concerning the game....
i'll just keep it classy and congratulate the Pats. moving on......
being at home to raise my boys has been one of the biggest blessings in my entire life. i am so thankful. the only time i really hear crying from Dego is when he's uncomfortable (needs to be changed, hungry, the usual). other than that, he's showing that gummy smile off and cackling at Chiso! i thought Chiso smiled a lot but Dego takes the cake in that department. Chiso is now a threenager. even on our most difficult, trying, exhausting days, the Lord reminds me how hard i prayed and cried for these boys. that thought alone makes whatever i'm upset or irritated about (toddler temper tantrum, spilled food, disobedience, etc.) just not that big a deal anymore. i actually dropped a big bowl of pancake batter and it splattered EVERYWHERE recently. everywhere. the ceiling, walls waaaaay across the room, under tables... just a gigantic mess. albeit my fault, instead of getting angry i stared at the chaos on my floor and laughed (not a crazed, hysterical, witch-like laugh or anything lol) then Chiso chimed right in with me. i cleaned it all up with a smile.
these guys constantly remind me to stop sweating and stressing the small stuff. we just don't have time. or the energy, most days.
so before the big game started i went outside to get a 1 hour walk/jog/run thing on! that's all i had planned to do, but i saw new fit mom Ashley Horner on IG outside doing 300 walking lunges with her 12 day old new-born strapped to her chest and that motivated THE heck outta me. so i did 300 walking lunges too before heading back home to...
i'm finding it harder and harder to post these kinds of pics to IG because i don't want to discourage our 6 Pack USA clients as they work towards their own fitness goals. i do maintain my current body fat % using my own personalized plan, but i also indulge in moderation as i am able to easily compensate via my diet and/or exercise for those indulgences to keep me where i want to be. so there! yes, i had a few slices of pizza on game day and i was back on track with no guilt or worries the next day.
my brother and sister-in-law came over to watch the game with us so i made a few snacks including this one i'd love to share with ya:
Avocado Crema Dip
the stuff: (source)
- 3 ripe avocados
- 1 - 6 oz container 0% greek yogurt
- 1/2 jalapeno pepper
- juice of 1 lemon or lime
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- cracked black pepper & sea salt to taste
- add all ingredients to your blender or food processor
- blend until super-duper creamy (keep scraping down the sides if using a blender)
- get scoop happy! you can dip anything you want, but i chose plantain chips and the bell peppers.
switching to the 8oz baby bottles for parties / get-togethers was a great move. one of my pet peeves is walking around picking up half-finished water bottles at the end of a party!!!! never again. that dip in the center of the veggie plate is just Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix + 0% greek yogurt. my mom gave me that idea but used to use sour cream. so yummy!!! it really brings veggies to life.
love this stuff!! my Sprouts Farmers Market usually has a great variety of flavors too; there are so many to choose from. we recently tried the Cheddar Caramel Mix and gave it two thumbs way up. if you're gonna sneak snacks into the movie theater, bring this stuff!
did you watch the big game? where?