Tuesday, January 22, 2008

5K Training Course

I found this and decided to use it to get myself into better shape. One week in, and loving it!! I kinda cheated...I started with 20 minutes, but I will just do that for the first month. Maybe I'll even do a 5K someday. Yeah, am I kidding myself??
Update March 15...
I found a different training program than what I had originally put up. I am not posting it here, but basically I walk 5 days a week but vary the routine. Three days a week we have a group that does 30-45 minutes at 4 mph. It was hard at first, hurt my shins! But now it's pretty easy. Then 5 days a week I am still going to the gym and doing the treadmill for 30-40 minutes at 4 mph or 40-60 at 3 mph. Trying to build up my length of time, and alternating will also help me get into better shape. I have only lost 6 pounds in the last 8 weeks, but my clothes already fit better. I've lost a few inches, so that is good. I am trying to do my Pilates each night too. I really want a bike! I love biking, so hopefully sometime before summer I will do that...

Hannah is quite the cook!

Chocolate Muffins

1 ¾ C. flour

1 C. sugar

½ C. unsweetened cocoa powder

2 t. baking powder

¼ t. baking soda

¼ t. salt

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

1 C. milk

½ C. butter, melted

½ C. chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 375, grease or line a 12 muffin pan.

2. combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, an soda and salt in medeium bowl. Whis to blend.

3. Add the eggs, milk, and melted butter. Stir just until blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Spoon into prepared pan. Cook 18 – 20 min. or until toothpick comes out clean.

Kids ask the darndest questions...

Kids have a way of coming up with all sorts
of things to ask. Sometimes they are very profound
and sometimes they leave you stumped,
asking yourself "Ok, how do I answer this enough to
satisfy her need to know, without giving away too much
information"? The things that make you go "hmm". So I am on
the computer chatting with my sister Lisa this morning,
and Abbey asks one of her questions that she obviously has
thought out and determined what makes sense to her:
"Mommy, when you want to have a baby, do you go up to Heaven and get one and then come back"?
I thought it was so cute and so cut and dry for her, before
I even said anything I quickly told Lisa what she asked. We had a
hearty laugh when she came up with a quick-witted response. By then the moment had passed, and I got to avoid the whole topic.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Standard Kid Time

Lately, everything to Abbey that has a time frame to it is either "a year ago" or "12 weeks ago".
So, here is a little tid-bit from this morning:

Abbey: "I love you, Mom".

Me: "I love you, too".

Abbey: "You make the goodest cinnamon rolls".

Me: "Thank you"!

Abbey: "I still loved you even when you didn't make any for a year".

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Beautiful Idaho

Some great photos Dad took in Idaho where they live.