Hey guys! I just realised that it’s been about a month since I last wrote up a “Things I’m Loving” post… oops! Life has been busy, and full of enjoying some amazing family moments, training, work, time with friends etc. For that I’m really not sorry Things are going really well here in Casa de Smith and we’ve had a fantastic summer this far. Sadly there’s only 3 weeks left until the summer ends and the girls go back to school and fall sports starts (gymnastics, hockey, swimming etc). It’s these small moments when I step back to reflect on our lives that makes me realize how good I truly have it, even if I don’t always eat as healthy as I had hoped or worked out as hard as I had wanted.
My training *knock on wood* has been great lately. A good friend of mine let me borrow her road bike and I’ve gotten in some great training rides. As well, I’ve somehow managed to build up a small community of like-minded women to train with – some who are even crazy enough to do open water swims with me! So this week, the thing I’m loving is my friends, who motivate and encourage me.
This is a work in progress for me. Always. But stocking up my cupboards and fridge with nice healthy REAL food is helping, except for when we eat it all…. The other night I couldn’t find anything healthy to eat as a meal, so I climbed up on the counter and dug around my cupboards to see if there was ANYTHING at all I could use to make a decent meal. This is major progress for me because previously I would just pick up the phone and order a pizza.
When I started looking around I found:
Quinoa, tuna, onions, parmesan cheese, and cream of chicken soup.
So I turned it into a Quinoa/Tuna casserole:
It was delicious and the rest of my family loved it too – score! Sierra (my oldest) even asked for a serving for her lunch at camp the next day!
I recently discovered grocery gateway, so I’ve placed an order for the food we typically run out of mid-week to be delivered to us on Wednesday night:
It’ll be interesting to see if it arrives on time, exactly as I had ordered, etc.
I’ve had a blast watching the girls play soccer, and taking them to the park this past week. We had an amazing family day last weekend going to a park, and visiting Niagara Falls: