Thursday, May 31, 2012

Rebounding from Illness

Welcome to my world!
I hate being sick. Honestly, no one really likes being under the weather but some of us may handle it better than others. My problem is, I am generally in good health so when I get sick - usually a cold - it's a pretty bad one! Not only that, I think that illness tends to sideline me more than it may other people. Not that I'm special, I just have a lot going on in general and strive to be pretty active. Working out, social life, working full time and of course the non-stop action that is required to be a Mother. Seriously. Just THE busiest job of all.

What is the best way to recover from illness? Everyone probably has their own method. Since I am starting to feel among the living again, there are things I'm not just going to run out and do. Like what, you ask? Well, exercise for one. I know some of my fellow running mamas that run while they are sick and if they do take some time off, put their running shoes on before their nose is even dry. Me? No can do. I've still got a little congestion going and I'm not going to prolong anything by hitting the trails too soon.

What else? Cocktails with the girls. Or even a drink after work. I haven't had any alcoholic drinks in exactly one week. Why bother? My tastebuds are still not fully back, so why waste the calories? I'm still not feeling 100%, so believe it or not a little "buzz" doesn't even sound remotely appealing. That is how you know I MUST be sick.

Until further notice I'm going to get up, go to work, spend time with my family, and feed and bathe my children and go to bed early. I truly hope this doesn't last long because I will probably start to go stir crazy. I would imagine by next weekend I will be back in the saddle again. My sister's wedding is in 30 days and I plan to kick my workouts and eating plan into high gear!

Happy Thursday Hungripeeps!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Come Clean With Cottonelle {Sponsored}

Summer is almost here! Which means for my family, time to stock up on Cottonelle flushable wipes. Summer is fun, but it can also be very messy. We never leave home without wipes! They come in handy in all sorts of situations.
  • Have you avoided a sticky situation by wiping hands and faces when the ice cream cone starts to melt? Or that dreaded cotton candy at the amusement park that isn't so cotton-like anymore?
  • Ever eat bbq ribs at a party or street festival and a napkin just won't do?
  • We've all used a public restroom and realized the toilet paper is out...bummer!
  • ...and more.
In the last several years, flushable wipes have saved our butts (no pun intended)! When my Monkey was potty training a few years ago, even if he had an accident, we sat him on the potty and cleaned him up with wipes. He wasn't a baby anymore and it just was awkward to lay him on his back and wipe him up. Now that he's a kindergartner and doing his whole potty routine on his own, he uses wipes to get really clean. We all know that toilet paper just doesn't do the trick as well or as quickly and you can end up wasting a ton of it to get the same results. I can only imagine what it would be like for Monkey trying wipe himself on his own without Cottonelle flushable wipes! No bueno! My husband and I use them and shudder to think what our bathroom routine was like before. Now that they are available at our warehouse store, we always have them in stock!

My BabyBuddha who is now three is in the throes of potty training. He loves using the restroom when we are out and about, but he climbs up on the toilet and touches everything. Yuck. Fortunately because we have our wipes with us the first thing I do upon entering the stall is wipe the entire toilet seat down before putting down a seat cover. I am confident I am doing the best I can to avoid bathroom germs!

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  2. The Personalizer: Answer a few questions for a personalized name
  3. The Customizer: Create a name to add to our Book of Names and enter for a chance to win a year’s supply of Cottonelle products. 

  4. To qualify for the year’s supply of Cottonelle Ultra Comfort Care and Cottonelle Fresh Care, entrants must create a name through The Customizer on Cottonelle Brand’s Facebook Page between June 12, 2012, and February 28, 2013. Winners will be selected in a random drawing on a weekly basis. There is a limit of one prize per person. See full terms and conditions on Cottonelle Brand’s Facebook Page or 

Get a name for your Fresh Care routine and yours may be added to their Book of Names. Visit the page to vote weekly in the poll for your favorite names.  Join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #NameIt. Have you tried Cottonelle flushable wipes? You should!

I was compensated for this post. My story and opinions are my own.

Monday, May 14, 2012

$29 for 12 months of eMeals Meal Planning - $58 Value

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

What I Won't Eat Wednesday

Just a quick post to share these sinful goodies that were brought into the office today. I won't eat them. I just won't, no matter how tempted I am. However, I will take photos! I've been having fun with a new app called picfx. These photos were stylized with Space/Stellar.

These are strawberry Hostess cupcakes, with cookies in the background
I am planning to stick to my guns and actually eat the salad that I brought for lunch today. I am totally serious. Oh and folks, that's not all. Have you ever seen these Twinkies before? I am relieved they are put away in a basket, inside a white plastic bag, so they are not staring me down like the cupcakes.

Twinkies, filled with chocolate. I am running the other way. 
I am actually getting a lot better about dealing with office food. The majority of our snacks are fairly healthy as far as snacks go. I'll try sticking to these today!

Variety of goodies from Walmart. Stylized with Nebula.
Happy Hump Day!