Well this week went by in a blur! That whole “time flies when you’re having fun” rings so true, doesn’t it? As I mentioned before, the kids were out of preschool this week for Spring Break so we spent lots of time together. It came at the perfect time too. I needed as much time as possible to unplug and de-stress this week. For as many highs as this week had, there were also some lows.
You see, we also started doing some planning on finally getting big house projects done so we can seriously open up the option of moving. This house and the time it takes fPeter away rom my family to do the work? Gives me so much stress and anxiety. I think “time flies when you’re crazy stressed” also applies. Thanks to Molly and Tracey for sharing here on the blog this week to allow me more of a break. In fact, I foresee these two features becoming more staple parts of the blog to allow more of a mental and time break for me. It’s needed again right now. So let me know in an email if you’re interested in being a part of either the Fit Friends or Bootcamper of the Week features.
Enough rambles. Let’s focus on the good. The fun side of this week. And top it off with a giveaway. Game? I sure hope so.
On Monday, the sun greeted us and we had some perfect park weather. Without hesitation, I got the kids in the car as quickly as possible to go and spend as much time as possible outdoors breathing in the fresh air, running, jumping, sliding, swinging, laughing, and playing. I even skipped my post workout shower to get outdoors ASAP. It’s been too dreary here lately, so this day was a much appreciated gift.
Speaking of dreary…by Wednesday afternoon the clouds and gloom and chill came rolling back in. So what do you do on vacation when you can’t play outside?
You cuddle up with popcorn and a movie, of course! Makenzie chose Happy Feet, which I had forgotten how cute that little Mumble is. And that’s about all I saw of the little guy too since they were done and wanting to run around, color, do puzzles, etc after all of 30 minutes. No rest for the weary.
Another highlight from the week? Sneaking out when Peter had to work from home on Wednesday for a four mile run. It was a lot chillier and windier than I expected…and I had only slept for about 1.5 hours the night before (stress = insomnia for me like whoa)…but I knew I needed that “me time”. I’m telling you – viewing workouts as “me time” gives that much more motivation. It helps me #beamazing. Or at the very least less tired cranky.
Amidst spending all that time with Makenzie and Braedon, I also felt a craving to spend a LOT of time with God this week. I had my little key chain of notecards with Bible verses in my hand 24/7 it felt like.
I write verses on mini notecards as I come across them in my devotionals, studies, sermons, or Bible reading time. Then I can flip through things as needed for a reminder of God’s love and promises and to gain strength. I highly suggest trying this.
I also highly suggest trying these.
I’ve been flipping (ha!) for these new Chobani Flips. They come in quite a few delicious flavors and the addition of toppings makes the Chobani goodness all the better.
- Key Lime Crumble – graham cracker crumbs & white chocolate chips + key lime yogurt
- Strawberry Sunrise – honey oats + strawberry yogurt
- Almond Coco Loco – toasted almonds & dark chocolate + coconut yogurt (THE BEST!!!)
- Raspberry Choco Fix – dark chocolate morsels + raspberry yogurt
- Honey Bee Nana – bananas + honey yogurt
- Vanilla Golden Crunch – honey oats & praline pecans + vanilla yogurt
They are tasty and have been a regular snack this week. Good thing the kids have their Champions Tubes so I don’t have to share. BUT…I guess I can share with YOU.
That’s right – a giveaway! You have the chance to #tastereal with these Chobani Flip yogurt combos when you enter a giveaway for a prize package including an assortment of the Chobani Flip flavors. Giveaway will run through Tuesday April 9 11:59 pm EST. Open to US residents only (sorry, international friends!). Enter through Rafflecopter below and good luck!
Disclosure: I received the Chobani Flips free for review from Chobani. No other compensation was given and the opinions are 100% my own. They are mighty tasty and I want to spread the love to you. Please review my Disclosure Policy for additional information.