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Favorite Moments:

–My most favorite moment this week was watching Zoe wave!!! We have been trying to get her to wave for months now and one morning I said “wave bye bye to daddy” like I do every morning and she actually did it!!! She has done it every morning since. She also waves at you when she wants your attention.

–I bought these Boon teething spoons last week and put some frozen strawberries in them for Zoe to try. I think she liked it but was a little confused. I also have this mesh feeder that I put watermelon in the other day and she really seemed to like that!

–I knocked two things off my list that have been nagging at me for a very long time. One was my eye doctor appointment. I have been saying for the last four years that I need to go back to the eye doctor. I hadn’t been since 2011 and I knew my glasses needed to be updated to a stronger prescription. After my appointment, I ran over to the car wash real quick while I was sans Zoe. I have been meaning to do that since last July when I bought it. Oops. Thankfully my MIL watched Zoe while I did all that and I felt so accomplished!!! She got to play with her cousin while she was over there, so she didn’t seem to miss me.

–It’s back. My workout mojo is finally back you guys!!! I like to keep it real around here and be as honest with you as I can. I struggled so hard for months after having Zoe with the way I looked and felt about myself. I know I just had a baby and my body did this most incredible thing. And I had major surgery where my ab muscles were literally cut apart and I have a healthy, amazing baby and blah blah blah. But that doesn’t change the fact that I feel like I am carrying around a sack of flour on my midsection. A saggy sack. A mommy pouch. I hate it. But I was too tired and overwhelmed to do anything about it for months. Sure my eating was alright, definitely could be better…but that sack wasn’t going anywhere without the workouts. I knew that, and yet I couldn’t force myself to get up early enough to do them before my day started.

I don’t know what happened, I suppose it was the realization that I have been working from home 90% of the time over the last 8 months and I could have been taking advantage of not having to get ready and have that dreaded commute and really focus on my workouts in the mornings. But when Zoe finally started sleeping through the night, I opted for sleep too. But now that I am closing in on rocking our whole schedule that we have going in another week, I decided to start practicing my new schedule and that included adding my workouts back to my mornings. I have to wake up earlier than I can even discuss right now. UGHHHH. But, I have faithfully done it this week and it feels so good to be back!!! We have started sending sweaty selfies in the ahole bro group that I am in and I remind myself that in the mornings when I want to hit snooze. I know if I don’t send them a picture of my workout, they are going to think I went off the deep end again.

Favorite Recipe: I tried making cinnamon butter keto cookies yesterday, and I wasn’t a fan. They don’t really have much flavor and sort of had a weird after taste. I am going to try to make these instead.

Crispy, crunchy almost zero carb cookies. High in healthy fats, full of protein. Chocolate, lemon, raspberry, maple-pecan.

Favorite Lust: I have a thing for Y necklaces and lariats lately. I really have a simple collection of timeless pieces right now, and there are a few that I want to add to be complete. I have a birthday wish list started, and I am adding this one to it! How fun is this layered look??? Perfect to add a little dimension to any outfit.

Main Image - BaubleBar Aimee Y-Choker

Favorite Funnies:

Funny Pictures Of The Day - 73 Pics

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Linking up with Amanda. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders July 28, 2017 at 10:27 am

    That’s awesome that you’re getting your workout mojo back! I know that one of the hardest parts for me is going to be trying to fit everything into a schedule, especially since I’m not really focusing on working out too much right now. You’re doing a great job though, and hopefully you’ll be feeling more like your old self soon! And that last funny is so awesome! That would totally be me too by the way!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo July 28, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    hahahah… so laughed at the internet not working. SOOO ME.
    Thumbs up on the working out mojo. Get it momma!!!!
    My eye appointment is in October & I CANT WAIT – my vision is getting so worse.

  • Reply Carly July 28, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Looove that necklace! It’s the worst when a recipe ends up being a dud- but sometimes you have to go through some bad ones to find ones that work out. The jello ones look really good though, so hopefully they are a win! Yay for getting back in the grove of working out, I can imagine it’s so hard to figure out how to make it work with a new routine/baby– but you look great!

  • Reply Bri @ North Star Girl Lone Star World July 28, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    That’s so cute that she waves now! Congrats on knocking some things off your list & getting your mojo back!

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis July 29, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    You should get Zoe on video waving! It’s so fun watching babies learn new things. The jello cheesecake cookies look amazing. Have a great weekend gurlie! xo Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

  • Reply StephTheBookworm July 30, 2017 at 11:54 am

    I love knocking things like that off the to do list! It feels great! Love that she waves now. Aww!

  • Reply Kay July 31, 2017 at 2:06 am

    Glad you got your mojo back. I know how the up and down goes only too well! hope you had the best weekend!

  • Reply kathy@more coffee, less talky July 31, 2017 at 8:13 am

    but I thought that when your internet doesn’t work, it’s the apocalypse of life? LOL
    I love that you have your mojo back! keep them swelfies coming; I love seeing all of you aholes getting your fitness on!

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston July 31, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Way to go girl – it’s not easy working out period, but add a baby on top of everything and I’m sure it does make it harder!! I haven’t been to the eye doctor in a LONG time…probably due for an eye exam myself LOL! xo, biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Elle sees July 31, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Aww she’s waving!!! And yay for getting your workout mojo back!!

  • Reply Cara July 31, 2017 at 10:13 am

    Good for you to be back in your workout routine! The first week is always the worst, and then it gets easier after that! You’ll get back to where you want to be soon enough! And how adorable that she’s waving! 🙂

  • Reply Alexandra July 31, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    So glad you are on the workout train! 🙂 & Zoe waving now! How cute! 🙂 Knocking those nagging things off the list is the best!! That’s how I feel about all of my dental work I’d been putting off! So good to get it done. 🙂 Hope you are having a great week so far! XO – Alexandra

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  • Reply Stephanie July 31, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    LOL at the last one because a few new year’s eves ago, Tara and I couldn’t get the internet to work at 5 am to order food. We assumed the world ended. (Turns out the router got unplugged but that is neither here nor there.)

  • Reply Danielle July 31, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    That license plate it too funny. I love that. Yay for getting back to working out. I totally know how that goes. I hate my mom pooch and had my abs ripped apart too. It is tough. I can’t believe your schedule changes and so many things change in the next week. I will be thinking about you.

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