Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sunday Reflections

Good Morning or Good Afternoon at this point!!

I have had an awesome, relaxing morning so far. I am off of work today and really have nothing going on. I have a weird work schedule this week, so I really wanted to take today to recharge a bit, sleep in, get some stuff done online, take a nap maybe, read and just really chill out. And so far, I have just done all of that, besides the nap haha.

And another awesome thing, I have the windows open in our apartment, which for August is HUGE here in Florida, but with that crazy rain we might be getting soon, it brought in a bit of cooler air, for now.

So reflecting back on my week, it was a pretty decent one. I stayed busy with my work outs and switched it up a bit. I did 2 walks on the beach, which is by far one of my favorite places to go and walk and run, there is a perfect pathway. It is a bit cooler by the beach because of the water and it is just so nice. So I walked there on Monday with my friend Megan and then on Wednesday morning I went also. Tuesday was my long travel day at work, I had to drive to Fort Myers and back. And without AC that is just darn right miserable. So when I got home, I was absolutely beat, so I took a quick nap to just cool down a bit and then went for a 3 mile run.

The biggest part of that run was not my pace, which wasn't great but it was the fact that I got out there and ran even though I was feeling exhausted and like crap. Thursday, I used as a rest day because we went to our friends house the night before. I had one too many beers and it was not settling right in my stomach. And I had to close at work that night.

Friday I had an awesome run downtown. I was off of work on Friday and I got up and decided I wanted to get some mileage downtown. I went out for 2 miles and then turned around and came back to get in a nice 4 miles. I felt really good during the run and was shooting for some negative splits and even had some nice success with it. The weather wasn't horrible at all. I love downtown because bathrooms are available and water areas. Plus it is so motivating seeing other people out running, walking, biking, bootcamping it up, it makes for just a great big fitness community.

Once I was done I headed to Panera for some breakfast and then to Trader Joe's to do some shopping.

I spent the rest of the day, just kind of hanging out and meeting up with James for lunch. I usually pick up and clean our apartment during the week, so I don't have to do so much on my days off and gives me an excuse to just chill out. Heck that's what days off are for and I love to put things off haha.

Last night, we went over to our friends house and between venting about our jobs and life in general, me and Megan killed a bottle of wine, well we kind of each killed our own bottle of wine. Seriously it was a perfect way to unwind after a weird day and long week. I had no shame or regrets. I mean this is life and it is all about balance!

So on the weight scale, which I want to throw that damn thing out the window, I stayed the same. NO gain and NO loss. Which really, really sucks but hey it could be worse. So this week, continuing what I am doing and maybe a little less snacking. I have been eating my activity points and it is working. But maybe not going over the 26pp each day. At night instead of going for lower point options, which I do, sticking to fruits, which are no points and then I wont feel so guilty.

So another good week, but I am shaping up to make this week even better!!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Currently In August

Good Morning!!!

Well you know I love a good Currently Post and because it is almost the end of the month, figured a good time to do so.

Here ya go...

Currently....

Book: Well I have been turning pages like crazy lately and you know I have a joint post with Nanci and have an update coming the beginning of the month in September, but I just finished 3 books and literally started the book ROOM. I will dive into the other 3 in a couple of days!

Music:
I pretty much listen to my playlist, which needs some serious updating and more music added to it. But I am loving...

Such a Fun SONG!!! And I finally just downloaded it and this one too...


Guilty Pleasure...
I really don't have one at the moment BUT online shopping and looking at stuff like that is really creeping up there haha

Drink..
Been drinking a ton of water and coffee lately. I am seriously loving on my coffee and now that Pumpkin Season is getting back in Action, well there you go. Pumpkin drinks all around. Dunkin Donuts has their Pumpkin Iced Coffee out again, I nearly jumped over the counter and kissed the guy when he told me he had it available!!! I am on the look out for some Banana Bread Beer I have been seeing on Instagram too. Stay tuned.

Food...
Pretty much all food haha. Yogurt is back up there again with major obsession because they just keep coming out with awesome flavors, I just cant pass up. And HELLO Pumpkin ones too!!

