It wasn't a good day. It was raining, I was miserable, I had to make chocolate chip cookies for my kids and I had previously volunteered to make some for another event. I didn't even lick my fingers. I did find a recipe in the back of the 21 Day Fix Bible Eating Plan. Yes to me it is the Bible of all books right now when it comes to following this diet. The recipe called for oatmeal...got it!! Turns out I didn't have oatmeal. Insert miserable angry mama here. To my surprise I found one packet of plain instant oatmeal. I measured it out, it was a quarter of a cup (which I thought it was), then I divided the recipe in quarters and baked away. You know what it was DELICIOUS and I felt like I cheated! Turns out later in the day I did. I ate too many yellow containers before I realized I did and once I did I thought screw it. I'm miserable anyway, what's the difference. Clearly I had a poor attitude. I didn't work out either. GAHHHH.....oh and my morning started out bad because I gained a pound. Yesterday was a pity me day....so wasn't today, but I think now that I got a nap today, I'm ok and ready for tomorrow. Here's the cookie below and it was amazing! I know my picture doesn't do it justice but at least I remembered to take a picture of something.
Morning ritual is waking up and weighing myself....Down 7 pounds yesterday! AMAZING! This is crazy. I feel good. When I'm hungry I eat. I do miss my fatty cakes though and a lot more carbs. It's so motivating when I can fit into smaller clothing and seeing I'm down 7 pounds.
Pilates Fix was last night. Good stuff I loved it. My friend called me during it and we were talking about our trip to the island. I told her I hope there is a DVD player, as I'm in a plank and can hardly breathe. If there is I told her she was certainly doing this workout with me. I also told her she was not allowed to hang up on me during this workout, it made it go by so much faster. It really was good timing.
I've been trying to get my husband to do the 21 Day Fix with me but it's not working. He had buffalo wings two days ago and ice-cream last night. It all sounds so good to me right now.
After the work out, by the way the "C Series" in pilates is my favorite, I decided to make a shakeology. I do this in the man kid cave. Chris is on kid guard, making sure the kids don't run around upstairs when they are supposed to be sleeping and I put all the ingredients in the blender then take the blender to the man kid cave and blend away, that way I don't wake the baby. I found the recipe on pinterest but changed it up a bit and I broke away from my "security blanket" and did not include a banana. Here's what I made...
It was the lower fix. I have to say I feel stronger. My weight maintained and the workout was great. I had of course done the workout previously but I was surprised that I didn't feel like throwing the weights this time. I decided not to use the bands at all, from the experiences I had the day before and I fit into jeans that are a size smaller, and not sucking in and begging them to be zipped, they fit comfortably. I can't complain one bit.
I'm planning on going on a vacation next week so that makes me worried. It was an unexpected vacation but I'll bring my fix stuff with me. I'll be offline the entire time and I'm not even sure there will be a dvd player for the workout videos. I could just write down what I'm supposed to do and pray it gets done. There will be no scale there either. Oh boy.
I did make a shakeology yesterday after the workout. I used chocolate shakeology, frozen strawberries, almond milk and a banana. It was pretty good. I drank it faster then I thought I would.
Chris continues to be the hi-lite of my life and makes me laugh regularly. He is an assistant engineer and volunteers with the local youth football league as an assistant coach and serves as an assistant scout leader.
My Little Boy
Our little guy is in his troublesome three's but I love it! He continues to make us laugh and is such a kind and caring child. I couldn't ask for a better little boy in my life then him!
My Little Girl
Amelia is 18 months now and is into everything. She's ahead of the game when it comes to early development, which is good but keeps me on my toes. She's a very particular little girl and definitely wants things her way....let's just say she's very determined to get her way. I love dressing her up and I adore having a little girl in our family. I'm finally not outnumbered.
Just a mom of one little boy and two little girls, a wife of one big boy, dedicated to her country and a friend to all. Love to write, but where does the time go between being a mom and wife. Our family theme this year is service and it's a challenge and a reward all in one.