Good morning, Friday! It has been awhile since I have shared some of my favorites. To be honest, I wasn’t sure if many liked reading these, but when I asked for some feedback this was a post everyone enjoyed. If you are new to Muscles & Munchkins, periodically on Fridays I share some of my favorites from the week: my favorite moment with my kids, my favorite workout, my favorite eat, my favorite read and my favorite item. I hope that you will walk away from this post reflecting on the things that made you happy this week and maybe a recipe or an article to read.
At almost-37 weeks pregnant, I am getting awfully tired in the evenings so I am trying to make the most of my days and I think we are doing a great job. With my other two pregnancies I would be over it at this point, but I am truly enjoying every last kick and movement in case this is truly our last baby.
I’d love to know what you are loving too this week. Leave a comment and share a moment, a workout, a recipe or something we would like or read. Let’s get to what I am loving!
Favorite Munchkin Moment
I feel like I have been cherishing every little moment with C & M a little more this week. I know that soon there will be another precious life to share my time and love.
When M wakes up from his nap in the afternoon, I have been holding him a little longer and letting him sit on the couch and lay on me while C finishes her show (usually I would immediately turn it off so he has no screen time). And before nap time if he wants me to sing one more song or read one more book, I do it because I know in a few short weeks I might be nursing a newborn and it will make those extra moments hard.
At bedtime, I have been laying with C a little longer and rubbing her head a few more times. I have taken extra time to pray over her as she becomes a big sister. Often times I catch myself dozing off in bed with her at night and have just been allowing myself to do so because again, soon I will have another one that needs me.
Friday workouts seem to always be my favorite workouts of the week. On Fridays I don’t teach and usually get up for an early workout. Often times I meet my friend Tracy at the gym, but today was a little different. I convinced my husband to wake up early with me and get in a quick driveway WOD before the kids woke up. I have been writing quick, at-home workouts for him to do and he has been enjoying getting them done before he starts his day. I loved that today we did a 25 minute AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) together. It was tough and by the end we were both sweating. I am sure my neighbors think we are crazy as we are lifting olympic bars in our driveway and sprinting down our street.
Want the workout we did? You will see this in Round 2 of my Summer Strong Online Bootcamp which starts July 11th- Check it out.
I used to make these mozzarella stuffed bruschetta burgers all the time, but it has been some time since I have made them. This week we had them for dinner and everyone loved them (If you follow me on Instagram, you saw these). My hubby said, “these are the best you have ever made,” and the kids gobbled them right up. I plan on modifying the recipe and turning it into meatballs to freeze before the baby comes.
I am human. I have times where I resent when my husband gets to go out on the golf course twice in a week to “work” because darn it, that is five hours of fun and adult conversation and no diffusing of arguments or wiping sticky hands. I get exhausted and sometimes think of my job, although I no how important it is, as mundane.
One of my 2016 goals was to embrace this season of life because I know it is short and I will never ever get it back. That is hard for me. I struggle with it every single day. I often need little reminders of how blessed I am to be in this season and to be able to witness and memories with my munchkins.
This post, Resent or Embrace: The Choice is Yours really spoke to me. I loved this line from this post, “This might sound weird, but I think of this time as my season to pour into little souls. It isn’t my time to follow hard after my goals.” I really needed to read this. My to-do list for this blog and business of mine is so long and 80% of it never gets crossed off. There is so much stuff I want to do, but want I need to do is be mom first and know that the time will come where I can grow this business. In the meantime, I will do as much as I can and not beat myself up . I will save this post to keep coming back to as a reminder to “embrace my season” because it is truly joyful!
The size of my butt has officially been taken to a whole new level (and wardrobe). I can still wear my workout pants and my maternity pants, but all of my sleep shorts are super tight. I had to go to Old Navy and pick up some sleep shorts for the end of this pregnancy and I figured it wouldn’t immediately shrink after I had the baby so it was okay that I was buying these. They are not maternity and they are awesome! They are the most comfortable and breathable sleep shorts and keep me cool in the evenings when you know I am sweating at this point in my pregnancy. The cute little ruffle on the bottom makes them extra special. I think I will be found in these shorts even the first couple weeks we get home from the hospital and they will definitely be going in my hospital bag.
What a great week it has been cherishing the small moments with my kids, to a nice early morning workout with my love, lunch on the lake, some great family dinners at him and just being together. We are looking forward to a weekend at home and probably a lot of pool time since the weather is going to be super hot. I hope you enjoy your weekend and take some time to remember what you have loved about this week.
Your turn- tell me!
What are you loving this week?