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Blueberry Attack!


Monday, June 24, 2013

I made a batch of the featured blueberry muffin recipe on sparkrecipe.com. They were really good and incredibly filling. I made them yesterday thinking I would have something different for breakfast this week. I was super excited. However, my husband thought I made them to serve as dessert at our cookout last night. I managed to squirrel away one for this morning at least before they were completely consumed. Everybody loved them! Even my brother, who looked at me a little skeptically when I told him they were a healthier version, loved them.

So I had my blueberry muffin this morning and then I had my blueberry greek yogurt. I didn't even realize I switched it up this week and bought the blueberry yogurt instead of the strawberry. It's not a big deal but I still thought it was funny when I reached into my lunch bag this morning--"Oh wow! More blueberries!!!"

The cookout last night was fun. It was just my twin brother, his girlfriend, and two of our friends. My husband and I grilled porkchops with asparagus and sweet potatoes. I made sure to prepare my porkchop since my husband tends to be a little heavy handed with the Adobe seasoning. I asked that he not put a lot of Adobe on the pork since pork is naturally salty. He got all defensive and said he liked the seasoning and he'd prepare them the way he wanted to prepare them. But then he said he would set a piece aside for me to prepare the way I wanted it. He sounded a little snarky about it, like he was challenging me but once he saw that I was serious and taking the time to prepare mine with less salt he calmed down. I guess he realized how important my nutrition has become and decided to be supportive.

I am super tired today. My son has decided that he wants to go to sleep at 9:30 now which is an hour past my bedtime (I get up at 4am for work). I hope I can get him to sleep at a decent time tonight so I can get some sleep, but we'll see.

I'm proud of myself though because I didn't let the fact that I'm exhausted keep me from the gym today. I pushed it out during our TRX class. I just had to make some coffee to get me through the afternoon but at least I'm feeling good about my progress. There was a new girl in class today and she kept watching me to see how the moves were supposed to be performed. It was cool. It helped motivate me; I wanted to make sure I was doing everything right for her benefit and showing effort. She looked impressed which made me feel....weird. I mean, I'm flattered but at the same time i remember being in her shoes a few months ago. I was so overwhelmed and now...It's just surreal!

I'm also proud of myself for logging into my team (Parents of Infants under 2) almost everyday to update my post for the June Challenge. It has really helped me stay consistent and accountable this month. I may try to do something similar every month. I may not have money to purchase my June reward (Stepper plus DVD) but I'll have to figure out a way to reward myself well otherwise. I'm doing so well!!!

Happy Monday!!
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_LINDA 6/25/2013 1:02AM

    emoticon Great fitness and way to work your food and stand up for yourself! I absolutely love blueberries! They are the number 1 fruit in my morning smoothie and I regularly coax my Mom into making me wild blueberry flax muffins as she is always giving me muffins. She has always cut way back on the sugar, but thanks to me now uses whole wheat flour and ground flax flour. Sometimes you can influence others with healthy choices.
Keep up the amazing work!! You are doing fabulous!

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LAILA07 6/24/2013 2:19PM

    Sounds like a delicious recipe with the blueberry muffins. Yummy!

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REFFIE1 6/24/2013 2:13PM

    Well done! Now, I feel like a blueberry muffin! Good for you for sticking to your guns about the salt on your meat. You need to take care of you. I am so glad the June challenge was useful for you. emoticon

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1EMMA2011 6/24/2013 1:57PM

    Really really proud of you. You are doing great. Good for you for surrounding yourself with proper support. I feel this is critical for young mothers.

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TEASPOONOFMEL 6/24/2013 1:50PM

    emoticon I love blueberry muffins, I'll have to check out that recipe. Good job sticking to your guns and making smart choices! Keep it up!

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