Insanity Day 5

I’ve heard it said the battle for the next day is often lost the night before. As a result I have been putting forth a diligent effort to go to bed early enough so I can easily get up early in the morning. I’m not regularly a morning person so this is a struggle for me. My head hit the pillow at about 10:30 last night. So far, so good.  Then I just couldn’t seem to get to sleep.  I usually read, but found myself watching a show on Netflix in bed on my phone. Fell asleep close to 11.…

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Insanity Day 5

I’ve heard it said the battle for the next day is often lost the night before. As a result I have been putting forth a diligent effort to go to bed early enough so I can easily get up early in the morning. I’m not regularly a morning person so this is a struggle for me. My head hit the pillow at about 10:30 last night. So far, so good.  Then I just couldn’t seem to get to sleep.  I usually read, but found myself watching a show on Netflix in bed on my phone. Fell asleep close to 11.…

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Curry- Day 11

Curry is a spice I’ve always wanted to use. From most of my research it seemed curry was a spice you served with vegetables and rice.  Well, stir fry I can do.  There is both curry paste and curry powder. Prior to knowing curry paste existed I purchased the powder. I would like to try the paste.  My husband who lived in Sri Lanka for a couple years  wasn’t impressed by the mild curry flavor. I’m going to attribute most of his objection to the fact I used curry powder, I don’t think I used enough and I don’t know…

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Curry- Day 11

Curry is a spice I’ve always wanted to use. From most of my research it seemed curry was a spice you served with vegetables and rice.  Well, stir fry I can do.  There is both curry paste and curry powder. Prior to knowing curry paste existed I purchased the powder. I would like to try the paste.  My husband who lived in Sri Lanka for a couple years  wasn’t impressed by the mild curry flavor. I’m going to attribute most of his objection to the fact I used curry powder, I don’t think I used enough and I don’t know…

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Chili “Chicken”- Day 10

Don’t panic people, I didn’t eat meat. On my mom’s side of the family there is a recipe and we all make our own little version.  We call it Chili Chicken. I’m not sure why, but it’s the only name I can use comfortably. I am the first to tackle the vegan edition. I was skeptical of subbing out tofu in a family favorite, but eating foods so new and different has made me really want familiar tastes. So…I made our old family favorite with tofu!!! I should take this moment to let you know, until ten days ago I…

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Chili “Chicken”- Day 10

Don’t panic people, I didn’t eat meat. On my mom’s side of the family there is a recipe and we all make our own little version.  We call it Chili Chicken. I’m not sure why, but it’s the only name I can use comfortably. I am the first to tackle the vegan edition. I was skeptical of subbing out tofu in a family favorite, but eating foods so new and different has made me really want familiar tastes. So…I made our old family favorite with tofu!!! I should take this moment to let you know, until ten days ago I…

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Insanity- Day 4

Cardio Recovery For a workout with the word ‘recovery’ in the title I still found myself quite challenged. I tried to work on my form and stay with the workout, but I found myself needing to rest a few times. I’m always amazed at how difficult deep stretching can be.  My 3 year old, Noah started out pretty early in the work out with me this morning. As a mom who wants to teach her children to do her best, I found myself pushing a little more because he was watching. His form was terrible, but the fact he came…

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Juicing- Day 9

60 Vegan Experiment Juicing is such a healthy way to get a large quantity of fruit and vegetables. I already loved juicing. We have an old Jack Lalanne Juicer that works wonderfully. Over the last few years we have experimented with juice. My favorite is a mix of carrot, spinach and apple. This batch of juice was especially yummy: 1 bag of spinach from Costco (huge bag) 1 bag of unpeeled carrots from Costco. (we cut off the end, but not necessary) 1 bag of small apples from any grocery store. (we used red.) The kids helped make the juice…

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Insanity-Day 3

Cardio Power and Resistance I was SO sore yesterday! Thankfully we had an opportunity to swim for a few minutes and stretch out in a hot tub yesterday afternoon. So even though I was terribly sore this morning too, I know it was a fraction of what I would have been without the water play yesterday. The kids were up with us this morning when we started the workout so there was a little more distraction to overcome. Since we set up our workout area in the garage we just gave the kids a bucket of water and some paintbrushes…

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Starbucks- Day 8

  My husband and I had the rare privilege of going on a date night with another couple. This is rare because between the two families there are 7 children, so we don’t often have uninterrupted conversations. As excited as I was for our double date, our sitter came early and we had an opportunity to go have coffee before we met up with our friends. When we arrived at Starbucks, still toting our 2 month old, it hit me, not only can I not do caffeine because I’m nursing, but we gave up milk!! What do people do?!?! Ok…

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