I hope you guys are still around… somehow, I manage to have a baby who is 10 months old! And as such, I think I can get back to blogging now?
A few things have changed since the baby came along… my priorities are a lot different. She is an unbelievable little firecracker. Most of my day is spent just singing songs, keeping her clean, trying to keep her from eating things she shouldn’t, playing piggy toes, giving kisses, talking to her, listening to her babbles, dancing with her and encouraging her to walk. Somewhere in that, I try to run my business, keep my house from being condemned by the health department and I do a few workouts here and there.
Sometimes it feels frustrating watching the day fly by and I know my eating hasn’t been on track or my workouts have been slipping. And there is grit on my floor and dishes in the sink and laundry to be folded as well. I try really hard to let imperfection go – my priority is to enjoy this small human I made (and she is SO enjoyable) and embrace what I CAN do. Luckily, most of my Beachbody workouts are short so I can retreat to the basement while the husby watches the baby. And the mess can wait. :-p
Hypothetically, I could get work done while she naps, but between teething, some winter colds, developmental leaps and growth spurts her naps are unreliable. She’s bright, funny, beautiful and nurses like a champ but she’s not the greatest sleeper in the world. My husband and I were both the same way, so I guess I can’t really begrudge her. I’ll sleep when she’s a teenager.
So this mama thing takes a little more out of me than I thought it would (I thought there’d be more breaks when she slept, honestly). But now that she’s 10 months old, I’m finding she’s getting a little more independent and I can get back on track with the things that make me feel like a responsible adult.
So how about you fitties out there? Is there anything you MUST do to feel “human” in the day? I have to get my workout in and get my inbox cleared out or I’m super anxious and grumpy.
See you guys more often, I promise!