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A Sensational "OMG School Starts Tomorrow" Sunday!

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Today was an AMAZING today! It was exactly what Sensational Sundays are all about. Taking control, feeling productive, preparing for the week, spending time with the family and resting. It’s a lot to jam pack in a single 24 hours but totally worth it to set the tone for the week. And we needed it, especially this week.

Tomorrow my little man starts kindergarten. I know every mom says this but… I really can’t believe it. Every day I’m beyond grateful for him. He has changed and effected my life in so many positive ways. Don’t get me wrong he has his moments, remember this little gem? OMG I re-read that laughing out loud. Boy have we have our issues but overall he is a joy to be around. Remember Funderwear day? Or when I recorded us reading Dr. Seuss? And just today he asked if he could go running with me. He really is my ultimate Motivation Turned Workout Partner.

Anyway, let me stop before I get teary. I’ll be shedding enough when I put him on the bus for the first time tomorrow morning. SO… this morning started with a run. I had 9 miles scheduled as per my marathon training but I decided on 8 mid run and shortened my loop.

Chart taken from Nike+ web site after sync. Click here to see how I did it.

I’m really starting to feel the effects of pregnancy on the running. I’m 7 weeks, still super early but according to my uterus has doubled in size and I have 10% more blood volume. I’ve also been extra tired and my morning sickness is increasing daily. Of course all of these things effect running. I’ve been taking more and more walk breaks listening to my body and simply doing what feels natural with no pressure or expectation.

After the run, little guy and I did some more Fun Fusion. This is his new obsession. We took a pic the other day of our creations…

He loves these things and they are so fun!

Anyway… soon it was time to hit the grocery store to stock up for the week. We already got our produce loot from the farm on friday…

Someone asked me on twitter how a family of 3 eats all that. Honestly we already made a dent in it. Between taco night, a huge batch of veggie skillet, my veggie omelets, and packing the vegetables for Little Guys first Kindergarten lunch, half the peppers and 2 of the summer squashes are gone. Plus most of the onions, half the tomatoes, a few of the hot peppers and the cilantro. It’s funny but once you integrate the vegetables into your routine, you use way more then you realize. Plus the beauty of the getting a bunch of veggies weekly sort of forces you to figure out ways to use it. Which I find super fun!

The rest of the day was filled with laundry, clean up and even a nap. Little guys clothes are out for tomorrow. His lunch is packed, backpack’s by the door and I’m ready for my first day of work at home, childless. I have so much to do!

I’m off to watch the rest of Mad Men and then it’s bed for me. Oh! and I’m still keeping my food journal. I think it will be fun throughout the pregnancy to see how my appetite increases…

Food Units
~*~ sunday ~*~
banana – getting ready for a run and i’m hoping having something in my tummy prevents morning sickness
2 eggs and 1 egg white omelet filled with summer squash, peppers, onion and turkey bacon. so so so good!
2 godiva chocolates… i found them cleaning up… had to do it. :)
whole wheat tortilla rolled up with almond butter an low sugar jelly
split a naked blue machine smoothie with little guy and tried a couple of pieces of deli ham
dinner was turkey tacos similar to this
fresh raspberries.. they were on sale… so so so good!
a few steamed shrimp and some triscuits.. weird snack.. i know. :)
Total: N/A

Table provided by Roni’s Food Tweet, Eat, Post Generator. Follow live @RonisFood

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    August 29, 2010

    I LOVED the fun fusion when I was a kid. I need to get some for my boys, they would have a blast and also make for super cute christmas presents for family!

    And I saw your twitpic on the masses you scored at the farmers market! HOLY SHIZ!!!

    I am slowly starting to integrate veggies into foods because my youngest and husband won’t eat veggies. Me and the oldest will eat them, no problem. Your whole wheat pasta pie is the BEST at hiding veggies!!!

    Good job on 8mi!!!


    August 29, 2010

    Hey Roni, good luck sending Ryan off to school tomorrow! I just sentry my twins last week and I cried like a baby! Just wondering your little guys reaction to the baby news?


    August 29, 2010

    Well he’s already expressed an intense interest in me having a boy. :) He’s happy but I’m not sure it sunk in yet. It will once I start showing!


    August 29, 2010


    I got teary eyed putting my 5th grader on the bus this year.. lol
    So it never stops…
    Very excited for you , his first day, your pregnancy, your running.. your new work at home. So thrilling! Enjoy all of it.
    I work from home and its the most amazing thing. I have lost so many hours stressing on getting to work etc , then trying to fit in everything after that.. but by getting back all those hours it really helps your life so much. So excited for you.
    Take care!! :)

    Josie- Skinny Way Of Life

    August 30, 2010

    aw good luck tomorrow ryan!! and roni I’m sure you’ll be in tears, I was just tearing up thinking about my little one starting kindergarden…and she doesn’t start till next year!

    Oh and my husband is about to ban me from reading b/c now i’m getting the baby itch again! I told him our *7 month old* wasn’t a baby anymore lol crazy I know. I miss the baby in my belly feeling and reading my weekly babycenter updates!


    August 30, 2010

    You are going to have an awesome day tomm and you get to see your son have a fantastic day at school!


    August 30, 2010

    I am putting my youngest of three on the bus for the first time next week. I have not been a crier at these times, but this may be a first for me. We’ll see then. But good luck to Ryan and to his inspiring mom!


    August 30, 2010

    I am going to be a teary mess when my little girl first goes to school. I hope the day goes well for you guys!

    Impressive veggie load.


    August 30, 2010

    I remember when mine started kindergarten. Take lots of pictures! My youngest is now a senior in high school. Time flies by so fast.


    August 30, 2010

    Fun Fusion!! I’m suprised they haven’t been outlawed yet! Most of the ‘good’ stuff we had growing up seems to have been! lol. There are probably some still in the floor registers at Mom’s. :)
    I envy your veggie pile!


    August 30, 2010

    Hope the first day of kindergarten goes well for Ryan! :)

    So jealous of your farm LOOT! I love it! :)


    August 30, 2010

    Good luck with the first day of school. I send my princess to kindergarten next week, I know I will be a mess.


    August 31, 2010

    Hi Roni, Its such a bittersweet mile stone sending our babies off to school. My husband and I just dropped our oldest daughter off at Univ. of Pittsburgh last week. I feel like just yesterday was her first day of Kindergarten. I already miss her so much!! Hope all goes well. Have a great day.