Smiles and laughs

So a few days ago, I put together songs that get me moving and make me happy (andrew and I love dance parties!)

Its time to get back to being Happy

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Well today, I have more ways to be happy

I saw this little guy on Ellen. ADORABLE!

This was a flash mob by the Big Bang Theory clan

Of course everyone remembers Friends- well… I have the bloopers!

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Anything that has made you laugh or smile?

First Day of Spring

 

Happy First day of Spring!

I am looking forward to nice weather, outside workouts, and more vitamin D!

I’m not a huge fan of winter, except the occasional snow

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Andrew and I have a “pet” bunny. He was a tiny bunny last year, and now lives comfortably right under our deck. Meet Nibbles

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He definitely makes me smile. And our flowers coming up in the backyard do as well.

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Today, I made it to the gym, ate healthy, and am now going to a First Communion meeting with Andrew and his dad.

Time to go get dressed up 🙂

Question for you:

What did you do on your first day of Spring? Was it nice out?

What are you looking forward to?

New tunes

The past week has been a little rough for me. Basically I have been picking on myself a lot. From the weight lose (that isn’t happening), to being the only one without a boyfriend (yep. im in 5th grade again haha), and a jam packed schedule.

I decided to share a few songs that have been keeping me moving and lift my spirits

of course some country songs…


And andrew’s favorite video right now

Question for you:

what is your favorite song right now?

Rewinding the past few days

I have been a pretty bad blogger the past few days. It has been so crazy, that I even didn’t eat a lunch on Friday. (mostly just random things here and there)

(rewind to Thursday)

I headed out for a Mexican dinner with my cousins, and close family friends that I have known since before grade school. I had a billion chips and salsa, along with a margarita

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(rewind to Friday)

On Friday, I was running nonstop for a get together with work friends that I was hosting at my home. All the errands, and cleaning up from the tornado that went through Andrew’s room was because I was having some girls over.

I ALWAYS have a blast with them. I feel like I can be myself, and we talk about EVERYTHING! Not only that, but they are the most intelligent, sarcastic, and inspirational group I know. I always leave work in a good mood because of them. I feel better about myself just  being with them. I swear sometimes they are my free psychiatrists haha

(Finally Saturday)

Andrew and I headed to the gym (my eating/working out has been horrible) After that we headed to a friends to help my friend Chrissy. Not only to lift her spirit, but to head to Target (some of  my finds)

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Later, my friend Jessica and Sarah from college came over to catch up with each other.

And the weekend isn’t over. Tomorrow is St Patrick’s Day, so make sure you have your leprechaun name!

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My name is Thunderous McKnobob

Question for you:
What are you doing for the weekend?

What is your leprechaun name?

Errands and new TJ finds

The beginning of the week was all about work. And today, I felt like I was hit by a bus (again).

No time to dwell, its time to get moving ! Lots to do: party to plan, food to buy, and house to clean

Do you see what I mean?

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No. Andrew is not hidden under there haha

I headed to HObby Lobby, the Dollar store, Sam’s, and Trader Joe’s

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Just the stuff from TJs

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I found some new things to try!

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Later Andrew took my picture.

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He said pick up the wine. Maybe he will be a photographer? haha

It might not look like it, but I was gone from 10am to 1:30pm running errands. I was beat.

Question for you:

Which stores do you visit each week?

Paleo Apple Muffins

On Saturday, I needed something sweet, but didn’t want to ruin my day of eating healthy. Luckily, I have a few recipes laying around for such occasions.

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Paleo Apple Muffin

servings 12-14

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cups almond meal
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 apple finely chopped
  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

Directions:

1.) Preheat oven 350 degrees

2.) Mash banana, chop apple, and mix with all the ingredients

3.) Fill muffin tins

4.) Bake for 15-20 min

I didn’t have enough almond meal, so I had to use tapioca flour.

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I couldn’t tell a difference, they were delicious!

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Although, it was a little messier when I dropped the bag haha

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Question for you:

Have you ever used tapioca flour?

What is your favorite type of muffin?

First run of the year

Yesterday, I decided to get my act together and track my food and workouts.

Breakfast: 2eggs, 1 egg white, with peppers and sausage. side of bacon

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Gym time: 30 min on the bike, 30 min weights

Morning pick me up: coffee with whipping cream

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Lunch: Leftover stew

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Dessert: Using something new! (recipe on Monday)

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Snack: Frozen Blueberry, spinach, protein powder, PB2 (1tbsp), and water (green monster with my smart stick!)

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Well then. I worked out again. No joke. A few of the moms got together on a BEAUTIFUL 60 degree weather day for a run. My very first of the year. (again no joke)

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After the half marathon last year, my knee and ankle were bothering me. I took some time off. Switched back to older shoes. And the 3 mile run was a success! No knee of ankle pain! I also got to catch up with other moms. I swear there is nothing like talking with another mom about your worries, concerns, or frustrations.

The weather, endorphins, and talk made me feel a MILLION times better

Question for you:

Have you tried anything new this year?

What is something you ate today?