Okay, first of all, you all are very inspiring people. Holy smokes. Every single comment I’ve read on the Find Your Mezamashii Giveaway post has made me all warm and fuzzy inside. Seriously I love reading why you run or what inspires you.
YOU ARE AWESOME.
That is all.
So catching up.
In case you haven’t noticed, my life is go go go all the time. I try to hide the fact that I’m a mess, but I don’t think I’ve been doing that great of a job lately.
I feel like I’m playing catch up on a daily basis. Not just a little bit either, like really playing catch up. I’ve been burning the candle at both ends a little too long and surviving day to day one day too many.
After a fun filled Friday last week with a big “date” with my best friend Bob and a long run, Saturday was just as busy.
I taught boot camp bright and early. I was lucky enough to rock this cool outfit since it was laundry day and all.
Like those new Pro Compression sleeves? Yeah, me too.
It’s a good thing my boot camp ladies are my friends and didn’t say anything about my attire (to my face anyway).
We didn’t do the pull ups or go for the full 100 reps in the WOD. The modified workout we did was this:
50 Lat pulls with a resistance band
It was fun to throw in some CrossFit in the boot camp mix. I haven’t quite heard how they felt about it though. We’ll see.
After boot camp the boys and I took a trip down to the San Diego Zoo to meet up with Heather and her hubby Jason who were in town visiting. It’s always so exciting to meet someone who you’re friends with through the blog world for the first time.
She was just as cute and nice in person. Of course I immediately wanted put a little lip gloss or something on the minute I saw her in her cute outfit and all, but oh well, I sported my workout uniform. At least I ditched the compression socks and traded out the purple shorts for black (which I’m sure really impressed). I may have put an additional pair of Handful bra pads in my shirt too. You’ll never know.
We were a scene as usual, but the boys behaved themselves just long enough for Heather and I to get to chat a bit and see some pretty darn cool animals.
Oh, and um, yeah, I have a spouse pass for zoo since STUFT Daddy works at the Safari Park. I think I’m pretty important sometimes.
These guys think they are too.
Why yes, we left very shortly after that picture was taken to avoid a major meltdown in front of our new friends.
Saturday night STUFT Daddy and I made healthy chicken nachos for date night. No pictures of the actual nachos, but here’s just a few of our open salsas and hot sauces that I’m sure you’re just dying to see.
I’m pretty sure a little of each one of those made it on my huge cheese less nacho plate. It’s okay to be jealous.
in the middle of putting away laundry, this happened.
Yeah, this is how STUFT Daddy found me when he got home from work. Not quite the 12 miles I had planned on logging on the treadmill. Not a very flattering photo either, but we’re all friends here right.
Oh and yeah, that’s Joaquin’s bed. It even vibrates you know.
Needless to say, I never got to my run in. Sometimes it’s just as important to let your body rest than it is to train hard. Sleeping and proper rest is half of it. I always forget about that until I hit a wall like I did Sunday.
We even went to a family party that night and let me tell you I was one big pile of fun there too. It wasn’t pretty.
I guess Joaquin wanted to get me back for falling asleep in his bed because I found him like this in the hallway late the other night.
Funny stuff. He is not a fan of staying in his big boy bed or of keeping his pants dry. Go figure.
Monday rolled around and it was the start of a new week, a new month and a new opportunity to get it right.
It’s never too late for a do over.
It’s never too late to pick yourself up and try to get it together again (even if it is for the 100th time).
That’s exactly what I’m going to do.
And now, well, now I’m out of time.
I won’t leave you empty handed though because that’s just not nice. Here’s a couple of random pictures and things to make your day just that much better.
Kitty has been back on the darn stove, but unwilling to make my espresso.
These guys are really getting the hang of making some low calorie ice cream with me the mornings.
They also are becoming pros at scrambling real eggs
and dirtying every clean fork they can find.
Here was my brilliant breakfast I had yesterday morning.
Egg whites cooked with cinnamon and a roasted sweet potato with cinnamon topped with coconut oil, low calorie peanut butter frosting, peanut butter, Artisana cocoa bliss and some chia seeds. It would’ve been a sweet potato breakfast salad, but I was out of spinach.
Pumpkin is back on the shelves at Costco. We stocked up yesterday.
My 9 miles on the treadmill yesterday looked a little like this.
I made these veggie eggplant pizzas last night for a late dinner when I finally sat down.
I topped them with the usual crushed red pepper, nutritional yeast and Cholula.
(I know Tracey, I owe you a pizza recipe. It’s still on my list.)
Last, but not least I created this new almond walnut version of the no grain microwave cookie.
Yep, that’s what I do.
Here it is.
Almond Walnut No Grain Microwave Cookie
1 tablespoon (7 grams) almond meal
1 tablespoon walnut butter (or other nut butter)
2 tablespoons egg whites
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
5 drops English toffee flavored stevia (or other flavor/sweetener)
1-2 teaspoons brown sugar (or 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar blend sweetener)
Mix all ingredients together. Pour in a microwave save bowl sprayed with nonstick spray. Microwave for 1 minute (or 1:11).
I know. What can I say?
Good stuff. My two main ingredients besides the almond flour were these: Artisana Walnut Butter and English Toffee stevia.
This month I’m focusing on The Mezamashii Mommyhood project, trying to simplify a few things around here, sleeping more, being in the moment with my boys, training a little less, starting those darn notebooks and not only creating a fall bucket list, but checking things off it.
Whoa. That’s a lot.
Anything you want a do over on?
Do you have a fall bucket list? What’s on it? (You know, so I can steal your ideas. Kidding.)
Have a good one!