This week has been another toughie with an infant, but I’m seeing glimmers of hope that we might someday get into a routine. Once that happens, I know I’ll be able to feel more like myself. This post is dedicated to a few of those glimmers. All of them revolve around being active and social so I’m realizing those are things I need to feel like my best self.

This whole week has been terribly cold EXCEPT for Tuesday, which was a blissful 40 degrees. In my life I never thought I’d consider 40 warmish, but that’s where I’m at now. I still had to deck myself out in my heaviest layers (when it’s colder than that, I simply don’t leave the house), but it was warm enough that I could go out on a walk with the bambino. After a nice two mile stroll I was feeling much refreshed. Supposedly it’s warming up again next week and I’m hoping to go out for a walk anytime the temps are above 40.

On Monday, my beau volunteered to watch the monitor so I could do my first Peloton ride since giving birth. After seven weeks off, the class was a struggle, but it was so much fun and I’m looking forward to hitting up the gym more often and getting my strength back bit by bit.

The ice cream shop by my apartment started a New Moms Group a few years ago and I always said if I ever become a mom, I want to join. The time finally arrived and I had my first meetup. Due to COVID, it’s currently being held virtually, but it was still so nice to “hang” with other moms in the neighborhood. It made me realize how much I needed some connection and to chat with other women who are going through the same things at the same time. I’m planning to attend the other meetups and hoping it becomes an anchor in the next few weeks.