Show...
James and I started another series on Netflix
Another show I didn't think I would like and I have ended up falling in LOVE with it. And Gosh Damn is Denis Leary sexy in that show. I love myself some bad boy, messed up men for sure. We are into Season 6 and have the rest of that one and Season 7 to go. The best Season so far was Season 5. The shows storylines and people are fantastic. Another Series we will  be over with and I will be heartbroken again. 

Wish..
Oh you know more money,, etc. But really nothing big going on. Oh maybe winning the Diet Bet I am in.

Triumphs...
Sticking to a work out schedule this week and last week. I set up my two rest days and then do 2 runs a week, some walks and gym time. It has been working out amazing for me. The scale is even moving down a bit, slowly but I am getting there.

Links..
Back to my online shopping addiction, 2 stores I am LOVING, LOVING...

Which is the store from Skinny Meg. God the clothes are perfect and so cute and fit even better. And she is running FREE SHIPPING until the end of August. I have been buying something every day practically.

Another amazing store. I am actually a new Brand Rep for them for 8 weeks and hopefully more. There clothes are stylish and beautiful and feel confident wearing them. Since I am a Brand Rep  you can earn 20% off y our FIRST order by using the code RCSPARKLE20. You deserve something new.

Need...
AC in my car...the struggle is real and real bad.

Indulgence...
Probably flavored beers. I love this time of year  because fall ones come out and fun football foods and flavors. I just have to use and enjoy them in balance. 

Outfit...
Splash Tanks - All Colors
I just bought a BLUE one too. I have the yellow one already...


It is so stinking cute. Fits great and I LOVE IT. I got from OllieMarie. 
I can not wait to start posting more outfit pictures so soon.

Excitement..
I have off today, going for coffee and walk along the beach with a friend and spend the day with Bubba. My BFF is visiting Florida next month, during her 30th Birthday and my mom is coming in October!!

Mood..
Happy as a Clam!!!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Better Skin Challenge with Maybelline

Hey Everyone!!!

I was given a free, full, size sample of Maybelline's new make up foundation, called Superstay Better Skin. It is a long wearing foundation, that will help, clear up and better your skin in just 3 weeks of wearing.

I was a little indifferent at first because sometimes foundations and make up make my skin feel very heavy and caked on. And I don't have AC in my car, and well I live in Florida and my make up seems to just come right off with sweat. But I figured I would give it try, and praying anything would work. Because there is nothing worse than going into work looking like a Hot Mess.

I used the foundation for 3 weeks and did indeed see a difference. My face was less red and blotchy. I tend to get that way around this time of year. Plus due to the sun my face is uneven, especially around my cheeks. But the foundation actually even out my skin tone!!

Heck Yes!!!

The foundation was light, but I do admit it wasn't smooth going on. A make up applicator could be used, I just used my fingers and rubbed it in. My skin never felt heavy and that make up lasted all day long. Sometimes I even would forget to take it off at night, not even realizing I had make up on.


Morning until Night


It is a liquid application BUT I bet this would be great as a mousse one too.

I will be using the rest of this because I really have seen great results and will be buying once the bottle is done.

Check it out yourself!!!!

Even though I received this product for free through Influenster and Maybelline, my opinions are all my own.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Hump Day Chats

Good Wednesday Morning!!! Or Hump Day!

Gosh remember the camel from the Geico commercial. Still probably one of my favorite commercials of all time.

I don't have much to report so far this week. I was sitting at my desk, eating some Honey Dew melon and drinking coffee, so I figured, I'll update my life this week so far.

Sunday was a pretty fantastic day. I got up suppperr early and headed out to Clearwater to meet up with Nanci and her Hubs for a 4 mile run. I hadn't seen Nanci since April, we stay in touch through social media and texting :0), so when she let me know she was running and I was off that day, I was game, despite the early wake up call.

The run was a lot of fun, some of her friends joined us too. We were our own little running club. The views were beautiful, despite the bridges we had to run. But hey if its a Challenge, I am up for it. We completed a little over 4 miles and then had coffee. My favorite part of running. We said our goodbyes and I then I headed onto my day off of grocery shopping and napping. Oh and laying out at the pool for a little bit.

And I am not kidding about the  napping. I got some serious nap time in, being up early and being I had my period, man it made for a day of snack attacks and sleeps. But I'll take it.

