Let’s get right to the facts here friends; we all know Leah was dying to ride the mechanical bull at rodeo days, she probably whined, until they moved softball to Tuesday, so she could get her riding in before taking off for the wedding. Additionally, she was too busy trying to decide which cowboy hat and boots to wear for her big ride, which is why she suddenly forgot how to play softball, it was NOT the potato chips…She was too busy worrying about what to wear and which hand to wave around in the air. Sorry friend, your days of being a closet mechanical bull rider are now over.
I know your all speculating what it feels like to be a guest blogger…well I can tell you it’s an honor. I can only imagine it’s the same excitement that is felt by all those celebrities when their names are finally placed next to that gold colored star on the walk of fame. Before I start handing out autographs I guess you’re probably wondering, who’s the crazy person that’s hijacked Leah’s blog…I can tell you it’s NOT the hubby or the childy, they too would be wedding goers. I don’t know that anything I have to say would be as insightful as the normal guest blogger, you know he does have a slew of important information, but I’ll try to channel my inner Lee with a hint of Leah, since it is her blog and all.Occasionally you’ll see me flip Leah some crap down in the comment section under the name Melissa, to avoid the paparazzi’s starting to follow me we’ll keep with that cover name. Just for a quick background I’ve got a six, almost seven year old son and a 17 month old daughter who enjoys chillin’ with Tyler at daycare when I am at work.
I think we all know what summer means… ROAD CONSTRUCTION! I’ve got to admit the hot temps the last few days have put a pretty long detour in my travels on the “Highway to Health Zone”. Have no fear fellow readers, I think I’ve made it through the “construction”. I scrambled up a couple of eggs Wednesday morning before dropping Emmalyn off at daycare for some play time. She ate most of them. Since I didn’t know I was being held accountable for my food habits until my trip to my FAVORITE chiropractic office I don’t have any picture to post of breakfast. BUT I did snap a picture of lunch, a couple of tacos and a smoothie. I’m sure the shell wasn’t so healthy, but I needed some crunch today.
I know I know you all probably sitting there thinking the same thing I did “spinach in a fruit smoothie? Do your taste buds even work Leah?”. Along with tacos, my kiddo’s wanted a smoothie for their fruit. So you guess it, I threw in some spinach, and you really can’t taste it. It’s become a habit around here as long as Keevan (the 6 year old) doesn’t see me do it. It was strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, a little yogurt, and a banana, I only had frozen fruit so I did need to add a little water and of course I snuck in the spinach. I was a slacker Wednesday when it came to getting any exercise in; I did get in a short walk with a friend and Emmalyn after supper, which was totally yummy! I had a spinach salad, and open face beef. I’d made a roast late last week and this is generally what the left overs turn into. I used whole wheat toast, and resisted the urge to pile on the mashed potatoes and gravy.
I told Kelly, the office manager, Wednesday she could help me with the blogging. She declined, so I told her I would make sure I wrote something about her. She doesn’t read blogs, Facebook, or pin on Pintrest…clearly she gets far more done than a good portion of the population right now! I could really write just about anything and unless Leah ratted me out she’d never know. But just in case she decides to read my debut as a blogger…HEY KELLY!!
This is supposed to be a health blog, Leah does a fabulous job posting work outs, food ideas and other healthy stuff, but what she (and her hubby) neglects to talk about is what they do for everyone else around these parts. I mentioned I made a trip to the chiropractor yesterday. They are dedicated to making sure their patients feel their best! They don’t just adjust you and send you on your merry way, they give you suggestions on how to prevent reinjuring areas, better ways to lift, move or whatever it is you might have done to bring you in to the office. Ice, stretching and water should be your best friend! I informed our friendly doctor yesterday I was doing the door way stretches she told me to( at work I’m on the computer, also am a full time college student= more computer time) So needless to say my posture sucks. Surprised I actually listen to her she sent me home with several more stretches and icing ideas to help keep me feeling top notch. To prove I did them Keevan snapped a couple of pictures, and he wanted to make sure she knew he was doing his stretches to…SEE we listen!!!
Emmalyn trying to help me stretch my neck on my bed
Icing with a water bottle!
Keevan doing his stretches. Emmalyn’s starting to feel left out, she’s never given any stretches.
