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Get Fit Thursdays // Me, Currently

It’s Thursday again! That means it’s time for another Get Fit Thursday! This week is all about where you are now and your goals.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Weight: 153 lbs
In 30 minutes of running (no stopping): 2.5 miles
Curl ups (without a break): 30 
Push ups (without a break): 15


Currently, I’m not eating added sugar (dessert, soda, candy, junkfood, etc.), but that’ll only last until April…of course, I’ll only eat it in moderation. I am trying to eat healthier. Both Justin and I are watching our portion sizes. I trying really hard to make sure we both have fruit and veggies throughout the day.

As of now, I am running with Rhys in the stroller in the morning. We’ll go as soon as he has had breakfast, which is around 8-8:30. Then, I’ll cool down and work out in the living room for about 15 minutes. These include stretching, curl ups, push ups, planks, lunges, wall sits, jumping jacks, etc. Then put Rhys down for a nap and shower. However, it’s been a little colder this past week, and rainy, and I don’t want to take Rhys out since he has a little cold. So, I’ve also gone running by myself in the afternoon while Justin watches Rhys.

I typically have either a slim fast or a bowl of Cheerios with fruit for breakfast. For lunch, I either have a sandwich, hummus and veggies, or leftovers. I’m trying my best to cut out afternoon snacks, but I will typically have cheese or a granola bar. For dinner, we typically have at least one vegetarian meal a week, and we hardly ever eat red meat (more because of the price than the health). I always have a water bottle on me throughout the day.

But, I am really, really disappointed in my workout status right now. Before my pregnancy, I could get 3.5 miles in 35 minutes. Knowing that I’ve lost an entire mile is so much more disappointing than the amount of curl ups and push ups. The last run I went on, I went to Google Maps to see how far I ran, and (ask my husband) I was so mad that it was only 2.5 miles! That is my goal, to get my old pace back. I mean, I’m running a half marathon in July, so I need that pace back!

Goals for the end of July 2015
Weight: 135 lbs (this goal is for the end of the year!!!)
In 30 minutes of running (no stopping): 3.5 miles
Curl ups (without a break): 50
Push ups (without a break): 50


I’m pretty confident that I can get to these goals, especially since come Memorial Day weekend, I’ll have more time because school will be out! Wish me luck!


Today: “Me, Currently”–routine, schedule, workouts, meal plan, what you want to change
Th 4/2: “Motivation”
Th 4/9: “Meal Planning” (for healthy living)
Th 4/16: “Workout Routines”
Th 4/23: Your Choice–make sure it’s relevant!
Th 4/30: Your Choice–make sure it’s relevant!
Th 5/14: “Workout Fashion”
Th 6/18: “Q&A”–where are you since day 1, and ask us 3 whatever relevant question you want!
Th 6/23: “Results”–we’ll answer your questions and you give us final results!

Where are you starting from? What are your goals?

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Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

Golden Vlog #2–Currently

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Life w/ Mrs G & the Artist



It is the second installation of the Golden Vlog series. This month’s theme was “Currently.”

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

Currently in Life According to Rhys

I control Momma’s life! Mwahahahah!

And she doesn’t mind that much because I’m adorable!

Here are Momma and my lives currently in numbers:

8-10 diaper changes in 24 hours…sometimes I like to waterfall on Momma’s bed or on my own face.

3 (at least) times I get frustrated trying to latch on to breastfeed (Momma is so patient with me).

1 arm (wrist and elbow) I’ve caused Momma to suffer with Nursing Mom’s Tennis Elbow and De Quervain Syndrome. That means she has tendinitis in her right arm from holding me and nursing me. She wears a wrist brace, but should buy an elbow brace as well. It hurts her a lot. But, she doesn’t let it stop her from chores, blogging, and loving me.

18-20 hours of sleep I get in a 24 hour period. According to experts, I should only be doing 16-18, but I like sleeping.

1-2 hour long naps I let Momma take during the day. Sometimes, I’ll even please her by falling asleep on her chest as she naps. She loves that!

2 night time feedings at the midnight hour and the 4AM hour. Then, I wake up between 6:30-8:00 for breakfast.

1 out of 3 baths I enjoy. Either I peed in my bathwater, it’s too hot, it’s too cold, or I’m too hungry.