Monday was back to work and after work, I went for a nice long walk. I love my FitBit so much because it really motivates me to get out there and do work. But it annoys me when it messes up and it wasn't tracking my Active Minutes. So I did get an hour of walking in, but not seeing it drives me nuts haha. Anywho!

Yesterday, was a bit rough, I tried to get up in the morning to get to the gym, but my energy level was shot. Thanks Aunt Flow. So I slept in and got to the gym after work. I did some mileage on the elliptical and then the treadmill and did some legs and cardio from a work out I had seen online. Everything was great and then I stepped down or up, cant remember wrong and I got a sharp pain in my left knee. My lower back was also hurting so I know I pulled and twisted something wrong.

Sure enough, I iced and heated both areas last night, this morning I had set my alarm to get a nice 4 mile run in this morning since it is my day off. Well I could feel my knee hurting from the moment I woke up and I tried to bend it and nothing but pain, so a rest day is in order.

I am so bummed, I was moving along so nicely and I was going to get some serious steps in. I am hoping it is just sore and nothing serious. I can not stand the idea of another injury. But I could just be overracting, fingers crossed.

And that is where I am at today. James and I are both off, we were suppose to head to a brewery from a Groupon I had gotten, but not sure, either way, Hope everyone has a great day!!



Saturday, August 15, 2015

Hello Fresh Review

Back in June I ordered a Groupon for w great deal on the meal delivery service, Hello Fresh.

I'm sure on Facebook and even commercials you have seen the company Blue Apron, this is very similar! The idea is they will ship you 3 meals for 2-4 people depending on the package you choose. You can choose the meals you want, or by chance let them do it for you.  You can choose with meat items or with just veggies and herbs. We went with meat and one veggie item, well kind of two.

I choose 2 meals and then they sent me a 3rd. It comes shipped and packed all to go for you. I was nervous since we work during the day, to have it sitting outside for hours at our apartment, so I scheduled myself off.



They were packaged around a ton of dry ice! It was definitely well chilled!! And packaged perfectly by each meal. I was highly impressed.




 
Each meal came with a rec. card with very detailed instructions on how to prepare and the measurements of what you were receiving! Everything was pre weighed out for you..


I made this one first, Pan Seared Mahi Mahi and citrus herb salad with couscous and bell peppers




Everything was fresh and smelled amazing! I felt like I was real chef!!!


I was scared to cook fish BUT James loves it and I wanted to really give it a try.


I even used my grill pan!



Look how awesome!!!!!


It was perfect! James was so happy and loved it and even took a picture because he was so impressed!! Puffy hearts and all!

I didn't take pictures of the sweet potato one, I completely forgot! So bad of me!


The third was the beef pasta dish! And this one was no way for 2 people! We had tons of leftovers and it was sooo cheesy and good! 


What I loved about this service was it got me cooking with ingredients I don't normall cook with and herbs! It awakened my senses and I wasn't afraid to cook with onions or different things.

I didn't order more for financial reasons but I will again on Groupn! I highly recommended it to everyone I know! Have fun with it and enjoy cooking!!

















Real Talk!!!

Alright people lets get to some real talk today. I am a bit bummed out with myself this morning. I had planned from last Saturday I was going to get up early and go to the Free Yoga they have in downtown St. Pete. I have never done a yoga class before, it was outside and I thought it would be something neat and cool to do before work today.

Well then my alarm went off and I went back to sleep. I slept horrible last night, tossing and turning at every chance. I woke up in cold sweats and my throat was a bit sore. I just felt out of it. My body even felt sore. It was strange and I laid there for awhile and then finally decided I wanted to go back to sleep.

I haven't been sleeping all that great and the last 3 days, since Thursday, my motivation and ambition has flown out the window when it comes to working out. I just feel blah. Its funny last week when I was healing from my wisdom teeth, I was bummed out I wasn't working out and couldn't wait too. These past 3 days, I just wasn't into it. I did do an AB work out on Thursday night and I am still feeling it today, which is great, but honestly that isn't going to burn calories or anything

I just haven't been giving it my all at all on the working out front, I have been trying my best, but not my hardest by far. And I need too. I know sometimes I am too hard on myself, I am not going to be like other women who work out. I am not a consistent 5:00 am work out person. I did that every Sunday for weeks and weeks, months and months with marathon training and it burned me out. And I think I just haven't got away from that.

