1- Last bathing suit update! (aka: Another one-piece bathing suit, another fail.)
I think I give up. For one, wearing a 2-piece with a rashguard seems modest enough for me (and more comfortable and versatile in many ways). And also: I tried on several of my older two pieces and you know what?
I feel fine posting these because I’m feeling pretty confident currently. Strength/interval training has helped me recover from pregnancy #3 in a way that I feel pretty good about. I give Beachbody / Autumn Calabrese most of the credit for their workouts (not any of their nutrition advice or supplements, I do not use those). I have more muscle tone that I ever had while running high mileage back in the day, and I like it! I am in a good place with nutrition (eating everything I want, just with attention to quantity). And I still eat carbs, chocolate, and wine in moderation even though I know strict elimination / avoidance is all the rage these days.
It’s nice not to be distracted by feeling self-conscious. Maybe that’s a sad reality, but it is one.
So, here you go.
2- YOU GUYS, I GET TO MEET OMDG! Longtime readers of this blog (or of her blog) will know that this is quite exciting 🙂 I will get to see her this weekend. She is somewhat anonymous so I don’t think there will be a pic . . . but I am excited.
3- Spring break has sprung. (Hence the prior scramble for bathing suits). We are off on a Disney cruise next week and I am excited. It is my first ever cruise and I am STILL somewhat nervous about feeling seasick or even getting vertigo again (I am hoping this fear is unfounded!).
As I’ve mentioned, we are going with friends so I think that will add a major element of fun to what should already be a great trip. Cruising tips are welcome!
4- We had a babysitting cancellation for this Saturday. This is very rare for us — our babysitter had a legit family emergency so of course I’m not mad about it! But I’m debating whether to scramble for another one (we were supposed to meet up with another couple that Josh works with, so I feel somewhat obligated to at least try). I NEED to get on that google docs idea mentioned in the childcare tips request post. We are still seeking your childcare tips for an upcoming episode, so if you have anything to add to these (some great ones here!) let me know!
5- I am considering a No Instagram on Weekdays rule for myself (other than to jump on and post our BoBW episode note). It is really sucking the life out of me and my GOD they have figured out how to make it incredibly addicting.
I remember when I used to have the same issue with Facebook (particularly the Groups) and was so happy when I quit. But I really do get some happiness from Instagram too, so I don’t want to leave altogether. I enjoy following people (though I need to prune my list . . .), I enjoy documenting weekends and there is a ‘collection’ aspect to it that I like. I put in Screen Time limits on my iPhone and lately . . . I have just ignored them. HELP.
Okay, off to work! Today feels incredibly luxurious as I slept in until 6:30 and can leave for work at 8am and be on time (no school and therefore no early drop off!).