Now getting back to family, this weekend was all about family. Or specifically today was! We started the day off with our huge Sunday breakfast. Brace yourself... for 5 adults and 3 children
- 2 batches of my buttermilk oatmeal pancakes
- 1/2 batch of gluten free pancakes
- 1 lbs of low sodium bacon
- almost a dozen hard boiled eggs
- a bowl of chia seed and berry compote
- a giant bowl of fresh fruit (strawberries, grapes, apples, and oranges)
- fresh honey flax loaf of bread (fresh from Longo's oven)
- whipped cream and maple syrup
It was a feast! and yes we did have leftovers so makes for an easy lunch :) Except I didn't have lunch with my kids and husband today, I went to my younger brother's swim banquet at McMaster University. To support and honor his commitment (to torture) er... I mean to health, fitness and the MAC marauders. I am really proud of him and it's apparent so is the coach. Here is a picture of me, my brother and my mom (dad took the photo). And the video of the coaches recognition of Ian.
|I think mom was eating- dad!!!!|
You rock little brother!
He swims a million hours a week, plus does dry land training (with specific coaches) and is meticulous about his food. All while rocking engineering. He is part of a supportive community that values the same principles that I do, dedication, hard work, belief in fitness and health. So even though he is 10 years my junior I look to him everyday for inspiration in my workouts. He swims sometimes twice a day and does resistance training/plyometric training and core workouts, he is the machine in the family and I'm so proud to be his sister!
And the food was pretty good also! The only thing I couldn't eat was the diner rolls, and as you can see I ate my weight in chicken!
|Patrick, Annaliese, Luke (in case you didn't recognize them under their super cute costumes)|
|This is Luke flexing his spider muscles! So cute that he knows how to pose :)|