I’ve had a crazy day today. The internet has been down for the majority of the day. Bring in AT&T to save the day….. don’t hold your breath just yet.
The repair guy showed up quicker than I thought he would and he was a very nice man. He told me he was new (uh-oh) and would see if he couldn’t get the problem resolved. He installed a whole house filter, did something outside on the phone box and it seemed to be working. Cut to 30 minutes later…. no internet again. UGH! Luckily, he left me his card and cell number and told me to call if it didn’t work again. So, I did! I think he might’ve been a little surprised to hear from me, but he said ” I knew I would regret not changing out that modem!” So, I now have a new modem. We’ll see if that fixes the problem. I hope so!
Meredith came over in the midst of all the internet fun and we did Brazil Butt Lift Bum Bum workout. It was good and I think we’ll both feel it in the morning. She told me that Leandro ( the workout trainer in the videos) reminded her of Franc from Father of the Bride. Not in the way he looked, but in the way he talked. When he told us to move backwards, Meredith thought he said something about the curves. So, we laughed and sweat through the whole thing! That is always a good thing 🙂
My eating has been odd today. I’ve been hungry all day. I had my pb oatmeal for breakfast, it was yummy sweetened with agave nectar and a splash of almond milk. At 10:00, I was starving again. Leftover pasta primavera was calling my name. Lunch was a tofurky sandwich on the new thin buns. I REALLY like the thin buns. 100 calories and multi-grain to boot! I added a little hummus and a couple of tortilla chips ( I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned my love of tortilla chips hmmmm.. that could be a whole other post).
It’s almost time for my next workout today. Brian, Jason and Kristi are coming over to be tortured, I mean, workout with me. I haven’t decided what we will do. Maybe some yoga, maybe some Insanity. Just have to see what I feel like when they walk through the door.
What are your favorite workouts? Do you prefer the gym or working out at home. Machines vs. videos?
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It was a great Christmas here in good ol’ Missouri! Mom and Dad showed up and we got right down to business! Opening gifts with all the kids and a great meal! Vegan pot pie and salad and for desert, apple crisp! YUM!
Mom and Dad got Brian and I a NuWave oven and I couldn’t wait to try it out! This thing even has a dehydrator. I’ll be making all kinds of things in it. This will be fun!
The kids got us these great name photos! I love it. They chose the letters and then put the whole thing together. Dad and Brian opened them together. I’ve got the perfect place picked out. It will go over the couch in the family room! I’ll get a photo when we get it hung.
Little Miss Mads had a wonderful Christmas too. Not sure if the quacking/singing duck or the animal zoo was the favorite. It might have been the new silkie!!!
Christmas Eve was pretty quiet other than waiting for the weather. It was predicted that we would get ice and snow. The forecasters were right. It started out raining, we got some shopping done and then came home ready to hunker down for the blizzard. We really did have a blizzard warning. First time I’ve ever seen one of those! It didn’t disappoint. We woke up to a beautiful white Christmas. About 9″ of snow with a nice layer of ice underneath. This really hampered our Christmas plans. Brian’s family couldn’t get here.
The kids all came over around 2 and we had an amazing meal of scalloped potatoes, salad, ham for the meat eaters, green beans and some great bread. The new oven worked pretty good on the ham. We are going to have to learn how to use it, we had the setting wrong and cooked the ham on low. It took longer than we thought. Dinner was about an hour behind, but it was well worth the wait. Desert consisted of chocolate pecan pie and pumpkin pie. Sooo good!
The kids left for other Christmases with their girlfriends families and then we all took it easy for the rest of the night. Mom and Dad just left and we are praying for a safe trip home for them. The roads are still considered slick and hazardous in Oklahoma. We are heading to Grove today to have Christmas with Brian’s family. It will be thrown together, since it wasn’t planned. I’m sure we will have a good time no matter what.
Now, it’s back to reality and back to my routine of healthy eating and exercise. I’m starting a round of Insanity and Brazil Butt Lift. I’m also participating in the PCRM 21 day Vegan Kickstart. 2010 is going to be the year of health! Feel free to join me 😉
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I have been doing the Insanity workouts. They are really hard and I am jumping around like a crazy woman! (no comments please!) My feet hurt every night, mostly in my heels. It probably doesn’t help that I am working out in the basement on a cement floor that has ceramic tile. There is no give in cement.
When I found Superfeet
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I am using the Superfeet
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I have so many things to get accomplished before the family arrives for Christmas! I am so excited to see them, but sooo far behind. I need to clean, cook, wrap and bake. I have to plan out the meals and get the food shopping done. Oh goodness, it seems a bit overwhelming to write it down like that. I know that it won’t matter to my family if the house is a bit cluttered and the floor needs to be mopped, but I like things to be just so. We are watching Madelyn today and while she naps, I’ve been wrapping presents. Going to take Brian to physical Therapy, come home to workout with my friends and then get busy!
One thing that I have found is that I need to eat frequently to keep my energy levels up! I have found one of my new favorite treats –Kale Krisps
! These are a unique treat and I love t
hem. It may not be something you are used to eating, but oh so tasty! I LOVED the Maple Coconut and the Apple Nut. The Sesame and Creamy Garlic were also good. I have been snacking on these for a couple of weeks now and of course, I had to share them to see what everyone else thought. Chase really liked the garlic, Meredith didn’t like any of them, Brian thought they tasted like seaweed. I think he was put off by the green. My workout buddies, Brian H, Jason and Kristi liked them all. They all agreed that the favorite was the maple coconut.
Jungle Treats Kale Krisps
were featured in the december issue of Shape Magazine (page 40!) They are coming out with a new flavor – Cheezy!! I think it might be a new favorite for me 🙂
are vegan, kosher and gluten free. Order some today online, give them a try and know that this new and tasty snack is good for you!
What is your favorite way to eat your greens? Do you also feel that you need to eat smaller meals more often or are you the type of person that prefers to eat 3 meals per day with no snacks?