Where to start?? It feels like forever since I’ve been able to sit in my comfy chair, in our home, and chat with you. Oh wait, it has been forever!! A little over 4 months to be exact…but who’s counting?? 😉
The transition between Mini’s was harder on us than either of us could have imagined when we originally accepted the promotion. What was originally supposed to be 6 weeks of displacement turned into 3 whole months. It was a long and trying experience…there were days I didn’t think I was going to make it, and Chris had his moments too…thank heavens our breakdowns didn’t coincide!! Who know what that would have led to!! The move to the Twinks was our saving grace, without them it simply would have been unbearable.
We’ve moved into the new apartment…well for the most part. We still have a lot of things in storage. Some of it is just lack of time to go through everything the other is that the space here is so much different and we just haven’t felt it all out yet but it’ll all come together…at least that’s what my Mom keeps telling me anyway. 😉 But with internet and TV services finally in place things are starting to get back to normal…our kinda crazy normal but normal nonetheless.
The new Mini is fabulous!! We love our new location!! It’s been a lot more work but she is really starting to shine. There’s just something about putting your back into it, sweating it out and then just standing back to enjoy the progress. We still have quite a ways to go but we’re enjoying our small victories as they come and pushing forward week after week. Even with the struggles during the transfer we’re still happy we took this opportunity and we’d do it again in a heartbeat.
Since we’ve moved into the new apartment we’ve finally been able to start our transition into the world of clean eating. I did a lot of research on it while we were in limbo so when that glorious day finally arrived I’d be prepared to get started. We lucked out because we had next to nothing for the fridge or pantry when we moved in. A blessing in disguise you might say…hard on the wallet but easy for the transition since we didn’t have a bunch of junk to get rid of or use up…just a lot space for the good stuff!! We’ve been really surprised at how much less ‘real food’ we eat over the processed junk. Our grocery budget has shrunk dramatically simply because we can’t eat as much as we were before. Our pantry is what I once would have considered sparse but I’m preferring it this way now. We have whole wheat pasta, brown rice, canned tomatoes and beans, bags of potatoes and onions along with lots of herbs and spices. The fridge is just as lean…eggs, veggies, fruits, cheeses… I’m sure we’ll be chatting a lot more about this as we go along. Every week we’re trying to delve further into the world of clean eating by removing more processed foods. This coming week…I’m kicking the soda outta my diet completely. Chris isn’t ready for this step so I’m taking this one on solo. Keep y’all posted!! I’m happy to report that we’ve both lost 10 pounds since we moved in and have switched to a cleaner way of eating, without counting or measuring anything!! Just sayin… 😉
We’ve also been giving our new FitBits quite the workout. This Mini is A LOT bigger than our old one which means a whole lotta more steps happening now!! I actually made my 10,000 steps every single day last week!!! A first for me!! Chris gets his steps in all the time…whatever!! 🙂 I was tired…don’t get me wrong…but the sense of accomplishment more than made up for it!!
A lot has been going on… I’m sure I’m leaving a bunch of stuff out. But now that our internet has been restored I’ll be back on the posting wagon and fill y’all in on all the juicy tidbits as I come across em.
With Much Love