I'm SO PUMPED to see that so many of you are interested in the FREE Fall Macro Challenge. It seems like you guys are super interested in macros, so I'm glad I'm doing the challenge and hope you find it helpful. The deadline to sign up is Columbus Day (10/8), so make sure you're on the list!
Yesterday morning started bright and early at 5:15 AM. Recently, I've been waking up with Mal to get a jumpstart on work and walk Murphy before he leaves for school. It's one less thing for Mal to worry about in the morning, and it's a nice part of my morning routine. That little pug face is always SO HAPPY for a walk followed by breakfast.
Speaking of breakfast... mine was a delicious overnights oats combo made with So Delicious blueberry dairy-free yogurt, oats, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, unsweetened vanilla Ripple milk (found it at Target), and a big scoop of Teddie Peanut Butter to finish it off. Mmm! It was so tasty and so filling! And, of course, I enjoyed my usual iced coffee mixture (decaf hazelnut + pumpkin spice) with vanilla bean collagen and unsweetened vanilla Ripple milk in my favorite tumbler - perfection!
Quinn is home with me on Mondays (and Fridays), so we always make sure to plan some sort of adventures into our day. He's not the type of kid who likes to just chill at home (either is his Mumma), so we make it a point to get out and about at some point in the day. A coupon arrived in the mail over the weekend for a bonus arcade card + $1 iced coffee at Starland, a local sportsplex, so Quinn and I knew exactly what we wanted to do on Monday! 🙂
The workout at CrossFit was short and sweet - yet effective. Instead of doing barbell deadlifts, I did single-leg deadlifts with #35 dumbbells, which was quite the booty workout. I got 6 rounds + 8 reps.
After CrossFit, we headed right to the arcade! 🙂
Quinn cashed in his tickets for some "gem slime." He was really excited about it!
I cashed in my coupon for a $1 decaf iced coffee at Fuel 53, which is right upstairs at Starland. I just discovered Fuel 53 recently, but it's already become one of my go-to places for iced coffee. I mean, it's amazing that they even serve DECAF iced coffee. It also seems like a great place to work - they have free wifi and lots of outlets, so it might just become one of the places I work when I'm looking for a change of scenery.
Back at home, it was just about time for lunch. I threw together a random fridge bowl with mixed greens, steamed carrots, Cowboy Caviar (from Trader Joe's), and a piece of baked cod.
After lunch, I enjoyed a couple of 3-Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Protein Balls - recipe coming to CNC soon!
Then, it was nap time... or so I thought. Quinn just wasn't tired and kept coming out of his bedroom. He actually suggested napping with Murphy in our bed, so I figured we might as well give it a try. It wasn't likely the two of them would nap together, but, hey, you never know, right? Plus, our usual nap time routine was not working.
Quinn and Murphy giggled in bed for about 20 minutes - just long enough for me to shower and get dressed. After that, I decided to call it quits. Nap time was just not happening. Oh, well. Instead, Quinn got dressed up as Catboy, and we took Murphy for a walk! 🙂
Dinner was a semi-strange, but tasty combination: Garlic hummus + nutritional yeast mixed with butternut noodles.
I finished off the night with Harvest Blend Tea - one of my favorites EVER!
And a cider donut from Hornstra Farms. Delicious!
Question of the Day
When did your little one stop napping?
We're at the point where napping is totally a 50/50 chance, but I have a feeling it's not going to happen much longer!
P.S. If you're in the market for an Instant Pot, Target is having a GREAT deal on the 6 quart one right now!