Great to have you back more Denise
How do you like it where you live? Where did you move to?
Also why does the stepper hurts your legs?
I haven't found a place I did not like
I moved to SE Michigan. The biggest factor is adjusting to the weather. Summer was fine, but there was not one night that I could have gone out on the deck in just a bikini. Far from what it was like in Ocean City (beach resort). It was simply too cold to do so. Although the people who were born and raised here were just fine! lol I got a chill two days ago I can not shake and spend a few hours covered in several quilts huddled in a corner just trying to get warm. Kinda worries me a bit about winter approaching
The stepper burns the top of my legs, fine for most people, but as a competitor I need muscle and my legs are a hard build. I push weight with them and try to lay off of them pretty much after that.
Yes, how are you settling in to your new state? How are your kids adjusting to a new school?
Settling in pretty well. Mostly staying busy with so many projects!!!! But have been asked to teach at several of the gyms, with my schedule will probably narrow that down to a couple of them with the largest member participation.... I want full classes or it's not worth my time
I only have one in school, my youngest. She loves it! She has made many new friends and it looks as if the entire year is a complete review for her (she was homeschooled before and is quite a bit ahead). This is a good thing I think as all the good grades help keep her confidence. It's a blue ribbon school district, I met the teachers and really like them. They teach more "old school" style with drills and repetition, the same as I have always taught her, so def her learning style.Shameless bragging time:
She has already started her school year with essays on AR and veganism, lol And did quite well. And the kids have totally embraced her.
Sometimes kids can be more open minded then adults I suppose!
My AR Baby (and tree hugger):
The next eldest is homeschooled and we have found a couple of groups in the area for field trips, networking etc and Detroit News just did a big article on it.
She also enrolled in a Hip Hop dance class. Unlike other kids, she is so used to jumping in and not caring what others thing, she is tearing up the dance floor.... let me tell you, unlike her mother, this kid can dance! She and the only boy in the class were really tearing it up and the teacher had to keep holding them back as the ballet dancer click whom was also in the class could not do the snap snap spin drop spin stop on head, and had trouble with keeping the really sharp rhythm necessary for that type of dancing. Perhaps it will come with time. But with Savannah's gymnastics, cheerleading (drill squad) and Irish Step Dancing, rhythm she has.
Also a model and very much into fitness.... future figure gal?:
My eldest daughter, in drivers ed as we speak (stay off the sidewalks, hehe) is in college at 16. She is taking photography and journalism.
Taking the world by storm with her "I don't care what others think" attitude. Future Journalist:
My son stayed in Maryland, also in college (IT classes) and in a rock band (bass player and singer for a grind core/screamo band) who is steadily booking more and more gigs, so he is quite happy being able to do what he loves.
Writes his own music, making his own path .... and loves his Mommy (never forgets to call)! hehe
My new additions:
Very loving children, smart, gorgeous and caring. And yes, in my home they are veg. Funny thing is, they are starting to make the same choice outside my home!