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It’s Halloween Weekend! {Five on Friday}

Happy Friday everyone!  We’ve got some Halloween celebrations coming this weekend and our son A is so excited that I’m really looking forward to watching him enjoy it all.  I hope you all have some fun in store for the weekend as well.  Here’s my five:

1. Healthy Mama (in progress)

Slowly but slowly I’m getting the weight off from my last pregnancy.  My son is a little over a year old, but I am a firm believer that it’s never too later to get healthier.  I share my progress and what works for me each Wednesday.  Please feel free to link up any posts you might have about steps you might be taking toward becoming healthier, healthy recipes, posts about exercise, etc.

healthy mama challenge

2. Couch to 5K

As a part of my efforts to get healthier and lose some weight I’ve begun running again.  I’m working my way through the Couch to 5K program, which involves intervals of running and walking as you build your endurance and slowly work your way to running a 5K.  When it’s raining I stay in and work out on the elliptical, but a couple times a week I’m able to get out and run.

couch to 5k screenshot

3. Teething Troubles

Baby S is working on some molars right now and he’s been plum miserable.  One of the few times he is happy is when I put him in his stroller and walk him around the neighborhood, so we’ve been spending quite a bit of time doing that.  The evenings are particularly awful, so any night that it isn’t raining you can find me strolling him around the neighborhood, getting my run in.  This too shall pass, right?  In the mean time I’ll take the the opportunity to get in my exercise and enjoy the Fall scenery.

4. Mama Time

On Saturday afternoon my husband threw me the keys and sent me out for some much needed solo shopping time.  I got to try on clothes without two little kids climbing all over the dressing room.  It was glorious.  In addition to a few new clothes I came home with this pie plate.  Makes me want to do some baking this weekend!

new pie plate

5. Halloween Weekend

We’re ready!  The costumes are finally done.  I showed you the spider I made for A on Tuesday and I’ll reveal baby S’s skunk costume on Monday.  I just finished the skunk costume last night which is fantastic since trick or treat is this Sunday night for our town.  Nothing like some good old procrastination, but they are done.

DIY spider costume on a little boy

I’m linking up with these Friday Link-ups:



Friday 24th of October 2014

Losing the baby weight is no joke. I struggled with it on my first one and sure it will be the same for the next. Way to go on completing your couch 2 5k. I love that app!


Friday 24th of October 2014

It really is no joke. It took me about 20 months with my first one! Granted, I wasn't focusing on it that whole time, but that's how old he was by the time I did it. I love the Couch to 5K app too! I remember the olden days when I did this like 6 years ago and I had to write the times on my hand and watch the timer... so much easier to have the app ding and tell me when to run and walk.

Liz Taylor @ Fitness Blondie

Friday 24th of October 2014

You seem so dedicated to your fitness girl! That is awesome and you are doing a great job; keep at it and baby #2 weight will be off of you in no time. I'm also glad you were able to get some shopping in Saturday; that is ESSENTIAL for your well being because as the saying goes "if mama isn't happy, no one is" ha! Also, you did a GREAT job on the costume, it looks store bought!!! Someone needs to hand you a "mom of the year" award!


Friday 24th of October 2014

You are too sweet. I appreciate the kind words but they would not give me the mom of the year award if they saw the laundry back-up or the state of my house right now. Extra time spent on costumes this week has meant that the cleaning has been almost non-existant! I tend to share more positive things on Five on Friday posts, but please don't let that give you the impression that I've got it all together and deserve awards.


Friday 24th of October 2014

I love that pie plate, so cute! I want to try Couch to 5K, I have heard such great things about it!


Friday 24th of October 2014

You should! It's a great program... perfect for beginning runners or runners like me who are beginning again.


Friday 24th of October 2014

THANK YOU for sharing your fitness goals, I've been looking for some motivation! I'm not a mama but I'm definitely going to have to tune in on Wednesday to see what's new. And that couch to 5k looks awesome; I've been wanting to do a 5k!

Happy Friday!


Friday 24th of October 2014

Oh, you should definitely do a 5K some time! I've done 5K and 10K races in the past and it's such an awesome thing to train and prepare and then be able to meet a goal like that. I'm excited to get back into it.


Friday 24th of October 2014

That DIY spider costume is super cute. I was a spider growing up, so much fun. I've heard great things about couch to 5k, rock it out lady!


Friday 24th of October 2014

Aww, thanks for the encouragement!

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Mary Martha Mama