Most/all of my free time outside of my family and work is spent on trying to improve my health. Which means I’m either working out, preparing something healthy to eat, reading about fitness and or healthy meals, or trying to plan my next workout or my next meal. I want to point out that as a working mother to two, I don’t have a lot of extra time. I’m not trying to downplay my efforts either because I’ve definitely been trying to eat better and workout consistently. I just don’t want it come across as though I’m spending hours upon hours every day working out and eating well. (That’d be awesome – ha! But I don’t have that luxury Living a healthier lifestyle is definitely a balance and something that’s currently really important to me. I’m hoping that I will continue to make my health a priority! Slowly but surely I can see that my hard work is making a difference. I still have a ways to go to reach my personal goals, but I’m trying to remember to be patient and kind to myself.
We celebrated Elaine’s first birthday with our immediate families a couple weeks ago and it was such a fun day.
I’ve always been a little unsure of how much is too much to share in regards to my kiddos online, in social media, and even here on my blog. I’m not a huge Facebooker but I do love Instagram (I currently have three accounts! Ridiculous, I know.) I love having my main account open and not private, but I don’t like not knowing who’s looking at photos of my kiddos. I was posting a lot of pictures of my girls on my Instagram account and it was starting to make me feel uneasy. These feelings have been occurring off and on for quite some time so I decided it was time to make a change. The solution that I’m loving was to create a private account that only family and few select friends that are interested can access. This private account is all about Alice and Elaine. It totally satisfies my Momma desire to share photo after photo of them on Instagram while easing my worries about sharing too much with the general public. I’ll probably still share some photos of my kiddos on my main account, because they are obviously a HUGE part of my life, but the frequency will be drastically reduced. The new set up is working out well.
I’m already thinking about my One Little Word for next year which makes me realize that I need to focus more on my current One Little Word for 2015. We still have a good chunk of time to go. Plus it’s a good one: gratitude. I’m thinking about making a weekly list of things I’m grateful for. Big things, little things – it all matters. I have a lot to be grateful for and can’t help but think it’d be a good idea to give all those things special acknowledgement.
Around here, I’m also re-thinking the Mama/Daughter photo project I’ve been doing this year: M+AK+E. I l-o-v-e the concept, but it takes a lot of time and effort for me to complete. I can’t get it together on this one and I’m always late in completing each months’ spread. (August’s will be late for sure.) I do have every intention to finish the year out with this project, but next year I’m going to simplify for sure.
What have you been up to lately? Fill me in