I’m Back! and Babble Reads

Sure enough, after my night of Mexican food and a Negro Modelo, I got my groove back. I really credit the cardio strength class I had lined up. It’s what motivated me to eat a good breakfast.

wiaw- breakfast

2 scrambled eggs with salsa on Ezekiel toast, 1.5 slices of bacon and 1/2 a pear

I eat my main breakfast with Hailey around 8:00am, so I usually need a little snack when I first get up at 6:00am.

wiaw- juice plus gummies

1/2  banana, Juice Plus gummies and coffee

Juice Plus is back in my life! But more abut that another day. Where was I? Oh yeah… cardio strength class. It kicked. My. Butt. in the best way.

cardio strength

I tend to start thinking I’m pretty strong and fit, then a class like this humbles me and I wake up in the morning aching from shoulders to calves.

But, the class worked. It hit my reset button and I left with renewed vigor for health and longing to fill my stomach with the good stuff.

wiaw- lunch

Mixed baby kale and greens with homemade tuna salad, carrots, brown rice chips and hummus.

I love this hummus sampler I found at Whole Foods. It cost about the same as one package of Sabra.

wiaw- rice chips

Midafternoon called for a snack.

wiaw- blue diamond chobani bite

Handful of Blue Diamond almonds and Chobani Bite

Have you tried the new Chobani bites? Hailey loved the fig and orange zest, but I am partial to this coffee with dark chocolate. It has real chunks of dark chocolate in the yogurt and makes for a great afternoon pick-me-up! It held me over until dinner.

wiaw- dinner salad

Romaine blend, black beans, avocado, tomatoes, feta, jalapenos and spicy shrimp with buffalo ranch

By far, one of my favorite salads. I licked my plate clean just so I wouldn’t waste any buffalo ranch.

And now,for your reading pleasure, Babble is hosting a Best of Blogs contest and the posts chosen will be part of an e-book or possibly a printed book. I nominated two of my posts that are most dear to me-

Learning to Ask for Help


How to Raise a Healthy Eater in 10 Easy Steps

No pressure to click ‘like’, but if you feel so inclined, I’d appreciate your support!

Also, check out some other great posts from my mom friends

Boobs: The Obligatory Breastfeeding Post by Presley

Learning to Love my Mom Body by Madeline

Giving Thanks for Perspective by Katie

Fitting in Exercise as a New Mom by Jen

The Final Feeding by Emily

We Survived Colic One Bounce at a Time by Hallie

It Took 9 Months to Put it On by Maria

Banishing the Baby Bulge by Amanda

I Refuse to Call my One-Year-Old a Toddler by Ashley

Whew- lots of good reads there! Let’s in on a Hailey selfie that she took before bed last night, just because it makes me laugh.

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Have a wonderful (What I Ate) Wednesday!



  1. Ashl says

    I would love a post on Juice Plus. One of the nurses I work with swears by it — her OBGYN recommends it to all his pregnant patients and none who have taken it have had preeclampsia.

  2. says

    I think you’ve inspired me to actually take a class at the gym today instead of hanging out on the treadmill with Violets of March. I find that working out and eating healthy are mutually exclusive. When I do one, it’s so much easier to do the other.

    Good luck in the Babble contest! Those were both great posts that I will need to refer back to in the (distant) future.
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  3. says

    Everything looks delicious! I received the other two Bites flavors, but have only tried the Chocolate Raspberry–YUM!–which is strange though, because the Caramel Pineapple is much more Miss Smart Strange. :)

    I need to take more classes to get my strength routine in shape. I just don’t, and I’m not sure why. Maybe I love the moments of mind wandering that come with cardio and running, as opposed to having to focus much more when strength training. Perhaps I have attention issues.
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