Monday, July 28, 2014


I ended up buying a Fitbit Flex -- thank you for all of your helpful feedback in my previous post.  I am excited to see what my activity looks like, although the sleep tracking is just going to be sad.  I have always been a logger/tracker/recorder (of everything, not just fitness-related pursuits) so I think it will be a fun project.

I don't think I will get obsessed because honestly -- I don't have time to get obsessed.  And if it helps me take more walks and go to bed earlier, then GREAT.

Speaking of going to bed earlier . . . I once again am realizing that:

a) My time is truly finite
b) I absolutely do NOT have enough hours in the day to do everything I would like to do.

SEGUE/dream segment: What would I like to do?

* train for a longer race again (this would require more time than the 30 minutes I take some days to work out)

* spend some time outside after work with A&C.  (In my dream segment, I repel all mosquitos and so do both kids.)

* READ in bed for 30+ minutes every night.  Maybe I could get through a book per month or something reasonable like that.

* deal with some home organization projects.  Including the blasted photos that I mentioned here maybe two months ago (maybe 15 minutes of this sort of thing each night?)

* catch up on new literature for work.  Ideally I'd have time for this sort of thing at work.  

* have one-on-one time with each child.  (I do often get some with A after C goes to bed, but it would be nice to have more.)

* enjoy a leisurely dinner (read: longer than 15 minutes) with Josh every night

* write a captivating post (ummm, more captivating than this one!) every morning

At least it's kind of nice to fantasize about fitting a few of these elements in someday when I am no longer pumping and C learns to sleep through the night.  (A few.  Not all.)

And with that . . . I'm going to bed.  Day 1 Fitbit review to come :)

Plus a few pix:

growing up too fast

MOD swimwear girl

G gave C a spiky look this morning and she sent me this pic.  I am obsessed. :)