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Happy New Year Everyone! 2013!

Happy new year!

Monday I got a good workout in for New Year’s Eve!

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I had a light lunch since I knew there was going to be plenty of food in the night, a grilled chicken salad from Panera. YUM.


Did anyone make any new year’s resolutions? I have just a few simple and easy ones:


Drink more water!

Gain a 6 pack! (Abs, not beer)  😉  I mean who doesn’t want one, just saying!

Start Juicing


Be a good wife and step mom

Grow closer to God and Pray more!


Organize our closet, and the garage!

Make an #inspirationboard on pinterest

Be more Christ-like, compassionate, and patient and a good example to my step son

Read my devotional every night

Save money!


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Travel if possible! I love to travel even though I hate flying.

Spend time with friends and family more!

The Celebration:

2012 flew by didn’t it? I remember December 31st, 2011 like it was yesterday! This year’s celebration was a little bit different

New Years Eve 2011- laid back at our neighbor’s house. Fun, food, and celebration. In bed at 12:30 🙂 Delightful!

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2012: Celebration at our good friends Jenny and Mica’s house: Didn’t get to bed until 3 am! Boy am I tired, and getting old.

Such a great spread of food:

Not my Grandma’s Cheese ball

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Brie and Caramel Apple dip: Melt in microwave for 90 seconds.  Apples for dipping!  The best thing ever!

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Jenny and me:

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The guys:

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We took pictures out in the snow.  We tried to get some jumping in the air, but it didn’t work out to well!

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the guys 2

eric n me


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We had such a great time and a great year!  I hope everyone had just as much fun as I did! 2013 here we come!

What did you do for New Year’s?

Oh Sunday, How I love thee!

For breakfast today I had another paleo pumpkin muffin with peanut butter, quick and easy before I headed to crossfit!  I also had some almond milk, straight from the carton!  I’m the only one in the house who drinks it so I am allowed 🙂

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Since I am new to crossfit I have to take the beginner classes, and today I was the only one in the class so I got like a one on one training session which was pretty awesome!

I learned:

Pull Ups – Kipping and with the band

Shoulder Press, Push Press and Push Jerks (or snatches)

Box Jumps

I feel like I did pretty good, especially learning how to Kip correctly.


3 Rounds of 5,10,15

My heart rate at the peak was 180!  I thought I was going to die 🙂  I burned 649 calories!

After Crossfit I had my Beverly International chocolate protein shake.  It has 120 calories, 4 grams of carbs, and 0 sugar in one scoop.  I just had it with ice and water this morning and it was very good!

During the time of deciding what I was going to eat and actually eating, I had the last two of my power balls!  I need to make some more obviously!

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 A little while later I made a microwaveable English muffin sandwich with one slice of turkey, an over easy egg, and the laughing cow cinnamon cream cheese.  Also a side of blueberries.  I  got this recipe from Tina and I make it at least twice a week!



New Year’s Resolutions:

After lunch I decided that one of my New Year’s Resolutions would be to drink more water!  I think this is manageable 🙂  So I started today:

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Also, since I was a bad neighbor and didn’t get my neighbors anything for Christmas I decided to make red velvet cake pops and cookies for NYE.  I got cookies, wine, and bread from our awesome cul de sac of friends.

 I will take some to our friend’s house tomorrow that we are celebrating at and I will give some to the neighbors.

I ate a gooey delicious cookies while I was baking, I just had to.

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For the Cake Pops:

I made two red velvet cakes and baked them in the oven for 30 minutes or so.  Let them cool on a wire rack.  After they are cool, mix in the icing.  You WILL have to use your hands here, and you will get RED stuff everywhere!

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I have white chocolate and milk chocolate to dip the balls in 🙂

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I sprayed my hands on and off with non stick cooking spray to make rolling the balls easier. Your hands will be red.  Look who followed me around the kitchen the whole time!

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I used a spoon to help dip each ball into the melted chocolate.  Lay out onto wax paper, and let cool. Wala, you are done!   I also HAD to try the cake pops, just to make sure they tasted okay. I can’t give the neighbors gross cake pops 😉  Don’t mind my chipped nail!

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That’s the end of my sweets for the day.  The cake pops are pretty rich.

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See who is lurking in the background??

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Off to the neighbors they go:

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Now the bad part, cleaning up my awful mess!

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Now, nap time!  The pups are already beating me to it.

Do you have any special New Years Eve Plans??

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