TGIF!! I’m SO glad that Friday is finally here, and ready to kick off this holiday weekend in style!
Well, maybe not in style… unless you consider wearing my Blend t-shirt and leggings and flip flops “in style.”
Best outfit ever.
I’m not going out of town this weekend- and couldn’t be happier about that. In fact, I don’t even have a whole lot planned, except for having some family over for lunch on Monday. I love being able to do anything or nothing for a few days.
I’ve got a bunch of random things on my mind, so follow along as I go all A.D.D. with this post…
Random #1: I’ve been on a crazy muffin making spree this week- as in microwave protein muffins. Don’t be confused- I still don’t really do any baking that involves an actual oven. I go through phases where I make a different flavor every day- which is super easy to do. I have these for breakfast along with yogurt and fruit and they keep me full for hours.
Yesterday’s combo was definitely a winner:
I combined 1 T of each of the following: Sunwarrior Vanilla Warrior Blend powder, coconut flour and oat bran with 3 T of each: pumpkin puree, egg whites and flax milk, some pumpkin pie seasoning, chia seeds, baking powder and stevia. All mixed together and zapped in the microwave for 2 minutes, and finished off in the toaster oven for that awesome crunch. I just re-heat it when I get to work in the morning.
I topped this one with “homemade applesauce,” which is just 1/2 of an apple chopped up and heated and mashed, sprinkled with cinnamon; peanut flour mixed with chia seeds and flax milk and some plain Fage 2%. I feel like I’m cheating on Chobani, but man- I love 2 % plain Fage SO MUCH.
Random #2: Speaking of Chobani, I used the last little bit from a 16 oz. container last night to make my lunch for today. And the empty container is perfect for storage!
In the mix: 3 oz chopped up roasted turkey breast, about 2 oz Chobani, 1 tsp Veganaise, 1 tsp dijon mustard, chopped up red onion, celery and tomato, fresh basil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. I brought a container of chopped up mixed greens to dump this over, along with some avocado to smash onto a few crackers and top with the turkey salad. The work day is a little easier to get through when you know that a good lunch awaits.
Random #3: I got my laptop worked on recently. I have a Macbook Pro that I bought in 2006, and it was great for a few years. But, for the last two years or so, it’s been running SUPER slow- to the point that I barely want to use it. Opening a file in Photoshop takes at least two minutes, and forget having more than two applications open at once! I thought that it may need more RAM, but dropped it off to get checked out last Saturday. I picked it up on Monday and it had a new hard drive and double the memory. And it’s running beautifully now! I know that I will have to suck it up and get a new one in the next few years, but I’m not in a position to be shelling out $2k for a laptop now. I was told that my laptop is considered vintage and they don’t even make parts for it anymore. Apple advances technology way too fast!
Random #4: I paid off my credit card!! I now have zero debt! (And I can mark another thing off my 32 while 32 list!)
Well, that’s not true- I have no credit card debt. I still have student loans, a mortgage (you don’t need to see that balance- it’s scary!) and a car payment. But, at least I’ve finally paid off that stupid amount of debt that I’ve had hanging around since I finished grad school seven years ago! My mama raised me right, and taught me never to carry debt or buy things that I can’t afford. However, my last semester of grad school was full-time student teaching and classes for four hours each night. I worked at a gym for $8/hr on the weekends, but that wasn’t enough to pay bills and my rent. So, my credit card was my lifeline for four months- and I racked up thousands of dollars. I don’t even want to say how much I racked up. I’m sure I ended up paying at least double what I owed, thanks to a high interest rate. Luckily, I had transferred my balance to a 0% interest card two years ago, which is why I was able to finally pay it off. Slowly but surely I chipped away at that sucker. When I saw that there was $500 left at the beginning of this month, I just bit the bullet and got rid of it. IT FEELS GOOD.
Random #5: Are there any words or phrases that you just hate? Like, just hearing/reading them makes you cringe? I’ve got one: dippy egg. I don’t know why- i just HATE that phrase. And I happened to see or hear it about 10 times this week. (And I’m sorry if you are a person that uses this phrase- but ICK.)
Runny egg, soft-boiled egg, egg over easy- those are all okay. But dippy egg? It just drive me nuts. I *shudder* at the fact that the combination of those two words will not be on my blog for eternity.
Random #6: I can’t say it enough- almost 2 weeks in and I LOVE fitmixer bootcamp. Sure, it’s been challenging. But, it’s freaking awesome and I’m so excited to see where it takes me over the next 11 weeks. I get so exicted to see what the new workout is each day and am so hopeful and optimistic about where this process is going to take me. I’m also very grateful that blogging (and meeting some awesome fellow bloggers) is what led me to this opportunity!
I doubled up yesterday’s workout with the one from Tuesday and actually did them in my classroom after the school day was over.
Why not take advantage of a linoleum floor and big screen monitor? And I already keep a yoga mat in my room…
It took 50 minutes to do both workouts, and this was me at the end:
Nope, someone didn’t dump a bucket of water over my head- that’s pure sweaty bliss, baby!
You know you had a good workout when your legs glisten.
The fitness part of this program is locked down. I found myself grabbing a few bites of things mindlessly (what I call pantry munching) the last couple of days, and need to nip that in the bud right away. Other than that, the nutrition plan is also working well (I guess I’ll find out more on Monday morning when I weigh in.) But- I’m feeling good, and I like that.
Random #7: Lance has a thing for stealing shoes- especially flip flops.
How could you not love that face?
He doesn’t destroy them- but more cuddles with them. He does this every single night. I even started a hasgtag on Instagram- #sillylance. Check it out!
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Have an amazing, relaxing and adventuresome holiday weekend!
What’s a phrase/word that drives you nuts? And don’t say “moist.” Everyone says that.
Are you going out of town this weekend?