What I’ve Been Watching Lately

One of the things I was told about having a baby has not held true for me (at least so far). I was told multiple times I wouldn’t have time to read or watch TV. Now, I can only speak for the first 3 months of course as that’s the only experience I have so far. I know it does get harder as kids get older. However, in the past 3 months I have watched more TV than I did in the whole year previous to Olivia being born and I have read an equal number of books as I did before she was born.

Unless you’re one of those ‘crazy’ people who sleeps when the baby sleeps – trust me, you will have plenty of time to watch TV and read. I’m totally kidding about being crazy to sleep when the baby sleeps, by the way. I WISH that was me some days. Other than the very first week after she was born and when I had mastitis I literally cannot sleep when she sleeps – trust me, I’ve tried. Even when I’ve only had 4 hours of sleep the night before I am a terrible, terrible napper. I have spent many an afternoon laying in bed frustrated that I can’t catch up on some much needed sleep while she naps.

Luckily, I find laying in bed watching a great TV show and / or reading a book almost as relaxing as sleeping and I have spent A LOT of time doing that. So today I thought I would share with you some of the TV shows I’ve watched over the last 3 months. I should say that I am not really a movie person at all. I have too short of an attention span I think. Also, I really like dipping in and out of TV show episodes. If I start an episode I don’t necessarily have to finish it all in one sitting. I am fine to watch 10, 15, 20, 30 minutes of it and then turn it off and pick up where I left off a couple of hours or even days later. Very similarly to how I listen to podcasts.

So here are the shows I’ve been watching and enjoying over the last 3 months…


I actually watched the first few seasons of Scandal years ago when it first came out but started watching it from the beginning again in early December.  This was my go to show in those early early newborn days. I would sit on the couch with Olivia alternating between nursing her and having her sleep on me and would watch episode after episode, which is probably how I managed to watch 7 seasons in around 8 weeks.

It’s a bit corny, and it got really dumb there for a bit around season 6, but I really like where they are going with Season 7 now (which is the last season). I became quite attached to the characters and I enjoy the political stuff.

Side note: the last time I did a What I’m Watching Lately post was in 2014 and I also referenced Scandal then – ha!



Oh my god you guys, this show. SO FUNNY. I got my entire family watching it as well. I love how each episode is split into four short stories – it’s such an easily digestible show that way. I have startled Olivia by laughing out loud so hard while watching this show when I am nursing her! Only seasons 1 and 2 are on Netflix. I can’t wait to watch season 3! Just do yourself a favour and check this show out, especially if you are looking for something laugh out loud funny to watch. Family Bingo and the Tiny House episode are my favourites so far.



I watched season 1 as it came out last year and I was planning to wait for season 2 to be on Netflix but then everyone and their dog was talking about it and I finished Scandal sooo I ended up buying season 2 on iTunes! So glad I did. It was such a nice treat and I loved season 2 100x more than season 1. I think there are two or three more episodes coming this season as well. This show makes me feel all the feels and cry all the tears. I love the Pearsons!



This show is on Amazon Prime Video and I binge watched 7 of the 8 episodes over the last couple of days. This is written by Amy Sherman-Palladino, who is the writer behind Gilmore Girls. It’s very very different from Gilmore Girls but it has the fast, witty dialogue that GG is known for. I also really enjoy watching a show in a different time period, and find myself feeling very grateful I don’t have to live as a woman in the 1950’s!

Next show I plan to check out is Shameless, I have heard so many people talking about it!

What’s the last show you binge watched? Any reccomendations for me based on what I’ve shared above? 


What I’m reading, watching and listening to

Happy Thursday! It’s been a busy week and I spent way too much time last night trying to download some music to play when I’m teaching TRX so you get a quick post today about some of the content I’ve been consuming recently!


