I'm currently filling out forms for school next year for the boys and we needed ID pictures. So, I put the boys in front of the bathroom door and tried to get some decent shots. These were the winners...
It's pretty hard, because Logan just gives me this awful fake smile and Connor just plays up and does his best clown impression!
Tomorrow is Logan's 5th birthday. We have a very busy day, Logan will be in school all day, then go to gymnastics and, once home eat and go straight to bed. So, today he got a few presents. This one is the Tracy Island from Thunderbirds he really wanted, it was a bit hit! :)
I've been a knitter for 30 years (wow, that makes me sound really old LOL) but I've constantly had on and off periods. I am just coming out of an off period (that coincided mostly with the time since Logan was born). It's a bit hard these days to find the time to knit a jumper! There is a good example of this at home with a project about 1/3 done, which has been in this status for about 1 1/2 years...
Recently I started knitting socks for the first time. I'm officially addicted and, not only to socks but to all small projects! I think all I can do these days are small projects, so I'm quite excited that I've found interesting things to keep me knitting while avoiding the frustration of not finishing...
I started a pair of gauntlets for me a few days ago and they are already almost completed. I'm loving the almost instant gratification of these small projects! :)
And very needed it is! I only exercised once - yes, you read that right - in December! On Monday I started again with the aim of exercising three times a week as I was doing before, with the 30 day shred work-outs.
So far, so good, I exercised on Monday and just finished another session. In addition, I will be starting yoga in a studio in a couple of weeks.
I also have a plan to start Tae Bo work-outs, but I will wait until I have successfully reintroduced my three work-outs a week first.
Having had some success with Paul McKenna's method in the past, I have decided to start again. Don't know the method? Very simple, Paul McKenna pretends that by following his four "golden rules" we will be eating the way naturally thin people eat and hence lose weight.
The four golden rules:
- Eat when you are hungry - Eat what you want - Eat consciously - Stop when you think you are full
That is it!
He says it's important to eat when we are hungry and before we are too hungry, this way we eat less. The important point here is to listen to our body. Because his "system" is not a diet but a normal every day eating, he insists that we should eat what we want and not restrict our diet to certain food, which would lead to frustration and more desire for them. Eating consciously means eating slowly, chewing each mouthful at least 20 times, putting the fork down between mouthful and thinking about what we are eating. This also means that we shouldn't be doing anything else while eating such as watching TV, reading, being on the computer, etc. as it has been proven that distraction while eating increases the amount of eating. His last point once more is to listen to our body and stop when we think we are full.
As I said, I have used the technique before and it is surprisingly successful (and easy). Now, I'm starting again and this time will try hard to stick with it. The last time I stopped, I had a very stressful schedule at work and needed to eat my lunch quickly to go pick up the boys on time in two different locations, so the conscious eating went out of the window.
Apparently, this is the coldest it's been for 30 years in Germany! This was the temperature at 9am today outside our house. We haven't had any positive temperatures for at least two weeks now! Thank you air from Siberia.