The Friday Five: I Still Love You

I inadvertently took the entire week off from blogging…and basically everything else computer related. If I owe you an email or you’re wondering where I have been on Twitter or Facebook, I’m here and I still love you!

I’ve been a little crazed this week as I worked my normal schedule, but also got a haircut, had a few additional clients, spent a full day reconnecting with a very old friend and her son, went to dinner with my other girlfriends, attended a playgroup for a few hours and had two separate meetings with people from a networking group I joined!

Winter Hair Color

It was a full week, but I reminded myself that life is good and busy weeks are a very good thing when you are working on your own business and spending time catching up with friends.

So, until next week I’ll leave you with 5 random things I’m thankful for right now – in no particular order and just barely touching on the million things I am blessed with right now.

1. YOU!Β When I don’t have time to blog I miss it. I haven’t really read or commented on any blogs this week and cleary I didn’t write any myself. I genuinely missed it and felt like I wanted to write, but couldn’t find the time.

2. My son. I know I talk about him a lot considering this started out as a 100% fitness/nutrition blog. I just can’t help it because he continues to amaze me every single day. He says his name with a French accent right now so it kind of sounds like ‘Kayne’ and it might be the cutest thing ever.

Innocent Toddler Outside

2. Friends. I definitely owe you another friendship series post! (Read the first ones here – intro to the friendship series and old friends!). Although I got a bit stressed since I over scheduled myself this week, I had such an amazing time catching up with friends.

3. Heavy Kettlebell Swings. I love to hate these darn things. My husband put them in my training program he helped me with for this month and I’m glad he did. I hadn’t been pushing myself to swing heavy bells and now that’s it’s written down as part of my workout once or twice a week I have been doing them. They do feel good (you know, once they are done) and this is one of the best exercises you can do for your butt!

Heavy Kettlebell Swings

5. My parents. The main reason that we moved back to the area where I grew up is because we wanted to be close to my parents. Not a day goes by where I am not thankful for them. They are the best parents and my son is so incredibly lucky to have them as grandparents.

Do you sometimes have a problem with over scheduling yourself? What’s one thing you’re thankful for this week?


  1. I have been SERIOUSLY over scheduled lately and it’s slowly wearing on me — so I feel you. I honestly wouldn’t have posted at all this week if I hadn’t had posts I felt obligated to do (and scheduled). It takes a lot out of you!

    Your little guy is just TOOO cute! I miss cold weather clothes – little ones look so adorable all dressed up.

    I hope we see more of you next week!

    • Hope you had a little bit of time to catch your breath this weekend. Sounds like you are getting burnt out! HA…cold weather clothes are super cute, but that doesn’t mean I’m looking forward to the real cold that’s coming up. Ewww. πŸ˜‰

  2. Hectic like whoa!!! I felt the same this week, but it was worth it, since so many things I DID I wanted to do and Loved (like teaching a bazillion classes again hehe!). I love love love the new ‘do and can’t wait for our little fitdate together in a couple weeks!!
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  3. Ohh friend, I needed this reminder after a VERY hectic week for me too. I’m still adjusting to my new work schedule and increase in teaching time at the studio which means carving out time for balance has been harder to come by. BUT like you so smartly point out, stepping back to think about ALL that you are grateful for, even if it means a busier life? Brings me right back to ground zero, thank you for this!! Happy weekend my dear and ps LOVE the hair!!
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  4. One thing I’m thankful…that I made it through the week. And for your post that reminds me that I have to make time for more things than work, cleaning, and making school lunches. And I’m looking forward to a weekend of birthday parties – daughter turning 6 and son turning 1.
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  5. I was just thinking about you last night and wondering where you’ve been all week! Sounds like a busy one for you. Hope you get some time to relax this weekend! And I couldn’t agree more with you about living near family, it’s my main reason for wanting to move back to MA.
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  6. I think Overscheduling Myself is my middle name! I am constantly having to back out of obligations that I’ve taken on in a fit of overmotivation. (Which I really hate to do, but its necessary for my sanity!) Question for you about KBs – if I want to start using them in my strength training, should I take a class first?
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    • I absolutely hate when I say that I can do something and end up not being able to. I really try to avoid it! I would try to hook up with an RKC in your area if you’re interested in learning kettlebell training. It’s an easy/efficient way to train, but you want to make sure that you’re doing it correctly and won’t get hurt. Feel free to email me and I can help you find someone local to you.

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