Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Germ factory

I'm home again (just the morning this time - Michael is taking the afternoon shift so I can hit up an important meeting at work) with a sick boy. Have you ever noticed that kids are little germ factories? Well, they are. I know you're devastated not to have a traditional bathroom photo shoot, so I'll tide you over with a few pictures of my little germ farm - Nick.

Who doesn't want to get pulled on a sleigh & wear a fabulous birthday headband/hat on his birthday?

His face looks a lot like this pouty one today, but with copious amounts of snot running down his face. You're welcome for that visual.

This guy has serious attitude, and a penchant for accessories. And chubby cheeks. He gets them from his mama, obviously. :-)
Yesterday I didn't have a real workout, as I had my first physical therapy appointment in the morning & a personal training appointment in the afternoon. I did have to squeeze some work in around that, so there wasn't time for anything more than what we did during my training sessions. The first personal training session involved a lot of conversation about my goals, taking measurements, and getting a body fat estimation. Oh joy. Let's just say that I'll continue to work on my fitness - it's clearly needed.

The trainer did show me some pool workouts, so I probably eeked out 10 total minutes of cardio yesterday, plus 10 minutes of strength training exercies for my legs as part of my physical therapy.

I had a good eating day yesterday - lots of vegetables & healthy proteins, & stuck to my calorie goal for the day.

  • Breakfast - coffee, fruit, sauteed spinach & egg on a bagel thin
  • Snack - homemade protein ball
  • Lunch - light chef's salad + peach protein smoothie + pear
  • Snack - carrots & hummus
  • Dinner - edamame + 1/2 serving tomato soup + mini burger with tomato & mustard
We're having guests this weekend, and I've been doing a lot of prep to get the house ready. How do the projects just seem to creep up? My big tasks this week: cleaning up our spare bedroom, & organizing our laundry/room pantry - the room is pretty big, so it seems to collect random odds and ends from the rest of the house.

Are you working on any house projects? What's on your current list of things you'd like to do?


  1. Oh boy, we are ALWAYS in state of "working on the house". We bought our houses thinking it was 100% perfect and then have systematically gone room by room changing every last detail. So I feel your pain!

    I'm excited to hear about your journey with the personal trainer, I've always been interested in becoming one, so I'm looking forward to how it works out for you.

  2. Aw poor little guy.. hope he feels better soon!

  3. I don't think we'll ever finish working on the house, it's endless!

    I hope your little one is feeling better soon!

  4. Gosh, I remember when I lived at home with 8 other siblings and we were sick ALL the time (no joke, it just cycled). Do not miss that!

  5. I think working on a house seems so EXCITING!! right now, just as lame apartment renter, it's really hard to feel committed to any decorating, knowing its not permanent. So for now, I just like adding framed art to the wall in our living room. We add one or two pieces a year :)

  6. I'm just catching up on your blog, what happend to your foot?! Poor thing!

    I had surgery 2 weeks ago & can't run for 4 more weeks. YIKES! I'm totally stressing that I will be incredibly out of shape by then, & ...I've been eating no great...double trouble.

    I hope you had a great time in Vegas!