08 Jan




Monday, Monday it’s back again and I want to wish all of you a fantastic kickoff to the week. Today my kids got a snow day basically because it’s super icy out and they didn’t want to take any chances with the buses and stuff. I for one am glad that they didn’t have school because I really don’t want to be out in the bad weather driving myself so I’m even more nervous about someone else driving my kids in bad weather.




Boy did I blow it last week on the workout front, I only got to the gym 2 times and I planned on going at least 4 so I stunk it up. This coming week I’m going to make up for it by working out 6 of the 7 days of this week. Normally I would give myself rest in between but I’ll just break up the type of workouts I do and maybe do some late night swimming like R.E.M. Truth be told, for what I pay for the gym I probably should be doing it every day The cool thing is I spent a lot of time with the family this weekend and we had a ball. It’s been awhile since we have all been home on a weekend together so we watched movies, played Uno and made lots of cool meals together! Now, I should have still hit the gym but I didn’t and while I’m not down on myself about it that doesn’t mean the work doesn’t need to be done.


Not to worry good people I kept it keto, for the most part, this weekend. Actually tried chia seeds for the first time in my life in a smoothie. I would love to tell you they taste great but I didn’t really taste them mixed in with my green monster of a smoothie. I know they are a healthy fat choice so I just threw a couple tablespoons in! On Friday I had a few carbs with a small serving of angel hair spaghetti and ground sausage. Then for dinner, it was a delicious Bulletproof coffee, sunflower seeds and green smoothie mix that got my good fats in me for the day.  Saturday was a real treat because we all had a meal together as a family which doesn’t happen as much as I would like. My oldest son made sugar free crepes and they were amazing. Of course, the ones they had were full of sugar but I kept it sugar-free with the exception of sampling a bite of the Carmel filled one and it was Yesterday I made myself a fathead pizza with extra cheese and ground sausage and it was yummy and so filling that all I could muster for dinner was a green smoothie with those chia seeds I mentioned earlier. I felt very good about my eating this weekend and I didn’t feel bloated or overfeed at all. No binging took place and I stayed away from candy and added sugar!



Folks if you get a chance look up Aquaponics! I may just be slow to the party but I stumbled upon this system of growing veggies and I was blown away! It’s crazy how fast and plentiful the greens grow plus they conserve so very much. There’s hardly any mal-effect on the environment and truth be told I’m going to start using the system as soon as my seedlings germinate! I’m so excited and trust me when I tell you I never ever thought I would say that about gardening. I must be getting super old but I’m mesmerized by the idea that I can help grow something that I can consume! So if you get a moment just google it and tell me what you think about this system. Have a fantastic Monday and I’ll be back tomorrow to talk about the workout that had better have been accomplished.!


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5 responses to “Aquaponics

  1. Amanda

    January 8, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Hey it’s easy to stay home with the kids are off school. Card games (for us it was Hand and Foot) and board games and movies and binge-watching TV shows, haha. I don’t have a gym to go to but I missed a lot of the walking/hiking time I usually try to get in. As for chia seeds, I don’t know that I’ve ever actually tasted them – they seem to be more for texture than anything. I have a couple really good chia pudding recipes that I love that don’t use any sugar, not sure if they’re keto but my favorite is a dark chocolate orange recipe that uses almond milk, orange juice, and tons and tons of cocoa powder. It’s dark and bitter with a slightly sweet orange underflavor that’s just perfect.

  2. Alexx's Keto Avenue

    January 8, 2018 at 9:58 am

    Dark chocolate orange sounds fantastic if you have a recipe handy I would love to try it. I really love the gym because it has all the machines I love the problem is that I go at such early hours that sometimes I get lazy and sleep or talk myself out of them and that’s just not o.k for what I’m trying to get accomplished ya know?

  3. juliehcares

    January 8, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    I hear that! You don’t HAVE to go so early. I go whenever I have an hour to myself. Since I have multiple hours to myself today, I am reading blogs first. The parking lot was jammed full at 7am but if I go around 1, it’s pretty empty in there which I love!
    I’ve heard of the growing system, I just kill everything I try to grow so I stopped trying. Good luck with all that!
    Don’t beat yourself up for a few missed days. Everyone needs a break…it’s the fact that we get back to it that matters!

  4. Stella

    January 9, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    What do you put in your green smoothie? I stopped having smoothies when I went Keto so I definitely miss them. I do rolling rest days for the gym. I don’t do 2 rest days in a row often, I find it harder to get back into it if I have 2 in a row.

    • Alexx's Keto Avenue

      January 9, 2018 at 3:12 pm

      I put mixed greens or spinach or kale, water, peanut butter,cinnamon,chia seeds and truvia if it’s not very sweet. You can use almond milk if u dont wanna use water and u can add avocado. How come you stop smoothies with keto? Because you use fruit in yours?


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