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Good Morning!  Happy Friday!

Tuesday Lily turned 5!!  She’s getting so big.  I wish she would get better with age, but I guess that’s just not in the cards for me.  Oh well, I still love her even though she is absolutely insane!


Yes, she is seriously crazy.  Ask anyone!

After crossfit I went to Petsmart to get her a birthday present.  I figured a huge bone would be just fine.  It was very messy so she had to chew on it outside and she stayed out there for a couple hours, my plan worked perfectly 🙂  She also got a new pink collar (shes wearing it in the first picture), so girly.


Jackson also played outside with his brother who lives next door.  They are just the cutest.


Crossfit was a rough one on Tuesday.  We had to carry dumbbells full of weight around the building twice followed by Bottom’s up Push press.  A bottom up Push Press is basically just a push press holding the kettle bell upside down, which takes more balance than normal.

We had to do 5 with each arm.  My shoulders were on FIRE by the time I was done and my back was so sore from carrying that dumb thing around so much!  I think my spine is permanently bruised.  The crossfit coach says you never know when you are going to have to carry heavy (excuse my language) shit around..  I guess that’s true and I’ll be prepared!

barbell carry wod

The prescribed weight for women was 105 and 35 but I only used 85 lbs and a 15 lb kettlebell, and thank God because I was dying.

I finished with 3 full rounds plus 15 meters of another barbell carry.

Since I decided to change up my workout routine a little bit I thought I would share what I did the rest of the week:

  • Monday- Crossfit
  • Tuesday- Crossfit
  • Wednesday- OFF
  • Thursday- OFF
  • Friday- Maybe do my own workout?
  • Saturday- Crossfit
  • Sunday- Run


I made a huge salad with grape tomatoes, cucumbers, a tiny bit of feta cheese,  pine nuts, a hard boiled egg, 1/2 garlic and asiago chicken sausage, 1/4 avocado, and raisins.  I also made Eric one.  He loves my salads, and to be honest they are the bomb!


I snacked on a few almonds too.

After lunch I did some running around with my momma which give me a huge craving for ice cream!  I made a stop at good ole McD’s for a vanilla cone.  Eric had an Oreo McFlurry.  2 great choices if you ask me!


Dinner came pretty early since that ice cream cone plus a few carrots were my only snacks.  I made a Laura’s lean burger with sauteed asparagus and watermelon.  Fantastic dinner.


Oh, of course ketchup for my burger.  It just wouldn’t be the same without it!

After dinner I made these amazing 3 Ingredient Healthy Macademia Nut Cookies: (that you may have seen on instagram) Recipe Adapted From Tina at CarrotsNCake.  I think I love Nikki’s Coconut butter just as much as Tina does!


I used almonds instead of walnuts and a different flavor of coconut butter:

They did turn out incredible!

3 ingredient cookie

Try this cookie please!  Have a good weekend everyone!

PS.  If you love cookies, check out these paleo chocolate chip cookies...I plan on trying them soon 🙂

Also- It’s National Donut Day!- Dunkin Donuts will give you a free donut if you buy coffee (or any drink I think)

What’s your favorite healthIER dessert?

Good Morning!

Yesterday I gave you a short recap of my weekend at the BLEND retreat in the beautiful mountains of Utah!  Today let’s get into more detail shall we?!

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We first arrived at the beautiful Hyatt and we were all in shock at how beautiful everything was!  We had a 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom suite that was slept 7 girls!  The kitchen was nicer than mine at home!  We were so pleased by the rooms and all the hotel staff that were so accommodating.

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Soon after checking into our room we went over and got registered!  First things first, NAME TAGS!  There were like 100 bloggers there so we definitely needed name tags to remember everyone’s names, and blog names!


4 of us met at the airport and arrived at the hotel around 1pm.

Me with  Ashley from CupcakesNCrunches, Kate at QuarterCenturySouthernLiving, and De from CookingForTheOtherHalf.   We also had 3 other roomates that I will tell you about!

As I mentioned before, We also got TONS of SWAG from Vega, Chobani, Nunaturals, Silk, Bobs Red Milland the list goes ON and ON and ON!  What is SWAG you ask?  All this awesomeness that was given to us is swag, and yes that is an official term.   I got my first yoga mat too.

swag collage revised

I am going to take all this fun stuff on my Florida trip.  Traveling in style.


I was blown away by how generous all of these sponsors were!

After unpacking all of our swag we went over to snack break hosted Attune Foods and Justin’s Nut Butter.

justins nut butter


After snack break we headed back to our rooms to get prepped for the cocktail hour, sponsored by Silk.  


 I loved meeting my roomies,  Ashley, De, and Kate.


Me with Carly from snack therapy and Becky OlivesNwine.

First up was appetizers, veggies, and spring rolls.

I stole this picture from Katie, thank you!  You are a great photographer 🙂


Then cocktails…


Strawberry Mint Slush= YUM.

silk drink

There was an awesome photo booth that we hit up a couple times!

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Then came our 4 course dinner buffet.  But first, our hosts gave us a little run down of what we would be eating 🙂  These girls are great.  I also stole this picture from Lindsay!  She has a great camera. I need it!

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I was more excited for dessert really!

dessert yum

I tried the berry tart and the Chobani panna cotta.  They both tasted delicious!

berry tart

cho panna cotta

Then off to bed we went to get ready for our early morning bootcamp hosted by GPP Fitness!

If you missed BLEND this year, you have to come next year!

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