Week in Review: September 21-28, 2015 | DITL Vlog & Weekly To Do's |

Monday, September 28, 2015

Hello friends! I hope you are having a wonderful Monday. As many of you know... I post a week in review recapping what happened over the week & weekend. Its something that I have been doing off and on for years. Its just a simple way to give you guys a glimpse into our week. I have changed up the vlogging schedule where I will be uploading a Day in the life vlog Monday...as always and then another on Thursday. Monday's vlog will cover Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the previous week and Thursdays vlog will be for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. So here is the most recent day in the life vlog from this past weekend. Hope you enjoy! 

And here is the day in the life vlog from the beginning of the week! I have already posted this but I like to share it again in the week in review post because both vlogs were from the same week.

This past week:

In our area it rained a lot last week. I did my best to fight through being lazy with a hot cup of tea watching it rain and actually got busy around the house. I cleaned up a lot and also tried to get a lot of desk work in which included everything from paying bills, answering emails, responding to comments, and editing and uploading videos. I stayed on schedule pretty well with the videos even with the power outages, less daylight, and more things to do. Once I got all the the main desk work done, I played around with some of the stickers I shared in my latest etsy haul and got planning for October. Can you believe how fast the months are passing by? I sure can't. Christmas will be here before we know it. Anyway, I had some fun planning and figured out what the upcoming weeks have for us. 

The days here have been cooling off with all that rain and having the back doors open has been more comfortable. Don't get me wrong, I leave it open all times of the year....less in the winter but I need fresh air. And so do the kitty cats. They love it when the doors and or windows open. 

By time Wednesday rolled around I had finally made a decision. I have not been feeling my best for a few reasons but I decided to make some changes to get healthier. I strapped on my fitbit that I had not broken out of the package yet. I got that all working and started walking more. I just went out to the garage and got on that treadmill that I haven't really been friends with. I hooked up the fitbit app that shows me exactly where I am at with many different things but mainly my steps and miles. It was hard the first few days. But I just kept going. I also decided it was time to end the soft drinks in our house. The boys are not so happy about it either. I basically dumped a 12 pack of Mountain Dew down the sink and haven't looked back → That happened last Thursday. ← So we are all doing really well! I have been drinking a lot of plain water and trying to get use to it but sometimes I have been mixing up some different fruit blends just to make it taste a little better. It's helped! 

Here are some of my most recent fitbit stats. You can click on the photo see it enlarged. I am including these just to share how far I have went and my progress. If you have a fitbit and want to join up with me you can find me under my email | mrskishajaggers@gmail.com | or I am simply listed under Kisha Jaggers. It's fun to encourage each other and compete in little challenges. It's very motavting for me to look down at wrist or over at my phone to see my progress while I am actually walking on the treadmill. I am trying to build up my endurance and I will be adding in a few other exercises a long the way. I am not coming off all sugar and carbs. It just will not happen but I am trying to cut back some. And maybe you will see some of those changes happening in upcoming food hauls. :)

Over the weekend, I actually brought the treadmill in the house. I just placed in the living room. At first it was looking at the wall and I was looking to my left to see the tv but that really got on my nerves and started bothering my neck after a few minutes. So I moved it again and got it right in front of the tv which Scott is not too fond of. I might end up having the cable guy come out and put a jack in the dining room and put a tv in there and workout in that room without obstructing the tv with the giant treadmill but for right now it is staying. I had to place the tv up on the desk until I figure out if I want to buy a mount or not. It's fine to me though and can stay up there for all I care. I can see it when walking and Scott and I can see it sitting in the living room. If you are sitting on the big couch it's a bit harder but hey...it's our house and it's ok for now. 

Sunday Scott had some errands to run and I got back on the treadmill and decided I would walk until the pope started Mass. And that's exactly what I did. I actually watched the pope all week and found him so inspiring and humble. I found his messages lifting and he makes me want to be a better person. It was beautiful to watch. And the boys just had to deal with that too. It's strange around here. We all believe different things. I was raised a Baptist and then before I started Catholic I was baptized there. Scott is a Mormon and my children including Laura have been raised mostly out of the church but are very spiritual. We have many things in common. We believe in God, We believe in love and forgiveness, we trust in a high power to help us in life as well as death, we believe in miracles and we believe in prayer. The details don't always matter....the bigger picture matters the most to us. I want to raise healthy kind citizens that can take care of themselves and then help their communities and raise their own families. I just want to know they will all be able to stand strong on their own feet before I leave this world. It's only wish. 

This week's to dos:

:: Get in my 5 miles today and everyday this week. 
:: Go grocery shopping tonight and share haul tomorrow. { And it's getting late! } 
:: Work in planner
:: Have Scott fill the bird feeder
:: Switch purses
:: Pick up Jackson's glasses from being repaired. 
:: Still need to update chalkboard walls. 
:: Dump photos and videos from phone
:: Water indoor plants
:: Turn in Jackson's field trip form
:: Brush out cats and brush Cooper out
:: Get to bed earlier
:: No Mt Dew or Cokes 
:: Toss out old grill....it's time. 
:: Clean vents and ceiling fans
:: Call about firewood...a job I keep putting off with all the rain. 
:: Still gotta run to the post office soon. 
:: Spend tomorrow zone cleaning
:: Return phone calls that I missed today. I have had to keep the phone on vibrate to get more done and finish this blog post. 
:: Buy more sports bras
:: Get new blog book together. 
:: Look for new house. I am just going to have to make it a priority if I want to move. 
:: Send money with Jackson this week for the book fair. 
:: Make more blueberry muffins for the boys....and I might have to have 1 too! 

Here's some inspiration to take with you through your week:

Thank you guys for stopping by. I have been busy all day and I feel like I am about to fall over. I have a couple of miles left to get in if I plan on meeting my 5 mile goal and I will make it. I am counting every step!! I thought about skipping the grocery store and making something easy tonight and going tomorrow which probably will happen but that means I am back on the treadmill for a while! :/ I haven't drank a soda of any kind in days and it really hasn't been as hard as I thought it would be. Maybe the harder days are yet to come and I am just naive...but so far so good! How's your Monday been going? I would love to talk to you either in the comments on the video or on here. I would also love it if you wanted to follow along on fitbit. It's been a very fun encouraging community to join up with and I am really enjoying it! It's amazing what this little tool around my wrist can do! I'll talk to you soon. xx

K Jaggers
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