Hey Friends!  How is life treatin’ ya?  We are doing good.  We had a wonderful Spring Break.  Just what we all needed.  We had a bit of time away and then we came home and just chilled each day.  WON-DER-FUL!  I also got quite a few DIY things done around here…you know…blogging material for the future. I cannot wait to show you some of the things that we accomplished!   All of that being said…I have a confession to make:

I started out on Spring Break…trying to make good food choices.  I even used the treadmill on the morning that we were leaving.  I’m not sure when the “throw caution to the wind” hit me.  It could have been between raspberry jelly donuts at Krispy Kreme or while I was standing in line at HuHot.  Anyway…now it’s crunch time.  I am back to being good. (Insert frowny face.)

So today…on this mmmMonday! I am going to post a picture that inspires me to eat smart.  When it’s time to get back to being good…I don’t do struggle a tad at first.  I am a veggie kind of girl…but carbs make me feel all warm and cozy inside.  lol!  So…..without further babbling…here is my inspiration.


My secret weapons on salad?  Balsamic vinegar with a drizzle of oil or lemon juice and a drizzle of oil.  I also sprinkle a tad of sea salt and some freshly cracked pepper.  I snack on air popped popcorn.  I don’t eat it dry…I add a sliver of butter to a dab of olive oil and salt of course.  (Not too heavy on the salt…all things in moderation you know.)

I love to eat.  I grew up in a family that associated eating with happiness.  I don’t think that is a bad thing, after all…what do we see in scripture during times of jubilee?  Moderation is the key.  We can do that can’t we?  Of course we can…because we are Dirt Roaders!  We can eat things that are good for us and get up off of our fannies and work!  (Are you inspired yet?  Have I inspired me yet?  I think so.) Okay…we can do this “thang.”  😉 It’s back to being good…and we can handle it.

I hope that you have a wonderful day, Dirt Roaders.  I missed you.  For those of you that are on Instagram…you could probably tell.  I soaked up the time with my family though.  We just enjoyed being together so much.  God is good…to put it in our hearts to enjoy moments with our children.  Far too soon…they are grown.  Okay….now…go forth and make healthy choices!


p.s. I am becoming an Instagram nut.  You can find me there….alongthedirtroad.  😉

p.p.s If you notice the badge missing off of my salad picture…um…I forgot it.  😉