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It’s Friday and I have some FUN facts for you today.

  • I work 12 hours = not a FUN fact 😦
  • Some low carb and sugar snacks are cheese (I like mini babybel and the laughing cow, or string cheese, mixed nuts, and eggs) How do you like yours? Scrambled, over easy, hard boiled?
  • Cashews, almonds, and hazelnuts nuts are rich in protein and magnesium, a mineral that plays a key role in converting sugar into energy. (Source) – My favorite are cashews 🙂
  • Staying hydrated can help you avoid getting tired. Some studies suggest even mild dehydration can slow your metabolism and sap your energy
  • My dogs Jackson and Lily love the snow!
  • I went to my second class of beginner crossfit – Love it!
  • American Idol 2013 starts January 16th! I love that show!
  • Happy Friday!

NO Surprise here!  What do you think I had for breakfast yesterday!?!  You’re right, a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich!  I have been obsessed with the laughing cow cinnamon cream cheese lately.

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I went to visit my mother in law at the salon to get my hair done, so I stopped and got a skinny cinnamon latte on the way 🙂  I think I am going to need a little break from latte’s for a bit, even though it was delicious.

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We stopped for a short break and had lunch at the salon.  I got a grilled chicken BLT cobb salad with lite ranch dressing.  I also had some mixed nuts, probably triple the amount of this photo  🙂


When I got home I had a paleo pumpkin walnut muffin and I made a batch of “Power Balls”


Power Balls


  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 packets stevia
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

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Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.  Form into balls.  I sprayed my hands with pam to keep the dough from sticking to my hands.  Regrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour and enjoy! My batch made 11 balls.  Feel free to double the recipe to make more!

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Nutritional Info: (For 1 ball)

  • 107 calories
  • 9 carbs
  • 2 fiber
  • 2.7 sugar
  • 4 protein

Off to Crossfit to work out!


Side note:  Please look at my dog… He got a hold of my camera. Too funny!

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At beginner crossfit we learned how to properly do :

Toes To Bar

Handstand Push Ups

After we learned how to do them properly we did the WOD:


5 Handstand pushups (modified on the box) – 10 Toes to Bar

We did as many rounds as we could in 7 minutes!  I only did 4 complete rounds, but I was happy with that  🙂

I also did my own little abs circuit at home!

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For the sit up, I lay with my feet out in a triangle:  (While Lily plays with her toy RIGHT by me!) Sorry this is a funny picture!

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Pure Barre sit ups:

I don’t really think this is the formal name but I don’t know what else to call them!

For these you lay like you would for the regular sit ups but you start with your body flat on the ground, hands over head…Its a 4 count movement so you bring your arms up for 2 counts then you bring your legs up to meet your hands for the last two counts and slowly bring them back down for 4 counts also.

Questions of the Day:

What is your favorite kind of nut??

What is your “go to” drink at Starbucks?

Friday after my awesome triceps and abs workout I headed to Beefcake Supplements to get my protein powder. I got chocolate this time!

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This big bottle doesn’t last too long when my husband uses it too. The chocolate smells like cake batter!

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I got some more Christmas shopping done and then I headed to McAllisters to meet my friend Lindsey for lunch! She brought her 2 month old baby Kinley who is adorable! Look at that face!

Photo: Little Kinley....

I got a turkey sandwich with an avocado spread, lettuce, tomato and a side salad with light ranch on the side.

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I stopped for gas and was so pumped that I saved 70 cents at Kroger. I got gas for 2.75!

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So it was an unexpected weekend because Eric got a wisdom tooth pulled 😦 I stopped at Kroger to get him some much needed soft food. Soup, yogurt, jello etc.. So it looks like we will be having a low key lazy weekend. Which is fine with me.

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When I got home I snacked on some granola chips for making dinner.

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And a vanilla chai tea. I added a little bit of stevia 🙂

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Lily loves watching me in the kitchen.

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Jackson loooves Eric.

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The plan was to make Chicken and Rice Salad with Thai Peanut Sauce. So I still made it for myself with a few small variations. I used chunky peanut butter but next time I think I will use creamy. You could also use almond butter.  It was

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !!

I made Eric soup, boring.  He doesn’t look like a chipmunk though!

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Pure Barre on Saturday!  I hope you are following my journey in this new way of fitness!

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