Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Sentence a Day: March 2019

I have again written one sentence a day. You can read my past sentences on my Sentence a Day Page. A HUGE Thank You to Leslie from Once Upon a Time & Happily Every After for keeping us all organized every month!

Friday, March 1, 2019
Today is my mom's birthday, and I'm very happy that our older son is in Germany, celebrating with her. Andy and I had to run some errands and went out to lunch for the first time in quite some time.

Saturday, March 2, 2019
We took our daughter-in-law out for brunch and had a great time with her.

Sunday, March 3, 2019
After not going out for weeks, we went out again for the third day in a row! This never happens! This time we went to brunch at Il Fornaio in Burlingame, and it was delicious.

Monday, March 4, 2019
I had planned to get back to workouts this week, but a short neighborhood walk really humbled me. It's going to take a while before I can get back to "real" workouts...

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
I taught my class and went for a short walk; unfortunately, I had to rest afterwards, but I'm thankful that I'm much better than I was in the past weeks.  

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
I did an "easy" The Yoga Collective online yoga class; after not being able to work out for so many weeks, it was REALLY hard! I'm trying really hard to be patient with myself, and I think I'm doing better than I did in the past.

Thursday, March 7, 2019
Taught my class, did a short yoga practice at home and went on a neighborhood walk. Still feeling quite weak and very out of shape. 

Friday, March 8, 2019
We are leaving for the Central Coast for one night tomorrow, so I spent the day getting caught up on work, doing the laundry, buying snacks for the trip and cleaning. I was exhausted at the end of the day.

Saturday, March 9, 2019
I got up bright and early, packed snacks and after a pleasant drive we got to spend the day at the coast where it luckily didn't rain until the late afternoon.

Sunday, March 10, 2019
We spent more time at the beach, which was really good for body and soul. 

Monday, March 11, 2019
It was a busy day getting caught up after our little getaway, but I was very happy that I was able to take a barre class at a new-to-me studio - Flex Fusion Studios in Campbell. It was a great class with a wide variety of exercises, and I had to remember to be kind to myself. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
I took another barre class at a new-to-me studio - Alkalign in Los Altos. Another great class. 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
I started the day with a 6:00 a.m. express barre class; loved that I was done by 6:45 a.m. so I didn't have to rush so much.

Thursday, March 14, 2019
I'm still feeling sore from the last three barre classes, so I took a break from barre classes today but made sure to get 10,000 steps by going on a couple of walks. In the evening we had the kid's middle school orientation.

Friday, March 15, 2019
I started the day with a barre class, and Andy and I went on a lunch date at Pop Pot, a Taiwanese hot pot place.

Saturday, March 16, 2019
We started the day with a short weights workout at the gym and then went on a beautiful hike at Wunderlich Park - so good for body and soul.

Sunday, March 17, 2019
We went on a morning walk at Shoreline Park and Lake and then had breakfast with the older kid and his wife outside - felt so nice! 

Monday, March 18, 2019
I started the day with a barre class, and then the kid (who had the day off from school) and I worked on several projects around the house in the morning; unfortunately, our daughter-in-law had caught a very bad stomach bug and her doctor sent her to the ER. I'm glad I was able to spend the afternoon with her there and that she ended up being ok.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
I can't believe this quarter is almost over, and I'm busily tying up all loose ends; luckily, I was able to take a lunchtime barre class.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
I started the day with a barre class and then was very busy with work; unfortunately, the kid has been suffering from an upset stomach for the past few days, and I think he may have caught a mild stomach bug.

Thursday, March 21, 2019
Taught the last class of the quarter today (only finals left next week) and then got a haircut.

Friday, March 22, 2019
I went to a work meeting in the morning and got caught up on work and life in the afternoon.

Saturday, March 23, 2019
We ran errands in the morning and then went on a walk and had a picnic at Shoreline Park.

Sunday, March 24, 2019
I took a great barre class at The Barre Code in Sunnyvale. 

Monday, March 25, 2019
I started the day with a 6 a.m. barre class and worked on finalizing my classes the rest of the day.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
I gave a 7:00 a.m. final and right when my students were done, the power went out, which allowed me to go on a four-mile walk, which was wonderful.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
I started the day with another barre class and worked on grades; in the evening Andy and I went to a fabulous wine dinner at Il Fornaio Burlingame. 

Thursday, March 28, 2019
I took a great, challenging barre class at barre3 in Los Altos, which was very needed after yesterday's decadent dinner. 

Friday, March 29, 2019
The kid had his last piano lesson before his test tomorrow.

Saturday, March 30, 2019
The kid had his piano test in the morning, and the older kid and his wife came over for dinner in the evening. 

Sunday, March 31, 2019
It was a quiet day, but we managed to go on a fun outing to downtown San Jose, and the weather was beautiful. 

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  1. I'm SO glad you're feeling better Andrea. Gosh, you were really down for the count. And then to go out 3 days in a row....we are like you. I always like it better when there's a home day in between for some reason.
    And what a wonderful little break by the ocean. One of these days, we will do the same.

    1. Thanks, Jodie! I'm so thankful we are better now. It was indeed a very loooong stretch of being sick... And, yes, too many outings are not my thing. In fact, we spent most of the weekend at home, and I loved it! :-)

  2. Lots of amazing food what seems to be okay always for me! Lots of exercising too, good! Have a great April!

    1. Thanks, Nancy! Happy April to you!

  3. I just got a fitness tracker and I am finding it so hard to get 10,000 steps in each day. (Though I did have one day at almost 12,000!).

    1. I remember having a hard time getting 10,000 steps every day when I first got my Fitbit years ago. I have since learned to add little walks into my day whenever I can, even if it's just for 5 or 10 minutes here and there. It really adds up.

      Good job on the almost 12,000 steps! Have a wonderful April!

  4. What a great month! Glad that you are able to get back into working out! So awesome that you can take so many barre classes and so early, yikes! Although I love getting my workout done first thing in the morning, feel like you can do anything the rest of the day knowing you are done with your workout :)

    1. Yes, early morning workouts are the best! One of the barre studios I go to, now offers a 45-minute class at 6:00 a.m., which means I'm home by 7 and can get on with my day without having to rush too much...

  5. All the work outs & healthy eating... how inspiring!!!
    I wish I liked yoga... I know I NEED it but I just am so bad at it.

    1. Thanks, Rebecca! Maybe you would enjoy another type of class with a lot of stretches and some strength more, like Pilates?

  6. Oh the BEACH!!! I need to make a trip this year!

    1. The beach is definitely my favorite place! And I know we are lucky that we live relatively close to it...

      Have a great April, Jamie!