Friday, August 28, 2015

The Stars Aligned

On Wednesday, the stars aligned and I got in a good nap time workout. The baby was asleep, the chores were caught up (for the most part) and I had the energy to just go for it! I was able to walk (and run a lap) on the treadmill for about 35 minutes until Piper woke up. And boy, did it feel good when I was done!

Piper wasn't sick at the time, but I knew something was up because she had been taking a few extra long naps the two days prior. Now we're on day two of congestion, runny nose, and little sleep. Thankfully, it still seems to be above the neck. I'm not too worried as long as it stays there (and of course, starts getting better). Our neighbor told us that their two kids would always get stuffy and runny noses when their top teeth were coming in. Well, Piper's top teeth have been trying to come in for a while now, so that may be the culprit. Teething just got another strike in my book. I'm not a fan.

Today is Friday and so I will be working on a lot of orders from our Etsy shop, Anything Rustic, today. We have been getting consistent orders each week! I couldn't be happier about the extra income. Since I am a stay-at-home mom, every little bit helps! I have set aside Tuesdays and Fridays for production days (during Piper's naps, and a little bit while she is awake and playing by my side). So far, it has been working nicely! Since I work on these orders from home, the lines of working and home life easily began to blend (and not in a good way). Now that I have set times to work on my orders, I feel much more productive when I work!

last night's dinner - shrimp stir fry over noodles

I checked the scale this morning and I am down a couple pounds from last week! I went from 241 to 238 lbs. I've lost 7 pounds in two weeks! I am so excited about that. My new goals have been working great! I've been drinking more water; eating more homemade meals; exercising more, and; I have been holding myself accountable through the good and the bad. I am happy with my progress!

Happy Friday, readers!


  1. Great work! It's good to set aside specific time to work on your shop stuff... I need to do that for my blog.