It’s funny how you can blog almost every day and yet feel a little disconnected from your blog and its readers. Maybe it’s that I feel a little disconnected from my own life these days. There are many nights when I get home from work, spend a few hours with Magnolia, watch a TV show with Neal, and then head to bed. The to-do list is ever growing, but the hours in a day never change.
2015 has been a great year so far! I’ve adjusted to my life as a working mom and am now trying to organize myself in order to spend more time on my businesses, hobbies, and passions. There are never enough hours in a week, but I really want to get back to a place where I feel more in control of my life.
Some weeks are whirlwinds, and as much as I’d like to relax on the weekend, weekends are often the only chance I have to get things done. Still, this week I’ve tried to take a few minutes to step back and recognize all I’ve been up to. I thought today we could play a little catch up…
4 weeks ago I started working with a personal trainer! One of my goals for this year was to get back into the weight room. While I’ve always enjoyed lifting weights and essentially creating my own programs, I wanted something different. I wanted to follow a more structured program and to have a trainer I could turn to for support and accountability. Julie, of The Working Body, is a personal trainer and massage therapist in Philadelphia and I’ve been so incredibly happy working with her virtually. Julie offers virtual personal training services, which include a weekly one-on-one phone call to assess my training.
I’m currently lifting weights 3 times a week before work and am taking 2 spin classes on weekends. This week Julie also added in some sprint intervals, per my request, which I’m hoping will help me to transition back into running. My hope is to sign up for a 5K or 10K this spring.
All in all, I’ve been really happy with my workouts this year and am excited to see my body chance over the course of 2015.
As I mentioned yesterday, I’ve been working hard to re-categorize all of my blog posts here on Coffee Cake and Cardio. While that’s a great thing, I’ll admit that it has been a little discouraging to read post after post about my weight loss. I’ve achieved a lot since starting Coffee Cake and Cardio, but it’s just hard realizing you’re still in the same weigh range as you were 4 years ago.
I definitely fell off the wagon this past weekend, eating out with family a ton, but I got back on the saddle yesterday and am feeling good. I am tempted not to weight in today at Weight Watchers, BUT my weight is my weight. Avoiding it doesn’t do anything for me. I think it’s important to own up to my decisions and to move forward.
I didn’t do much in the way of Food Prepping this week, but I did whip up a batch of Crockpot Salsa Chicken. Obviously I’m on a salsa chicken kick these days, but it’s healthy and versatile!
I really love blogging, and I love Coffee Cake and Cardio, but I’ve felt a little scatterbrained lately. I just really miss the amount of time I used to be able to dedicate to blogging. Blogging has always been a career I love but I just haven’t had the time to write each evening and to work on larger projects on weekends. I have some really exciting things coming up in 2015, making it really important for me to get organized and to work harder at maximizing my free time. I hope to spend some time this weekend reorganizing myself and getting back to the topics I love writing about.
Being a mom is absolutely fabulous. Magnolia is just the best. Heck, I miss her when she’s just a room away from me, let alone at daycare all day! The transition to daycare was hard on me, but she has done great. She has her little baby buddies and really loves the daycare.
I haven’t found the perfect groove just yet, but we’re getting there. Probably just in time for things to change again. It’s hard finding the balance between spending oodles of time with her and getting work done. Again, I just haven’t found my groove, but being a mom is amazing!
I am really looking forward to the spring and summer months. To be able to spend time outside, to go on long walks with my family, and to grill! I look forward to going to Nationals games, taking Magnolia down to the National Mall, training for races, and traveling. Having a baby in the fall was great, but I’m ready for the warm weather to arrive and to be able to enjoy more of life’s simple pleasures.