I feel like this before my time of the month, I know that is what is going on this weekend. Also before the beginning of it. I know these are the reasons and I shouldn't beat myself up, but I do because it is frustrating because I feel like I am letting myself down and I know I can do better. Damn hormones!!!

So this is the deal, I am not going to give my best but I am going do my hardest. I am going to switch it up. I am going to take 2 rest days. Yes, I will take 2 rest days. And if I want to take one more that week I will. I will run two days a week, then maybe one day just a walk day and the other days the gym. I can do that. I will be consistent with that. But I will not beat myself up for it. Hell I will not stop forever, the first step is admitting it and I am admitting it, I haven't given 100%, just about 80%.

So starting tomorrow, which I already have a run planned with Nanci, god I am so excited. That is a 4:30 wake up call, I do not mind at all!!!

Okay, and on the eating front. I have been doing good, that I have been doing my hardest. I have been eating over my points but it works for me. My water intake has been great, but what has thrown me off was for the last week, I have had hardly any veggies or fruit because of my wisdom teeth, so tomorrow is a grocery haul. And I can not wait to dive into those deliciousness.

My whole real talk is Shit happens. You can have some bad days, but don't make it a bad month, bad week because before you know it, its a bad year and you just cant seem to dig yourself out. I had to face it and move on.

So I am ready to have a schedule and a plan and way to get it done!!!

Have an awesome weekend!!!!


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Ultimate Fitness Fashion Touchdown Giveaway with Fit & Flirty

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!!!??????


Woohooo!!!! I know I am!!!!

 Living in a household with a man who was born and raised in the Maryland/D.C. Area, it is impossible to not get caught up in all the hype, the fun, the loudness and get swept away in the sport.

We are Redskins fans by the way ;0).

I honestly have no choice.

Believe me there is no room to be a fan to any other team here lol. But before meeting James, I never was a huge football fan, I didn't understand the game, he tells me it is so easy to get, and with constant push, I  now love the sport, I love what it does to my household on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays. I love getting swept up in it all.

But if I am being truly Honest, I love that I can get all decked out in cute clothes and help cheer my man's, now my team also, on to a touchdown. And secretly praying for multiple ones.

Back to the looking cute idea. Have you noticed and this is to ladies, how awesome the female population of female fans is growing??!! It is pretty fantastic. I went to a Bucs game a year ago and I was so pleased and amazed how many female fans there were, decked out head to toe and going just as crazy and having just as an awesome time as the men were. I mean you have to join in on this fun!!!

Okay, so while we are watching the game, eating our awesome snack foods, cheering on our favorite teams, enjoying some drinks and just having a great time, we want to look good right??!! I mean our favorite Quaterback is playing and he only scores when we are looking our finest ;0).

So here is an AMAZING GIVEAWAY you have to ENTER with and even more AMAZING online store Fit & Flirty

Fit & Flirty is an online boutique for all those ladies who love to look their best, feel their and be their best while working out, running, walking, etc or who just want to look good and feel good in really cute clothes. I mean you have to check out the cute shirts alone, like this one Coffee & Gym.

Hello, if that isn't life, well I don't know what else is.

The owner of Fit & Flirty , Anna Dalarie's is a fitness, fashion and football fanatic just like myself. And she is passionate about selling clothes that make females feel good, but look good while they are working out. She is a pretty fantastic female and has this AMAZING GIVEAWAY, remember I mentioned this above, before I got sidetracked telling you all about her awesome online store.. :0)

Okay so here is the Deets...


Just so you know that is not a typo, yup you can WIN a $300 Shopping Spree at Fit & Flirty AND $75 Gift Card from NFL Shop!!!!!!!!!!

OH wait there is more.. You also get FREE SHIPPING from today August 11-September 9th,  

UMM Free Shipping is a win all its own because it means you can add more to the Gym Bag, am I right??

Okay so how you are going to enter is very simple...


