I totally forgot to mention a really important thing with my working it out tips yesterday.
Every minute counts.
If you only have five minutes, you only have five minutes. You don’t need a huge chunk of time to exercise. Do what you can when you can fit it in.
Yesterday I was totally that lady who was using my resistance band standing in the wood chips at the playground while the boys played. Yeah, it was a little embarrassing and I got a few looks, but that was the only time I had to get a couple upper body resistance moves in. I took it.
let’s see, what else happened yesterday worth mentioning?
Well, we did some serious damage at Souplantation.
Not only can a build a salad like no other, I bring my own dressing and I have to sample pretty much every muffin they have there, but I also decided that I really want one of these chairs at home. (I want it to be big enough for me to sit in too.)
I also recreated my usual Starbucks order for STUFT Daddy yesterday afternoon and since it passed his taste test and all, I figured I’d share.
Before I give you recipe, I have to admit it’s not as good as the Starbucks version. There’s something about Starbucks that is so darn good. I wish I could pretend every day was a special occasion (like this one) and splurge on my $4 Venti soy green tea latte creation.
I guess I’ve had a few “special occasions” the past few months. Ha ha. (I really should have used that money to get my yearly manicure instead since my nails are hideous.)
My FAVORITE Starbucks drink:
Venti Green Tea Soy Latte, minus the classic syrup, 1 pump (or 2) sugar free vanilla syrup, 1 (or 2) added shots of espresso
Here’s my wannabe Starbucks creation I made at home yesterday.
(I’ve made a warm version here, but I prefer it cold over ice or blended.)
Wannabe Starbucks Favorite Tea Latte with a Twist
1 tablespoon instant espresso (or cold brewed espresso)
1 scoop matcha green tea powder
2 tablespoons sugar free vanilla syrup
1 1/2 cups milk of choice
1 cup ice (if blending)
Combine all ingredients. Shake and/or stir and serve over ice or blend.
Café Pilon instant espresso (I get it at Target for about $5), Torani sugar free vanilla syrup (Smart and Final for super cheap, Vita Life matcha green tea powder (from Amazon, but there is probably a better matcha powder out there somewhere)
Andrew takes his with 1% milk.
I make mine with this combination (which is also my daily combination with my morning mocha lately).
1/2 cup Soy Slender (I get it at Target or Sprouts) and Silk PureAlmond Unsweetened Vanilla (I use the Almond Breeze version sometimes too- it just depends what’s cheaper or if I have a coupon)
The drink was pretty good. You should try it (with a glass straw of course)!
Dinner last night was just worth mentioning really quick. I made a little Chinese version of broccoli slaw and kale.
I sprayed a pan with nonstick spray and stir fried kale, broccoli slaw and shrimp on the stove and added a combination of all these sauces and spices.
I didn’t measure anything, just dumped them in, but the result was pretty darn impressive.
It was made even better with a little added soy sauce and rooster sauce (and chopsticks).
Now for a little story time.
A couple of days ago I told STUFT Daddy that I wanted to start getting up at 5:30 am and getting things done before the boys wake up. One of those things included making him an Andrew’s Morning Mocha (recipe definitely needs to be revised) for him to drink on the way to work.
Well, this morning I thought I might try to sleep in a bit. However, at 5:45 am I hear STUFT Daddy asking me where his coffee is (while I’m still in bed mind you).
Yep. That’s right.
Me and my big mouth.
Then…… he called me tease. That didn’t phase me at all though since I’ve been called that many, many times. I just rolled over.
Unfortunately I couldn’t fall back asleep so instead I took my tired, pajama wearing butt outside to take some pictures.
Why yes, I have been wearing the same pajamas for many days in a row and yes, I really should stop posting pajama pictures of myself on here.
See that book?
Andrew came home with it yesterday for the boys.
He also made sure it came to the bedroom when it was time for a little reading.
It was the perfect book to read to the boys right before bed.
Lovely. I’m sure they had sweet dreams.
Thank you Andrew?
I will not be making him one of these again anytime soon if this is how he repays me.
And in honor of being a tease just once more, here’s my dessert from last night. This ice cream, this frozen frosting (both versions) and a couple Vitatops reappeared (since I’m trying to get a good ice cream post together and all).
Have a good one!