Happy Monday my fellow carb addicts! Sorry about disappearing on you this weekend, but I needed a bit of a break! Sometimes you just gotta clear your head you know?! But I am back and ready to roll!
So those of you who follow me on Instagram (if you don’t, you should) probably already know this, but today marks day 1 of a little something called Operation FindMyAbs. My diet has been really slack lately, and although I have been enjoying it, I can definitely feel a change in my body, and not in a good way!
- I’m not getting a good night’s sleep.
- I feel sluggish and my energy is so low.
- Bloated. Every. Single. Day. BLEH!!
- My skin is dull and flaky (who gets flaky skin in the summer unless your sunburnt?!)
- My nails are breaking
Here’s the proof in pictures 2 weeks ago I had baby abs
Today I have zero abs!!
All that being said, we all know how I feel about deprivation (it sucks), so while I really want to crank up the nutrients in my diet I DO NOT want to cut anything out. Well, maybe a little sugar for my skin’s sake, but believe me if there is cake available I am eating a freaking slice of cake!
I pretty much just want to focus on the basics. Maybe because it’s warmer now my body just needs a bit of a reboot, so I’m looking forward to figuring this all out! Obviously because I workout almost everyday and play soccer, I’m going to be keeping my calories up (not that I count, I just mean I won’t be reducing my meals any) but I also want to try to add in some new things and switch it up!
- Fresh juices!! In the summer I love subbing fresh juices for my morning coffee (I still get my caffeine fix, it just comes in the form of iced coffee or tea later in the day!) I’m not too crazy with the juice combos, but I do love my cucumber melon juice!
- Salad a day. Except that I am the worst at making salads. Like seriously, I’m really pathetic at it. All I can make is a good tex-mex, all my others kind of fall flat and leave me unsatisfied! So I’m taking on the challenge of trying to get some good ones down.
- H2O!! For the past month it seems like I have been waking up completely parched, even though I drink 2 of my water bottles a day! Apparently that isn’t enough now that it’s hot out maybe? I don’t know, but I guess I’ll just increase my water and see what happens!
Hopefully in a week or two I will be feeling better! I just want my energy back…I feel like a zombie at work and get super cranky. Poor Ninja has to put up with this crazy Ginger.
Have you noticed the need for a change in your diet with the seasons changing?
How much water do you drink a day? I get the recommended amount, but maybe because I sweat like no other I need more??
I have a confession ya’ll. I’m addicted to carbs. There, I said it. Ahhhh I feel so much better now! But seriously, how do you low carb / paleo people do it? Carbs are fuel! For me, at least. Not to mention, they are so freakin’ tasty! Am I the only one who craves big fatty sandwiches? Or a giant plate of pancakes? Or a huge bowl of cereal?
Do you all understand my addiction now? How can you look at all that and NOT want some carbs!
I’ll be honest. I’ve tried the low carb thing. I actually try to do some lower carb days when I’m not working out as hard or am taking a rest day. Some days it works ok, and other days I’m a ravenous beast. Our bodies are interesting little buggers aren’t they? And frustrating little suckers as well. But I’ve learned that each body really is different, and just because something works for me, does not mean it will work for you.
So, don’t worry low carb people, I got your back. I’ll also eat an extra plate of pancakes for you.
Ever tried a low carb diet?
What is your favorite carb source? Mine is probably oats…or bread!!
Happy WIAW!! Thank you guys for all the sweet comments Monday. I’m glad you were all just as excited as I was!! Wanna know what else I’m excited about? WIAW, because I got some yummy stuff to share!! First off, ya’ll need to check out these deals I got yesterday. I literally couldn’t believe it when I saw them! Another reason why you need to check out these deals? Because all of them will be involved in my food for today! Yep, I wasted no time digging into these babies!
I got the Puffins for $1.50 each, my favorite low carb bread for $1.75, Mrs. Dash marinade for $1 each and Somersaults for $1.90.
I mean seriously?! It was my lucky day!! And since I’ve never had Puffins before, I knew I had to buy both flavors available. I’ve only heard rave reviews about them, so I knew I couldn’t leave them behind! And I’ve never heard of the Mrs Dash marinade before, but now that grilling season has arrived, I knew I had to try these out. And the Somersaults? Freakin’ crack I tell you. So addicted to them!
