Gloom and gray. Candles and hot tea. This has been the past couple days. I loved waking up to a thick blanket of fog, although I didn’t like driving in it.
Yesterday was such a busy day! Most of the preschool day was spent reading (I probably read about 24 books with kiddos on my lap), played a wedding at the Cathedral downtown, and fought my way home through over an hour of traffic and a storm. I ended the day with a Costco trip with my mom, and a pink bubble bath. Highlights of our Costco trip were the massage chair (which we didn’t buy), fuzzy slipper socks, a new stainless steel measuring cup and spoon set, and a new brand of unsweetened almond milk to try!
Today I started Bellydance classes as a reward to myself for my Egyptian hip scarf finally fitting (you can see me pictured above in full Bellydance garb). This was so exciting for me, and even though I obviously have no abs (working on that), I am really thankful for how far I’ve come. I am so amazed that 6 months ago I could barely tie this hip scarf around my waist, and I’m curious to see what changes are in store as I tackle these last 13 lbs. Sticking with my program has definitely been less of a struggle this past week and a half, but this onset of wintry weather makes my walks more uncomfortable, and it also makes me feel more lazy…..So today, I would like your input. What are some good home exercises to get in shape during these cold months?
Also, in this busy season of life, I am constantly reminded to live life passionately. To do my best in everything I do, to live with purpose, and to not always take the easy road, but the one which will teach me to grow. I fail so often, but I am learning!
Stay warm 🙂