Hello All! Today is a good day for a mind dump. Typically I use the blogsite to show you pretty pictures and talk about the beautiful families I get to meet, but I haven’t blogged in a while and thought I would be kind and catch everyone up on the craziness that is my life. I’m going to mind dump you now. Ready?
First of all, sorry for continuing to use the word dump, but that’s really the only word I can think of to describe the process of ridding all these random thoughts onto you. I noticed that I’m blogging less and less these days and I want to blog more! I really do, but I made tiny humans and they are kind of taking over my world. In my free time (you know the walk from the bathroom to the kitchen) I started reading a few “helpful” tips on becoming a better blogger. ” Trust me, I know I could use the help.” Tip number one was be a consistent blogger. I’m sighing over here. Tiny humans. Remember? Unless I bring my laptop to the restroom or attempt to blog with one hand out of the shower “consistent” is a word I cannot use for ANYTHING in my life right now. I’ve tried. You all remember the December challenge last year? I think I got up to day 29 and called it quits. “ummm… this is going to be a work in progress… which really means it probably won’t happen, but I’ll try!”
Tip number two was write for yourself. I like this one and I don’t do that often enough. A lot of times I worry that my sense of humor doesn’t come across as funny through text. Or funny at all. I think I’m hilarious, but I have a huge fear that you’ll read this blog and half way through you’ll exit out and never visit my site again! At least I have the pretty pictures thing working for me.
Tip number three comes from a blog I read all the time and love, just.write.words. As of right now, that’s what I’m doing.
Parker and Kenna are wonderful! Crazy beautiful is the only way I can describe them. I could not have asked for better babies. Some quick stats – Parker joined gymnastics and her first class is coming up soon! “My baby is going to the Olympics!” I know, “slow your role momma, she’s four!” I’m giddy to see her in a leotard, jumping into a foam pit and learning the beautiful sport. Kenna is ten months and a healthy eater. By healthy eater I mean, girlfriend eats everything in sight… but she has to keep her energy up because she has officially started walking. She’s all over the place. Are you going back to see how old she is? Yep, you read that correctly, she’s ten months. She’s trying to keep up with her big sister and doing a darn good job of it. I say this every chance I get and to anyone who will listen, but they really are growing up fast. Kenna will be one in September. Parker will be in Kindergarten next year. They are loud and messy, sweet and kind. They drive me insane, but I love them.
An Iron Diet
At the beginning of the year I gave myself a goal to lose the baby weight and get back in shape. I gotta say, I haven’t lost ALL the baby weight, but I’m crushing it! I started working out with a trainer in January and he has shown no mercy. He never let me give up and I’m so much stronger for it. He had me doing a lot of strength training and I have been doing a lot of cardio on my own. I finished a 5k recently and thought I was going to die. A helpful hint: DON’T RUN IN AUGUST IF YOU CAN HELP IT! IT’S HOT!!! I’ve done yoga, religious gym sessions and even started working out with some friends in the evening. I still have a few more personal goals (ABS!), but I’m taking it day by day, mile by mile, sweat soaked shirt, by… UMMMM… you get it. Working out is such a struggle after you have a baby. You think you’re stronger than you really are and I cried a lot because I couldn’t do the things that I once was able to do. I honestly feel so much stronger than I have since… EVER maybe. I have actual muscles.
I’m officially in the 30 something club and I don’t want to be a grown up anymore! “I should have appreciated it more when my parents would pay the bills, cook dinner, pick out my clothes.” I just celebrated turning 29 + 1 + 1. Before I turned 31, the age scared me a little, then my mom gave me a little perspective… I’ll spare you the conversation, but she’s good at that… the whole perspective thing.
Thanks for reading through all that. If you skipped to the end of the blog, here are the highlights:
- Tiny humans keep you from blogging.
- I’m going to try and blog more.
- Exercise is good and I’m working towards ABS.
- Being a grown up sucks sometimes.
- My mom is the best. She’s got a great perspective.
- I make cute kids.
Have a good night! Blog at you again… soon-ish! XO