NOT! Ever since I started talking about our big news I have had tons of people ask if it is that we have baby #2 on the way. I’m only five months postpartum! Let me tell you we are actively trying NOT to get pregnant (birth control all the way- ParaGard IUD for those who are interested). I don’t know how people have two (or three) under two I think I’d lose my mind! We will be sticking to one child.
Stay tuned for the real big news.
It’s been awhile since I have reached out and asked your thoughts. Things have really changed around here from making the transition from CVL to RWT, to leaving my office job to be a full time stay-at-home-mom/health coach/blogger/freelance writer and oh yeah I had a baby.
Now that I am home I am spending more time focusing on the blog as well as our family blog so I am really looking for your feed back on what your likes and dislikes are on the blog, what you think about the look/layout and what you would like to see more or less of.
So for those of you reading this in your reader here is what RWT looks like right now:
I think that over the years I have really made some improvements to the blog and have evolved from a recipe centric blog to a healthy living, lifestyle focused blog (hence the transition form CVL to RWT). So now I’m asking you to take a few minutes to provide some constructive feedback. If you can’t answer the survey in your reader head on over to the RWT mainsite and fill it out (pretty please).
Thank you your feedback is appreciated so much!
This week is going to be pretty crazy at work- we have a convention and then I am leaving next week to be a stay-at-home/work-at-home mom. I will be posting sporadically this week but you should head over to Naturally Family where we have a number of post prepared. Today we are talking about my Pregnancy Ups and Downs and also about creating boundaries in the bedroom.
Snacks: Apple and pistachios (not pictured)
Dinner: For dinner last night I worked on another recipe, Sweet Potato Bean Stew, topped with tomato, avocado and sour supreme with a few whole grain crackers.
Dessert: Swiss Almond Coconut Milk Ice Cream (not pictured)
What did you eat Wednesday?
I have made huge improvements in my workouts over the the past 10 days, i.e. I went from zero to 6.6 miles of run/walk and 35 minute workout last week to this week where I have already put in 11 miles of running and walking and I still have three more days! It feels great to be back. It is crazy how Neil’s accident directly affected my workouts. The first week after his accident was as stressful time that resulted in little sleep and little time to do much of anything besides try to keep the house in a manageable state, check in on Neil frequently and stay up on any commitments that I had. Now things are better and Neil is back to work and slowly getting back to his normal routine. He sees the neurologist in 11 days and we are hoping for good news and that he will be able to get back to running (and driving- I’m over being a taxi driver).
The next step is for me to get back to the gym. It’s been a challenge because I’ve been back to running and it has been beautiful out so no desire to run inside and because Neil is only allowed to go for walks and I’m his driver I haven’t been going right after work. This weekend and until he gets the okay Neil and I are going to go to the gym together after work so I can do some alternative cardio and weights and he can walk on the dreadmill or hangout and read magazines and watch TV.
Okay so we are almost fully back. Neil has 11 more days before he sees the neurologist and (hopefully) gets the okay to go back to running. Since we can no longer do the Disney Half Marathon we have been on the lookout for a new half to run. Today I came across the perfect one; there’s beer, running and the beach….in New Hampshire…in February.
I know it’ll be a little cold for sun bathing but that’s okay we’re there to run and have an amazing time! Is anyone else running this or have you or do you want to?
Training for this half is going to start for me next week! I am sticking with the Galloway plan because I have been using it thus far and am loving it!
On another note I have a 10k on Saturday which I am debating about. It was supposed to be in line with my original half marathon training but since Neil went and got himself injured (silly man) I got thrown off my training plan and I’m not sure if I am physically up to doing it. I had a great 4 mile run this week and a quick and easy 2 mile run yesterday but I am not sure if I am ready to do 6.2 miles on Saturday. I guess I’ll decide between now and 7am tomorrow.
Now on to the good stuff sports bras! I have been working on finding various sports bras for giving me the right support for various activities. When it comes to being active I lucked out that I’m not in need of something that is super supportive since ahem…there isn’t a ton to support. I have tried a number of bras and I have a few favorites but my new addition is easily becoming a favorite of mine for a number of reasons.
For the past few weeks I have been trying out the Moving Comfort Rebound Racer Sports Bra and I am loving it and no you don’t get a photo of me in it so this one from their site will have to do. My thoughts:
- Excellent support
- True to size
- Well Made
- Adjustable Straps (love this and you can use strap as a key holder if you’re like me)
- Could use more colors- not that I’m flashing it around to other people but I’d like to see more variety than black, white and blue
BEST USES (based on my experience)
- High Impact
Yesterday marked the start of of the CVL Eat-In Challenge: 30 Days Restaurant Free.
- My monthly grocery budget for October is $360 plus CSA (two remaining share baskets)
- How you are going to keep yourself on track and what measures you plan to take to make this a successful challenge.
- I am going to blog about my journey, menu plan and focus on buying vegetables, whole foods and bulk items.
- On October 8th, 15th and 22nd post a progress report. The post should include:
- Discuss how things are going and whether you are on track for budget.
- Discuss the meals you had over the course of the week.
- Something you learned, a challenge you faced and how you over came that challenge