Aug 31, 2015
Aug 27, 2015
Aug 26, 2015
7:30 am - Coffee with Stevia (I prefer the liquid) and organic creamer
I worked out after this for 45 minutes, hitting the treadmill and the jump rope (ass kicker!)
9:30 am - My breakfast was a light and fit greek yogurt, which isn't the healthiest, but it tastes so good and paired with a cappucino protein shake gave me a filling serving of protein to keep me full until lunch time.
1:45 pm - That breakfast kept me full for SO long! I had some veggie sushi, seaweed salad and a spicy tuna roll that I shared with my parents.
2:00 pm - Let's be honest, a third of that sushi just wasn't going to cut it, so I grabbed a couple of spoonfuls of organic peanut butter (healthy fats) to fill me up.
3:30ish and 4:00 pm - And then I get snacky. And apparently tired. I grabbed a cold brew with some soy for protein, a chunk of asiago cheese and a green apple. This was a definitely satisfying snack and one I need to revisit more often. The fiber and protein from the apple and cheese keep me full much longer than a handful of carbs.
8:00 pm - Dinner was late tonight, but worth the wait. I made roasted salmon with a tiny bit of organic butter and a summer corn relish. I served it over homemade organic mashed potatoes and a side of broccoli with asiago. I like my dinners big (man appetite right here) and I try to fill them with complex carbs, veggies and protein. If I don't try to get that balance right I tend to get too snacky after. This kept me nice and full!
I have been eating way too many desserts, candies, and gluten for no reason other than I can't get to anything else. There are always excuses, but I need to try to eat more like this on a daily basis to keep my energy levels up, sleep better, and just feel not so much like a beached whale (bad carbs = all the bloat.)
On that note, I will say that it is Summer, travel is rough, and we are allowed to live a little. So instead of beating myself up about my eating habits, I am going to enjoy a few bites of something bad every now and then, and keep trying to eat my best.
I have also been switching up my work outs big time lately. I'm working on a post on that for next week, but as with anything, change is good!
I can't find the link up, but I figured I would put this out there anyway for anyone as nosy as I am! Have a fabulous day babes! -xo
Aug 25, 2015
Aug 24, 2015
This dog kills me lately and she is FINALLY going to get a good grooming in a few days. I have had the hardest time finding a good place to get her groomed. She had a couple very traumatic experiences when we lived in LA so she is a very nervous girl about it, and most places won't deal with a dog like that. That, plus every place I try has a months long waiting list. It's easier for me to get into a salon!
Besides dog beauty issues, we have been traveling like maniacs. Seriously, the kids and I are living out of suitcases and have been home for a handful of days in the last couple of months. We have beeb able to spend a lot of time at the beach, which is the best way to spend Summer!
After years of being terrified of the ocean and loathing sand (Avery still feels that anger towards sand on the beach) the kids FINALLY decided they like the beach! Watching them play in the waves is one of my absolute favorite things!
I love watching them play almost as much as I love discovering backpack chairs for kids! Hauling chairs for them down to the beach is no joke, but when I saw they made these I snapped up two in pink and blue. Mamas, these are fanfreakingtastic and have saved my back in the best way!
In other good things, a friend of mine whipped up these delicious spritzers that I can't stop thinking about. They're all I want to make this Summer and you can basically use whatever you have on hand in your fridge! Where are all my other spritzer lovers at?
I'm also starting to get pretty decent at giving Avery hair do's. Granted, she complains the entire time I am doing it that it hurts and I am not doing it fast enough, but I am pretty happy with how they turn out. I can barely get my own hair into a decent looking ponytail these days so I will be living vicariously through her while my hair goes uncombed.
Finally, can we discuss my childrens' obsession with selfies? The amount of selfies are on camera I open are insane. They snap pictures all day long. They could give Kim K. a run for her money!
Aug 22, 2015
Aug 21, 2015
Aug 20, 2015
Since this dress is no longer available, I rounded up some fabulous other dresses from F21 that I found while browsing. They have a lot of great options right now to ride out Summer and for Fall, heavy on the black and white. #nocolornoproblem