I should be doing ..What now?

March 11, 2014

Hi Loves

Whats going on?? How are we almost halfway through MARCH!!! what what?? Time really is flying.. 

Miss E is getting so big and lil J is like an 8 year old now ...

Why I outta.... 

Seriously things need to slow down or maybe I just need to take a moment from "getting through" the day and start enjoying each day.... 

It really is hard to take a step back and just "BE" But I am working on it... in between my under the breath threats to the preschooler because he is not listening (seriously he really does have selective hearing) and nagging the hubby...( he too has selective hearing..go figure)

 I am totally enjoying this time in my life...  

and ready to share with you step 2 on 

my "Be Healthy" list

Are you ready for it ... I am going to try and have this household follow The Canadian Food Guide!!
I know, pretty crazy right?  I have to admit I really thought we were close to the daily amount in each food group but we are actually falling short in everything except grain products... we do love our carbs over here at CASA M..... 

I also realized that Mr. M basically has no fruit or vegetables the days he is working.... how is that possible? So now I make sure he leaves the house with some chopped vegetables or at least an orange.

The goal at Casa M is ....starting this week and every week for the REST of our lives is to eat the recommended minimum amount of each food group.. and then work our way up. 

There is even an option on the Canadian food guide website for creating your own "Food Guide" based on your sex and age.. Check out mine  My Food Guide .. For some reason it won't let me post the pic of my guide....  But you can go and create your own by clicking HERE

SOOO because I am not Blogger savvy  enough to figure out how to post my personal food chart here is the basic Canadian Food Guide... BORING but to the point 

I even created one for the hubs and for lil J just so the can have a visual for whats to come.... :P

Tonight I am going to create a weekly MENU for Casa M following the guidelines and I will make sure to share it with all of you! 

So there you have it STEP 2 on my "BE HEALTHY" list. And you loves how do you keep your family eating Healthy???

Oh and I also wanted to  TOOT my own HORN
I finished week 1 of the Couch to 5km training!! Can a get a "YOU GO GURL"! 



March 4, 2014

Hi Loves,

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend. It was a busy one over here at Casa M, we had a few birthday parties to attend and a soccer class to take part in. Needless to say Sunday was a LAZY day for us filled with painting, block building and a little Oscar watching..

This year the Oscars had to take a back seat around here, between getting dinner ready and trying to feed Miss E.... I managed to watch the last 15mins of them. I have to say if it wasn't for instagram I would have no idea how gorgeous everyone was looking tonight... THANK YOU SOCIAL MEDIA

I have decided that next year I am hosting an Oscar Party...Maybe a pyjama Oscar party.... How awesome would that  be? We would have a sleeping bag red carpet and a "Best Dressed PJ" Prize.. I think I might be on to something!

Anyhoo I wanted to share with all of you Lovelies that I started my "BE HEALTHY" plan last week.  My goal is to "Be Healthy" in all aspects of my life  both physically and mentally. My kick off to being physically healthy is by starting the Couch to 5km training.  You can check out the training plan HERE

I am loving the "Couch to 5km" app for the iPhone. I can listen to music and be told when to walk or run and when I am halfway and most importantly when I am FINISHED!!!

I am 2 runs in and have one more to go to complete week ones training.

I have to admit the first run as always was awesome... I felt strong and energetic!
 I chose the pitch Perfect soundtrack as my running jam.  It was the perfect pace for day one.  When I started to tire I would say to myself " YOU GOT THIS!!  RIGHT LEFT RIGHT LEFT!

The feeling after a run is so fabulous I forgot how wonderful it is. Right away I wanted to get out for the second one but knew I had to give myself a day of rest. (Thank goodness I listen to myself) The next day after the run I was definitely feeling it but I felt really good and super proud of myself.

For run number 2 I was feeling a little sore in my quads and my ankles... as I started to run everything began to loosen up and I felt really strong and energized.  I ended up with a side stitch (thought I was going to pass out.. those things are killer) but worked my way through it.  I am excited to get out for run number 3 today and complete WEEK 1 of the Couch to 5km training.

I am also working on eating healthier and taking care of my  body (a little more pampering never hurt anyone) for the physical part of my "Be Healthy" routine.

Happy Tuesday Loves!... ps anyone know if The Mindy Project is back... I am going through withdrawal


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