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learn the violin
Violin Adventures

I created a blog to capture my journey in learning how to play the violin. Now all I need is a little time to practice when I’m not so tired.

Participate in the 52 week money saving challenge for 2014

Don’t tell!! This is a great way to save money… A secret stash.. hmm the splendid thoughts of spending it on myself. Actually buying myself something…rewarding. I’m very excited.

Clean laundry room

Everything is off the floor.

improve my 5k time (read all 11 entries…)
July 4th

I now have at least two consistent running partners. I ran with one of them during the 4th of July. I got my best PR time!! 33:22 This does bring me closer to my goal of getting under 30. I’m so excited!! I just have to get faster!! and build up my endurance to run faster longer!!Looking at my entry below I did beat my short term goal to beat my last 4th of july race which I did and it was fantastic. I just now have to beat my Football 5K time and I have to eventually get under 30!!

Go to the Library at least 3 times over the summer
3 times accomplished

I accomplished this going to the library several times. I have been ordering the books that I want online which helps me get the exact books that I want.

find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it daily for a year (read all 109 entries…)
Wednesday May 29
  • I am particularly happy today about how positive piano lessons went with my children. Yes, I did say that I would purchase a virtual car for one of their online games. I will try to provide more substantial rewards.
  • I am glad Kumon went so well with the children. They are so smart!!
  • I feel very Thankful when I hear my children laugh. I pray to god that nothing ever breaks their spirit.
  • Upon arriving home after a few errands, I discovered that our dogs had gotten into some fly traps that we just bought for the outside. I panicked thinking the worst. Luckily the ones we bought were not poisonous.

find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it daily for a year (read all 109 entries…)
  • My house was mostly cleaned when my mother came over. I kept the kids on task as far as cleaning.
  • Thankful my mother watched the kids so my husband and I could go out and get Sushi!! It was her idea since she was staying the night and I was taking her to the airport very early in the morning.
  • Planted flowers with Mason.
  • I am proud of myself for running in the morning alone since my running friends could not make it out in the early morning.

find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it daily for a year (read all 109 entries…)
Memorial Day 2013
  • Friends that we have known for awhile came over for Memorial Day! My husband gets along with my friends husband really well.
  • We let a butterfly go in the front lawn when our friends were leaving the kids really enjoyed watching it fly away.
  • I’m thankful for meeting up with my running friend and thankful she reintroduced me to the other friend I met at the Birthday Party. It’s very helpful the more people you have to motivate you to exercise on a weekly basis.
  • I’m Thankful for my husband who made the appetizers and bought drinks before our friends arrived to make them feel welcomed.
  • I’m Thankful that my husband is an active father. He is very into what the kids are doing. I know they will benefit greatly in life because they have parents that are very involved in their lives.

get massages regularly (read all 2 entries…)
last week.

I had a massage last week. If I stay on course this week with running, I’m going to try to reward myself with a massage next week.

Loose 25 pounds before my Birthday
9 down!!

16 more to go!!

improve my 5k time (read all 11 entries…)
Getting Back on Track!!

I met a girl at a Birthday party my son was invited to and we decided to run/walk the causeway together. My goal was to get back up to par and run a 5K. I was listening to during training; however, my friend wanted to do a 5K for autism during the 6 minute week. I did the 5K; however, I did run/ walk and actually I believe it was one of my better times :) Shortly after this I stopped running because of running time conflicts. Monday I challenged myself to pick back up the 6 minute intervals and I accomplished my goal. Tuesday I did 6 minute intervals for 3.45 miles. My husband is out of town and my Running friends came up with the idea to take our kids to the park and we could just take turns going around the park walk path. It was a great workout. I ran a little over 3 miles. My short term goal is to beat my 4th of July and the Football 5Ks from when I first took up running in 2009. My long term goal is to enter the princess 1/2 marathon next year.

Have at least 5 play dates over the summer 2013
2 Playdates down!!

Ok so we had a play date on Memorial day with Dale and Sarita. I also had a playdate today with my Running friends kids – we took turns watching the kids while 2 of ran twice around the park. It was great!!

Get the pool amazingly clear and leaf free for 2013 Summer
Our Pool looks great!!

Our pool looks great. We don’t have any big leaf piles; however, I want to keep this goal until I analyze the whole bottom to call this task accomplished. We have been outside swimming almost every day and even had friends over for memorial Day.

Have a "Date Night" at least once a month in the year 2012 (read all 7 entries…)
Date Night 2012 and 2013

For the past two years we have been going on date night!! We love it!! The kids love it!! We get to drop them off at the local church/school while they visit with their friends for two hours.

Take notes during the Dr. Oz show 2013 (read all 3 entries…)
Weight Loss

Book shred by Dr. Ian Smith
The book has a diet and exercise plan
Make shakes
Eat Soups (watch sodium)

Further on the show
Do not graze and eat
Frozen Dinner Guidelines under 600mg of sodium
under 300 calories and less than 4G sat fat

Shred Fat spice
Cinnamon 1tsp a day
Digestion accelerator
fennel 1tsp after each meal
metabolism booster

Get rid of 1000 things before my kids get out of school for the summer (read all 2 entries…)

I got rid of 50 things going through my bathroom.

Research workout programs and purchase one

I have done the 10 minute workout on Dr. Oz and I enjoyed it. My husband and I decided if we can do the 10 minute workout for 7 days then he will buy the PX90!!

write thank you notes (read all 8 entries…)
Thank you notes

I sent thank you notes to a few people who sent me things during my hospital stay.

Get rid of 1000 things before my kids get out of school for the summer (read all 2 entries…)
Just getting started

40 Articles of clothing
4 bags full of clothes

give Becky a very nice shower
It was nice

I am so glad that this is over with…. and I can focus on my daughter. I didn’t want to cancel the shower because I said I would throw them a shower. I just didn’t know that I would have my daughter two months early :) I think my sister-in-law was pleased. I’m pretty sure my brother was impressed.

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