Fernley, NV. Stop-over on our Thanksgiving road trip to Napa
So ya, like I mentioned yesterday, I'm not doing very well on my resolution to drink less during the week. I'll get there eventually. But I am doing really well on one of my other resolutions and implementing it has already changed our evenings together as a family. This is probably a no-brainer for some of you moms reading this, so go easy on me!
Eating dinner together as a family has revolutionized what Alice will eat!
I know. I know. It's not rocket science that a kid who sees her parents eat something will most likely be encouraged to eat that something, too, but we'd gotten into the habit of making dinner for ourselves after we put her to bed so that we could enjoy eating together without juggling a squealing baby. So that's what we've done for the better part of two years! I'd make something for dinner for Alice (which was sometimes the same but was oftentimes different from what we'd planned to eat) and then we'd stand around and watch her eat or not eat it, which resulted in a lot of frustration on my part and a lot of uneaten food on her part.
A few weeks back we were at a play date with a little boy who is just a few months older than Alice. We were nearing dinner time and, as we were leaving, I asked his mom for new ideas on what to feed my kid. And she said, "He eats what we eat for dinner! And if he doesn't eat what I'm serving, then he'll just be hungry!"
Her response stuck with me and was part of the inspiration for my resolution to eat dinner together as a family. We started doing it while we were with my in-laws in Canada and Alice was a champ on most nights with what she ate for dinner (in interest of full disclosure, though, for many of those dinners, she sat on MY lap rather than in HER chair but at least she was trying new things). And since we've been home, her adventurous eating has continued with things like vegetable coconut curry with quinoa and (my new favorite breakfast!!) chia seed + coconut milk oatmeal.
It is amazing how proud I feel of my kid when I watch her trying and then liking something new.
Happy weekend! What are your plans?
Weekly workouts: Monday - Travel day! Tuesday - Run! 9.2 miles/1:23/973-ft gain. Wednesday - CrossFit! Find 1-rep max for power clean (135lbs), then 200 calorie row (14:27). Thursday - CrossFit! 6 rounds of 3 back squats (I just did the 35lbs bar but had NO HIP FLEXOR PAIN!) + 5 box jumps (20"), then 10 minute AMRAP of 6 burpees + 10 overhead lunges w/ 25lbs plate (9 rounds). Friday - CrossFit! Bench press at 80% x 25 reps (85lbs) + Bent over rows (45lbs), then 3 rounds for time of 10 dead lifts (135lbs) + 15 dips (red band) + 20 knees-to-elbows.