The Snow Day That Wasn’t

Happy Sunday from a freezing cold Atlanta!

I am 100% positive that yesterday and today are the coldest day we have had since last winter aka today is the first day Joel and I have (reluctantly) had to use the heat in our apartment. All week, we had been anticipating a winter storm to come through late Friday night/early Saturday morning. The weather channel said we were expected to get about 3-4 inches of snow.

When we woke up yesterday morning and peaked out the window – all we seemed to have gotten was a whole bunch of freezing rain and ice. The brittle trees were all covered in icicles but there was no snow to be found. Not that I was very disappointed considering I am not a fan of the cold and/or snow.

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We started our morning with a workout together. I am loving our new Saturday routine we have. With Joel’s job, he normally has work on the weekends but the last couple he has had off which has been great. We started the workout with a mile run warm up before completing an Upper Body Circuit. It was a great way to start the day (aka being lazy for the rest of the day).

We ran a few errands before relaxing on the couch to binge watch our latest Netflix obsession – How To Get Away With Murder.

We recently made a commitment to make a meal together one night a week (which typically falls on Saturday night). The combination of Joel’s job often has him working some nights + our different dietary preferences has led us to be on our own for dinners most nights. We are creatures of habit and typically eat most of the same foods everyday. So in an effort to change up our routine (and to teach Joel how to cook), we have made an agreement to cook something different/or eat out once a week. This sounds silly, but so far it has been great + has been a great date night for us every weekend.

Last weekend we made Lettuce Tacos! This weekend is breakfast for dinner. I could seriously eat breakfast foods and biscuits everyday, all day long if I let myself. On the menu for tonight is an egg white/spinach scramble (for me – I haven’t gotten Joel on the egg train yet), Applegate Chicken & Apple Sausage and PANCAKES!!!

I literally cannot remember the last time I had pancakes – it was honestly those pre-made frozen ones sometime in high school.

Joel was quite the pancake making pro.

Bet you can’t guess which plate is mine…

And cookies… because why not. My neighbor back home makes THE best chocolate chip cookies every holiday season. My mom was nice enough to send Joel and I a few of them in the mail this week. 🙂

 

– Sarah Beth Bosco

Weekly Workouts 1.7.17

Sunday January 1: Rest Day

Monday January 2: Run 4.71 miles, 40:00 min, 8:30 pace

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Tuesday January 3: Bicep & Triceps

Bicep Curls

Hammer Curls

Tricep Push Ups 

Tricep Kick Backs (each arm)

Overhead Tricep Extensions 

12 Reps x 4 

+ Planks & Bicycle Crunches 

Wednesday January 4: Run 3.39 miles, 30:00 min, 8:51 pace

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Thursday January 5: Full Body Circuit Workout

6 Burpees

12 Squat & Press (w 10# dumbbells)

20 Mountain Climbers

12 Squats 

Repeat 5 times

Friday January 6: Run 3.10 miles, 27:07 min, 8:45 pace

Saturday January 7: Run 1 mile + Upper Body Countdown Circuit

Lat Pulldown 

Bicep Curls

Tricep Pulldowns 

Push Ups 

Reps 10, 9, 8, 7 ….. 1

+ 20 Medicine Ball Sit Ups x 3 

– Sarah Beth Bosco

Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness – or Does It?

The past month alone has been such a whirlwind – of good, bad and a few come to Jesus meetings.

For starters, before Joel graduated and moved to Atlanta, we had life figured out. Or so we thought. Joel would move to Atlanta, he would apply to Physical Therapy school here, he would complete school and start working and we would live happily ever after with our little family.

Well as you can probably assume – things do not always go as planned. Three days before he was scheduled to take his GRE, he decided he didn’t want to be a Physical Therapist. It wasn’t something that made him happy or excited to go to work everyday. A career in the health field was something he felt like he had to do, something that would support a family, bring in enough money to buy all of the things we want and to have a happy life.

He slowly figured out (slowly as in spent his whole college career working towards this only to change his mind days before the GRE) that he wasn’t happy with this choice and that he had been working so hard towards it for all the wrong reasons.

When making his final decision, he was a little apprehensive because he didn’t want to let anybody down (i.e. me, my parents, his parents) or be a disappointment for not going on his so called directed path and making X amount of salary. I could honestly not even believe what was coming out of his mouth when he said this. So many people – me included – feel the pressure to do a certain thing or go down a certain path in order to be considered “successful”.

I have told him so many times that I would much rather him chose a career that he is going to be happy with and not be miserable every day going to – it isn’t about the money. Maybe it is to some people – but that is a personal decision we all have to make. Yes it is nice to have that large paycheck coming in every week, but with most jobs that comes with time and experience. Would you rather have a job that pays super well and absolutely hate going to work everyday and be miserable during your one life or have a job that pays good enough at the moment and love going to work every day. You spend a large percentage of your day at work – why not do something you enjoy?

Joel is currently in the process of figuring things out with his new career choice – stay tuned until everything gets figured out. I can already tell that he is 100 times happier with this choice than he was when he was planning to go to physical therapy school and that is what makes me the happiest.

 

– Sarah Beth Bosco

What Nobody Told Me About Living With a Boy

He will test your patience (in a good and bad way – I am very impatient, so I am working on this 🙂 )

Your grocery and water bill will go up (Because frankly, boys eat and shower A LOT – at least this particular boy does…like who showers before a work out?)

Boys are really really messy i.e. you will know exactly where said boy has been and what he did

He will leave peanut butter on the lid of the jelly – still don’t know how this one happens

He will spill beer and leave his dip on your nice new tan couch (and leave a stain)

He will make you laugh until you cry

You have your own adventure buddy 24/7 and someone to take along on all the errands you run

He will be your own personal trainer for your 5 am workouts

He will be the best grocery shopping partner (he will push the grocery cart and carry all the bags to prove how strong he is…and then drop your apples on the concrete (read: bruise your apples before you even arrive home))

You will annoy him when you pester him about his To Do list

He will leave his wet towel on your floor – or even better, on your bed

He will let the dog out when it gets dark outside (You will learn to pull the “it’s dangerous” card on him but really you are just too comfy on the couch to move)

He will ultimately force you into getting a bigger bed because you, him and the dog cannot quite sleep comfortably on a full size bed (this is good and bad…bad because how are little pads of fluff you sleep on maybe 8 hours a day so expensive????)

He will make you watch Jeopardy with him every night at 7:30 and get mad when you get more answers right than he does 🙂

And you will love every minute of all of it.

Stay tuned 😉

– Sarah Beth Bosco