it's 5:40 am and I really haven't gone to bed yet.
This last week has been exhausting with work.. but this morning in about 20 minutes I leave for Cha! I can't wait to go and get a sneak peak at all the hot new trends and products out there! As a contributing editor for Scrapbooks Etc, Magazine, I was assigned to check out all the new Exhibitors booths, so that's something I am really looking forward too! I was doing some searching online and found this company that I can't wait see! The name is "Tinkering Ink"! They are new this year... can't wait to see their entire line! They also have a bunch of cool felt products. ohh! My mouth is watering allready!
This week was Braden and Parkers birthdays. We celebrated them, "Ben and Christy" style.. with just our family, hanging out.. lots of laughs and fun. Birthdays at our house are very casual.. but alot of fun. We don't do the whole "birthday friend" party thing. I mean sure our friends stop by if we remember to tell them (and bring their kids).. but we don't do the whole 20 kids come over, play games, etc. thing. It's usually just our family and if our extended family isn't busy (and we remember to invite them). We do a cake, ice cream and usually a pinata for our kids. I think it's more because with 6 kids.. holy cow, we wouldn't be able to keep up! But this year, Braden is going with a bunch of his friends for a "day out" to the movies and the arcade. But alot less casual then having a birthday party with game, party hats, etc.
Well gotta go get ready... Sorry I haven't posted in a while. Trying to keep my head above water!
oh! update on my exercise! GOING GOOD! I have been working out officially now for over 6 weeks! I can tell a huge difference in my body, my endurance and even my energy level. LOVE IT! Only 6 more weeks until Brazil and hopefully I can drop a few more pounds and inches before then.
I bought a size 10 in Capri's at Old Navy this week AND a medium top!! WAHOO!!
here's my tip of the week:
A great way to get more protein in your diet is to add whey protein into your meals or you snacks during the day. Every day, usually twice a day for my "snacks". I make a quick shake.. and I mean QUICK! I timed it yesterday and totally it took me about 36 seconds to make it. Just dump a scoop of protein in a cup, add some water or milk ( I don't measure.. just fill the class up 3/4 of the way). Peel a half of banana and with my fingers pull it apart in chunks and put it it the class. Add a handful of crushed ice.. and blend! I use both my regular blender and I also just bought one of those hand held mixers with the little blade on the end. They cost 10 bucks at walmart and are WAY easy to use and clean. And they are small. The shakes taste great and they fill me up and get me the protein I need. You can buy whey protien just about anywhere. Our local supermarket has it and so does Wal-mart. I like chocalate.. but there are several different flavors. Vanilla would be could with fresh frozen peaches! YUM!!
well.. better go.. 20 minutes to count down and still need to take a shower! LOL