I haven’t had a whole lot of quiet time since moving in with the in-laws, so writing in-depth posts has been difficult. I can’t focus when there’s lots going on around me and I hardly have “quiet” time.
I do have “quiet” time right at this moment, everyone is out and the kiddo is asleep. But I’m not feeling truly inspired to write anything new or continue working on older drafts. I really only write when I’m inspired about something. And right now, the inspiration is DO NOTHING. 😉
I’ve done some laundry, again. I’ve made breakfast for my family and gone on my daily walk with Nico. I’m trying to plan something fun for us to do today but the laziness keeps creeping up on me.
On to a lighter note. I have been working semi-hard on losing weight and toning and I think it’s paying off. I’ve been trying to run/walk at least every other day. I don’t know how long this will last because I do have a bad knee but I’m pushing myself and went as far as 4 miles yesterday. My best distance yet. I’m hoping to regularly do 5 miles but within less time.
I used to be a great runner back in the day, 1 mile within 7 minutes. I’m not even close to that, but it’s something I will keep trying to achieve, maybe not within that time frame but somewhere around 9 minutes a mile. I see my legs are beginning to tone up well and it motivates me to do more. I’ve been really good about eating salads at home. I still eat bread in the morning and will occasionally eat something I shouldn’t but I think depriving myself of certain foods only help me to not keep going.
So I’ve been eating healthy about 80% of the time and 20% enjoying foods without guilt. I think that’s a great compromise and it hasn’t been hurting my weight-loss at all. So on-wards we go. I’m at a decent weight but want to lose around 10-15 pounds more. I know those last pounds are the hardest to go but it only works if you work it.
I’ve never been a “working out” girl but I would love my son to see his parents practicing healthy living. We hope this also influences him to follow the same path and lead a healthy life. Our children mirror our actions and I feel this is one of the easier things to check off the WHAT TO DO PARENTING LIST if there is such a thing.
That’s all folks. I’m going to enjoy reading a book during this few minutes of quiet time I have.
Thanks for stopping in and reading. If you’re in need of some encouragement, write in the comments below and I’ll be sure to pour into your heart.♥
Books I’m Reading & Recommend
For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards by Jen Hatmaker
The Absorbent Mind by Maria Montessori
Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom by Pamela Druckerman