Someone is 6 weeks old!

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This week I had my 6 week postpartum checkup and everything looked good. I have 15 lbs to lose – let the games begin! I took that as my kickstart to getting back to the gym as much as I can. I even had 2 days in a row of early morning workouts before the day began and it felt great!  I have a lot of work to do! It is going to take a while to get back to my running speed. Out of all the pregnancies – this one I ran the least and stopped the earliest. I did much more strength training. I’m not super interested in running right now either – I prefer the short heavy lifting workouts with running spurts thrown in!

We have had humid and hot weather.  These curls are real!
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And this is what the pool looks like for me – with a baby carrier too.
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I have this post in mind about how we are poisoning our kids. Kids meals at restaurants?
Handing out cheese at the deli counter?
Then a lollipop handout everywhere there are kids Yellow 6. Red 3.  Blue 1.   What are we doing to our kids?
This came about after I took the kids out to lunch for K’s 5th birthday.
I’ll be posting on that soon hopefully.

On a good note, K had her first sweet & sassy experience/haircut!
She didn’t get hair until she was 2, so at 5 this was the first time she needed a haircut!

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She loved it!

Meal planning week! Last week’s treats were making some raw-nola that didn’t turn out and adding coconut oil and making them into raw muffins that are awesome for breakfast. The ingredients were pecans, oatmeal, and dates. I must have processed this mixture too long!  But it was a good mistake 🙂

Additionally I made the cookies of Happy Healthy Life’s cookies and cream ice cream to add to the ice cream I already made by Minimalist Baker. We had some zucchini, cucumbers and strawberries and lots of basil from our garden this week!
The husband is traveling this week, so I have grandmas staying with me most of the week and we’ll see about the menu 🙂
Going to try my vegan recipes on my mom 🙂


Sunday – kebobs on the grill, beans, mac & cheese and this yummy Minimalist Baker Caesar Salad

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Monday – Panzanella salad (one of my faves) with tomatoes, cukes, croutons and mahi mahi tacos

Tuesday- Quesadillas with chicken, nachos & Queso & cheese and rice

Wednesday – Soba noodles with vegan red pepper sauce (below: this sauce was AWESOME) and portabellos
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Thursday- Minimalist Baker Falafel with pasta fagioli.

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Wow. I can’t wait until her cookbook comes out in November. Her recipes are AMAZING!

Friday -out to dinner for B’s b’day! easy meal for the kids.

Saturday – Chicken Parm (that a friend made for the fam!)

What are you cooking this week?


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