i love interacting with my followers on Instagram and responding to every single comment and question that comes my way. i go through as many un-private follower accounts as i can cause i’m generally interested in what yall got goin’ on and also to return the love. all too often though i get lost in the IG matrix and literally hours later i’m like WHOA 😯 where did the DAY go?! social media is fun and addicting but can be a majooooooor distraction. for me. like i can’t get anything done. like blogging. nothing.
i’ve been shutting down social media altogether for at least 1 day a week minimum. disconnecting is refreshing. and not in the least bit as frightening as i thought it would be. the major difference in my day? i get stuff done. a ridiculously large amount of stuff. it’s amazing what putting the phone and ipad away can do for my productivity.
Q: how do you tame the social media beast? what works for you?
hay there, 22 weeks! i know i mentioned needing maternity clothes a few posts back, but gaaaaah, i can’t bring myself to buy them. they are just so….. temporary. and de-motivating. i know, i know… do i wanna be comfortable or stubborn and make a statement? it just so happens that my mom takes the time to read my blog (xoxo, hi mom) and she kindly extended the invitation to take me maternity clothes shopping! i didn’t turn her down. i had a Dr’s appt. earlier this week though and since i was out and had time to spare, i stopped by Old Navy to see what they had before meeting a good friend for lunch. no maternity clothes at that location, but they DID have plenty of yoga pants. same thing.
we ate at Red Lobster (hadn’t been there since i was preggo with Chiso in 2011) and as i stated on IG, they have tooooons of healthy options to choose from! i was one happy fit mom in there reading the menu like a novel. the downloadable nutritional stats for the entire menu are posted online and can be found right here. i had the oven-broiled flounder, roasted veggie medley, a baked potato, and a garden salad with ranch dressing on the side. it was as tasty as i remember. the baby had a cheddar bay biscuit or two; none for me though.
i’m showing sooner than i expected and the simplest tasks (tying my shoes, sitting up in bed, picking stuff up off the floor at home all.day.long) are becoming kinda uncomfy already. after the 6.5 – 7 month mark with my first pregnancy (when i really started to show) i cut out pushups and laying down flat on my back (for chest press, chest flyes, etc) for safety reasons. we’ll see how much further i can get, but for now, nothing crazy with my workouts, just basic stuff like the vid above! i’m grateful to be mobile and i’ll continue to take advantage.
lower body moves in the vid: (works glutes, hamstrings, quads, inner thighs)
- walking barbell lunges with a front raised knee
- plié squats dragging the trail foot (great inner thigh exercise)
- reverse backward weighted lunges
this was one of my first attempts at making whole wheat pizza crust and it turned out incredible. my Sur la table instructor would have been so proud.
i love the way the pizza turned out but instead of making another one with the leftover dough, i threw it in my grill pan randomly and made flat bread. just.as.awesome. so of course i had to make a sammich. a grilled Kickn’ Chicken breast sammich with roasted red bell pepper, honey goat cheese, and fresh basil. whatasammich. i disappointed a few IGers by not sharing the recipe but i have big plans for this dough! entertaining putting together a 2nd ebook. if i could just quit the internet.
happy friday eve 😉