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Happy Thursday!  Half of the week is over!

Yesterday was WIAW:


The morning started off pretty rough for me since I actually need my garage door to work to get my car out.  Then I realized the garage door was actually broken  😦  PANIC!  I could barely lift the thing myself.

So I took off work to get the darn thing fixed… Sorry coworkers 😦   There goes 225 dollars!

Well I still had a great breakfast!  2 scrambled eggs, and overnight oats!

Overnight Oats:

1/3 cup oats
Total of 1 1/4 cup almond milk (1/4 added in the morning)
1 tsp or less of stevia blend
1 tbsp chia seeds

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I topped the oats with blueberries, blackberries and a little bit of honey almond flax cereal for crunch (like 1-2 tbsp maybe)

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Then I headed to the gym, You won’t believe that I am actually going to pull a 2-Aday workout today!!  OH YEA.

I went to the gym with my sister to blow off some steam.. I think working out is a good avenue for this 🙂  We did chest and triceps.

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My stomach started rumbling during the workout, so after I grabbed my protein shake and had a granola energy ball to hold me over until I could fix lunch.


One HUGE salad with spinach, chicken, 1/2 avocado, grape tomatoes, feta, hard-boiled egg, orange peppers, cucumbers, and a pinch of salt.

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I also had a side of Ezekial toast with laughing cow garden vegetable spread

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I actually had to transfer it to a plate to eat!

Later I went to beginner crossfit, because I still had to learn a few lifts.  Today: SNATCH  (I am kind of scared of this lift)

If I want to test out of the beginner class I need to know all the lifts, that’s why I am going even though I already worked out today.


Box Jumps
Jump Rope

3 Rounds:
5 Snatch
15 Box Jumps
20 Double Unders/60 Single Unders

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If you can read it, there I am: Sara/ Time: 6:26. Pretty good.

And I tested out, so now I can go to regular classes. Woo Hoo!


Crockpot Pot Salsa Roast 

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1/2 onion
3 red potatoes chunks
1 small sweet potato cut into chunks
1 basil leaf
Garlic Salt (or cloves)
Salt and Pepper
1/2 Jar of Salsa
water or chicken broth (I used a little bit of both)

Cook on High for 4-5 hours

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Hello everyone, what a weekend!!

I woke up this morning, and I wasn’t the only tired one :



I had to go into work for a few hours to help move our clinic.  I work at a pediatric hospital and we moved from the 5th floor to the 1st floor…  So I did plenty of walking around and taking the steps a lot.  I counted this for my cardio for the day 🙂  4 hours of non stop walking, organizing etc.  Yea that counts, its kind of like the stair master!


For breakfast I had Blueberry French Toast Overnight Oats.



  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened vanilla)
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed (milled)
  • 1 tbsp chia seed
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • 1 tsp stevia blend (or brown sugar if you like)
  • 2 tbsp almond milk (to add in the morning)OO


Put all of the above ingredients into a container or bowl.  I put mine into a container with a lid so I can easily take it to work with me. Let sit overnight The Chia seeds help thicken the oats and makes it AWESOME! Some people add yogurt, but I don’t like mine with yogurt.  I think it is just as good without it!  In the morning, stir and test the mixture to make sure it is the desired thickness that you want.

I added a little bit of extra almond milk in the a.m. because I don’t like mine as thick.

Stir and enjoy with whatever toppings you LOVE!

Toppings:  Chopped pecans, sliced almonds, fresh blueberries

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After work I headed to SNAP to get my workout on!

 I still needed to do arms, since crossfit has KILLED my shoulders this week, and my legs feel like jelly most days .

So here is a good upper body workout for you, plus some ab burners, oh yea, feel the burn.

ultimate upper body

I usually don’t do biceps and triceps on the same day, but I thought I would give it a whirl, and it was tough!

The Ab Roll is one of the exercises that really makes my abs sore the next day, which I love.

 Sit ups are good, but I can never say I was sore the next day from them.  The ab roll out, you will definitely feel the burn during and after.  Push yourself to roll farther out each time!

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After the gym I came home and make Eric and myself a nice COLD protein shake!

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2 scoops chocolate protein powder

2 tbsp PB2

1.5 cups almond milk

2 handfuls of ice

Blend until smooth


The Evening:

I didn’t have a very big dinner, just some veggies and leftover quiche muffins, so no picture 😦

But I didn’t have a big dinner because we went to my work Belated Holiday Party at Everything’s D’Vine and I knew I would be eating some app’s and doing some drinking 🙂

Everything's d' Vine - Cincinnati, OH


Everything’s D’Vine is a craft beer and wine shop where everything is under $ 20.00 and they do beer and wine tastings.  We got 6 pours of beer and 6 pours of wine, but the lady was SUPER nice, so I’m pretty sure I had more than that!

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I am usually a Moscato/Riesling kind of girl, but this tasting totally changed my mind about wine!

I actually liked the Pino, Chardonnay and some of the reds, who knew!?!

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The beer on the other hand, not my favorite: I think I only liked one of them.

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This was one of the snacks that we could munch on, how funny!?!

When was the last time you had one of these cheesy puffs?

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Have a good rest of the weekend!

How is your weekend going?

What is your favorite wine?

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