Thursday, January 16, 2014

Catching up

Today is the two year anniversary of my first actual blog post. (I actually wrote a blurb January 15, 2012 to explain WHY I was doing this), but the first rumination was two years ago today. And I obviously have decreased in frequency, from several times a week to a few times a month. Sometimes less.

I thought I would change things up a bit, namely the title of the blog. I changed it from Showing Up to Cathy Shows Up. I like the three-word title better, and it matches the already existing URL. The title is based on the Woody Allen quote that 80% of life is showing up, so I'm trying to show up a bit on this little corner of the blog world - but mostly I just like to write and this is an outlet for me. And if you've been reading it for awhile, thanks for hanging in there and putting up with me!

So what has happened these past few years? Major life events! Two of these:

August 25, 2012
August 10, 2013

Two of these:

October 2012 and 2013

One of these:

March 2013
One of these:

December 16, 2013 - happy one-month birthday, Brody!

So since I've started writing this blog, I've become a mother-in-law two times over (love you, Aly and Tim!), a two-time half-marathoner (and training for the third this spring), the Inventory Specialist at Hot Mama, a wonderful shop new to Omaha, and a grandma to the most beautiful baby in the history of babies, as Jeanie said! (Or as his grandpa says pretty much every day, "What a doll!")

I know I've digressed a bit from the main focus of Showing Up (or Cathy Shows Up), which began as a healthy living blog. It still is, but it's MY healthy living blog. Thanks for being along for the ride.

As part of that focus, here is a fabulous new recipe. It's from Skinnytaste, a blog that Aly told me about several years ago. She told me then that even if I don't use any recipes to just look at the pictures because they are food porn. While the pictures are gorgeous, the recipes are healthful and delicious. She's writing a cookbook - can't wait till it's published. Anyway, I made the Roasted Potatoes, Chicken Sausage, and Peppers last night, and it may have been because we were both so hungry, but we kept saying how wonderful it is. And as a plus - really easy!

What's not to love - a big pan of roasted veggies and chicken Italian sausage!

And for breakfast today, an old standby - MaryLu's protein waffle. This keeps me full forever.

An ongoing healthy habit I am trying to keep up with is water intake. I think I'm getting enough, but when I actually use the WaterMinder app I find out I'm short. Another healthy habit that I'm trying to incorporate is to make sure I get fruits and/or veggies with each meal. I'm pretty good about that, but to be honest, sometimes lunch is a protein shake and a granola bar. I try to bring baby carrots to eat at work, so maybe that counts?

And on that note, time to go get organized before I head into work. TTFN!

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