WOOHOO! The new group starts next Monday, and I wanted to be sure to be officially certified by then! I passed!!
Hubby took the girls to church and food shopping today. They came home with some giant sweet potatoes for their yellow carb containers!
Saturdays are family days spent together. We went to our favorite taco place and the girls did great figuring out what containers their food would fall into!! Love that they’re learning!!
We tried the beef with broccoli recipe (with stir fry veggies instead of just broccoli) and it was a hit! We had gymnastics, so I asked hubby and the 8 year old to make dinner. Hubby found the easy simple and quick and we all want to make it again.
Day 2 was GREAT! The girls are excited about combining containers and we got together to make our shopping list and pick recipes to make. We are making a mess in the kitchen at all times but it’s totally fine!
YAY for them picking foods to eat and recipes to try!
I printed off the Eat the Rainbow trackers for my littles. They’re 6 and 8 and eat pretty healthy, but were excited to “track like Mommy.”
Here’s some things we learned from day 1:
Activity levels are really different than what we thought. One of my kids is considered sedentary, the other is considered moderately active. While I feel like they’re active, like the creator says, we often think the noise level means they’re active. 2 girls = lots of noise.
Because of the activity level adjustments, my kids are close to the same portions, but the little one actually gets a bit more than the big one, but she can’t totally handle it (More on that later)
Like their Mama, both my girls are healthy fat addicts. The big one tried to make her own lunch with the instructions to “combine a few colors at each meal!” She made herself a chicken slice/cheese stack. Hubby intervened when he saw how much cheese. It ended up being the equivalent of 5 servings!
The Little Bear has a very little tummy. She’d pick what she wanted to combine for each meal and end up being unable to finish it all. We will keep working on feeding her smaller meals more often, which is actually the way we should all eat to prevent stretching our stomachs out!
On to day 2!
Summertime and the living is easy. I took these in our hammock chair while I was reading on the kindle app on my iPad.
Momlife is no joke. The timed meal plan is definitely helping me with discipline and using those bits of time to strategically get things done. Here’s what my day looked like.
6:48 wake up before alarm. Roll over for a bit more sleep
7:30 get up
7:50 downstairs and putting together preworkout meal. Remember to test blood sugar before eating. Happy with fasting number improvement.
8:08 done with preworkout meal. Put in trash bag.
8:10 go into the office to load posts for 2 fit friend groups.
8:40 back downstairs for energize and to make iced tea for hubby.
8:45 on the couch with the high temperature blanket to do yesterday’s row and think about the highs of this weekend. Mindfulness is so good. Take laundry down 2 flights and throw in a load.
10:30 recover with raspberries
10:45 take out recycling and move laundry
11-12 shower and change and post workout meal
2:05 eat meal
2:15-3:15 pack up prizes for team
3:30-3:50 post office
4:00 gymnastics and finishing school with L
5:30 home from gymnastics
8:00 family game time
10:00 hopeful for bedtime!!
You’ll probably never read this, but I wanted to say thank you. You were pushing your infant in the stroller and stopped to say hi and remarked how cute I looked. Thank you. You’re always coming up with kind amazing things to say even as you juggle working and being a new mama. It meant a lot.
It meant a lot because I had just changed into a sun dress after what I was cooking dropped and sprayed my 2nd outfit of the day. I was stressed about trying to get fish, veggies and biscuits done at the same time and onto the table hot after coming home late from dance and dawdling kids. I was feeling spread too thin and aggravated that hubby came home and played his app games instead of starting dinner the way he wanted it. I had made the mistake of asking him how I should cook the fish then got mad when it wasn’t the fast way I had scraped up to get it made. If he had started cooking I would’ve felt bad that he had to work then come home to make his own dinner.
Sometimes it’s so hard to snap out of the grumpy cycle. The dishes slam on the table, the pot covers close a bit too hard and sound like cymbals.
So thank you sweet neighbor for your kind, heartfelt compliment. It broke my self-criticism, negativity and frustration. I am grateful for you.