I was going to do Friday Favorites today but I couldn’t really think of a lot of favorites for this week so I’d thought I’d talk about some random things instead.
Actually, I do have one favorite – me new sequin leopard slippers!
My feet are always cold so if I’m at home, I’m wearing slippers. I needed a new pair and I knew they’d be on clearance at Target soon so I waited until slippers were 70% off and got this pair for only $5!
Yesterday Jaden wasn’t feeling the best, so he stayed home from school to rest. I wasn’t able to go to the gym, but not one to miss a workout, I did the Bikini Body Mommy workout in my living room instead.
My son and my niece were so excited to workout with me.
I love how excited kids get about exercise! It’s so fun for them to jump around the living room and “workout” with me. I love being able to teach healthy habits to my children although Jacob did give up going to the gym with me.
Jaden was feeling a lot better today so he went back to school and I went to the gym.
I did the Bikini Body Mommy workout twice, an ab circuit, and finished on the elliptical.
I feel like since starting this Bikini Body Mommy challenge, my strength training has been slacking a bit so tomorrow I’m back to lifting heavy weights, maybe some back and biceps. (You got that, Danny?! You better hope your back feels better!)
Danny and I normally work biceps and back on Saturdays but Danny hurt his back last week so he’s been taking it easy. But I think he’s better now!
I did get some exciting news today. Starting next week, I will be working at the fitness desk at my gym a couple of days a week!
It’s perfect because I watch my niece two days a week and then on the other days, I’ll work at the gym. It will change my workout time because I’ll be starting work when I normally would workout, so now I’ll just workout when I get off of work and then hurry home to get the kids off the bus.
I’m actually really looking forward to it! I start training next week. Yay!
I came across this picture the other day and I wanted to share it.
In the first picture, Jaden was a baby. I have no idea how old he was – maybe a couple of months? The second picture was a few weeks ago.
I have a high risk pregnancy so I was on bedrest with Jaden for six months. I was allowed to get out of bed to go to the bathroom, get something to eat, and go to the doctor once a week. And that was it. Needless to say, I gained a lot more weight than someone with a normal pregnancy might.
This picture really makes me realize how far I’ve come. Sometimes I get upset because I don’t think I’m small enough, or my stomach is flat enough, or I can’t run like I used too, but seeing this picture reminds me that I have come a long way. I can go things now that I could never think about doing a few years ago.
Sometimes it’s hard not to get down on yourself or compare yourself to others but we all have our own journey and sometimes you might have to take two steps back before you move forward. The point is to be the best version of yourself that you can be.
Happy birthday to my best friend in the world, Jenny!
We have been best friends for 21 years. 21 years?! Isn’t that crazy. We meet when we were 12 years old and have so many fun memories.
On Sunday we’re going to my grandparent’s house for the Superbowl. I heard we’re supposed to get a lot of snow this weekend so I’m really hoping it holds off.
Have a great Friday!
- Do you have anything random to share?
- Any plans for the Superbowl?