I get asked a lot how the heck I do everything I do- running and training for races, owning a business, teaching a billion fitness classes, writing on the blog, being a mom of twins, etc.
Most of the days I don’t know how I do either. If I’m being totally honest, I don’t exactly do it well (just ask STUFT Daddy). My family keeps me afloat. If I didn’t have the amazing family that I do (my immediate family and all of my in-laws), there’s no way I would be able to do everything. I am a very lucky mama.
I feel like I should really come clean on a few things.
I’m never on time and I’m generally rushing out the door in a frantic state.
Our house is usually messy and I never devote the time to cleaning that I should.
I always have piles of laundry in the laundry room that need to be done.
I forget to scoop the cat box a lot.
I used to plan our meals weekly. Every dinner was written out and posted on the fridge. I haven’t done that since the boys were born (even though I tell myself I will start doing it again every week).
I cut out coupons, but always forget to use them.
I burn things.
I spend way too much time experimenting in the kitchen when I should be doing other things.
I don’t sleep enough or take the time that I should to look halfway decent for the day. I use the excuse that working out is my job.
I owe a lot of dear friends phone calls and/or emails.
I rarely remember birthdays.
It’s a daily struggle to balance everything out. More often than not, I go to bed wishing I’d devoted a little more time to something I’ve put on the back burner.
With all that said, I want to sincerely thank you for taking this roller coaster of a ride with the STUFT family. This little blog turned a year old the other day.
One year ago I had the crazy idea that I wanted to start a healthy living blog. I thought the idea was original, that no one else was doing it. Ha. Little did I know there was an amazing healthy living blog community and that it would turn into something I love so much.
I had planned on doing a little giveaway for you today, but since I’ve babbled enough already and these guys just woke up an hour early
let’s just talk a little What I Ate Wednesday, shall we?
Yesterday started off (after my strong morning mocha of course) with the exact same breakfast sandwich I’ve been eating everyday for the past two weeks- egg substitute and sugar free jam on my favorite bread toasted in my sandwich maker.
I ate one of these Chocolate Almond Coconut Clif Mojo bars in the car in between Strollerwise and my BOSU class.
If you haven’t tried these yet, you need to. Oh my goodness, so good. The best price is at Trader Joe’s. They go for $.99 each. I bought a whole box.
I also recently discovered this Texas Caviar at Costco (I know I’ve already talked about it here), but after STUFT Daddy got his hands on it and approved, I thought it deserved another mention.
I’ve seen it at Costco many times before, but I always stayed away because I saw “caviar”. I thought caviar was a fish thing. I never knew that a “caviar” didn’t have to have fish? I’m sure I’m missing something, but oh well. I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed sometimes and that all doesn’t really matter because this stuff is good. Check out the nutritional stats and all the veggies in this mix.
I’ve been putting it in wraps and topping salads with it.
In fact, lunch yesterday with this stuff was so good that I was already halfway through it when I decided I needed to take a picture and show you.
In the salad- romaine, Costco rotisserie chicken, this Texas Caviar, TATS BBQ sauce, low fat ranch dressing, a Serrano chili and kale chips.
Dinner was roasted broccoli slaw with marinara and some cheese less sandwiches and friends, I didn’t even take a picture. You’ve seen enough of those I’m sure. I should’ve though as for once I didn’t burn it. Ha.
Dessert was a couple whole grain waffles. One topped with my chia berry jam and the other with some White Chocolate Wonderful Peanut Butter and a couple of these Trader Joe’s unsweetened baking chocolate discs.
These two things might just be the perfect combination.
A couple things before I go.
Here’s a good article I saw the other day-
The 15 Best Fat-Burning Foods on Muscle and Fitness Hers
I also just got an email today about this special on Vitatops.
I’m about to place an order since my freezer needs a little restocking. I also need to get some more Flatouts. Oh man, things would not be good if we ever ran out of those around here.
Have a good one.
Question- Do you like seeing what I eat all day? Sometimes I feel weird posting it and I’m not sure if it even interests you. And yes, I know I eat a lot.