Still A Holiday For Me

Posted: October 10, 2011 at 7:07 pm

I hope you all had a great day! I know some of you out there got to enjoy a three day weekend today with Columbus Day and Canadian Thanksgiving. It was just a normal ole day here in the FFF household.

Don’t worry. I didn’t mind. It actually made it feel more like a holiday for that very reason. After sickness and field trips last week, I more than happily welcomed a normal day that included preschool for this little one.


It’s so nice to have some down time in the morning…and to get the chance to play with my little man just the two of us.


I’ll tell you what – it’s tough balancing devoted time between two kids. Good thing your heart grows like the Grinch when you have them. Always enough love to go around! Red heart

I had a really great and productive day today. I managed to get quite a bit done while the kids napped, but still managed some downtime for reading.

Now I have a workout to share with you. As promised from my post earlier today on optimal workout scheduling. <--- sounds so official, which it totally isn’t

I made the most of my new workout routine and amped myself up with a good pre-workout snack of a chocolate chip brownie Larabar and a sliced apple.


That combo fuels me so well! It helped me keep my motivation pumping for a great strength training and spin class combo that’s for sure! A good workout makes it still feel like a holiday. Gets me all warm inside.

I did each color combo move as a superset to help things move continuously and quickly. I had a date with a spin bike to get to, after all. Winking smile

Monday night class, as always, was a challenge. Sophie will always reign as my favorite instructor. If there’s a bright side to coming back to spin class on Monday night’s, it’s getting to take her class regularly again! I groan and smile my way through every class – an interesting phenomenon but it works.

Of course, I had to refuel as quickly as possible after that brutal combo of a workout. On tap for tonight? Mama Pea’s Peanut Noodle Bowl.

Time to go inhale a hefty sized portion and then collapse on the couch after I get the kids to bed. See you in the morning with a new Body After Baby progress post! Hugs and love!

  • Did you have the day off?
  • What's a positive thing about Monday to you?

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21 Comments to “Still A Holiday For Me”
  1. I worked from home today and did some fun stuff so it felt like a holiday to me!

    Your kids are so adorable and I’m glad you were able to get lots done while they were napping!

    I might need to check out that Mama Pea recipe, it looks and sounds delicious!

  2. I did have the day off 🙂 Cute pics!

  3. I wish I had the day off! I could have used more sleep.

    I love pics of your kids. They’re so cute and makes me want one of my own.

    That peanut noodle bowl looks fantastic. All things I love combined? Yum!

  4. Lauren says:

    Aww, I’m so glad you got to enjoy a “normal” day today. I would LOVE to have you in one of my spin classes sometime. I think you would love it! 🙂

  5. My husband had the day off work, and he did a lot of leaf clean-up today. The kids and I had school then painted a room that I’ve been meaning to get to forever. Now we are at swimming lessons. Glad you had a nice normal day!

  6. Lee says:

    Nope, I had to work today. Boo.

    I normally like Mondays because Jason has the day off so we actually get to do stuff together.

  7. I actually like mondays because I don’t have work or school ! lol

  8. Mondays always feel like a fresh start to me. I like it. 🙂

  9. I did have work today, but a shorter day since I had to go in on Saturday for a few hours. I was surprised my Canadian coworker was there though!

    I like that on Mondays I get a chance to refocus and set goals for the week ahead. I like new beginnings 🙂

  10. It looks like you had a great day! I had the day off and it was lovely. My husband and I have very busy schedules, so it was amazing to spend a long weekend together just the two of us 🙂

  11. I did have today off! And a positive thing that happened was getting to have a chat with you! Thanks, I needed some friend time!

  12. I had just a regular day as well. I nada good amount of energy today, so that was a positive thing!

  13. I had an awesome Monday….i was totally motivated by your half marathon post – I decided to go for a long run today… it’s so hard to do that here because of the extreme heat and dangerous after dark running conditions… BUT at 11am I laced up my runners and off I went – 4.5 miles – 38 minutes – 96 degree heat – 15 mph wind. I call that a great Monday! Rewarded myself with 2 excellent glasses of wine!
    xoxo from Trinidad

  14. I had off, too and I am loving it! Tomorrow, too. Fall break is awesome:)

  15. I like Mondays because they are like a fresh start! I usually begin the week my most motivated and ready for whatever lies ahead! 🙂

  16. Khushboo says:

    No day off for me yesterday but I guess that’s a good thing because I had the most productive day at work after a looong time! Another positive day about Monday, I crushed 8 miles and in a time faster than expected- WOO!

  17. Having long weekends rock! I could only imagine how difficult it must be to keep the attention flowing between two little ones who equally want your glorious attention. Mom’s have to be very calm 😉

    Your kiddies are so sweet!!

  18. Oh man, I feel like I never get a day off. I’m impressed you had some reading time during naps. Actually, I’m jealous too! 🙂 he he! Your kids are the CUTEST! Love the workout too- BOSUS rock!

  19. Sophie says:

    Tina, your groans, smiles, and the determination I always see in your eyes are what motivate me to help push you and the others to a higher level. No lie – I get excited when I see you in class, because I know you’re going to push me as much as I’m going to push you! If only everyone attacked their workouts with the same focus and intensity as you.

    Lovin’ your blog, btw!

    • Tina says:

      Ah! Hey, Sophie! Thanks for visiting it. And funnily enough – our picture didn’t turn out. Your eyes ended up closes and I’m not going to be mean and post it for thousands to see. LOL

      You really are my favorite instructor and I always look forward to seeing you too.

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