SkinnyHollie is no longer chasing skinny, but striving to be healthy. Inside and out. Watch me transform from an overweight, under-appreciated teacher to a fit, healthy, self-employed momma!
Sunday, April 18, 2010
How, it's amazing how your perspective changes when you are not only trying to transform your life to be fit and active, but trying to influence your children as well... This weekend, knowing I had three little sets of eyes watching me made all the difference!
Saturday is soccer day at my house. All three children are playing soccer this year, and I spend about 5 - 6 hours on the soccer field on Saturdays. This week, I packed healthy snacks and waters to take with us so that we wouldn't have to eat from the concession area. It was a great idea, and my kiddos didn't even want the usual chips and candy they eat when we are there. All three kids played great games, and I was pleased to know they'd all ate a healthy breakfast before-hand. Scrambled eggs and whole wheat toast was basically our breakfast. I had spinach in my eggs, and both Samaya and I sprinkled a little reduced fat cheese on ours. I had a 100-cal English muffin with mine instead of toast.
Brooke's bff from TX was in town, so we went to her house to grill out and have a little party. It was FOOD FOOD and more food. I ate the food, but it was good. The best part was homemade strawberry shortcake made with fresh strawberries. O...M...G... The strawberries around here are like CRACK this year... I can't seem to get enough of them.
Today, I decided a little bit of housecleaning was in order. Since my oldest child was nice enough to clean up the ENTIRE house on Friday night, we concentrated on the backyard. My patio has been a graveyard for old bikes and broken toys since last summer. In our city, for the month of April, if you put any junk out by the curb they will come by and pick it up on Monday morning. So I knew this was the perfect opportunity to get the junk off the patio. It was a family affair, and everyone helped out. We also washed the car, which was filthy!
We cleaned off the patio chairs and now we have a liveable space again!
Something else totally out of the ordinary happened... my oldest daughter volunteered to help me weed the flower beds! They are completely out of hand, and I feel totally overwhelmed at the prospect of tackling the weeds. I just don't have the money to invest in something to spray on them, because there are just too many areas needing to be done!
Not only did she start weeding this bed for me, but she picked up some more trash around the yard and cleaned the inside windows in the car! I was so happy to see all the kids outside playing today. I got dinner cooked and now we are about to start getting ready for baths and the whole preparing for school thing.
It was a good weekend - very active and hopefully the start of many more like it! The weather is just too beautiful to stay in the house watching tv and playing video games!
Speaking of beautiful... look at my first rose of the season!