March 2018 – Getting Shit Done

I cannot believe March is over.  It was a blur and my husband was traveling for 11 days.  Luckily my mother agreed to come and help me which saved me when my 3 year old was sick for 4 days straight.  The best part of having my mom around is that she is like having three of me.  My house is clean, laundry is done and dinner is made when I get home from work.  Not only that, but the dishes are cleaned and put away while I bathe the kids. It’s amazing.  But my kids are momma’s boys so they only wanted me to do things for them which is fine but exhausting.  To add to that exhaustion, Mother Nature decided to blast us with another Nor’easter during my husband’s absence.  Which required me to figure out the snow blower and get our sidewalks and driveway done which I did twice.  The snow blower is something that has intimidated me for a while now so in the true sense of this years theme of “Getting Shit Done” I got that bitch done.

Also I worked out like a beast even when my husband wasn’t around.  In fact, I didn’t miss a day while he was gone and managed to finish the month with 116.01 miles for the month of March – boom!

  1. Running – become a better runner – faster, stronger, longer
  2. Fitness –
    • Finish BBG – Completed March 2nd
    • Workout 85% of the year (311 days) at least 35 minutes a day – Currently at 85% – Boom
    • 100,000 steps every week – Done.
  3. Diet
    • Strive for a plants based diet – Still a work in progress but I am actively eating more veggies
    • No adding sugar – Not so good here.  Black coffee is gross and my kids candy is delicious.  Working on getting back on track for April.

Home

  1. Kids
    • More sleep – bed time routine – So with my husband gone and my mom helping me with all household duties.  I had a pretty good routine with the kids.  Except my 3 year old decided to riot the last three nights we were alone.  I am going to chalk it up to him missing his dad.  So I’ll call this one a work in progress
    • Better food – work in more veggies all around – Nothing new here. With all the sickness going around it was hard just getting them to eat sometimes.
    • Clean up own toys –  Since my mom was doing an amazing job with the house we both started instilling the clean up this toy before starting to play with something new.  It worked-ish.
  2.  Projects
    • Build a Walk in closet for Master Bedroom – DONE
    • Power wash the house in the spring – I was hoping to get this done in March but it looks like April will be the month.  The rest are also on the to-do for April – high hopes for April
    • Plant new bushes where the old ones were
    • Sand and re-stain our front door
    • Paint or stain book shelf in garage
    • Finish painting furniture in basement
    • Start refinishing basement
  3. Clutter
    • Basement – there is stuff everywhere, it has to go – Nothing new here
    • Toys – stop buying and get rid of more – Nothing acquired but nothing donated either so I have to work on that.
    • Baby Stuff – sell or donate.  Got rid of a couple of things but definitely not enough.
    • Empty Cedar closet – This is happening slowly but the stuff is dwindling
    • Coats – too many in the closet – Work in progress got rid of 1 of those many jackets
    • Cloths – need to fit all in the Walk-in closet including shoes – Almost done.  I have many suits from working in NYC in my 20’s that I either need to donate or move into the walk-in closet
    • Guest Bedroom – Sell all furniture and reorganize – I was waiting for after my moms visit to list the furniture so another one for April
  4. Cleaning
    • Wash all dishes before going to bed – 100% done this month and it feels good.
    • Come up with a cleaning schedule and stick to it  – Mom is the best and took care of all cleaning for most of this month so I still haven’t done this but my house is clean.
    • Laundry – 6 days a week do something with laundry – 100% done thanks again to my mom. She’s the best.

Over the weekend I ran the Naked Prussian marathon, it was my second time running the race and I improved my time by 30 minutes! Race report coming soon!!!

-G

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