Good morning friends! I hope everyone is having a lovely Easter weekend. I love Easter. I love what it represents, I love all the beautiful pastels and pretty clothes. I love the feeling of renewal that it brings. What I love MOST is that I can now wear white! Yes, I am ashamed to admit that I scoff at those who wear white all year round. Do they not know the rule? No white after Labor day until Easter?!? I know, I am awful.
I am going to have to make this a quick post as I slept in until almost 7:30am and I have to get my day started a.s.a.p.
Breakfast yesterday, was my oats at about 8am. I like to note the time, because it is interesting to me how long it takes to get hungry again after eating different types of food. The oats made a HUGE difference yesterday. I could really feel the difference all day. While I didn’t really feel like going to the gym, I didn’t feel like working out at all, I ended up have a really great run on the treadmill. I lasted an entire hour. I did some intervals, some slow jogging, some sprints. I did what felt right. I knew I needed to spend an hour so I didn’t push myself too hard but I stayed steady. Slowing when I got tired, speeding up when I felt recovered.
When I got home at about 12:45pm, I wasn’t really hungry yet so I snacked.
Apple and a Carrot Cake Larabar
I did finally get hungry about an hour later
Orowheat Sandwich Thin Panini w/ turkey and Sargento reduced-fat Pepper Jack Cheese & BBQ Popchips
I got super tired around 3pm so I had a Spark
When Jeremy got home from his extra job we went to Target for some groceries to make Easter Dinner & we all got new pairs of shoes! The boys got flip flops and I got a pair of sandals. That’s another thing I love about Easter, new shoes! Afterwards we picked them up a pizza for Pizza Night.
I made a salad around 6pm.
Baby Spinach, baby carrots, honey roasted peanuts, a slice of pepper jack cheese (diced), grapes and light vinaigrette.
I also cut a tiny sliver off a regular slice of pizza. Oh my word it is so good. I could totally go overboard. I remember when I would scarf down 3-4 slices. *YIKES* Even though I was hungry, I wasn’t ravenous. It’s all about the oats!
After dinner we dyed Easter Eggs!
I also made some cupcakes. They have a cream cheese frosting that you have to frost right before eating. There are 24 of them so I didn’t frost and decorate them all. I decorated two for Jeremy and I (Aidan wasn’t interested) and then immediately ate them. Taking a picture was an afterthought! I will definitely be sure to capture them tomorrow! They were delectable!
I have to note what Aidan said about the cupcakes. I swear this child teaches me so many things. He has been better than therapy at times.
Me: “A.J. you want to try a cupcake?”
A: “Sure!” ~takes a bite~ “Mmmm good!”
Me: “Do you want one of your own?”
A: “ummm, no, they are good, but no thank you!”
How precious and polite. I need to remember that. “These are good, but no thank you!”
Well, I am off to get ready for a soccer game, a picnic and a birthday party! I hope everyone has a blessed Easter!