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Things I’m Loving Friday

Good morning!

There’s no school today so I’m teaching BodyPump on Sunday instead of today. I am lucky to have another BodyPump instructor to switch with when there’s no school.

Things I’m Loving Lately

  • My aunt’s new blog – Life Inspirations

My Aunt Pam has recently lost 127 pounds and started a blog to document her ongoing weight loss journey. 127 pounds! Isn’t that amazing! I am so proud of her! You can check out her blog here.

  • Quest Bars

I like the new cookies and cream Quest bar, but I have found my all time favorite Quest bar creation – a baked cookie dough Quest bar topped with a little bit of peanut butter. So. Good.


I smash the Quest bar down a little bit with my hands and then bake it at 350 degrees for about 6 minutes.

  • Coffee

I love my Keurig Vue coffee maker, but sometimes the Vue cups can be hard to find in stores near me, so I just order them online.


After using a coupon code, it’s actually cheaper to buy them online. Gloria Jean’s hazelnut is my favorite flavor, so I always order that flavor. I also just tried out the Caribou Coffee daybreak morning blend and I love it. I will definitely re-order that flavor.

  • Running

I haven’t been running as much as I used to, but I still enjoy it when I do. It has gotten a little harder since I’m not running on a regular basis anymore, but I ran three miles on the indoor track the other day (after BodyPump).


I have The Shamrock Shuffle 8k coming up in a couple of weeks so I just want to be able to run five miles without too much pain or feeling like I’m going to die 🙂

  • Ben and Jerry’s Core Ice Cream

I must admit that I haven’t been sticking to my nutrition plan perfectly lately, and when I saw the new Ben and Jerry’s Core flavors, I was on a mission to find the peanut butter fudge flavor.


I don’t mess around when it comes to ice cream and I probably went to seven different stores looking for that darn ice cream. Every store was either sold out or didn’t carry it at all. Luckily, my awesome sister-in-law found the ice cream and bought it for me! I love family.

  •  Apple slices and Greek yogurt

I eat this for a snack almost every afternoon. It is so good and filling.


I use plain Greek yogurt and stir in a little bit of PB2 and then I dip in the apple slices!

Have a great weekend!

  • What are you loving lately?



Filed under Fitness

Bonefish Grill and Disappointing Shakes

Yesterday’s Workout

  • 4.02 miles treadmill – 55 minutes

Yesterday morning, I went to the gym and mostly walked on the treadmill, with a little bit of running thrown in. Usually, I take Sundays off, but I felt like after the Muddy Buddy my body needed to continue to move so I wouldn’t be too sore, if that makes any sense. Surprisingly, my shoulders are the most sore. I think it’s from the obstacles. Also, I knew that I would be eating a lot at dinner last night, so I figured at little exercise might help balance that out a bit.

Bonefish Grill

Later in the afternoon, we dropped the kids off at my dad and stepmom’s and headed to Bonefish Grill. I definitely ate a lot last night, but I have been sticking to my daily calorie needs pretty good lately, so I don’t think one day is going to hurt me. We’ll see what the dietician says when I turn my food journal in though.

Danny thinks he’s cool because he can lift one eyebrow. I tried it. I can’t do it.

We started out with warm bread dipped in olive oil.

Bread is one of my favorite foods. I try to eat it in moderation because I could eat that whole warm and delicious loaf of bread.

Next, we had Caesar salads. I like Caesar salads, but why is it the one salad that gets stuck with only croutons as a topping? I rarely order it because I feel like it’s just lettuce with a few croutons thrown on top. I do love the dressing though.

I ordered the lobster roll.

It came on thick toasted bread (more bread!) and was served with homemade chips. It was really good. It had big chunks on lobster and the chips were awesome.

Danny had the salmon with lemon butter. I had a bite and the lemon butter was amazing.

Afterwards, we were too stuffed to eat dessert, so we walked around for a bit and then decided to stop for shakes on the way back to my dad’s house. We stopped at Steak N Shake and got two of the worst shakes ever.

I ordered the peanut butter cup shake.

Don’t let the picture fool you, it was horrible. For some reason, the shakes tasted like a hint of banana. It wasn’t a banana shake, but you could taste banana, and I don’t like banana at all. Also, there was just a few peanut butter cups thrown on top and that was it. Danny’s shake wasn’t good either, just not what we expected especially from a shake place.

We drank a few sips, and then saved them to give to the kids because kids will drink any kind of shake. Then, we stopped at the store to pick up some Ben and Jerry’s Phish Food instead. Now that was good. It’s been so long since I’ve had Phish Food, so it was a nice little treat.

Questions of the day:

  • Do you like seafood? What’s your favorite?
  • Any workouts planned for today?
  • Do you like Ben and Jerry’s ice cream? Favorite flavor?


Filed under Dinner, Fitness

Genetically Modified Foods

I think that a lot of people may avoid organic foods because of the cost. But I also think that a lot of people don’t actually know what an organic food is. My kid’s cereal box caught my eye yesterday, and I think that it sums up organic foods perfectly.

Speaking of genetically engineered ingredients, Monica recently had a blog post about labeling genetically modified foods in California. This made me remember that I wrote a paper on genetically modified foods in college. So, I dug around my computer files to find it.

Genetically modified foods have been given desired traits through genetic engineering. GMFs have been given traits to enhance them, such as making the nutritional content better, improving the flavor, and increasing their resistance to pesticides. Scientists alter a plant’s genes. These genetically modified foods face a lot of debate in society due to their ethical implications, health risks, and environmental impact.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t think “scientists” and “food we eat” belongs in the same sentence.

The top ten genetically modified foods and crops are:

  1. Salmon
  2. Animal Feed
  3. Oils
  4. Soybean
  5. Golden Rice
  6. Squash
  7. Tomatoes
  8. Corn
  9. Potatoes
  10. Sugar Beets


Any thoughts on genetically modified foods?

Now that the important stuff is out-of-the-way, we can move on to the fun stuff, like breakfast. This morning, I had strawberry Greek yogurt topped with blueberries and granola. I was sad when it was gone because I wanted more.

Look what I found at the grocery store last night!

Ben & Jerry’s frozen Greek yogurt. You guys rock, Ben & Jerry.

I have a busy day today. I have the ultrasound appointment for my calf later this morning. Then, I have an appointment at the eye doctor, where they give me eye drops that intensify the sun x 1,000,000. Great. Later this afternoon, both the kids have dentist appointments. That’s always fun.

Question of the day:

  • Any thoughts on genetically modified foods? Organic foods?
  • Do you like going to the dentist? I actually don’t mind it at all. But I hate when they floss my teeth for me. I’m a big girl. I can floss my own teeth.
  • Any plans/workouts for today?


Filed under Breakfast