We regularly play this game called “airplane”. I lay on my back, and lift one of the kids up into the air with just my legs. We always call out “lift off”, then “fly away Savanna/Joshua”. They stay up in the air for a while, then we hit some turbulence, then we call out “may day may day”, then they crash to the ground, and we all giggle.
It was Valentine’s Day on Tuesday. When I got home, Savanna ran to me with a big smile on her face, and gave me a heart sticker. With her sweet little voice, she said, “Mommy, here’s a sticker for you. Happy Valentine’s Day!”
I melted into a puddle.
I told her I would put the sticker on my heart rate monitor, because the monitor knows how fast my heart is beating. She thought it was a good idea. The sticker has stayed on now through 3 workouts and a spin class.
I eat a lot of chicken breasts. It’s lean and healthy. I have tried all different ways of making chicken breast to try and make it tender/juicy. Some methods work better than others.
The only method I haven’t tried is sous vide. I have heard about it and have seen it, but have never tried it myself. I finally broke down and bought an immersion circulator.
The first thing I made was some brined chicken breast. 90 minutes at 140F later, I was blown away by how juicy and tender the chicken was. I am never going back to any other cooking methods when it comes to chicken breasts.
Today is BC’s Family Day. I was very tempted to go to work, as last week’s conference just means a backlog of work sitting on my desk. In the end, I decided to spend the entire day with the kids. Josh and I did a workout together (well, I worked out, he sort of did a few minutes before running off), we went to the theatre and watched a movie, made some homemade food at home, and crammed in some time at the park to ride our skateboards.
No, it’s not the best photo I had from Sunday. It’s out of focus, and it’s framed weird. I snapped it quickly while I was running towards her. But I love this photo, because it’s a very real part of life. We fall, we skin our knees, and we cry. Not every photo that shows up on Facebook is representative of our lives. I am trying to throw in a few on my blog that is real.
I had blocked off my calendar this weekend to have no social commitments. It’s a weekend to spend with the kids.We ventured out to a park this afternoon. The kids had fun running through the slushy snow.
Pilates is not one my favorite workouts in the BeachBody library, even when it’s lead by my favorite trainer. I find it kind of boring. But this week, I have had lots of airport hours with plane delays, conference sessions, networking, a few too many late nights and drinks, and a full day of training session to finish the week. By Friday night, I needed something to focus my energy without over exerting myself. I did pilates with a resistance band, and felt 100 times better. Savanna followed along with me, making the workout even better.