Sunday, May 4, 2014

What I'm Up To

Hello! It has been way too long (again) since my last post but I'm back! Thankfully my baby has been sleeping for the past few weeks and I'm getting back into the swing of normal life. I have several goals for this month, which are as follows:

Work out regularly. So far so good on this one. I'm still struggling a bit with getting back into my running routine but hopefully I can figure that part out too.

Participate in the 4th Annual Flats Challenge. The challenge starts one week from today and I'm excited to participate for the second time. I did it in 2012 and enjoyed it. Last year, we were getting ready to move and I was 7 months pregnant so I sat that one out. The flats challenge requires that you use flats throughout the day and try to use them at night as well, and that you hand wash all diapers that are used for a week. I adore our Blueberry bamboo flats and use them most of the time on my baby although I tend to use different diapers for overnight. So our night diapers will be a little different than our usual routine. And handwashing will obviously be a little different from our usual routine too. I am excited to participate again, though, as my first experience was very eye-opening! First of all, I was reminded just how versatile flats are for any cloth diapering mama. Second, I discovered that handwashing wasn't nearly as tedious or awful as I somehow imagined. I have no doubt that I will learn new things with this challenge as I will have 1.25 kids in diapers (my oldest is nearly potty trained but he still wears cloth trainers or diapers at nap and nighttime). I will be doing several posts next week on this topic so you will be able to see how it is going :-)

Continue to clean up my diet. I have been working on my diet and tracking calories in an effort to lose weight. I was doing great until I got sick a couple weeks ago. I had even dropped a few pounds and fit into my skinny jeans - woo hoo!! Anyway, the scale has crept a little in the other direction in the past few days but I have continued to watch my calories. What I have discovered is that my diet/calories are great through the week but I just wreck it every weekend. I plan to rectify that going forward. A little cheat/wiggle room here and there is fine, but I am focused on eating better through my weekends as well going forward. I'm hopeful this will help me reach my fitness and size goals.

Finally, I'm thrilled that it is FINALLY spring! I'm excited to get outside more with my kids. We have been taking lots of walks and going to the park but I'm looking forward to doing lots more in the coming weeks as well.