Breakfast: 2 slices low carb bread with PB&J, 2 eggs scrambled, fresh cherries
Lunch #1 (pre-workout): ground turkey with broccoli and feta cheese
Lunch #2 (post workout): taco salad with romaine, ground turkey, feta, tomatoes, corn and guac
Dinner: chicken teriyaki bowl with veggies and brown rice
I know I know, there’s a lot of protein on there. But it actually looks like more than it is! Plus, it’s because Wednesday is leg day, so I try to up my carbs and proteins to refuel my poor depleted muscles. And I’m always hungrier than ever on Wednesdays, so I need my protein to keep me full!
And of course, no day of mine is complete without some snackage Snack #1: plain chobani topped with pb2 and Puffins
Late night snack #2: banana soft serve topped with protein fudge & chocolate syrup
Verdict on the Puffins? Pretty freakin’ bomb. I may or may not be completely hooked on them now. This could be very bad for my…wallet. You know what else is bad for my wallet? My extreme addiction to protein fudge, because now I’m on a protein powder buying spree. I just bought a new flavor (Cinnamon Roll) and have absolutely no room for the container. I still have over half a container of my Cookies N’ Cream flavor! But hey…when the craving hits you right?!
Ever tried a new product and completely fell in love at first bite?
Happy Marvelous Monday! Thanks for all the well wishes regarding my neck. It is feeling much better, although still not 100%.
I’m seriously excited that I’m feeling better can you tell?
I do have better range of motion, and I can run just fine, but we will see what happens when I get jostled around a little! I’m going to avoid any headers if I can, although I will tell you right now that if it comes down to letting a goal go in or using my head, it will not even be a choice as to which one happens!
So besides being glued to my couch most of the weekend with a heating pad strapped to my neck, I also had 2 days of splurges, something that I really want to talk to you guys about.
Friday night we had a high school youth event that Ninja and I went to. The food was, of course, not up to my standards in terms of nutrition, but I just decided to go with it. Besides, I was beyond starving, and I wasn’t about to sit there for 3 hours watching kids eat and just let my tummy grumble.
Here’s what I had to choose from: pre-made ground beef burgers (helloooo pink slime!), hot dogs (can’t handle the texture!), chips (multigrain), fruit salad, soda, and s’mores. There wasn’t even any water until I asked if I could rob the 1 bottle they had in the fridge (it was mini bottle at that) Anyway, I pretty much ended up eating 2 plates of fruit, like 10 handfuls of chips, and 2 s’mores without the marshmallow.
Then last night, my mom took Ninja and I out to dinner as a thank you to helping her find a new home for one of her dogs (long story, lots of drama, would rather not get into it!) My mom was just emotionally drained from the entire situation, and like Sissy and I, she is an emotional eater. So she requested that her and I split our favorite plate of nachos. How could I say no to that right?!
chicken nachos with black beans, cheese, guacamole, sour cream and tomatoes
My mom and I wasted no time on these bad boys! We polished this plate off no problem, and while I didn’t feel guilty afterwards, my tummy definitely wasn’t happy with me! It was gurgling the rest of the night, and I didn’t get much sleep last night I’m pretty sure because of this plate, but owell!
Ok, ready for the marvelous part? While I did wake up feeling pretty sluggish and bloated this morning, I’m in no way kicking myself or hating myself for my choices of food this weekend.
Sure, I ate way more calories than I should have.
Sure, there was nothing even remotely nutritious in that plate of nachos.
But you know what? I DON’T CARE.
I think I’m finally learning to just let some things go. I could have gotten totally flustered at the food at the youth event, which yes, I’m not happy that this is the garbage we are feeding our children, but regardless, it was a special event. What else would there be? Grilled chicken kebobs? No, that’s never going to happen at a high school youth event!
And I could of told my mom no, I didn’t want to share nachos with her. I could of ordered my usual veggie soup and just let her order something else, but my mom had a really tough day, and we never split nachos anymore, so I went for it.
