Thursday, June 03, 2010
Small Successes (Vol 3)
1. I'm officially a smaller size!!!!! Today I bought a new skort and polo shirt both in a smaller size! They fit right off the rack without any creative movement to stretch out the waistband- you know what I'm talking about. How did I get this way....
2. I've been getting up at 6 am and am in the basement working out by 6:20 (that it takes me 20 minutes to get from my bed to the basement should tell you something). I do P90X every day and I’m done by 7:30. The benefit, beside the obvious payoff of exercise itself, is that I have accomplished a major goal of my day before the baby is awake. It’s been 3 weeks and I’m starting to adjust to this new routine, although I don’t think I’ll ever get used to that early hour.
3. Family Rosary (only one decade) every night after dinner has resulted in my children learning all the prayers: Apostles Creed, Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, Fatima prayer, Hail Holy Queen, Rosary prayer and Invocations to the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts. They are learning the St. Gertrude prayer. I set my phone alarm for the Angelus and say a Hail Mary when it rings. Today the kids heard it and, on their own, prayed Hail Mary, Hail Holy Queen and the Rosary prayer. When these simple, little things I try to help my kids and myself grow in holiness work, I can't help but to be amazed.