EXCEPT, it turns out that i am not 18 anymore . . . or even close. and doing backflips on trampolines? no longer a good idea [though i maintain that it was really, REALLY exhilarating and fun]. i've been fighting [and denying to myself] some back pain since that evening, and after a painful run on thursday* i am now forced to admit that i am injured.
i think it's just a muscle strain and i will be hitting the chiropractor on monday -- i have a really good one that i saw previously, and i'm hoping that he can work some magic on me once again. hopefully i won't be out of the game for too long, but i am guessing that i will be unable to run for at least a week -- maybe more.
✔ and therefore, my time management challenges are going to get easier -- at least temporarily! a silver lining, perhaps? in line with many of your suggestions, i am going to try to simplify and further streamline my evening routine. specifically, i am planning on:
-- only making baby food once weekly [and buying some organic jarred baby foods to throw into the mix.]
-- making dinner prep even easier. i'd like to rely on leftovers twice/week, and will plan on making something super easy/from the freezer on another night. i'm considering getting a slow cooker -- so many of you seem to love yours!
-- ensuring that i spend at least a few minutes each evening doing something FOR ME. a walk, some yoga, a brief reading session, or if i really have extra time, even a DVR'd TV episode -- just something so that i get that feeling of relaxing and clearing my head at the end of a busy day. i need this.
-- planning for one 'night off' per week - where dinner = leftovers and there's no planned workout.
baby boden pretty cord dress
and on that note, i'm the last person on earth to join pinterest -- but i can already see the allure.
* so, when something hurts during running? YOU SHOULD STOP. i know this, and yet i never, ever do it. when will i ever learn!?!?