that I want to try and  push myself even more. Pushing it for even better health. Pushing myself when it comes to my workouts and my eating. 

BRING ON 2015!!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Family Wrap-Up

This will be more like a Fall family wrap-up.  (Yes I know it is still Fall)

It seems that we have had a little taste of Fall this year, and now we are being hit with an early Winter.

The Fall is full of birthdays here at Bowmania.

Our youngest turned 3.

Our oldest turned 12.

Our little lady turned 6.

The boys have continued to ride their horses.
They had a costume/ game day with their 4H club the end of Oct.
Many thanks to my mother in law. She made the costumes for the horses! Much better than I could ever do.

We took a field trip to the highest point in WV.

I had this bright idea that it would be really neat to have hot chocolate on the highest point.  We did, but my goodness it was freezing up there. So much so that out hot chocolate wasn't very hot by the time we drank it.

That's just a recap of what we have been up too.
Now that the snow is falling, the kids are ready for Christmas.  They think we need to skip Thanksgiving since we are already getting snow.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Pizza Soup

This is a family favorite!

I really don't follow any specific way. I make it different all of the time.

Our favorite things to add are bacon, peppers, onions, olives, sausage, pepperoni and mushrooms. 

It's a great way to satisfy that pizza craving without adding in the carbs from the pizza dough.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Lessons from my Children

My baby is 3!

This little man who came to meet us 5 weeks early, is now 3.

My goodness the things he has taught me.
First, from the beginning, that plans that I make can change in a heartbeat. One minute I am planning this birth that I wanted for this time around. I didn't want to be induced and I didn't want to have pain meds. That went out the window when my blood pressure was at stroke level and the little one HAD to be born.

He continues to teach me that when he is quiet it is not a good thing. If I have to say, Where's Gideon, it isn't going to turn out the best. 
I know have writing on the walls. I have had food spilled on the floor. I have had books ruined.
 Today, I had meat sitting out to defrost, thankfully it wasn't out to long. When I went to put the meat in the crockpot there was one one package instead of three. I knew who to asked. Gideon said, "I go get them." and he ran to his room. Thank goodness we found this now because things would not have been so great a few days from now. I gag just thinking about that.

He is teaching me that laughter is the best medicine.
This boy can make the bluest person happy.  The look that he gives. Then there is the hand on the hip. I am thinking that maybe he got this from me. This boy is one of a kind.

 He is teaching me that sleep is overrated. He is getting up at least once at night but most nights it is two to three times. I told my husband that it feels like I have a newborn again I just don't have to feed him.  I know this is a stage that we will get through, but right now coffee is my friend. That and naps. But he is the one that gets the nap not me. I still have 4 others that have to be tended too while he naps.  (psst I wouldn't trade one minute of this)

He is teaching me that parenting is hard work but that this is the role that I have been blessed with. There are times when I can not wait until bed time. Where the house is just a little quieter for a few hours. 
The hugs and the random, "Mommy is ove you, " makes everything worth it.
I know he isn't going to be little long. These years are passing by so fast. My oldest will be 12 on Oct 23! 

I might have dirty walls, and a kitchen floor that doesn't get mopped weekly. I might have a child that has a dirty face most of the time, I tell you I think this kid eats dirt.  I have Lego's and matchbox cars scattered on the living room floor or clothes that need to be folded piled on the couch. But I also have these little people that need me. These children that God has blessed me with for such a time. I know that time is going to fly by. I know that one day I am going to be standing in the kitchen making dinner with all of the ingredients in front of me, crying because there is no one there to take it from me. I know that I will miss the day when I don't step on a Lego or two. That day isn't now. Right now I look forward to see what is waiting for me each day. I am thankful for the lessons that my children are teaching me.