Station eleven

I just finished Station Eleven last night. It’s actually only the second book I managed to finish in March! I think I read so much in January and February I burnt myself out on it a little bit. Anyways, Station Eleven was a really, really awesome book. It wasn’t quite like anything I’ve ever read before but Emily St. John Mandel is an amazing author and I felt like all the characters jumped off the page. I was super sad when it ended. I love dystopian novels and it also qualifies for the ‘Sci Fi’ category in the Read Harder challenge. The next book I’m picking up is Americanah.



Friday Night Lights still. I’m about halfway through the third season now. Still loving this show so much! Everytime Eric catches me watching it he’s like “still watching your show about high school drama hey?” and yes, it’s about high school kids and there is lots of drama, but it’s just so good. The character development is awesome and the characters are so likeable. I can’t completely explain it but I’m obsessed.

We also recently watched a few episodes of Broadchurch on Netflix. We’re about halfway through the first season now and I’m intrigued. It’s a British show about a murder in a small town.

Oh and I got all the recent episodes of Suits from my coworker so I need to start catching up on that asap! I was going through major Harvey and Mike withdrawals for awhile there.

Listening to…

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So many podcasts. I actually have about four hours of driving ahead of me on Friday for meetings in Kelowna and I can’t wait to listen to ALL the podcasts during my drive! I currently regularly listen to Happier, Jess Lively, Book Riot, Jillian Michaels and Dear Sugar.

As an aside, I spent way too many hours last night googling how to download free music legally! I need to start building up some good playlists for the TRX classes I’m going to be teaching soon. I am so not a music person so it felt a bit overwhelming to me to try and build a playlist. Plus I’m not rich so can’t afford to buy a whole bunch of songs. There must be a legal and free way to do it isn’t there?

And on that note, what is your favourite workout song?

What are you reading, watching and listening to right now? 


What I’m Watching Lately

Taking a break from my usual weekend recap + workout recap this Monday morning to talk about something totally different — what I’m watching lately! I am a pretty avid TV watcher and I enjoy watching TV series on Netflix where I can watch episode after episode in a row. Here are a few shoes I’m watching (aka obsessed with) lately. I don’t make as much time during the week to keep up with my “stories” (as Eric calls them) but I can spend hours on the weekends catching up, especially right now when my weekends have been so quiet!



I had heard from a few people that this show was amazing and I started watching it a few weeks ago, just after Christmas. It definitely took me a few episodes to get into. Actually the whole first season was a little iffy for me but now as I finish off the second season I’m 100% obsessed. It has the perfect mix of romance, drama and action for me. I am going to be so sad when I finish off season two. Stephany is also watching it and it’s fun to message back and forth with someone about all the drama and twists and turns!

Sister Wives 

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I have seen people talking about this show on Twitter for awhile but just recently started watching it with Eric when we discovered it on Netflix. This is one of those shows where I cannot pull myself away. I have to admit that I originally thought that polygamy was so strange and “messed up” but after watching 1.5 seasons of Sister Wives I’m definitely opening my mind a bit and realizing that even though it’s not something I’d ever ever want, it can obviously work for some people.

As a side note, I would love to work at TLC. How cool would it be to find all these people for the shows they air. That channel has some OUT THERE stuff on it but they do such a great job portraying it to the world in an open-minded way. What I always wonder is how do they find these people??

Downton Abbey


I started watching Downton Abbey last year and devoured the first three seasons. I have to admit I’m finding the fourth season to be off to a bit of a slow start, but the lives of the Crawleys and their servants is still so fascinating to me. I quite enjoy ending my weekends curled up on the couch with a cup of tea watching the latest episode!

Lone Survivor

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Not a TV show obviously but I saw the movie Lone Survivor with my mom this weekend and I can’t recommend it enough. A really excellent movie that is based on a true story. My only complaint is that I would have been interested in seeing more about the lives of the soldiers and I think all the gun fighting could have been cut down a bit. I really want to read the book now after seeing the movie even though I usually hate doing it in that order.

What have you been watching lately? What TV series or movies do you recommend? 

Image sources: 

Scandal / Sister Wives / Downton Abbey / Lone Survivor