Hey friends! I wanted to have a place in my blog to have the heart to heart chats about everyday life and so this is where that will happen. When you come back just check under the 'My Life' tab and you will find these posts!
This week has been really busy. We have a friend visiting from Canada who is helping Chris teach up at the ski/snowboard hill. It's been really great for him to have someone who loves it as much as he does and so they have been taking up big groups of people and also giving lessons to the instructors up there. Snowboarding is so new here so it's vital to have someone teach them how to teach! He has one more week of Chinese class before the break and his master's classes started up again this week.
Business: I've been busy setting up new goals for my business. Trying to find the balance between realistic goals that actually push you verses setting goals so low that you reach them but don't actually grow. To high and you blame it on the 'it wasn't realistic' card or too low so that it doesn't get you where you want to ultimately be but you don't have to face your fear of failure. Does that make sense? I'm getting my goals written out and will share when it's ready. With that- I had a wonderful woman join my team as a new coach yesterday and am really excited to get her started with her business.
Parenting: In the mom world I've been reading the book 'Love and Logic'. So far the main idea is that kids will learn by having to deal with results of their actions. For example, Johnny doesn't want to wear his coat. Rather than argue for 10 minutes about it- you just let him go without it. Then 30 minutes later when he's freezing you let him come to the conclusion that it was a bad choice. You don't say I told you so but rather empathize with the situation. The author teaches us to let our kids make choices now so they can learn how to make wise ones when they get older. I see so many benefits to this way of thinking and at the same time I am processing where the line is of us setting the boundaries. If my kid gets cold that's one thing. But when it gets physical I don't know how I feel about it. I agree that it's better to let your kid learn not to push a kid when they are five (by having a kid push him back) rather than let them learn at twenty when they could get seriously injured in a fight. But I wonder when it comes to siblings how it should work. I'm sure the author would say I intervene WAY to much but at the same time I don't want it to be up to my kids to determine where the line is when it gets physical. Sure they wrestle all the time but I'm not ok with even a little shoving if it's in anger. I want my house to be a place of peace and where they are treated respectfully and not where it's whoever is the strongest wins. Yes, they need to learn that they can't push people but maybe they could learn by getting a time out rather than getting a tooth knocked out? Yet, I do see how he says getting a tooth knocked out will leave a more lasting impression than a time out. If that makes sense? I know he's not saying let your kids run wild- I've just spent the week processing how I can learn from some of his ideas.
Workouts: If you saw my post you will know that I started running this week! Like I said in the post I hate running but am doing it to have something new to do and also to have a friend to workout with. I'm still doing ChaLEAN Extreme and TurboFIRE, just mixing them all together. I'm right on track to hit my goal of 1000 minutes in my heart rate zone for the month of Jan! (I just count workout times, not other time in the day my HR may get high.) My eating has also been good, I told myself to cut back on cheese and it's made a huge difference. I'm not cutting it out for life but sometimes I get stuck on a certain food so I'll take a break for a few weeks and it seems I can come back to it with more self-control. I can see a huge difference my tummy area just by refocusing on my eating again. Nothing drastic but even a few small changes can help! I'm also very blessed that so many women in my FB accountability groups are feeling the encouragement/motivation to reach for their health goals this year.
I hope you have a great week. I don't know if I even realized all I had going on in my head until I started writing. I could have written about 5 more paragraphs (apartment hunting/personal trainer studies/bike was stolen/haircut gone wrong) but don't want to go crazy on you!