I feel like I can’t get caught up on anything lately…life has just been so busy. It’s a good busy though, so I can’t be too mad about that. Summertime is always like this I suppose. Last summer was incredibly busy, but I still had free time to do things I wanted, like ill-advised glider refinishing. Now life and my free time revolves around Jenson. And that’s okay right now. He’s worth it.
I’ve done some workouts lately – like real workouts and not just reading a magazine on the treadmill or elliptical (though I still push myself when I do that). I got them from Carrots and Cake blog. She does some crossfit and some made-up workouts and I just pull the things out of them that I’m capable and willing to do. She just had a baby like 6 weeks ago and is already doing serious workouts. At 6 weeks postpartum, I had taken a few walks around the neighborhood (before the weather turned) and one or two yoga classes. At nine months pp, I’m just starting to do “real” workouts.
I learned that a seemingly simple workout of KB snatches and overhead walking lunges really kicks my butt (I was sore within 20 minutes) #nomuscleanymore
AND, I’m completely incapable of doing an overhead squat properly anymore (or ever?). Not sure if it’s because I was already sore, my hips are tight, or I’m just too weak to squat with 24 lbs overhead. But they were sad ½ squats. The other part of the workout was no better. I sucked at the double-unders (and I would need to pump immediately before future attempts because it hurt), so I switched to single and messed up enough times that I stopped after 125. I’m blaming the fact that I couldn’t find the good speed rope and had to use the ropes like we had in school (with the plastic tube clacky things).
I’m SOOOO behind on posts. Like weeks. And I have a bunch ½ completed in drafts. But often I’m in the kitchen or running around doing things until 1030. And then I have to edit photos, work on my photo album (while pumping), and sometimes spend too much time on facebook. I need more hours – and this is with me going to bed at 1230 or 1 a.m.! And Lo is helpful, so it’s not because I’m doing everything myself.
We’ve had lots of company lately too (which accounts for some of the behindness on posts) – but it was great! Like I’ve said before, I’d rather live life and enjoy company than blog about it, so I’m not mad about that. Plus our overnight guests were mostly there to help us. Our sitter was on vacation, and we (thankfully) had several family members (some of our sisters and our moms) offer to stay with us to watch him so I didn’t have to take all the days off work. It was a perfect situation because he got to be with people who love him (like his sitter “grandma w” does), and we knew he was in good hands and didn’t have to worry. Plus we got to spend time with our families in the evenings. So 8/9 days, we had overnight guests – but since they are low-maintenance family, we don’t have to impress or entertain them and could just go about our business.
….like how I left my sister downstairs hanging out with the dogs (boof and her little sweetie Gemma) while I opened some packages that arrived. I ordered a bunch of clothes from Kohls, Gap, and Target (some for family pics, and others just because I need some new clothes that aren’t black and gray). I was like – I’ll just open these since I just put Jenson down for the night and was already up there and the packages had been sitting there for 2-3 days. (it drives Lo nuts that I don’t open things right away) Well, I ordered about 15 things from kohls (some for each of us) and they sent each and every item in a different package. Literally. One pair of baby jammies in one bag, a pair of socks in another, one shirt in another….all the way through each and every item. Actually, that’s a lie…the very last package I opened (which was a box instead of a bag for some reason) had a shirt and a single serving pack of some type of keebler cookies, lol. I’m not sure if it was just a free sample that Kohls was including for some reason, or if the person packing the box left part of his or her lunch in there, lol. So anyway, I had to open like 20 shipping bags, most of which didn’t have the easy tear tabs. By the time I got to the last few, I stopped even opening the bags that the clothes were in inside and finally just stacked them all back on the floor. Some of the things that I did look at and try on are great though!
I got a haircut and highlights! I was having some bad post-partum hair loss regrowth, and all of the hair along my hairline is short baby bird hair that just sticks straight out. While the bangs don’t hide them (since they are side swept), they do distract from them a bit. It’s a nice change. I haven’t had highlights since the month before I got pregnant and they’ve all grown out. I go to a lady who does balayage highlights and she’s really good at them, so they grow out really well. She travels all over the U.S. to teach coloring training at salons and such. My (male) coworker said I looked taller today and asked if I was wearing big heels. I think it’s just that my hair is much shorter. I was also told that I looked like I lost more weight…by someone who saw me last week. I didn’t…I took this picture in the Dr’s office, and I weighted exactly the same as last week. Sometimes I think people say that just to have something to say. But anyway…my hair isn’t as light as it looks in this picture – she really just added like 15 or 20 highlights.
If you like to eat at Chipotle, you’ll want to know these 12 secrets of Chipotle. What I really want to know is the recipe for their Honey chipotle vinaigrette. It’s what dreams are made of.