It’s been too long since we have actually had a good chat – I know I have been regularly updating you on the girls (okay, semi-regularly updating you), but I want to spew out the contents of my brain right now. I totally miss doing this! A while ago, I saw Jenna from Eat Live Run start the concept of a “Coffee Date”, and I totally loved it. I know a few of my favorites have also done them since then, so I thought I would jump aboard and do one myself.
If we were having coffee today….
… I would tell you about how I am on spring break and loving it. I do have to say though, that once I get out of school for the summer, I need to be on my “a game” in the stay at home mommy department. Guys, I don’t know how you stay at home moms do it. Maybe it’s because I thrive on routine and schedules, but I am already coming up with a summer routine/schedule in my head. Otherwise, I know I will stay in my pajamas or workout clothes all the live long day. I may or may not have done that a few times during this spring break already.
… I would tell you about how my heart is breaking knowing that my babes are already 7 months old. How?! How does this even happen? For all you new mamas out there, it goes by so so fast. As much as I groan every single time I have to get up out of my bed at 3 AM because someone is hysterical, these moments are fast and fleeting. So for now, I am going to love where we are at because I know once they are a little older, I am going to miss this stage so so much.
…. I would tell you how much I miss regularly blogging. For real. I wish I could keep up with it all, but let’s face it – something had to give. For a while I was letting exercise be the thing that got put on the back burner, but I missed it too much (for my health and my sanity). I’m back to working out most nights after the girls go to bed. I’ve been focusing on my running again, with a few strength workouts in the mix, as well as workouts from the Nike Trainer Club app (LOVE!). It’s funny how this postpartum thing goes. For a while (like 3-4 months) I was at a standstill with the scale. I had 10 pounds to go until I felt comfortable, and the scale would NOT budge. It was infuriating. A few weeks ago, BAM! It started up again. Darn those plateaus! (but yay for moving scales again!) And because I know some people will be jumping all over me wanting to lose weight – yes, I want to lose weight. For someone who had babies and is doing it healthfully, I don’t see any sort of reason why it is a horrible thing.
… I would tell you I have become a slave to Groop Dealz and Stitch Fix
( <~~ referral link, FYI). I got my first fix a few weeks ago, and in it were the most magical jeans ever to grace this tush. Unfortunately I had to send back the items I was not keeping before I had a chance to do a review. I promise I will do a review on the next box I get next month. I’m obsessed!
… I would tell you I only have 13 weeks left of grad school. Oh my goodness, you have no idea how happy that makes me. Even though I haven’t felt like it has been too too bad (except for when I procrastinate papers and then feel the stress the day before the paper is due), it has definitely been something that has been hanging over my head the past year and a half. Bring on the masters degree at the end of June!
… I would tell you how I long for a mini vacay…. preferably somewhere warm or tropical. Or somewhere like Disney. However, we are in “save for a new house” mode – I’ll take the lure of a new house over a vacation for a while!
… I would tell you I am so not ready to go back to work on Monday. This break has been far too much fun!
I’m hoping to have an 7 month update on the girls sometime early next week. Until then!