Good days

Jun. 22nd, 2013 08:53 am
wolffe: (hello there!)
Yesterday I spent the whole day doing whatever Jake wanted (with some direction and limitations). Since I had spent all of Thursday working on an epic Ruggle and the boys were good at entertaining themselves I said that we'd have a day focusing on them.

We started out playing games on the computer, jumping on the beds and generally being silly around the house. Then we dropped by the Kia dealership to drop off the repair estimate and getting them starting on ordering parts. After that we went to a local park playground and had a blast. I met a professional bodybuilder who was quite impressive. She was there with her two year old and was quite nice, if rather chatty. Before long I knew that she was a recovering addict and alcoholic. (Why does that always happen to me?)

We spent a good two hours there and just as we were getting ready to leave Jake fell and scraped his knee and hand pretty good. He's super reactive to that sort of thing and screamed for me to do something and fix it pretty much the whole way home. Meanwhile Erik fell asleep. LOL

Spent some time cleaning him up and applying multiple bandaids and it was all better. Had some lunch and some quiet time while Erik napped. Then we played some more, had dinner and went to the pool to end our day with a couple of hours of swimming.

Days like that are nice and point out how Jake does better with a lot of attention. I've made a concerted effort to get us outside more this summer, for all our sakes.

Speaking of, I've lost 2 pounds! The combination of My Fitness Pal and the Fitbit are really working for me. Plus I'm super motivated this time around. I want my rewards!

Today should be another good day. We're going to a couple of local outdoor stores that were recommended by archers and I'm going to get fitted for a bow! (Fitted? Paired with? I dunno.) Jason's getting me a bow for my birthday, which is a long way off still but I want to go and see what the experts recommend. I've always been interested in bows, crossbows and archery and I can't wait.
wolffe: (Default)
Like so many others I'm taking the Jan. 1st reset as an opportunity to set some goals for myself. Mainly, I want my health back. I want to get fit so I'm not struggling to play with the boys. So my back doesn't hurt if I sit awkwardly. So my knees won't hurt from carrying the weight around.

At present, my plan of attack is to implement one healthy habit per week. I'm going to start slow and build, because every time I come out of the gate swinging I burn out and crash. I'm going to start with exercise because it's sufficiently hard but still easy. Tomorrow I'm going to see what I can do about cleaning up and making the basement relatively kid friendly so I can work out down there. My goal will be 30 minutes a day but if I get even 5 of dedicated exercise time I'll be happy.
wolffe: (fitness)
I'm going to try to get active over there again. I like the groups, even though I like my fitness pal's layout better. Anyway, does anyone know if there's a way to share workouts between users?
wolffe: (Default)
I'm going to try to get active over there again. I like the groups, even though I like my fitness pal's layout better. Anyway, does anyone know if there's a way to share workouts between users?

Success!

Oct. 15th, 2008 11:04 am
wolffe: (Default)
Finally got everything squared away with the bike rig and we went for our first test drive around the neighborhood. I wasn't really happy with the lack of support the seat belt system in the trailer offered Jake since he's still unstable, so I put his carseat inside and hooked it up like you would in a car without the base. I had to create a new seat belt strap since the original was too short. A trip to REI and 5 minutes on the sewing machine fixed that problem. He's much more secure like this.



He seemed pretty happy about the whole thing. We went around the neighborhood as long as I could, and he was smiling when we got back. I couldn't look back to see him while riding or we'd have crashed. Tomorrow we're going to try out a paved trail at a park nearby, and this weekend we're going to hit either the Silver Comet trail or the Rockdale River trail with Jason.

Bike riding is hard, yo. Overweight, out of shape woman on bike = huff, puff, pant. Overweight, out of shape woman on bike pulling trailer with 16 pound infant inside = Holy god I'm going to die. Still fun though. :)

I'm pretty proud of this. In total I spent $53 for this rig. $25 for the bike, $25 for the trailer and $3 for the strap and buckle. The trailer canopy shows a little wear, but is otherwise in great condition. The bike is like new.

Success!

Oct. 15th, 2008 11:04 am
wolffe: (Default)
Finally got everything squared away with the bike rig and we went for our first test drive around the neighborhood. I wasn't really happy with the lack of support the seat belt system in the trailer offered Jake since he's still unstable, so I put his carseat inside and hooked it up like you would in a car without the base. I had to create a new seat belt strap since the original was too short. A trip to REI and 5 minutes on the sewing machine fixed that problem. He's much more secure like this.



He seemed pretty happy about the whole thing. We went around the neighborhood as long as I could, and he was smiling when we got back. I couldn't look back to see him while riding or we'd have crashed. Tomorrow we're going to try out a paved trail at a park nearby, and this weekend we're going to hit either the Silver Comet trail or the Rockdale River trail with Jason.

Bike riding is hard, yo. Overweight, out of shape woman on bike = huff, puff, pant. Overweight, out of shape woman on bike pulling trailer with 16 pound infant inside = Holy god I'm going to die. Still fun though. :)

I'm pretty proud of this. In total I spent $53 for this rig. $25 for the bike, $25 for the trailer and $3 for the strap and buckle. The trailer canopy shows a little wear, but is otherwise in great condition. The bike is like new.

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