Last week’s workouts + next week’s meal plan 5

Happy Friday! I ddn’t mean to disappear yesterday, but I started reading I Know How She Does It and I got a litle caught up. It upends the assumption that working mothers have harried, frantic, impossible lives. I also appreciate the tidbit that almost everyone signficantly overestimates the number of hours they spend working – aka…

Last week’s workouts + next week’s meal plan 4

Happy Friday! What a week – oof. It was all good stuff, but tiring. Vera and I drove down to Mike’s work yesterday for the annual family day. We chatted with colleagues, chased the kiddo around and enjoyed a good meal. It was lots of fun! Before signing off for the weekend, I wanted to…

Last week’s workouts + next week’s meal plan 3

Before I recap my workouts and share next week’s meal plan, here are a couple links you might find interesting: Over at Northeast Ohio Parent, I blogged about our challenges giving Vera her latest round of medicine I’m also featured in this round-up article highlighting morning rituals. There’s some great advice in there! Hope you keep…

Easing back into a workout routine

Good morning! Welcome to the middle of the week. We are all still somewhat in recovery mode over here, although feeling much better. After feeling like a new person Monday :), I had planned to do some kind of light workout Tuesday morning, but when my alarm went off I just wasn’t feeling it. This is…

Last week’s workouts + next week’s meal plan 2

Happy Friday!! Check out below for a recap of my week in workouts as well as our meal plan for next week. We didn’t do a great job of sticking to last week‘s plan, so here’s hoping next week goes better. BUT FIRST we have a weekend to attend to. What’s up with yours? Photo…

Running survey

Checking in this morning with a fun little throwback running survey from Peanut Butter Fingers.  Best Run Ever The 2015 River Run Half for sure. I trained and trained for it all summer, the weather was perfect on race day and I was feeling strong. I hit my super-stretch goal time. It’s also a gorgeous course…

Last week’s workouts + next week’s meal plan

Even though it’s been rainy and humid this week, this is still my current state of mind: Photo by James Douglas on Unsplash I’m ready to dig into a warm, happy, carefree weekend, which is exactly what we have on the agenda. Before that, I wanted to recap the past week in workouts as well…

Favorite workout gear

I have to say, workout gear is an afterthought for me. I’m not someone who invests a lot of money in certain pieces or needs new clothes to motivate myself to hit the gym. That said, there are a few essentials that I love, so I just wanted to share. Salar crop capris (Fabletics): I…

Weekly Recap – Workouts + Favorites

Phew – it feels like it’s been a loooong week. Although that’s because having Tuesday off was almost like a second weekend, so long in a good way. But still! It feels like forever since we caught up on workouts and favorites, but really it was just a week ago – ha! I’d love to hear…

Weekly Recap – Favorites + Workouts

Helloooo. Happy Friday to you! It feels like the eve of a long weekend, even though I have to work Monday, so I’m definitely looking forward to it. What are your plans? We have some family events but overall it should be pretty low key, which we need after last weekend. Let’s recap the week…

Benefits of changing up your routine

When it comes to healthy living, my go-to advice is often related to setting up a routine. The main benefit of, say, exercise routines is that they integrate staying active into your day naturally. Just like you have breakfast at X time every day, or watch your favorite show on a certain day and time,…

Catching up + Swimming Workout

Hi there! How’s your week going? It’s been an interesting one over here. Vera has been battling something/reacting to her 12-month vaccines/dealing with 1-year molars – AKA it’s impossible to know what’s ailing your baby and toddler. THAT is one thing about parenting I wasn’t really expecting. Honestly, it’s probably all three things for her….