Thank Goodness for Strollers + A Halloween-Inspired Workout

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Heyyyyyy! Happy Day-Before-Halloween!

A little recap of yesterday…

Quinn woke up at 4:00 AM and then would not go back to sleep. Whomp whomp. For the past week or so, he was sleeping 7-9 hours, rocking the 3:30 AM feeding, and then sleeping until 6:00/7:00 AM, which was awesome, but then he switched things up on us. It was a rough morning and he just cried and cried and cried, so after I ate breakfast, I took him for a drive in the car. He fell asleep in like 60 seconds.

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When we returned from our early-morning adventure, Quinn was in a much better mood. I fed him and then we headed out to meet Kerrie at Southfield for a 3-mile run with the jogging stroller. We took turns running with the stroller, and it was a great workout. No UC issues at all!

When I ran with Kerrie a couple of weeks ago at Southfield, she powered up one of the bigger hills at the end of our run without any issues and she had never even run with a stroller before, so I really wanted to tackle that same hill yesterday. I took it slow and steady while Kerrie offered some words of encouragement, and I did it! I didn’t stop once to walk! First time ever. It was such a great feeling.

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After our run, I said goodbye to Kerrie and hit up 1st Stop for a pumpkin spice iced coffee. When I got home, I immediately made myself second breakfast: toast with a fried egg and Light Creamy Swiss from The Laughing Cow.

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Quinn cried and cried and cried for the rest of the morning. I tried all of my usual tricks to get him to calm down with no luck. He wouldn’t nap and he was so overtired, I eventually took him out in the jogging stroller again and he fell right to sleep. It’s funny how things can change so much from day-to-day with a little one. On Tuesday, Quinn went down for all of his naps (in his crib even!) without an issues, but then yesterday, he fought every single one. *Sigh*

When we got home, I was famished. Luckily, I had some leftover baked mac & cheese that I made for a post on (It’ll be published next week!) It’s made with a delicious trifecta of cheeses (Parmesan, cheddar, and Light Creamy Swiss from The Laughing Cow), and it is soooooooooooooo good. I’ve made it twice already, and I was pumped that I had some ready to reheat when I got home. I housed it.

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After that, I ate some butternut squash soup.

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And then I made a batch of cookies, which, of course, I needed to sample. (Recipe on CNC soon!)


When Mal got home from school, we went for a “family walk,” which was a nice way to end such a frustrating, emotional, and exhausting day. Quinn was still pretty cranky in the early evening, but we gave him a bath, fed him, and he went right to sleep. What a day. #wineme

Health News & Views

Sure, Halloween is all about costumes and parties but what most of us really love about the holiday is the tasty treats, am I right? Colorful candy corn, “fun size” chocolate bars, and chewy gummy candies will certainly satisfy your sweet tooth, but, unfortunately all of those calories aren’t doing your waistline any favors.

But you can balance your splurges with this Halloween-inspired body weight workout. Perform it a few times a week and you can enjoy those treats with less guilt!

Burn Off Candy Calories With This Halloween-Inspired Body Weight Workout

Halloween Workout

Questions of the Day

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