Taught classes throughout the day: spin, HIIT, step and group strength training
Was supposed to do a 3 mile easy run, but it just didn’t happen today. Too many classes and my body and brain were beyond tired, so I gave myself a break.
That’s the way it goes sometimes. The past two Mondays I was lucky enough to end the night with a run on the beach, tonight I was lucky enough to end it cuddling my boys after a super hectic day.
I’m taking life one day and one moment at a time these days.
I told Andrew the other night that August was my month to be smart. For once. Smart about sleep, training, taking care of myself, being mama, just everything. Let’s hope I can pull it off. Ha ha.
Okay, so, please tell my you’ve seen Anchorman.
Please tell me when you see the title of this post you hear Ron Burgundy saying the following, “You stay classy San Diego.”
I feel like we’ve been pulling off some pretty classy STUFT moves lately so thought I’d share just in case you want a little help in how to step it up in the class department. Or actually, in case you just need a few more reasons why you really don’t want to hang out with us in real life. Ha ha.
Um, yeah, we forget to buy a present for a toddler birthday party over the weekend. So the boys just showed up with a box of Chobani tubes.
I was dragging big time in the late afternoon the other day and needed a little something to get me by, so I tried out one of those new Zevia flavors that had caffeine.
I was a little hesitant to go for it, but it wasn’t too sweet and I liked it. Definitely not something I’m going to be having everyday, but I don’t mind having them on hand for special occasions when I’m really craving soda. I feel like they’re such a better option than others out there.
Oh, what? You like those pools?
I bet you’re wondering how we can afford them, huh? Well, we don’t spend a lot of money, but we do splurge on the important things, like amazing pools. And yes, two because sometimes just one won’t do.
Not only do we have some pretty high class pools in the back yard, but we also have a pretty cool secret hide out inside on most days.
It’s so secret in fact, that it moves from room to room to the most inconvenient locations possible. Talk about classy.
You know what else we do?
Eat fiesta leftovers pretty much for every meal until their gone. Obviously we add a little extra special seasoning to class it up a bit.
And eat outside to pretend to feel cool (until someone needs their butt wiped in the middle of lunch which happens every single day).
Also, since I’m really trying to make sure the boys get their vegetables, I’ve been slaving in the kitchen with some vegetable experiments.
Ha ha. Seriously though. Joaquin eats these Trade Joe’s Spinach and Kale Bites up along with roasted zucchini noodles. Thank goodness.
And while Judah won’t touch them, he’s been begging for squishy pancakes with special strawberry sauce for breakfast recently. Not sure where in the heck he got that idea or anything, but I thought I’d deliver.
It took approximately 3 minutes to make this strawberry sauce and it was a huge hit. The guy even ate in plain out of the bowl with a spoon.
I got the idea from my original chia berry jam recipe.
Toddler Strawberry Sauce
fresh strawberries, sliced (I used about 1/2- 3/4 cup)
1-3 teaspoons chia
1-3 teaspoon sugar
a little bit of water (around 1 tablespoon depending on how many strawberries you have)
Microwave or cook on stove until warm. Let sit for at least 15 minutes at room temp or in the fridge.
Transfer to a classy Pyrex glass dish that is at least 10 years old to make it look nice.
Step in a little chicken doo doo while taking a picture outside.
And then, well, impressed your kiddos or your friends and use it as a topping on some multigrain Coach’s Oats pancakes that were easily made from the multigrain mix bag by adding water and egg.
Oh, and random, but really classy so wanted to tell you that I stopped again at the same store for the same items tonight on the way home from the gym and got the same weird looks. Keeping it classy.
They have got to talk about me, right? Crazy, sweaty, kabocha cat lady? Who knows.
And, that’s about it for now.
It’s past my bedtime, so my whole thing about being smart this month about sleep is already taking a bit of a turn. Oopsies.
I’ll be back soon with one heck of a giveaway for you though. The giveaway is for some seriously classy shades. You won’t want to miss it.
For now, just one more picture to make you that much more jealous of our pool set up and hopefully start your day with a smile.
And, yes, in case you’re wondering, the people who live behind us and to the side of us have full viewing pleasure of our pool set up and activities. Nice. I’m sure they talk about us too. Nice.
Have a good one!
“Stay classy San Diego. I’m STUFT Mama?”