Back to the Small and Simple Things

Well it was a LONG and busy week but oddly I feel more rested and relaxed. I think a lot of it was because I didn’t put all the crazy extra stress I normally put on myself every day during the break so it felt like I was LIVING and LOVING life. So I guess since it was Spring Break – I gave myself a BREAK. ūüėČ ¬†I need to do that more often and am trying to refocus my life and my priorities. This week is dedicated to getting my routines back on track- aka FlyLady¬†style like I have mentioned before. I have been reminded lately from reading the book¬†The Compound Effect¬† (I downloaded to my iBooks app and read every chance I get)- ¬† it is the small and simple things we do every day that make a HUGE difference in our lives.

So today¬†I got back to those small things that make a big difference and that I have been putting off (and even dreading doing) – ¬†picking up little things around the house and putting them in their rightful place, cleaned out the fridge and my pantry so I can plan a menu and grocery list for the next 2 weeks, got all the trash from the house out for trash day, put away laundry that had been piling up, ¬† finally got to work on and finish my Spring Break post :), cooked a healthy dinner that my family loved, had the whole family help clean the kitchen after dinner to make lighter work, had Family Night and a treat, and I shined my sink, laid out my workout stuff for tomorrow and did my bedtime routine before heading to bed. ¬† My To-Do list is still a mile long…….but I know that doing small and simple things each day really make a BIG difference!


Today’s Fire Bites:¬†

1 tsp of PB on the way to the gym – 1

**Boot Camp class with another sub – I sure miss Monica!!! +10

another tsp of PB before running errands and heading into the grocery store – 1

while at HEB I decided to pick up a My Fit Foods breakfast meal for my hubby and I to try – it wasn’t too bad! – 8


snack – 5

snack – tried these while dinner was cooking – 4

dinner -homemade BBQ sloppy joes (I ate mine on 1 piece of Sara Lee 45 calorie bread instead of a bun) and green beans as a side – 5


For Family Night per the kids request I made our WW oatmeal cookies into chocolate cookies by adding cocoa powder and a few chocolate chunks Рthey were soooo yummy!!!!!  Р15



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About Carman

36 year old military wife of 18 years and stay at home mom to 4 incredible kids (3 girls ages 17, 11, 11 and our son is 6). After my 4th, and final baby, I decided I wanted to be more active, healthier, happier, and to be an example to my kids. I joined Weight Watchers and started using the Points Plus program to learn portion control, moderation, and develop healthier habits. I also used the dietSNAPS app to track my meals and it was such a life changer for me to literally *see* what I was putting in my body! Cyndi, Lexy and I created this blog to be accountability partners and that has been a huge key to this journey! I love to cook and I love converting my favorite recipes into a healthier version for my family to enjoy! I love the after effects of exercising :) I love challenging myself to fitness goals to change things up and in doing so I have run numerous 5K/10K's, several half marathons, one full 26.2 marathon, and a Tough Mudder. I love circuit training, weight training, and running sprints. My goal is to inspire others to take their health seriously, and to show how small changes can lead to big results.

One thought on “Back to the Small and Simple Things

  1. Cyndi

    I love My Fit Foods!! Were those the breakfast tacos? Glad you had a fun and relaxing spring break…you needed it!


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