Good morning! I hope your Wednesday is off to a good start.
My day began as all Wednesdays seem to around here. By 5:30 a.m. Ryan and I were peddling away on side-by-side ellipticals, pounding out a quick 20-minute light cardio session before it was time for some strength training.
Today’s workout focused on leg and abdominal exercises.
|Stability ball split squats||15 each leg – slowly!||3|
|One legged leg press||15 each leg||3|
|Step ups||15 each leg||3|
|Lunges||15 each leg||3|
|Various crunches on stability ball||50||2|
|Plank hold||60 seconds||1|
In and out and on with my life!
It was an egg sandwich kind of day around here.
On my plate: Two fried eggs plus a whole wheat English muffin topped with muenster cheese and raspberry preserves.
Time to discuss something fun!
New Girl Scout Badges
Have you guys heard about the new Girl Scout badges?
According to Girl Scouts of the USA spokeswoman Alisha Niehaus, the organization added new badges "that will help girls build the leadership skills they’ll need for success in the 21st century."
Some of the new badges include:
- Public Policy
- Website Design
- Financial Literacy
- Entertainment Technology
I was a brownie and a junior in Girl Scouts and I remember wanting my sash to be filled with badges! I think it’s great that Girl Scouts is expanding their badges to include skills that are applicable in today’s world. Hopefully the new badges will help equip the girls with valuable tools for the future.
I know my dad would be all over the Financial Literacy badge. When I was in college he made me take Personal Finance even though the class was not required for my major because he thought it would teach me skills I would need in the real world.
I remember my Personal Finance teacher saying, "I know you’ll likely leave this class and forget the formulas we discuss, but it is my goal to help you acquire knowledge that will make you question fishy situations and help you know when you should research something further to make educated decisions."
I also remember him saying that money is one of the leading causes of divorce because spenders and savers are often attracted to each other.
Questions of the Morning
- Are you a spender or a saver? Do you find yourself attracted to people who are financially the same as you or your financial opposite?
- If you could add a new Girl Scout badge to the program, what badge would you add?
- I am a saver and am attracted to savers. Frivolous spenders make me nervous and antsy!
- If I could add a new badge, I would add an animal rescue badge where Girl Scouts would learn about animal rescue organizations and pet adoption.