Dumbbells and Diapers

Hello there! My name is Bethany. I am a mother. A certified personal trainer, a fitness fanatic, and Apple addict. I had my daughter in September of 2011 and was back to working out a month after having her. I understand working, being a full time mother, exercising every day, and eating healthy for both myself and my family. Click on the About Me page to learn more!
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Hello everyone!  I apologize for the delay in posts!  I have missed you all.

I decided to let you in on my random thoughts of the week.  I could have posted these on my Twitter account but then my followers may get swamped by my outrageous amount of posts!  ;)

So here we go!

  • Mom duty 1 of 100,000,000,000: glorified booger wiper.
  • Is it more dangerous driving and having kid/s in back seat or driving and texting?
  • Without getting my workout done in a day (including rest day) I turn into a grump zombie with no energy.  Those who approach - beware.
  • I’m pretty sure doing cardio (INSANITY or T25) early in the morning or on weekends frustrates the neighbors below.  But then again, so does re-racking my 52.5 pound Bowflex, I’m sure.
  • When someone asks you what is wrong - and nothing was wrong - until that moment - things get wrong.
  • This sticker book requires all the work from you.  If someone gets this book for your toddler - hide it. For years.


  • Am I the only one that realizes I became OCD since becoming a mother and does it annoy anyone else?
  • Mom duty 2 of 100,000,000,000: counting to 3 angrily 6-10 times.
  • Does anyone else have a problem wanting to buy/buying too many birthday presents for child/children?  I keep getting several boxes from Amazon.   Amongst these items, I am waiting on a pre-ordered Balance Bike (FirstBIKE Street Bike).  I’ll review it after it arrives and we have time to try it out!


  • I love the colder weather but am always having a war with the thermostat. Is that being a woman or an obnoxious HVAC?
  • I am secretly hoping my daughter picks up my high school sport of tennis - but she gets tired of it after about 5 minutes.  She would rather put the balls in the container.  Too early?  NEVER.


  • We are addicted to watching the Cooking Network show Unique Sweets before bedtime.  That is better than eating them, right?

Some of you asked for the recipe of the protein balls I make my man!  I make the Mint Fudge Bars for myself, but I use a rendition of a recipe I found on PopSugar for the protein balls.

I double (sometimes quadruple) a normal recipe for him to have enough for a few days.  Yes, that’s right, days (2-3).


It goes like this:

  • 2/3 cup natural peanut/almond butter
  • 1/2 cup honey (or sugar-free syrup as a binder)
  • 2-3 scoops whey protein powder (it seems that chocolate and vanilla goes best but you could try any flavor I’m sure)
  • 3 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 3 tablespoons dark chocolate chips (optional - he chooses none - you could sub for nuts)

Mix. Round into balls. Put in fridge for a couple hours. Put in mouth.

My daughter likes to help pour the ingredients in and round her own balls (very, very small ones).  We are out of protein again - anyone have some good suggestions for buying whey in bulk (other than Costco)?  :)

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  We are off to my daughter’s first circus tonight!  :)