Lots of Eats and A Gone Girl Book Review


Last night, Danny brought me home two chocolate covered strawberries from Rocky Mountain Chocolate factory. I ate them. They were delicious. The end.


My dinner really kind of random last night. I had veggies with pine nut hummus, celery with peanut butter, and Greek yogurt for some protein.

Lately, I have been using this MaraNatha organic peanut butter. It’s so good. I’ve already eaten half the jar. I’m pretty sure that peanut butter can go on anything.

My fav peanut butter combos are with apple slices, chocolate, celery, and crackers.

Today’s Breakfast

This morning before going to the gym, I had Kashi oatmeal with blueberries and a clementine. Since school has started, I am waking up earlier, so I thought that I’d try to eat a more substantial breakfast before going to the gym since I’ll have more time to digest it.

Today’s Workout

  • Treadmill .75 mile
  • BodyPump – 60 minutes

Since the kids are back in school, I ended up getting to the gym a few minutes before BodyPump started, so I hopped on the treadmill and walked/ran for about 10 minutes.

After BodyPump, I had one of these Atkin’s cranberry almond bars.

I wanted to eat something that wasn’t too high in calories since I ate before BodyPump, but I still wanted something with a lot of protein. These bars were perfect – 150 calories, 10 grams of protein, and they were delicious. I’m not a huge fan of the Atkin’s brownies that I bought, but I would buy the cranberry almond bars again.

Directly from BodyPump, I went to my hair appointment. I’m trying to stick closer to my natural dark blonde hair color, so instead of getting highlights, I got lowlights. I’ll spare you a picture right now, because it wasn’t styled or anything and is just thrown back into a messy ponytail, but it turned out nice.

Onto a book review. If you don’t read, you can skip it :)

Gone Girl Book Review

I recently finished reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn for Julie’s book club. This post will contain spoilers of the book, so if you haven’t read it yet and plan on reading it, come back and read my review when your done! But bottom line, I recommend reading this book!

About the book:

Marriage can be a real killer.    On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?    As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?

My thoughts:

This book is crraazzzyyy! There are so many twists and turns, you will not be able to put it down! Each chapter switches off between Nick and Amy telling the story and ends with a cliff hanger. Then you have to keep reading though the next whole chapter to find out what happened at the end of the last chapter. I think Gillian Flynn is a very good descriptive writer and really gets you sucked into the story.

When the book first starts out, you find yourself liking Amy’s character and maybe becoming a little suspicious of Nick’s character. Throughout the story, there are big holes in Nick’s description of the morning Amy went missing, so you can’t help but wonder if he actually killed her.

Then, you find out Nick has a mistress and you become even more suspicious. Halfway through the book, the story completely changes when we find out that Amy is alive. Not only is she alive, she is one crazy lady. Insane.

By the end of the book, I concluded that Nick was insane too. After finding out that Amy was alive, I started to like Nick again. But then when I realized that he was going to stay with Amy after she framed him for murder and killed a man, I figured he was just as nuts and she is. Oh, and let’s throw a baby it the mix too!

After I read the last page of the book, I pretty much sat there with my mouth wide open for a few moments. I have never read a book filled with so many twists and turns.

Gillian Flynn does a really good job of describing all the characters to make the reader feel a certain way about them. I went back and forth from liking and not liking Nick and Amy. I liked Nick’s sister, Margo’s, character. Nick’s mom was a nice lady that you feel sorry for because she’s sick. Nick’s dad is a cranky old man. Amy’s parents are likeable even though they wrote books based on Amy’s life, you can tell they really loved her. I just felt sorry for Nick’s mistress, Andi, because she seemed young and immature.

What shocked me the most was the steps that Amy took to fake her own death, frame Nick, and protect herself. She saved her own throw-up?! What?! She poisoned herself?! Crazy lady. How does anyone even think of all that craziness?

I recommended reading this book and would love to hear your thoughts on it.

Questions of the day:

  • Have you read Gone Girl? Thoughts?
  • What’s your favorite thing to put peanut butter on?
  • Do you always go to the same hair stylist?
  • Any plans for the weekend?



Filed under Book Review, Breakfast, Dinner, Fitness, Working Out

18 Responses to Lots of Eats and A Gone Girl Book Review

  1. I’ve been going to the same hair stylist for 12 years! She’s awesome–I think we’re going to grow old together . . . :) happy weekend!

    • Run Eat Play

      12 years is a long time! I recently switched hair stylists but have been seeing mine for a little less than a year.

  2. Michele

    I am actually in the process of reading (listening) to the book at work, it helps me concentrate and drown out the noise. I eat PB like it is going out of style, I just love it! The plans for this weekend is going to support my husband at a local book signing, cross your fingers he sells some of his books :) Have a great weekend!

  3. Michelle Dragoo

    The book sounds great I’ll have to check it out!!!

  4. Agh! I wanted to read your whole post but I haven’t started the book yet. Now I can’t wait to start it;). I pretty much like apples and peanut or almond butter. I go to the same salon but switch between 2stylists now. We are have a little pool party for our 4H club tomorrow.

  5. FitNjess

    Choc covered strawberries are the best!!! Such a sweet little treat:)

  6. OMG, now I want chocolate covered strawberries. Your hubby was super sweet to bring you home such a nice treat! yum!

  7. Yeah I was pissed about the ending but I guess they are both psycho!

  8. Love maranatha! I just bought that book, still have to start it though, just haven’t gotten around to it. So far it seems that everyone enjoyed it :)

  9. Jacki

    Try peanut butter with ice cream too…..

    I’ve never read an ending like that. Kind of opened it up for a book 2 only because I’m a little concerned for the child they are suppose to have. Can you imagine growing up in that household? Yikes!

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