Thursday, October 4, 2018

Sentence a Day: September 2018

Here are my sentences for September 2018. You can read my past sentences on my Sentence a Day Page.

Saturday, September 1, 2018
Andy and I took another barre class together; then we made use of our season passes and went to California's Great America.

Sunday, September 2, 2018
It was on our summer bucket list to catch a San Jose Giants game, and we finally did (with free tickets) - always such a fun time.
Monday, September 3, 2018
Andy and I tried out Orangetheory Fitness for the first time and enjoyed the workout a lot more than we thought we would.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
After quite some time, I went back to my "regular" gym and did a basic weights workout and a little time on the step mill.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
We took another barre class, ran about a million errands, and I worked on my fall classes; at night we went on the first family walk since Saturday when the kid hurt his foot (so glad it is better!).

Thursday, September 6, 2018
I took a 6 a.m. barre class with my favorite instructor; since I hadn't taken his class in about 3 months, it kicked my butt; later in the day Andy and I did a second workout at the gym - I was really exhausted and sore afterward. At night we went to Avaya stadium to watch the Cal vs. Sac State soccer game.

Friday, September 7, 2018
I did work in the working, we ran lots of errands, including annoying car stuff, took a fabulous barre class at labarre and went out to lunch.

Saturday, September 8, 2018
We celebrated the older kid's birthday at Steins Beer Garden in Mountain View.

Sunday, September 9, 2018
I started the day with a barre class, and in the afternoon the kid went to a birthday party and Andy and I used the time to make a Costco run.

Monday, September 10, 2018 
Started the day with a barre class and a green smoothie before getting caught up on work.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Talked with the kid a lot about 9/11 and the fact that his brother was about his age when it happened.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
I met my friend Lara in Walnut Creek for a barre class and lunch at True Food Kitchen.

Thursday, September 13, 2018
I studied two semesters of Spanish in college and have always wanted to take another Spanish class (in fact, last quarter there was a Spanish class in the room next to mine, and I really wished I could have joined...); in the meantime, I started playing with the duolingo app.

Friday, September 14, 2018
Andy and I went to a barre class and then ran a couple errands at the mall, where we decided to get some delicious vegan food at the Loving Hut in Valley Fair.

Saturday, September 15, 2018
We drove to Berkeley to catch the Cal Football game. 

Sunday, September 16, 2018
We did a "heavy" weights workout at the gym and went to the Santa Clara Arts and Wine Festival. 

Monday, September 17, 2018
I started the day with a 4.5-mile walk and then got a lot of work done; in the evening we watched the Emmys.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
I got some upsetting news in the morning but remembered that life is really about how we react to things - going on a hike also helped.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Andy and I concluded our summer break with a visit to Picchetti Winery (review).

Thursday, September 20, 2018
I decided to take an Exercise Physiology class and have been dealing with annoying registration issues; hopefully, it'll be fixed soon.

Friday, September 21, 2018
The kid was off from school and we baked banana almond butter muffins (grain/gluten-free).

Saturday, September 22, 2018
I started the day with a barre class in a studio, ran errands and then we were invited to our friends' house for dinner in the evening.

Sunday, September 23, 2018
I woke up not feeling well, got caught up around the house and made it to the gym for a short elliptical workout.

Monday, September 24, 2018
I'm excited to be a student again for the first time in many years.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Lots of dense reading today - the book assumes quite a foundation in biology and kinesiology.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Andy and I got to go to a delicious wine dinner at Il Fornaio Palo Alto, featuring Testarossa Winery - another local winery we haven't visited yet.

Thursday, September 27, 2018
I started the day with a long walk, got work done and read my text book for an hour.

Friday, September 28, 2018
I got a lot of work done first thing in the morning, broke the day up with a "heavy" weights workout at the gym and ran numerous errands in the afternoon.

Saturday, September 29, 2018
I started the day with a barre class, went on a 6-mile walk, and we celebrated my father-in-law's birthday in the afternoon.

Sunday, September 30, 2018
We finally made it to TreasureFest on Treasure Island - a flea market, food truck meet up and all around good time. 

What were some of your highlights in September?

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Be well,


  1. That was a sportive month! Very good! Have a great evening!

  2. I can't believe you worked out twice in one day,'s still hard enough for me to get one in daily!! But thanks to you, we are having a great time with our yoga!
    We took a Spanish class a couple of years ago and really enjoyed's a great app!
    Sorry to hear about your upsetting news...but you have such a good perspective on it. As we all should...

    1. I'm so glad you are enjoying the daily yoga! It really makes such a difference!

      And, yes, it's really all about your attitude... :-)

  3. So many great workouts! I have been meaning to look into duolingo for my boys' foreign language credits. I have heard wonderful reviews.

    1. Yes, Duolingo is great! I highly recommend it!

  4. I really love the idea of a sentence journal, great to read and I'm glad you're enjoying your fitness classes so much! There is a local Barre class nearby to me actually I should check it out.

    Laura xo

    1. I love barre classes, especially the ones that combine barre with yoga and other moves.

  5. What a tough class to register for! Sounds very pre-med, to me. With all of the wonderful forms of exercise you are engaging in, maybe you guys need to open your own gym/barre studio.

    Andrea, you look just lovely. In the first photo, you could be a model or Hollywood A-lister. Your complexion is smooth and radiant in every photo and your figure is svelte and toned. Love the picture of the three of you as the kid is such a great combination of mom and dad. Fun to see you all together.

    I have enjoyed the little bit of duolingo I have played with. Should get back to it. I could read that sentence in Spanish. And could probably say it correctly. I just get nervous when I have to speak under pressure.

    Hope the classes you are teaching are progressing well and that you were able to enjoy a 3-day weekend, too.

    1. Thanks so much, Leslie! And thanks for keeping this blog post series going! Without you, I probably wouldn't be blogging anymore at this point... Writing one sentence a day is always doable, and then there is a blog post at the end of the month...

      And, yes, the class isn't easy! It assumes quite a foundation in biology as well as foundational kinesiology classes, which I don't have... And, yes, moving more into the exercise and healthy living world is a goal...