And today I’m right back to my usual good for me foods. I’m just feeling like I’m in a really good place right now.
Yes, there are still tough days.
Yes, I still stress about food and my body.
Yes, I still feel that there are some things I need to work on.
But this weekend I was able to have 2 splurges without any sort of battle within myself. And that my friends, is pretty marvelous to me.
Tell me something marvelous about your weekend or today!
Happy Saturday!! So glad that I’m not the only sobbing dork who watches Youtube videos. Unless you all just said that to make me feel better. And if that’s the case, well then I kind of love you all even more!!
So, I had all sorts of plans today. Get up at 6:30AM, watch some French Open tennis, hit the track at 7:30AM for a workout, then meet up with Bestie at Starbucks at 8:30AM for a few hours.
BUT, that of course, did not happen. Instead of putting on my workout gear this morning, I put on something else.
No, I’m not trying to flex for you all. Those white patches happen to be Icy Hot patches, because this cool kid right here jacked up her neck.
I’m not even sure what I did to be honest. I lifted back and chest yesterday, and when I was stretching afterwards my neck on the left side just started getting super tight. Before I knew it, it got stiff and sore to the point where I couldn’t turn my head. Awesomeness.
So instead of working out today, I’m going to be plopped on my couch trying not to move. I’m trying to still turn my head every so often to loosen it up a little, but man it stinkin’ hurts! And of course, I have my Championship game Monday night, so I’m praying this thing gets better by then! I can barely walk let alone run, and Ninja has already said he’s going to tie me to a chair before allowing me to go out and try to play like this (what a man, right?!).
Guess I’ll just have to entertain myself today with some baking. Speaking of which, I made these killer muffins the other day and I really encourage you to try them!
Chocolate Chip Flax Muffins
I adapted this recipe from one I found on Instagram, and it’s so perfect that I had to share it with you guys!
- 1 C ground flaxseed
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2tsp baking soda
- 1 T cinnamon
- 2 scoops cookies n cream protein powder
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 C melted coconut oil
- 1/4 C honey
- 1/2 tsp coffee extract
- 1/3 C dark chocolate chips
Mix it all up and let it sit for about 5 minutes. Scoop by heaping tablespoons into muffin liners and bake at 350 for 15-18 minutes. They puff up kind of weird when they are baked, but these babies taste so so good! I was expecting them to taste a little bit off because of the protein powder, but I honestly couldn’t tell it was even in there. The texture was still amazing (must be all that flax and coconut oil!) and these little buggers are almost better I think after being stored in the fridge and reheated the next day. Although I did eat 2 straight out of the pan when they were done baking.
This is what I’ve been eating a lot of lately. Eggs (in varying cooked ways), watermelon, and these muffins! I’ve been having 1 with breakfast or as my morning snack crumbled into greek yogurt. Totally yummy.
Well, I’m off to a fat load of nothing. Good thing Bestie bought me some chick flicks for my birthday that I can watch today!
Would you rather: Have a messed up neck or a messed up back? Id much rather have a jacked up back! I can barely hold my poor head up right now…
I’m home alone a lot. Ninja works a ton with his 3-4 jobs that he has (no, I’m not exaggerating) and I don’t have many friends (sad, but true), so I spend a lot of quality time at home by my lonesome. I really don’t mind it. I’ve always been happy at home by myself. Plus, it lets me do things that I normally wouldn’t do if Ninja was home.
Do I make myself a nice big dinner? Nope, not usually.
Do I take a bubble bath? Eh, sometimes if I want to relax, but not generally.
Do I take a nap? Only if I’m sick.
So what do I possibly do when I’m home alone? Well, I watch Youtube videos. But not just any Youtube videos.
I watch Youtube videos of soldiers returning home. And I cry my eyes out. Sans makeup, with tears and a blotchy face
And I’m not talking just one or two videos. I’m talking at least an hour. Because once I start watching them, I can’t stop. I have to keep clicking on every one that shows up until my head hurts from crying too much and my face starts to get salty from my tears.
I know, I’m kind of weird. But this is Friday Truths, and I’m just being real with you guys!
