****Edited to Add – I got my camera cord back and added in photos from the weekend, enjoy!
*** First and foremost, I want to say a big, warm, welcoming hello to a few new readers…welcome and thank you for following me along on this journey…this blogging community is a pretty spectacular one and from the bottom of my heart thank you for your comments and readership, it really means a lot to me 🙂
Happy Monday everyone! And on that note…Happy August! Seriously, where has time gone?! I can’t believe it’s almost (emphasis on the almost 😉 ) the end of summer and we’re nearing fall sooner and sooner. With time slipping by so quickly, it allows me to remind myself to really focus on the present and to remember how good life is right now. I admit, I tend to fantasize and think about the future all too often…whether it be upcoming vacations, holiday’s, birthday’s, anniversary’s, parties…and one very important one to me and my husband, getting pregnant.
When hubby and I decided in January that we’d start trying for a baby this summer, I admit I naively thought it’d be easy for us and that by August we’d have good news to share with everyone. Today on the 1st of August, it leaves me a bit sad to not be where I envisioned 8 months ago being on this day…but it also reminds me to remember how far I’ve come since 3 years ago and that life will only get better from here on out.
This morning, after I had my pity party, I snapped out of it and remembered that life is pretty darn awesome right now, and to remember all I have to be thankful for. I have my health, family, stability, a good job, and more importantly, life. Though I’m not perfect, I take pride in how far I’ve come on this journey to health, and that this journey can only get better with our goals of Getting Ready…, to living the good life, and to having all you amazing readers and bloggers to follow me along for the ride 🙂
So how was everyone’s weekend?! Mine was absolutely great…Saturday was spent with my mom and sister out to lunch and capped it off with fro yo at our fav spot Nubi Yogurt. The rest of the evening was spent at my parents house where we BBQ’ed and had great quality time together…
Lunch at Fresh Choice – salad with tomato pasta salad, peas, carrots, beets, bell peppers, broccoli, green onion, and croutons with Italian balsamic vinaigrette dressing…yes we bring our own salad dressing from home…is that weird 😉
Dessert round #2! Since this was my second sweet treat, I didn’t want to go into a sweet induced coma, so I focused more on the yogurt and less on the toppings…so I just got lil to satisfy my craving for it but not overdo it too much.
Tomato crostini’s courtesy of the hubby…he simply sliced french bread and topped it with a bit of balsamic vinegar, cooked in the oven for a bit, then topped it off with slices of tomatoes, pepper, and salt. I had two of these plus one more.
Before: The hubby and dad’s salmon ready to go on the grill…
Us girls felt like salads so we made one with 1 whole avocado, 3 hard boiled eggs, carrots, green onion, 1/2 can of garbanzo beans, and croutons…
While dinner was cooking we were treated with the most adorable sighting ever in my parents backyard…
More close up shots!
And no pictures from yesterday…I’ve decided that Sunday’s will be my off day from taking pictures and blogging to just focus on quality time with loved ones 🙂 So we got in a quick trip to the gym, ran some errands, came home and I crashed hard…this go go go girl took an hour nap (that’s unheard of for me!). I don’t know what overcame me but I just listened to my body and it wanted a lil cat nap, it sure felt good 🙂
This morning was welcomed with a couple extra hours of sleeping in since today is a rest day from the gym for me. For breakfast I was feeling comfort food and carby goodness so I went with a recent obsession of mine…
Hope you all have a wonderful Monday, and I’ll be back later to insert pictures of my eats from Saturday! 🙂
Questions: Is it hard for you to focus on the present? Do you get caught up in the future of what you want to happen in your life? Do you like to take cat naps?