I’m feeling 100x better today and feel ready for a kid-centric weekend (Josh is on call).
coming back into the lightJuly 11, 2015
Bfast with kids (whenever they get up . . . could be anytime)
Run to beach – easy 6 mi (babysitter coming x 2 hours so I can do this + shower)
South Pointe Park w/ the kids — it will be hot, but they have water play
Whole Foods to grab bananas and ingredients for baking project. And maybe lunch.
C’s nap / Baking project w/ A. I’m thinking we may make (yes, paleo) blueberry muffins
Post-nap probably walk around neighborhood / perhaps to see cousins
Bedtime for kids
? Reading (if Josh still at work) or watch first episode of Catastrophe – heard about this on a podcast and I am intrigued
We’ll see if things go according to plan. If not, I’m okay with it — but I know I am always better off with some kind of idea!
I had mentioned discussing June’s goals and some thoughts for Q3 (July- Sept). We’ll save Q3 for a later post, but I will say that June went pretty well. (July so far has not — at all — for obvious reasons — but I’m finally ready to turn that around.)
I essentially failed at Whole30, though even a few days of very clean eating was sort of a nice reset. (uhhh – Whole3?). I have been exploring more of the world of mindfulness/meditation, reading a few pages of Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Where You Go, There You Are every day. I’ve even meditated for 5-10 minutes on several occasions (including today!). I am not sure if it is ‘getting’ me anywhere — but I like the process itself and have noticed a few glimmers of remembering to be present throughout the day, which is often a challenge for me.
I did a great job staying off of my phone — averaging under an hour a day on the Moment app. This 100% correlated with me feeling happier, more clear-minded, and more present. (To contrast, I think my July average may be over 2 hours. Ugh. Turning things back around now).
Will be back with:
– Q3 goals
– Current parenting challenges (3. It’s an . . . interesting age. We’ll see how this weekend goes before I post!)
working on it
omg I love this pic