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Good Morning!

I took a little holiday break to myself 🙂  But I am back and ready to share my holiday weekend with you guys!  I didn’t really have time to do any fancy cooking or anything this holiday but I did eat a lot of food and got to hang out with some awesome friends!

First on the agenda:  On the 4th we had lunch with our good friends Nick and Lindsey who brought their baby Kinley, she is so cute!  She had her 4th of July outfit on and was ready to roll!

kinley on 4th of july

It rained the whole day and the park by our house even flooded, so we didn’t get to spend the day at the pool like we had hoped!


Later in the evening we went to another friends house and ate lots of food and had our own fireworks show!


bice n eric

Some of the guys were drinking Corona and Eric made sure that he was drinking Bud Lite, “An American Beer”

me n eric

Eric also loved their dog!  He’s awesome.

eric and dog

I had 3 of these cookies, they were sooooo good!  I won’t tell you that I may or may not have had a belly ache that night!

food collage

Drinking and fireworks are not a good combination!  But we had such a blast even though it started to rain again later that night, and I got hit in the eyebrow with some flying debris!

thinking hard



I went to crossfit after work and did the scheduled WOD which was pretty brutal.  Combining burpees, snatches, box jumps, thrusters, and chest to bar pull ups was pretty tiring.  I am always nervous when I see such a hard workout but then I am always happy after I complete it!

After crossfit I went to the store and stocked up on my protein powder.  I got two pounds plus tons of free samples.  I think I am set fora  while.


I had a protein shake after the workout so I wasn’t too hungry for lunch but I did end up making a pretty tasty snack plate!

The new tomato basil brown rice triscuits are my new favorite cracker!

snack plate


I was going to go to open gym and work on snatches but we went to first watch for brunch so I didn’t have time.  I didn’t want to take the day off so I went to the gym and did some EASY cardo/core work.  I didn’t really push myself like I wanted to but at least I got a good sweat in.

cardio and core

Sunday night I Made Paleo Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Nikki’s Coconut Butter melted on top 🙂

apple cinnamon muffins

After a long weekend with lots of sweets (cookies, candy bars, sweet and salty trail mix, etc) I am ready to get back on track with some good meals!!

So here is my (tentative) weekly Meal Plan:

Monday:   Salmon Cakes with Mango Cilantro Salsa

Tuesday:  Laura’s Lean Meatloaf ?

Wenesday:  Chicken Fajitas with Guacamole

Thursday:  Loaded Baked Potato Chicken Salad

Friday:  Cilantro Turkey Burgers with Guacamole

Saturday:  TBD

Sunday:  Pizza at Mom’s for Alec’s belated b-day party

Question of the Day:

How was your holiday weekend?

Good Morning!

I started my day off yesterday with a TRUE BLUE Breakfast.

True Blue #1

Blueberry Oats with Walnuts


blue oats 2

2 tbsp Almond flour
2 tbsp oats
2 tbsp Flaxseed Meal
1 tbsp Chia seeds
1 Stevia packet
1 tsp baking powder (could prob leave out next time)
Pinch Salt
Almond Milk (1/4 cup or more approx)

Directions: Mix and Microwave for about 3 minutes


Top with Walnuts!  Enjoy!


pink kettlebell

After Breakfast I went to Crossfit.  I am really loving crossfit so much!  It challenges me to do things I wouldn’t try on my own.  I will try to break down the lingo as much as I can for those of you who do not follow crossfit.

Before I started I had no idea what AMRAP meant!


We worked on finding our 3 Rep Max Strict Press

Shoulder are my weakest body part and the coach always tells me to “Get out of your head!”  But it is true.

crossfit thurs 228 WOD


AMRAP (As many rounds as possible) in 9 Minutes:

9 Shoulder to Overhead (OH) or Push Press (PP) – (115 for guys/75 for girls)  I started with 75lbs and went down to 65lbs on the second round!

Me in the middle of doing my push press

me at cf

15 KTE (knees to Elbows) or HKR (hanging knee raises) – I did hanging knee raises

21 Double Unders (Jump rope)

Me: Mid Jump  🙂

me jump rope

Followed by 1 minute Max Rep Burpees! (AH!)

I did 3 rounds + 2 PP  and 13 Burpees at the end.

After crossfit I drank my protein shake and then while I was waiting patiently to get my oil changed I snacked on:

True Blue #2

Kind Bar (Blueberry Vanilla + Cashew)

kind bar

kind bar 2

Being a blueberry lover so much I was surprised that this was not my favorite KIND bar. I think my favorite is still the Dark Chocolate + Sea salt!



Tasty gum!

I got to spend the rest of my afternoon with some awesome friends for lunch.  We went to one of our favorite places, Bellevue Bistro!

Bb bellevue bistro

 It’s such a cute little place that has awesome breakfast and lunch!

I got an iced tea- I love their ice!


Stephanie and I split two meals, we were starving!

grilled chicken, fresh mozzarella, golden raisins, sunflower seeds, apples,
and house vinaigrette


and the Tuscan Sandwich

turkey, swiss, avocado spread, tomatoes, onion, cucumbers, on
whole wheat

with a side of roasted sweet potatoes

I am obsessed with avocado right now!


After we ate at talked forever we went across the street to Avenue Brew.  It was such a cute little coffee shop but you can also eat there and they have a beer garden type of thing outside during warmer weather!  I cant wait to go back!

ave brew

ave brew 2

Stephanie and I also split a small coffee drink, some type of mocha flavor, I forgot the name of it though.

Splitting is the way to go!!  That way you get to try more food too!

My husband never wants to split meals, that’s what girlfriends are for I guess 🙂

Have a good Friday!

What is your favorite coffee drink?

Anyone else obsessed with avocado?

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