I bought a huge container of blackberries yesterday for $2.50 at at roadside stand.
Pretty good deal, huh?!
Pretty good deal, huh?!
So, this morning I made this:
I added a small container of vanilla yogurt,
blackberries, a banana, 1/4c of orange juice and
lots of ice. It was really good...and Brady didn't like
it, so it was all mine. I'm not a huge fan of breakast, but I can
get excited about smoothies...so most mornings that's what I have.
My favorite is peanut butter and banana, a little skim milk,
yogurt and ice. It feels like I'm having something really special!
This week has flown by...not sure why...we didn't really have a busy week.
We never even made it to the pool once!
We did play many games of crazy 8's.
We graduated to a regular deck of cards instead of the crazy 8 cards
with the kiddy pictures on them that we've always played with. Brady thought it was so cool
to play with the regular deck....which means...we played even more games!
I've always played with Brady (even though he is really good at entertaining himself).
But, I have to say, I kind of enjoy this kind of playing rather than pushing the little cars on
the make believe town carpet kind of playing. Don't get me wrong...I'd still go back to
that stage in a heartbeat if I could!
We've also been playing Sequence a lot. We seem to kind of stick with
a couple of games for awhile and then we switch it up. One of my favorite
games is Trouble. Not that it's all that exciting...but I like that everything is all
nice and contained. The dice never rolls off the table, there's not a stack of cards
that fall over and the pieces fit so nicely into their own spot. So I have a touch of that
OCD thing....big deal.
I've kind of felt a
lot little sluggish this week. I haven't made it to the gym once.
And, I've been eating like crap. So, it's not wonder I feel like I do. It just
feels more important to me to enjoy the summer with my family and not worry
about getting my workouts in. The end of August will come soon enough...I don't even
want to think about it yet...and I will have plenty of time to get to the gym. In the meantime,
I need to find a little better balance. Ice Cream and Smirnoff's in the evening on the deck need
to happen a little less frequently! It's not rocket science...eating better and getting exercise
gives you more energy and makes you feel better, duh. I just need to eat a little less
since I'm not working out as hard. Easier said then done!
Speaking of the gym...
if anyone is still reading...Brady was chosen to be the
"member spotlight" for the month of July at the rec center we belong to. He was
so excited....they've alway had an adult in the spotlight but not this month! He really
thinks he's a STAR. He was interviewed (without me around) and you can read his
answers HERE if you want. ( Mom, this is for YOU! )
The picture they took (w/ a cell phone) doesn't really look like him though!
It is Brady...I promise!
Have a super weekend!