So we have a dilemma at the LLG house, we are running out of healthy meal ideas. By that I mean we open the fridge and have no inspiration. So we end up either making something un-healthy like Macaroni and Cheese or going out. When we are out we pick healthier options (normally) but that is still not as good as eating at home. Last Thursday night was a particularly bad night… ahem well for me, Mac ended up with a salad I had a brownie earthquake and a banana for dinner.
So this week we are going to meal plan, and make sure that we have all the ingredients ready and in the fridge. That way we have no excuse, everything will be there ready to go. We have food already for tonight and we are grocerie shopping when I get home.
Another food thing I’m working on (hubby is much better at this lately) is healthy snacks. I tend to reach for candy and carbs lately….and not the good kind of carbs more like the donut kind. So I’m keeping a list of healthy options we have in the house on my fridge so I don’t default to the bad choices.
My current favorites include:
- Apple or pear slices and cheese
- String Cheese
- Yogurt and granola
- Yogurt and fruit
- Banana and Peanut Butter
What healthy snacks do you like? Please share I need options
So the next two weeks of our lives are pretty crazy full of errands that need to be done, paintball tournaments, graduation and bachelorette parties and a wedding….just to name a few. Not to mention the photos that need to be edited, all the prep for the wedding and a midwife appointment.
I barely had time to see Mac last night let alone spend any real time with him. However we made time and it was the best part of my day. After I got home from running out to a baby consignment sale (which I left for about 15 min after he arrived home from work.) We sat down on the porch, talked and played fetch with Cooper for about 20 wonderful min.
Taking time out of our day to intentionally be with each other was exactly what I needed. I felt like I hadn’t seen him much this week (we have been together but busy) and that 20 min of time just focused on each other was perfect.
When life gets busy make sure you take time to connect.
In my little suburb of the cities we have a no sort trash type bin for our recycling. I Was pretty excited when this arrived last May and I’m pleased to say it has had a HUGE impact on the amount of garbage we throw away. In fact our garbage bin is only rolled out to the curb every 2-3 weeks (unless we are working on a big project.)
Why you may ask? Well here are my thoughts on the matter.
- The first one is easy, no sorting! Its a lot easier to convince not only my husband to recycle but its easy for guests to as well when all they have to do is throw anything recyclable in to the paper bag in the pantry.
- Hey the second one is easy too, we can recycle more things. The new company who runs the bins accepts more types of plastics and a few other extras.
- We have also began purchasing more Eco-responsible items. We choose things that are recyclable or have less or no packaging.
- Instead of throwing things out we are selling or donating them.
So how about you? Do you recycle or trash things more? Why so?
So if you checked the blog over the weekend you would have seen my post “A little scare…but all is good.” However that was just one of the things that happened during this run. Let me tell you about the rest of it…
I signed up for this race a while back because I wanted to get 1 last race in before the baby came and this seemed like a perfect fit, a virtual race. None of the pressure all of the fun!
Well it started out exactly that way see I didn’t even care if I looked cute:
Yes as you can see I did print and wear a bib, I was proud even if I was running alone. Anyway the first .5 miles felt great, I rounded the corner on my trail and saw something strange… about 15-20 people all standing around the train track looking down at the bridge. Now I’ve run this trail on Saturdays for almost 2 years (most weekends) and have never seen this before. Not to mention 2 summers ago this same bridge they were all looking at washed out and we just got the trail opened again. I decided to call the non-emergency line it just seemed weird….So there is stop number 1.
I ran another .2 miles or so and then got to said bridge, when I ran under it I could see a person standing on the train bridge between the 2 sets of tracks! Ok that is really weird this time I called 911. This time when I called everyone in dispatch was talking and finally the guy came back on the line informing me that a steam engine was coming through town…aah that explains it. Oops sorry to bother you. That was stop number 2
So I continue on the trail now watching for a steam engine to come down the tracks and about another .2 miles in a dog started barking. I was kind of in la la land and when the dog started parking I looked over and right then tripped over a heave in the trail…. of course. You can read more about that in this post. So there is stop number 3 ( but this time I didn’t stop the timer.)
After I got myself together again and kept running, I knew this might be my last time doing that distance and I wanted to finish! So I kept running and finally hit the 1.5 mark. At that point I’m on the trail running parallel to a major road and only have to cross one residential street. At this point there was a van in the cross walk but she saw me gave me a big smile and backed out of the cross walk. I checked the street saw a car coming from behind me but she was slowing down so I continued through the intersection. Just past the van who had backed up I looked to my right and that lady who was slowing down had apparently decided to keep on going even after she saw us! Darn old woman almost hit Cooper !!! Umm lady I had right of way for 2 reasons #1 I was going straight and you were turning left and #2 I’m a pedestrian!!!
So there you have it the msot eventful 3.1 miles I’ve ever run….. However after removing a few min from my time when I fell I ended up with decent time for 30 weeks preggo.
11:57 per mile!
I saw this on Sawdust and Embryos on Friday and though it perfectly discribed my feelings this Mothers Day. I’m super excited to start my journy as a Mom but I remember all my friends who can’t or have lost or any number of other circumstances that make this day hard. You can see Beth and Nick’s Story here.