Thursday, July 14, 2016

Keep Running

I've mentioned this in other posts. My days are so busy and so much fun.

These guys are the best things that have ever happened to me (and my hubby). My goal is to make each day as fun and exciting as I can. That doesn't always mean to be out of the house and make them run all over the place. Sometimes, it's watching a movie on a hot day and eating ice cream as they play in the little kid pool in the backyard. 

I use to blog when Shane would nurse. Now that he only eats three times a day from me and only for about 5 minutes each time (otherwise, I;m on the move), I'm a very busy mom of 2 boys under 3. I'm loving every single second (even the potty training seconds that will start this weekend). 

My life is getting busier and busier as Shane eats less and runs around with Lars more (he's getting very close to doing that in his own). I'm going to take a break from my blog, for now. I will be still posting on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Follow me there and stay up to date on my body after baby, workouts, the boys and my food!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Making the car seat life easier

Lulabloc was so kind to send me some products to try out (to make my mommy life a little easier). Anything that can make my life easier, I'm up for trying out. I can't wait for Lars to be old enough to use this. It help keeps the seat belt up, so Lars can buckle himself in. What an awesome idea!

They also sent me something for Shane to use. There are pros and cons to this one. It's great because it's magnetic and holds the seat belt out of the way, so it's easier to put Shane in his seat and makes it a lot faster. 

The con is that Shane loves to pick at things until he gets it (or he cries until you give it to him or hide it from him). These are attached by little pins, that I feel, he could easily work at and pull off. It's a good idea though. 

We are always going somewhere and whatever makes my life a little easier, I'm up for! My boys love all the trips we take (not usually too far away). 

It's almost time for our next adventure. We are going to play in water with some friends today.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Loving yoga lately!

I know I've been MIA for a while. Summer time is super busy in my house. If the boys are awake, we are out of the house. If they're sleeping, I'm trying to catch up on things around the house. I love this time of year! But, the good news is that I've been working out still (I don't plan on stopping). 

I still run, usually with the boys, and we end up at the park. They love going on runs with me and they make the time pass by so quickly. 

I've also been doing yoga now too. The nice people at Aurorae sent me some awesome products o try out.

This time of year, I'm always in sandals and these are pretty comfy. 

Their mat is the best. It's so thick and cushy (buy not too cushy that you loose your balance). They have so many patterns to choose from too. 

As I mentioned before, summer is super busy here and my boys are always involved in my life. Here's Lars testing out Aurorae's beach towel. It's huge! I have dried off Lars, Shane and myself (all at one time) from playing in the water in the backyard. Soft towels are a huge plus with little guys.

Aurorae has some great products to try out. If not saying this because they sent me the products for free, they are honestly wonderful products!

It's almost time for the boys to wake up and head out to swim practice for Lars. 

Friday, June 24, 2016

Summer running

I am loving this weather! It's cool in the morning (perfect for running/working out) and hot in the late afternoon (perfect for indoor playing/cool dinners). 

On Tuesday, I got in my second run (& I took the boys)! It feels good to run with them. Pushing the stroller makes the workout a full body workout.

This dinner was the perfect meal on a very hot evening. It's nice and cool and tastes great! All four of us loved it! Win, win, win, win!!!!

The boys and I try to spend as much time outside as possible, while its cool. We've been going to parks.

And of course, splash pads (this one was unexpected). That's why Lars isnt in the swim gear. 

Isn't summer time great?!?

This morning, I got up early and ran alone. I'm finally listening to podcasts. I'm  so behind on it too! I love it and it makes my runs go by so fast! Another run (with th boys) is part of my plan for this morning. I'm just going to do loops, because I have a friend coming over.

How do you stay cool during the summer? What's your favorite summer dish?

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Keeping those legs moving

It's been pretty hot here lately (102). So, we play outside all morning, until lunch. And after nap, we stay indoors (unless we have an errand to run). Yesterday was spagetti play time. It was mainly for Shane (Lars had a coloring activity), but they both loved it so much!

I love my family! Aren't we cute?!?

After my run yesterday morning (& I got the boys fed and dressed), I took them out for my second run of the day. On the way back, we had a stop at the park to stretch their legs. It was so hot out there! This is the temp when we got home!

Ugh! I'm already ready for fall! It's the only time I can take them on my runs & they love doing it!

What's the weather like where you are? What time do you workout?

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Pounding the pavement again

After resting a little (aka sleeping for an extra 25 minutes), I was able to get my sleepy butt out the door this morning. I couldn't get my eyes to stop watering. It looked like I was full on crying. I love running while the sun is on the rise!

After I got a few things done yesterday morning (& some sleep), I took the boys out for a very sweaty 3.5 mile run. They weren't hot, just me doing all the work, so they could get a nice breeze.

I've been so busy lately because I was planning a surprise 50th anniversary party for my parents. Family was in town and the next day was Father's Day. I think everyone had fun!

I have so much food in my fridge and even more dessert on my counters. It's very important I log as many miles in as possible!

How do you stay on track when you are so busy?

Monday, June 13, 2016

Enjoying (running) life!

Over the weekend, I was able to get out with the boys and go for a nice, warm run. This morning, it happened again (sans kids). I really love seeing the sun rise through the trees at the park behind my house. I love being the only one in the park in the mornings. It's like I have the entire place to myself!

My entire family, was able to get out and played at this awesome park. They had two playgrounds, chickens, horses and tons of grass to run on. All of us loved it!

I guess you can say that I've been enjoying all aspects of and running! I love this time of year and love being outside see it all!

How do you enjoy life?