Friday you couldn’t have come soon enough.
1 Knee Update
Quick update on my bum knee – it is still pretty stiff and sore but I am back to my normal workouts [meaning burpees]. I was supposed to have another leg day today but I’m going to go ahead and skip it to give my knee some extra time to recover. Though it feels fine during burpees it does still bother me during other actions, like the stairs for example. I’m taking that as a sign that it isn’t yet 100%, so I’m just going to take it slow and ease my way back in.
I still don’t really know what I did or what went wrong, so I’m kind of just playing it safe in all areas!
2 Wella Bar Obsession
As a food blogger I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to try a lot of foods but none have really fit my lifestyle or passions like the Wella Bar company.
Made from 100% real, wholesome ingredients, Wella Bars are nut-based protein bars that come in an assortment of ridiculously delicous flavors.
My current favorite? The Blueberry Almond bar. I’ve been tossing it in my yogurt messes and my smoothie bowls. I just can’t get enough of it!
coconut milk yogurt – coffee granola – Blueberry Almond Wella Bar – berries
kale smoothie – Blueberry Almond Wella Bar – blueberries – chia seeds
And no – this isn’t a paid post or anything. Though the Wella Bar company has been kind enough to send me some of their bars I also just really love these freaking things!
3 Playing with Food
Sometimes I think that people take food and meal time too seriously. We get so lost in the calories, nutrients, macros, etc that we miss out on how much fun we can actually have with it. I’m not creative, like at all, but I do love to play with my food!
Banana “split” topped with pb2, Health Warrior Chia Bar, berries & granola
I know that sometimes as food bloggers we get a little out of hand with our food. We take forever to make it, prep it and shoot it and while I don’t do it everyday, there’s just something about it that makes me happy! I love being creative with my food and I love showing that healthy food can be fun, exciting and delicious. What better way to showcase that than with a banana “split”? 😉
4 Orchards in Bloom
Though rainy, wet weather will always be my favorite time of year, the short window of time that the orchards are in bloom is most definitely a close second.
It’s like a gosh darn fairytale.
Ninja and I were actually supposed to take some photos in the orchards but I think we might miss out on it again this year.
5 Little Sissy Graduation Photos
Speaking of the orchard blooms, though we are planning to take more photos in the spring time we wanted to use the orchard blooms for a few graduation photos for Little Sissy, so I went ahead and snapped a few this week.
And now I want to curl into a ball and cry.
Do you guys remember the mess that I was when I took Little Brother’s high school graduation pics? Well this is only for Little Sissy’s 8th grade graduation and I’m already losing it. Seriously. Someone.Stop.Time.
Also, how on earth did this kid get all of the good DNA?
FYI – this is a 100% unedited photo. WHAT THE FRICK.
I’m going to refrain from getting all emotional and wordy until May [when she graduates] but just know that I am not handling this very well. Like, at all.
Where’d the little baby sister with no teeth go?
I need chocolate. And a tissue.
What are some of your favorite things from this week?