Mama Baby Fitness and the Regular Rant


Not too much to report this week, although I did attend a Mom/Baby fitness class that I loved, and it was definitely out of my comfort zone, so that's a notch on the resolution belt :)

I also celebrated my 38th birthday this past week.  The hubby got me a glider for the baby's room (which I wanted so badly and absolutely love) as well as flowers, and he made an amazing dinner complete with lobster, steak and shrimp.  The teenager got me a book that looks incredible, as well as a mug that says "Reading is my super power".  She knows me so well.

On Saturday morning I woke up to this after a night of partying with friends, so that was fun - how can you possible complain about anything when this is what you wake up to?

And because I'm sharing cute pics of the baby, I have to include one of the gorgeous teen too...she's pretty damn awesome.

I made some pretty great meals this week, but didn't get any pictures, so you're out of luck in the recipe department.  I made ribs, lobster bisque with homemade cheesy biscuits, and Jamaican stew chicken.  All of the dishes were to die for, so it's a shame I didn't document them.

On to my resolutions...

1. Read a minimum of 20 mins per day - 36 out of 57 days, not great

2. Read a minimum of 1 book per month -
January - The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
February - The Buddha and The Borderline

3. Drink 80oz of water per day - 15 out of 56 days... still an embarrassment!

4. Get in a minimum of 10,000 steps daily - 41 out of 57 days. Not bad, but there's room for improvement

5. Post on this blog weekly - so far so good

6. Lose the baby weight and get into the best shape of my life - The scale hasn't really been moving, I've lost a total of 25.2 lbs since having Brie, and I have 11 lbs left to reach my goal weight.  We are planning a trip (very soon) to a beach destination, so I have no choice but to kick this weight loss into high gear.  It's time to really buckle down here.

7. Have 12 no spend weeks - This isn't going so well. I'll keep trying

8. Write for 30 mins per week - I was on track, but fell behind recently. I'm at an upsetting part of the "story" and didn't want the added stress. It's been very hard dealing with Shaf's death and surrounding issues, so I'll get back to it soon, just not yet.

9. Get rid of 52 things - also from the same website - what a great idea to get rid of things that have been accumulated over the years and just collect dust
1-6. Books given to my daughter's friend, they were duplicates that I didn't need to hang on to
7. Threw out some cleaning products and knick knacks that were under the kitchen sink
8. Got rid of some baby clothes that we had been given by a friend - they were all boys clothes
(since we thought we were having a boy) - I kept some neutral items and brought the rest to Once
Upon A Child for some cash
9. Got rid of all the old tupperware (and bought a new set - does that count? I'm going to say yes
because in the past I would have kept the old & the new)
10. Dumped all of the expired vitamins and medicine that we had (some dating as far back as 2010!!) - more on that below

10. Organize/clean 52 areas (that I wouldn't normally clean during my daily/weekly routines)
1. Organized my book shelves by giving away duplicate books, grouping the self-help novels together, grouping authors together that I have huge collections of, and alphabetizing the remaining books
2. Cleaned the area underneath the kitchen sink - it was a disaster. Now everything is organized
and accounted for
3. I cleaned the top of the hallway closet and threw out winter gear that had no matches along with
other little things that had no business being there (or anywhere). A small project, but a needed
one! (see pictures below)
4. I cleaned our "medicine cabinet" - we have a section of shelving in our kitchen where we keep vitamins and medicine. Most of the bottles were expired, and it was a mess up there. See before and after pics above. And yes, I am still taking prenatal vitamins. We plan on having one more baby so might as well stay healthy for that. To be honest I think I'll continue taking them indefinitely - they are great.

11. Email or call my Grandma weekly - Doing well with this one

And I'm adding one more:

12.  Do things to get me out of my comfort zone
 1. I attended a mom/baby fitness class, and loved it so much that I'll be going weekly (with a friend     of mine pictured above)