Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The New Year

i've been going on the elliptical machine everyday since i got it, except on sundays. today i went for 28 minutes and i burned over 400 calories. i'm trying to work my way up to going on for 30 minutes. today i listened to the barenaked ladies on my zune. it's best to have upbeat music for me to work out to. now i'm cooling down. emmy is gonna go with nana for a little while today, so after she leaves i'm gonna take a shower and get all clean. i'm sweating a lot, which is good. i can't believe i went so long today. yesterday i only made it 14 minutes and i only burned 200 calories. so i went twice as long, but burned more than twice as much. maybe the longer you go you start to burn more. i don't know. i'll have to look it up. my goal is not to get skinny, it's just to not lose all my energy after a little something. i'm so sick of doing a minor thing and getting completely winded. if i happen to get skinny in the process then so be it. i wouldn't mind.

so, as far as new year's resolutions go, i haven't made any. i never make any. everytime i did i gave up on them within a few days.

here's what i'm looking forward to in this new year. andrew will turn 5 in april and then start kindergarten in august. emmy will turn 4 in june. andrew is now in the ctr 4 class at church and emmy is a sunbeam. no more kids in nursery! they are growing up so fast. i was a little worried about emmy, but i told her that andrew was in the row right behind her and she seemed to be okay. aunt rachel is her teacher, but she was sick on sunday, so emmy was with a substitute. luckily, it was someone that she's seen me around before, so i think she was okay. i heard that she did good. also, this year, we want to get a second vehicle. the plan is to use our tax returns to get something for derek, and then i will keep the car and then next year we will trade in the car and use our tax returns to get me a mini van. derek wants a truck this year. i hope he can find one that he likes. he wants to kind with the extended cab with the extra two doors. it will be so nice to have two vehicles. that way i can drop off and pick up andrew for kindergarten. plus, i wouldn't have to wait for someone to pick me up and take me somewhere. i could get my shopping done at my convenience and not wait until derek gets off of work at night. a lot of times i am too tired to go to the store when he gets off, 'cause it's like 10 o'clock at night sometimes. anyway, i just hope derek can find what he wants. i don't think there is anything else major to look forward to this year. i don't think we are going on any vacations. maybe we'll visit family sometime. i'm trying to get derek to think about visiting his brother in utah and my sisters in utah. well, if i have my own vehicle maybe me and the kids can just go. i'd like derek to go with us, though. yes, crystal, i'm talking about you guys. i just feel like we haven't been there in forever. if it were up to me, i'd be on my way right now, but i'm not a free spirit nomad. apparently i need to have money to pay for gas. also, i want to get the two screen dvd players to put in the car so keep the kids occupied. then maybe we could do the full 8 hours in one day instead of taking it over two day like we've had to do before. anyway, those are my expectations for the year. one kid starts school, get dvd player for car, visit family, get second vehicle. hmm, some of those sound like goals. oh well, maybe i do make goals, but i just don't think about it.


Erica said...

keep up the good work! Take it from me the first few months are LONG and the weight doesn't feel like it will ever come off - you will soon find that 30 minutes isn't as hard as it first seemed and that you want to run in the grass with your kids instead of crawl breathlessly to your front door!
We should start a walking group - take the kids on the bike path and walk down to the dog park off of Mark and Emerson

Ruthykins said...

walking groups are nice, but i don't enjoy the outdoors.

greenolive said...

I like your idea of sharing your expectations for the new year. Maybe I'll have to do a post like that too.

EmmaP said...

i find exercising addicting -- if you can stick with it long enough... for real. good job.

Puphigirl said...

I enjoy exercise. I find a sense of accomplishment when I am done. I've also noticed that I have more energy or feel like I am raring to go when I work out in the morning.

kissypoohporter said...

ruthy!! i'd just like to say that i'm proud of you!!! and that i completely understand the being winded thing! it's pathetic sometimes how little i can do before i'm huffing and puffing!!

also...yeah!! come to utah!! i completely support you in this!! i miss you and i figure i can be rude and sneak in a little ruthy/kristen time!!!

oh...you're just wonderful!!!

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