What’s going on with me?
Well last week we had a few unexpected financial issues so I was on a pretty tight budget, like feed a family of five to include 2 teenagers and a bottomless pit of a 9 year old on $50 for the week tight. Needless to say, my healthy eating lifestyle took a bit of a backseat to eating what I could afford. Want to know what I did? I made a batch of Grandmas Tomato Sauce because I had everything I needed to make it in the house. Then I bought some ground meat (it was on sale), an onion, and a green pepper, Some Nitrite & Nitrate free turkey hotdogs (they were also on sale), and hotdog buns. On Monday, I made chili using the tomato sauce I made that day and some of the other ingredients I bought. On Tuesday I ground up some of the chili and used it on the hotdogs the next day I made chili mac. And that is how my week went as far as nutrition went. Needless to say, I decided to say F*ck it made it a cheat week. Don’t judge me, we all do it.
Since it was my cheat week as far as food went, it also became my cheat week where exercise was concerned. What can I say, it has just been one of those weeks, and this week hasn’t been much better except for the eating part. Now on to funner things then whether I workout and ate good.
Last week I got to chaperone my youngest sons field trip to the North Western Trek. This was such a treat for me. I haven’t had much opportunity to be involved with his school this year and this is the only field trip they took. Neither of us had been there before and it was so much fun…….Once I fed the bottomless pit otherwise known as Jackson. (Yes he spent the first half of the day complaining he was hungry). So the Northwest Trekk is like a small zoo, game farm, or wildlife preserve. There were all kinds of animals there. We could walk on the path around the park and look at all the exhibits and animals, which we did. And then we took a tram which took us around some of the lakes where we saw caribou, long horned goats, and bison. Afterwards we ate lunch, walked around some more, and then the kids got to play on this new and I have to say, awesome, playground. It was a ton of fun and I was exhausted afterwards.
This week I have the fun task of Parent Teacher conferences with my two teenagers.
What fitness programs are on sale this month?
It was Shaun T’s birthday this month and to celebrate it, Beachbody decided to put a few of his Challenge Packs on sale this month. What does a challenge pack have in it? Well you get the fitness and nutrition program plus a month supply of Shakeology our superfood shake.
The first program on sale this month is CIZE. It is a fun program that teaches you to dance yourself to healthier you. It is a lot of fun and you don’t have to be a great dancer to enjoy these workouts.
The next program that is on sale this month is Insanity Max:30. The genius of this program is that you workout as hard as you can for as long as you can, and when you can’t continue with good form, you stop and that is your Max Out time. These workouts are only 30 minutes long if you make it to the end. The first time I did this one I only lasted about 8 minutes. It is a great way to get fit in a shorter amount of time.
What have I been reading lately?
I just finished reading Morning Star by S.E Rise over the weekend. Talk about a different view of Lucifer. This book gives you a whole new perspective of how the devil came to be. You also get an inside look at what makes him tick. It was a really good read but I’ll warn you now, it has some really adult themes. This is not for the youngsters.
I also had the privilege of reading The Death of Me by Yolanda Olson. If you like suspense/horror books, you will love this book. In true Yolanda style she ends it with a twist. Again, not a book for the young ones, but I thought it was great!
Current and Upcoming Author Events:
You can now get the entire Imdalind Series for free on Kindle Unlimited and to celebrate Author Rebecca Ethington has put the whole series on sale. You can now get all 6 books for under $5.00.
Author T.K. Leigh has revealed the cover to her new romantic comedy The Other Side Of Sunday. She is celebrating her new cover by doing a giveaway. Be sure to enter and add the book to your TBR!
Authors M. Dauphin and H.Q. Frost have teamed up again. They just unveiled the cover to their new books Little Bird. Check out the trailer and while you do, you can go ahead and preorder your copy.
Last week I posted 2 food posts. The first one was about the FIXATE Cookbook by Autumn Calabrese. I use this cookbook a lot. It works great with the nutritional needs of most of the workout programs I do and the food tastes delicious. It even has recipes for skinny cocktails, desserts, and snacks.
I also posted a recipe from this cookbook. It was Grandma’s Tomato Sauce and I use it in more then half my cooking. In fact I use it enough that I make double batches and have my husband can it for me.
So this was another long post. I guess that’s what happens when you slack and wait till halfway through the week to do one. Next weeks will be shorter since I already wrote half of it in todays. I hope the rest of your week it great. Until Next Time!