in addition to solids 2 or 3 times a day, Dego is still requesting the breast 3 times (or more) a day as well. so yep, breastfeeding is still in full swing over here. my trainer reminded me that nursing is just like mini workout sessions, which is such an awesome analogy. breastfeeding has become so routine i have to stop and wonder WHY i'm so hungry in between meals sometimes! eating more food to keep up with his demands and to keep my supply strong has never been a problem though; i certainly don't mind, haha! s/n: i should make Chiso park his bike in the garage from now on, wow. sometimes you don't see things in the background until after you take (and post) a pic. whoops. anyway, i trained a 6 Pack USA client of ours after heading out that day, then hit my gym for some HIIT.
i've done these two moves separately before, but never together. i'm definitely incorporating this one into my TCX (Total Conditioning Extreme) class!
sooooo, my brother was supposed to hop back on a plane headed to Afghanistan this past saturday (to finish up the last of his contract) but he chose not to. WOO friggin' HOO. it is finished!
we had a small family lunch the day before he was supposed to leave with Sonny's younger brother and wife (who is having her first mini me! it's a girl!)! i admire his decision to stay and i'm elated he will be around to watch his 2nd nephew take his first steps.
we had a birthday party to attend saturday evening! no surprise there! they have become our new normal. i sat in the back seat a lot with my first-born for obvious reasons, but i admit, i have bouts of second child syndrome with Dego every now and then. hadn't been back there in a while, so it was fun hanging out with him on the way to see The Rat.
even did a mini vlog:
we made eeeeet!
pizza, cake, games, tokens, tickets, kids running around screaming, playing, crying... you know the drill! Happy 3rd Birthday, Bria! Sonny went to high school with Bria's father, Mike, and coincidentally, i went to elementary and middle school with his wife, Tashone, on the opposite side of town. small world.
City Centre Gap was having a fantabulous 40% off sale this weekend, so i found this cute grey dress on the final sale rack! i know it's too big but i couldn't pass up the 20 buck price. my IG friend Alisa suggested i belt it. i agree. i suck at accessorizing. i have been asked about my sandles a lot too- they are like 3 or 4 years old and from Urban Outfitters. one of my fave pairs! can't wear them without a fresh pedi though. Dego's fit is from Baby Gap; there's a camera icon on the front that says 'smile' underneath it. 4 bucks! #HammyMcHamster
Chiso doesn't eat the crusts of his pizza slices (did this child really come from me?!) so i took care of them for him lol. other than that, no pizza and cake for this girl. i was speaking to a 6 Pack USA client of ours recently about celebrating the small, daily victories during our ongoing fitness journeys. she said she went to a get together recently that had WINGS (her fave), cake, and all kinds of good ol' party food, but she stuck to her guns and did not deviate from her meal plan. she said she didn't even drink the water there lol!!!! BRAVO, Reshema! i get it though. i've been there. i usually eat way more than i plan to in social settings cause usually there is such an abundance of food. but whenever i pass (cause we always have a choice, right?) or at least exercise some moderation instead of going crazy, i walk outta there feeling like a BOSS. a disciplined boss. and my tummy always appreciates it later. no bloating, no sugar cravings. we stopped by Whole Foods on the way home and i hit up the hot bar for my dinner. lean grilled herbed chicken, roasted bell peppers, artichokes, and lima beans agreed waaaaay more with my tummy than that pizza and cake would have. take it one day at a time, y'all, and those small victories DO count! may they propel you to keep going and making healthier choices.