Jump start to 2014

It is almost that time of year to start thinking of our new year’s resolutions. I got the idea from Angela to start Whole30. I went online just to get some info, and I think it will be a great challenge. I already eat Paleo, but this takes it up a notch. AND the good news is, I got my mom, sister in law, and future sister in law to do it with me! So for the month of January, we are going back to the basics. If anyone wants to join with us, let me know! We are going to have weigh ins on Friday, and will share recipes 🙂

I wanted to get a jump start, so that in two weeks I will be ready.

First, I headed to Sam’s to get stocked up

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And also Trader Joe’s, because who doesn’t like that place?


I found a few new recipes, so I picked up some new items as well

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I will defiantly share those with you along the way!


In other news around the house, we have a new member to the family.


That is right, another giraffe and this one fits on the frig! I’m sure in no time he will be joining Andrew and the other giraffes at bed time haha


Elf 4 Health Challenge: Eat from 3 different food groups


Lunch was super easy was left over steak, cauliflower mashed potatoes, and a clementine.

Question for you:

Have you started about any new goals for the new year?

-I am defiantly looking forward to this year. I feel that I am going into this year much more positive, and in control than last year. Hoping for amazing things 🙂

Filling up the frig

Andrew and I wanted to empty the frig before going on a grocery store trip.


I wanted a fresh start, and to bring in only good stuff!























FRUIT. lonely grapes…(we still have bananas and apples)















This makes Andrew happy haha


Question for you:

How many grocery stores do you visit?

Have you ever tried emptying the frig before another trip to the grocery store?

Doing a body good

The day started out with pumpkin pancakes with Andrew

After getting him to school, I was first going to go on a run. But I wasnt feeling it. And then I thought BIKE RIDE! I was SO excited! I couldnt wait!

The bike ride was AMAZING. I really zone out and have a good amount of time to just BE. and I get a lot sorted out in my head. Some people get that when they run. I zone out and do a lot of thinking when I swim and run. So I finished 15.5 miles and my butt is killing me haha

Then it was time for groceries! I am reading about the Paleo diet (basically just eating natural food)

look at all the colors!!!

How does it look? I know the bread isn’t Paleo, but were taking it one day at a time.haha Notice the lego books- those will be from santa haha

It was already 11, so I needed a snack ASAP

cucumbers, peppers, and carrots w/ some hummus

notice my roadID? I love it- wore it all day haha


Update on Andrew: So we went to the doctor again today.

They looked again in ever facial opening possible! He has a bump on his forehead where there use to be a bruise. His ears are feeling full, but they look perfect. they did a hearing test and past w/ flying colors.

Reflexes were checked. He had to stick his tongue out. So he checked out just fine. I think they diagnosed him w/ an active imagination. But Im not sold on that.

I also had someone ask how school and home were going, because sometimes if they are having problems there, then they can show physical signs.

I plan on emailing his teacher, but after several conversations today, school seems just fine. And home really hasnt changed. So Im stumped.

The plan: just keep an eye on him, and if he doesnt get better by thursday we will probably have to see a neurologist. 😦

Question for you:

Do you zone out when you work out?

What is your favorite veggie?

-Mine would be peppers. You can do so much with them!

To Do List

I got A TON done today, and even slept in. After taking my son to school, I went back to bed. TILL 10:30. I realized that the antibiotics I am on not only make me nauseous, they also make me extremely tired.


egg omlet


banana, Pb, on 2 slices of bread
Then I headed to the gym. Yep you heard right. I haven’t been able to workout in 2 weeks. I got a great 30 minute interval training on the treadmill. Then I walked on a 5.5 incline for 30 minutes.
After a shower and quick sandwich, I went to get groceries
Before the grocery store, I got my coupons and made a list~!
At the store, I picked up this bar. on the box it said this bar was all Natural….REALLY?!?!
 look at the ingridents!
out of fiber one cereal...booo
These were on the list (can tell which are mine haha)
THese were not on the list...not too bad!
After shopping, I had a bowl of cereal while my son had a snack and did homework.
Question for you:
Do you use coupons?