Thursday, January 7, 2010

Small Success 2010 Edition: Go, You!


A new year has dawned, lets give ourselves a pat on the back for getting even the small stuff done!

1) We're flying in the kitchen with The FlyLady this week. I cleaned and reorganized several cupboards and the school supply drawer. Miraculously, the fridge was cleaned out last week, but I'll count that success here this week :-P

2) We hit the books again on Monday after a two week break. It went exceedingly well. There wasn't a grumble or rough spot all this week. Only one bad attitude needed an adjustment, funny, I was the one that needed the adjustment. Christmas break was just too lovely to come to an end. Sigh.

3) Workouts have been pretty inconsistent around here since Thanksgiving, even so, Wingnut and I managed to get in at least three workouts a week, but now our noses are to the grindstone and we are picking up the pace. We're starting up a new cycle of P90X, but instead of the cardio workouts, I'll be running as often as the weather allows. I hit the road yesterday and ran close to three miles. I felt awesome the first mile and thought I might run five, as great as I was feelin, then the second mile hit and I had to turn and face the frigid wind. I didn't wear enough layers on my bottom half and my legs and behind froze! That second mile didn't go so well and I ran only 1/2 of it, but then I picked it up and ran all of the third mile. I did reach my goal of running three miles over Christmas break. I even ran that distance twice. Hurray for me!

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9 comments:

Young Mom said...

Goodness! 3 miles? And I feel good if I get in a 20 minute walk on the treadmill.

ViolinMama said...

Love this list, love you ran (AWESOME!) and love FLYing in the kitchen with you!!! I'm back to it this year!

Have you been doing Couch to 5K this winter? I love that program!

Mary @ Cheerios said...

Good for you! Running is great, I used to run quite a bit befroe Mariage and children came! I am usually nursing or pregnant...but not yet (which is sooooo odd-never been not pregnant this long!haaaa LOL!. Do you run alone or w/someone else?
p.s. I had to have that mood/attitude adjustment too!!!!!!!!
Thanks for hte reminder to do my "Small Successes" today. God bless, Mary @ CHeerios

Walt said...

Hey Mau,

I didn't know your behind could get frozen...thought you had enough natural layers...(hehehehe I couldn't resist). Got to be careful about getting too cocky when you are running "with the wind". You can't really feel the effects until you actually change directions. Keep up the running and P90...I'm proud of your hard work and dedication to your health. For those of you readers who don't know I'm her brother...I have full rights and privileges of making fun of my sister's rump!

Love ya Mau,

YourBro

Maurisa said...

I used to run before marriage and children too. After having six and now this long unexpected break--three and a half years and counting, I could think of no better way of spending my new found free-time than to get back in shape.

I hadn't heard of from Couch to 5k. I'll have to check it out.

I run alone, unless you call my iphone my running buddy :-)

Ya, laugh it up Baldy! I bet my rump is smaller than your rump by now!

Farmer's City Wife said...

3 miles?!! That's amazing! It's actually inspiring -- if you can do it with 5 kids, then I've got no excuse. Thanks for getting me off my bum today :).

Lacy @ Catholic Icing said...

I wish our Christmas break had been longer as well. :-)

Walt said...

Hey...you keep that up I'm gonna have to come out there and we will compare...sounds like a throwdown with Bobby Flay!

Love ya Mau

YourBro

~ Judy ~ said...

CONGRATULATIONS! GREAT SUCCESSES!
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THANKS AGAIN AND ENJOY YOUR AWARD!
YOUR FAMILY IS SO BEAUTIFUL!
Judy
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