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Hitting the “Easy” Button

January 5, 2012

Today the kids went back to school and I had a full day of “me time”. Dinner was placed in the crock pot at 8am (chicken corn chowder) and I headed off to the gym for my first training session in a month. YIKES. I had no idea that I could lose so much strength in a month! On the plus side, all of my running over the past month has paid off and  I made it through the holidays with a measly extra two pounds.  FYI…the national average is 6. WHOOT WHOOT.

The gym was a zoo–packed with tons of people working on New Year’s Resolutions. It was entertaining to listen to the chatter about diet/supplements/cleanses/ gimmicks. Word of advice people–health is fruits, vegetables, and hard work. It doesn’t come in a box or in a health food store.  It’s consistency. Eat Well. Move. Repeat.  Real Results are often slow, but permanent.

After the gym, I ran to the grocery store, came home and showered, and then was off to the salon. I got my hair cut, colored, and highlighted at lunch time…and then decided to get my nails done since I had enough time before picking up the kids…but not enough to go home and take a nap.

Days like these are few and far between…so I’m not feeling the least bit guilty! Besides, my birthday is this weekend and I want to face my impending old age with fresh highlights and some shellac on my nails 🙂

A major bonus in my day: The L Bug is taking a few sips of whole milk (FINALLY!). I have watched this girl spit milk and make the most gosh awful faces–even going so far as to throw the cup at me if she can see it first. She has staunchly refused to transition to milk, soy milk, chocolate milk, vanilla milk, coconut milk, strawberry milk, sweetened condensed milk….sigh. I have tried just about everything.  We’ve been doing yogurt, cheese, fortified juices and vitamin D drops to work on the nutrients she is missing, but it would be so much easier if she would just drink it!

Finally, my big girl has decided to give it a whirl. She’s in a new class at school this week and all of the “cool kids” are drinking their milk from brightly decorated sippy cups. We’ve always used straws and cups with lids and now she shakes her head and points to her neglected Princess Sippy cup and tells me That Cup”. Ok then! Peer pressure can be a fabulous motivator at this age.

All in all, a very good day.

**I’m working on some meal plans and hope to post some new recipes soon. The crock pot corn chowder has potential, but needs a few tweaks.



One Comment leave one →
  1. January 6, 2012 1:46 am

    Wow! That’s the type of day I dream about! Good for you!

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