Ok, so my goal is to walk 8 miles a week. That doesn't seem like a whole lot, but to someone who hasn't really walked much in quite a few years (and who doesn't really have too much time to squeeze it in) it is quite a challenge. So, I made a pact with my children that we were going to walk the neighborhood every night, either after dinner or while it's in the oven, except Mondays and Tuesdays. Those days we are at Girl Scout meetings, so we don't even get home until 7:30 to 8!! Based on the walk we did today, it's approximately 40 minutes, right now, for us to walk the neighborhood. Get home at 6 pm, start dinner, eat, by 7 or 7:15 we should be out the door to walk around. Get back about 8, baths, bedtime for the girls 8:30 (in my dreams lol). So totally doable, right!
At least summer's coming up and the girls don't have to get up to get ready for school, just going to their aunt's.
The walk today was fun. Kali, my oldest, is still trying to figure out the whole inline skating thing. Yeah, most of the first half of our walk was her holding on to me for dear life! Bless her heart, she is trying so hard! Debra, my middle child, was sick yesterday. She told the people at her extended day class that she didn't feel well. Thank God I was going to pick her up early, because she puked right in my van on the way home. Of course, we had to go to my nephew's graduation last night. We never made it. She puked again and we called it off. I didn't think she would have made the two hour trip.
So, today, she's feeling a bit better, and walked with us half way. My youngest, Alexis, took her scooter, but returned it about half way because she didn't feel like taking it anymore! We've tried bicycles before, but the same thing, they don't want to take them the whole trip. C'est la vie, maybe they'll take their items the whole trip when mommy gets her bike!
Well, I think I've officially cooled off after our walk in the heat. The van's temperature gauge read 100 outside at about 4pm. Yikes! I know that's not the actual temperature, but it definately was close! Gotta run and put more clothes on the line. Yes, I do hang my clothes outside, one for a bit more exercise, and two for the wonderful savings in our electric bill! We've also started turning off the air conditioning if we are not at home during the day. Ugh, it's hot when we get home, but hoping to save a bit more in the end. Now, if I could just get the kids and hubby to turn off all the lights when they leave the room...