Wednesday Check-in

Happy Wednesday check-in everyone… on a Thursday! To be honest I did write most of this yesterday, so I think I still get some credit. Right? Well, it’s been a crazy couple of weeks. Truly, I don’t know if it’s just me, but I have a lot crazier weeks than I really think I should. However, I do have a reason for that this time. I hosted my very first event. My son, who has autism, requested to do a race for kids with autism to help them feel special and strong. That race was just this last Saturday. I feel like it went pretty well, and I am mostly happy with it. Definitely learned a lot and know what I will change for next year. I’ll have to write more on that in another subject.

I also have been looking into what physical gains that I want to make and work towards. I don’t want to get too complicated with this. Focusing on the basics and all I am going to keep it pretty simple. Most of this is going to be Calisthenics based. Anyway, I’m ready to get into more specifics.

Calisthenics – let’s start off with this new goal. I am planning on doing some body weight training every other day. This includes things like push-ups, pull-ups, dips, etc. On the off days I will do stretching, yoga, and mobility training. The nice thing about this plan, is that the days that I don’t have a lot of time away from the kids, that I can still do all my exercises in my home. Less excuse to just let it all get put on the back burner.

Pull-ups – I have really liked my progress with this goal. However, I realized I wasn’t fully extending. The door pull-up bar is low enough that my arms are slightly bent when I do them. So, I have worked on keeping my legs bent to allow myself to fully extend and build the muscles fully. It’s nice to see that I’m feeling and looking stronger doing them.

Adventures – I definitely feel that we have been adventurous with our activities lately. Not quite in the typical way though. This whole autism run was quite the adventure that took a lot of time and effort. My son worked really hard to help with everything and make sure it was a success. I am such a proud mama. We have some camping plans, paddleboarding plans, and rockhounding plans coming up over the next couple months. I also have a girl’s trip to St George planned as well. We will be seeing the Tuacahn shows while we are there.

I will keep you all updated on the adventures as they come. We are hoping to have some fun fourth of July plans and even a car show this weekend. Let me know how you are doing on your current goals and what new goals that you are making.

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