What’s new with you?? I keep trying to get in here to blog and it keeps being pushed to the back burner. So, that’s just how it is right now in my life on a daily basis. Pretty much every time I sit down to the computer I have one or both kids coming to me. Child 1 likes to inform me of various lego kit facts, such as you need to be 7 years old to purchase the Nexo Knights Monster Crasher (made that kit name up, and I’m not planning on buying him any legos any time soon, mean mom that I am), but he still likes to browse all his lego magazines and let me know about his findings. And he wants me to provide him undivided attention to share these very crucial details, so typing while he talks is not acceptable. Child 2 just prefers to climb on me, stand on my lap, pull my papers and pen from me and scribble on them, pound on the keyboard…basic two year old antics, which results in me feeling like a terrible parent and therefore giving in to her attention needs and giving up hope of getting anything done for quite some time.
I have been fairly consistent with getting in 6am workouts for the past month – 22Hardcorps, only 22 minutes long! I am really loving the alternating days of cardio focused workouts and resistance workouts. Lots of push-ups and burpees, but I need push-ups. I hate them. But I need them. I’m starting to see some solid upper body results!!
Some fun things we did the past few weeks: Kindergarten registration for my oldest child, done! If you’ve done this, you no doubt remember the feelings that come with this… mixed feelings of excitement yet sadness, worrying if it’s too much time in school vs free play, hoping he gets a teacher he will love and will love him back…we had New Beginner’s Day last week, where he got to meet and interact with several teachers and see his new school. He did great and I am really pleased with the school.
Strawberry picking at one of our local organic farms! We’ve been eating a lot of strawberries and I froze a lot of them as well, because they pretty much start going bad in a day (the fabulous nature of organic, fresh picked anything). Also, for the record, $20 of strawberries may be too much. I got a little out of hand.
I’m also kicking off a 6 day clean eating reset this week! I like to do this reset every 6 months or so…because I tend to get in the subconscious habit of picking…eating bites here and there, especially with my kids snacks and food…and it catches up with me. Following a laid out, simple and healthy meal plan for 6 days really helps me kick those bad habits for a while and also knocks off a few lbs. Here’s some more info on the reset here if you’d like to see what I’m doing.
And lastly… Disney planning!!!!! Ahhhhh!!!! I’m only KIND of excited!!! Early this year my husband suggested we do Disney – the last words I ever expected out of his mouth as he is not about crowds/mainstream activities/fun things (just kidding). He is lots of fun, he just prefers camping and solitude to waiting in lines to see Mickey and Minnie. Our youngest turns 3 in July, so she is just under the wire for free admission to the parks. So we are heading to Walt Disney World in a few weeks for Magic Kingdom, Legoland and also some beach time. We’ve been busy buying tickets (holy smokes the cost), researching and planning our itineraries. Because apparently you can’t just walk in and leisurely do whatever you want, that’s setting yourself up for complete failure in this day and age. Seriously. I read a blog on it. And my husband read like 10 on it. If you’ve done Disney you probably know this! I’ve been Fast-Passing it up and we have our plan. I’d love to hear any tips you’d like to share!!