Magazine Backlog Challenge – Roadtrip reading

Magazine Backlog Challenge – Roadtrip reading

The three of us took a 4 day road trip down to the Cincinnati area and I managed to squeak in some magazine reading.  I left them all behind at the hotel, but I read them 🙂 I found that Woman’s World is not my thing.  Two more showed up while we were gone… I’m hoping  that when Gage goes back to school next week I can knock this challenge out, but I’m so far behind.  Whatever doesn’t get read…

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Magazine Backlog Challenge – 9 more in the books

Magazine Backlog Challenge – 9 more in the books

I said at the beginning at the challenge that The Week is my favorite magazine and for good reason. It really does have a little bit of everything.  Wanna give it a try?  I have a free subscription to give away to the first person who leaves a comment 🙂 Can you see these well enough? Do I need to make them larger?   Polls like this make me fear for democracy. If you want any of these sent your…

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Magazine Backlog Challenge – 3 days in and 4 magazines read

Magazine Backlog Challenge – 3 days in and 4 magazines read

At this rate I won’t finish so I need to pick up the pace!  I read last week’s New Yorker and after reading the first page of some of their longer articles I skimmed or skipped the rest.  I was surprised by how long it took me to read the whole First for Women.  I’m not sure you can beat it at 120 pages for $2.99.  I read the April Cleveland magazine.  Since much of it is time sensitive I…

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Magazine Backlog Challenge

Magazine Backlog Challenge

I’ve had some very challenging challenges so far this year and wanted to find something that would benefit the household for this month.  I thought about a decluttering challenge and ultimately decided on something more specific.  This is my stack of unread magazines just from 2017…There are 53 here.  I have the best of intentions but don’t seem to make enough of an effort.  So, my goal this month is to get through all of these magazines, plus any that show…

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New Workout Challenge Workout Wrap Up

New Workout Challenge Workout Wrap Up

I went back to my first post this month to see what I was hoping to get out of this month because as the month moves forward it’s easy to lose track of my ultimate goals. I am going to try a different exercise video every day this month either through You Tube or DVDs from the library.  I’m hoping to make it a habit AND by trying different things find a few that I almost might enjoy 🙂 I’m proud…

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New Workout Challenge – Days 25-30

New Workout Challenge – Days 25-30

I know today is the 30th, but I was gone this weekend and since tomorrow is the 31st and I have an extra day I decided to do the last workout tomorrow.  I’m just happy I’ve made it this far.  Here are the ones I did these past few days. Easy does it mile walk while Jessica talks about nature and what we can learn from it.  This was a little too simple for my tastes, but for the days…

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New Workout Challenge – Days 20-24

New Workout Challenge – Days 20-24

Busy, busy , busy.  And I’m a little bit broken.  My knees have been bothering me for a week (because I tend to work out in bare feet I’m guessing) and I hurt my back a bit by moving some big boxes of books at the library.  I’m trying to make the workouts a little easier and lower impact for now.  It didn’t occur to me when I started this challenge that my never-workout-body might revolt when I put it…

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New Workout Challenge – days 16-19

New Workout Challenge – days 16-19

I’m going to catch up tonight or else it won’t happen until next week.  We’ve got a short summer road trip and I need to pack (for everyone in the house!).  Anyway, I got behind somehow, and needed to do 2 workouts on 2 different days.  No biggie.  I just shortened them. I am not a dancer, but this was really fun! Simone broke down the routine into learnable steps, there were only a few at the end that I was…

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New Workout Challenge – Days 12-15, short but sweet

New Workout Challenge – Days 12-15, short but sweet

Ack! I’m getting behind in posting these workouts.  I’ll write until Gage is sleeping and it’s Mom and Dad time 🙂 I was feeling unmotivated so I tried some shorter workouts and they were great.  I refuse to feel bad that they were short. I was moving and I’m moving every day. This was interesting. At first I disliked the fake instructor and fake voice, but there were some thing to like too.  It showed a difficult and easy version, but…

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New Workout Challenge – Days 9-11

New Workout Challenge – Days 9-11

It’s been a crazy week, but I don’t want to get any more behind in posting these.  On Sunday we had neighbors over in the evening so I really didn’t want to take the time for a full workout.  Too much cleaning and shopping to do!  And then on Monday I was not feeling well (cramps) so I went easy.  I tried pilates on Tuesday and realized, without much surprise, that I really don’t have one muscle under all that tummy…

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