Emotions – 0 / Mandi – 1

Let’s begin with Aidan’s epic bed head yesterday morning.

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If that doesn’t make you smile, you need professional help.

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It is one of the greatest joys in my life to see him stumble like a little drunken sailor into the living room each morning with that amazing bed head.


It was HARD, I mean HARD to get up yesterday morning.  I ended up forcing myself out of bed a little after 6am.


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Every Day Oats II

1/2 cup old fashioned oats

1 cup unsweetened Silk almond milk

1 tbsp. Spectrum Chia Seeds

1/2 tbsp. Ideal brown sugar blend

1 tbsp. all-natural peanut butter

1/2 small banana

For some reason (well, I know the reason now, but that’s neither here nor there!) I was feeling a bit out of sorts yesterday.  I went ahead with my plans for the day, with the resolve to not pay one bit of attention to my emotions.  I figured a good workout was in order.  Tuesdays are cardio days so I was looking forward to running off some of the unexplained anxiety I was feeling and zoning out with a good magazine on the elliptical.

My treadmill workout looked like this

Min               Speed

0-5                warm-up @ 4.3

5-10              5.0

10-15            5.2

15-20            5.4

20-25            4.3

25-26            5.8

26-27            6.0

27-29            6.2

29-29:30       6.5

29:30-30       6.8   <——- HOLLA!!!

30-35            cool down 4.3 slowing every 1 minute

I was beat after that.  I took a few minutes to cool down, went to the ladies room and then got on the elliptical for 15 more minutes.  I had intended on a full 60 minutes, but that last few minutes on the treadmill was some WORK for my stubby legs!

~You never know what you are capable of until you TRY~

I knew we were going were to be limited on time when we got back so before I left for the gym I prepped our lunch.  I made a sandwich for Aidan and some tuna fish salad for myself.  I was glad because even though my breakfast did a great job of holding me over, I was ready to eat!

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Mandi’s Tuna Fish Salad, baby carrots, grapes, blueberries and strawberries

and of course

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I got myself cleaned up so we could go over to a friends house for the rest of the afternoon.  Right before we left I got some hunger pangs.  I knew we wouldn’t be back until late so I went ahead and ate something to hold me over for the rest of the afternoon.

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Kashi Bar, Dannon Green Yogurt w/ homemade granola

I ended up eating about half of the yogurt, covered it and put it back in the fridge.

Then it was time to visit some friends

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For the record, Aidan wants to “live at Maddie’s house forever”

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Afterwards, I bribed Aidan with a cookie and a “Root-Beard” then I got a non-fat Misto from Starbucks and a MUCH needed pedicure.

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A visit with a good friend, a coffee, and a pedicure were exactly what I needed to shake off whatever it was trying to ruin my day.

By the time I got home my sweet Jeremy was already there & we had dinner.

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Yummy yummy leftovers

I went back for seconds and then had a Quaker low-fat Smore’s granola bar for dessert.

We were ALL ready for a good nights sleep.


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