Wednesday~ Spin class. It was a tough one I think. Strength intervals. Lots of progressive hills climbs going on. I had a hectic morning and got to the gym late. I was not late, but I don’t like to hurry into the spin studio to do what I gots ta do. It makes me feel frazzled. Next was PiYo. Pilates and Yoga fusion. Today was not as hard as usual. I think it’s mainly because I did not workout or lift this week so my arms were not all fatigued! It was still a challenge, but not the usual struggle. That was my Wednesday.
Onto today (Thursday)~ Day off. Oops. I will tell you why I don’t care tomorrow. The kids and I slept in until 8:30 am. I could get used to this!! For 2 days in a row Miles has crawled into bed with me at around 6:30 am and falls right asleep until after 8! We all lazed in our PJ’s until almost 11 or was it noon?? I forget. I packed their lunches and we headed out on some errands ( Miles still wants to know who Erran is and where is his house?!?!). The kids ate their lunches in the car; which is somehow way better than at the table even though they eat the same stuff minus the ranch dressing for Amara’s carrots….so anyways. After lunch we went to a playground to play (duh). I actually wished I had worn workout clothes. The playground had some nice grassy hills and even a grassy track ( just a soccer field), but I could have done something. I just sat and the swings and swung. After about 45 minutes we headed to the Farmer’s Market at the Downtown YMCA. Today’s featured veggie was kale!! I bought 2 bunches. OMG –it only cost me about $2.50, but it is way too much. I made a lot for dinner tonight and will probably make some for lunch ( crispy kale) tomorrow too, but what to do with the rest???? I snagged a recipe called Pasta with Greens so I might try that too, but this stuff won’t last forever and I can’t stand it in my green smoothies ( too strong!!). I HATE throwing food away so I best figure this out! I also bought a pint of cherries. Miles and I will knock those out by breakfast! (if I share)
After a dinner of crispy kale, turkey dogs( nitrate free), carrots and green beans. I only ate a super big portion of the crispy kale for dinner ( I know, totally filling). I don’t do hot dogs – turkey or not. Gross. I thought about going to the gym to get my sweat on, but soon changed my mind. I took the kids to Walgreen’s to pick out a dessert. 🙂 It’s summer! Miles choose Chewy Spree’s and Amara picked Mamba.
On tap for Friday: Totally Toned 🙂 Maybe more, probably not.
Do you like kale? Yes, baked!!
Any recipes you want to share? I will share mine soon! 🙂
*Just a quick blurb on what’s going on in my home town of Grand Rapids Mi.
As we tried to get to our home after the farmer’s market we were met with a road block. Cops everywhere. There was an incident literally 45 seconds from my doorstep. 3 people shot and killed including an 10-year-old child. There are more details, but that would take me forever.
We got home and stayed locked in not knowing the situation. I wanted to watch it on TV, but I was trying to shield Amara from the news – she heard bits and pieces, but never said anything until bedtime. She broke down in tears telling me she was scared the man was going to come to our house. I tried to reassure her that the police had it under control etc. and that we were safe. She was not so sure. I told her to wait while I watched the news for a few minutes to update her. The news mentioned that possibly the suspect was bi polar and was not on his medicine. I never thought I would/could explain what that disease is to a 7-year-old, but I did. She immediately started to cry and says to me, ” I feel bad for him. He forgot to take his medicine. I hope he does not get arrested and get sent to jail. He did not mean to do it. I hope he’s OK.” She also said she was not afraid anymore. She fell fast asleep soon after………..
I love my kid. I really don’t know what else to say about her. My heart goes out to everyone involved in this tragic situation. It has been going on for about 7 hours and it not over yet.