(They have developed a love for singing/screaming in the bath. I try to stay a safe distance away.)
You guys, I have to tell you about the easiest meal I just made that the whole family loved. I didn’t take a picture because I am the worst blogger ever, but it isn’t that pretty to look at anyways. My aunt made it over Christmas, so I wanted to try it again.
Yesterday morning I put a few small slits in a pork roast and stuffed it with minced garlic. Then I put it in the slow cooker and covered it with a jar of sliced pepperoncini peppers (juice included) and set on low for ~10 hours.
Thirty minutes before it was time to eat I shredded the pork and let it sit with the juice, then sautéed a head of cabbage and made some brown rice.
Bam. I was in the kitchen maybe 10 minutes total and created a meal that everyone ate. Cora was bite for bite with me and even had seconds, Ina cleaned her plate, which is a rarity these days, and Dan said he was looking forward to leftovers for lunch. Ha! Let me know if you give it a try.
Other things that have been going on:
- Dan has been trying to teach me to play chess. I am not doing well so far, but I am blaming that on the small children distracting me.
- We finished the first Harry Potter book last night and Ina (and Dan) immediately asked to start the second one. This makes my heart so happy.
-Our little sugar/gluten fast (and dairy for me too!) is still going strong.
Having a smoothie (banana, almond butter, almond milk, spinach/kale/chard blend) on my way home really helps to tame my early evening snacky tendencies.
- When it gets dark so early and is so cold outside, our routine is dinner, bath, bed. There isn’t much else to report. Ha!
Sunday was a rest day, even though my gym is doing stretching and mobility on Sundays, which I want to try!
Monday’s Workout (by Fitness Tiger KC):
- Warm-up: 15# DB
- 10 halos
- 10 cossack squat, each side
- Chipper (30# KB); every 1:15 stop to do pull ups/10 sit ups
- 10 snatches
- 20 push ups
- 30 goblet squats
- 40 cleans
- 50 swings
- 40 lunges with rotation
- 30 diamond push ups
- 20 goblet squats
- 10 snatches
- Tabata: 3 rounds
- Snatches (25# KB)
- Jumping Jacks
I really want to do a pull up and I am really, really, far away from actually being able to do a pull up. It is like my muscles just don’t listen to me. Ha! I had to leave early for Dan to leave the house and finished the jumping jacks tabata at home. Proof below:
Have a good day! <3