Giveaway Details:

  • Giveaway opens Today, Tuesday, August 11, 2015
  • Last chance to enter is Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 at 11:59 pm (PDT)
  • 1 winner, selected randomly
  • The winner will be annouced within 48 hours of the close
  • The Fit & Flirty $300 gift card and $75 NFL Shop Gift Card will be sent individually to the Winner
  • Eligible to USA and CANADA residents (excluding the residents of the province of Quebec)
  • Must be 18 years of age at the time of entry

Alright all my Fashion, Fierce, Football Fan loving Females, head on over and Enter to win, so come the start of Football, you are looking FINE!!!

Here is the link again, you know in case you overlooked it with excitement 



Good Luck and Let the Countdown Begin to Football!!!!!!







Sunday, August 9, 2015

Sunday Morning Reflections

Good Sunday Morning!!!

It is a glorious one here in Florida too. And what made it even better, I got to sleep in with no alarm set and nothing to worry about. I could wake up, go pee and go right back to bed. Come on, you know you love that feeling.

I did wake up with a slight headache this morning. I think it was my sinuses. The Dentist said I might experience something like that and my stomach a little funky, due to the Penicillin. But all in all I have to say this wisdom teeth pulling was not at all what I thought it was going to be.

I had heard so many bad stories from friends and family how much it hurt. How long I was going to be pain for, etc. And honestly I have had some pain but more discomfort than anything. My swelling was nothing what I expected it to be. Again I thought I would have these big old chipmunk cheeks. And actually just one side of my face has been swollen and it is the side they had to put stitches in.

I had a bit of a fever but that was the extent of the majorness of it. I do admit I am scared to eat anything hard right now too. So I am still on the soft food train. I have been having soup, mashed potatoes, yogurt, jell-o, applesauce and protein shakes. I did try some pasta, but I didn't even bother chewing, I just had it whole.

I have been moving from the couch to the bed a lot and it has been great. I have gotten a lot of rest and relaxation. I haven't even turned on the TV in two days. I have just been reading and I plan on doing the same today. The instructions said to not do any exercise for the couple of days on the pills and I am glad I have listened because the one does make me a bit tired and the other rumbles my stomach.

Tomorrow I am gonna try walking again on then by Wednesday I will run a bit. This has forced me to stay still a lot and I feel okay with it. Another great thing is my cravings  have gone down a whole lot.  I am not hungry at night and looking for snacks and if so it is applesauce or Jell-o or yogurt. And I lost 1.2 pounds too. So I am hoping this is helping me jump that hurdle and get over the plateau I was on.

The only crappy thing is I really miss veggies and fruit, like I could really go for some carrots and hummus. Hahah, honestly who says that. And a good crunchy grape!!

I am gonna pick up some softer fruits today since it has been a few days. James's mom is in town and she spoils the hell out of us when she comes in. I mean she takes out to dinner, breakfast, the whole nine yards and then takes us to Target to get stuff for our apartment. And seriously who am I to argue with that :0) That is my agenda today and then more relaxing since I go back to work tomorrow.

So I survived my first surgery per say with flying colors.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!!!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

What We're Reading (August)



Okay everyone this is pretty exciting stuff. Nanci,  the brains behind This Crazy Life of Mine, and I have teamed up to do a monthly book club/post, where we will discuss what books we have been reading. It could be one, two, three, or how many we dive into.

Nanci and I both LOVE to read. And I remember the first time her and I ran together, which also was our first time ever meeting each other we talked about how much we loved to read and discussed some of our favorite authors, books and why reading means the world to us and how it is our own little escape at times. Seriously, we are connected in more ways than one. So when Nanci brought up this brilliant idea, I, of course was on board. And plus I love sharing some really awesome reads I have going on.

This year I also made a promise or goal, whatever you may say to read more and this is right up there with this.

Okay, so enough of me babbling, lets get down to it with a pretty fantastic book I just finished.

So a little back history to why I choose this book. As you all know I have recently turned 30, I have full time job, I run and I live a pretty simple life. But I know deep down in my soul, I can always do better. Now don't get me wrong I am not in a rut or anything like that, but I love setting goals and I love going after something. I know there is no end to what I can do and I know I am pretty amazing, but I really have to start believing it.

I am have never been on to read self help books because I always felt if you were reading a book like that, you had hit rock bottom. Weird I know, it makes no sense at all, but that's how I viewed that genre. Then I saw on a bunch of Instagram and friends pages I follow and like, this book...



