One on One

Had a great day today! Started out w/ breakfast with Andrew before sending him off to school. I then went to help my mom (who is hosting the family for thanksgiving) get some food ready.

We made THREE pies: pumpkin, lemon and chocolate. Green beans, sweet potatoes and cucumbers. (my mouth was ALREADY ready for thanksgiving!)

Andrew got home from school, and it was time for lunch! Sweet potato fries, chicken and veggies w/ a sprinkle of parmesan. (I did have a few tootsie rolls for dessert- not paleo, but Ididn’t eat a million like I use to!)

After hanging out, it was time to clean! this house needed it! Andrew did help a lot, but then took a mini break haha. Love his funny face!

After dinner, I had yoga on the schedule! My neighbor Pam and I got a groupon and found this AWESOME yoga place. This is actually our second groupon w/ them.

Well, Pam kindof bailed. But instead of saying “ok Im going to stay home too” I left the house and got my butt to the yoga studio. And it was JUST ME and the teacher!

At first, I was like PLLEASE someone else come. And then when no one did, I just embraced the opportunity. I actually did a new pose too!

But I didn’t do it in heels! haha

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!

Question for you:

What are you doing for thanksgiving?

What household chore do you HATE?

Spinning and Paleo

I apologize for yesterday. I did not mean by the title, that I was making a casserole WITH a baby in it haha. Only that the casserole was for my friend who HAD a baby. hahaha. (I thought it was funny)

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Today, started w/ taking andrew to school and then I went back to bed. Yep. I woke up at 4 am. WIDE AWAKE. whats up with that???

After sleeping in, I grabbed a half a banana and pb and headed to the gym for spin class!

I havent been in so long and I knew I needed someone else to kick my butt because I wasn’t feeling motivated today. And it totally work. I was a sweaty mess after 15 minutes! Seriously it was gross, and I had to run out of the gym when the hour was up so people didn’t smell me or notice my cherry face!

It was SO MUCH worse than Kirsten Dunst

Next was a really long shower and my favorite breakfast in the world!

I then spent most of the day in this position. I watched a lot of Ellen and began reading this book.

(and no we havent turned the heat on. just using a space heater!)

Thanks to my awesome friend Tiffany, I am FINALLY doing something that she has been telling me for MONTHS to do. and that is reading and starting the paleo diet.

I just started the book, but basically it is about eating what our ancestors ate millions of years ago. Meats, fish, eggs, fruits, veggies, and healthy fats. No dairy

But a few weeks ago, I just started by cutting caffeine. No more diet soda! (except for a treat- like when I go out to dinner, stuff like that) I also am cutting WAY back on the sugar. I LOVE candy and sweets, so this one was really hard! I am the type that wants something sweet after a meal (who’s w/ me on that!?)

I will keep you guys updated! I actually made a Paleo dessert, that I will share with you guys this weekend!

Dinner was actually pretty good too.

Turkey burger w/ ketchup, spinach, red pepper on a arnolds thin. W/ sweet potato fries and blackberries

Even andrew liked the turkey burger! I was surprised! (and that glass of wine I didn’t drink. I wanted to, but then lost interest)

Question for you:

Have you ever tried a “diet” or the paleo diet?

crazy for veggies?

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This morning started with the Last of the red and blue pancakes

perfect bite

After crying over the last eating the pancake, and realizing it was already 90 degrees at 930 and canceling our bike ride. I made a trip to my second home. Home Depot.

 I bought some new stepping stones to fill in the walk way. My next project!

 This is what it looked liked before

After getting rid of a ton some weeds, it looks like this

after pictures to come……..

Then after sweating, just by moving the new bricks. I took a break with two cookies and a trip to the pool!

My son and I needed some together time, and we had a blast playing with the beach ball. After two hours at the pool and many cocoa almonds consumed it was time for some real food……in the form of a smoothie!p>

What do you think of the new hair cut?? I cut off two inches, and I miss it 😦

Unfortuantly this smoothie didnt get finished. The yogurt I put in (left over from work yesterday) had cinnamon in it, and DID. NOT. TASSTE. good at ALL! So it got pitched 😦

I hate wasting food. So I ate some cool whip cake instead.

Then it was time for YOGA!! It wasn’t that hard this week (a lot of newbies) but it was an awesome stretch and time to DEstress.

I have been having a lot of stress lately, and I found that the past few weeks that I have been going to yoga, I find that I am a much happier person. (now I just need to work on getting rid of this weight!!!! Its amazing how a number on the scale and tight clothes can make you unhappy! and I hate it!!)

ANyway, after yoga I was CRAVING veggies. This. NEVVVVVERR happens. But I listened!

I had sweet potato fries, cucumber, spinach and a leftover hamburger. Also a side of ketchup haha. I didnt even want to put my hamburger on a bun!! I love carbs…I guess I just enough of them earlier in the day

And a pedicure!

Now Im going to bed, and I will hopefully be getting up early for a bike ride! good night!

Question for you:

What is something that stresses you out?

Do you stress about the number on a scale?