I have a huge respect and love for military personnel, or anyone in any kind of service. These men and women aren’t forced to sacrifice their lives, they volunteer. They give up time with their spouses, children, and family because they want to protect our country. They fight, bleed, and sweat for you and me, people they will never even know.
And so I watch these videos, and I rejoice with their families as they are reunited.
Because this brother’s face as he grabs his little sister is priceless and how he holds on to her for a full minute and can’t even speak is beautiful.
Because even though the younger brother is much larger than his older brother, he’s the one that breaks down into his brothers arms when he sees him.
Because even though I know she loves her children, she sprints past them to jump into her husband’s arms without a second thought.
Because of the way this man sprints across the field to get to his family.
Because there is nothing more beautiful than a father’s love for his baby girl.
So there you have it. I’m a big sap, who watches Youtube videos and cries her eyes out. But I only do it when I’m home alone, because I’m a huge weeper. Like, uncontrollable crying while I watch these videos. And if Ninja saw me doing this, I’m pretty sure it would freak him out.
Anyway, I know this had nothing to do with nutrition or fitness, but tell me these videos didn’t tug at your heart strings. Now go find a service man or woman and hug them!
Please tell me I’m not the only one who sobbed her eyes out watching these videos!
Happy WIAW! Hope you all are having a fabulous beginning to your week. I actually am battling some concussion symptoms right now. During my game Monday night (which we won!) I got clocked pretty good in the head. Not only did she hit me in the temple/jaw area, but when I fell my head slammed on the ground, so it was like a double whammy. I’ve been dealing with headaches and horrible neck pain since. I’ve had a concussion before, so it’s no big deal, I’m just hoping that the symptoms will subside before the championship on Monday!
This is my “wow my head really hurts” face. I haven’t worked out since the game Monday night, but today is leg day, which I would hate to miss, so I am going to give it a go and see what happens! Cross your fingers that I am better today!
So as you guys know, I was slightly nervous about the food this past weekend. All of you that commented were really supportive and even offered some great advice, which I was REALLY appreciative of!!
My main goal this past weekend was to just BE. I didn’t want to fret about the food too much. I wanted to keep the nutrition up as much as I could so that I didn’t end up sluggish or with a achy belly, but I also didn’t want to miss out on any of the tasty meals and snacks. I didn’t go into the weekend with very high expectations for myself…I’ve planned out my food and stuff before and failed massively, so I was hoping to just have maybe 1 day of solid food.
Well, I ended up with 2 days of pretty good eats and 1 day of not so great eats. The best part? The 1 day of not so great eats didn’t really even bother me. My tummy started to hurt at the end of the day, but other than that my energy levels were good and I even got some really great sleep which is unheard of at Daddy’s!!
ww toast topped with cinnamon raisin PB & 1/2 naner, fruit, cheese & nut platter, ww wrap, hummus, spinach, chicken & cheese, homemade tomato & spinach pizza
I made the pizza for dinner on Saturday night for Daddy, Little Bro and I. We still had leftover Chinese food from the grad, so Ninja opted for that. Both Daddy and Little Bro really seemed to like my pizza though! Of course it was nothing special, but I was happy to be able to sneak some veggies in there for them!
coffee (every morning!!), peanut butter pretzels, apples, PB, 1/2 naner, cheese slices & almonds with cranberries
I pretty much snacked like this the entire trip. That entire apple tray was bought for me and Little Sissy and after she ate up all the caramel dip she wasn’t really interested, so I did my best to eat the thing myself!
S’mores, more pizaa (leftovers) and Subway (turkey on wheat with spinach, olives, onions, bell peppers and avocado)
Of course there was a lot of other un-pictured eats. I had cake 3 out of the 4 days. Sometimes I even had cake AND ice cream. That didn’t make my tummy feel very good, but it sure did make my taste buds dance!
It was nice being able to just sit at the table with Little Sissy and share a piece of cake without analyzing everything about it. She even let me have the frosting because she didn’t like it. MAJOR bonus!