All of them were saying what a great book it was and how funny and real and I figured what the heck. I could use a little guidance and a little motivation. I guess picking it up for me made me feel more like an adult, again weird I know.

So then I sat down with the book and read it and I was blown away. I got it from the library, to see if I would like it and then I would buy it to keep, you know test the waters. Well I am buying this book.

This book is pretty fantastic. And it works. It is a guide book for your soul I felt like. The chapters and the advice that Jen gives really makes you stop and think and take notes, and turn back and it resignates something inside of you. Something honestly I didn't know what I was looking for. As you all probably all don't know I am in debt up to way above my eyeballs, from student loans, to bad judgement and being very stupid with credit cards when I was younger, to what I mentioned yesterday with my dad, so I wanted to get something out of this book, that it was all going to be okay and I can do it, I can start with a plan and I can accomplish and set forth my doings.

This book isn't only a guidebook on how you can start things, but it makes you think about yourself and truly how Badass you are already and how much more of a Badass you can be.

She breaks the book into 5 parts and then with in those 5 parts are chapters, for Example Part 1: How You Got This Way, then she talks about all the factors that may have lead you up to become who you are or the situation you may be in, such as single, losing weight, starting your own business, getting out of debt and being broke or leaving your job, or just wanting to be happy. Each Part spoke to me in one way or another.

One thing she brings up a lot is called the Source Energy, meaning the energy we put out into the world, reflects how we are and what we do, and basically how we survive. The energy we put in will give us the results we want. And right there that spoke VOLUMES to me on so many levels, with work and my personal life.

Reading that over and over, my energy suddenly changed and I am not saying the book did it, but something clicked. Ever since then I have put out good energy, high energy, being enthusastic and being engaged at work and really making a difference and because of the ENERGY I am putting into it, you know our sales and performance has changed tremendously. Crazy I know, but I can feel myself being better too.

Part 3: How To Tap Into The Motherlode and Part 4: How To Get Over Your B.S. Already were my favorite parts and if I had owned the copy I would have been highlighting like crazy, these parts also made it a solid job I was going to own this book. She spoke to meditation and how clearing your mind for at least 30 minutes a day does such wonders. But she speaks to it in such a manner that makes you laugh and not feel like you are being preached at.

She gave some great advice about how to stop being so distracted and that once you start something finish it, and earn a reward. For example, if you are wanting to write, give yourself and hour to finish a chapter, don't sit down and expect to do the whole book at once, break it up into little segmants, turn off your phone or put it away and then when you are done with your segemant then you can look at Facebook or Pinterest and take your earned break. The same for even house cleaning, don't say you have to clean the whole house at once, look at as room to room.

Which, I admit I do. I always say oh my god I have so much to get caught up on, so now I take it piece by piece and commit until I am done.

This book had A LOT of amazing motivational and inspiring quotes too...

If you are serious about changing your life, you'll find a way. If you're not, you'll find an excuse.

Because so often when we say we're unqualified for something, what we're are really saying is that we're too scared to try it, not that we can't do it.

The people you surround yourself with are excellent mirrors for who you are and how much, or how little, you love yourself.

We put so much energy into coming up with excuses why we can't be, or have the things we want, and designing the perfect distractions to keep us from our dreams- imagine how far we'd get if we just shut up and used all that energy to go for it instead???

Love that last one, that one spoke the loudest!!!!

This book really opened my eyes to myself and her one thing that she said over and over before the chapter ended was Love YourSelf and seriously that is where it all beings.

I highly recommend this book and while I was reading it I had to pass it along to some of my friends before this post too, people I know that would really get a lot out of it. I love when a book can do that to you and just transform you from the inside out.

I hope you enjoyed this little preview to the book, there is so much information in the book, I could go on for days. But if you are looking for just a little help or heck something different to read like I was, then you will no be disappointed and it might set you out on an amazing path, like it did with me.

Also if you are liking my taste in books, it quite elcetic if I do say, follow me on GoodReads: Angelina Allerton and you can also find Nanci

Happy Reading until next month!!!!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Friday Fab Finds

Hello!!!!!

So I survived my wisdom teeth removal! And I think my dentist has magical hands because I am in nowhere any pain like I thought I would be. Sure I'm hurting but not bed ridden or anything to that nature. The meds definitely help and boy was I happy and loopy yesterday but today I'm good. Lots of rest and soft foods are on my list, let's see if this will jump a plateau with weight loss too haha, gotta get something out of this!

