Taught a boot camp class at the park
AM- Ran 7 miles on the treadmill at the gym
I even managed to do a little Runner’s World reading while I was on there. That was a first.
PM- Did a little circuit outside with a little coaxing from my man Judah.
He was asking all afternoon to do a workout outside. He even took my resistance bands and jump rope out for me. I made him happy by doing a little 20 minute circuit. I mixed up some rotational lunges with the sandbag, kettle bell swings, rows, push-ups, squats, jump rope, and plank with 2 minute intervals running our backyard stairs in between. It made both of us very happy. He was in charge of letting me know when the timer beeped.
STUFT Daddy and Joaquin, well, they weren’t very impressed.
Thing shave gotten a little out of hand around here. What’s new, right?
Yesterday, I made it a point to stay far away from the computer and my phone and not only give these guys ALL my attention,
but to also just focus on mama tasks. I took advantage of a race free Sunday and didn’t set my alarm to keep up with my new early morning routine. I was awakened by Judah who lightly tapped my face and said, “Mama, why are you still in bed? It’s light outside.” Dang, he’s on it.
The boys and I accomplished quite a bit, but here’s just a few things worth mentioning.
I planned out a week’s worth of dinners for the first time probably since the boys were born.
I actually made and stuck to a grocery shopping list.
(Side note- Silk Almond Milk is on sale at Vons for $2.79 right now. I bought 5 cartons.)
I used this Himalayan Pink Salt grinder for the first time
for some roasted beets.
By the way, I’m convinced you can pretty much roast any vegetable (even Swiss chard). I just sprayed the beets with nonstick spray, put some of that salt on them and roasted them at 400 convection for 20-25 minutes or so.
We made some balls.
We’re snacking on the go a lot. I’ve been guilty more than just a couple of times especially lately of grabbing snacks that are packaged and not that great for the boys just out of convenience. I’ve been feeling more and more guilty about it, so it’s time. Things are changing around here friends. This is just the beginning.
We’re starting with these toddler friendly balls. They’re not my recipe, the recipe is from my best friend and college roommate Jenn. The GNC STUFT no bake protein cookie idea actually came from these little balls.
I know there’s lots of different versions out there, but this is my friend Jenn’s winning combination.
Jenn’s Peanut Butter Balls
1 cup honey or agave
1 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter)
1 cup oats
3/4 cup cereal
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
Mix all ingredients together (it takes awhile and is a little arm workout). Scoop into balls and refrigerate in air tight container.
Here’s the exact ingredients we used for ours.
These were so easy and fun for the boys to “help” with.
Don’t worry, he only gets to lick after we’re done using the spatula.
So yeah, we made these,
and we’ll be making them again soon I’m sure seeing as how we’ve polished off quite a few already.
Funny how that works.
Okay, ready for some HUGE Pro Compression Giveaway news?
Disclaimer- I’m not in charge, I’m just the messenger who wants to spread the word about this coolness.
This is the
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Here’s the details:
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There are TWO easy ways you can enter for a chance to win:
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A total of 6 winners will be chosen at random.
To read official rules and/or if you have any questions click here.
The promotion starts Monday, March 4 and ends March 20, 2013.
Don’t worry, I’ll keep reminding you. Especially because I get to hang out with my Pro friends at the LA Marathon expo in just two weeks.
I’ll be wearing these socks for the race since it’s on Saint Patrick’s Day.
That’s one heck of a cool giveaway though, isn’t it?
Which reminds me, maybe it’s time color coordinate my sock drawer.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend.
Did you get to slow down a little bit at all?
I’m going to try to make a point of slowing down an weekend that isn’t a race weekend (there actually aren’t that many in the near future).
Oh and totally random, but does anyone else see this man as my avatar on Instagram?
What the heck? Who is that and how did he get there? I don’t see it on mine, but my friend sent me this screen shot because she sees this man as my picture.
Any help would be appreciated.