Refreshed

Apparently I’m pretty good at going MIA. My apologies. It was a combination of my computer deciding to kick the bucket.. as in, it’s now a fire hazard. To say the least, it was not exactly usable. AND I went on a much needed vacation to the beach with my best friend. A MUCH needed break, let me tell you…

However, I am back, refreshed, and with a new computer to boot. A snazzy new computer with an amazing version of Windows Live Writer that I have ZERO idea how to use. Nevertheless, regular blogging shall resume soon. In the meantime, have a fabulous weekend!

Picture Overload

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Apparently it’s been longer than I thought since I shared my eats with you guys as I have QUITE a bit of photos on my camera.. so here we go!

My favorite Naked smoothie!

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I drank a serving of this smoothie after a workout for two days.. perfect post-workout drink!

Puffins and cereal..

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And a Puffin yogurt mess today!

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And yet more cereal..

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And then began the oats…

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Starting with overnight oats made with plain Greek yogurt, old fashioned rolled oats, milk, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt soaked overnight.

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Topped with Barney Butter and strawberry preserves.

Yesterday morning I awoke with an intense craving for whipped banana oats..

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Topped with Barney Butter, Crofter’s, and blueberries

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Thus, a bowl of deliciousness!

And dinner last night was gooood…

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My mom made burgers (turkey burger for me) topped with sauted onions and mushrooms.

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Green beans and 1/2 of baked potato on the side.

And dessert? Also amazingly delicious.

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FRESH strawberries topped with Light Cool Whip.

It’s really early around this area for strawberries but my dad managed to locate some for us. He bought a gallon the other day and this is what’s left..

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You might say we like strawberries. Just a tad ;)

And finally, lunch today was a green monster and string cheese

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While this GM was super good for me, it wasn’t winning any taste awards…

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What is something exciting that has happened to you recently?!

I found out today that I was accepted to the apartment complex I fell in LOVE with and applied for near Winthrop! While everything isn’t quite for sure yet, it’s almost there!

AND I leave for the beach in 4 days for Spring Break!

“Feel the Burn”

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I did this workout the other day…

 

 

 

Let’s just say I DEFINITELY felt the burn! Diamond pushups are NO joke, let me tell you… And I only managed to squeak out two sets. And the next day? Oh. Boy.

Do you want your butt kicked?

…. I mean REALLY kicked!?

You’re welcome.

This Week…

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This week I went on a date with a cowboy. A real life, from Idaho, horse riding, lasso throwing, campfire building, cowboy hat wearing, rodeo Cowboy. I know…

This week I’ve been focusing on the protein..

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1 whole egg and 1 egg white with a side of cheese :)

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A protein smoothie with 1 scoop of Jay Robb’s Vanilla Whey Protein powder, frozen pineapple, frozen strawberries, Greek yogurt, and nonfat milk.

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Alongside a slice of deli ham and some more cheese.

I discovered a delicious post-workout beverage..

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Vegetables hidden in a fruit and a lot of good for me things? I think so.

I enjoyed a delicious dinner on a sunny patio with my best friend…

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A caeser salad that I only remembered to take a picture of halfway through..

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And grilled chicken and veggies.

This week I remembered how delicious stove top whipped banana oats are..

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Topped with Barney Butter…

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This bowl was SO voluminous and delicious!

This week, I also threw out the health food rules and enjoyed a delicious dinner cooked by my mom..

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Salmon “croquettes,” mac and cheese, and veggies.

Best meal of the week?

I think so.

 

What’s the best thing you’ve eaten this week?

The above dinner… not going to lie.

The most exciting thing that happened?

Cowboy date!

Tuesday Thoughts

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1. I’ve been addicted to two things lately….

Smoothies

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And waffles

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Lots of waffles

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And I kind of LOVE Gluten Free Waffles. Just sayin…

They kind of sorta make a fabulous St. Patty’s breakfast. With coffee, of course.

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2. I’ve been craving light meals lately… spring IS here!

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3. Comfort food makes a hard day just a little bit better. Especially when it’s chicken and dumplings. Made by your mom.

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4. I think my talent is salad eating.

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My dad saw me making this Hugh Jass salad (lettuce, tomato, carrots, broccoli, raw corn, cucumber, turkey, ham, cheese, italian dressing) and says “there is NO way you’re going to eat all of that!” I laughed. And dominated said salad. Duh.

5. Spring break is in 2 weeks. 13 days from now I will be sitting on a beach. My birthday is exactly one month from today. Not that I’m counting or anything…

WIAW

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And now I bring to you, a little not so thrilling, WIAW!

Yesterday

Breakfast..

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Waffles, waffles, waffles.

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Van’s Vitamin Boost Waffles with a banana.

“Lunch” was a random mishmash of things as I went about my day doing errands and then going to work.

Some extremely delicious almonds…

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My favorite Z-Bar…

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A protein smoothie that tasted like a pineapple milkshake!! <- AMAZING.

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  • Frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 of a banana
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Milk
  • Jay Robb’s Vanilla Whey Protein Powder

And this little gem I found…

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Legit deliciousness.

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And dinner was photographed but it was a Caesar salad and chicken tenders smothered in buffalo sauce, shared with my bestie.

Today

Breakfast today was again, waffles..

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I’m so predictable.

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Nature’s Path Gluten Free Waffles, to be exact.

Has anyone noticed all the gluten free things that have appeared on the blog lately?? More to come about THAT soon…

Recent Eats & Favorite Posts

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Panda Puffs!

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Or as I like to call them, Peanut buttery puffs of goodness!

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The last of the sweet potato pancakes…

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My only complaint of these pancakes? Only 2 servings in a box. TWO. And you don’t even WANT to know the price..

ANYWAYS, can we talk about this delicious post-gym snack I had the other day?

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Carrot Cake Nature’s Path Love Crunch Granola (with a side of orange juice)

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This stuff is LEGIT. It tastes like straight up Carrot Cake and the nutrition stats aren’t too shabby…

Breakfast this morning was a batch of Whipped Banana Oats.. topped with only the best, Barney Butter.

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There is a reason I used to eat this every single morning..

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And now I’d like to share with you some of my recent favorite posts from around the blog world..

Baby KERF13 Weeks: Fatherhood – Part 1

Unless you have been living under a rock and don’t know about Kath and her bun in the oven, I’m sure you guys are as excited as I am for Kath and Matt! And I have been OBSESSED with reading her baby blog.. obsessed. I love the fact that it is SO real and… I don’t know, her writing style on this blog is different from KERF but is still so Kath. In any case, I love this post from Matt’s point of view.

 

Eat, Live, Run – When in Mexico…

I’m in love with this post simply because it makes me want to go to Mexico.. like, now.

 

Yes, I Want Cake – Spring Greens

If you want to see the cutest baby on the planet (oh, and a delicious salad recipe), you should probably check this post out. Just sayin..

 

Your turn! Tell me about a blog post/blog/blogger that has stood out to you lately!

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