Hey hey hey, you fabulous human being, you! Hopefully, your week is off to a solid start. If not, you only have a few days until a LONG WEEKEND! You’ve got it!
There are some weeks that as I’m heading into Wal-Mart early Saturday morning to avoid the crowds and getting bombarded by my students, I wonder if I will stop finding cool stuff at Wal-Mart that supports a healthy lifestyle. But Wolly World knows the market is changing, and consumers are wanting more and more clean, transparent products.
Keep it up, Wal-Mart, cause you continue to impress me week after week.
So here’s my round-up this week. No theme to it this time, just some foods that will keep the scale in balance and your taste buds entertained. Plus, Wal-Mart, whether you like it or not, is a fantastic way to stick to a budget while staying healthy.
Here’s this weeks finds.
TGIF, peeps! Two weeks of school down. I'm not counting how many to go. It's too soon, and there are too many left to think about yet.
At least the we've got a long weekend. Do you planning on traveling? Watching football until your face hurts? Hitting the lake? Whatever you're up to, I hope it's a joyful, restful weekend.
I'm heading to Lousiana for some good old fashioned family fun with my sister-in-law's family. Good people, good food, good times will be had by all.
This week I've got a few things that give a nod to summer's dwindling presence in my life. I will not be sad to see it go, and I'm already tiptoeing into pumpkin-spice flavored anything in eager anticipation for my favorite time of year.
I have never been a huge milkshake fan. Even as a child, I found them perplexing; why would I want to drink something that is so rich it makes me thirstier than before I ever drank it? What nonsense!
Of course, if I was ever going to get a milkshake, it had to be from Long’s Drugstore minutes from my childhood house and it had to have peanut butter in it. Peanut butter and banana, Reese’s peanut butter cups, or Butterfingers were all acceptable forms of milkshake flavors to me. To this day, the thought of one of those lusciously thick milkshakes sounds pretty amazing, though I fear my body would explode after consuming one.
Losing control of your car.
Losing control of your kids.
Losing control of your eating habits.
Losing control of your life.
It seems like the world around us tries to tell us that losing control is a sign that we not longer have our lives together, that we are weak, that something is wrong with us.
Howdy y'all, and HAPPY WEEKEND to ya!
This week had me feeling like
Getting back in the teacher groove isn't an easy adjustment. My mind and body are going 12,000 miles a minute from about 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. While I didn't always want to head into the gym after wrangling 73 eight-year-olds all day, I know how much better I feel after I get my blood pumping.
I know I've talked to y'all about how counterintuitive it seems to go workout when you're exhausted, but it gives me an energy boost every time I do. Even though I live about a mile away from my YMCA, I keep my gym bag in my car and go straight there to minimize the temptation to conk out on the couch after work.
I've found when I finally stop moving and really sit down, I realize how utterly wiped I am. I try not to sit too much at work. Again, doesn't seem to make sense, but I feel more tired at the end of the day if I'm sitting instead of moving around on my feet.
I have a confession for you all. This is a safe place, judgement free, right?
There are days when I haven’t even made it out of my pajamas yet when a craving for cookie dough hits. I love and have always loved cookie dough, cake batter, brownie batter, or an other form of uncooked baked good (except pancake batter- that stuff is not tasty at all).
Unfortunately, I know better than to reach for a hit from the Pillsbury tube first thing in the morning, or really ever for that matter. Loaded with processed oils, sugars, chemicals, and preservatives, my knowledge of what’s in it prevents me from even buying it at the store.
Does that mean that I don’t still want it? Come on, I’m only human after all.
Healthy Happy Texan
I'm a Foodie, Fitness Instructor, and Follower of Christ. Add a passion for teaching others, dark chocolate, bacon, and dogs -- and that's me in a box.
Come on, let's live a little!