1-2 loads of laundry a day that Momma has to do. I like to spit up on everything I own, as well as a lot of Momma’s clothes, too.

1/2 of the week’s meals (if that much) actually get cooked by Momma. Daddy cooks a lot, they grab things from the kitchen a lot, and sometimes, Momma makes Daddy go get them food. I’m that draining.

1-3 spit-ups per feeding. I like to overeat. Momma’s a little nervous about that, but I think I’m getting enough because I look like I’m growing and I’m content and fall fast asleep after feedings.

4 more weeks until Momma’s doctor checks up on her and gives her the ok to work out again. Momma can’t wait to go running (for the first time in a year!) with me!

1-2 tummy times per day. I’m getting good at kicking my legs up like a donkey. I don’t like to lift my head up very much because it’s so comfy laying on my stomach. But, I can and I lift it about 45* already! Also, when Momma and Daddy hold me to their chest, I like to lift my head up a lot and look around.

0 nursing shirts that Momma owns…that is a problem. She has about 5 tank tops with cardigans that she rotates, but with me spitting up on her all the time and her having to go to church eventually and back to school, she needs to get some nursing shirts/blouses.

1 babysitter Momma still has to find before she goes back to teaching in mid-September after her maternity leave.

3 different blog posts Momma started to draft this weekend, then gave up on them. Momma feels she’s running out of ideas because she doesn’t get out of the house anymore.

A bazillion projects, things to organize, plan, prepare, update that Momma has to/wants to do at home, with important documents and bills, the blog, and lesson plans that she puts off for tomorrow either because I’m stealing all her attention or she’s exhausted.

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

Currently…

I am currently:

Not Showering/Getting Ready for Church: This morning, our toilet threw up for no apparent reason and flooded the entire bathroom. We are too afraid to touch any other water in the bathroom, like the sink or tub, until maintenance comes. Church is in an hour and fifteen minutes…maintenance won’t come for at least 2 hours.

Wearing: Pajamas which includes yoga pants because they don’t squeeze my pregnant belly, and Justin’s shirt because I love big shirts as pajamas.

Eating: Eggs with paprika for breakfast.

Drinking: A big cup of OJ to help with my cold.

Swallowing: Prenatal vitamins and sudafed.

Reading: postsecret.com

Delaying: Taking down Christmas decorations and cleaning the house.

Watching: We are in the middle of a Star Wars marathon–one movie per night. We are currently waiting to pick up Episode III from a friend.

Needing: To use the bathroom…badly. Hurry, maintenance!!!

Having: Carpal tunnel due from all the typing I do as a teacher/blogger. I blame pregnancy. And it’s always my left hand, too…

Grading: 5 paragraph essays on What Is Courage. I’m pretty darn impressed with these rough drafts so far!

Excited For: The Robert Burns Dinner at BYU hosted by the Utah Scots Association this Saturday! I love Robert Burns and I love Scottish food! The $28 per person is totally worth it, especially since this may be our last time we’re able to do it before Justin graduates in the spring.

Wishing: I wasn’t sick! And I could get ready for church….

Missing: My good friend Natashya from Those Weird Heims. They moved to Texas over a year ago and I miss her dearly. Especially cuz she is pregnant, too, right now!

Craving: nothing…I haven’t really had a craving for a few weeks…hmm…pregnancy, you’re letting me down! =)

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

Currently

Not Going To: School! Today is Fall Break! Yaay!
Wearing: A skirt. It’s a habit for school…but, we are also going to the temple later today.
Eating: Hummus and a baguette! Haven’t done that in forever!
Watching: Parenthood and Project Runway episodes because I have time to!
Wishing: My husband didn’t have to go to college…
Wanting: To be a SAHW right now…or a SAHM eventually.
Excited to: Go to the temple with Justin tonight and then out to eat at Red Robin
Frustrating: That the people who crashed into our car like 3+ weeks ago still haven’t paid us for the damages–they wanted to do it out of pocket so the their insurance rates wouldn’t sky rocket (it was their teenage daughter who crashed into us) and they are near impossible to contact and get a response from…someone is trying to dodge a bullet!!!
Procrastinating: Grading and lesson planning
This weekend will have some good posts, so keep reading!
Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.