Looking Ahead

2016 was a very good year – it was the year we had a son, became a family of four and actually survived to tell the tale! We even took a week-long vacation which was great. I had some fears about handling two kids but so far they’ve all been pretty unfounded!
I’m really looking forward to the new year – watching my kids learn new things each day is so exciting. But of course, I’m also looking forward to making strides for myself too. This year I would like to focus more on wellness through eating right, exercising, clearing my mind daily and also coming up with a better skincare routine.

I know it’s easier to say these things than to actually do them but I am really going to make a conscious effort this year because if not now, when? Here’s to a happy and healthy 2017. Hoping the new year brings you joy and peace. Just remember while you’re doing so much for others, to take a little time to do something special for yourself too.


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Work it Out

Now that I’m over 7 weeks from giving birth, it’s time to get serious about working out. I have to say, I did luck out a bit and I’m just about at my pre-pregnancy weight…but not quite. I still would like to lose about 10 pounds and my main focus is to tone my thighs and backside as my jeans are not quite fitting as well as I’d like.

I joined a new gym by me but since it’s so new, it’s not open yet. So right now the On Demand channel is my friend and I’m doing different workouts each day  – yoga, pilates, strength and core work, etc. I got Tracy Anderson’s Post-Pregnancy DVD from the library the other day and it’s pretty good too.


There’s more focus on ab work than anything else, but I do like it and will keep at it throughout the week.

I’m trying not to obsess, I just want my jeans to fit better!  🙂  Do you have any favorite workouts that you recommend?

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Five for Friday

Happy Friday! I feel like its been a while since I did a Five for Friday. This week I’m looking forward to:

Historical home tour

My friend is coming by tomorrow and we’re going to visit the Rockefeller Mansion, Kykuit. It’s really stunning and has beautiful views of the Hudson Valley.

Birthday dinner

We’re heading into the city tomorrow night to celebrate another friend’s birthday. It will be so nice to walk around the West Village on a warm summer night.


As I said in a previous post, we’re re-decorating a bit and we need to get some paint samples to try on the wall. My problem is narrowing down, but I think I have a few good contenders to work with.


I plan on redeeming my early birthday gift at Sephora and treating myself to a new facial moisturizer as well.

Working Out

I’ve been doing some at-home workouts recently. It’s been good to get into a routine and I need to keep it up.

Have a great weekend!

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