Pippa Cordelia is really starting to fit in around here:
We need a bigger bed, right? I’m going to need a blog sponsor for that.
Let’s talk about my FITMIXER BOOT CAMP!!
Boot camps are about the ONLY kind of camping I like.
I’m obviously super committed because this one started on my birthday!!! This is a true story. Kevin sat next to me last night and ate my birthday cake. I had a little bit on Sunday before boot camp officially started, but he’s had all of the rest!! I did put some in the freezer for a rainy day.
Why would I do a boot camp? Well, I saw a lot of other bloggers doing it, and it looked like fun.
Am I trying to lose weight? Oh, whatever. I’m actually pretty happy with the way I look. Especially my burpee muscles. And my freckles. That said, yeah, my BMI is on the very tippy-top of “healthy weight.” And dropping a few would seriously help my long distance running and hopefully help with the pushups and pullups! My true priorities. Lol. Blah, blah, blah. Bottom line: I’m cute, I’m married, and I won’t be obsessing. I don’t think Kevin is worried about me “letting myself go.” Haha.
Best part? Encouragement to eat food other than fried eggs & sweet potato fries. Although you will still see those for sure! Oh, and bonding with my sister-in-law, Lisa, who I talked into doing the boot camp with me. We text about it constantly. Lol.
Pippa is already bored with this topic. So happy I finally caught her stretching!!!! She’s a rapid stretcher, and I hadn’t been able to catch it on camera.
I had great intentions of photographing everything I ate today. Spoiler: I forgot. But I did have this yogurt first thing in the morning. My 1600 calorie meal plan calls for dairy at breakfast. Yeah, I’m not wild about the sugar content in flavored yogurt either. I prefer Fage, for sure, but it’s closing in on $2/a piece sometimes!! I can only fight so many battles at once.
I headed out the door ASAP with Pippa Cordelia to get a few miles in. Even post-run, she was far too hyper to be pictured. We ran a 26:27 5k. We’ve been trying to take it easy still due to Pippa’s scrawniness as well as I’m trying not to overexercise during boot camp.
Fitmixer aminos in between running and today’s boot camp workout. I love having the workouts planned for me, but I had a hard time staying with the slow pace of today’s training. I like to move it!!!!! Tomorrow’s looks a little more my speed.
The dogs do not cooperate with at-home exercise. I had to replay one of the example videos for the workout and turned around to find this! Silly Pippa!!
Boo! We don’t have any English muffins. So toast with jam & fried eggs it is!
For lunch, I had some Southwest Chopped Salad from Taylor Farms (love those things!!!) + a bit of leftover grilled chicken.
And there’s always room on the menu plan for:
But you knew that, didn’t you!?
My favorite fitmixer product is definitely the fitmixer slim! Great little 90 calorie afternoon snack!
And a Strawberry Zevia that I bought under the “it’s my birthday weekend” excuse.
Here’s what the dogs destroyed today while I was teaching piano:
Poor Kevin’s ottoman!! Awwa! Yes, we are FOR SURE crate shopping right now. They’re a terrible team. Pippa destroys. Boyd eats. He’s not going to feel good tomorrow after eating foam. But the idea never occurs to him to rip things apart when he’s alone. If I separated them, I know they’d just have a barking contest. Dogs!!!
For dinner I made Skinny Taste’s Stuffed Red Pepper Soup. That probably wasn’t the best fit for my meal plan, but I’ll have a better idea of how that works while I’m planning meals for next week. And it was a perfect meal for an afternoon where I was busy teaching piano.
I had a surprise student tonight! He had his day mixed up and showed up at our door unexpected right before dinner. Of course, the dogs went bananas! Kevin had just finished biking home from work, and it was a regular circus!! I had to pick up and carry both dogs out of the room. That’s how I like to make fist impressions!! My student didn’t care – especially since I went ahead and taught him tonight anyways. He’s a dog owner. Dog owners understand.
I tried to snack on this tonight, but I HATED it. I usually like cottage cheese, but this was like super sour. I just couldn’t do it. I put it in the fridge to use for cooking. Do you think it was the brand? The package led me to believe that it was going to be super good. Haha.
Two things that ARE super good:
Salsa Ranch yogurt dressing is my fave!!!! I’ve been buying the regular yogurt ranch flavor for a while now, but this one might be even better! It’s so good with carrots and salad. Chip’ins have been my favorite evening snack!!! So wonderful. And a serving size is 18! That’s nice. I hate it when the serving size for chips is like 8 or 9. That’s the serving I would generally eat out of the bag before I even put chips in the bowl!!
Not pictured: carrots & blackberries. I forgot!!
What are some of your favorite new food products? I always see the best new ideas on blogs!!
What do you mix in with cottage cheese? I don’t like fruit or yogurt with it. I guess I like everything savory. I’ve seen senior citizens put salt & pepper in it, and I’m wondering if I’d like that. Sounds about right.
What size is your bed? Just thought I’d ask a personal question. Queen! Before I was married, I always had a nice college dorm twin bed. With crumbs in it.