My morning started extra-early today. About 3 hours early in fact, when a hyperventilating Emily walked into my room at 4AM saying her tummy hurt. Over the course of the next 3 hours she cried and freaked out pretty much constantly, complaining about her ear popping, tummy hurting and not being able to breathe through her nose. I suspect she has a low-grade ear infection. I finally got her back to sleep around 7, just in time for Charlotte to wake up. I tried to convince Charlotte that it would be super-fun to lay down with Mommy in bed for a bit, but she was not buying it. It was breakfast time.
Mine had to include my new peanut flour.
|Banana oatmeal with peanut flour, topped with Ezekiel cereal|
I didn't send Emily to preschool due to her rocky morning, however I had no choice but to take both girls with me to the tire store because I had to get my tire fixed before it became totally flat and stranded me somewhere. While we waited I pushed the girls in the stroller (so Emily could rest) over to Wal Mart and then to Common Market. Unfortunately, my tire needed to be completely replaced and it looks like my others aren't doing too well either. After owning my car for less than 2 years and only just having hit 20,000 miles I am NOT pleased that my tires are practically falling off. I HAD to have the leaking tire replaced because I did not feel like continuing to run to a gas station to re-inflate it every 8 hours, but I plan to have words with the dealership before I replace the rest of them. Maybe (hopefully) they are still under warranty.
Over the course of my morning I got woefully little caffeine into my system, so as soon as I got home I whipped myself up a double shot of espresso to get rid of my encroaching headache.
|Fixed me right up|
|Leftover mac and cheese|
My first snack:
|1/2 container of cottage cheese with raspberry juice-sweetened jelly|
|Nature's Path juice-sweetened millet rice flakes topped with raisins, walnuts, and coconut milk|
After my snack I packed up the girls and took a 3-minute drive to the gym for Bodypump. I got to stay for the entire time! I can really tell I've been missing the lunge, shoulder and ab tracks...I'm much weaker in those areas. After class I got to chat with my friend Kim for awhile, then I took the girls home and whipped up dinner as fast as I could because we were fast approaching Charlotte's bedtime. Have I mentioned that I love Costco's bagged frozen stir-fry veggies? Because I do. They make stir-fry prep so fast and easy.
|Veggies and scallop sautée over whole wheat noodles|
|Theo 70% dark chocolate with dried cherries and almonds|