Oh, hey! How are you? It feels like it’s been ages since I’ve been here. I hope that you all enjoyed the guest bloggers last week. Thanks so much to Tamara, Larissa and Kammie! In case you missed them, here are their posts:
- 5 tips for improving your functional fitness
- Thanksgiving Day workout
- 3 great ways to use coconut flour
Where have I been? Disney World.
Yup. It’s true. We bit the bullet and decided to take the boys to Disney. I haven’t been to Disney since I was about Jasper’s age and I thought that I would never have to take them since Disney is all about princesses, right?
Well, these two little boys somehow managed to become obsessed with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse in the last year and they really really really really wanted to see where Mickey, Minnie, and all the other characters lived. So, we went.
It was worth it just to see their eyes lights up and to see them in Mickey ears.
Jasper’s excitement in both pictures kills me. I was so excited that I flipped over into a full wheel pose. Just kidding. There is a Yoga-A-Day challenge going on for November. I haven’t been playing along with the yoga challenge this month but couldn’t pass up the chance to get some pictures at Disney.
Since we returned home late Wednesday night, we weren’t planning on doing anything special for Thanksgiving. About halfway through the day, I started to feel guilty so I scrounged up some food and put together an impromptu dinner – chicken drumsticks, roasted vegetables, cheese and apple crisp. It says something when Jasper tells me, “Mommy, this is such a nice dinner.” That should give you a sense of what my cooking has been like lately. We even dressed up the table with candles and candle holders that Everett made in school last year.
I love to cook and bake but haven’t been inspired lately. However, I wanted to keep cooking all weekend. Luckily, I had some time so I made some broccoli pancakes for Everett, sweet potato brownies (even Jasper approved!)…
and Melissa’s blood orange and dark chocolate chip muffins, minus the chocolate chips. OMG both were amazing and delicious. You need to go make both of them right now.
With all the not-super-good-for-you food at Disney followed by Thanksgiving, I’ve been indulging a bit more than usual. Thankfully, I have Tina’s Best Body Bootcamp and Amanda’s Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge (HBBC) to keep me in line.
Tina continues to offer a great range of workouts that have really challenged me. When I lift, I usually do my workouts as straight circuits but I’ve learned so much through Tina’s approach and use of supersets, circuits, isometric holds and cardio blasts.
However, I think that she had it in for us this week as two of the workouts involved burpees. Lots of burpees. Like 9 rounds of burpees. I did the first workout on Monday while we were in Florida and it was so very painful. I tackled the second workout on Friday and it went much better. I managed to do 162 burpees over 9 rounds.
As for HBBC, it’s a great way to keep me accountable. Basically, I earn points for my workouts, eating 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, and supporting my fellow HBBC-ers. I feel like I’m a little kid and my hoarding tendencies are surfacing because I’m just trying to rack up as many points as possible.
How was your weekend and Thanksgiving? Are you getting into the holiday spirit?
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