New year!

I my attempt to blog more, here I am! LOL I’m off work today so I have a bit of extra time.

This morning I slept in a little bit, walked & read my book, went to CrossFit and then walked some more so I could finish my book. I finally got back on Goodreads and have started posting my books there as well as on my blog. I have chicken breasts in the crockpot for tonight’s supper. It needs shredded chicken and this is the easiest way to make that happen. I also have split pea soup in another crockpot and bread dough in the bread machine. I’ve vacuumed the house only find out that one vacuum isn’t working right. I’ll work on that soon. I have to wait for it to cool down and stop smoking! LOL I think the belt is either off or broken on the beater bar. Considering it’s almost 20 years old, it probably needs a bit more maintenance.

There isn’t much else happening around here. The weather has been pretty decent for January and I know my kids could love a snow day, but I don’t see one in the very near future. I prefer not to drive in the snow, but it can be all over the ground, just not the road.

That’s it from me, enjoy the sunshine!

Happy 2020!

It’s been ages since I’ve blogged. Since I started working full-time a few years ago, I just don’t find the time to keep it up anymore. I thought I’d make a post about what is going on with me.

I’m 45 years old and work full-time at the library in the Children’s Department. I still CrossFit 3-5 mornings a week. Starting this year I’m going to be able to fit in 1-3 afternoons a week since my hours have changed at work. I also want to do this to switch it up a bit with my workouts. So, depending on what the kids have going on after school and what I have happening, I’ll start with 1 5pm workout a week.

I aim for 10,000 steps per day with my FitBit. The only time I don’t get it is when I am ill or doing a lot of traveling. I’ll say that having a pedometer definitely keeps me moving more.

I don’t follow a ‘diet’ because those things are just unpleasant and make me uphappy! LOL Instead, I started just writing down what I eat. I used to do that for years on Weight Watchers. This time it’s just writing it down and trying to be more aware of what I am eating and how much. I do know I need to up my veggie game this year. I also put a list of food items on the fridge that help with reducing cholesterol. My last test results were pretty good, but I’d like to reduce my LDL.

I still read a ton of books and have started on jigsaw puzzles again. It’s a favorite winter activity of mine! I sometimes do word searches, crossword puzzles or sudoku. I’m a firm believer that it’ll keep my mind sharp as I age!

Tomorrow I am cutting my hair off again. I tend to grow it out to shoulder length and then just get it cut off again. If I remember I’ll post a before and after.

I try to get in massages, but my lady is very busy so it’s not often that I get to go.

I’ve been going to O/T for my shoulder/arm. I hurt it early in September and it is slowly getting better. It does limit some of the things I can do at the gym, but I’m still going and exercising and that’s all that matters. I’d love to be back to 100% and I hope that happens soon for me!

I’ve now been married for 21 years and our girls are both in high school. We have a freshmen and a senior. It’s time to start thinking about a graduation party and all the things that go along with college life.

We still have our cat Amelia, she’s 10 now and crabby as ever. Gus the dwarf hamster has been with us for over 2 years now and he still runs on his wheel every night.

That’s my update to start of 2020. I hope to get on her a bit more often.