There are two things I am proud of doing in the last week. #1: 1st weeklong family vacation at the beach. We just spent the last week on Folly Beach, SC for my family's annual 4th of July vacation/celebration! Caveat: I LOVE BEACH TRIPS!!! and I was so excited to take the babies on their first official one! I think I was more stressed about packing than I was the entire week we spent there. They were excellent in the car. We fed them, got on the road, stopped at Buckies (read: starbucks), and got to i95 and realized they needed to eat in another hour. HAHAHA! so, we stopped at South of the Border for a feed. [it was actually a trick. brandonwanted fireworks.]
We brought our Joovy Moon Room and that was the baby bed for the week. We did all of our diaper changing on the floor or our bed. [but, when at my parents beach house my mom had set up a diaper changing station since there were 6 babies there all week] We brought boppy loungers and bugaboo bliss bottle props for feeding time. Things worked out pretty well! There were stressful times. But, we did it! It was awesome!!!! and of course with 20ish Gasser's, you're bound to come home with some hilarious memories!!!
Mom and Jackie selfie after our first beach day!
WHAT A BLAST. and I am no longer a ghost!!!! WOO! got my tan (read: burn) on!! and that's with SPF75.
#2: I ran for the 1st time since I was 6 weeks pregnant. On a Monday I went for a 4 mile run. I knew I was pregnant but was damned if I didn't stay in shape throughout my pregnancy. I was roughly 6 weeks. The next day I had an ultrasound and saw 3 babies dating 6 weeks and 1 day. and was immediately told no more exercising. WHAT THE?! yep. I haven't RUN since I was 6 weeks pregnant. I am 4 months postpartum and was mostly scared of running because I was scared of my BOOBS! hahahaha I know i know but they are really sensitive, ok?? Geez. I've been doing other kinds of light exercising but on September 15th I have to take my Army Physical Fitness test and I HAVE TO BE READY!
Today, I ran 2 miles. I DID IT! I strapped on some bras (no, Im not telling you how many) and got out there. Brandon rode his bike next to me to be my cheerleader hahahaha lazy bum. My new workout plan (with my new workout buddy Cate! sorry Cate, you're stuck now) is to run at least 4 times a week + pushups, sit-ups, and squats everyday. Ill start with 25 this week and every week go up by 5 until the test. I CAN DO THIS! I'm still cutting out soda! (i totally cheated over the holiday) And trying to consciously cut out candy. so, Here we go! If you knew me before pregnancy, you know how crazy I get when I get into a good workout routine. Let's see if I can tackle a half marathon in the fall. Triple stroller and all!!!!
Can't wait for the challenge! I THRIVE ON CHALLENGES!!
Here's a comical photo to end on....