Daily Archives: December 3, 2012

Bingo and Dates

Happy Monday!

Last night, we ordered pizza, baked cookies, and decorated our Christmas tree.

I also found a cute idea on Pinterest for the kids – making Christmas trees out of green frosting and sugar cones.

I bought the white Frosting Creations frosting and added a package of mint chocolate powder to make it green. You could also use vanilla frosting and green food coloring, but I didn’t have any food coloring.

The kids loved making their frosting Christmas trees and it got a little messy, but they had so much fun!

I ate a lot last night – pizza, cookies, popcorn. So, when I woke up this morning, I wasn’t feeling very hungry. I noticed that when I eat a lot over the weekends, I usually wake up Monday morning not wanting to eat anything.

So, I skipped breakfast before heading to the gym. I regretted not eating at least something small for breakfast because halfway through BodyPump, my stomach started to growl loudly.

Luckily, I knew I’d be hungry and I packed a mini breakfast to eat after BodyPump:

Greek yogurt and thinkThin bar.

Today’s Workout

  • 1.12 miles treadmill
  • BodyPump – 60 minutes

Fitness Bingo

Guess what?! I won fitness bingo! Yay!

My happy face:

From what I understand, it turns out that whoever turned in the most bingo cards won the final prize – it wasn’t done by a raffle. So, I really glad that I worked hard to turn those final three bingo cards in last week.

I was able to choose from a free annual membership or a three-month My Choice membership. The annual membership included use of the fitness center only, so it made more sense for me to choose the three-month My Choice membership because it includes use of the fitness center, fitness classes, and the kid’s room. So, I’ll be saving about $150. :)

Danny and I still plan on signing up for the Fitness Fantasy League in January. That prize is a whole year MyChoice membership!

Date Night

Danny and I had such a nice and relaxing time on our date night on Saturday that we decided that we would have a monthly date night and would take turns coming up with something to do.

Having a date night doesn’t always mean spending a lot of money. Just as long as your together, it doesn’t matter what you do. Getting coffee or going for a walk make great dates that are cheap or free.

Having alone time not only helps your relationship by spending time with your significant other, but it helps you be a better parent too –  as any stay at home mom will tell you (or even the ones that work full-time)! Sometimes you just need to step back from the craziness of work, life, family, and kids and spend some quality time with your significant other. It almost recharges you. The same can be said with spending time alone too. We often get so wrapped up in life that we lose sight of the important things in life.

Danny and I realized that we don’t actually spend much time alone together – just the two of us. Sure, we do a lot of stuff with my family, but that hardly counts as quality time with each other. So, I am very excited to start our monthly date nights and better our relationship. :)

I also think that spending time alone with your children separately is a great idea too – like a “daddy and me” night or a “mommy and me” night. Danny and I also have plans to do this with Jacob and Jaden once a month.

Questions of the day:

  • How often do you have date nights with your significant other? Do you believe that they help better your relationship?
  • What was the last “date” that you went on?
  • Are you a breakfast eater? Or are you not hungry in the mornings?

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