Proud Thoughts

 

I thought we were all on the same page to take it easy today.

I also thought we were all still a little slow moving from being sick the past few days.

I was mistaken when I turned my back for a second at the end of Strollerwise this morning.

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Do you see those little feet under there?

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This guy is nonstop.

Just for the record that bathroom is not close to where we do our core work at the end of class.

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He found himself swinging next to Judah for the next few minutes while we finished our workout.

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Thank goodness they still fit in there (otherwise I would’ve been making a few more trips to the “not so clean” bathroom running after a certain someone).

Things didn’t slow down much at home either. These guys really must have not gotten the memo. They pretty much showed me how they felt about our quarantined Halloween.

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Yep. That about sums it up. I should’ve known after writing this post that was bound to happen. Sorry my little chicks.

I tried to make it up by introducing them to my new broccoli slaw concoction.

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I even served up some cheese sandwiches on the side.

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I’m not sure they’re ready for the whole dipping experience yet.

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But they were pretty excited to finally get to try mommy’s “noodles”.

I love it when I can make one thing that we all eat.

Tonight I gave up my weekly treadmill date with “my boyfriend” and the Biggest Loser to whip up an easy little single serving stir-fry.

I prepared (microwaved) a Shrimp Wonton Soup Bowl that I bought from Costco. Then mixed a little broth with some kale, a chicken breast and a jalapeño on the stove as a stir fry.

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After it was cooked I added the rest of the wonton noodle bowl.

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I even put it in a classy plastic dish

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added a new secret sweet hot sauce

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and attempted to eat it with old restaurant chopsticks.

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Note- that secret hot sauce is going to be part of a giveaway later this week. Stay tuned.

Obviously my stomach was feeling a little better since I even finished off the night with this.

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Random thoughts of the night:

 

I discovered that this is what the screen looks like when you click on the “October archive”.

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Stupid carrot.

 

And on the more serious side….

 

The past few days have been rough, but nice in a way.

I was forced to slow down, rest and listen to my body.

I was too tired to care or think about all the things I “needed” to do.

I was too sick to feel guilty for missing my normal workouts.

I had to sit and just spend time cuddling with the boys and reading about 30 books the same 5 books 30 times.

It reminded me of pregnancy in a way. In the way that taking care of my body took priority.

I remember when I knew it was the day the boys would be born. I woke up and just knew I’d made it. I remember that proud feeling I had that I lived those 9 months exactly how I wanted to. I lived my dream. Somehow I treated my body right, made the healthiest decisions I could and took everything one day at a time.

I want to feel like that every day. I want to be proud of the choices I make every single day. I especially want to feel like that when I’m looking at the whole “big picture” life has to offer.

So this month I’m focusing on doing just that.

 Living each day in a way that I’m proud.

No more excuses that I’ll do better tomorrow or get more sleep next week.

With that said, right now I’m going to bed. I’m proud to say I need some sleep rather than staying up another hour trying to get some work done.

And tomorrow I’m going to work my butt off to spread the word about our race for Amelia and the Amazing “Peas” raffle for Amelia.

(Only $2 gets you in on the raffle and we’ll accept anything for our run. I’m also working on getting a few fun things together for “thank you” cards to those that have donated.)

We can make a difference.

Amelia’s Hope for Hearing

Have a great day! Feel free to share some recent choices you’re proud of. We could all use a little inspiration, yes?

Smile

 

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Comments

  1. 1

    So glad you’re feeling better! Way to spice up that bowl – Habanero sause sounds awesome.

  2. 2

    hot sauce that’s hot AND sweet? that is SO ME!!!

  3. 3

    Oh, I love that motto for this month! It is way too easy, especially with the holidays approaching to get overwhelmed with things and feel bad about this or that or put off this or that… Here’s to a month of no regrets and choices to be proud of!!

    And RIP to your little Halloween decorations ;) At least it made it until November?? That might be saying something with toddler boys around :D

  4. 4

    I am glad you are feeling better! maybe we need to do that run/lunch date now! haha we KEEP saying it, but it NEEDS to happen! And I am going to contact you about Amelia! I want to help in someway :-)

  5. 5

    I am sure you have many more broken items in your future (it’s inevitable). I just had golden spoon a few nights ago, usually I go to my favorite self-serve place but it just sounded good and I was close by.

    • 5.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      I saw a double tasting with his taster cup at a self serve once and I haven’t felt the same about them since. Sorry. Maybe I shouldn’t tell you that. I’m sure he didn’t go to your favorite place. Golden Spoon is pretty darn good though. Not good when you’ve been sick and your stomach is a little uneasy. Oops.

  6. 6

    Always glad for a reminder – to slow down, to soak it all in, to forgo blogging and fb and twitter and all that crap and focus on what’s REAL and right and God given! Thanks, friend!

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    Ameena says:

    I’m glad you are feeling better…dealing with two kids when you are sick is no picnic I’m sure. But they are adorable!

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    Katie says:

    Oh, I hear ya! I really do! My back just went out and instead of trying to limp through committments and childcare, I am resting up and trying to do what is best for me. My Mom always said that illness or injury is your body’s way of telling you to slow down!

    As for what has been inspiring me lately, I have been finding that I am eating more commerically prepared foods, which I don’t like. Therefore, I am inspiring myself to get back to clean eating by hosting a one week vegan challenge on my blog (sunnykatie.wordpress.com). I am challenging everyone to participate by following a vegan lifestyle for one week (I will provide sample meal plans and recipes) and there will be a prize giveaway in the end. Seeing as you are also a Mama Pea lover, would you be interested in giving it a go?

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      STUFT Mama says:

      Oh no Katie- YOur back? That can NOT be good as a mom. I’m so sorry. Hope you’re taking it easy! Love that you’re hosting a vegan challenge. I think I’m up for it. Give me the details!

      • Katie says:

        Not great as a Mom but I have pretty much the world’s best day care provider, and also an amazing husband, so it makes it a lot more manageable! As a nurse…much worse. Thankfully, I am on days off!

        I am stoked that you might be up for the vegan challenge! FYI, I feed my 13 month old only half vegan (which I guess really isn’t vegan at all…) so a lot of the food is toddler friendly. The challenge is:
        -To adopt a vegan lifestyle for one week. I am just suggesting a vegan diet, so don’t feel like you can’t use your car because it has leather seats!
        -Each day of the challenge, come by my blog and drop me a note to let me know how it is going (so that i know you are doing it!). Let me know any surprises, obstacles, faves, how you are feeling, etc. Nothing is off limits!
        -At the end of the week I will draw for a box of my fave vegan goodies
        -I will be posting sample meal plans and grocery guides by this weekend for those who might feel a little lost.
        The website is sunnykatie.wordpress.com

        Hope you decide to join the challenge!

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    What a little monkey! Happy you are feeling better and I love your new outlook! I just adopted a new ‘one day at a time’ attitude and I love how it is working out! I used to make long-term goals like I won’t eat sugar until the end of the month but found it never worked out for me. Now, I make a goal of not eating sugar (or whatever the case may be) for today and today alone. I love the feeling of accomplishment at the end of the day but I also know if I do decide to defect from the plan it’s not like I missed my goal – make sense?

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    Robin Baker says:

    proud of you! keep it up

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