Thankful for Family + Health

Happy Monday everyone!

i hope you had a wonderful weekend! We are finally into August, which means one thing for me…it’s closet to FALL!! 😀

I am planning some great fall posts, so get ready soon!

This weekend was full of workouts, good eats, and being thankful for family and health.

Last Tuesday night, as many of you may know, we had to call the ambulance for my Dad. He sat up on the side of the couch, said he wasn’t feeling well, and passed out. This was very unusual for him and the ambulance took him on to the hospital.

For 2 days they ran tests on him to rule out all they could. We found out he has a couple of blockages in his heart, one—I know— that was around 60%. What the doctors told us, though, was that they weren’t for sure exactly why he passed out.

After all the tests, they sent him home with an adjustment in his meds, and for him to come back the next week to get a heart monitor. He will go this week to get it and will wear it 30 days.

Mom said the other day she thinks God was giving us a warning about his heart. We had no idea he had that going on. It could have been a lot worse. I truly think it was God letting us know what was going on. Even though we had to take him to the ER and I had to see him in the bed a couple days (I don’t always do well in hospitals), it’s a blessing it wasn’t anything worse. God has a way of showing us things we need to know, even if it comes in more of a wake up call.

We were all glad to have him back home Thursday night. I know he was ready to come back home. He kept saying how bored he was! Haha

I am so thankful for my family, friends, and even more grateful my Dad didn’t go through anything worse.

You don’t always realize how grateful and blessed you are with friends, family, and health until something happens. I think we take it for granted too often.

There are people in my life I love and care for so much. Be sure you tell those important to you how much you love them! You never know when things are going to happen.

Everyday is a gift from the Lord!

Mother’s Day Recap, Eats, + a Mug Cake Recipe

Happy Monday!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and were able to spend it with loved ones, especially your mom!!

I had a good day spent around my mom and my Granny.

These two ladies have my heart! They are so special, strong, and encouraging. This picture was actually taken last weekend at my church’s ladies luncheon.

I may not be a mom, but I am a DOG mom. I love my Jack, but he doesn’t like pictures…

I started the morning with my coffee and a couple of these peanut butter protein bites.

Later I made a smoothie and drank it while getting ready for church. It had banana, strawberries, spinach, almond milk, and vanilla protein powder.

For lunch, we got ribs from Full Moon BBQ and I paired mine with a small spinach salad.

After lunch we all sat around and talked, and I enjoyed some coffee while Granny found a Hallmark mystery movie. 😊

Even though it was hot, I wanted to get out for a little bit, and I grabbed this lemon luna bar out the door.

Dad and I sat outside talking + just enjoying each other’s company. He’s loving being retired, and I’m loving it too! Lol

For dinner I was feeling an easy dinner, so I whipped up ground turkey + egg whites. Plain I know, but sometimes that’s what I’m craving!

I did want something sweet after, so I made a mug cake with Enjoy Life dark chocolate chips. Heres what I did:

-2 1/2 T almond flour (or whatever you want to use)

-1 T stevia/truvia

-1/2 tsp baking powder

-pinch of salt

-1 large egg white

-1/2 tsp vanilla

-1/4 cup almond milk

-sprinkle of chocolate chips

I mixed all ingredients in a mug I sprayed, and cooked it in the microwave for about 2:30 minutes, checking it after each minute.

Do you have a favorite quick dessert you enjoy whipping up when your sweet tooth hits??

Let me know!