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I woke up this morning and had a light breakfast before I went to my 5th beginner crossfit class.  I had 1/2 of a banana with some peanut butter.  Also a  mini babybel.


At the beginner class we learned double unders, burpees, and thrusters. I hate burpees, and I am happy when I am done doing them. But I have to say I caught on to double under’s pretty quick.


 That’s me: Sara / Time: 7:05  I think that’s pretty good for a beginner!  PJN better be a guy or I got crushed!

We also did elbow planks for a cool down- yea a cool down!

1 minute plank : 30 second rest

Repeat for a total of 3 Rounds


I was craving french toast so I whipped some up for brunch when I got home.  I used whole wheat sandwich thins because I didn’t have any bread, but it was still VERY good.

WINNER breakfast in my eyes.  I also had some turkey sausage patties.  Sorry I had to dig in, before I got a picture.


Sandwich Thin Cinnamon French Toast:

1 Egg

Almond Milk




Peanut butter and coconut topping

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After brunch I cleaned a little bit and took down the Christmas decorations, so sad….But happy to have my house back in order.  I didn’t to the Christmas tree yet, that’s another day’s project in itself!

I think there is something on the lens of my camera because they all look blurry today. I’ll fix this!

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Snack time came pretty quick and I was starving ALL day long.

Green tea, mango,  mixed nuts, and a mini babybel.

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I also bought some Kettle Chips at the store that I wanted to try, so I had a few  🙂  Yes, I was starving!

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Last week I wrote about the Jorge Cruise diet.  My friend let me borrow her book for a few days so I could look over some recipes.

(I fixed my camera btw)

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I like this book because it has recipes with the pictures and tells you what exactly you need to buy from the store.  It also  has pages called “belly bad” and “belly good” and gives pictures of the foods you should and shouldn’t buy and eat.

This is a page about alcohol.  If you are going to drink it, the Belly Good side tells you which ones you should lean towards.

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Breakfast was on the menu for dinner so I used a recipe from this book that I tweaked slightly: Zesty Veggie Quiche Muffins.

 I also had a side of ezekial toast and blackberries.


Zesty Veggie Quiche Muffins:

  • 6 whole eggs
  • 4 tbsp almond milk
  • 1/2 orange bell pepper- chopped
  • 1/4 head of fresh Broccoli- chopped
  • Tabasco or any Hot Sauce to taste
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Cooking Spray  (I used smart balance)
  • 8 strips of bacon cooked and chopped
  • Shredded Cheese (any kind you like or have on hand)- I used a combo of Mozzarella and Mild Cheddar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Whisk the eggs, milk, and hot sauce until combined
  • Add cheese, and veggies to mixture
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Coat 12-muffin tin with cooking spray
  • Divide the meat into each muffin tin ( Mine made 9) and top with egg mixture
  • Bake for approximately 15-18 minutes



Very Delicious dinner thanks to Jorge!

Tribute to the Pups:

Why is it that the dogs have to take ALL of their bones out of their basket.  One is not sufficient enough.  And of course I am the only one who picks them up!

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Look at Lily being a creeper:  This picture literally had me laughing out loud!  She is so cute 🙂

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I just love them!

Its the 3rd day of my 30 Day Challenge and I am going strong!  No cupcakes for this girl.

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Other Recipes you may like:

Mexican Frittata

Banana and Sweet Potato Smoothie

Best Sweet Potato Fries

Yummy Stuffed Zucchini

If you are doing the 30 Day Challenge with me, how is it going?

What are some weird things that your pets do??

Are you sticking to your New Year’s Resolutions if you made them?

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?

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