Hello! How are you today? Sorry for being silent yesterday - I was busy! Yes, busy DOING!
My dad came over yesterday to hang with Miss Jillian, so that gave me some time to get some stuff done, which was super duper awesome. But man, I was exhausted by the end of the day. I haven’t had that much activity in a while. What did I do? Well, I …
- Went to the gym!
It was my first day back to the gym after giving birth and it was fantastic! For the last couple of months I have been taking it super duper easy at the gym due to my large, pregnant size - slow walking, super slow elliptical to keep my heart rate low - so yesterday I pumped it up a notch. I walked a little faster and ellipticized a little faster, and it felt really good to do so. I kept up the momentum of my “a mile a day” goal for the fourth day this week, and did a mile on the treadmill and then I did 15 minutes on the elliptical and a pretty good clip. It felt really really really good. Hopefully I can get back to the gym one more day this week - maybe sometime during the weekend. Until then I am going to continue my evening walks around the block to get some cardio in. Loving it! What else did I do?
- Read my book
As you know, I read at the gym, so you know I was getting my reading on while on the elliptical and the treadmill yesterday. I know eventually I will have to really pump up my workouts, which will probably put a damper on my gym reading time (at least on the treadmill), so I gotta take advantage now.
- Spent a stupid amount of money at Target
Who doesn’t love a good Target trip? I had a list a mile long (mostly things for Jillian - diapers, wipes, etc etc) so I went and I executed. It felt nice to leisurely walk around Target and peruse the aisles. I got everything on my list and then a little something else:
I’ve decided to take up a new hobby while I am home - scrapbooking! I’m the perfect candidate for scrapbooking - I love organizing my pictures into date stamped photo albums with captions, I love making photo books on Shutterfly - so I’m not sure why I never got into it before. I figured now is the time! I’m home, I have time on my hands and I have a million mementos and pictures of Jillian’s life thus far, so I am going to start a Jillian scrapbook. How fun! (FYI - the scrapbooking materials I bought attributed to the “stupid” amount of money I spent at Target, thankfully I had a $20 gift card from my boss to spend.)
- Got a car wash
I’m not sure why my car was so dirty, I haven’t driven in like 3 weeks, but it was embarassingly dirty so I had to wash it - and get gas. I hadn’t gotten gas since 2012 (gotta love not having to drive to work every day).
- Cleaned our bathroom
I haven’t cleaned our shower in about 9 months. Before you think of us as disgusting people, I haven’t done it in 9 months because when pregnant you’re not supposed to breathe in the fumes of cleaners and whatnot (or so they say), so Hubs was in charge of shower duty for the last 9 months. Yesterday was my first time doing it again and dare I say I enjoyed it? I kind of did.
I have been wanting to vacuum for a week now but didn’t know if Jillian would be freaked out by the sound of the vacuum. So I had my dad take her into her room while I vacuumed the house without her in the room. Mental note, she’s not afraid of the sound of the vacuum at all, only my voice when I talk too loud around her. (she should be used to that since she lived in me, and was forced to listen to me all the time, right?)
What a good day. I felt like I accomplished a lot and I still got to spend a lot of time with Jillian (when Grandpa wasn’t holding her, playing with her, feeding her, etc) - it was a great day that totally tuckered me out. So today the plan is to hang on the couch with Jillian and watch season one of Suits on Netflix. Better go get started on that! Have a great day!!
Questions for you …
- Do you scrapbook? Any tips for a novice?
- Anyone go to the gym today?
- Who watches Suits? I hear it’s great from everyone!