>Does Swimming with the Kids Count??

>Okay, so today was a nice day…even if I didn’t exactly hit the gym.  Well…I DID go to the gym today (our local YMCA), but just to swim with the kids, and not to actually work out.  I figure every week gets a rest day, and since I ran in an 8K yesterday, I assumed I deserved a day off.  Of course, it’s now 740pm, and I wish I had spent just an hour or so doing some form of physical exercise.
I decided last night that I really should try running in the morning.  I thought that today would be a good morning for that – until I got up and both dogs did too (just adpoted a new one on Monday who isn’t quite house trained yet, so I’m a bit worried to leave him alone yet).  I fed them, then wanted them to go out and do their business.  Then of course I wanted to make tea and have some peace and quite before the rest of the family woke up.  Next thing I knew, it was 9am and everyone was up, so then I made breakfast, and before I knew it, it was time to take Rico to his first vet appt.

On the plus side, it was a good healthy eating day.  Being a vegan, I have to re-think the ideas of conventional breakfast.  My choices are typically oatmeal or smoothies.  I decided a few weeks ago that there are no rules, so today’s breakfast was spicy lentils.  I had some coleslaw for a snack, and pretzels and hummus for lunch after swimming (here’s where convenience food gets me every time).  Dinner was a totally awesome Butternut Squash recipe from Fat Free Vegan (see link on the side of the page).  Oh…and a couple of beers too.  Is that bad?  They were light beers….

So like I’ve said before, I can handle one or two healthy habits at a time, but balancing all 3?  Ugh.

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I am a 45 yo busy career single mom and doctoral student attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free(ish) vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

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