While Andrew was out doing some errands he picked up one of my FAVORITE meals on the way home.
Cupbop! It is Korean bbq and the bowl comes with a potsticker, chicken, rice, veggies and noodles. They have the best sauces ever to go on top and they are so ridiculously good. I hope you get one of these in your life.
Earlier on Brooke and I got to work on some baking.
While I was mixing something she said, “Mama, is this what your eyes looked like when you first saw Dada (that is what she calls Andrew)?” I looked over and she was pointing at the heart eyes.. yep ha!
Knox somehow slept through the baking but he woke up later on to test them out;)
Brooke asked to add sprinkles of course.
We made these homemade oreos and they are so good. I had an activity with the youth in my area so I made these for them!
Today’s post was partially written by Brooke;)
Hey everyone!! So, I know not too long ago I did a review for the Garmin Vivoactive watch. I loved it! Well I was in the hospital one day and realized that it had a huge crack down the middle of the face of the watch and then my band broke on it. I have had it for quite a while and I guess I was pretty tough on it. I looked at getting it fixed and it was over $100. I needed something reliable that wouldn’t die on me, so I started looking around. I looked on Amazon and saw I could get the same Vivoactive for $140, but then I saw the Garmin 230 for $170 and went for it.
So right off the bat a key difference is that the 230 is not a touch screen. I didn’t really realize this until I opened it up. I wasn’t sure how I felt about it right off the bat, but it definitely grew on me that day and I absolutely love it now. This watch still is a smart watch. I can get my notifications and still does pretty much everything that my old Vivoactive could do. It seems like this watch is more dedicated to running and it functions so much better. Sometimes my Vivoactive wouldn’t acquire GPS right away, and if it was cloudy – forget about it acquiring GPS. Sometimes I would just start my run because I didn’t want to wait for a long time. Then it wouldn’t acquire GPS until 2 miles in so my distances would be off. With the 230 I haven’t had any problems acquiring GPS, even when it was cloudy. This watch also doesn’t have the wrist HR monitor. I personally don’t like those. I looked up many different reviews between the 230 and 235 and the battery on the 230 lasts much longer because of this.
A couple features that are different and I hope to try them out soon are that the 230 tracks your VO2 Max (not quite sure how accurate it is) and it also does some race calculations when you run a certain distance with the HR monitor. I hope to try this, this week. This watch is very customizable. You can change the watch face and add different widgets, like most other Garmin watches. It also tracks your distance, pace, time, does smart notifications, syncs to the Garmin Connect app, tracks your steps, sleep, yada, yada ,yada, most watches and trackers do this now.
In all, I absolutely love this watch. First off, for the price I don’t think it can be beat. I have seen it as low as $160. I feel like it is much more accurate than my Vivoactive and hopefully more durable. The battery life is amazing and its features seem to be a better watch for an average runner like me :) Let me know if you have any questions!!
Every now and then I go back to the beginning of my blog to look for something and every time I do this I see the food I used to eat. I normally wouldn’t be able to really remember what foods I was obsessed with years ago (I started blogging almost 7 years ago) but because I have all of the pictures still, I am reminded. My diet now is so crazy different than what it used to be (some of my old food pictures make me wonder how in the world I ate whatever I thought was good back then ha). A lot of my eating years ago had a lot to do with what foods felt safe to me. I had a list of foods on my NO list that was a mile long. I’m pretty sure I lived off of broccoli, spinach and skittles… not sure why those were my safe foods?
I don’t have anything on my no list anymore (well, olives and beets are on there) but I am still a pretty repetitive eater now. I find something I love and eat it for a while until I am sick of it. I think I used to know every calorie that ever existed in any food there ever was… and a lot of my food selections depended on that. It took years of work to stop thinking (ehhh obsessing) about calories and to eat more according to what is good for my body and what sounds good but I currently have about 50 things I could always work on to improve my nutrition.
BUT today, I really wanted to hear from you about why you eat the things you eat!!
Is it because….
-You eat the foods you do based on the nutrients in them?
-The amount of calories? Fat grams? Because of the macros in each item?
-Out of habit…you’ve just always eaten the way that you eat?
-Because that is what your diet tells you to eat?
-A lot of what you eat is similar to what you ate when you are growing up? Or how your parents ate?
-It is convenient?
-It sounds good?
-It is cheap… on sale?
-It is what your family wants to eat?
-You choose your meal and snacks based on what feels ‘safe’ to you?
-Through nutrition education (either formal or on your own) you eat the foods you eat because you know the things that are best for you?
-To lose weight?
-To gain weight?
-Do you base the foods you eat on the amount of preservatives or chemicals in them?
-You stick to whole foods?
-You choose foods that you know will best fuel you for your workouts or run?
****Why do you eat the things you eat?… How has it changed over the years? <—— I’m really interested to know your answers to this!
What Garmin/GPS do you use? What do you like/not like about it?