Thursday, August 25, 2016

Week 48

This week was a whopper! My first week where I decided to try vlogging every day! I made it to Friday, and needed Saturday and Sunday off to recoup from all the work. But eventually I want to get to a place where I can vlog 6 times a week and take Sunday off, of course. I love vlogging and sharing my life, and doing it daily without skipping is much more cohesive.

This shows a pretty typical week for me. I stayed home most the week and just hung out with Reuben.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Six Months Paleo

Six months and going strong! I feel like I've finally hit a place where my gut is starting to thrive. I've had gut issues all my life so it feels really amazing to have a tolerably functioning one. I've been having an aloe smoothie daily, as well as eating lots of great lakes jello. I also plan on making myself some bone broth this week to further boost my gut!

We got a instant pot this month. I am in love. It's quick, easy, and delicious. Any crock pot recipe can be made in it--but within 20-40 minutes, instead of hours. It's been a game changer around here, and this tired sleep deprived mama is grateful. My husband also loves using it and has actually cooked meals! If you know my husband--he doesn't cook. Expect he's cooking. Needless to say, I am thrilled and tickled pink.

I also started exercising again after a two month break. I feel fit. My belly still protrudes, even now 13 months postpartum, but I am fitting into my pre-pregnancy clothing and feeling so much positivism about my body.

Here are my current measurements:
Thigh: 23 inches (previously 25 inches)
Bust: 38 inches (same)
Underbust: 31.5 inches (.5 inch lost)
Hips: 42 inches (2 inches lost!)
Belly: 35 inches (same)
Upper Arm: 11 inches (same)

I was surprised to see the numbers, given I didn't exercise much (besides chasing a toddler) since I last measured myself. I still hope to see improvements in my belly. I'm happy, more or less, with everything else. And amused at my content feelings too.

Here is to another month of health.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Big Island Wrapper

I finished my big island wrapper awhile ago but never got around to posting pictures to my blog. Since my DSLR broke and I'm stuck with only an ipad for pictures, I feel a little lackluster when it comes to styling a photoshoot...since it's only an arm's length that I have to work with. Husband really dislikes being my photographer, and Reuben isn't old enough not to try to eat the iPad yet. Oh well. I'll figure something out. Thoughts?

Anyway, Big Island Wrapper is a knitted shawl. I wanted something easy, and I already owned enough of the recommended yarn (knitpicks billow), so I thought: why not? And it knit up fast, too--and I could do it while monitoring my child/not worry about losing count.

I call it a win/win. I did end up crocheting an edging because I liked it better. Would I make this again? No. Will I wear it this fall? Oh yeah!