All in all, I’m really glad that I brought my own food. I was able to have my healthy, usual snacks (and even shared some with the kids) and even got in some pretty healthy meals. My daddy actually asked right when I walked in if I had brought some of my usually snack balls that I make because he loves them, which was really exciting for me!
It was just a really good trip all around, one in which I didn’t let food be the focus of at all. I could get used to vacations like this.
On vacation do you eat whatever you want or do you pick and choose?
Is there one food item you give in to no matter what on vacation? Mine will ALWAYS be cake or dessert!!
Happy Marvelous Monday!! It’s a little hard today waking up without my family, but I had a really great weekend with them. It went by way too fast as always, but it was a really fun visit and I’m so glad that Ninja and I got to be a part of Little Bro’s graduation!! I took a gazillion pictures, so I hope you’re ready for them!
Ninja and I were up bright and early Thursday morning to beat the traffic and get to Daddy’s before noon. I wanted to surprise the kids at school and pick them up, so we had to be there before 1. My 4:30AM wakeup call meant I had to skip my usual breakfast, but I got in a pretty good one I think! ww wrap topped with reduced fat cream cheese & a heated, diced apple with cinnamon along with a black coffee from Mc Donalds a few hours later
I think this wrap may or may not become my new go to meal. I mean holy yum. So simple too!! Just chop up an apple into small pieces, throw it in a bowl and nuke that baby for 1:30. I sprinkled on cinnamon and it was good to go! And for all the crap that Mc Donald’s serves, they do make one heck of a cup of coffee!
About 5 hours later, we were at Daddy’s. Can someone please tell me when these 2 got so freakin’ big?!
We talked, we laughed, and just caught up on life until dinner time. Since Thursday was Little Bro’s graduation, he asked for Chinese food. I made sure to dig in and enjoy every bite!
I had a chicken veggie dish as well as picked the broccoli out of the beef and broccoli dish and had a few bites of orange chicken
After dinner, we dug into this baby before getting ready for the graduation
Yes, Little Bro’s real name is Chance. Guess the cat’s out of the bag on that one!! I made sure that my slice of cake was an end piece, so I got PLENTY of frosting, and was in a happy little sugar coma the rest of the evening!
Before heading to the ceremony we snapped some family pictures
Little bro sure did rock that pink shirt!! After the family pictures (no tears were shed..yet) we drove over to the school for the ceremony. THIS is where the tears came in!
The siblings and I – Daddy, Little Bro, Cousin Vance and Ninja
So so proud of Little Bro! After the ceremony, Little Bro decided to hang out with us the rest of the night instead of going out with his friends. He’s such a family kid like that! We had some family over and then finished up the night with some quiet family time, just the kids, Mom #2 and Daddy plus us.
The rest of the weekend is kind of a blur!! Ninja and I tried to keep the kids entertained as best we could.
There were workouts.
We hit the track on Friday morning for some bleacher runs. I would run the bleachers while Sissy cheered me on, then once I got to the track she would run around with me until I reached the bleachers again and she’d turn back into my cheerleader! After a mile of bleachers we opted for something a bit more kid friendly, and kicked my soccer ball around for a little while. I was so happy she wanted to sweat with me!
There was coloring and cake eating
Lisa Frank coloring book anyone?! Since Unicorns are my favorite animal, Sissy and I decided to color one together. She picked out the colors and told me where to put them while I colored away!
There was matching pink happening
They had some sort of matching pink thing going on that apparently I wasn’t told about! Little Bro’s new thing is wearing pink. I guess it’s “in” right now for guys, because a lot of guys at grad were rockin’ it too!
And of course there were S’mores!
Nothing says country like ending the night with a few S’mores!! I’m not big on the marshmallow, chocolate, graham cracker combo, so I ate mine sans mellow, and had the unmelted mellow on the side. Does that make me weird?
There were kitty kisses This is Puff, and apparently he thinks he is a dog. He likes to lick your toes and your hands. What a weirdo!
And then there was night time cuddles
We were watching Wreck It Ralph and she was out before I even knew it!! I guess Ninja and I did a good job of wearing her out
I’m sad the weekend is over, but this trip was just what I needed. I got in some good quality family time and got plenty of kisses from both Sissy AND Little Bro, so I should be good for a little while!! We are planning another trip soon, so hopefully it won’t be 6 months before I see them again. That was just WAY too long!