Okay so it's Friday and I have some Fab Finds to share...


1pp per cookie and I have to say I really like these. I'm not a huge Oreo fan, don't get me wrong I love em but I prefer a warm, chocolate chip cookie over anything else. But these are nice when you want something sweet and crunchy and it is just enough.


Little forward warning, lots of yogurt coming up. I love yogurt and if it has coconut well I am game!! Yoplait has some amazing flavors lately!


With the coconut theme, I love this stuff. I took this before a run and the day after my birthday, which cured my little hangover and gave me the energy to move for my run. Delicious!


Just because this is so cute and I love divider containers and plates and it was 1.00 in the Target dollar area.


It really tastes like it and 4pp, it was a nice dessert treat for sure! 

And so was this one 


I am a sucker for anything that says limited edition and banana.


Since I can only eat soft foods this was my breakfast this morning. The quest protein is great and kept me full for hours! You can buy the single packets at GNC now and the iced coffee was nice, I only used half of the container because it was 5pp and I wanted to make sure I liked it and now I have breakfast for tomorrow and because I love the cashew milk so much!

Happy Friday everyone!!!!







Thursday, August 6, 2015

Getting Rid of my Wisdom

Good Thursday Morning!!!

Lots going on here this morning in my world. Just spent an hour on the phone with someone about a bill I pay and it still wasn't resolved, ughhh being an adult and with serious debt from personal issues, years ago, my dad racked up my bills, really takes a toll on it BUT you know what, not letting it control me.

To be honest it was a nice distraction this morning because I will be having my wisdom teeth out in one hour. I am not nervous, just hoping it isn't as painful as everyone has been telling me. The sucky thing is I  haven't ate anything since midnight last night and I am starving and thirsty!!!! Not a great combo.

But I stocked up on jello, yogurt, and pudding. Also having James make me mashed potatoes and well he probably will be getting me a Coolatta or something to that nature tonight haha.

I do not like pain and I do not do well with pain, so this should be interesting. I am off to work all weekend too, so I am hoping to be able to still enjoy the time off even though I might be in pain.

Oh and I really, really miss my coffee this morning.

Alright just wanted a quick check in, hoping to check back in later, you know when I am all nice and relaxed haha.

Have a great day!!!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Week Recap, July Recap and August Goals

Hi everyone!!!

Whew, this week just got away from me. It started off great and ready to go and then Thursday came and BAM it hit me all at once. I had a travel day that day, it was sooo hot and my car has poor AC and it just knocked me out and on top of having my Period, well it was not a great mix.

BUT I have to say this week I got 4 1/2 work outs and I am so proud of that. I switched it up a whole lot between walks to the store and back, dancing while cleaning, the gym, doing weights, the elliptical, bike and treadmill at an incline and a great 3 mile run on Tuesday. I got 30 minutes or more in each work out and felt amazing.

Friday, I had plans of making it a 5th day but I had to go into work earlier than planned and it was raining, shocker, and I just wanted a few more minutes. After work we had a friends Birthday, so I just sucked it up as a rest day, the same today and Saturday, I know not the best, but I have to make do a bit this week.

I also was great with water intake this week and every day I took my meals and cooked every day. I got a Groupon for Hello Fresh and I can't wait to show you the meals I did with them. We did order in last night and tonight and I am taking advantage of it because on Thursday I get my wisdom teeth out and wont be able to eat solids for a few days haha.

Lets hope there might be some weight loss too.

Oh speaking of that, I lost .6. Not great but on my period week, well that is a HUGE win. I am just praying this is just a great movement in the right direction.

Every time I wish I could just drop some and there I go, but I have given up and just hoping for a little improvement each week.

July was a pretty fantastic month also if we look back on it. I did lose the water weight from my vacation, I turned 30 and kept busy. I got back my running love and continued to just shake it up and branch out.

I don't have much goals for August expect

Drink 100 oz a day
Work out 4-5 Days a week
Eat out only Twice a Week
Don't step on the scale every day
Read at least one book a week!
Loose 2-3 pounds

Continue to love yourself!


Pretty simple and Attainable