*JITTER BUG BLUES*

Monday, January 12, 2015

Zumba Monday Week 2

Got one week done with Zumba!  It was a great success! 

Here in week two I am adding a new video to my playlist.  Here is the link: YOU MAKE ME FEEL
:)

I am ready for another WEEK of ZUMBA!


Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Giraffe Licks This!



Received this REALLY cool Decal from my Hubby for Christmas. It is to put on my lap top.  I love Giraffes, and I find this one super cute!  Now I know witch of the 3 HP's we have is mine from a GLANCE.  :) 

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Snow!

The kids got to go sledding this past weekend.  It was perfect weather and lots of snow.




 


The weather is to continue to warm up and the snow might melt all away.  But at least we got some good sledding in!

~Brenda

Monday, January 05, 2015

New Year - New Resolutions - New Self

 


I am not one who likes to make New Years Resolutions.  I always seem to feel overwhelmed with my goals after a few weeks.  And revert back to the way I always do things. Eating, exercise, school, house work, free time, ect.  But I really would like to try and make a few changes this year.  Small simple changes in my life, in the hopes that I might feel better physically, as well as emotionally.

I have a few things I would like to try and I am hoping that putting these ideas out there for all to read that I might stick to them longer than normal and maybe make them become habits.

#1
I have seen the post on FB about the woman who drank a gallon of water every day for 4 weeks and have seen the before and after pictures.  The article said she was healthier, and lost weight, that her completion (dark circles under her eyes) disappeared.  I have been reading lot of other articles about the challenge and have found pros and cons for it.  And I think after weighing both sides I want to give this a try.  But I have decided to take it slowly.  I have tried to do this in the past but I am VERY forgetful about drinking enough water.  I know that I am probably dehydrated most of the time.  I have tried to drink the 8 glasses of water in the past and to be honest I have felt water logged.  If that is the correct term.  I have tried drinking smaller glasses through out the day, making a list to check off when I drink each glass.  I have set timers for myself.  I have put a 2Quart pitcher in the fridge to remind myself that I need to drink this much water through out my day.  Some of these stradigies have helped for a day or two but all in all I have reverted back to forgetting to drink enough water.  But I think I might have a solution.  I found an App for my phone called "Water Your Body".  It is a very simple App that just keeps track of the water you drink through out the day.  Also, it sends you little reminders to drink.  You can set it up for a certain time to start and end each day and how many reminder intervals you want.

I have had it a few days and so far it has been 2 successful days and 1 total BOMB!  But I am not giving up yet.  I am doing great so far today.  And I think this is because we are back into the Homeschooling-House Management stage.  I have somewhat of a schedule I stick to during the week and because of that I am more likely to follow through with this goal.  I will keep you posted.

#2
About 4 yrs ago now I was HEAVILY into Zumba. LOVED IT! Did it almost every single day.  WAS IN HEAVEN and felt GREAT about myself, and how I looked.  It made me happy.  But unfortunately 4 yrs ago I slipped on some ice near my car one morning and twisted my ankle.  Was very lucky that I did not break it.  But it took a long time to heal.  A year after the accident I tried attending a Zumba class and my ankle was tender.  I was discouraged because I knew the moves and wanted to do them but my body would not let me. Over the course  of the last 3 yrs my ankle has healed and I have no problems with it, but I am VERY overweight and out of shape. It is like how I was when I started Zumba 4 yrs ago.  But back then I didn't know any of the moves.  This time I do, and get frustrated when I can't keep up like I use too.  So, I have been mulling over ideas and a solution to this problem.  I LOVED Zumba.  I loved the music, and how fun it was and upbeat.  I miss how I felt after work outs.  That high you get.  And I am determinded to try and get it back.  We don't own a YMCA membership any longer.  But I have seen so many videos posted on YOUTUBE that I think I could create my own list of songs and routines I can do right at home.  Make my own playlist.  Taking it SLOWLY though.  So here is my plan.  I have found several really fun and simple zumba routines to start out with.  Starting today I will watch only one video, and work out in my living room with it.  I will do this each day Monday-Friday before school starts.  Granted this week will only be 4 mins each day, but over the course of the week I will get better at the routine.  Next Monday I will add another new Zumba video to my playlist.  This means I will have the first video still but then I will also have the 2nd video.  Doing both of these videos for a week.  Now it will be probably 10 mins long or close to that.  The next week add another and then another the following week.  So by the end of the month I will have 4 routines I am doing each morning.  It will not be much time but at least it is something.  And I am hoping that my family will understand and respect that this is "My TIME".  I will keep you posted on the progress of this too.

I am posting the link here for the first Video that I will be doing this week.  "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift- Robin Goelman video.  Check it out and if you want to join me with this let me know you are.  I will be posting links to each video I add each week.  :)

Hope everyone is having a GREAT 2015 so far.  ONLY 5 days into it, but I think it is a promising year. 

~ Brenda

Friday, January 02, 2015

Picture of the Day!

 
 
This past Christmas found us snowless but New Years has made up for it.  I had some quick errands I needed to do today and had to forge out into the snow.  It was not that bad but I still do get a bit nervous when coming to stop signs.  The skidding out into coming traffic is not fun.  Also trying to drive up a hill.  NOT FUN.  But today seemed pretty quiet with traffic and every one seemed to be couscous. 
 
 
The Library was on my list to visit.  It was not open yet so I was able to pull right up close and hop out to return books quick!  The snow was falling pretty thick at the time.  I have been using the Library a lot more lately for Science homeschooling subjects.  It has been fun to search the Library Website and see what is offered.  I love getting the email when things arrive and I can just run in and pick up the books I have reserved.  A great service.
 
 
Lessons will start up again next week.  I have been on the look out for books to supplement our topics of the HUMAN BODY.  I will be back to the Library soon for more books to pick up.
 
~ Brenda