a new mantra

Hi friends! Happy almost-Friday. What are you up to this morning? Thank you so much to those of you who have chimed in with your advice and tips on the Family page. I can’t believe that we’re getting close. 🙂

We had some great Tuesday night adventures. My friend Jess asked if Liv wanted to go over to her house so the girls could play and the Pilot and I could have a little date night. At first I was like, “Wait, but I want to hang out with you, too” but after a little encouragement and reminder to enjoy some time as a couple, we went for it. Liv had a blast, and the Pilot and I checked out a nearby Mexican restaurant, Casa de Bandini.

Date night

While we waited for our table, we walked around the Form shops, which is an amazing outdoor mall. I always feel like we need to live close to San Diego proper until we venture to surrounding areas and realize that they, too, have EVERYTHING. (Everything = a natural grocery store, a yoga studio, some good restaurants, and an Orangetheory. OTF studios are popping up like Starbucks and I love it.) I’m so used to living in smaller towns so this consistently blows my mind. 

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Creating habits you can, and want, to keep

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Bring on the madness

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a Zumba nightmare

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Everything and nothing

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Meals, fitness, yoga on the beach

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Date night and doc

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Meet Goldie

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Tucson’s new lulu

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Failure to plan

Holy Garmin entries! Keep ’em coming 🙂 So happy that you’re excited about the giveaway- it’s one of my favorite pieces of running gear. Yesterday, I went on my first official training run with Liv at Sabino Canyon. Nature is one of my favorite gyms, especially in this sweet spot of not-too-hoot-or-cold-just-right weather. We did […]

A little this and that

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Protein pancakes for the week

I feel like we ate a very grown-up little kid dinner last night: Maybe the ketchup is what takes it over the edge. My new kale salad obsession (which is a post in itself- see the jalapeño?!), butternut squash with ketchup and chicken sausage. (+ wine while I watched Girls, which was just as quirky, […]