Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Quality Time

There are million things that need to be done everyday, okay maybe not a million. If you're a stay-at-home parent though, you know what I'm talking about. There are always chores like laundry, dishes, cleaning, errands to be run, bills to pay, kids to taxi, etc...I am a guilty of trying to get all of that done at the expense of my kids some days. Today I have a sick kid at home, a sick husband resting at home when he can, a mountain of laundry to be folded and put away, and a house that needs to be disenfected. My husband, in his best pathetic voice, asked me to make some apple banana muffins when he spied the ripe bananas on the counter. I meant to make it a couple days ago, but didn't find the time. And really, today I have other things that need my attention, namely catching up on school work. As I started preparing to make the batter for the muffins, I asked Katherine if she wanted to help me. She couldn't wait to start. As the youngest of four, she often takes a backseat to her sisters as I take them from one activity to another. So today we had some fun together making muffins and jello jigglers. She learned an important lesson today too...never lick the spoon and put it back in the batter!! Good thing I caught her before it went back in. Never a dull moment!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

24 Day Challenge: Day 4

So techinally today is day 5, but the flu gave me a slight setback. Now I'm back on track and down a pound so far. I was a little worried today about running an 8 miler and being able to stick to the eating part of the clense,  but so far so good. I don't feel like I planned as well as I should have for the dietary part, but I'm doing my best. Ready to start the Max phase, so pushing through the next 6 days.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

24 Day Challenge: Day 1

Ever felt like you just can't lose those last 10lbs.? This is how I feel at the moment. My goal is to PR in my next half-marathon and dropping those last few pounds will help me increase my speed. Easier to run when you have less to carry around! And really...I hate that picture of me, but it's great motivation to keep going.

So today I'm starting the AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge. Here I am on Day 1 at 136lbs. For those of you unfamiliar with this program, the first ten days are the cleansing phase that focuses on getting rid of unwanted toxins in your body.  I managed to drink the fiber drink this morning with breakfast, but wow was that thick! Good thing you only take for 3 days at the beginning and again the last 3 days of the cleansing phase!  I'm also using Spark, OmegaPlex, CorePlex with Iron, and Catalyst. Today's workout included a 19 minute 2 mile run and a modified CrossFit Mamas WOD. Tonight I'll take the first round of Herbal Cleanse.