Yesterday was Sunday, which means today is Monday and back to virtual school for my boys. Oh yes, queue the return of the high blood pressure and mental breakdowns. Clearly, this is the scarlet O’hare moment – the role of a lifetime only I’ll be coming away with a Razzie instead of an Oscar. Also I’m wearing yoga pants for the fourth century in a row and not a beautiful dress.
The battle started early when I tried to get Goalielocks out of bed at 8:30. Last night he agreed that 8:30 am was a reasonable time to rise and get started. Our conversation, in fact, was quite precise on this timeframe. Sadly, this morning he completely abandoned that sentiment. I never imagined I’d be spending my mornings yelling to get my Goalie out of bed to attend virtual school. Ultimately, it took over a half an hour to get him up and moving. You can only imagine the pleasantries exchanged during that half hour.
Naturally, I took to my yoga mat to recenter and recharge. Normally, I complete my BBG resistance workout in the morning, but today I flipped my schedule. Instead I took a gentle flow yoga class with my dear friend and teacher Monica from Yoga Mundo. This morning it was just me in the class, which made for a great, personalized session. The virtual yoga classes have been a great tool to stay connected with my friends, but also continue my practice. Over the past six months, my practice has grown exponentially and I’m anxious to build on those gains.
By the time I finished my yoga class, my Mayor was starting to make lunch. He sautéed onions and chicken to serve with gluten free spaghetti and marinara sauce. First of all, it was awesome because he made it, which means I didn’t. Secondly, the food was absolutely delicious. I’m fairly certain that my Mayor is the best chef in the house. Needless to say, I’m thrilled that he’ll be continuing with the culinary program in high school next year.
After a brief nap with the puppies on the couch, I went to complete my resistance workout. I just started BBG week 7 and it’s a real ass locker. Honestly, by the fourth round of burpees, I had no bounce left and my hands were tired. Not to mention my legs were ready to collapse. These workouts are phenomenal and truly keep you moving and your pulse rate high. At the same time, I’ve never been stronger in my life. Plus, I’m desperately trying to fight off the quarantine fifteen with a non functioning thyroid!
As soon as I finished my workout, I turned on the Keurig and brewed some coffee. I was utterly and completely exhausted after the workout. Not to mention, I had to go immediately back to being headmaster of Hockey Mom Fit’s Virtual Reform School for Boys. I know what you’re thinking, but unfortunately I’m out of Bailey’s. When the hubby got home, I let him know that after only five days of virtual school I have earned a trip to Europe. Moreover, I’m half way to earning a trip to Fiji. Ideally, I would be transported this evening to Fjord Norway, but sadly that won’t happen. Anyway, this is not easy, but we will succeed. Namaste my friends!
Here’s a list of our day’s activities:
*Reading To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
*Watched Family Guy and Community
*Watched the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
*Completed BBG day 1 week 7 resistance workout – legs and glutes
*Attended Gentle Flow Yoga with Monica from Yoga Mundo
*Took Anakin, Maya and Athena on a walk
*Worked on Obedience Training with Anakin inside and outside. I split it up into two sessions today.
*Pulled my hair out managing my teenagers and virtual schooling.