Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Life Lately: Back to Basics

It's been awhile since I felt inspired to write anything either on the blog, in my journal, and hell, even in Birthday/greeting cards these days. I blame stress from various sources but also a bit of laziness too.

It feels good to flex the writing muscle again, so here's what's been happening in my life lately. 

We celebrated my sister-in-laws baby shower recently and it was such a fun day! Check out her decor, she and her friends did an amazing job - the dessert and candy table was a hit!


Aaaand someone was tired from all the festivities....a cat nap was obviously needed!


Then there was that time we had a family games night. I was so tired but my hubby got major points for setting up the board games, getting a surprise dessert for the kids (DIY sundaes), and wine for me!


I enjoyed some much needed me time with my couch, comfy blanket, and a warm coffee.


I'm on a new and improved healthy eating kick and panicked a little when the family wanted to go to Boston Pizza one day for lunch. Why is it that every time I decide to buckle down and dial in on my nutrition, there's always a situation to derail my progress? Well not this time, I found this amazing Greek salad with chicken and it was the lowest calorie option in the menu - and it fit into my daily allowance. It was sooo good and it helped set the tone for the rest of my healthy eating weekend!


The results paid off because I lost 2.6 pounds last week....it's been a long time since I've seen the scale move down instead of up!

Also this past weekend, I finally bought myself a spiralizer. I immediately went out to buy some zucchini and the kids and I had so much fun testing this bad boy four. Honestly it was so easy to use and probably the best $25 I've ever spent on a kitchen gadget! 


My spiralized zucchini was not a hit amongst the kids but my hubby and I liked it. I sautéed them in a little olive oil and garlic, with a sprinkle of salt and pepper and then I made a fresh diced tomato sauce to top it off. It was really good! 


That was last week, this week my focus is on healthy eating, getting my 10,000 steps a day in, and surviving March Break, but more about that next week!