This was a pretty slow month for blogging, but I feel like I go through these periods of time now and then when life is really busy, or I'm just preoccupied with more important things, and I just don't have the desire to blog consistently. But I think the waxing and waning is a pretty accurate representation of real life - hobbies tend to come and go throughout the year. So we'll just say it's my way of keeping this space genuine and authentic. Heh.
I didn't have a lot of time to talk about it here, but this has been an extraordinarily busy month for us. At times fulfilling, at times overwhelming, and a little bit of everything in between - but so goes life. Even on the most stressful and hurried of days, I wouldn't change one bit of it. I have a huge backlog of photos to edit and post, with the stories that come along with them, but for now, here's a quick recap of what we've been up to.
I totally rocked my August goal to focus on health and fitness, and I'm so proud of myself for it! I've been trying tons of new, healthy recipes (my apologies to those who follow me on Instagram for all the food spam), drinking a gallon of water everyday (literally - I measure it out in an old milk jug), and working out every single day (both walking/running and weight training). Let me tell you, it feels amazing! I feel stronger and fitter, already having increased my weights and finding myself able to run longer - and I'm really excited to see how far I can take this. The scale is moving slowly, but I'm not focusing on that - I just want to increase my strength and stamina, get healthier and fitter. The body transformation will come with time.
School started for the big kids, I finished up my Summer semester of grad school, and then I started my next class (only one this go round!). Noah started football, a story I will share soon. We're at practice three nights a week, so our already hectic evenings are even more busy now, but it's all worth it - these kids are the cutest ever! This level of busy is brand new for us, and I feel like we're still trying to hash out a good routine. It seems like there's always something that doesn't get done, but we're making it. I haven't quite figured out how to squeeze family adventures into this crazy schedule, as we seem to spend weekends trying to get caught up, but that's changing now - we need our family time every week. I am so ready for Fall!
- Live life, man! I'm not making any goals for this coming month - we're just going to roll with the punches. I have a few house projects I want to wrap up, photo shoots planned, football games every Saturday, Autumn Festivals, the start of the NFL season (I have some fun football traditions I can't wait to incorporate into our lives!), I'll continue focusing on my health and fitness (and push myself even harder), and I'm also making downtime (individually during the day, and each week as a family) a big priority for us. I'm ready to rock September!