As of yesterday, I am 32 weeks pregnant. Where does the time go? I had this long, long list of â€œgoalsâ€ for the three months before I was due, and it seems like the days slip by so quickly now â€“ thereâ€™s no way that Iâ€™ll be able to get it all done in time.
But thereâ€™s one thing I know for sure â€“ eventually, everything that matters gets done. Maybe I wonâ€™t be able to turn our playroom into a Montessori-inspired playspace (yes, thatâ€™s actually on my list), but if it doesnâ€™t happenâ€¦ the world isnâ€™t going to end.
Hereâ€™s one thing that DOES need to happen, if only for my mental sanity:
The nursery went from perfectly cleaned to a dumping ground for baby things that Iâ€™ve been slowly pulling out of storage. It needs to be organized. And Iâ€™d like it to happen sooner rather than later (you never know!).
I am getting better (a lot better) at healthy eating. I had a diet backslide over the last yearâ€¦ The pregnancy, the lack of training for anything specific (races keep me on track, nutritionally), the busyness of life with a toddlerâ€¦ Eating healthy fell to the wayside. I kept telling myself, â€œYouâ€™ll clean up your diet when the baby comes!â€ but then I realized that attitude is pretty damn ridiculous. Nothing gets â€˜cleaned upâ€™ with a newborn in the house! So Iâ€™ve been trying to eat healthier NOW â€“ basic portion control of treats, more vegetables, more prepared meals v. peanut butter sandwiches.
I tried Sunday Meal Prep, but it didnâ€™t fit well into my life. Instead, my secret for success has been to make everything times four. I donâ€™t mind eating leftovers at all, and now we always have several Pyrex containers full of meals in the fridge.
Delicata Squash Honey Mustard Quinoa <— New obsession.
From Around the Webâ€¦
The Best Possible Day â€“ Just a really beautiful and heartfelt peace about the end of life.
42 Awesome Running Tattoos and 38 Amazing Race Tattoos â€“ I love ink so I loved these slideshows! I have two tattoos but neither is running-related. I think the only time I would get a sports-related tat is if I did an Ironman (which I will never do so the point is moot).
Mark Bustosâ€™ Instagram Account – I know Iâ€™ve mentioned this before, but seriously â€“ this Instagram is my favorite. Mark cuts homeless peopleâ€™s hair on the street. The photos and stories are beautiful.
My Pregnancy Modifications for Crossfit â€“ Obviously, I am no Crossfitter, but I thought this list of pregnancy modifications from Tina at Carrots â€˜N Cake would be helpful for any moms-to-be who love to lift!
How to Eat Intuitively â€“ This guide to mindful eating by Anne the RD has a ton of awesome suggestions.
Why Donâ€™t the Men I Date Ever Truly Love Me â€“ This kind of reminds me of the â€˜Cool Girlâ€™ speech from Gone Girl. A good read for all women, even those in happy relationships.
Read anything cool around the web lately?