Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Solo time

I would say for the most part, I'm a pretty good steward of my time. It's important to me to have a sense of accomplishment at the end of my day. I'm at home more than I expected after becoming a mom, so surely there should be plenty of time to get everything done. But anyone who has ever birthed children weather there home full time or not, the word time  seems like a distant memory. Things pile up, and the cycle never ends. So you do what you can with the time your given.

Ave is two days into her first week of school.
And loves it.

Don't get me wrong, I will/do miss her, but Iv'e been anticipating the time I will have to go to the gym, run some errands, and be at home a little with no distractions or demands. 
While Monday I took full advantage of the 3 hours by working out harder than I have all summer, today I stuck with my list. I skipped the gym, (do to my lower half feeling like Jello, and muscles pushed beyond there ability), and was determined to use my time the best I could.

Ave headed in for her second day with a lot of her own anticipations, and I was off solo.

Kind of,

but still manged to breakdown my list, and save the best for last.

I considered this the upper body part of my workout. 
I broke a sweat, that counts! 
It may seem strange to share this next part after my toilet seen, and the color looking all to familiar, but a good workout deserves a good smoothie.
I have been drinking these over a year now, and I still crave them daily. There nutritious, and loaded with all sorts of vitamins, and protein, just the right amount of healthy fat, and is a great post workout treat. And it's so easy!

Spinach, banana smoothie.

1 frozen sliced banana 
1/2 cup Nancy's regular or organic nonfat yogurt
1 Tb peanut butter(I use Adams creamy brand and do a heaping Tb)
2 Tb Wheat germ
1 cup baby organic spinach
1 cup chocolate soy milk

Note: I buy bananas in clusters, slice them, and put them in individual baggies in the freezer. It makes the smoothie nice and cold.

Put all ingredients in blender, blend until smooth, and enjoy.

Not everything got done that I planned, but it was enough. I found that balance between the needs, and the can waits. Solo time is wonderful, and everyone needs it. But at the end of the day,(or in my case the 3 hours) she's my need now, and my time is her's.

1 comment:

  1. Nice Idea Putting the bananas in de freezer thank you