Whelp, I managed to make it on the treadmill this morning at 5:45 am. It wasn’t that bad actually thanks to a little Gossip Girl motivation and the fact that I was already half was dressed since I slept in my compression socks from last night. Ha ha.
Had a prolotherapy appointment at 7:30 am and needed to get a run in before we left. Wasn’t sure how long I could get before a certain early riser was up, but I managed 5 easy miles during a full Gossip Girl episode.
Definitely a little rough that early in the morning, but I really like the feeling of being showered and ready for the day by 6:45 am. Those of you who do that regularly are rock stars.
Oops. That was pre shower obviously.
Made the mistake of taking advantage of our early morning out and about to get some shopping out of the way.
Warning- Do not go to Target before toddlers have their breakfast or mama has her coffee.
It wasn’t pretty friends.
When we did finally make it home for a real breakfast I realized we didn’t have anything leafy and green in the house. I panicked for just a few minutes until I made up this ginormous cocoa cinnamon roasted spaghetti squash bowl with Peanut Free Nuttzo, coconut butter and egg whites.
I basically followed the sweet spaghetti squash recipe, but didn’t add any sweetener or anything, just cinnamon and cocoa powder and all the other goodies.
By the way, this post with the original sweet spaghetti squash recipe has the boys cutting squash and me freaking out about not having any greens in the house too. Funny. Not much changes in about a year.
I got to use some of the new BOSU moves I learned from my conference this past weekend when I taught my class today.
That was fun. That was also probably my last clean workout outfit since I have yet to do laundry from my trip.
I also obviously had to take the boys to Trader Joe’s to stock up on some greens since I just could not hack going one more day without any in the house.
Of course we stocked up on this.
Yep, broccoli slaw. Can never have enough in my book.
Oh and in the whirlwind of our trip to Trader Joe’s right before dinner, among other random things that found their way into our cart, I bought figs for the very first time ever.
(Another warning- Do NOT take hungry, tired toddlers to Trader Joe’s just before dinner.)
I had to ask some nice lady what the difference was between green figs and black figs. She said black were the ones I wanted. She also told me to roast them and I thought that was pretty funny since she didn’t even know me or this blog or my obsession with roasting pretty much anything and everything.
I did what she told me to.
I did it my way though. She said to do it with some cheese and walnuts or something. I just sprinkled a little Penzey’s cinnamon on them and roasted them in the toaster oven at 375 convection for 15-20 minutes (I think).
Topped then with a little organic SunButter and coconut butter and had a Baker’s unsweetened dark chocolate square to go with them.
Who knew figs were so delicious? Have I been missing out all along?
I wonder if you can freeze them. Hmmmm….
I know I owe like 3 different recaps on the IDEA World Fitness Convention. I really want to do one specifically on the expo, one on all the fitness stuff, the sessions I took and some really great new moves and then one on the workout fashion and my new friends I met.
But, saying I need to do it and actually doing it are not the same thing. I just can’t seem to get my head above water since I’ve been back. I’m struggling a bit and I’m trying really hard to be a good mama. That’s taken top priority, so I haven’t had much bloggy time. Not to mention my body really needs to catch up on some sleep.
I keep trying to tell myself it’s okay if everything doesn’t get done (including my recaps) right this very second.
One thing at a time. (Easier said than done, yes.)
Then this happened.
We were driving in the car today and Judah out of the blue said, “I’m really glad you’re back home mommy from your trip. You were gone a long time. I was waiting and waiting and waiting for you.”
Oh man……… mama guilt big time.
You know when you can feel that you’ve been overdoing it
a bit way too much and that sometime soon you’re going to have a little massive breakdown?
Whelp, I’ve had that feeling since I got home, and tonight, well tonight, it happened.
Right after the boys went to bed, I lost it. I cried. Like a lot.
No reason, just exhausted, overwhelmed and feeling the mama guilt. The pressure to do it all came crashing down. Why do we do that to ourselves?
Then I felt guilty for crying because I have some good friends dealing with major life issues and struggles and here I am crying over nothing.
So, that’s that.
My next post WILL be a recap of some sort from IDEA and will have good information to share.
Yes? Yes. Just no guarantee when exactly that will happen.
Please tell me I’m not the only one who lets everything all build up and then has to let it all out at once.
Oh, and please send over your suggestions what to do with figs. I bought kind of a huge box.