Saturday, January 14, 2012
Hmmm... that title makes it sound like this blog might actually flow together in a nice way! It doesn't.
It's a quiet, beautiful morning here. We had movie and pizza night last night (homemade with wheat crust and turkey pepperoni). The girls wanted to sleep in the living room, so we inflated an air matress and they got comfortable and watched movies until midnight. I was falling asleep on the couch. All of that leads me to my beautiful and quiet morning. The kids are still asleep and I'm taking full advantage of this peace.
Today is going to be a more relaxed day. I'm still planning for 2 hours of cardio (but I'm perfectly happy with 1) and I'll do the Day 3 video today.
Our squirrel is back! We had a squirrel that liked to visit our back yard and our Rottweiller, Cyrus, is so great that he just let the squirrel come in and wander around. At first, he was a little wary and would watch the squirrel all the time. Now they seem to get along well. My husband said he saw the squirrel laying on Cyrus a couple of times while Cyrus was napping. (He takes a lot of naps!) We were away for a few months and when we came back I hadn't seen the squirrel, but he's back now.
I decided to stop drinking coffee, not necessarily for health reasons, although I think that will be an added benefit, but for monetary reasons. I like expensive coffee. We were spending $456 a year on coffee!!! That just seemed a little outrageous. If I start setting aside just the money I would spend on coffee every month, then I will have a pretty nice amount to get something new next year. A SparkPeople article actually spurred my decision to kick out the coffee. The money realization came next. The article basically stated that caffeine before exercise can increase blood pressure.
As I was adding to my tracker this morning, I realized that I need to make a note to this blog - I am still planning on drinking coffee occasionally. This morning I am trying an instant Cappuccino that my husband bought for me.