I am going to save the food for my WIAW post. There was lots of it, and I want to be able to do it all justice. PLUS, these kids are way too cute not to get a post dedicated entirely to them!
Favorite thing your siblings do to make you laugh or smile?
Are your siblings lovey dovey at all? Both of mine are always hanging on me or holding my hand!
Happy WIAW!! This post is going to be a little bit all over the place since I am in a huge rush and have a zillion things to do before leaving tomorrow. YES, I get to see my family tomorrow!! So, I’m just going to kind of throw this at ya. Ready?!
Sometimes I have the weirdest breakfast. This is what happens when it gets hot!! I lose my appetite and all my creativity. This is just a brown rice cake topped with cream cheese and an egg puff alongside some yoplait greek yogurt, berries, and a Cinnamon Cashew Ball.
Definitely zero creativity here! This is just tons of leftovers thrown together. Let’s see there’s couscous, peas, black beans, broccoli and marinara sauce. I realized once I got to work that I forgot the cheese!!
Subway, Eat Fresh!! 6inch turkey on wheat with spinach, onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, olives, avocado and feta cheese!! This baby was loaded. I was stuffed pretty much halfway through, but no worries, I powered through it like a champ.
Peanut butter popsicle and some Cinnamon Cashew Balls
Alright, now on to my upcoming vacay. Staying healthy while on vacation is hard. At least it is for me, because my vacations aren’t usually spent at a hotel with my husband. Vacations for us are trips to Daddy’s house. Which I don’t mind one bit, but it does make things more difficult in the eating and workout department.
You see, NO ONE eats like I do. Like, at all. Little Bro makes faces at my food. Daddy can’t believe I put nut butters on my sweet taters. Little Sissy just thinks I’m a weirdo. And I’m not even vegan/vegetarian/gluten free/paleo or anything even relatively complicated. I just like to eat fresh and clean ("so fresh and so clean, clean") I like to start my morning off with a bangin’ breakfast, eat a simple lunch, and keep it light at dinner. That way when things like cookies and cakes show up, I can have some without feeling like a total piglet. And this is what works for ME.
However, it’s a lot harder to do those things at Daddy’s house. Mom #2 is a killer cook. She can take a can of beans and a head of broccoli and make something gormet every time. I have no idea how she does it, but it always ends up being fabulous. But it really isn’t what I’d consider "healthy" most of the time. It usually ends up feeling indulgent and leaves me overly stuffed, BEFORE the cake and cookies even enter the house. Which is a problem for me, because then all the dumb ED thoughts creep in.
Don’t get me wrong, my parents have ALWAYS been very accommodating. Mom #2 called me to get my meal preference for Little Bro’s grad dinner Thursday night. They are ordering Chinese, so she offered to get some veggie dishes for me. Which is great, but there will still be white rice and the veggie dishes are still loaded in sauce (which means lots of sodium which also means lots of bloating for Kat!!). Again, no big deal here. I will do my best to fill my plate with the veggies and try not to worry too much about what’s really in the food.
But then there’s Friday. And Saturday. And no matter how hard I seem to try, I just can’t eat as "healthy" as I would like when I go up there, and that really puts a damper on my mood. Because I want to be a good example for them. I hate that Daddy walks around with candy in his pocket all day long. I hate that the kids crave fast food all day long instead of something fun and healthy at home.
Once again, I have ZERO issue with these things in moderation. I crave French fries, cakes, and ice cream just like everyone else, and I have no problem giving into those cravings. Every once in a while. The issue is when it happens EVERY SINGLE DAY. I usually end up feeling like crap at Daddy’s simply because my body gets thrown all out of whack.
The white pasta gives me tummy cramps. The massive amounts of chips and dip or homemade spinach dip (made with mayo) and white bread rounds make me groggy. The sweet treats leave me feeling just crappy in general.
