Insanity- Day 9

As I was just about to push play on my workout at a few minutes before 7 (I know, I know) this morning, the baby started fussing. I attribute much of this to the fact I should have been finished with my workout by 7, but, what could I do. So the oldest, who woke up before me, and  I went back upstairs and I fed precious little Shiloh and put her back down for a little more sleep. She was so cute cooing and smiling at me.  I sat there just staring at her for several minutes. As much…

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Tortillas- Day 15

Who knew there was so much junk in corn tortillas? Perhaps all you label readers out there, knew, but I didn’t realize they added extra ingredients like cellulose and fumaric acid. I don’t even know what those are, but I was shocked to see them in my tortillas. Fumaric isn’t even a word according to spell check!! Well, am I half Mexican or am I half Mexican?  Surely making tortillas can’t be that difficult. And…finally…something was as easy as I anticipated!!! I happened to have some Maseca from making Tamales at Christmas and the instructions for making tortillas were right…

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Juice Pulp Muffins- Day 14

Juice pulp has always been fascinating to me.  Since we started composting last year, I found myself quite pleased to throw my leftovers from juicing in for the worms. This time however, I wasn’t content to throw the pulp away. Surely it can be used for something. Thankfully Google often thinks for me and as I began to type juice pulp the word muffins popped up.  Well hello juice pulp muffins. It is sincerely nice to meet you. Let’s see if this will be a long time friendship. I, of course, wanted to eat my muffins, immediately so I had…

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Insanity Day 8

Top 5 Worst parts of my Insanity- Day 8 I didn’t start until 6:45 Before I even brushed my teeth the boys were up. During the 18-15 minutes left mark I time warped into some alternate universe and an entire hour passed. At one point I wanted to quit so badly I started hoping I would hear the baby cry on the monitor. At one point I wanted to sit down and cry myself. Perhaps the victory is more enjoyable when the obstacles seem more intense. I finished the workout strong. There seemed to be more sweat this round of…

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A Vegan Friend- Day 13

About day 2 of this vegan thing, I ran into a friend at church who had been cooking vegan for several months. We spoke enthusiastically about how we both used to think vegans were crazy but now we are eating vegan. It was a conversation in a parking lot standing between 2 minivans full of children. Much to my surprise and excitement, I received a text later the same afternoon asking if she could bring me dinner. This is an offer I NEVER turn down these days. So she brought her 3 boys and the 2 of us with our 7…

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A Good Mom Moment

The times I genuinely feel like a good mom are few and far between. As a Christian the standard is high and I often fall short of what is required of me.  My kids and I read stories together and we memorize scripture, but I’m so far from where I know I should be in my speech and my attitude it genuinely hurts my heart sometimes. Today I had a “good mom” moment. My sister and her boyfriend came over and spent the day with us. We had already picnicked outside, played in the kiddies pool, picked oranges and watched…

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French Toast- Day 12

French toast and I have never really been friends. Once, when I was a little girl, my uncle’s girlfriend made me finish a plate of French toast with only peanut butter and milk. As a child I didn’t like eggs or milk and it was possibly, to date, my most traumatizing food experience. Since I’m still not a big fan of eggs, I’ve never really loved French toast, however since having children; I do make it on a semi-regular basis.  My husband makes really good French toast actually, and is a bit particular about how it’s best. I learned 2…

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French Toast- Day 12

French toast and I have never really been friends. Once, when I was a little girl, my uncle’s girlfriend made me finish a plate of French toast with only peanut butter and milk. As a child I didn’t like eggs or milk and it was possibly, to date, my most traumatizing food experience. Since I’m still not a big fan of eggs, I’ve never really loved French toast, however since having children; I do make it on a semi-regular basis.  My husband makes really good French toast actually, and is a bit particular about how it’s best. I learned 2…

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Insanity-Day 6

  Plyometric Cardio This is the second time for this workout. I was much improved from the last time we did the video. Even my husband noticed. Although it was another tough day getting out of bed, I feel very determined. This is by far the most difficult video out of the ones done so far. I don’t come close to doing the number of reps the instructors are doing, but I try to go at my own pace , always sweating, keeping energy high and ,careful to maintain good form. I try to only break for the allotted water…

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Insanity-Day 6

  Plyometric Cardio This is the second time for this workout. I was much improved from the last time we did the video. Even my husband noticed. Although it was another tough day getting out of bed, I feel very determined. This is by far the most difficult video out of the ones done so far. I don’t come close to doing the number of reps the instructors are doing, but I try to go at my own pace , always sweating, keeping energy high and ,careful to maintain good form. I try to only break for the allotted water…

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