Can I say that again?
It feels SO GOOD to have the kids back in school!!!
Everyone is doing great at getting back into our daily routine, the rhythm of our family just feels “right” once again. My son seems to be tackling his homework well, this is after tearing up his Christmas homework packet and informing me that he was not going to do it EVER during his Christmas break! But now that he’s back in school, he’s working hard and complaining a whole lot less. Things aren’t perfect, but it’s been manageable.
As for me, I’ve gotten back into the game. I’ve increased my workouts and I’ve removed the excess junk food from my diet—sorry but I just couldn’t resist all the yummy Christmas treats around the house. Did I tell you that my husband came home with a huge gift basket of Godiva Chocolates! I couldn’t help but splurge everyday during vacation. I’ve also committed myself to going to bed earlier, I tend to stay up past midnight when we’re on vacation and after a few weeks, I started to feel run down. And spiritually, I’ve recommitted to my bible studies, yes they too have suffered over the holiday season. So now that I’ve gotten back on track, I’m excited to share how great I feel. I have so much more energy, I can cope with stress better and just feel happier overall. I guess there’s really something to taking care of oneself, the rewards are worth the sacrifices.
How about you? Have you made any changes or committed to a New Year’s resolution?
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Here’s a sweet treat that’s loaded with antioxidants that my son and I love!
My Blueberry Pie Smoothie:
Mix in blender:
1 bag of frozen blueberries
Add milk (to the level of the blueberries or a dash more to allow the berries to blend)
Add vanilla yogurt (several large spoonfuls)
Add 1-1/2 graham crackers (sounds strange but trust me, it’s very yummy)
Add cinnamon (I like a lot—about 3-4 dashes)
Blend and enjoy!