With only a few days left in April, I figured it was time to post a little monthly update. I always intend to write these posts each month but the time slips away from me. Hoping to stay more consistent in the future (I also hope to update this blog more often as it is good for me to be in the habit of writing – even just in little bits.)
enjoying the warmer weather. Spring is finally here in Columbus. We went to the zoo twice this week and plan to spend a great deal of our weekend outdoors. Hooray for sunshine!
counting down the days to vacation. I’m taking three (!) vacations in the next five months. I do have some anxiety about leaving the kiddos (as Martin is still not sleep trained -ah) but I know they’ll be in good hands. We’re headed on a family vacation with my parents and sisters family in June, I’m going to California for my thirtieth birthday in July and NYC in October. Whoo-hoo!
eating protein pancakes. I’m in my final week of working with The Body Biz. While I’ve had some setbacks (also known as stress eating on tough days), I am overall pleased with my results. Down twelve pounds and dropped from 28% to 20% body fat. All that to say, my daily breakfast of protein pancakes is something I look forward to to keep me full until my next meal. I use some kind of variation of ingredients. Typically, protein powder/shake (2 scoops or 5 oz) + Kodiak Pancake mix (3-4oz) + cottage cheese (3-4oz). I may throw in some PBFit (2-3 TBSP) or an egg but it’s just whatever fits my macros that day. The consistency is something to play with but I just throw everything into the Vitamix and pour onto the griddle! LOVE!
drinking Cold Brew Coffee from Starbucks. Even in the winter months, I find myself craving cold brew. I’d prefer to support local coffee businesses; however, Starbucks makes quite a tasty brew. My order is unique: Trenta Cold Brew, no ice, no water. I can add ice/water as I please to make the $3.95 purchase stretch over a handful of days!
finishing There’s No Such Thing As Bad Weather. I highly recommend this book to all moms. The concept is quite simple (as the title suggests): there is no such thing as bad weather, you’re just not dressed correctly. The idea stems from Nordic culture where parents send their children outside DAILY despite weather conditions (with exceptions of life threatening circumstances.) I plan to implement this mindset in the coming months. Kids benefit from being in nature as much as possible; I don’t want to allow a little drizzle (or cold) to keep us indoors anymore (at least for the entire day!)
What’s something that’s currently going on with you this month?