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Settling In

Monday, February 25, 2013

As I mentioned in previous blogs, I ate fast food for a couple of weeks while we were preparing to move. My skin, hair and nails seem to be so much healthier since I've gone back to eating my homemade food. Tonight I had a grilled flank steak, rice, and salad for dinner.

I haven't been getting regular workouts. Not on a treadmill or elliptical, anyway. However, carrying boxes down 3 flights of stairs during the move was definitely cardio + strength training. Since we've moved, I've been taking care of most of the household stuff because DH is working so much. Unpacking where I can, and trying to clean up the yard. I raked the backyard yesterday, which seemed to be full of leaves from the fall. Ugh. Did you know that raking the lawn works the triceps muscle? It's true, so says my sore triceps. All this raking may very well help me complete my pull up goal! No, I haven't forgotten about it. Have you?

The neighborhood where we moved has a very nice cycle and walk path, which we haven't had a chance to explore yet. We've been so busy, but the weather has also been crap. When I first started my weight loss journey years ago, I rode my bike for a hour every day after work. I'm so looking forward to resuming that. My bike needs a little tune-up before it's road ready. I need to do that soon because spring is right around the corner. I'd rather be biking on the road then working out in a gym, but gyms do have their advantages - no bugs! I'll have to stock up on bug spray before the summer.

Couple of pictures of life in our new house, coming up.

I am planning on doing a little gardening in a few weeks. Mostly just planter vegetables to start. I'd really like to build a custom raised bed garden, but I've had no time to plan it out. This past weekend I quickly put some flowers in a pot, though, just so the patio doesn't look so empty.

The cats are settling in. They are loving the sunny windows! It's fun to watch them explore the rooms. Even with all the space where they can go, they want to be where ever we are. Especially Shadow, who wants to be inside any box that I happen to be trying to unpack. Maybe I would already be done with unpacking if I wasn't shooing her away every time I open a box!

This afternoon a couple of birds surprised me by taking refuge from the rain under our covered doorway.

Things haven't settled down to the point where things are routine, but they are getting there. I'm looking forward to March, and hope it will be more relaxed than February.
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    Such cute pictures! Those cats look so cozy! I think it is great that you have a yard to garden in! I miss that. I am hoping that I can find a sunny spot here to do some...I think the weather will be milder here than in Oslo.

    I love the pictures!
    1943 days ago
  • CYND59
    Nice planting pot! Seems like the cats and birds like your new place.
    We are a military family so I know all about the ins and outs of moving. It does seem to change things and mess up your routine. Sounds like your new neighborhood will be nice for getting some outdoor exercise.

    1943 days ago
  • BILL60
    I don't envy your having to empty those boxes. Hang in there. Sounds like you're getting plenty of exercise.
    1943 days ago
    What fun! Glad you are settling in, and getting those triceps sore, bonus!
    1944 days ago
    Looks like a lovely home! Have fun with the gardening! (I miss that part of having a house! :(
    1944 days ago
    emoticon emoticon hope you get to grow some real veggies. I am so jealous that you are able to do yard work, we have 2 feet of snow.
    1944 days ago
    I love the plant pots!!!
    1944 days ago
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