Quite an eventful day here already! Lotsa mallwalking (3 hours!) with my mom and brother and the Little and I even managed to squeeze in lunch with the Mister! Now we’re home relaxing, looking forward to a yummy dinner and GREY’S MUSICAL EVENT (did anyone else get goosebumps from the previews?)!!!
This week has FLOWN by – I’m so happy tomorrow is Friday! But not so fast that we can’t stop for a few moments and recognize all our blessings, right?
This week, I’m thankful for…
Starbucks’ Light Mocha
Grey’s Anatomy and tonight’s musical event!
Beachwood Mall and their love for mallwalkers
Whole Foods prepared foods
Being able to fit into my old clothes!
Chick-Fil-A’s Diet Lemonade
Gum Drop pacifiers
The upcoming weekend = having the Mister at home
What are YOU thankful for this week?!
I’m still chugging along with my lose the Buddha plan – Bean and I logged two hours of walking today!
And he is making progress, as well! With lots of tummy-time, he’s almost got a mini push up down solid!!! He can hold his head up on his own, just not completely upright — I’m so proud of my lil man I have some video that I’ll have to share – it’s adorable!
OK, now onto some interesting fitness news–
We’ve heard it time and time again — sleep is essential in any healthy lifestyle. Not only does it help keep off unwanted pounds but it helps in overall energy and mental health, as well. But apparently getting more than 8 hours a night could create the reverse effect. A new study shows that that people trying to lose at least 10 pounds were more likely to reach that goal if they had lower stress levels and slept more than six hours but not more than eight hours a night.
For all you preggers out there — another newer study reports that supervised weight training is not only safe, but also beneficial to pregnant women!
More interesting stuff:
The best bicep exercises for men
15 Exercise Tips for People With Type 2 Diabetes
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a Little that needs cuddling
When you have a baby, timing is everything. Because you know, I’m now an expert on the subject.
One misstep, one false sense of “he’s not hungry yet,” and the whole system crumbles. Think I’m being over dramatic? Try driving 15 minutes home with a screaming child who’s hungry — if that’s not your ticket to mother-of-the-year, I don’t know what is.
So when I was at the grocery store this past weekend (while my Mama sat with Bean in the car) and I spotted the line for the deli, my heart started palpitating.
Side note: I don’t know about your grocery store, but I believe the people who work at my deli are auditioning for a role on MTVs boiling points. Seriously. I think they like to see how long they can make someone wait before they completely wig out. I’ve come this close. So when I saw that there were a good 10 people in front of me, I knew it was time to go to plan B.
Even if it meant I’d have to spend double what I normally do for turkey.
The turkey I buy at the deli normally costs $8.99/pound. Instead, I opted for the grab-n-go variety, which cost $6.99 for eight measly ounces.
But I was on borrowed time, people, borrowed time.
Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.
You know, like keep your child in his car seat on the floor of the kitchen while you scramble to make yourself a sandwich that you can scarf down before he wakes up. It’s times like those that make a few extra bucks totally worth it.
Sandwich was quickly assembled with provolone cheese, lotsa spinach and smashed between an Arnold Sandwich Thin.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to load the dishwasher while I make a cup of coffee, moisturize my face and start dinner for the Mister — you know, cuz time is of the essence
For those of you who care, this turkey was kinda out-of-this-world delish. I now KIND of understand the price…