Sunday, January 30, 2011

Happy Anniversary!

This week was fairly low key. Ryan and I celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary, which was the main event this week. I also spent a lot of time cooking, as I have revamped my eating habits to include more fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains, with less dairy, fats, and processed food.

On Monday, I swam and did some grocery shopping while Keira was at school. As someone who never really enjoyed cooking, preparing healthy food has been interesting, and a lot of work. Hopefully I can keep it up, as I have been feeling a lot better now that I am eating better, but I am spending a lot of time in the kitchen now, either preparing or cleaning up. Hopefully I can stick to this once the weather warms up and I want to spend time outside with the kids playing or running in the evenings. Once Ryan got home, we headed down to IKEA to get the bookcase that we tried to get earlier. Keira and Soren demanded ice cream and pizza once we got there. It was so hard to watch them eat their dinner and then go home and cook something for myself and Ryan.

That evening, once the kids were in bed, Ryan got the bookcase put together and I organized the toys and paper mess in the kitchen. We are happy with the way it looks.

On Tuesday, It was Ryan and my anniversary! Here are a couple wedding pictures I scanned to remind us of our wedding day:

Keira and Soren woke up and right away noticed the new bookcase, and said it was just like the gym. We went to the gym for Tread and Track class, which was just me today. Ryan was working in Novi today, so we hoped we could link up with him for lunch, but it was brought in for him. Keira didn't feel the greatest today, so we spent the rest of the day at home.

That evening, we went to Bonefish as a family. It was surprisingly crowded, but Keira and Soren were very good and it was a nice dinner. Here are the flowers that Ryan got me. I also took a few pictures later in the week after they had opened a bit.

On Wednesday, Keira felt well enough to go to school, and I added an extra half hour of spinning to my brick class for a total of 1 hour on the bike, 30 minutes running. Again, I made lunches and dinner at home, so more time in the kitchen!

Here is Keira's artwork from this week and last:

On Thursday, I did my long midweek run on the treadmill. 7 miles. It wasn't terrible, and I kept the pace pretty good, but I probably need to push it a bit more in the next few weeks since I am doing the other classes as part of my running training. Here is Keira, modeling some different headwear for her outfit.

On Friday, there was no school for a professional development day. We had several invitations for fun activities for today that we had to turn down due to Soren not feeling well. Instead, we played in the house and outside in the snow, as well as got McDonalds (for Keira and Soren only) to try to make the day at least a little special since we couldn't go to they gym, storytime, Chuck E Cheese or bowling.
Keira and Soren enjoyed running around the coffee table:

Outside, we finally had some snow that we could sort of build a snowman. There was a light fluffy layer on top that made it hard to get a good ball formed, but we did our best.

On Saturday, Soren was still not feeling the greatest. We went out to Costco while Ryan rode indoors on the trainer. This week was as step back week for me, so I had 12 miles to run today. We got more snow last night, so I was happy to wait until the afternoon to run, in hopes that Kensington would be plowed by then. I was very happy when I got there to see that it was, and had a great 12 mile run. Once I got back and cleaned up, we had dinner out at Bagger Dave's. Soren and Keira went to bed early, and I was able to run out and buy The Social Network on DVD on sale, so Ryan and I were able to watch it.

I wasn't sure if our snowman looked better or worse with more snow on it:

On Sunday, Soren was still under the weather. Ryan kept him home from church today so that I could take Keira. Keira gave the scripture in Primary today, and did a great job. I was also able to catch up with my friend Robin, who was in town with her boys for a few days. We also had a linger longer after church. I tried my best to resist the sweets, and had some sushi and veggies, but in the end, I did have a cookie and I bite of Keira's cupcake that she didn't finish. I would obviously FAIL any baked goods temptations if I was ever presented with one in biggest loser style. We didn't stay long, knowing Ryan was at home. We had grilled salmon, brown rice and quinoa, and veggies for dinner.

Up for next week, I hope that Soren feels well enough to hit the gym and do some other activities so we can get out a bit more. I also have a 19 mile run scheduled for Saturday.

1 comment:

Elizabeth Downie said...

Happy anniversary!!!!

And WOW, you're so healthy! That's awesome. You should share some of your favorite recipes! :)