Any recommendations for what to read next? I'm hoping my book club starts back up soon. I've missed that group. Since I was the only one reading all the books towards the end, maybe it's time to start my own group. Who's interested???
Since I was up so early, I also had time to try out a new recipe I've been intrigued by lately...a grain free garlicky microwave muffin. I was pleasantly surprised by how delicious it was. The only change I made was to sub olive oil for the light butter.
If I can find little sneaky ways like this to still eat bread, I might be able to swing a Paleo diet after all. I was seriously impressed. I can't wait to play around with some variations on it. StuftMama even turned it into a pizza crust. I see lots of potential for this little concoction.
Here's another fun concoction I'm pretty proud about...
For lunch, I got the boys to eat zucchini using a sneaky little trick. I shredded it and stirred it into their mac n cheese. They devoured it as usual. Score!
In other food news, I've been enjoying some treats from Trade Joes today and wish I would have stocked up on more of these two yummy treats. One is not enough!
Our first outing for today was a return to story time and we kicked off 2013 with a special visit from the boys' music teacher, Miss Rabe. It will be a tough act to follow next week. She was a big hit!
Look at how attentive my boys are. Love it! Nothing like books and music to get their attention. Thanks, Miss Rabe!
After story time, the boys and I hit up the gym so I could get some cardio in on the elliptical. I loosely followed Tina's circuits from her Best Body Boot Camp Plan. I had planned to just do some walking today both before and after story time but rain changed my plans and I only got the first part of that plan completed. Thanks to a good friend, we didn't have to walk home in the rain. Phew!
I also did a quick yoga and pilates blend workout today. I know I keep harping about Beth Learn at Fit2Be but to me she is like a miracle worker for my poor core. I am FINALLY seeing progress with my injured muscles and have hope that they can be healed. I actually find the workouts to be quite relaxing so they're a nice addition to my routine. The boys got some work done themselves while I worked on my self...
They're some serious tool users. Watch out!
Now it's time to get some chores done while the boys nap. I hope this rain goes away so we can get outside and play this afternoon.