5 on friday: faux spring edition

I wrote in my last post that I thought we were finally turning a corner. And we were. Then Spencer vommed a couple nights ago, and I discovered I have walking pneumonia. BUT we're on the mend, and I can finally say that I'm starting to feel a little better. I'm working hard to take care of myself and remind myself that it's okay to ask for help. Plus, NNY has been throwing spring-like weather at us as a fake-out, and we've been soaking it all up! Without further ado, here are my five exciting things on Friday...the faux-spring edition.

1. I had a really good run (finally) the other day, and managed a good 4.75 miles. I felt strong - a little winded - but strong, and I loved being able to run by the Black River and see the falls roaring as the snow melted in the warm sun!

2. While the warm weather lasts, we've been taking every opportunity to get outside and soak up some Vitamin D. Spencer is really loving his bicycle from Oma and Opa more than ever, and I just love his goofy personality. Also, wearing Porter is the best. I sure do love my stage-5 clinger.

3. Danny is slowly but surely getting better! I'm no longer using a sling to walk her, and we usually do four laps of the yard throughout the day. It doesn't seem like much for our gazelle dog, but she's going to need a lot of time to heal and let her hip, especially recover. Furthermore, our second opinion on her femur repair said that the plate is a lot smaller than the one he would have used. He said to make sure that she's very calm and not active for at least 6 weeks to ensure it doesn't slip. Crossing our fingers she behaves!

4. We're going for another hike tomorrow. It's supposed to have a decent chance of rain all day, but with 60 degree weather, none of us want to stay indoors. If the weather somewhat cooperates, we'll be doing Pixley Falls...can't wait to share photos!

5. I've officially lost over 10 lbs with The Babe Campaign and Isagenix! I can't wait to share my results at 30 days because I feel amazing. Nutritional rebalancing was an investment, but more than a monetary investment, it was an investment in myself and my future. It mortified me to share this on instagram the other day, but I wanted to post it to remind myself where I started...and that I've had two babies with this body. Time to give it some TLC :)

Today, I'm linking up with Meet at the Barre and Smidge of This for Friday Favorites & 5 on Friday!


  1. Congrats on your weight loss! Loving this weather, but it's such a tease. It's supposed to be 37 here tommorrow. Hope you all have a great weekend!

  2. I've been loving the weather!! Me and Bolt went on a really long walk the other day because I did not want to be inside! I'm so sad that I have to be inside for work most of the day tomorrow :( I'm glad you guys are all doing better and are on the mend!

  3. Great job on the weight loss! I am so glad that you all are on the mend!

  4. You look good! That's awesome you've lost some weight and are getting in shape, etc. I'm trying to enjoy the nice weather too. It's supposed to start raining and get bad again later today so I'm hoping to get out for a walk if I can.


  5. This weather has been amazing, up until this weekend. It was in the 60s earlier in the week, and then yesterday it snowed. :( Chicago weather just can't make up it's mind! I think that's partially why everyone here has been getting sick, my family included. Hopefully it will warm up again soon, because it sure was nice being able to take the kids out to play in the fresh air and sun after being inside all winter! Hope you and your family are feeling better as well! :) By the way, congrats on your weight loss!! I followed you and would love if you would follow me back!

    xo, Sarah

  6. Girl! How have you been functioning with walking pneumonia? I'm so glad to hear Danny is on the mend, poor babe! And congrats on losing 10lbs! I started counting my macros and fell off the wagon with the boyfriend in town. Back at it! Would love to know more about this Babe Campaign and why you chose this versus Bikini Body Guide(?) etc!

  7. Yay for good weather and congrats on the weight loss! Hope you feel totally better soon!

  8. That's so cool that you get to run by that beautiful river! Sorry you guys have been battling sicknesses recently!

  9. Um you look great! Give yourself some credit on what you can do with your body! I am excited to hear about your thoughts on the nutritional rebalancing.