One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Took the Day Without Guilt

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Almost every Tuesday and Thursday for the past 6 months or so I’ve woken up at 5:30 AM, ran 1.17 miles to the gym, took BodyPump and then ran 1.17 miles home.

This morning I just. didn’t. feel. like. going.

I’m Frazzled. Frantic. Finished.

Part of me was tired. Part of me was pissed the Tough Mudder was canceled. Part of me just didn’t feel like going. I’ve just been so overwhelmed with the conference.

Some days when I feel like this I put myself on autopilot and go anyway. Of course I never regret it. But sometimes, I take the day, skip the workout, and that’s ok too!

This is part of that all or nothing mentality we talk about so much. Missing one workout is no big deal. Missing one workout and using it as a reason not to go the next time or the next time or the next time, is.

So I’m planning on my normal Wednesday workout tomorrow. A walk to the gym, yoga and then a walk home. I take the baby with me in the morning and he gets an hour in the gym daycare. It tuckers him out and then I get to get some work done. It a nice little routine.

So I took photos of my food today. For some reason keeping the photo food journal is making me feel slightly more grounded while I’m overwhelmed with everything else.

I split a banan real quick with Little Guy before getting him on the bus…

Then I came back and split an apple with… ya ready for this… The TODDLER. (He’s gonna be 18 months next week. Yikes!) I smeared some almond butter on my slices.

A little mid day snack of strawberry greek yogurt with some cocoa powder mixed in.

It’s one of my favs. :)

Lunch was sushi AGAIN. It’s not me. I swear! It’s the husband!

I got a salad…

And then ordered 1 special roll that had crab and spicy salmon inside with seared peppered tuna on top.


Mid afternoon I was hungry and made a quick tomato salad with a cheese stick, some basil salt and a sprinkle of parsley.

I had to take the boys to the store and run some errands. It was late, we got hungry and dipped into a Sun Chip Bag.

Note: once the phone comes out it’s all The Toddler wants. lol

Another note: I ate more sun chips that I should have. Damn they are addictive!

Dinner was a "kitchen sink" quasadilla with avocado, cheese, leftover chicken, red pepper, leftover corn and spinach.

After dinner sweet bite. A pluot.

That’s it. That’s all I got in me. I did post a kale salad idea early on GreenLiteBites and I’m hoping to get some lunch posts up. I’ve been snapping photos but not posting! Ugh. I’m so behind.

Oh! and I’ve been getting requests to bring back the Ask Roni’s videos. It’s on my radar. I promise! I’m hoping for October. :)

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There are 8 comments so far.


    September 12, 2012

    All of that was not enough exercise for one day??–LOL


    September 12, 2012

    Haven’t left a comment in a while but when I saw “the toddler” picture I had to laugh…it looks like he is flipping the bird in the background! Just like Dad! LOL Also so happy you are bringing back the videos I know I for one have been missing them. Thanks Roni!


    September 12, 2012

    I was wondering who’d pick out the finger pic. lol


    September 12, 2012

    My baby…now almost 5…is still the same with the phone…pretty soon he’ll know more about computers than you!!

    Sheri J

    September 12, 2012

    I didn’t notice “the finger” but I was surprised that Evan was eating fruit!?!


    September 12, 2012

    I keep offering and he surprises me SOMETIMES. That was actually the first time he nibbled an apple!

    Thea @ It's Me Vs. Me

    September 13, 2012

    LOL! I’m glad someone else noticed the finger. I laughed out loud when I saw it. That’s awesome.

    You so deserve a day off. I’m glad you gave yourself that little guilt free break. Everyone needs them!

    Finally, HOORAY for pluots. I love it when the make it to the grocery every year.

    Cody Code

    September 23, 2012

    Good for you! It is healthy to take a day off to relax, do what you want and enjoy a treat or 2 (or 3)! Stress free is essential to healthy lifestyle!

    Hope your followers take note of your guilt day.