I’m large and in charge!
Vegas is out of town – watch out.
That’s right. I’m without supervision this week. Not just because Vegas is gone though – I’m also hosting Jen’s What I Ate Wednesday!
And I made myself bacon.
I haven’t felt like blogging lately.
Which is why on Monday I just didn’t.
If you don’t have anything to say, I find it’s best not to force it. No that there isn’t a lot of awesome going on… I’m just busy living life!
Here’s a little bit of some things I’ve been loving…
I lost Vegas.
Not literally, thank god.
We’ve been doing a little 21 day reset. Vegas said she’d give it a week and then see if she wanted to keep going. She lasted a week like a champion… but then I lost her.
Actually, we both went a little off the reservation Saturday night. I got back on track Sunday, but Vegas was done. She’s still been basically eating whatever I eat… just with a side of caffeine and peanut M&Ms. She had no complaints about the protein pancakes we had for breakfast (more on that below).
All good things must come to an end.
Until I figure out a way to live in Europe.
I’m a firm believer in balance and enjoying life. Enjoying is just what we did in Greece. There were tons of good eats, alllll the drinks, and a nice break from the gym (though we walked a LOT). Vegas and I had a blast and soaked up every moment. Coming off of that I have no regrets, but feel ready to get back to a healthier diet.
3 bloggers can get a little strange.
Meghan’s husband can attest to this.
Afternoon beers, anyone?
We’ve also been cooking. All of us in the kitchen is a strange but good heaven.
(Vegas reminded me where the fire extinguisher was.) …
Two bloggers go food shopping…
I can’t even narrow down the punchlines.
Lucie and I had a food shopping adventure to the Pacific Beach Farmer’s Market and then to Whole Foods. We were actually quite well-behaved! Even between the two of us we spent less than $100* in Whole
*That’s unheard of for me – just ask Vegas.
Kabocha and bacon are two of my favorite things.
Vegas and chocolate are also on that list.
Speaking of Vegas, these were Vegas-approved! I always consider that an accomplishment – my pasta-loving lady gives me the side-eye if I try to get *too* healthy on her. However, She can always be won over with bacon.
These muffins were inspired by the bacon grease I had leftover from breakfast at this past weekend. I always save it for cooking; you can use it in place of butter to grease a pan. It may sound strange, but why not use bacon grease in place of butter in baked goods too? It really is good!
My idea of heaven is getting paid to workout.
And to eat… errrr… cook.
Several months ago I earned personal training certificates through the International Association of Fitness Sciences (IAFS) in Functional Training, Bodybuilding, and Sports Nutrition. This is 8x Mr. Olympia Lee Haney‘s program (he’s basically my version of a movie star).
I wasn’t sure how or if I’d use it… I ended up training a couple of friends and deciding it’s something I really did love. So I added a link on my site for training and nutrition. Between getting married and moving, I never did much to promote it. Now that we’re settled, the time has come!
Life is grand.
Yes, I know… I’m cheesy.
Really though. In the past few days there’s been so much good. I took Vegas for her first ever (?!) mani-pedi: …