Endurance, cardio and other momlife fitness chatter

I went to my second-last boot camp session in a local church basement this morning. A group of local moms come here every Wednesday at 9:15 am, after the school morning routine, and we spend an hour working out, focusing mostly on core exercises, weight and strength training, and a little bit of cardio.

Back when I started eight weeks ago I did some jump rope. I could do something like 11 seconds before I had to stop from all the huffing and puffing.

Today, I did three sets of 80 seconds. That’s almost a minute and a half! 🙂 Continue reading “Endurance, cardio and other momlife fitness chatter”

Entrepreneuring a side business as a SAHM

I joined an app for offering my services as a dog walker because I am me and I can’t advertise myself without help.

(Shy, introverted, awkward…)

And by advertise I mean market myself. Like, post flyers on community boards and talk to people. That type of marketing.

Ugh.

Which isn’t to say that I didn’t do that. Continue reading “Entrepreneuring a side business as a SAHM”

High points, low points

The high point today was knowing boot camp was on. Today is my third time going to the church basement and exercising with other moms.

The low point was that I woke up at 4:30 am with a headache coming from my neck and shoulder area. Continue reading “High points, low points”

Slipping…

Is anyone else in a mood?  We’re still on holidays here in Canada until the  first week of September but I tell you I’m really getting ready for the routine to return. Every year, every late summer, I find that the lack of UNINTERRUPTED time to myself for even just a couple of hours a day has me feeling very out of sorts. Continue reading “Slipping…”

Fun with dogs, aka never a dull moment

Dog walking in Toronto’s neighbourhoods is in actual fact a fairly decent part-time gig. Unlike in some parts of Europe where you may only make a few coins to look after a dog, here the pay is enough to supply groceries for a family of four if you walk four to five times a week.

The standard rate, according to research in my city, is around $18-25 per half hour for one dog.

HALF an hour. That’s 30 minutes of walking and socializing with a dog.

Not too shabby, right? Continue reading “Fun with dogs, aka never a dull moment”