Good afternoon friends! Today is one of those day's where I'm just late. It's actually pretty ironic because that's a huge pet peeve of mine. I can't stand being late. It makes me anxious and itchy and so uncomfortable.
We were late for gymnastics this morning. Then late for our lunch date. And I'm late putting this post up. Some days things just don't go as planned.
The good news...I got 2 new cookbooks and I can't wait to start showing off some new recipes in the next couple of weeks!!!
1. I am obsessed with Periscope! It's such a cool way to connect with people online. If you haven't tried it, you need to do it right now!!! I haven't actually done a scope of my own yet...but it's coming soon! Trust me!
I watch so many awesome scopes every day and it's so cool to see into other peoples lives, listen to the valuable information they have to share, and connect with the real person rather than just their website!
These are just a couple of the amazing women who's scopes I've been watching this week:
Sarah Gabriel - Uplift Training
Jasmine Niemiec - Mommy's Marathon
Nicole Culver - Blissful Eat's
Amanda Tress - Fit Pregnancy and Parenting
Beth - Sublimely Fit
If you've never used Periscope before, scopes are only available on Periscope for 24 hours...but if you go to Katch.me (and they're registered), you can see their older scopes too!
All of these women have so much to offer! Check them out!
2. My massive load of essential oils that I ordered, to get ready for baby, just arrived yesterday and I'm psyched!
Yes, I'm not only the crazy lady with the coconut oil...I'm also the one who's pulling oils out of my bag to treat everything from someones dry skin, to their hormone imbalance, to a stain on their shirt.
After I tore open the package yesterday, I immediately opened Gentle Baby to apply to Aria's spine and put in her diffuser, with Lavender, before bed. She slept amazingly last night!
3. Today I have my long awaited massage with the massage therapist who put me into labor with Aria. Today would actually be the same day in my pregnancy that I got the massage last time. Honestly, I don't think I'll be going into labor today. It would just be too good to be true. However, an hour long massage in the middle of the day will be heavenly!
I did wake up at 4am this morning with a monster contraction. Just one. I haven't had anything else happen today except the normal cramping. Zoe is playing games with us.
4. I've been thinking a lot about my goals for when I'm cleared to exercise again. I do really well with specific, smaller goals that lead up to one big goal. It helps keep me accountable, because rather than seeing just one giant goal, I can see the smaller steps that will lead me there, all laid out for me.
It's very helpful that I'm also one of those people who find it very motivating to check things off of lists. It's like an addiction. With numerous smaller goals, I can check those goals off as I meet them, and keep moving forward with crazy, unstoppable, satisfaction.
The funny thing is that in working on my goals, I have come up with a number of great smaller goals...but I'm haven't clearly identified the large goal yet. I don't want something as generic as "get back into shape". I need something bigger, stronger and more powerful than that. I'm a bad ass lady, after all. And so are you! Just incase you forgot :)
I hope everyone has a great day! We're getting soaked in rain over here, but I'm enjoying the laziness.
What random things are going on, on your Thursday?
How do you like to structure your goals?
Do you use Periscope?