Yesterday’s Evening Workout
- Spin Class – 60 minutes
Last night was the last Spin class of the session. I didn’t sign up again because the timing is just too hard.
My gym recently set up a giving tree in the lobby.
While we were there last night, I let the kids both pick out an ornament with a child to buy a present for. Jacob picked out a boy, ages 10-12 and Jaden picked out a boy, ages 0-2.
For the past few years, we have participated in the Salvation Army Giving Tree through JC Penney. This year we’re doing the giving tree at the gym, which is also the park district. It’s nice because it’s local, the kids could physically pick out a tag for another child, and the gifts don’t have to be shipped out like they do with the Salvation Army.
I think this helps my children to understand that not every kid has toys and clothes and food. We talk about the importance of helping others, and the kids spend time picking out the perfect toy. With the Salvation Army, we also bought things like coats, shoes, socks, etc. With the park district it only includes a toy.
Even if you can’t help moneywise, there are tons of ways to volunteer your time.
Yesterday in the mail, I got a mini box of Bear Naked cereal from Target. I had that for breakfast this morning with some almond milk.
I’ve had the Bear Naked cereals before and I love them, I just haven’t had them lately. I should start buying it again! But my problem with cereal is that I have a hard time stopping with one bowl. I love cereal.
This morning, Jaden and I exercised one of our greatest rights as American citizens – we voted.
Okay, I voted, but Jaden came along to see how it was all done. The lady at the polling place gave Jaden an “I voted” sticker, and he’s very excited to show his teacher. He’s also having a “secret” vote for the President at school today, so he’s also very excited about that.
After I voted, Jaden asked me when they were going to pick the name of the President out of a box. He thought it was like a raffle. I explained to him that’s not quite how it works, but maybe we should try that one year
I dropped Jaden off at school and went to the gym. My gym is also a local polling place so while the gym was dead, the building was crowded.
Speaking of voting, the votes on the cinnamon and sugar Pringles are in.
Danny, Jaden, and I liked them. Jacob didn’t like them. And at press time, my sister-in-law was undecided.
They are still salty tasting like a Pringle, but with a slightly sweet flavor. I was surprised they were salty and expected more sweetness, but I thought they were actually good.
- 1 mile – treadmill
- Butts and Guts Class – 60 minutes
Total Pile on the Miles: 9.63 miles
I got to the gym late this morning because of voting, so I only had time to do one mile on the treadmill before Butts and Guts class. Every mile counts!
Don’t forget to vote today!
Questions of the day:
- Did you vote? Did you have to wait awhile? I was in and out in three minutes.
- Any workout for today?
- Do you have any holiday traditions?