Wordless Wednesday...

True Worship!


What we've been eating around here...

So now that I'm trying to stick to the healthy lifestyle, there's been some changes in our purchasing of groceries and exactly how we cook those groceries.

One of the main things I've been trying to do is cook on the weekends so we have some stuff we can grab and go.  Since we are crazy busy during the week, it's hard sometimes to stop and make something for a snack on the way to school, work, church, baseball practice, etc...  But the stuff you buy already prepackaged is SOOOO unhealthy.  I found several recipes (thanks Pinterest) that I have tried with some success.  I've made an oatmeal bake (which was great but ended up molded after just a couple of days).  I've made a batch of no flour/no sugar cookies, which weren't bad, but a little rubbery.  And I've made homemade, whole wheat pop tarts....

They didn't taste too bad, to me...but I didn't even try to get the girls to eat them.  The whole wheat flour has a grainy texture to them and I knew they wouldn't like them.  I'm going to try them again with maybe some coconut or almond flour.
I'm also trying to change my lunches up.  I normally go out to lunch with folks from the office, but we all know that can be just as unhealthy as the processed food from a box.  And it can be $$$ and I'm trying (trying is the key word) to not spend as much money.
So this is what my lunch looks like now...

That would be a spinach salad with chicken, blue cheese, cranberries and balsalmic vinegarette dressing.  And a sweet potato on the side.  With a water and apple for dessert.  This isn't the best meal for you, as there's a few too many carbs and not a good fat, but it's a start.
I'll share more recipes as I come across some that are too good to pass up!



Wordless Wednesday...

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Our Crazy Girl...

Today was crazy hat and crazy sock day at school for Elaina.  You would never know she woke up with a tummy ached around 4:30 this morning, would you!?!?!  She was so excited to wear Christmas socks and her daddy's Fedora!  How could you be in a bad mood with this around?


Wordless Wednesday....


Wordless Wednesdays....

Life long friendships are a blessing from God! 

So are newer friendships!!!!


This is a tough one...

...and I've been putting it off for a few days, okay really a few weeks.  I read back through my past posts and that definitely made me feel a little better about what I've been doing the past 2 years. 

Some of the last posts from then were regarding weight loss and fitness. The good news is I'm a little better with the whole working out/healthy eating thing and feel a ton healthier!  We have really tried to watch what we buy, as far as food is concerned.  And of course, when you are running 3-4 times a week, some pounds are definitely going to come off and your energy level is going to skyrocket!!

But, with all that said, I still don't feel like I'm where I need to be.  Training for the 13.1 miles proved to me, with God's power I can do what I set my mind to do.

Now, the hard part comes in.  I don't have an "event" to train for, so how do I keep myself motivated.  One of the girls who went on the Puerto Rico trip with us has been doing CrossFit for awhile.  It was something that sparked my interest because I've seen the CrossFit games.  Let me tell you, those people amazed me!!!  The strength they have!  So, my new friend invited me to come to her gym to check it out. 

I was totally smitten from the first time I even peaked at their website.  You see, Crossfit Solafide is a Christian family owned business.  On Sundays, they even have a Spritiual WOD (Work Out of the Day). 

So, I signed up!  And I'm loving it!  I've only been an official member for two weeks, but I can already tell a huge difference!  They've helped me with my diet and I'm starting to learn all the different moves/modifications. 
This is a group praying before working out!

So, here's where the blog comes in.  As I've said before I need accountability!!!  I have to keep talking about it or I will stop doing it!  And this time, I'm taking a huge step - I'm going to post before and progress photos!!!  I took photos the first night I went to a WOD and I'm going to post those now.  And then I will post monthly updates.  THIS IS SCARY!!!!

I normally look a little happier, but apparently I was concentrating :)

Help keep me accountable!!!!

Labor Day...

...as I've said before, Labor Day is a weekend of celebrating my sweet Daddy.  This year was no exception.  My niece and nephew came into town for the weekend to help celebrate so we started off with some adventure....CANOEING!

Now, I love to be outdoors and was totally excited to be out on the river.  Well, until it took almost twice as long to get down than river than it should have.  We haven't had a lot of rain before the weekend, so the river was low and slow.  All in all we had a great time, but man oh man, the bridge where we they pick us up, didn't come quick enough!

The girls were hilarious!  Emily got bored and fell asleep half way down and Elaina was loving the rocks in the water.  She had a huge smile the entire time! 

After a day of canoeing, it was time to relax with the family and watch some football, it was opening weekend of college football.  And there's not much better than watching football in your pj's and eating pizza!!!

The next day, we had linner (that's lunch/dinner for those who weren't aware) with my family and had Daddy's famous "Chocolate Lush" for dessert.  Elaina was disappointed there was no birthday cake! 

For his birthday, we gave him gift certificates to this awesome little hole in the wall restaurant/bar named "Twin Kegs".  He used to get me their hamburgers to go and bring it to me when I worked at Enterprise Rent-A-Car and he's been talking about wanting one of their burgers.  So, now we get to go together!!!
Happy Birthday Daddy!!  We love you more than you could ever know!!!