A week ago, I announced that I was going to make 6/1 the new 1/1. I was feeling exhausted and cranky, and I was engaging in what I could consider “bad behavior” in two realms in particular: crappy eating (yes, still paleo-ish but with an excess of chips, wine, and dark chocolate) + time wasted through escape into the black hole of my iPhone.
It is June 8th today and I feel about a million times better. I have been following Whole30 guidelines (except for one night which was a date night — no regrets) and have stayed OFF of my phone, for the most part. My Moment app reveals that over the past 7 days, my phone screen time averaged to 28.5 minutes/day. Previously, I am embarrassed to reveal how many days I was up over the 2 hour mark. I have also been reading a little bit of the Jon Kabat-Zinn book on mindfulness every morning, and am loving the new (unplugged) start to the day.
Annoying things still happen. A power outage during my treadmill run this AM, for example. And yesterday, C took only 30 minutes nap total and paradoxically acted like I spiked his milk with Red Bull. But I am finding that I can approach these things so much more . . . gently than I would have a week ago.
So, that’s good.
noticing little bits of beauty walking home from the playground this evening
I ran early – 5 mi, which from my house includes about 2 mi right on the beach. Lovely. Then we headed to a family party. And then the library! Then, I did a little work while C napped and A watched a show and then hung out with Josh. Dinner was leftovers but leftovers so good they warrant mentioning: make Blue Ribbon Country Captain chicken now
. Finally, we watched Birdman
which was really good until I fell asleep. At like 9:30 pm. Ahh well.
taken on the AM run. serene!
AM barre3 workout (30 minute Total Body Rev – my go-to). Quick morning walk to the grandparents’ house. AM playdate @ the JCC for playground and water play time in their pool. Brunch out, and while C didn’t nap (but was supposed to), A came with me shopping. We are now equipped for Father’s Day and A picked out a few books at the bookstore, too. (Note: A is now actually rather fun/easy to take out on outing. When did that happen!?!?). I chased around both kids while Josh did a home project with his parents. C was insane and I much prefer it when he naps; he was in bed by 6:45 (and slept 12 hours). Takeout dinner at home, and then I passed out at 9 pm.
cutest sweetest imp
standard playground attire
I decided to track my time this week, which is why I know all of those details. Interestingly it didn’t feel that busy, but in retrospect I suppose it was.