Weekend Fun and Time Management Thoughts

Happy Monday!

Starting out with a special shout out to all Veterans out there!  Thank you for all that you do.  Working today was optional for me but I scheduled a few meetings throughout the day so that I could get as much done as possible this week.

We had a great weekend filled with birthday parties, great workouts, date night with friends, drinks and a day in the city for Sara and I to both get haircuts.  This was probably one of the highlights as it had been over 3 months since our last cut!  We both went for much shorter cuts and are very happy!


You’ll have to trust me when I tell you that I chopped my hair and love it!  It was long over due!

One of the new traditions we have started in our house on Sunday is that we all workout together!  I start by getting on the treadmill for a few miles then the Hubs comes down to the basement and we do a 30 minute Tabata Bootcamp video.  During that time Sara joins us for what she can do or I use some visuals from the Exercise Connection program so that she can do her own workout.

Trust me when I tell you how hysterical it is to see us all working up a sweat together.  No pics or videos to share since we are all working hard but it’s become a new and fun Sunday morning tradition for all of us!

We didn’t get home till after 3 yesterday but I managed to make the most of a little time in the kitchen for dinner and extra food prep.

I had prepped a batch of soup earlier in the weekend so that I done for the week and also attempted roasted chickpeas and made pumpkin granola bars.  I added 1/2 cup of ground chia to the granola bars and they baked perfectly.  Adding ground chia is so simple!

ImageNot sure about the roasted chickpeas.  They weren’t as crunchy as I thought they would be.  Perhaps I needed to dry them better after rinsing them from the can.  Anyone have good experience with roasting them?

For dinner I made bison taco bowls.  A favorite of Sara and the Hubs and I had more brussels sprouts.  They go with everything right?  Even taco bowls.  After all, as far as I am concerned you can never have too many brussels sprouts!  Right!??!

So last month I began my journey to work towards the ACE Health and Nutrition Certification.  Well one month in and I have to admit I haven’t made a ton of progress.


This issue is TIME.  When I was working on my personal trainer certification I was home two days a week with Sara and she was napping 2 plus hours a day.  I had was able to carve out more time during the week and I was not nearly as busy as I am now.

I’m not complaining since I love everything that I do I’m just struggling to find the time to get it done?  One of my strengths is time management but right now this piece of the puzzle is a battle.

I’m hoping to make some more time and do better this month.  The material is wonderful and I love reading everything I just need to find more time.  Anyone have any tips?

I’m falling back into a good at home basement workout and the running is going great!  I’m enjoying doing Tabata Bootcamp on a regular basis and also adding some extra pushups and other core activities.  For now heading to my basement every morning at 5:15 is working out!  Again, all about being able to fit everything into the day.

Does anyone else feel like working out at home is just so simple and easy?  What do you do at home?



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11 Responses to Weekend Fun and Time Management Thoughts

  1. Ali Friduss says:

    Time management is hard. As the seasons change and the families schedules change my schedule has to continually adjust. I wish I was better about at home workouts. I would love to learn more about tabata boot camp.

  2. Sara’s haircut is so cute! When I roast chickpeas, I use paper towels to get them super dry. Love your Sunday morning tradition!
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  3. Kim says:

    I always work out at home – and love it!! I do a huge variety of things – Boot camp workouts, running, occasional elliptical and all kinds of DVDs!! I hope you can figure out how to have more time to study for your test.
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  4. I am so bad at working out at home. I would go as far as to say within my house I am SO lazy. It is weird. I love working out. Just not at home. Could be that we have no workout room/basement, etc. in our apartment.

    Cute cut!
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  5. You definitely want to dry your chickpeas very well before you roast them. Also taking off the “skin” helps. You’ll need to leave them in longer than you think for them to be really crunchy. It’s worth it – so good!
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  6. I workout at home most of the time, but sometime I workout at the park. At home, I often use workouts I find while reading fitness blogs. I recently found a new one I’ll try today.
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  7. Briana says:

    I roast chick peas quite frequently. It def. takes longer than you think. I dry mine really good and place them on a cookie sheet as is. I pre-heat the oven to 425 and cook for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes I Turn them and put them in for another 10 minutes. I do this 4 times for a total of 10 minutes and so far they’ve come out crunchy every time. Hope this helps!

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