First off, I want to start out by thanking all of my wonderful guest posters who helped me out during those first few weeks after Hunter was born. In case you missed them, here they all are:
- staying active with your man by Ashley (My Food ‘N’ Fitness Diaries)
- sweet potato rice salad by Jennifer (Peanut Butter and Peppers)
- must-have-music by Amy (Second City Randomness)
- 4 simple ways to stay healthy as a new mom by Maryea (Happy Healthy Mama)
- photography for beginners by Kristen (Swanky Dietitian)
- high calorie burning circuit workout by Kjirsten (Balanced Healthy Life)
- 5 ways to ensure you survive a marathon by Holly (The Healthy Everythingtarian)
- raspberry almond protein muffins by Lisa (Healthy Diaries)
- gluten free diets by Lindsay (Cotter Crunch)
- getting into teaching group fitness by Erica (Itzy’s Kitchen)
- breakfast for dinner by Lauren (Say What You Need to Say)
- clara’s birth story by Lindsay (Lindsay’s List)
- favorite warm weather activities by Chelsey (Clean Eating Chelsey)
I wasn’t sure how long it would take for me to get into a rhythm and be able to get things done/have energy to blog/have time for myself.
Well, 3 weeks is all it took. Okay, really about 2.5 weeks. That’s when Hunter got into (okay conformed to) a 3 hour routine. That in itself is a whole post I’ll get to soon.
Routines are amazing things. I’m a huge fan of routines, schedules and plans, so those first couple weeks of every minute being unpredictable were a little crazy. The lack of sleep definitely made them more challenging. By week 2 I was ready for a routine, and now that I’ve got it, I feel great. More than great, awesome.
I know things have been very baby centered (I’m kinda crazy about the kid ;)) here since Hunter’s arrival, but now that we’re on a routine I can get back into more things that used to be the center here — food and fitness.
I’m back to cooking and baking again! So expect more coming from the kitchen soon.
AND, I’m going to slowly start adding some workouts in this week (got the okay from the midwife!), see how my body responds and hopefully get back to teaching again in 2-3 weeks. I’ve been itching to get a great workout in, and soon that’s going to happen. Cannot wait!