The point is, I’m not at my best when I eat like this. I lack energy. I don’t sleep well and end up like a bump on a log in the house all day. I need my energy to be the fun sister. I want to be able to take the kids out on an all day adventure. I want to be able to play basketball with Little Bro for an hour. I want to be able to do WII dance with Little Sissy (ok, not so much, but I want to be able to stay awake while watching her!!). And I want to be able to stay up long after the kids fall asleep so I can spend time with Daddy and Mom #2.
So, I’ve got a plan. I’m bringing up a ton of food with me. Not so much the perishables, but things like:
- nutbutters & pb2
- unopened almond milk,
- soba noodles
- rice cakes
- KIND bars
- Cinnamon Cashew Balls + other homemade bars/ball treats
- can tuna
- homemade trail mix
I also plan on hitting up the Fresh & Easy on the way in to Daddy’s to grab a few necessities like:
- naners, apples, berries, grapes
- greens (salad mixes, romaine, kale, ect)
- carrots, celery, sweet taters
- greek yogurt (hopefully Cho is on sale!!)
I just want to get the basics so I can have solid breakfasts, lunches, and snacks. I don’t mind giving into Mom #2′s home cookin’ for dinner! I’ll try to avoid any white pasta or white rice though if I can so that I don’t have any tummy issues. But other than that, bring on the comfort food and sweet treats!!
I so want this trip to just be focused on the kids and my family. I haven’t see them since Christmas time, and my heart just aches to be with them. I have a feeling I might go slightly broke this trip with paying for gas and groceries on top of treating the kids, but it’s not even an issue for me.
I need this. I so need it. I almost start crying just thinking about how long its been since I’ve had a Daddy hug. I can’t wait to cuddle up with the kids at night with our hot cocos and a movie. I’m so excited to see what new things Mom #2 has done to the house. I just need my family. And I’m not going to let something as silly as food distract me from them.
So, in case you all didn’t understand, I will be out of town from tomorrow until Sunday!! Catch you guys on Monday
Is your family accommodating to your food desires?
Anyone in your family give you a hard time for eating the way you do?
So if I accidently start typing random letters don’t be alarmed, my arms have just given out due to an extremely intense back and chest workout. Holy yikes. Seriously shaking. Anywho, let’s recap my Memorial Day fun shall we?
What I Did:
Started the morning off with some cardio. Killed an interval run even though I really wanted to hit the bleachers. My back just wasn’t feeling up to the pounding of the bleachers, so I kept to the treadmill as well as boxed for 15 minutes.
Rocked the red, white, and blue on numerous occasions. Did my nails all up, threw my USA leggings on and cleaned the house for about an hour. Then threw on my red, white and blue swimsuit and laid out in the yard for a bit!! Yes, my stomach is very white. I am aware of this fact.
What I Ate:
Breakfast was oat flour pancakes topped with heated up berries and bloobs. Post-workout smoothie included more berries and a naner with almond milk, protein powder and ice. Lunch was zucchini boats!! I sliced a zucchini in half, dug out the middle a bit and sprinkled in some seasonings, topped it with black beans, feta, and marinara and roasted that baby up for 15 minutes. Snack time included an apple and some melted Dark Chocolate Dreams.
Dinner was the 1st burger of the season!! Grilled up some turkey burgers and had mine low carb style for some reason. Just wasn’t feeling the bread I guess! Topped with swiss cheese and tomatoes and wrapped in bib lettuce with carrot fries on the side. Ninja picked us up some ice cream for dessert and I got my favorite Blueberry Cheesecake. Sooo yummy. Ninja ate his entire pint of Chocolate Malted Crunch and I finished half so that I could eat the rest tonight and taunt Ninja for not having saved any of his. Hahaha I’m such a mean wife.
What I Drooled Over:
Please tell me I am not the only woman out there who loves these movies. Vin may not be the best actor, but there is something sooo sexy about that voice of his!! And The Rock? Don’t even get me started on the Samoan Thor. Good heavens that man can smile his way into getting me to rob a bank if he wanted. LOVED this movie so much. I thought Fast 5 was my favorite but this one I think topped it. So funny as well. Poor Tyrese got reamed on the entire movie, but it was so funny!!
What did you do on Memorial Day?
Fan of the Fast & Furious films??