Hookay so here’s the deal.
For the past few years I’ve tried to keep my WIAW posts as short and sweet as possible so you kids don’t have to scroll your faces off reading my post and visiting all the awesome bloggers that link up every week. Looking back I feel like maybe I’ve been setting a bad example.
After all, I always adore it when you guys jam-pack your posts full of updates on your life, recent recipes you’re swooning over, photos, workouts, goals, and all that jazz. Seriously – I freaking love it.
This is where I start to whine because I’ve always wanted to do that too. I just felt like I couldn’t for some reason… like it was selfish to be so chatty? I don’t know. I over-think things entirely too much! Regardless, it’s time for a revamp. I’m making it a point to forgo any blogging insecurities I may have and just run streaking through blog land saying whatever happens to be on my mind at any given moment. After all, it is a blog, right? =) Right! It’s also What I Ate Wednesday so… here’s my day of deliciousness:
Bear Naked Nut Cluster Crunch Honey Almond Cereal with Blue Diamond Almond-Coconut Milk [it’s so tropical – I’m obsessed!] and blueberries. I also scarfed a small banana and a cup of iced coffee while reading my email.
LOTS.OF.HUMMUS! I’ve been on a roasted red pepper hummus kick lately and have been stealing spoonfuls out of the fridge all day long. Watermelon and blueberries are also on heavy repeat as well as my fruit/cheese/veggie/cracker snack plates. And Stacy’s baked pita chips. Those keep finding their way into my hummus as well =)
I’ve been recipe testing fettuccine alfredo recipes like a madwoman. I’ll share a few of my favorite variations tomorrow if you’re interested. I might make you beg a little though. Or at least promise to eat your veggies!
A super spicy version of my Sweet Potato Nachos with tons of chili powder and cayenne pepper on the potatoes and a small mountain of jalapenos and jalapeno salsa. I die of yum. After dinner I nibbled on a pile of pistachio nuts and dark chocolate chips while vegging out with the husband. Another de-freaking-licious day of food if I do say so myself! =)
She may still be incubating, but my kid officially has the worst taste in music. Seriously! Anytime a Bieberiffic pop song comes on the radio she dances like a fiend, yet the second I switch the station to something more acceptable the movement stops. I wish I were exaggerating, but it seems we’re going to have to hold a teenybopper intervention. Luckily this means that if I want to avoid bladder punching during a long road trip I simply have to play oodles of Imagine Dragons and Vampire Weekend and simply prevent the hubs from rocking out to T-Swift. Now that I can live with! =)
Fun w/ Fitness
I tried my first ever tabata class on Tuesday and holy cow I loved it. Seriously, LOOOOOOVED it! It was fast-paced, super motivating, and exactly what I needed to kickstart the day! Most weeks I only manage to get 3 gym days under my belt [a mixture of zumba, light cardio, + strength training] so I’m determined to make them count! I’d ideally like to work on lifting 5x a week and add more walking/jogging into the mix as well. I absolutely need a kick in the butt so feel free to pester me to sneak in some extra activity! I may be 6 months pregnant but I ADORE that post-workout endorphin rush and the glorious reduction in aches and pains that physical activity delivers. Just show up on my front doorstep with a whistle and a kettle bell. I’ll thank you later.