Checking In

Today is my rest day. I wasn't going to rest today because my work out yesterday was pretty "meh" but last night I realized that I probably need the rest day because I had a hard time moving around yesterday and I had to take Tylenol twice for my back. So rest day it is.

I am proud of my work out yesterday, as crappy as it was, because I actually got up and did it. It was a wet and rainy morning and I wasn't about to get caught in the rain on the levee with Bigby. So instead, I had a few pregnancy workout videos saved on YouTube and I tried a couple out. The first one was too hard on my wrists, so I had to stop that one about a third of the way through. The other one I had time to do was really just deep stretching. Still, I'm not working out to lose weight but rather to help prepare my body for L&D.

I hope taking a rest day today doesn't throw me off like it did last week.


GETTING READY FOR BABY

PHASE #1: COMPLETE

  • Get organized. 
  • Clean out the crib space. 

PHASE #2: COMPLETE

  • Get the crib + changing table assembled. 
  • Wash all the baby clothes/blankets/etc. 

PHASE #3:

  • Make appointment with pediatrician. 
  • Buy a few more maternity pieces. – Check! Ordered some pieces online and they should be here Friday!
  • Buy a couple of nursing bras. – I desperately need to go bra shopping because my belly is getting too big for my underwire bras. D:
  • Baby showers – After last week's post, the date for the family thrown baby shower was settled on so now there are two on the calendar! I can't wait! :D

Goals – Keeping at it (Health & Fitness)

 
 

We started strong last week. Monday and Tuesday mornings, we got up early, got Bigby strapped in his harness and went up on the levee behind our house and walked for 30 minutes. It's not much, but that's all I can do at this point in my pregnancy. Then Wednesday came a cold front with rain, so we decided to have a rest day. We still got up early and enjoyed an un-rushed morning together. Then we never really got back on track.

I'm determined to go an entire week of walking in the morning, with a rest day of course, before I move off of this goal.

My daily tasks are:

  • Make the bed EVERY DAY. 
  • Put away the clean dishes in the morning.
  • Spend 10 minutes a day on dishes.
  • Do something laundry related every day.
  • 10 minute pick up before bed.
  • Journal
  • Meditate

For my weekly task:

  • Clean the bathroom (which consists of: putting away products, wiping down surfaces, checking shower for empty bottles–Mr. LL is notorious for doing leaving empty bottles in the shower)
  • Dust (the first time I do this it's going to be a pretty big undertaking, but hopefully we can transition to maintenace mode after that)

Goals – Health & Fitness

 
 

Last week, I really tried to take better care of myself; and while – for the most part – I didn't push myself, my mental health still deteriorated all week long. A lot of it is hormonal which is bringing back my chronic depression that I haven't experienced since I was in my early twenties. Still, I need to get my head right if I want to get anything else accomplished.

Mr.LL's been feeling it, too. Not to mention we are both suffering from some body issues right now, with me looking/feeling like a beached whale and him gaining sympathy weight–none of this is helping with our mental health.

So this week, I'm making it my goal to get BOTH of us out of the house and doing something physical for at least thirty minutes, every day. I know that in the past, just going outside for a walk as really helped clear my headspace, so here's hoping that will work for us this week.


My daily tasks are:

  • Make the bed EVERY DAY. 
  • Put away the clean dishes in the morning.
  • Spend 10 minutes a day on dishes.
  • Do something laundry related every day.
  • 10 minute pick up before bed.
  • Journal
  • Meditate

For my weekly task:

  • Clean the bathroom (which consists of: putting away products, wiping down surfaces, checking shower for empty bottles–Mr. LL is notorious for doing leaving empty bottles in the shower)
  • Dust – it's been a long time since I've added anything here, and while I still don't reliably clean the bathroom every week, I need to add this to the line up because we definitely need it.