Um yeah, so I was worried about my last post. Sharing too much of my thoughts and worries, but man, thanks so much for your kind words and for being along for the STUFT roller coaster ride. I owe you all hugs. Giant ones!
We’ve been doing some feel better therapy around here.
I found time to get in a little reading this morning and actually just read this a couple of minutes ago.
How freaking perfect is that? We’re kicking that darn worry monster to the curb today that’s for sure. Ha ha.
Running is my go to “therapy” and after a long day yesterday I still managed to fit a little run in last night. I had the brilliant idea to run home from church while the boys and STUFT Daddy played on the playground and then met me at home.
It worked out pretty well. Yes, I did wear that cool FitFluential tank top to church, but at least I wore it with a skirt. I did a quickie bathroom change before my run. It’s all about planning it out ahead of time. He he.
Some other therapy things we’ve been doing.
We’ve done a little walking at the park.
Yeah, our walks usually look like that. One in the stroller, one out. It doesn’t take long for them both to get tuckered out though. Thank goodness the BOB can hold quite a bit on top. Ha ha.
We did a little retail therapy at a couple of our favorite stores.
Yeah, risky right? STUFT Daddy told me he let the boys use these carts last week. I didn’t believe him, but when we went to Trader Joe’s the boys were all about using the “baby carts”.
I decided to give it a shot and well, we survived.
We definitely didn’t make any friends there, we walked out of there with two unplanned items and I forgot to stock up on cheap wine, but it was a fun adventure. Thank goodness they had broccoli slaw this time (the boys knew exactly where it was).
Yesterday for lunch I whipped up the easiest Flatout sandwich wrap ever.
I posted the recipe here.
Then the boys decided they weren’t going to nap for me, so I was forced to go for an afternoon iced café americano
and put together a random, yet delicious protein snack bowl to go with it.
Here it is:
No Nap Protein Snack Bowl
STUFT Protein Crispy Treat variation
35 grams GNC egg white protein powder (1 serving)
1/4 cup oats (20 grams)
spoonful chia (10 grams)
2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
1/4-1/2 cup cereal of choice (I used Kashi Go Lean since I was out of brown rice cereal)
PB2 Maple Sauce
2 tablespoons PB2 (12 grams)
1/8 teaspoon maple extract
2 tablespoons granulated sugar substitute (or regular sugar)
1 tablespoon maple syrup (regular or sugar free)
Those two things with a nectarine and a little sprinkle of cinnamon and brewer’s yeast.
No nap, no problem with this bowl in hand.
Nice dirty spoon. So classy.
I just may be repeating this snack today, but hopefully it’s while the boys are actually sleeping. Ha.
Have a great day! Enjoy it. Kick the worry monster to the curb and live for today.