Gym, pups, and other interesting tid bits

March Foodie Penpal Reveal March 31, 2014

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Today is the big day!  Revealing all the treats from my very sweet foodie penpall, the lovely Amber.  When I emailed Amber to tell her I was her foodie penpal she was just as excited as I was!  Neither of us had participated in the exchange before so we were both anxious to get started on our planning and shopping.

She did great!



Spring theme card complete with a recipe for a new paelo meal for me to try!


Here’s what I made, slightly modified.Image


I used the sliced almonds to make some trailmix instead.


All the goodies:) 



I used the walnuts to make some yummy pancakes on a snow day!


Thanks so much Amber for being a great pen pal!  

Interested in participating in April’s Foodie Pen Pal?  Here’s the link:






Bella’s Birthday March 4, 2014

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Nine years ago we got the most wonderful, adorable pup.  Just don’t tell Emma:)




Can’t get mad at that face, even when she chews a hole in her bed.  Real nice, Bella:) 


Emma left her alone for the most part today.  Except when she photo bombed her pic:) 


Tired out birthday girl!


You make 9 look good, pup:)


Another Snowcation

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I love snow days.  Total freedom.  The only schedule I have to follow is one I create.  This is our third multiple day break from school due to snow.  Looks like we are into the last week of June now.  Oh well at least then it will be nice out and not so cold that I need to wear everything in my closet to stay warm.  

On to something more fun:) 

Recent yummy eats:



Ground turkey stuffed peppers with cauliflower rice on the side.  This recipe is from the 21 Day Sugar Detox cookbook.  



And this is part of my breakfast today.  Sweet potatoes with coconut oil.  

Both are simple recipes to follow and take very little time to prepare.

Workouts for the week:

Sunday 5 mile run (who am I? I cannot remember the last time I ran 5 miles.)and abs

Monday: at home Tabata circuit from Pop Sugar (gym closed)

Tuesday: another at home circuit (due to icy roads our morning class was cancelled) possibly spin tonight

Wednesday: SWEAT class if the weather allows or at home circuit and personal training (If the weather allows)

Thursday: SWEAT and spin

Friday: SWEAT

Saturday: spin and personal training 



Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars February 18, 2014

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1 cup almond flour

.5 cup almond butter

1 cup chocolate chips

3 egg whites

.5 tsp baking soda

Mix all ingredients and bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes.  



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I have discovered I have very little patience.  I cannot wait for things to happen.  I think my lack of patience comes from my years of teaching.  My patience gets used up throughout the day and then when the time comes for me to do something I really want to do, I want it now.  I often chuckle to myself when a cashier comments on how much patience I have.  There is nothing I can do but wait when the woman ahead of me with three screaming kids has to empty her cart, yell at said children numerous times, discover she has forgotten an item, sends the oldest to go get it, and then wait for the cashier to bag her groceries.  Growing up I would have been grounded for a week had I caused a spectacle in any store, not helped my mom at the grocery store, or caused my mom to forget an item on the list.  There is nothing I can do when a doctor is running late for my appointment.  Who knows what they were just dealing with.  There is nothing worse than hearing, “the doctor is running late due to an emergency.”  My first thought is I really hope everyone is ok.  

I have discovered patience with my workouts.  I have injured myself more than once pushing through one more mile, one more jump, and one more hour.  It is just not worth it any longer.  If I want to see gains and progress, I have to be patient.  

Staring at the phone to ring, willing it to ring, does not make it ring.  

Perhaps I should approach more things like I approached the treadmill Sunday:


cover it up so I can’t see it and then be surprised with the results.

How do you deal with a situation that requires patience?  Anyone ever felt that being patient was over rated and tried being more aggressive? 



Something New is Brewing:) February 9, 2014

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Stay tuned, friends.  My little part time job has sparked an even deeper passion for health and fitness.  Something really exciting is coming your way in 2014.  


1/29 January 29, 2014

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Woke up to:



So I made:


Paleo Protein Clementine Cranberry Breakfast Squares

1.5 cups almond flour

2 scoops Plant Fusion protein powder (unflavored)

.5 tsp baking soda

4 eggs

1 cup frozen cranberries

Juice of 4 clementines

Baked for 30 minutes at 350.




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