One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Our New Sensational Sunday Tradition

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I had the most awesome day and it all started with my new friend here, Mr. Tire.

I’ve asked The Trainer (my old friend) to help me prepare for the Tough Mudder with one outdoor training session a week. He does these creative outdoor workouts and today we had fun with 2 tires and a few cinder blocks.

I know it’s gonna sounds utterly ridiculous but I actually had fun! It was hard, there’s no doubt about it, but nothing beats that strong, confident, "holy crap I’m FIT" feeling.

And that’s how I felt. I’m proud of myself for checking off every training session this past week.

I came home to this…

He’s totally hooked on his morning egg. I made one and had it ready before I left because as you may know, The Husband can’t boil water let alone fry an egg, but he can sure fold laundry! lol

I made myself the MOST AMAZING BOWL OF OATMEAL EVER for breakfast.

Sorry, I can’t help but scream it. I don’t think I’ll ever eat oatmeal any other way. It’s that good.

After breakfast we headed for some laundry sorting fun…

…and finger throwing.

He cracks me UP! We were joking about something. I can’t even remember but it was funny.

The rest of morning was spent cleaning.

REALLY cleaning.

Our reward was putting together our last Heroica game, the Caverns Of Nathuz.

And lunch!

Yup. I made another Grilled Beet Sandwich. It’s that good! Plus I have an open can of beets to use up. ;)

Game time!

Cat time!

Sometimes she just so stoic.

I took both boys to store.

We have a lot of fun together, even at the grocery store.

We had even more when we got home.

I multitasked while putting the groceries away and made Little Guy’s lunch.

I’ll show you what came home tomorrow on the School Lunch Idea page.

Once everything was put away we played a game of Heroica with all sets connected…

…while enjoying some new popcorn we found.

It’s REALLY good and was on sale for $1 a bag!

Here’s me, in my Helmet of Protection, winning.

I must admit, it’s a pretty fun game once you figure out some base house rules.

Soon it was time for our new Sensational Sunday tradition, a movie picnic!

I made chicken legs, baked sweet potato fries and roasted asparagus. No forks needed. :)

Little Bean wasn’t much into Revenge of the Sith but he still had fun.

The movie’s now over, the kids are in bed and someone’s keeping me company while I blog. :)

It was a great, productive day and I’m ready to face the week.

Hope you had a fabulous weekend!

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    March 5, 2012

    Yay for you! That tire looks like fun
    and a skill you could use if there is ever a zombie
    I like Sundays but then again I don’t have to go to
    work on Monday ;)
    I can’t wait till I can watch Star Wars with my boys
    Have a great week :)

    Looks like you had a wonderful Sunday! That dinner you made is makin’ me hungry…time to eat!


    March 5, 2012

    I was totally inspired by your goal to do a Tough Mudder. So…I checked out the website and found out that the first ever Tough Mudder in the Netherlands will be in 2013! I signed up and am now recruiting a team (all women :-) ) to kick some a%^ next year. I am putting together a training program and an looking for some creative outdoor workouts I can put together myself. Could you perhaps post what you did during the outdoor workout?

    Thanks a lot for making me want to be fitter, healthier and crazier :-)


    March 5, 2012

    Eline – Good idea! Let me see what he does the next couple of weeks and then I’ll write a more detailed post with what the workouts entail.

    And GOOD for you! That’s awesome!

    workout mommy

    March 5, 2012

    I love the tire/outdoor training! and your family is just too cute! :)


    March 5, 2012

    Howdy Roni–evil blog reader here… I was going to bust your chops about not using reusable grocery bags–but then I saw an old post about you usually just forgetting them. I do love my Trader Joe’s with their big colorful signs in the parking lot–“Don’t forget your bags!”. BTW–let me know and I can hook you up with awesome bags that open flat on the bottom and have wine bottle holders incorporated into the sides. They are the best ever! You gotta keep some of the smaller ones though for your awesome small fry helper and his assistant-to-be! It does take some effort to get into the habit, but isn’t that pretty much true of everything in life?!


    March 5, 2012

    SO funny.. I told Ryan when we were checking yesterday out that it’s now his job to remind me about the bags. We literally have 50 in our pantry! I’m just so frazzled getting everyone out the door I completely forget.

    Not an excuse, I know. It’s on my radar and that’s the first step. Check in on me next week and feel free to cus me out if I don’t follow through. ;)


    March 5, 2012

    Where’d you get the cool sectioned lunch box?


    March 5, 2012

    DEAL! I keep my bags in the car. There have been a few times where I have left my cart and run outside to get them right before I check out. Harder to do with a toddler in the cart though =8-o


    March 5, 2012

    Never mind- I found it! :)


    March 5, 2012

    Great day Roni! I love the tire work out. I’m looking into cross fit classes in my town. Have you heard of that? It’s a lot of lunges with a weighted bar, squats, push ups, the tire etc…

    I love the idea of movie picnic too! That’s so much fun


    March 5, 2012

    I have! and we are going to have a class at FitBloggin this year!


    March 5, 2012

    looks/sounds like SUCH A FUN family day!


    March 5, 2012

    Oh I love your Sunday traditions. Very good. And I also LOVE your plates…a perfect little place for ketchup!! :D

    Patty at A Day in My NYC

    March 6, 2012

    Roni, I’ve missed your blog :) Just catching up…love that game must look into it. Glad you are doing well. :)


    March 6, 2012

    Oooooh…. I should have waited until I was home to read this blog. I just want to whip up that oatmeal immediately! Aaaahh! But nope, microwave soup will have to do for lunch time today. But, tomorrow morning? That oatmeal is all mine. :) Thanks for sharing that!