Jun 27, 2013
Jun 25, 2013
I already wrote this out twice now, going from the highs and lows of Friday through the high of Saturday to the extreme low of Sunday and Monday.
Quick bullet version will have to suffice:
Friday HIGH: 430 workout!! The scale finally showed a good loss. Bonus: got to leave work early at 2pm!!
Friday LOWS: no gifts purchased at Target because of impending doom of sickness. Lets just say that I'm out of the running for Mother of the Year with my Friday evening of living in the bathroom.
Saturday HIGH: Actually the entire day was a high, the kids and I got to spend the day in San Antonio with my family and a friend's birthday party for her twin boys. The party was just woah, insane with their pool, bouncy house, and the GameBox (Games-to-you) there for two hours. A party for 7yr old boys? Yes...she always is in the running for that mom of the year award I mentioned. We won't talk about the homemade favor bags and music CD gift favors. I love T to death, but she makes me look bad. Ha!
It was a very long day and we stayed the night in San Antonio.
Sunday LOW: Woke up to LittleOne with a slight fever. By 9am I'd given her tylenol assuming it was a sinus thing, but she quickly went downhill. We ended up at a pediatric urgent care. Two hours later, a urine sample fiasco, and emergency batch of Motrin, we were back home with a script for antibiotics. Infection is still unknown until the culture returns hopefully Tuesday. So that was a day spent with cuddles and hugs.
Monday LOW: starting the week off without my workout :( I struggled with this decision, but obviously needed the rest. Hubs took the first day of kidcare while I went on to a work thing that I HAD to be at. Somehow I ended up eating something bad again and ended up wasting away my evening in the bathroom much like Friday.
I'll try and start my Tuesday with a HIGH - The scale is looking pretty good since I've had two sick days, but honestly I'm missing my morning time. That's turned into my April time.Tuesday LOW - Missed my treadmill time because the whole mom thing got in the way.
Jun 20, 2013
I had an amazing best friend in high school. To this day I still consider him my 'guardian angel' and is a pilar for me to turn to when in need. Our spouses know that Spencer and I have a unique friendship that was able to surpass religion, distance, and time.
One awesome side perk of our friendship was the awesome experiences that he and his family gave me. He and his siblings all at one time or another were Spurs "BallBoys". Ever see those kids/people with the squeegies on the sidelines or with towels quickly wiping down the sweat spots on the court? Yep, the 'ballboys' as I called them. And well as part of their compensation back then, was game tickets. Kinda hard to use them when you are busy working, right?? Not for us! Spencer or one of his siblings made it possible for friends like me to pretty much attend 80% of the home games all season long.
This was the days of Sean Elliott
'The Admiral' David Robinson
heck even the times of Dennis Rodman.
So for clarification to anyone who may think I'm a bandwagoner for my SPURS?
You really don't know me.
Tonight is the first night without a kid function so its Moroccan for dinner. A basic tagine of veggies and meat, the boys get to eat it with bread while I use a spoon.
Jun 18, 2013
I feel great while working out and again feel accomplished once I have showered and cooled down in the mornings (all while Hubs snores) but when does my body start naturally enjoy my new routine?
Does it ever?
Don't get me wrong, I'm digging the way I feel, the way I don't hesitate going to my lunch workout! The way my quads are starting to peek out is just slightly awesome, I'm just saying.
I'm just curious how long I can keep this up without hearing a complaint from the snoring hubs that grumbles when my 430 alarm goes off?
This is a man who struggles to keep weight on. We are on opposite ends of the spectrum regarding food. I mean he literally loses weight if he only eats 4000 calories. Must be nice right? Whereas if I walk too close to the cookie aisle I can feel my thighs getting larger.
Tomorrow will mark three consecutive days since last weeks start times were staggered.
Swim party and soccer awards tonight with burgers and snacks.
Think the kids would mind if I hoard the fruit tray?
Jun 17, 2013
Oops, I do play around in our gym and did some basic weights? About fifteen minutes of bicep work....but we won't count that.
Blueberry lemon glazed scones
And then I giggled. Precisely the sender weight as my Saturday weigh in. Sweet!!
Jun 14, 2013
1 small potato diced small
1 small onion diced smaller
1 cup of frozen peas/carrots thawed (actually warm since I defrosted in microwave)
3 eggs scrambled
1/4 cup of half and half
And Colby jack cheese. Amount? Too much to admit to.
1. Saute onions and potatoes with salt and pepper. Once the potatoes get some brown edges, add in 1/4 cup of water and cover to help steam soften the potatoes.
