about the blog
to sum it up, it's about eating clean and getting lean!
i'll occasionally throw in some fashion, family, and DIY stuff too. you know, because i'm a girl!
you know those blogs written by celebrities. well, that's not me. i am so normal, and i live a very normal life...a life i love! i'm in a mother's group. i clean my own house. i cook my own food. and, well, i suck at laundry.
but, before you get bored, just know that i've lived a very, shall we call it, colorful life! i was born in Houston, TX. but, i had the wonderful opportunity to grow up in a small, smelly refinery town. i managed to dodge most of the trouble it had to offer me but got my fare share of shenanigans. trying to balance adolescence and helping to raise a family can be tricky...my parents were a kind of kookoo back then. we've all managed to grow up to be respectable, honest, and contributing members of society. man, if i told you stories, you'd never believe me! let's just say, we've come a long way.
today, i work from home as a burgeoning real-estate investor learning from every possible mistake that can be made. after months of wrestling with banks and contractors, i collect a rent check and hope to break even in 2060. did i mention that i made lots of mistakes. okay, so maybe it's not my calling. the bright side is i get to stay home with my baby, LO, and be boss of the house. i thank my sweet as sugar husband, Mr. Fit, for doing what he does, so that i can spend everyday with my cute as a cupcake son. i'm still getting the hang of it. i think about doing laundry, but never really get around to it. i'm pretty good about doing the dishes. i try not to forget to feed the dog.
after 9 months with a bun in the oven and now spending 18 waking hours raising a toddler, i'm desperately working at getting my cool back. my wardrobe consists of 8 v-neck pocket tees (have one in every color), half of which are too big and sloppy, and a pair of yoga pants. i'm about to wear a hole in my favorite flip-flops which i wear everywhere. my hair, lucky if it sees a brush, is usually in a messy bun. and at times, i smell like vanilla a la poo, thanks to baby's bedtime blowouts. it goes without saying, i'm a work in progress. i'm an awesome mommy! my goal...to be a delicious wife.
i'm a pretty darn good cook. before the baby, i use to spend hours in the kitchen experimenting with fancy recipes. i loved cooking succulent savory dishes and decadent desserts. i was also 50 pounds heavier. my new kitchen repertoire consists of quick, healthy, yummy meals that can feed the entire family...baby and all. i usually don't know what's going on the table until about an hour and a half before dinner time.
one day my little guy will shove a candy bar in his face and chug a cola. until then, i will make sure he eats only the best. i'm not a chef, and i'm not a nutritionist. i'm just a mom who loves to feed my baby delicious and nutritious foods. what's in those jars, anyway?!
feeding my family wholesome, organic foods is a priority. we eat mostly paleo (can't say no to dairy). staying away from foods that come in boxes or cans has become second nature. all of our fruits and veggies are fresh. we try to only eat grass-fed, free-range, hormone free, and antibiotic free organic beef, poultry, and pork. if it swims, runs, flies, or grows in the ground, we eat it. of course, we make exceptions and splurge now and again. i owe it to Mr. Fit, for introducing me to a fitter, healthier lifestyle! but, i'll never turn down buttered cornbread, pecan pie, or peach cobbler! that would just be plum rude.
we try to keep a green house as well by using natural and non-toxic personal and cleaning products. notice, i said, we try. sometimes, you can't beat convenience. i went a little nuts with it once the baby was born. i totally freaked myself out by reading way too much about all the bad stuff. i've relaxed a lot, but still make a daily effort.
eating healthy and working out are a part of my every day. i love my curvy body, but i wouldn't mind a little more muscle. losing weight and getting toned is hard work! but, it's so worth it. wow, that was really cheezy...like out of can! i have to give myself a lot of credit for sticking to it. eating a jumbo jack takes no effort at all. sure, i have slip-ups, but i just keep moving forward.
i'm excited to share my recipes, workouts, tips, and stories...all the things that make my life so delicious!