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It Begins and The Best Lunch Sandwich Ever

Posted Jun 20 2013 8:36am
Hey! It’s Thursday and last night was my last night at work for a whole week! Today marks the beginning of my “Staycation.”  We have a lot of plans for the next week.  The kids are going camping and will be gone from tomorrow to Wednesday.  Must. Stay. Busy.

I woke up today singing a tune by Justin James.  I hope I’m not the only one that has songs stuck in their head as soon as they open their eyes.  The lyrics, “I don’t really think that I wanna be, somebodies idea of what they think I aught to be,” keep playing in my head over and over.  I actually really love that line and think it applies to me in every way.  Want to listen? Well just click right here my dear.

 

Yesterday, I just couldn’t figure out how to get my run in.  Josh ran in the AM, it was way too hot during the day, and the kids couldn’t go to the gym day care because they would have to go while I worked in the evening.  I was kind of stuck.   I actually didn’t get frustrated (which is a good sign I’m improving with my running OCD!) I just decided that since Sunday is my scheduled rest day I would switch my Wednesday and Sunday schedule.  So now I have a 6 mile run planned for Sunday morning.  Works out perfectly. (I did however feel a tid bit of jealousy every time I passed a runner while I was driving.)

I think yesterday I found my new favorite mix of cereal.  Kashi Cinnamon Harvest with Mother Naturals Cinnamon Brown Rice Squares, with almond milk of course.

I spent the day with the kids and taking in as much time as I could before they leave.  Braiden helped Scarlet learn to ride a bike all by herself.  He was so proud of her and I was proud of him for being such a good big brother.  Melts my heart.

Okay… I have to tell you about the best sandwich I made for lunch in a really really long time.  I put Scarlet down for a nap and worked hard of my creation. 

It was seriously amazing. Best food concoction I’ve made in a while.

After the sandwich I went back for more cereal but this time I put it on top of Greek yogurt, a banana, and an apple.  Sweet Tooth Satisfied.

 

Okay, so now I want to pick your brain about vacation.  I’ve always had a love hate relationship with vacation.  Sounds weird, I know.  You save up all this money to go some where special, to relax, to enjoy life, and most of the time… enjoy food.  I got to go to Key West last year for my brother’s wedding and I had a great time and ate a lot of great food. I ran in the mornings, and I got to go to the beach.  But at the same time I felt self conscious and didn’t want any pictures taken of me.

(From my run in Key West)

Every vacation has been the same for me.  I want to have fun and my mind says, “Oh it’s vacation, just eat!” The other part says, “You’re going to feel guilty and after I eat too much I feel miserable.”  I’ve learned to be okay with eating out and eating “unclean” food every once in a while but vacation has always been mentally hard on me. We eat out a lot and I love the experience and getting to try new food because I don’t get to do that very often but at the same time I don’t want to feel guilty and weighed down.

Even now, my brain is debating on digging into the ice cream cake we have in the fridge.  The other part of my brain is saying eat some cereal and go to the gym for your run. I’m going to do my very best with this “staycation” to balance everything out.  Balance out running and eating. Balance going out with fruits and vegetables. I want to have fun and try new things, without feeling guilty and without going crazy and stuffing myself every single night. Life balance is getting very easy for me.  Now, let’s tackle vacation balance.

Question: Do you eat whatever you want on vacation?

How do you balance everything? 

Any vacations planned for this summer?

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