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The Sunday GYST XX

The Sunday GYST XX

Have you ever read a blog that makes you feel crappy about yourself?  Well, this isn't that type of blog. I've never hid the fact that I'm unorganized or that I struggle with untimely laziness. If you have the same affliction, you've come to the right place, because Sunday's are now all about the GYST:





If I was Catholic I could probably start this post with some sort of confessional..."Dear Father I have sinned.". Except my sin would be not blogging, and that's really not a sin at all. So we'll just scrap that whole intro and chat about how I haven't blogged in almost 2 months. There's been a time issue and a motivation issue, and since I don't make money off this little slice of internet pie, I've just kind of shifted focus. But I miss it! That's the crazy thing! So since my house is clean after having Tara in town for a visit, I figured, what the hell. Let's do this thing.

Pause for this super cute picture from yesterday. That would be Tara, Lyla, Jana, Baby Parker, Me, and Lexi. We're all cute.

Pause for this super cute picture from yesterday. That would be Tara, Lyla, Jana, Baby Parker, Me, and Lexi. We're all cute.


Thanks to Tara's visit, my house is in pretty good shape. Our laundry is done and put away (!) and the sink is currently empty. I dusted and cleaned bathrooms and vacuumed and really got my shit together last Friday to prepare. So basically I feel like I'm in a good position to work on maintaining this togetherness. Not gonna lie, I'm feeling really accomplished, and I like that feeling. As you can see from my planner, this is the L's last week of school. I can NOT believe I'm about to have two second graders on my hands. I'm still in shock that they can read and write and perform like regular kids, despite having me as a mom (I kid. Sort of). I'm excited to be done with homework and the weekly grind for a little while, although I'm sure I'll be ready for school to start back in no time, because let's be honest, I'm about to have NO FREE TIME. And mommies like free time. Nothing wrong with admitting that!

Meal Plan:

I'm probably not doing a whole bunch of cooking this week because Tuesday we always pick up something after gymnastics, and Thursday we'll be at our synagogue for a festival. Friday is my mother in law's birthday and Saturday I work, so....yeah. Plus I've put on a few ell-bees that I would like to take off, so I need to start cooking some "healthier" meals. Or maybe I just need to have my sweet tooth removed. Either way, I'm looking to add some more fruits and veggies to my daily life! Speaking of which, I picked up some peaches from my Kroger the other day and they were so delicious! I thought it might be too early for peaches but they were spectacular. And now I'm hungry.

Work Out:

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The past couple weeks have been a complete shit show when it comes to working out. It started out with me deciding to rearrange my running workouts due to a friend's life event. And then it ended with Bagel Bites. No for real, this Instagram post was the last time I've run:

Seems this resonated with a lot of y'all so thank you!

Seems this resonated with a lot of y'all so thank you!

But you know what? I wouldn't trade it for anything. I have gotten to snuggle the cutest little baby a bunch, plus I got to make dinner for that cute baby's Mommy and Daddy and sister. Not to mention I've snuggled my own little babies a lot too! But this Mama's sanity is fading a little while the waist is expanding, so it's time to refocus. I'm starting back in my schedule to where I was, and I'm excited to get back out there! I have realized that I need to put a bigger emphasis on my Jasyoga and core work though, because my body is reminding me I'm 37. Nothing worse than feeling aches and pains the minute you wake up! 

And with that, I'm off to finish my Nuun, and get out for a run! I have some fun posts scheduled for this week, so make sure and check back. 

How was your weekend?

What are you looking forward to this week?


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