Goals Habits


April 1, 2021

(I know — that is not the Wonderland 222! I ordered a half-priced Erin Condren softbound weekly and . . . I have to admit, it’s pretty fantastic. I had not wanted to support them for a while, but honestly I feel their efforts to do better as a company over the past ~8 months have been pretty legitimate. More on this product later.)

So, here we are in April! I have no call this month (yay!) and to some extent no ‘big’ things are happening: no holidays, trips, etc. Annabel will be turning 9 (!) and will have her BFF over for a sleepover (we feel small risks worth benefits).

Mostly I see this as a productive month where we can get into a really good spring rhythm for the rest of the school year. I hope, anyway!


SLEEP, and my evening routine.

SCREEN TIME (as always! Tracking minutes and aiming for under 100; I have also deleted Insta from my phone with current intent to to reinstall every Monday to post for BLP and re-delete immediately after posting Tuesday AM for BOBW, though I am also going to check out the desktop editing app a reader mentioned . . . and also considering whether perhaps I will just ditch it entirely . . . even as an experiment.

SUGAR omg it’s been out of hand recently! Need to get back to my usual practice of just dark chocolate most nights.

SINGLETASKING esp during meetings

STRENGTH trying some Morning Meltdown workouts and maybe a trial of Peloton strength to see what I’m missing out on

TODAY is G’s first ever mommy day (tomorrow is C). Will report back!


  • Reply Grateful Kae April 1, 2021 at 7:19 am

    Forgot to mention before- for Morning Meltdown, many of the workouts are pretty short! Like 25-30 minutes. They have a “doubles” calendar option on the website that I typically follow (2 workouts back to back for a ~50-60 minute total). I actually really like having the option to do doubles when I have more time, but can still do just a single/ shorter workout if I’m in a hurry that day or want to pair a workout + walk/run. 🙂

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger April 1, 2021 at 7:43 am

      I can already tell I do not have enough love or patience for Jericho to do doubles 🙂 I’m doing runs 4x/week so the short strength to me is a plus. Tomorrow will try the total body!

      • Reply Marina Teramond April 1, 2021 at 8:04 am

        4 times a week is quite a lot) How long are your runs, Sarah? I can’t run for long time (( My knee joints start to hurt if I run 30 minutes or longer. 35 y/o.

        • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger April 1, 2021 at 8:27 am

          3-4 miles on weekdays, 5 miles or so on a weekend. Thankfully no knee pain (yet . . .ha!)

  • Reply Lisa of Lisa’s Yarns April 1, 2021 at 8:23 am

    I can’t wait to be able to do some BB workouts! I’m still having some abdomen pain from my c section so am seeing a pelvic floor PT. Dang having kids is hard on the body!! I think I will start with 21 day fix when I am healed enough but will probably have to modify the ab stuff.

    Enjoy your mom day with G! Can’t wait to see what you guys do!

    I go back to work at the end of this month so that’s all that is on my mind. I will WFH for the rest of the year so I think that will give me a gentler return to work but I still know it’s going to be a big change for all of us. I just hope Will sleeps better at daycare than Paul did. He slept soooo terribly there until he moved to a toddler room at 18 months where they sleep on cots!

  • Reply omdg April 1, 2021 at 8:53 am

    Maybe I will try morning meltdown next! LIIFT4 is getting old.

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger April 1, 2021 at 9:16 am

      I’ve only done one MM workout so far and quite honestly cannot recommend yet! But I know Kae really likes it!

      • Reply Grateful Kae April 1, 2021 at 9:52 am

        Hahahaha no worries! I am finding everyone has their own tolerance for BB trainers… 😉 I personally like Jericho a lot more than Autumn who I found soooo annoying! And I also do remember thinking that the first week or so of the MM workouts I didn’t feel convinced on them either.. I read somewhere that MM was Jericho’s first ever “leader” trainer role, so I do feel like after a couple weeks she kind of settled into it, got her nerves out and I got used to the style too and then liked it a lot better. So, maybe either stick with it for a little bit- or completely disregard my advice and try something else!! LOL! 🙂

        I’m currently using the Morning meltdown workouts as supplements for my gym lifting sessions, so not really following the plan. I’m doing shoulders/tris one day, back/biceps one day and legs one day at the gym- then doing home workouts other days with full body strength from morning meltdown, or the MM HIIT cardio workouts. Fight Club is fun, I think, too, for a quick cardio workout. I like the yoga/recovery too for stretching once a week or so.)

        Do you just not like her? Or the workouts? Or neither?! Lol!!!!

  • Reply Irene April 1, 2021 at 9:07 am

    Jericho is not my favorite either but I like the option for some full body work outs like the MetCons rather than all muscle splits. But yes they are short and have relatively little waiting around time which is my pet peeve for work out videos.

    I have been mixing in running too and felt like a program like Lift4 was not right unless followed to the letter. Would be interested to hear if you have a system for mixing the MM workouts in with running.

  • Reply Lori C April 1, 2021 at 7:08 pm

    I want to see/hear more about this EC weekly!

    Oh, and ditch insta…. it’s nice to have the BOBW posts but I bet no one will be the wiser. Just my 2 cents. 🙂

  • Reply Kate April 4, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    I manage corporate social media accounts and would also recommend a desktop tool to schedule / monitor your posts. I use hootsuite but other platforms may work better for Instagram

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