Thursday, May 4, 2017

# crochet # exercise

{ Feeling the burn }

May 4, 2017

I've now done 3 days straight of exercise, which for me is a huge accomplishment.  I've always been good about staying on track if I'm counting calories or back in Idaho when I was doing Zumba twice a week.

I had no issue with that, my issue came after I moved to Texas and life got in the way.  I stopped exercising, and now?  Ugh, it's just a pain to even get the motivation to do it, but I have my girl's graduation coming up and summer activities and plans and really need to get back in shape.

So I've stuck with my current plan, I'm doing Lucy Wyndham-Read's May Challenge, which you can find over on Youtube.  Every day, 4 minutes, that's IT.  I know I can squeeze in 4 minutes and I have made sure to get it done early morning because the longer I let it go and the later in the day it becomes, the less I want to do any kind of exercise.

I'm feeling the burn, oh my word, I didn't think 4 minutes would hurt but Lucy is a genius and absolutely brilliant at giving 4 minute workouts that work every single muscle you need to hit to lose weight.  Be sure to check out her website for tons of exercise plans that will suit your needs.

May 4, 2017

Mister over here always thinks I'm playing around, so the minute I try to do any kind of exercise, he is all over me, drives me quite bonkers lol

He's so handsome though and such a sweet dog. :)

May 4, 2017

Except for the accidents and pottying in the house.  He knows better, he is house trained but the past month he is going outside to mess around and then coming in to do his business, which means my poor carpet cleaner is working overtime.

Extremely frustrating but I'm going to keep pushing with him to go out and I'm hopeful he will one day click and be done with this.  Until then, this cleaner is my best friend.

May 4, 2017

I finished my first review book today.  I was surprised at myself because for what seemed like ages,  I haven't been into reading.  I guess I lost my reading mojo.

I read through the review books but it was so mechanical, like reading because I knew I had to but not really enjoying the process.  So I thought I would try and kick start it by going to the library and grabbing some interesting books I knew I would enjoy.  That didn't work.

I went to the book fair and bought a bag full of books, thinking that this surely would get my reading bug back.....well that didn't work either.

May 4, 2017

And then the first book of many came to my door and I sat on the couch two days ago, grabbed the book when I had about 30 minutes free time, and forced myself to read it.

Just like that, I remembered why I enjoyed reading so much, and I fell into the blissful lull that is sitting with a new book and immersing yourself into the story.

It didn't hurt that I found this book so fascinating and literally could not put it down.  I can't wait to tell you all more about it next week.

May 4, 2017

With my first one out of the way, I am now ready to move onto my next lined up review, and that is for The Marriage Bureau.  I don't know friends, but just from the cover and the little blurb in the front, I think I'm going to enjoy this one too.

May 4, 2017

I feel so content lately, like I'm truly back to myself, to the things I like and to the life I have always enjoyed.  It also helps that I've been sleeping well and getting enough rest.

May 4, 2017

I think the last piece to the puzzle now is to get back into my food blog.  I have a few recipes I need to put up, like this one that I tried tonight.  It is from one of my Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks.  The whole family enjoyed it, it is quite inexpensive to make, pretty simple and filling as well.  All big pluses in my book :)

I apologize if my posts often seem a random jumble of words, I tend to write how I think and I sometimes jump from one subject to the other, but I'm keeping it as real as I can here, and this is me so I hope you don't mind.

My days may seem boring, as a homemaker there's not always exciting stuff going on, but I think it's important for me to record what I'm doing on a daily basis because what may seem like boring, non productive days, will be interesting and fun to look back on in a few years from now.

With that in mind, I finally sat down this morning and started making blog books out of my posts.  I would love to do a book for each year, but there's just no way I can do that without it becoming extremely expensive.  So for now, I'm doing month at a time, and that's still expensive as well which means I'll be buying blog books for the rest of my life hahahah

If any of you have used blog to book programs, or websites, and know of a cheaper easier alternative, please let me know in the comments.  I'm currently using Blog2print.

Oh and last but not least, I watched the first episode of the Victorian Slum House series, and I can tell you that I'm going to enjoy every minute.  It does make you think and appreciate what you have, but that's for another day, maybe tomorrow because the episode made me think about a lot of things, namely how we are so quick to complain about how bad we have it without even realizing that some families went through incredibly hard times.

Definitely a post for another day :)


  1. Yes, I was certainly glad I live in the 21st century and comfortably when I watched Victorian Slum House.

  2. i havent worked out in a long while too ..... cant wait for ur new food posts! this one looks so delish!
    happy life,

  3. You've converted me, Sandra. I'm checking your exercise recommendation out. I can definitely fit in 4 minutes, too! Which ones do you focus on mostly? Her total body one?

    1. Yes the total Hiit workouts. I'm following her May ones now which she posts on Youtube. Here's her channel, check them out:


Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment. Please be respectful of each other and my blog. Rude comments will be deleted.

Thank you for stopping by, hope you are having a Blessed day!


Created with flickr badge.