Well guys, today is my littlest baby’s birthday! He’s now a big 4 year old.
I can’t believe he is so old! Seriously.
We’ve had a fun day though. I took my two littlest kiddos to Carl’s Jr. (their favorite!) for lunch today.
It was a Carls Jr./Green Burrito combo restaurant, so I ordered a Grilled Chicken Taco Salad. It was great, but sadly I didn’t take a picture. It was a pretty healthy salad, but it did come in a big fried taco shell. I only took a small bite of the shell and then threw the rest away.
Afterward, I dropped my older son off at kindergarten and then my baby and I went home and made his birthday cake. He told me he wanted a “Rescue Bot” cake.
I though…..”ummmmmm, ya, how in the world am I going to make a Rescue Bot cake!??!”
Soooo, I took the easy way out and bought some cute Rescue Bot figurines at Target and put them on his cake!
He was thrilled and we had a lot of fun making and decorating his cake! Oh and yes, my green frosting had issues.
We’re getting ready to head out to a movie with the fam in a little bit. My baby requested we go see “The Lego Movie” again, so I’m sure I’ll be singing “Everything is Awesome” all weekend long.
Moving on…..I’ve still been enjoying a pretty healthy diet this week and I love it. I’ve just been trying to eat real food and make really good food choices every time I eat. I’ve really been trying to “think” before I eat and not just mindlessly snack. It’s been great.
I’ve been having this for breakfast pretty much every day this week…
YUM! 1 egg + 2 egg whites scrambled with onions, peppers and spinach and topped with a little cheese and tomatoes. I also had a Chocolate Protein Pancake on the side topped with a little natural peanut butter and strawberries. I could have this every day for the rest of my life and never get tired of it!
I really think the key to making healthy eating a lifestyle and not just a fad diet is to find great tasting, wonderful food that you LOVE and then just keep eating those foods! Pretty simple, eh?
I’ve still been trying to have a big salad every day. I made this yummy salad yesterday and I loved it!
It consisted of spinach, romaine, apples, cucumbers, raisins, chicken, sliced almonds and Feta cheese. I also had a whole grain English Muffin topped with honey on the side. That English Muffin tasted just like a treat to me!
We had a crazy night on Monday, so I just picked up some Subway sandwiches for the kids and a Grilled Chicken Mango salad at Costa Vida for me.
This salad was fabulous!
Oh, and I recently got an email from a local Costa Vida in Colorado asking if they could use one of my pictures on their Facebook page.
Isn’t that funny? I love Costa Vida! They have incredible, fresh, real food that tastes awesome. What’s not to love?
In fact, last night I made our own version of “Burrito Bowl” salads for dinner and they turned out so yummy!
I made the BBQ pulled pork in the Crock pot, some Cilantro Lime rice in the Rice cooker and then we added black beans, lettuce, guacamole, sour cream and Pico de Gallo. Everything was so so good!
I will share all the recipes soon. I’m sure this will be a regular staple in our home.
We got together with some friends last night to play some games and to celebrate our friend’s birthday. We had a great time playing Dominion.
We also had lots of yummy junk food around…
My friend made those incredibly yummy, decadent Ghirardelli brownies and they looked SO dang awesome and gooey. I really, really wanted one, but I stayed strong!
Woo hoo, right?
I was actually so glad I brought that Angie’s Boom Chicka Pop popcorn! It is so so tasty and I know it saved me from all of the other yummy goodness. Oh, and it’s only 37 calories per cup. Awesome.
Oh, I also wanted to share my 20 weeks pregnant picture too! I am officially half way done! YAY! Actually, I’m almost 21 weeks now.
I really do not like being pregnant….like at all, but I’m trying to enjoy it as much as I can because I know it will be my last time. I’ve been feeling the baby move around and kick quite a bit and it is just so dang cool. Feeling a baby moving around inside me is one of my favorite things about being pregnant.
Well, I gotta wrap this up because we’re heading out for a “birthday evening,” but I also wanted to share that I was recently interviewed by Deborah over at the Prayerful Mom. She asked me all about how I stick with a healthy diet and exercise plan and still keep up with all the mom stuff.
If you guys are regular readers of my blog, y’all know I struggle with it all the time! BUT, I strive to do my best always and learn from my experiences and failures. It’s definitely a journey and not a destination. Anyway, if you’re interested in reading the interview, here’s a link.
Well, I gotta run! I hope you all have a fabulous night!