Thursday, August 19, 2010

Holy Workout Batman!

I just finished my first day of the 30 day Shred by Jillian Michaels.  I've been working out pretty consistently since February, with my personal trainer, Adam, who really kicks my butt.  Unfortunately, I lost my fabulous babysitter, one of Limefreckle Jr's teachers - she had to go back to work to get ready for school.  She was babysitting for me 3 days a week so that I could continue with my workouts...yes, I am that committed!!  

So now until September 7th, the boy and I are at home, on our own.   I have to get inventive with my workouts (aka do them myself, instead of paying someone to watch over me).    This morning I declared that I was going to do a video thing you know, Limefreckle Jr. shows up in shorts, tank top, socks pulled up to his knees, and a headband around his head circa Olivia Newton John in her "Let's Get Physical" days.....and announces "I'm going to be your trainer!"  Well Adam, you certainly have your work cut out for you, my new trainer, was pretty great!  He corrected me if I made a wrong move, fetched water for me, and set up my mat when needed.  And Jillian kicked my butt harder than I had expected!!  I think if I keep this up while I am "on vacation" I'll feel so much better about being away from the gym for so long!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Where has the summer gone?

One of my 2 faithful readers pointed out to me the other day that I haven't posted in FOREVER!!! She said I must be having a great summer, and of course we are. The summer seems to have lasted forever, yet I also can't believe it's already the middle of August! One of Limefreckle Jr's teacher's has been babysitting 3 days a week for me, and that has been AWESOME! She's back to work today, so we are looking at 3 weeks just me and him....eeeek!! Can I handle it? He's a ball of energy, it's hard to keep up! But I've been busy arranging playdates with my friends and their kids, so that everyone is happy.

This has been the absolute best summer weather wise that we have had in a long time.....makes me wish we had a pool in the backyard! But no fear, I'm busy house hunting....that's right, the Limefreckle family has decided it's time to pull up stakes and make a change. I've mentioned before that Limefreckle Jr. goes to a private school for kids on the spectrum, it's about a one hour drive from home, so we have decided to move closer. We would like to be closer to school of course, but also closer to his friends from school, many of them live in that area....and it's an area that really seems to have a good grasp on Autism, there are many more services over there that we don't have here, the school boards over there seem to be a little more forward thinking than the area we live in now, we have to think about the future, highschool etc. There is no way we are going to spend all this time and money on a private school just to end up going back to the same schoolboard that let us down so horribly, for highschool. We need to be in an area that has real, qualified people that know what they are doing, and sadly, that's not the way things are where we live right now. So we have been busy house hunting, but haven't found the right place just yet. It's such an emotional thing, finding a house, falling in love with it, putting an offer in....having to pack up your home.....but we know it's the right move for our family, so we are going to jump in and see what happens! And rest assured, there WILL be a pool in the new house!! Limefreckle Jr. and I are not moving if there's not a pool (and a hot tub wouldn't be bad either!!)