It’s been awhile since I recapped a Sensational Sunday, hasn’t it? I have some new readers so I’ll quote my original post…
I think motivation is contagious and I think we can start a movement, a movement to begin our weeks, every week, with a Sensational Sunday. If we take just a little time to recognize what we have, where we are, where we’ve been and where we want to be we can set the tone for the week. I plan to do this every Sunday and I hope you will join me.
So here goes…
My Sunday started with breakfast and some Sunday baking. I think I may make Sunday morning baking experiment day. The toddler had a blast sitting on the island, mixing and sampling the chocolate chips. (I added chocolate chips to my Banana Muffins for some fun) Honestly, nothing makes me happier then cooking with the little guy.
While the muffins were baking we blasted the radio, cleaned the living room and danced our little hearts out. Let me tell you, when he was little (I mean barely crawling little) and we would “dance.” I thought wow, what a great workout, I’m jumping around with an extra 20lbs. Well now he’s over 35 pounds and still loves to be picked up and swung around. Talk about good upper body building. Especially after a day of working out!
After all that it was time to take down the Christmas tree. We always wait for the weekend after New Years and normally it is kind of depressing. However, if you have a toddler, the whole experience changes. I think taking it down may be more fun then putting it up! He was so eager to help and everything is a chance to teach and learn. We matched colors, counted ornaments, packed boxes and the three of us totally worked as a team. It was great!
Then lunch and a nap, which brought some relaxing time for Mom and Dad. I could have went to the gym but to be honest I think my muscles need a break. I’m still feeling the ab workout I did the other day and I weight lifted almost every day last week. No fear though, I plan on going tomorrow and Tuesday starts our Ballroom Dance class!
I forgot to tell you guys in fear the husband might actually read the post and ruin the surprise!
I signed us up for dance class and gave it to him for his birthday. It’s on our life list and now we are going to do it! I’m so excited. Every Tuesday night until March. How much fun is that?!? I will totally fill you in on Tuesday.
Anyway, after nap we headed out for some shopping and dinner at our favorite local Italian place. I ordered safely, a bowl of soup and grilled chicken salad but I have to confess. I nibbled on the toddlers fries and chicken tenders. Hey, it could have been worse! I mean it was Italian!
Right now I’m fighting the munchies hard, AGAIN! I don’t know what’s up with me. I’m having a “fat” day and I think I’m retaining some serious water. Tomorrow is a new day and back to work. :~( I have to admit, since finals last semester I’ve been loving my time at home, working on my own projects and spending time with the family. I’m looking on the bright side though. When I get a ‘normal’ schedule I tend to do better in the eating department. I plan more and get into a routine.
I’ll be back tomorrow with my daily journal. I got to shake these munchies and get on the ball! These extra 5 lbs are going bye bye this month!