French toast was requested for breakfast today, just your everyday no fancy recipe needed French toast made with whole wheat bread. I’d already had a protein shake so I just had one piece. We are working on cleaning out the fridge here so it was taco meat again today, I made a taco salad …I think we all know what a taco salad looks like, mine was pretty boring. Spinach, meat, and a little cheese, I also had a couple bites of the fruit salsa I’d made on Father’s day. Pretty easy, 10-15 strawberries, 2 kiwi(no skin) and 1 green apple(Core removed). Toss it in a blender, food processer; whatever you have that will cut/mix up fruit well. We use cinnamon graham crackers to dip with.
My morning workout is probably one you all do but don’t realize you’re doing. First I did laundry squats, this is what do you when you squat down to dig the laundry out of the washer and drier (if you have front loading machines) then you squat down again to put it away in those bottom dresser drawers…let’s see 4 loads of laundry, 3 people’s dressers…I’m sure I did oh at least 20 today since my darling daughter wanted to help take out clothes vs put them away. These are also known to many moms as toy squats you know when it seems like Toys R Us threw up in your living room and you end up being the one who squats down to pick up each and every toy…. Next it was on to the vacuum lunges! My house is a pretty long ranch style house so I’m sure my legs will hurt tomorrow with each time you push the vacuum out go down in a lunge…I’m sure this totally would count as a leg work out. Then the move I dread the most…any one short like me will understand…putting the dishes away stretch…yep you know what I’m talking about when you have those dishes that have to go CLEAR up on the top shelve but you can’t just reach so you have to stretch out as far as you can often resorting to standing on your tip toes. I would say this move is half of a burpee, minus going down into a plank position, I’m sure you could, but watch out so you don’t hit the cupboard on your way down.
I realized last night something was missing from dinner then I remember what it was! I didn’t have an adult beverage! So tonight I’ve got this down! I put the chicken on the grill and had a nice cold glass of UV blue and 7.
I don’t have a deck to stand on to get the full effect but hey you work with whatcha got right?! I toasted the whole wheat bun, put a tiny bit of lite mayo on it and some spinach and then had some raw veggies.
Seasonings I used for the chicken.
For all you Twilight fans, there’s a new trailer out for Breaking Dawn Part 2! I’m pretty sure half the female population (in this area anyways) is counting down the day’s till the movie Magic Mike, staring Channing Tatum starts playing. I can’t comment on books because the only books I’ve been reading lately are textbooks but two movies totally makes up for that right….let’s see what else am I forgetting…..
Out Leah as a bull rider -check
Food pics –check
Work out ideas-check
Give Leah a hard time-DOUBLE CHECK
Comment on new books and movies- check
Channel my inner Lee and the highway to health zone- Check
In the event there’s some lame excuse and no Sunday night posting I tried to make this lengthy enough to get you all your blog fix until Tuesday…just in case. Friday’s are normally my walking/ running mornings so I’d better hit the hay. Several of us also decided swimming laps at 6am was a GRAND idea…either I’ll get in a good cardio work out tomorrow or die trying…we’ll see J
Let me leave you with some thoughts to pounder.
Does anyone else think Tyler’s girlfriends will enjoy looking up these posts and seeing all these cute pictures of him when he gets older? Do you think he will grow up thinking everyone takes pictures of their food before they eat it? Anyone else wonder what Tyler eats, I mean I read about what he has for breakfast once in a while but after that… no idea! All kidding aside, ever notice how it always seems like Lee is cooking/grilling? No wonder the guy needs to take a nap occasionally… Perhaps I need to start sneaking up to softball, volleyball or the gym and snapping some pictures of the pop flies and the errors someone’s making in the outfield or these work outs we always hear about…Could be fun! Most importantly…anyone wanna make bets on if Leah wore her hair up or down for the wedding!? I guess since the cilantro plant didn’t survive the last weekend away, there’s nothing left for me tell you other than, I will have to conspire with the other guest blogger and we’ll have to start getting pictures up of Leah napping, cooking, and whatever else we can come up with. Oh, and for you publisher’s looking to offer me a writing contract, please contact the owner of this blog, she has my contact information.
Oh…by the way…I took the liberty of signing you up for a 5K in October Leah…SURPRISE!!