Linking up with Kristen today. I started to write a few posts this week, and just didn’t know what to say. It didn’t feel right. Like many of you, my heart is hurting at the state of our country. I don’t understand why in 2020 we are still fighting the same battles we always have. Be kind to others. Why is that so hard?? I am not a political person, and I rarely ever bring these types of things up. I like to keep my space mostly light and happy. So many are sharing great resources and information on their sites and social media. I have learned a few things, and have been understanding different perspectives for sure. I am raising my daughter to be kind to everyone, and I hope that when she is older, the world looks different.
Reading: All Stirred Up by Brianne Moore. I am only about 35% into the book. I am not sure how I feel about it yet. The last few books I have read, I have not been able to put down and am finished in a day or two. This one I have been working on for a week. It may also be the times. I have been on social media a lot reading, learning.
Watching: We caught up on the latest season of Blacklist. I am not sure how I feel about the season finale. I understand they were in the middle of filming when the pandemic started, and I appreciate they did something to tie things up. It was also…weird? Anyone else?
Purchasing: One of my friends opened an online boutique called Holly Harper. Morgan used to live in Birmingham, and was a blogger for awhile. She now lives in Florida with her adorable family and is doing something I have always wanted to do! This isn’t sponsored, just a shout out to a bad ass woman doing her thing. I purchased the CUTEST dress that came in just a few days after I ordered. I am obsessed.
Everything she has on her site is reasonably priced, and you can DM her on Instagram to ask about sizing questions. She usually has a few new pieces up each week. I will be wearing this dress alllll summer long.
Working: I started the Chloe Ting challenge this week. She is kicking my ASS!!!! I love that she has several free workout programs on her site. Let me tell you, I am only 4 days in and I am already seeing results in my ab area. The workout moves don’t look hard, but there are so many moves and barely any rest times. I struggle towards the end of each of the videos and am drenched in sweat when I am finished. I can’t wait to see where I am at the end of the 14 days. I highly recommend. Below is the workout you start with every morning, then you add which ever others she tells you. Usually abs, and then lower body, upper body, more abs, all of them, a few of them, etc.
Eating: I have been eating some carbs for breakfast and lunch, and trying to still eat keto/low carb snacks and dinner. It has been helping me maintain my weight loss for sure, but the Chloe Ting challenge will hopefully help push the scale down some more. I made sticky meatballs and cheese steak casserole so far this week. For lunches I am having my usual spinach salad with a side of the Mediterranean quinoa salad in the first photo below. Delicious!
I have just spent my last month in my new norm. Working from home while trying to school and entertain Zoe. On the weekends we have been doing a lot of time outside with her slip n slide, water table, bike and walks. She spends her days changing into different princesses and is really into “doing her make up” and playing with barbies and baby dolls. Chris and I started ordering take out food two weeks ago to be delivered at our house. We still haven’t been anywhere.
We are waiting another two weeks or so since there has been so much activity lately to see what happens, then we might start venturing out. We have some dance makeup classes available in July that I would really like for Zoe to attend. I think seeing some of her friends would be good for her emotionally. She misses them and speaks about them every day. We had a zoom meeting for work this week, and were told this is our new norm for the unforeseeable future. I honestly really enjoy working from home. It has been great for me and I hope we stay this way long term. Or at least a few days a week anyways.