Have you ever gotten so much sleep that it felt like almost too much? That’s how I felt when I got up yesterday. Peanut slept for a 7 hour stretch (our longest so far), ate for 30 minutes and then went back down for another two and a half hours. That’s by far the most sleep I’ve had in one night for four months. I’m hoping this trend continues and that if it does, my body will realize that it’s actually *supposed* to get that much sleep every night.
Peanut was nice and chaired her highchair tray for breakfast. She was way more interested in my honey Oikos and PB&J english muffin than in her rice cereal. Can’t say that I blame her, but I wasn’t sharing.
My hunger hit me like a ton of bricks at 1PM. I went from not thinking about food at all to STARVING! I hate when that happens because that’s when I tend to overeat or eat crap. I sipped on a glass of water and figured out my menu before I even opened the fridge. No random food grabbing!
~whole wheat wrap
~deli sliced chicken & french dip beef
~steamed broccoli topped with a dollop of sour cream
I popped it in the microwave for 30 seconds, then added the mustard and rolled it up. It was like a hot sub without so much bread.
Served with the last bowl of my homemade vegetable barley soup and Tazo Awake tea:
I was really hoping to make it to the gym, but the temperatures and snow drifts didn’t cooperate well and it just didn’t seem like a good idea to take Peanut out in the cold. I’m all for “me time” and making exercise a priority, but sometimes adaptability is important, too. Not being able to go to the gym doesn’t equal not being able to work out. That’s the beauty of exercise DVDs. I needed something with a good burn for the day before a weigh-in so I went with this:
I’ve mentioned before that I’m a big fan of The Firm. The transFIRMer was the first workout system I bought when I decided I wanted to lose weight. It basically has a set of three DVDs and two steps that can be used individually, stacked or used as an incline. I never really used it on a regular basis, but I do like to break it out every once in a while to mix things up. My 45 minute workout burned 440 calories and left me feeling the burn in my legs.
My wonderful in-laws bought us a 1/4 of a side of beef for Christmas. It filled about half our deep freeze with various types of beef: roasts, ground beef, hamburger patties, steaks, stew meat and much more. It’s saving us a lot on groceries. The HUGE bonus is that the cow was raised by my husband’s uncle and it’s all grain-fed and free of antibiotics. I’m not typically a big fan of red meat, but this stuff has great flavor and is very lean.
Dinner was a special request by my husband…a beef roast from our freezer stash. I threw it in the crock pot with some beef stock, a quartered onion and dried garlic chips. We served it with oven-roasted Yukon Gold potatoes, cubed and tossed with EVOO and herbs:
There was also a camera shy leafy green salad on the side.
What was the very first workout you can remember doing?