We have survived the first week back to school and my first full week of work of 2018! It wasn’t perfect but we got through it with only a teeny bit of sass and thankfully my hormones were in check so I was able to laugh it off. We did not eat out one single time this week either which is a HUGE win! I’m celebrating by having a lunch date with a dear friend today.
Earlier this week I shared my Word of the Year and I have to say not only is it my new favorite word but having so many of my readers comment made my heart so happy! Hearing from readers and finding connections we have in common is such a highlight for me. There are so many times I may pour my heart and soul into writing something and I’m thinking surely it will go viral (kidding) (kinda) but I hit publish and it ends up being one of my most loved (by me) posts with the lowest views. Then one little comment will show up and someone tells me I’ve touched something for them and it makes it all enough!
If you follow me on Instagram (and why wouldn’t you, ha! ) then you already saw this next picture. I received so many comments and direct messages and even one email regarding this request and I definitely want you guys to weigh in too!
Sure it’s fun to have kids who can head to happy hour with you but parenting adults is no joke y’all! Building relationships and staying connected as they head out into this exciting yet sometimes cruel world is tough. Keeping your mouth shut when you see them venturing off the path you feel is best sometimes feels impossible. I’m working on a feature post later this month from my perspective as a mom to adults and would love to know from those of you nearing this transitional period of parenting what are your questions and concerns? I’d love for you to leave a note in the comments today or head back over to this post on instagram and leave your comment there.
I used insta-stories for a little move it Monday to discuss ways to increase steps during the day even when you are in a desk job. It was so fun to hear ideas from other friends who direct messaged me to give a few tips like parking farther away from the door and not keeping a trash can in your office! I work on the 3rd floor so I have been taking the stairs and heading to the far end of the 1st floor to the ladies room. Even being intentional, it is still eye opening to see I may only hit 4K steps in a day. I did receive a new Stitch Fix with some super cute workout clothes including this sports bra and I’ll be showing the entire box off on my insta-stories for you to see today!
This Sunday I will begin a Wellness Challenge so I headed to take before pictures and record my current weight, measurements and bodyfat percentage. It wasn’t my favorite at all y’all. I will be totally honest and tell you there has not been a style post here for weeks because getting dressed hasn’t been much fun these days. I’m motivated and ready to make a change and having the accountability of a group will definitely be what I need. I hope you guys will cheer me on as I plan to share the progress here along with the meals I will be prepping and the physical activities I’ll be incorporating.
So what else is up for the QIB blog in 2018? Well, I’m hoping you will take a moment to complete this survey and provide a little feedback. I want to post enough content to inspire others but definitely want this space to be filled with quality posts over quantity. My goal is to post 3 times each week but there may be weeks when 2 feels like enough and others when there aren’t enough days in the week for all the words I want to share! Y’all will most definitely get tired of reading the word enough this year. Ha!
Thanks again for following along!