Sunday confessions, again.

I made crust less quiche (whatever that means)!

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1. I checked myself out at the gym.

2. While taking a class I thought to myself why the motherfuck is this old uncoordinated mofo teaching Zumba?

3. I gave my fiancé expired half and half.

4. I lied to my parents.

5. I ate a huge cup of ice cream, whipped cream, and chocolate syrup.

6. I yelled and cussed at Thing 1 and 2 in my head. One cries, one whines… Lady can’t even poop in peace around here.

7. I think my friend’s baby is ugly.

In non-confession related news…

1. Fiancé finally got a job!

2. We’re still broke and will continue to be broke for another 2 weeks.

3. We’re planning out meals most of them involve chicken, salmon, steak and a lot of spinach.

4. We’re going full Paleo mode and I might try the Whole 30 challenge.

5. I decided that I’m worth this very special treat… Gingerbread coffee from the Joe’s!

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Good vibrations.

Power outage. Spoiled groceries. Broken laptop courtesy of Thing 1.

Just some more things I can add to a week of suck.

But let’s get one thing clear. When I write about not having money, post pictures of red and yellow notices, mention things and places I can’t afford I don’t do it with the desire to create some sort of online pity party. I complain because I want people who have enough or extra to take a deep breath and be thankful for not having to pick up pennies out of necessity.

There are people who are in worst situations than I am and I’m thankful for every day I’m alive and given another chance to make the best out of what I have. My two beautiful children, a fiancé who looks the other way when I don’t have the energy to shave my legs for weeks, and the most supportive parents a girl could ask for.

Life is hard, even for people who might have it all.

I found myself staring at all my new white hair a couple of days ago and wondering how much time I’ve wasted being bitter these last 2 years. Enough.

Enough.

I will still have a bad ass attitude, sass for days, and add two snaps and a twist when I feel the need no matter what but the bitterness?

Tossing that heavy, stale, unnecessary baggage out of my life.

I’m fully committing myself to being happy, healthy and fit.

Crossfit for the first time ever tonight, Paleo 4EVA, and the possibility of my fiancé finally getting a job! I’m crying sweet salty tears of joy, hope really is a beautiful thing to have. Never ever give up.

Laugh, love, appreciate.

Monday.

Zzzzzzz.

That’s what happened while I was writing last night… But here’s what I wrote.

I was going to post pictures today but I was too busy working out, twice. I managed to eat 90% Paleo with my only two slip ups happening during breakfast.

I had a tsp of sour cream and a tsp of peanut butter.

I did about 1.8 hours of cardio, including Zumba and lifted weights like a really weak boss.

And even though I only have $79 in the bank and have just enough to buy diapers and some questionable meat I refuse to lose hope.

I’m going to make it through this.

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Crossing my fingers I come out looking like Annie Thorisdottir.

Lookin’ good spinach baby.

Yeeeeeaaah.

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Lunch has been fast, simple, and full of spinach. It cost me a little under $4 for two bags of the good ol’ organic stuff and I still have enough for tomorrow. Red onion and tomatoes are a must and my protein is usually chicken or ground beef. I eat an avocado every other day or make guacamole for the whole family to enjoy. Sometimes I even get crazy and throw in some almonds, I know. Living on the edge is what I do.

On the fitness side of things I’ve been doing research on the Crossfit facilities around the area. While non of them are close by most of them offer a free Saturday workout for the community to try which is awesome. I’ve called a couple of places and plan on observing some classes next week since I don’t have the money to even think about signing up for a membership.

Now if you’ll excuse me I smell something burning in my kitchen. Can’t wait to post some progress pictures!

Quick confessions:
1. Finished watching season of teenage vampire show.
2. Ate a bag of chocolate covered almonds that set me back 440 calories!! Yikes.
3. Rolled my eyes and cursed under my breath way too many times to count this week.

Zucchini boats, made with love!

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Zucchini $5.97
Ground Beef $6.11
Bell Pepper $1.29
Red Onion $0.69
Crumbled Ricotta $2.49
Mozzarella $3.99
Grand Total $20.51

I’ve been reading about zucchini lasagna for the past couple of days but was nervous about making it. I thought to myself, hey self, why not make zucchini love boats?

For it to be Paleo you just need to leave off the cheese and honestly it’s just as yummy, filling, and cheaper without it. My family and friends loved it so much that I’m definitely making it again!

With the leftover onion and bell pepper I made a quick, simple pasta that fed my brother and fiancé again for dinner. So add $0.99 to the mix and you have lunch and dinner for under $25 for 4 adults and a child.

Tomorrow’s dinner will be grilled asparagus, leftover zucchini, and chicken breast. Nom.

Aftermath, bills, and coffee. The ABC’s of a Sunday morning.

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$174.75

Enough to pay our past due water bill or keep our phones in service.

We opted to feed ourselves and the tiny twin terrors of destruction for the week instead.

Maybe Trader Joe’s every week isn’t the brightest of ideas and buying unnecessary booze, sparkly beverages, and bread is a definite no. My fiancé decided to splurge on himself a bit though and who am I to say no to a man’s beverage after a hard day’s work?

Today my mission is quite simple.
1. Not go insane after being woken up at 7am to the screams of MOMMY on a Sunday.
2. Accept that Sunday is just like every other day.
3. Pray for the strength to keep my patience.
4. Work out.
5. Cook!

With all the money we spent I decided it would be a good idea to come up with a menu for the week and to cook in advance as much as possible. We might stretch these groceries into next week which would be the best thing ever.

Not to mention I have no plans on spending any more money during the week. We bought plenty of fruit to snack on during movies or while crafting. We have coffee. There’s plenty of parks to go to weather permitting and the mall 10 min away if all else fails.

Ohhhhh and my fiancé decided to jump on this fitness train with me! Once my phone is back in service I’ll post pictures of what I hope to be progress.
Love the weather so I’ll be going on morning/afternoon walks more often.

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Here’s to a wonderfully healthy week ahead!