Takin’ it Easy

Like I said last night, is it Friday yet?!??!?

We haven’t been able to go outside for recess in almost a month because of the cold, the melting snow, and the mud.  If anyone has ever been trapped in a classroom full of 8 and 9 year olds for six hours a day, five days a week, then you must understand my need for the weekend!!!

I decided to take it easy today.  I looked at my Fitness Log, and realized that I have only taken off five days the entire month of February.  My body is getting toned, but it is also getting very sore.

I joined some friends for a happy hour and enjoyed a little brewsky.


I almost never drink beer, but tonight I was in the need for something light.  Having a glass of wine would have made me a little too relaxed, if you know what I mean, and I had errands to run and papers to grade.

I also munched on some chips and salsa. 

These made me very thirsty!!!

Tonight we are even going to make an easy dinner.  Larry is going to have a lean burger grilled on our Foreman, and I am going to have another Quorn chik’n patty with TJ’s BBQ sauce.  I think I may be in love!  And because you can’t have a “burger” without fries, I am going to broil unseasoned fries until they are nice and crispy.  Doesn’t get much better than that! 

   George agrees!

Have a wonderful night! 


magnolia Remember, Be Happy, Be Healthy, Be You!!!



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2 responses to “Takin’ it Easy

  1. Jill

    Jen, how do you find the motivation? I come home and I am exhausted….let alone exercise and cooking dinner for a family of four! I have missed every workout this week and despite being home with a sick kid today, I STILL couldn’t find the motivation to work out! Am I missing something? Any advice on motivating myself?

    • I come home exhausted all the time! However, I don’t have any children so it is a bit easier for me. I honestly don’t always feel like working out, but I make myself do it anyway, because I know I will feel good after I do it. I use the 5 minute rule. If after 5 minutes of a workout, I still don’t feel like working out, I can stop. I very rarely stop. It just feels too good once I’ve started! 🙂 I also plan my meals out for two weeks, so that I don’t have to think about what to make for dinner every night.

      One thing that really helped get me started on a regular routine was to work out every day for three weeks. I marked these on a calendar, so I could track what I was doing. I didn’t do hardcore workouts every day. But I would take different classes at the gym, go for long walks with the dogs, ride a bike, etc. so that I was doing something every day no matter how small or big. Eventually, it got to a point where I didn’t want to miss a workout. It really does boost my mood, increase my energy, and makes me an all around happier person!

      Start small, track your progress, and enjoy the endorphins! Use them to your advantage!

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