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Lisa Nelson
A very blessed Mother of 3 (8 year old, 4 year old and 7 month old) and owner of The Squishable Baby
A very blessed Mother of 3 (8 year old, 4 year old and 7 month old) and owner of The Squishable Baby

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It’s time to get ready to make the week ahead a success!

I spend a part of Sunday doing meal prep. For me, that doesn’t mean putting things in containers. For me it means making sure I have all the things in the freezer. I’m making my healthy high fiber banana bread. I’m making my vegan beans that I can easily scoop onto a high fiber tortilla with egg whites or chicken breast and go! It means making my healthy dessert brownies that are macro friendly. It means making sure I have the fruit, veggies, sweet potatoes I need.

I also spend time doing my workout progressions, increasing weights/reps over what I did last week and redoing my interval timings.

This way if something happens or I get up late, I can just grab stuff and go, you know?

The way I see it. If I’m crushing my workouts everyday, eating enthusiastically and responsibly, tracking what I eat, and staying within my macros, I am poised to move ahead with vigor!

The week is guaranteed to be a success.
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16th anniversary day today!
it started with an excellent gym workout - where as a bonus - a woman came up to me and said, “I’ve been following your journey. You are amazing. Thank you!”

Really, I don’t think there is anything better. She was in the gym, getting it done, you know? She knows the hard work pays off!

To have touched hearts and minds means everything to me.

I’m in heaven!

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Soooo...I asked for something very natural and easy.

The eyebrows are a touch big, but I like it. Something I would have to get used to. I like my natural brows. I like the subtle gloss of the lips - a lot.

The darky eyes????

What do you think? Like it?
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Tomorrow is our 16th anniversary, so I wanted to get some stuff done, KWIM?

I don’t have to be stinky all the time.

So, I worked it out so I could get my workout done, take a shower, and go directly to the spa. I didn’t want to go home and get bombarded by the kids.

I would never get out.

The water at the gym was like ❄️. 🙄🙄

I didn’t have time to go home. It was freezing, but I couldn’t go stinky - you know?

Unacceptable. I’m Still cold. Brrrrrr.

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This is a a winner!

1 tbsp fresh homemade almond butter spread atop my homemade high fiber banana bread just out of the toaster. #lunch #yum

That was really good!

I think I could swim through almond butter if given the chance. I love it!
#almondbutter #homemade

The recipes for both are on the blog!
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Thursday means it’s active recovery. For me it’s a choice between walking, jogging or swimming.

Honestly, swimming seemed like too much work today. I find it to be a lot of work to swim those laps.

I wasn’t in the mood.

A quick 3 mile jog and 30-min walk was really nice. It wasn’t a ton of work and I was by myself. I didn’t have to interact with anyone or share lanes, or see anyone, really.

It’s nice being outside. It felt really good - just me, my music, and the trail.

With the rain, I had the mud to contend with, but it really wasn’t too bad. Wet muddy feet is the least of my worries!

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100% weights this morning, zero cardio.

I make sure to lift the heaviest weights I can for the reps. If I miss it for some reason - whether it be a new exercise and I am unsure of my “sweet spot”, or I’m being mentally weak, I increase the weights and redo the set.

No cheating, no excuses.

As I was working, sweat was coming from everywhere.

When I got home, hubby is said, “you can shower at the gym, you know?”

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Leg day today, which is ..#sigh

Prior to the workout, I am having some of my homemade skyr, a great source of complete protein. It has all the essential bcaa’s that my body needs for muscle building and recovery.

Even tho I am providing what my body needs, I’m a strong believer in bcaa supplementation intra-workout (meaning, I sip on a mixture of bcaa’s and creative everyday). It has been shown that when you eat something before, the incomplete bcaa’s (supplements) help with muscle growth.

That’s what I want. #momswholift #bcaa
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They say that there is not one path to fitness or weight loss - and I think that’s true.

Whether you subscribe to heavy weights, low reps, or lighter weights and more reps, or HIIT or long distance cardio? Or 30-min workouts or whatever - you can lose weight and get closer to your goals.

But all these things have one thing in common - hard work.

I could barely bench press the bar a few months ago. The bar is 45 lbs.

Today I added 40 lbs. on the bar for a total of 85 lbs. that may not be a lot for you, but it’s a hell of a lot for me. I got through it - 4 sets 10 reps.

I’m getting stronger.

3 weeks ago, I couldn’t do body weight dips. Today, 5 sets of 8!!!! Plus then I blew out 2 sets of push ups.

My chest - tired - my arms, shaking like a leaf - but this is what it is. This is real life.

I’m no model or fitness hard body. I’m a woman working towards a goal each and everyday - and that’s what it takes.

That’s what’s real.

I know what’s real is Boring. Boring doesn’t sell. I mean, really, who is going to buy into a system that requires food tracking and really hard work?

No one, unless it’s me.

But I crave

I’m not glorifying it. Everyday is hard, but what I get from it... #winning
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Haydee’s 14th birthday!

It seems like no time has past.

He’s such a beautiful, kind and loving soul. My greatest hope for him - I hope that this world doesn’t destroy him.

He’s my first. He was grammy’s favorite (she herself admitted that to me). Before she died, she told me to make sure I take care of Haydee.

It’s been a wonderful 14 years. I look forward to many more!

Aaaaannnnndddd...the triple chocolate cake is symmetrical. #itsamiracle

#happybirthday #birthdayboy #14yearsold
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