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Photo: Some tough love this morning! Just go do it!

For Breakfast I had Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal:

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  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp Nikki’s coconut butter ( I used macadamia nut cookie)

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Place all ingredients into a small sauce pan on the stove. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. You can add more liquid if you like. Mine came out perfectly. I added more chunky peanut butter on top (of course).

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The perfect bite!

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Off to the gym.

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Workout of the day: CHEST

Bench press ( this is what I stink at the most)- I can only do a max of 65 lbs- 8 reps

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Incline Chest Press with dumbbells 3 sets of 10- I used 25 lb dumbbells

*Push yourself*

Chest Flys- 3 sets of 10

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Yes that’s me…so serious

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Cable Chest Press 3 sets of 10

Decline Press with Dumbbells

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Chest Press machine

After the gym we went to “Healthy Alternative” Food Mart.


I went to get chia seeds, and paleo bread. I ended up getting some other things too.

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I love cereal!

Snack: perfect for after my workout- 10 grams of protein

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Lunch: Panera with my sis. I ordered half a salad and sandwich but they gave me a whole sandwich!

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I ended up eating the whole sandwich and half the salad- I wasn’t a fan of the salad today. I should have stuck to my usual, but oh well. I usually get the Fuji apple chicken salad which is amazing!  It was still a good lunch! I saved the apple for later.

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Rachel got a pastry so of course I had a bite!

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Also look what I got in the mail. I won these!

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So I tried the sharp original and had a bowl of blueberry almond flax cereal with almond milk for my snack.

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My meal planning got switched around slightly this week due to pizza night for the “24 Days of Togetherness” so we had  pot roast for dinner. I am used a new paleo recipe! I also added 4 red potatoes cut into chunks.

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Last night was  “Game Night” for the “24 Days of Togetherness”

For dessert I had a buckeye (or two, shh don’t tell Eric) I got him these for St. Nick’s Day, and a glass of red Moscato!


I am so excited for the weekend! Til then…


Sunday I had pumpkin oatmeal for breakfast:

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1 packet plain oatmeal

3 tbsp liquid egg whites

1 packet Stevia

1/4 cup pure pumpkin


peanut butter on top!

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And another lazy day, so why not work out?

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I did a hard core 30 minute treadmill workout. It says to go to an incline of 15 but I’m not going to lie, I just couldn’t. I only went to 12 and that was very hard! I was a sweaty mess after! I burned about 350 calories. I thought this would be a good one since I didn’t really have any other muscle group to work for the week.


You need to try this one for sure!

We are doing24 Days of Togethernessthis year and I think it will become a family tradition.

Every day you pick something out of the box that you have to do as a family. Some will just be Eric and I and some will include Alec. Saturday we pulled “Listen to Christmas music” out of the box and Sunday we got “Take a family photo”. So we did just that!

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Here’s our photo: Alec loves UK. He just went to Rupp Arena on Saturday for his 1st b-ball game.

I tried to include Alec in most of the activities so some of ours say:

Family game night

Make Christmas cookies

Watch a Christmas movie

Go to Festival of Lights

Take a drive to look at Christmas lights

Go buy a new Christmas ornament

Eat chocolates

Drink Hot chocolate

I’m excited for these 24 days until Christmas. I love the holidays!


My weekly meal plan for Dec. 2nd is the following:

MondayCoconut Chicken with roasted broccoli and brown rice

Tuesday– Laura’s Lean homemade chili

WednesdayPot Roast in Crock pot

Thursday– Turkey Burgers with sweet potato fries

Friday– (I work 12 hours)- Lasagna for Boys

Saturday– Out to eat

Sunday– Dinner at mom’s

My Weekly Workout Plan:

Monday- gym with sis- Biceps/Abs/Cardio

Tuesday- Pure Barre after work

Wednesday- Pure Barre after work

Thursday- gym with sis- back & shoulders

Friday- Off

Saturday- gym- Chest and Triceps

Sunday- Pure Barre? Or Off? Depends on how I’m feeling 😉


Do you have any Christmas traditions??

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