So two weeks have gone by, and I’m still loving the Instant Pot and playing in my new kitchen. Breakfasts have consisted of smoothies and oats, lunches are whatever I have leftover, and dinners have ranged from tacos to soups! All told, lots of good stuff.
The weather has been mostly cold (other than a random 70 degree day), so I’ve been all about spicy food and soups. Nothing better on a cold day than soup!
This is one area that I have to say has really picked up! I joined a new gym, and have been going almost every day. I’m still a YMCA member (can’t beat it for families), but I was really looking for an environment that was a bit more inspired.
I downloaded a free week pass to a gym near me, and found out my employer gets a discount, so after a week, I joined.
They have Les Mills classes there, and I’ve taken two of those so far – Insanity and CXWORX. I’ve also done Zumba, various cardio machines, and TRX.
Probably my favorite thing is they have a completely blacked out theater room where they play movies while you workout. It’s amazing how quickly an hour on an elliptical or treadmill goes when you’re watching a flick.
It’s been such a busy couple of weeks! We’re pretty much completely moved out of the old house and into the new one! D has instituted a “new house, new rules” philosophy that I love. For the first time, there’s basically no junk food in the house, everyone is more or less picking up after themselves regularly, and we’re all living healthier and happier! Well, except for R and D actually getting sick last week (bronchitis and sinus infections). But that’s not related to the new rules (I HOPE!) 😉
D had the audio people in to install the new TV and speakers, so that’s been fun.
My custom spice rack came and is mounted! Up-cycled wine barrels, and it looks absolutely beautiful.
The kids have had friends over often, and we had AC and JC over for an evening of drinks and snacks too.
M had his regional competition this past weekend, and his play came in 3rd! They don’t advance to State, but it’s the farthest his school has ever gone and I’m incredibly proud of him. My friend HF came to see it too, which was a very cool added bonus.
A came home for a weekend and brought a friend of hers, which was nice. Her friend is from Atlanta, and they’re going to her house for spring break next month.
Oh, and D’s birthday was Friday and of course Valentine’s day was Saturday. We went out to dinner for his birthday, and were traveling to see the play on Saturday. We did snuggle up and watch a movie when we got home though, so that was sweet. Fortunately, we’re not the type of couple who really needs a reminder to love each other, so it was a day for us, just like any other.
I had brunch with NS yesterday and we’ve planned a Bloody Mary and board game day for next weekend!
Other than that, work work work!
Morning Picture Time!
Other picture time!
- food has been great and wine has been minimal, so that’s good!
- dining out has been limited too, with the exception of my work trip – which involved eating out, and it wasn’t overly healthy.
- doing great on the fitness goals. Lots of running and new variety too! My new membership gets three free hours with a trainer who is teaching me how to use the stuff in the gym.
- blogging consistently – massive fail
- meditate daily – massive fail (as in not at all since I’ve moved)
- slowing down – I think that’s going to be impossible. The more I try, the more I fail.