Happy Monday and Happy Opening Day, everyone! You know football will forever have the #1 spot in my heart, but I still get excited for baseball season each year, too. I'm hopeful that Jared and I will be able to get to at least one game before we have a baby- we've been eyeing a couple of the fireworks nights coming up. Gotta' admit... Snapchat was on it with the fun filters for today! Even if I do look like a boy ;)
So while I'll be in my office downtown, watching everyone else head to the parade and the game- I figured I could tackle a few things ;) That's right- it's time for another edition of Erin's goals and updates for the month! Here's what I was able to accomplish in March:
✔ Keep Walking. Overall I'm still hanging tough with this one as it's my main form of exercise these days. Not every week is perfect and there are definitely some days I just know I need to rest and that's okay! In general I'm still trying to aim for about 7,500 steps a day.
✔ Blog Consistently. Success! I blogged more times in March than I had since last summer, so that felt good to actually plan for and execute.
✔ Decorate for Easter. Check! We don't have a ton of Easter decor but I made sure anything we did have was proudly displayed for a couple of weeks. I just need to keep gradually adding items each year.
✔ Host a March Madness party. Not quite... but sorta? We had 3 friends over one night to watch basketball and Jared whipped up some buffalo chicken dip for everyone. It was a fun night and I'm glad we did it, but let's just say my desire/energy to host anything is dwindling fast these days.
In baby-related goals we also checked off a few things:
✔ Finalized maternity leave details.
✔ Read/still reading a couple of great pregnancy books from the library.
✔ Got our chair all set up in the nursery.
✔Scheduled our hospital tour/classes.
There were a couple of things I didn't completely get to but I still feel like a lot got done in March! It truly is hard to believe it's April right now. The weather is playing tricks on me so I keep forgetting it's Spring in general but it really is! Here are my goals for the remainder of this very busy upcoming month:
Order one more photobook.
I've been on a roll with these and just got my Disney one done which I am obsessed with! Realistically, having one more year's worth done and printed pre-baby would be a great feat. (PS- in case you missed it last week I wrote about my photo organization/process).
Meal Plan more efficiently.
In an effort to be completely honest let me just tell you all- I have sucked with meal plans since becoming pregnant. Whether it was no food sounded good, or only certain foods sounded good or I was hungry at weird times... I have been a wreck! There are have been far too many dinners out or last-minute trips to Kroger to pick up one or two items just to get a meal on the table. You all should seriously feel bad for Jared! ;) I'm determined to stick with our plans this month so things not only run more smoothly but so we stay on budget, too.
Start stocking the freezer.
Also in the food category but I want to start stashing away some freezer meals/items for after the baby's born. I want to really have a lot of good, healthy options so I'm planning on doing one freezer day in April and one in May as well. I'll do some old favorites of ours for sure, but want to add some new options (including breakfast foods!) into the mix. The easier food can be postpartum, the better.
Jared and I upgraded our FitBit's last month from the Zip to the Charge HR and I feel extra motivated now that we have them. I'm still aiming for an average of 7,500 steps a day which I think is totally doable. It's really hard for me to get away from my desk at work (no matter how hard I try- seriously!) but with a treadmill at my house and the nicer weather/longer days- there should be no excuses.
- Enjoy two baby showers and promptly write thank-you's. I cannot wait to celebrate our little guy with both sides of the family and friends this month.
- Decide on/schedule maternity photos. Still up in the air if we'll do these or not, but if so- we need to get them on the calendar ASAP!
- Finish designing art for the nursery. I'm a perfectionist and these are taking longer than they should, but I'm anxious to finish, print and frame these items.
What's on your to-do list this month? Leave mea link if you post about your monthly goals, too!