First of all, for my local friends, please consider getting dinner at PDQ 4th Street tomorrow night and the next two Thursdays after that. Pick up dinner for the kids on Valentine’s Day next week!
The IRunMommies are fundraising on behalf of the Suncoast Classic Run for Kids and the charity is the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). I have added a Suncoast Classic button over there in my sidebar…please click the button to make a direct donation. Even a very small amount would help! IRunMommies members and friends have directly benefited from the good work of the RMHC which helps families of hospitalized children. As moms, this charity is very close to our hearts. We have been the top fundraiser at this event for the past two years and we want a repeat! Please help.
So, back to my mundane life. Yep, this is it. The last day of my Whole30. I plan to do a round up post about the whole thing tomorrow, but there’s one last day of my mundane food and activities to get through first.
Mack talked me out of walking to school this morning because it was too cold (not really). I knew I was going to have a very busy morning today and not walking would give me time to do a few more things to get prepared for the day. I just let him talk me out of it. So after driving him to school I made breakfast.
Then I drove Cal to the bus stop and headed to the gym for Bodypump.
I showered at the gym to save time so that I could make it to my next agenda item, a “Makeover Your Medicine Cabinet” event at my friend Christie’s house.
We learned all about the beneficial properties of essential oils and I am going to write a separate post about that next week after meeting again with my friend Dana, a doTERRA Essential Oils representative. I had to leave early so I missed the end of the presentation, but I am very interested in this product. We each got a small sample of the Wild Orange essential oil and it is amazing.
It’s supposed to be energizing and I can use all the extra energy I can get!
I had to leave the party early to head to Mack’s school for my volunteer day. First up was Mack’s lunch, of course.
I shared this picture on social media and now Mack is featured on the Chobani Champions Facebook page!
Mack is a superstar, but he needs to work on his photography skills. He took these photos of me hanging stars in Mrs. P’s room:
It’s kind of superfluous after those shots, I guess, but here’s my OOTV (outfit of the volunteering day):
Hanging stars ended up being the only actual volunteering stuff I had to do, so I was able to get to my next agenda item earlier than expected…the blogger preview party that I posted about earlier today at Healthy Being Wellness Center.
That was a fun, relaxing hour but I had to skedaddle to get on with my busy day. Plus, my stomach was grumbling so I headed home to make lunch.
I used the last bit of my Garlic Gold vinaigrette salad dressings to make some more semi-homemade creamy Italian dressing. I already have more of the vinaigrettes on order!
I also used some of this Trader Joe’s pre-cooked chicken which is awesome. I keep them in the freezer and just pull one out every now and then and stick it in the fridge to use when I need it. So convenient and they are good!
The rest of the afternoon was spent chauffeuring boys from school and bus stops and making dinner. After seeing my friend Jenny post about this Paleo Pumpkin Chili with Avocado Cream recipe, I decided that I needed to try it.
Publix only had one pound of grassfed beef, so I had to get the Greenwise ground beef for the other pound. I actually made the spice mixture first.
It made a HUGE pot of chili!
I also made the avocado cream (which obviously does not actually have any cream in it).
I used my mini food processor to make the avocado cream.
The chili and avocado cream came out great!
The boys loved it too which is good because we have lots of leftovers.
The chili was delicious, but it might not have been the best thing to eat right before going out on a run. I met the IRunMommies for a short 2 mile run downtown.
I intended to try to do two miles with no walking, but my body just wasn’t cooperating. I think my stomach was too full of spicy food. I did end up doing some walking, and also stopped to take a couple of photos.
Still, I got in two miles so it’s all good. Afterwards was our thirty minute Restore the Core class taught by Christie of Karna Fitness.
So that’s it for Day 30 and for my Whole30! I can’t believe I did it. Stay tuned for a full postmortem. Cya!