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Mommy and Me Monday | The beginning Ep. 1!

This past week I read two articles about how one person blogs so she can have memories for her kids and another was someone who was very sick and wanted to know what sorts of things she should write in letters to her children. This really really struck me that I want to at least try to record a few things for my kids about what happened when they were little.

Last Sunday we spent a lot of time working in our yard. Our new rental had a pretty nasty yard with a ton of weeds and a garden box – full of mostly dead plants. We finally got everything dead pulled out. Then we bought some new potting soil and planted some wildflowers and sunflowers – a favorite of Hannah! We also used some egg crates to try and start some seeds for spinach and zucchini! I tend to have a black thumb but here’s hoping we can get something to grow!!

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Then our week kinda flipped. I woke up Monday very sick with a stomach bug. Like I couldn’t get out of bed until almost noon! Thankfully hubby was able to stay home and watch the kids. They had a blast playing legos and matchbox cars! But then this bug went through the house. We had a good and easy Tuesday and Wednesday so I could recover. Wednesday evening Teddy decided was the perfect time to get sick. So long night there. We took it easy Thursday. Friday on the way home from the gym Hannah started feeling bad and poor girl got sick during her nap.

Mommy and me - surviving a week of the stomach bug!

Floor cuddles (I have shorts on don’t worry!) on a towel with our bowl nearby…

The stomach bug is no joke. My essentials this week were the following: Gatorade, bread, crackers, cheerios, Diaper sprayer & SprayPal , shout stain remover, and Norwex. My diaper sprayer and spraypal were awesome for cleaning off all the blankets, sheets, clothes, animals that became casualties of this bug! My shout was to try and keep everything clean!! and my Norwex was to first clean everything up ( they hold so much more and clean up better than any number of paper towels) and then since they are antibacterial I used them to clean my whole house!

This may not be the happiest Mommy  and Me Monday but hey we got through a week of the stomach bug so that’s a win in my book!

Sadly my dear hubby got the bug Saturday so we had a low key weekend with lots of downtime and cleaning. Now we are all feeling better so its time to ramp up for a new week! Do you have anything special planned this week?

I’m Back to Running!!!!

Helllooo!!! Remember me? I’m still here… been plugging along and finally back to running! You can see my updates on my Instagram!

I need to do a ‘catch up’ post of what I’ve been doing because its really important in general for my health and wellness and I want to share it with you mostly for your learning!!

For now though – I finally went to the local running store and got NEW shoes and a new pair of socks!

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These are the Mizuno Wave Inspire 12 and Balega hidden comfort socks.  I love these socks – they are made in South Africa and super soft! I usually get a neutral shoe, but the guy at the store was noticing a little pronation in my right foot so we went the safe route. Bonus is that local running stores have a 30 day satisfaction guarantee! I love getting personalized shoe fitting!!

So what is the plan? Well the plan is to RUN. ha. My current goals are:

  • Sprints 1x per week. anywhere from 6-10 30 second sprints.
  • long sprints/mini tempo. 400-800 tempo intervals for now.
  • Working up to a 5k. nothing strenuous but run/walk build up.

I have been doing some sprints off an on the last few months but am going to start tracking my progress. I would love to do a couple 5ks this summer, so we will see if I can slowly build up to that. I don’t really have bigger goals than that at the moment. I want to see how it goes getting back to running and how my body feels. its been about 3 years since I have run consistently so I want to take it slow! Plus I’m a few pounds heavier than I was a few years ago! My goal isn’t to compete right now. It is just to have run being back to running and getting my endurance built back up and helping myself get healthier!

Have you returned to running after a hiatus?

JillFit 20×20 August Challenge

If you have been following me awhile, you know I have been an avid fan of Jill Coleman for quite awhile. I joined her JillFit Lifestylers group before I got pregnant with Hannah. I learned so much about metabolic effect, High intensity training, and just weight lifting in general. It really gave me the added UMPH I needed to top off my running. Since then I’ve stayed in touch with Jill and some of the coaches through other similar programs such as Momsanity.

A couple weeks ago, I saw the email Jill sent out about her August 20×20 challenge. Basically she was offering a free month of workouts for anyone who wants to join in. You have to do 20 – 20 minute workouts in the month of August and at least 12 of them have to be using weights. (You can’t do all cardio HIIT!) My friend B said she was going to sign up and encouraged me to do so. It averages out to needing to workout 5 days a week for the month! That is a lot and more than I have done in a couple years!! However, I figured I could give it my best shot and see! There are prizes if you participate and post on Instagram.

I have been continuing to do 20 minute workouts since getting back after Teddy was born. Who has time for an hour of weight lifting?! Not me. One of the things I am excited for with this challenge was a few new workouts. I have been doing pretty similar workouts the last few months and was in desperate need of mixing it up more! Another thing I am hoping for is just more of a burn overall and some better muscle development from working out more! I am not going to the gym 5 days a week! Let me assure you! I am trying to go about 3 and do 2 workouts from home.

I’ll Recap from the start to now!

JillFit 20x20 Challenge 2015 Day 1

Day 1: I started off with the Upper Body workout at the gym. I don’t have enough weights or equipment to do this at home. It was good! I was not super sore, so likely I needed to use heavier weights.

JillFit 20x20 Challenge 2015 Day 2

Day 2: At Home I was able to do the 5×4 full body workout. I did it during nap time or supposed naptime – both kids pretty much screamed the whole workouts! However I wanted to get it done. 20 minutes is NOT long in the grand scheme of things!

JillFit 20x20 Challenge 2015 Day 3

Day 3: I hit the gym again for the squat/lunge madness workout. Let me tell you – that is Madness for sure!! However I seriously love these type of workouts. They really push you! I was quite sore afterwards, but keeping moving definitely helped! (Chasing 2 kids you don’t have time to just sit!!)

JillFit 20x20 Challenge 2015 Day 1

Day 4: I hit the gym for a repeat of the Upper Body workouts. This time I tried to go a little heavier and also recorded the weight I was using so I can try to improve on it!

JillFit 20x20 Challenge 2015 Day 5

Day 5 (Yesterday) : I did the 5×4 full body workout at home again. It is not easy! Whew! I feel stronger

Here is my plan for workouts this week!

Tuesday: HIIT intervals on the Bike trainer

Wednesday: Upper Body & plyometrics at home

Thursday: Squat/lunge madness at the gym

Friday: HIIT intervals on the bike trainer (or rest)

Saturday: Upper Body weights at the gym

Are you participating in the challenge? Do you like it?

Hello Again!

Hi!!

Yes its been awhile, but if you have a look you will see things have changed!! I have fully moved the blog from Squarespace over to a self hosting platform. Back to wordpress! Yay! There is a new theme, colors and a few more things coming! A slow work in progress!

Anyways, I have lots of fun stuff planned, a few reviews, workouts, and some kiddie updates!

The blog name is staying the same because I feel like I am running through life, even if I am not currently actually running. More on this later, but sometimes I do wish life would slow down!!

Stay tuned this week for my current workouts and one of my absolute favorite baby items!

Glad to see you around again!

Kelly’s Closet Birthday Fluff Giveaway – Sweet Pea AIO & Pail Liner!

Today is day 9 of 14 in Kelly’s Closet Birthday celebration!! 

I found Kelly’s Closet when I was searching for a place to buy Cloth Diapers. I ordered from them first in 2013, but they have been around since 2001! I was just a baby getting out of High School! eek! They are celebrating their 14th Birthday with 14 days of giveaways!

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Today’s giveaway is a Sweet Pea Bamboo AIO in Raccoon and a pail liner in Indigo. The Retail value is $36.94! 

I used a few Sweet Pea newborn covers with Teddy and absolutely loved them! Plus an AIO diaper is the perfect thing for on-the-go. I love them because they are more absorbent and they are easy to use whereever you have to change baby! Plus a pail liner! You can never have enough I have learned!! 

Kelly’s Closet is now home to almost 100 brands of cloth diapers, diapering accessories, and eco-friendly products for the entire family.  Kelly’s Closet is a small family business that reaches through the computer screen and engages with customers every day, providing cloth diaper education and support to thousands daily.  For the next 14 days, Kelly’s Closet has partnered with some of their favorite brands and bloggers to bring you 14 days of giveaways, fun and prizes!  Each day there will be a new item added to the giveaway!

 

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Head over to The Cloth Diaper Whisperer for all the giveaways! Be sure to follow them both Kelly’s Closet & Diaper Shops social media pages for more chances to win.  

Facebook: Kelly’s ClosetDiaperShops Cloth Diaper Support GroupThe Cloth Diaper Whisperer

Twitter: @DiaperShops #kellyscloset #fluffiversary #clothdiapers

Instagram: @DiaperShops #kellyscloset #fluffiversary #clothdiapers

Pinterest: DiaperShops

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A huge thanks to the following brands for sponsoring the Fluff-iversary Celebration with their prizes.  Rumparooz, AppleCheeks, BALM! Baby, Moraki, Logan & Lenora, Tidy Tots, Rockin’ Green, Imagine Baby, Geffen Baby, aden+anais, WolbyBug, Sweet Pea Diapers, Kissaluvs, Funky Fluff, Smart Bottoms, Thirsties, Pink Lemonade and Lillebaby.  

 

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