2. Add in other veggies and mix to warm. Cover and turn off skillet.
3. Spray your quiche pan (or basic pie plate) with PAM
4. In a separate bowl, scramble the eggs and half-n-half together and whisk to aerate.
5. Pour veggies into bottom of quiche pan
6. Sprinkle an appropriate amount of cheese on top
7. Pour eggs mixture on top and poke a fork around to make sure the eggs into the veggies
Bake in a 375 until firm and the cheese is golden brown.
I let it set for about five minutes and was able to slice it like a pie.
A journey to become a kickass hot momma?
A journey to feel confident in shorts during the summer,
and most importantly to dip my toe into regaining some "April" time?
Six Flags, a doctor appointment, two SPURS games, and now another challenge to add to this?
A monthly challenge that all women endure, but it just happens to be THIS week?
I didn't plan this very well did I?
The light of today was that 4:30 was a success with another 2 miles.
That was a blessing, because work and drama got in the way of my lunch-time wellness. I guess I should be impressed, that now I am cranky for missing it, it was one of my favorites (P90X Cardio X)
This leads me into this weekend. We have no real plans for the kids or anything, just clean, cook, and prep for next week. I will try and get the kids to a pool or park sometime since its going to be gorgeous in the high 90's (yes HOT, but sunny.)
My reasoning for my 4:30s is simple:
Work hard during the work week.......so I can enjoy my weekends with the kids.
Its the same reason I clean daily, my weekend cleaning is typically the vacuum, sweeping, and folding of laundry. All the pickup and organization is maintained throughout the week so I can typically get my big household chores done in half of Saturday or Sunday. I also do our weekly grocery trip on my 'working' weekend day but typically by 2pm on Saturday I can relax and enjoy the weekend and family.
I mean, when else would I get to, right?
Jun 13, 2013
Am I winning ? I'm not confident to answer yet. I have one more day for this week.
Hubs wasn't a fan, he added the spicy meat to an omelette. Not a bad idea. But it just leaves leftovers for me, sadly the kiddo loved it and left barely enough for one wrap for my lunch. I haven't decided if this is a good or bad thing.
Jun 12, 2013
Those in charge:
"But wait, we need to have another hurdle or test for April.....I know, let's make her take a kidlet to the doctor"
1. Workout at 430 for the sake of consistency. Shower and prep self like a regular day. Take kids to daycare and then just hangout (aka clean something) until little ones appointment at 9am?
2. Sleep til 545 and have a non workout early morning, take kids to daycare, return home and workout before Dr appointment.?
And he knows that attitude will irk me enough that I will do it just to spite him.
Why oh why did I start this journey this week?!
Day 2, Tuesday was a challenge. I admit to snoozing the workout alarm once. Just once!
By 5:45 I was done with two miles, two minutes quicker too.
But then the insanity hadn't begun until I sprung the planned surprise on the kids of a fun filled day at Six Flags. Seriously, I woke up early and worked out BEFORE a full day of wrangling two kids through a giant amusement park? I don't have a fitbit or pedometer to get an exact idea but I estimated about three miles of walking.
And the water park? That place requires swimsuits?! I hadn't put a suit on since my second pregnancy in 2010. But I put a brave face on, looked around the crowd and realized I could do this.
And I did.
I get double credit for that don't I??
Jun 10, 2013
Jun 9, 2013
Sunday... technically I'm considering tomorrow my first official 'insane' day but I hope I've set a good precedent today.
Meal planned for the week, all meals that I can eat as low carb and just serve carby or starchy veggies for the boys.
In fact tonight I've already prepped tomorrow's crockpot carne guisada. Tortillas for the fam, but I typically eat it with some chopped onions and cilantro in a bowl.
I even already prepped three lunch salads with grilled chicken. Go me!
I wonder how long this level of org and prep keeps up.
Talk to me after tomorrow's 4am alarm.
Jun 8, 2013
And here we go again!!
All I know is that I do better when in front of an audience, whether its imagined or real.....so that means 'why not blog.'
I have to do something drastic, so bear with me as I jump head first into strict low carb induction type detox this week.
Think that's bad? I'm also truly really promising to get up and do my treadmill time at yawn, 4:45am.
For real! I mean it this time! No really.
The truth of the matter is that I have very limited time with a full time job, two kiddos, and a household to run....but then there's Mama Laughlin and she has the same issues PLUS a solid blog that is hilarious and informational? Then I really have no excuse. (I wonder if I could get her awesome hair as well.)
I will work on more About Me type info shortly...I dread that part of this whole public and sharing.