recap: day 15 of 60 days to a better body

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Inch is a cinch a yard is hard. “Anything is possible if you break it down into small enough steps”
~ Henry Ford
mark sent this to me this morning. after such a crazy week and not really being on track as much as i would have liked, it would be easy to just give up. i have approximately 45 days to get ready for this half marathon, am i anywhere near where i need to be? no, i'm not, but if i look at it in "inches" instead of "yards", i am much more capable today, than i was three weeks ago and i will keep inching along and i know it will all work out in the end.

with that said, i'm back at it.  i should have posted last night, but it was a completely crazy day. managing a 9 year old girl who is trying to be a mom to a pup.  she had a lot of expectations about the puppy, none of which revolved around sleepless nights and cleaning up after his messes.  she was a little sad, so we had to work through that.  i told her it takes hard work and the only way she will build the relationship she wants with the pup, is for her to do the work, the good and the bad.  of course we will help her, but the majority of it falls on her.  she is back on track and all is good again.  she has the maternal instinct for sure.  there are several times a day, when i am helping to teach cooper or palmer something, that she comes over and tries to take over.  i have to remind her that her job is the sister and friend and i am the mom.
moving right along. like i said, yesterday was pretty crazy.  summer break around here, involves a dozen or so kids in our house, our backyard and up in my face all day long.  ha ha ha...i do love that our house is "that house" that everyone wants to be at.  it's perfect since our time with ed and syd is limited and it would be so sad and hard if they wanted to be anywhere other than here.  they are growing up the exact way you hope your kids can grow up, friends all around, playing in the yard, outdoor adventures, coming in at the end of the day smelly, dirty and tired, full of great stories from the day.  i feel confident that eddie and sydney will look back at their childhood with mostly incredibly fond memories, which is a great feeling, especially with the not-so-common, yet oh-so-common challenge of living in two different households.

we finally got all the kids tucked into bed and when i looked at the clock, it was 9:30 and we had our two-hour "most shocking" bachelorette in the history of all bachelorettes and bachelors ever to watch.  there was no way i was going to wait a day to take that in!  so we watched, made fun of the people on the show like we always do and then went to bed.  i do have to say though, i actually think that was one of the most dramatic almost finale episodes ever.
meals

Breakfast: sweet potato, loving these right now

Lunch: my go-to salad.  i suggest everyone have a salad they love that's easy to prepare.  keep your fridge (at home or work) stocked with everything you need to make it.  when you are in a hurry and need a quick bite, knowing you have this brainless and healthy option, will you keep you from making last minute dumb decisions.  like a cup of noodles, or fast food or some other quick yet lousy meal. eating healthy doesn't have to be complicated.

Dinner: i was going to make the kabobs that i had on my meal plan, then as i was preparing everything, i realized it was going to be close ingredient wise to what we are eating tonight (fajitas).  so i pulled a few things from the fridge and put them together and it was actually really tasty.  mark loved it.  i marinated some chicken in the yummy dressing that goes on my kevin bacon salad, then added some italian sausage and zucchini.
fitness
it felt great to get back into the studio.  love it.  

more tonight (sorry but i need to get back on my blogging schedule) so you will hear from me twice today.  tonights post will be short and sweet.

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