Days 18 and 19

Day 18

Breakfast

Omelette – red onion and spinach. These are things I try to keep stocked in my fridge now at all times!

Workout

Good workout with Baby Boot Camp (Los Angeles – Culver City and Marina Del Rey) at the Helms Bakery location. We did a series that we rotated on – twists, biceps, wall sit, leg lifts, crunches, walking push-ups (I’m not sure what they are called), ran, then started them over again. Also did lunges and planks.  I am not a great runner, and in class I’m usually the slowest. I try to keep the mentality that it doesn’t matter if I’m slow, just as long as I finish!

My daughter Aria was not very energetic that day, probably because she barely napped over the weekend since we were so busy. In the pic below, I’m wearing Runyon Canyon Apparel Signature Logo Running Shirt, available online at runyon.co.

Lunch

I still had burger meat in my fridge. The same burgers I made on Days 13 and 14. I should have been more creative with the ground sirloin, but I was lazy. I found some cool new Paleo recipe sites recently – Paleo Newbie, The Paleo Mom, and PaleOMG, which will inspire new recipes.

Dinner

My aunt came to visit (yay), and we went to California Chicken Cafe for dinner. I ordered my usual favorite, Chinese Chicken Salad, but had to eat around the chow mein noodles and pasta. I completely forgot to ask them to exclude those items when I ordered. Oops. It was still tasty and satisfying.

Day 19

Breakfast

Today was a boring fruit day. Not pictured is the banana my daughter was supposed to but didn’t eat. She has become such a picky eater lately. I miss the days she would happily eat a banana every single day. I also ate a hard boiled egg. I really should start cooking them the proper way, using a pin to poke through the shell before cooking. The egg I ate looked less than appetizing, that’s why the photo is of the egg still in the shell.

Workout

Worked out at Playa Vista today. There was a new mom to Baby Boot Camp, who found out about it through her friend who attends. They both met one another at Mama Needs a Drink, a mom’s group with babies under 12 months old. I love the community of moms built through these various groups. I’ve met so many new and wonderful people in the past 16 months. Motherhood has opened up my circle of friends ten-fold!

Today, our goal was to do a total of 100 of the following. I don’t know how many I actually made it to. I think it was 75. Melinda took a video of me doing burpees. I’m afraid to see it.

Here is a pic of the awesome trainers of Baby Boot Camp, Melinda and Elizabeth, with me and Aria. They are inspiring!

Lunch

My lunch today was really yummy. It was the garlic shrimp leftovers from day 17. I sauteed some spinach and had a side of broccoli slaw. I better finish that bag of slaw soon, because I think it’s going bad.

Dinner

Dinner was inspired by this recipe from paleomg.com. I didn’t have mahi-mahi, so I used the rockfish I bought on sale at Albertson’s. I made the salsa a few days ago, thinking I was going to cook this earlier. I chopped up the cauliflower by hand yesterday (I don’t have a food processor), so today all I had to do was combine and cook everything. It didn’t take long, and it was delicious. Presentation ain’t so bad either. 🙂

Flattered

The moms that were in class today told me they are following my personal fitness challenge. I am flattered they are following and thankful they told me. Sometimes I feel like I’m just writing to myself, but knowing other people are reading helps me stick with it and work harder. Sticking to things has been a big challenge of mine. In the past, I would start things and then stop, or just get lazy or overwhelmed. Now, I’ve learned to stop, take things slow, and be patient if I want to see results. This is applicable not just to working out, but to a lot of other things in life. Today, my daughter finally learned how to blow bubbles with our Gymboree bubble wand. I’ve been showing her for awhile, and today the bubbles actually formed. Both her and I were thrilled. It was the cutest thing, and something that I will remember. It’s amazing how much I’ve learned and changed after becoming a mom.