Sunday, July 24, 2016

One year later

I decided to click on this blog despite not keeping it updated and I realized I made 2 topics that I actually followed through with, so I thought it was worth blogging about.

In my previous post I said I started working out. Well, I kept working out. I still work out and its now a big part of my life! I lost 30lbs between that post and December of last year. I stopped losing weight because I became pregnant (And still am, 33 weeks today!). One thing I promised myself when I became pregnant was that I would not stop working out. Its been so hard sometimes because pregnancy really takes a lot out of you but I do it. Some weeks I only make it one time, but most weeks I go at least 3. I've kept my weight gain under control and I am looking and feeling so much stronger! This pregnancy is a BREEZE compared to my last. I don't swell, I have more energy and I can do a lot more. Very helpful when keeping up with my now 2.5 year old! Overall, I am so crazy proud of myself. I tried running for years for weight loss and while it was helpful I really hated it, like really hated it. I found weight lifting and it sparked passion! Lifting weights makes me feel like a total badass. I don't need classes, other people or gimmicks. All I need are some heavy plates and my own body to make big changes!

The other topic I mentioned was gaming. Its also become a big part of my life. Our group has grown and we have game nights 2-3 times a month with 8-10 people typically. I have made some really awesome friends and I am so glad we branched out and started it. D&D is still going too! My lil halfling bard has turned into an interesting gal. From using her own poop as a weapon to ward off unsavory types to learning special abilities from snatching a mysterious magical lute (more like putting it to good use, it was just lying about looking lonely). I am having so much fun learning the game and seeing my abilities unfold!

I don't mention my husband a lot when I post to social media. Truthfully, I think he prefers to stay out of the spotlight since he barely uses it. But I think its worth mentioning that I definitely married the perfect guy for me. Our relationship continues to surprise me because seriously, how is it really this easy!? Things between us are awesome and only getting better.
Our little girl is 2.5 years old now and last time I posted she was just learning to talk. Well, one year later and she never stops. She's full of curiosity, she has an opinion on everything, and she is not afraid to tell you all about it. Every single day with her is more fun than the last. She can be a handful at times, but learning to communicate with her and be a good parent is fun and so rewarding. When we teach and tell her things and you see those things come out in her words or action, its such an awesome feeling. I love being a mom.
In fact, I love it so much we decided to add one more to our little family. Ewan Xavier will be making his appearance soon. I wonder constantly if parenting a boy is going to be that much different than a girl. I mean, parenting should be different because he's going to be a different person with different needs and learning styles. I guess we'll see.

No promises on future posts. but if boredom strikes it could happen. I am toying with the idea of a "mommy blog" though. Since I do a lot of crafts, trips and learning activities with Ev. It might be fun to post what we do. Meh we'll see! Until next time!