Friday, August 17, 2012

Time for an Update!

So, I've been horrible at this whole blog thing this summer. We've had a lot of blog worthy moments and activities but just no time/energy to write it all down. Here's my best shot at about a month and half update, mostly going by iphone pictures.

First of all, we finished up the Whole 30 program back at the end of June. It was a huge success, Eric and I felt so good we've kept going. We have a couple of cheat meals a week but really have cut back on the bread/wheat, dairy, and sugar. I don't even buy bread or milk (for me and Eric) anymore. We usually have our cheat meals out so we don't have the "bad" stuff in the house.  A couple of weeks ago, I decided it was time to get Alec on board with eating less "processed" food. I still think it is important for him to have bread and dairy because his diet isn't as varied as ours. He doesn't eat a lot meat or veggies so he has to get his protein and vitamins somewhere. However, I have stopped buying the "healthy" junk food (by healthy I mean organic cheetos and crackers). I've also tried to limit his sugary food intake at home. He still eats regular lunch at school with a few modifications but we are trying!

We've been trying some Paleo recipes since finishing Whole 30. I've been drinking a lot of iced coffee with coconut/almond milk and I've been making Paleo pancakes for breakfast on the weekends. Alec even likes the paleo pancakes. :) During the week, we mostly eat eggs and turkey sausage/canadian bacon. Some of our other breakfast favorites are lara bars and these carrot cake muffins. We usually eat dinner leftovers for lunch. Some of our dinner favorites are chicken and shallots, baked sweet potatoes, honey dill carrots, and steamed veggies. I'm also loving almond butter from Whole Foods, one of my favorite afternoon snacks is a couple of spoonfuls of almond butter and blueberries.

I've also started going to WLR Crossfit regularly (3 times/week) since the first of July. I'm addicted! My adult ADD loves the random workouts that change everyday. I'm also seeing results, which is exciting, I've never been on the muscular/strong side. You also get a good cardio workout which I love. It's a nice change from doing a workout video in my LR with 8 lb dumbells and running 3 times a week. Plus, I can actually hold Alec over my head now - we both love it!

Push Press - my most HATED! I've never put weight over my head like this!
This photo was "altered" by Eric but this is our class after a workout :)

Bruised knees and shins from deadlifts and burpees

Worst part of Crossfit - the blisters on my hands. I almost cried washing my hair! :( Thankfully, my hands toughened up.
We took a long weekend trip to Dallas the last weekend of July, I had a training class there and we added time so we could visit my Sis. We had a great time and did a lot of fun things. We visited Legoland on Saturday and went to a Ranger's game on Sunday. Fun times!

Alec's favorite part of Legoland - the race track

It was over 100 at the start of the game, we were a sweaty mess. We sat in the sun for the first half of the game - it was brutal!

 The first weekend in August, Dawson and Chandler came down for a visit. We had a lot of fun with the boys. We ate at All Aboard for lunch on Friday and went to a Travs game that night. On Saturday, we painted pottery, went to Playtime pizza, and Eric took the older boys to the comic book store. 

Dawson and Chandler loved All Aboard

In our seats before the game.

Painting tiles at Firefly, the boys loved this too! :)

Fun times at Playtime pizza

Dawson the Pirate!

That's about it for major events in the last few months (or at least ones I took pics at). We have another month full of activities coming up. Alec starts a new class at school on Monday. We go on vacation to Destin the first week of September and Alec's birthday party is September 29th. I can't believe the summer is almost over, time flies when you're having fun! :)

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