Busy, busy, lots to learn.

Life got really busy all of the sudden. I am working on building a real estate business, which involves a lot of self education and networking. It is an investment of time and money, but I have faith that it will all pay off one day. I am working every single day, but there is flexibility in my schedule which allows me to be with my daughter most of the time that she is with me. It is the perfect career for me. I have a background in interior design, so I can offer my clients my services while I am helping them buy or sell a home.

It has been a challenge, however, to stay 100 percent on track with healthy eating and exercising. In fact, I have not exercised at all this week. Hopefully it isn’t raining tomorrow morning so I can get a run in! It has also been hit or miss with breakfast. This morning I did good:


But then I got busy and missed lunch, so picked up a super early dinner at 4:00. A gyro and Greek salad.


Also had my favorite snack size candy bar sometime between breakfast and dinner:


Yesterday I missed breakfast and had lunch while working:


And date night dinner in. I made grilled swordfish topped with bruschetta, quinoa with caramelized onions and sun dried tomatoes and a salad.


Tuesday was the last day I had three full meals:


Overall, not a horrible week, but certainly room for improvement. Everyday is a new opportunity to focus on health and balance. And everyday is a learning experience in this journey.

Rainy Productive Sunday

I worked hard this week! Building a new career/business is exciting and exhausting! I’m trying to learn how to balance it all with eating healthy , exercising, and being a single mama. Everyday is a working day for a Realtor, especially a new one building their business, but today I really needed to get some neglected house work done. I started my day with a cup of coffee and some moments in gratitude:


And then I tackled my house. I deep cleaned and did all the laundry. It feels so good. Everything is done, so tomorrow when I pick up my girlie, I can give her my undivided attention.

I was able to scrape up some lunch from the fridge and freezer before heading to the grocery store for a much needed stock up.


I got home from the grocery store late afternoon and did a few more chores and some work and finally decided to sit down and relax with some wine and cheese. I love trying new kinds of cheese. This is a Havarti the guy at Publix recommedned:


I made my meal plan for the week:

Today: Salmon with brussel sprouts

Monday: Turkey, burgers, corn on the cob, baked beans and salad

Tuesday: Taco salad

Wednesday: Swordfish topped with bruschetta and salad

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: Pizza

I also plan to food prep with my daughter tomorrow by making a veggie tray, hard boiled eggs, and a coffee cake (one of my favorite things to bake with her).

Dinner tonight:


It is Sunday night,my girlie has been with her dad for a week (the longest time we have been apart), events of my life have been challenging (to say the least) for the past couple of years, the world has gone completely crazy, yet I am hopeful as we enter a new week. There is so much that needs to be resolved, and my Faith is as strong as ever. I try very hard to always focus on the positive and I find my strength in God.