Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April: I will try

For March I set a few goals or things I would "try" to do. Here's how it went:
  • I will try to watch my portions.
    • I think I've been doing pretty good here. There's always room for improvement though.
  • I will try one new workout each week.
    • I rode my bike, ran and did a barre DVD a couple of times. I didn't make it to working out each week as the weather turned nasty again and I lost my motivation. But I did do a variety of things which made it more fun for me.
  • I will try to plan a family fun night once a week.
    • Biggest success of the month! The first week was my choice so I chose the snacks and movie we would watch (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day - you must watch!). The following week A chose to go to Zestos (a local ice cream place) for dinner. 
Then J chose to go to the movies to see the third Night at the Museum (another winner movie choice!). Lastly the husband decided he needed more than just a night so he picked to go out for breakfast at our favorite pancake joint and then dinner at our favorite Mexican place (my waistline doesn't thank him). I think everyone liked having a say in how we spent our Sundays.
Now here's what I'll be trying for the month of April:
  • I will try to workout more.
    • I feel like a broken record, but our cruise is in less than 2 months and I want to confidently go lay by the pool and play with my kids.
  • I will try to read 2 books.
    • The past couple of years I've set a yearly goal of how many books I wanted to read. Last year I read 39 books so I decided this year I'd shoot for 35 books. I'd like to knock at least 2 off my list in April. You can follow me on Goodreads to see what I'm reading and what I want to read next.
  • I will try to think positive.
    • I really believe in the power of positivity. Whenever my kids say "I can't do that!", I always tell them that they won't ever do it if they think that way. They need to think positively and then they have a chance of being able to do what they think they can't do. Well I think it's time for mama to take her own advice. Lots of positivity coming my way this month!

I always love to see what other people's goals are for the month. Nicole over at Treasure Tromp always makes a great goals list. So tell me, what do you want to do in April?

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Meal Plan Week #13

It's almost impossible to get to our house right now. They are repaving the streets in our neighborhood so we currently can't get to our driveway. This means parking down the street and walking (with all your stuff) across people's yards to get to our house. It's a disaster. What does this have to do with our meal plan this week? Well I'm not carrying 10 bags of groceries half a block into our house so we are doing a "light" shopping trip this week and probably next until I can pull into the driveway again. What a pain! So my goal for the week is to use things we already have in the cabinets and pick up the essentials to get through the week.

MONDAY: Ham & Scalloped Potatoes
Best way not to have to buy groceries? Eat a freezer meal! This is one my MIL and I put together a few weeks ago. Just as a note, I didn't think the recipe would make enough for my family by dividing into 2 bags for 2 meals. I put everything in 1 gallon size bag and then we doubled the recipe so my MIL could have 1 gallon size bag as well.

We pretty much always have what we need on hand to make tacos :)

WEDNESDAY: Spaghetti
Who doesn't have the stuff on hand to make spaghetti? I'll just pick up what I need to throw together a salad for the side.

THURSDAY: Ginger Peach Chicken
Another freezer meal! I'm getting good at this no buying extra stuff :) I already have rice on hand to serve along with this freezer meal.

FRIDAY: Dinner out
Second best way not to have to buy groceries? Eat out!

What's for dinner this week at your house?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Loving Lately

Things I'm loving lately ...
  • spring weather
  • wearing scarves for fashion not because it's freezing and I need one to survive
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  • trying new recipes {need ideas}
  • drinking more water
  • getting back to running
  • watching my girls play together
  • lazy days spent watching Netflix with the family

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  • spring colored nail polish - I want them all!
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  • planning what excursions to do on our cruise in a couple months - any suggestions for the Cayman Islands or Jamaica?
  • see my hard work pay off when it comes to my fitness/health - I'm down 3 lbs and I'm not giving up this time.
  • it's wine night on Friday with the ladies at work - yippy!
What am I missing out on? What are you loving?