Anyone else feeling totally overwhelmed? I know us FLF girls are. I’m personally giving up precious minutes of sleep to do this post because I felt it was a little ridiculous that it’s been almost a month since I’ve posted. So with a pile of unfolded laundry pushed over onto my husband’s side of the bed (who is not here), I will try to make this short and quick so I can try and get some sleep before my baby, who refuses to be sleep trained, wakes me up to feed him!
So where have I been the last month (23 days to be exact)? Uh, nowhere. But, I did have my brother, his wife, and their 2 daughters staying with us for 2 1/2 weeks, so I blame them for me being too distracted to post. It was so fun having them here. Here are some highlights from their trip:
My niece was baptized in my sister Michelle’s pool.
It was such a cool and intimate family experience to have that I hope to also be able to do for my boys!
There was lots of eating out, so my brother could get all his Utah food fixes.
Went on a few hikes to burn off all the food we were eating.
Cole graduated from Preschool.
I finished my first phase of P90X2 and made my niece join in for one of my workouts.
Then almost killed her by making her a post-workout protein shake with SOY protein that she is apparently allergic to, no bueno!
They left to go back home on Father’s Day, boo, we’ll miss you! Missed Daddy on Father’s Day, but got to spend the day with Papa.
Monday my Mom, Cole, Cruz, and I left for a trip to Disneyland. We stopped in Vegas on the way down and stayed at The Trump Hotel again. Cole had a blast in the bath tub! I also started my 90-day challenge with the Body by Vi shakes with Lexy and Carman. Since I was going out of town, I packed my shaker cup and shake powder and did the best I could. My mom and I were really good with our food choices, as you’ll see in the pictures below, we really only had “junk food” once. We packed healthy snacks like apples, bananas, carrots, celery, nuts, and Balance Bars. When we ate out we choose chicken salads, Chipotle burrito bowls, veggies and hummus, egg white omelets, etc. I brought my yoga mat, but was only able to do it Monday night after we got to the hotel. The other days were too jam packed, but I’m pretty sure I burned a few calories walking all over Disneyland for 2 days!
We drove to Anaheim on Tuesday and checked into the Disneyland Hotel. We gave Cole the choice of either going to the pool or going to the park and he chose the pool (he didn’t realize until the next day the choice he really made!).
We woke up early Wednesday to try to get into the park early to ride the Radiator Springs Racers ride in the new Cars Land. We didn’t make it early enough and ended up going in with everyone else. It didn’t matter though because Mommy was smart enough to go into the single rider line which was half the wait time as the regular line and we still ended up being able to ride together. We met up with my friend Sarah and her cute boy Calum. Sarah’s husband Cameron works as a manager in Flo’s V8 Cafe in Cars Land, so they know Disneyland in and out. It was awesome to have her as our tour guide because we ended up going on tons of rides I wouldn’t have even thought to go on. Plus she took us to the best places to eat so it was seriously like the best day. We ended up staying out late to see the World of Color Water Show and just when I thought Cole was going to totally lose it with exhaustion he surprised me with a second wind and we didn’t get back to the hotel until 11pm.
Thursday morning I woke up early (with Cruz) and was waiting like a little kid for Cole to get up so we could go back to the park. We rode a few more rides and then drove out to my Uncle Tom’s to get our teeth cleaned. We stayed the night in Vegas again.
Drove home Friday, so glad to be home. Talk about a long freaking week. But oh was it soooo much fun and I’m so glad we were able to do it. Headed straight for my Magic Bullet for a Green Vi Smoothie!
In case you were wondering, this is pretty much where Cruz was the entire trip…
I weighed myself on Saturday obviously because I couldn’t on my usual Friday. I lost another 1.6 pounds for a total weight loss of 35 pounds in the last 3 months. I’m super happy with my progress and I’m going to keep on keeping on!!
This weekend was chill and my menu’s consisted of Vi shakes, Balance Bars, Trader Joe’s nuts and cranberries mix, a chicken gyro in a Flatout bread, some WW oatmeal cookies, and delicious mahi mahi with mango salsa (I’ll post the recipe tomorrow). I also got to go to hot yoga on Saturday and wore my heart rate monitor to see how many calories I burn. It was over 700!!
It seems like the craziness never ends. There is always something to be done. I’m learning that I really have to prioritize what needs to be done and what can be put aside in order to not completely lose it. I’m excited to keep on my 90 day challenge with the Body by Vi shakes and start Phase 2 of P90X2 tomorrow. I will also be embarking on the adventure of finding a house in Austin and moving back within the next month. Oh joy! The fun never ends!