For everyone whose plate is a little too full

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I'm Laura, and I try to do it all. Sometimes I even succeed. Learn more about me here.
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A website for everyone trying to do it all. I share my story to let you know you are not alone. Even if your plate is full, together we'll find ways to live our crazy lives, somehow stay sane, and even put together a healthy meal at dinner time (most nights).

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 What team are you on? Microwave fish and make your office stink for hours OR spare your coworkers and eat it cold? I'm the latter. I ate my leftover salmon cold today over my kale salad. #funny #considerate #Ilikefishcoldeitherway #workplacerules #paleo #eattherainbow #eatyourveggies #morevegetablesthanavegetarian #jerf #salmon #fitfluential #ourfullplate
 I saw this on my run. Who doesn't need an extra dose of affirmation? I do! And I need it to get through this busy week. What are YOU doing today to he AWESOME?!?! #motivation #awesome #shoalcreek #atx #austin #texas #fitfluential #ourfullplate @fitfluential
 Another morning dedicated to packing lunches for the kids in their @lunchbots. From left column down to right: Dylan (10 months old) three 6-7 oz bottles of breast milk, grapes, full fat grassfed yogurt with a little applesauce, grilled chicken, carrots and peas, and an egg not pictured. Middle column was for Jackson (5 years old) applesauce, raisins and cashews in his reusable camouflage snack bag for later at school, grilled chicken and pistachios; Julian (4 years old) banana, grapes, cashews, plantain chips and grilled chicken. It still amazes me how Dylan already out eats his older brothers. I hope it's just a temporary growth spurt because God help me and my future grocery bills. The older boys have been much better about eating vegetables for dinner (we have been working on it), but I am still trying them to get them to eat more during lunch. I show them how much fresh veggies we eat but it falls on deaf ears. Besides carrots, they refuse. What else do you pack for your kids that they actually eat? I can pack veggies all day long, but it will just get dumped or ignored. #itneverends #myquestforkidstoeathealthy #paleo #paleokids #schoollunch #preparetoplanorplantofail #planahead #eattherainbow #leadbyexample #jerf #boymom #momof3boys #lunchbots #fitfluential #ourfullplate
 I had a surplus of organic carrots in the fridge, so I decided to roast them along with a few parsnips in the oven to serve with our roasted salmon for dinner tonight. I roasted the veggies with lard and Montreal seasoning and they were D-E-L-I-S-H! It was so simple too. I baked them at 425 degrees for 45 minutes, of which the last 5 minutes I broiled them. Yum and super easy! #Ineedtomakemorenexttime #lard #yum #paleo #jerf #fitfluential #ourfullplate #sosimple
 Accountability, with myself and others. I almost skipped CrossFit today because I forgot to pack my sneakers in my gym bag. While it seems like a valid excuse to play hooky, I already told my friend I was coming so I had to follow through on my word. Why is it when you commit to others it means more than to ourselves? Of course I am so glad I went, Army boots and all. I was able to clean 105lbs (18 reps total) during my WOD, which also identifies that I must get better form because I should be able to clean more than I can push press. #stilllearning #crossfit #crossfitmama #cfmabry #noexcuses #accountability #army #soldier #fitfluential #fitmama #atx #austin #texas #ourfullplate #caseofthemondays
 Another advantage to doing CrossFit throughout my pregnancy with Dylan, my 10 month old kid can already hang for at least 15 seconds on his own. Talk about strong grip. And that should say a lot since he weighs at least as much as 2x 10 month olds. #bigboned #sanchezthighs #crossfit #crossfitkids #crossfitbaby #fitmama #fitfluential #atx #austin #texas #ourfullplate
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