Good morning! Happy Hump Day!
I visited my new nephew, Matthew, yesterday afternoon. He’s only a day older since the last time I saw him, but he’s already so different. The first day I saw him when he was only 24 hours old, he just slept and didn’t do much. Yesterday, though, he had his eyes open, he was squirming around, and he even sneezed a few times. He’s so cool.
Four generations: My sister, Mom, Grammie, and Matthew!
My mom and I brought lunch to my sister’s house yesterday and kept it simple with make-your-own-sandwiches. My sister and her husband have barely slept since Matthew was born, so we wanted to make things as easy as possible for them. We also stocked their fridge with lots of delicious food, so they don’t need to do too much cooking in the coming days while they try to get into a routine with Matthew and begin to adjust to their new life.
When I got home from visiting Matthew, I had a major craving for chocolate chip cookie dough, so I got a little creative in the kitchen and whipped up a gluten-free and egg-free batch using almond butter, almond flour, honey, vanilla extract, and white chocolate chips. It turned out so well and totally satisfied my craving—I just ate it straight from the bowl! Mmm!
- 2 heaping tbsp creamy almond butter
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 2 tbsp chocolate morsels
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1-2 tsp honey
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
Directions: Combine ingredients in a small bowl. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Grab a spoon and enjoy!
At CrossFit yesterday, the Skill part of our workout was selecting a goal for July, writing it on the Goal Board, and then working on it for 15 minutes. I picked a Muscle Up.
I’ve made some decent progress this year with many of my CrossFit skills, but the Muscle Up is just something I haven’t worked on at all. It actually sort of scares me, and, for some reason, I think it’s totally out of my reach, which definitely won’t help me achieve this goal. I figured if I set this goal and aimed high, I’d spend a lot of time working on it and maybe not get a Muscle Up in July, but make enough progress that I will in August or September. I think half the battle is committing to a new goal and actually working at it, so, hopefully, I’ll make some progress in the coming months.
Questions of the Day
Do you have a niece/nephew? Any tips for being a kick-ass aunt?
What are your goals for July?
CrossFitters: Any tips for muscle ups?