Asthma Sucks


Last night at dinner I played an April Fool’s Day trick on the kids. I gave them their drinks but it was actually jello in a cup with a straw so they couldn’t drink it!

Hey, it’s funny to a six-year old…and I thought it was pretty clever. :)

The kids loved it.


For dinner, I made a similar salad to the one I had last week when I met Danny for lunch. My salad had spring mix, pears, walnuts, cranberries, cucumbers, and feta.

I topped it with Ken’s Sweet Vidalia Onion dressing. Marlene had this dressing when we celebrated my grandpa’s birthday a couple of weeks ago, and it was really good so I bought a bottle.

I also bought a package of cranberries and glazed walnuts which is what gave me the idea for the salad.

The glazed walnuts were the best part.


Today’s breakfast was something different from my usual Kashi Go Lean cereal. I usually stick to cereal in the mornings because it’s quick and easy during the busy morning, but sometimes it’s nice to have something different.

This morning I had a Van’s blueberry waffle topped with PB2 and blueberries. I also had two egg whites, coffee, and a glass of detox water.

Today’s Workout

  • Plank #31 – 3 minutes and 28 seconds!
  • 1 mile treadmill, walked
  • Butts and Guts – 60 minutes
  • Elliptical – 12 minutes
  • Stretching - 5 minutes

This morning, I had to make an asthma and allergy appointment for Jaden because his allergies have been acting up and he has been wheezy. Luckily, they were about to get him in at 11:15 am, so I told his school that I’d pick him up at 10:45 am.

I still had time to kill after Butts and Guts class (Jaden’s school is two minutes from the gym, so there’s no point in going home first) so I just did the elliptical for a short time, followed by some much-needed calf stretching.

Jaden’s doctor appointment took forever. Our appointment was at 11:15 am and by the time we even saw the doctor it was 12 pm. Then I was in a big rush to get Jaden back to school in time for lunch and pick up my niece.

Jaden left the doctor’s office with four prescriptions including a steroid, a breathing treatment, and an inhaler. I feel so bad that my poor little guys has to go through all this. He’s already on daily asthma and allergy medicine and gets allergy shots once every three weeks. Poor guy.

I’m finally home now and can eat lunch!

Have a great afternoon!


My blog will be down for few days sometime within the next week. I am in the process of switching over to a self-hosted site. Apparently, my love for taking pictures is making the process a little bit longer than originally planned :) But don’t worry, you can’t get rid of me that easily – once everything is switched over, things will be back to normal.

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  • What’s your quick go-to breakfast?
  • Do you (or your kids) have asthma or allergies?
  • Favorite salad topping?


Filed under Breakfast, Dinner, Fitness, Working Out

14 Responses to Asthma Sucks

  1. The jello trick is too cute!! I love it. Jaden’s facial expression in the pic is hilarious. My favorite salad topping is roasted kabocha squash. I keep some in our freezer, and use it on the weekends to make my salads extra special. :)

  2. Asthma does suck, poor little guy!!
    Your salad looks super delicious….I think I will copy it for some of my lunches next week.
    Congrats on moving to a self hosted site!!! Who are you going to use to host?

  3. Christine Bock

    Love just a squeeze of fresh lemon on my salads…really wakes up the flavors.

  4. I love the jello idea..can you tell me more about self hosting? Do you hire someone or are you doing it all yourself?

    • I did hire someone because when I researched it, it was something that I knew I couldn’t do on my own. I was going to ask my brother but he’s never done anything like that before and I was worried about losing stuff during the switch. I plan on doing a blog post once Im switched over. It’ll just be switching hosts. My blog will still look exactly the same. Eventually I would like a new layout but that’s pricey!”

  5. I love the jello idea! My usual go to breakfast is oatmeal, I make it the night before and heat it and add egg whites in the morning. It’s really quick and filling!

  6. Congratulations on self hosting girl! How cool!

  7. Love the jello in the cup idea! I can never come up with any good ideas for April Fools!!!

  8. After reading about Van’s Waffles and the PB2 on our blog I got some of both (I got the Van’s Power Grains ones). This morning I finally had a waffle with the PB2 and sliced banana – HEAVEN (and I typically HATE waffles) and I would never have guessed that the PB2 was anything other than real, good old fashioned peanut butter. Thanks for being such an inspiration :-) And I hope Jaden is feeling better soon!

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