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Good Morning and Happy Wednesday, and Hump Day 🙂

I am teaming up with Jenn over at PeasandCrayons, for another WIAW.


These are my eats from Monday!  I’ve been trying to get more fruit in the mornings, but trying not to eat too much fruit later in the day which is hard to do when I buy pineapple, peaches, blueberries, and watermelon!  It’s all so fresh, I just love it all!

Breakfast:  Protein Power Balls and Blueberries


After running I ate a couple cinnamon walnut egg white bites before heading to the grocery store.  Does anyone else LOVE grocery shopping like I do?  I can’t wait for the weekends to restock my refrigerator, I know I’m weird!

egg white bites 2

While shopping I had myself a TALL, Skinny, Iced Vanilla Latte- Such a long name!  It totally hit the spot 🙂  I totally downed the entire thing before my bank shot into the garbage can.

This is what it looked like if I would have gotten a picture:

Lunch:  I made Round 2 of my Oriental Chicken Salad.  This time it wasn’t so oriental but it still tasted great.  Even better than Round 1 I think!

oriental chicken salad revised

  • 2 Servings chicken breast- cut into chunks
  • 1 bag broccoli slaw
  • 2-3 cups of grapes cut in half
  • sunflower seeds ( I didn’t measure)
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts


  • 3-4 tbsp grapeseed oil  (Again I didn’t measure, sorry)
  • 1 tbsp Wildtree Opa Greek Seasoning
  • Salt to taste if needed

Lunch:  Oriental chicken salad with a Van’s whole grain English muffin: half with peanut butter and the other half with smart balance butter.  I went back for a second serving of the salad 🙂

lunch wiaw

Afternoon snack:  Strawberries with laughing cow cinnamon cream cheese and a few Pretzel Crisps.


Another snack:  A couple handfuls of Quaker cinnamon oatmeal squares before crossfit.

oatmeal squares revised 2

Dinner:  Jamie Eason’s Turkey Meatloaf Muffins, with a few subtracted ingredients.


Dinner came with a couple watermelon slices and a few more bites of my salad that I made for lunch.


Dessert:  Coconut Banana Protein Bread with peanut butter, oh so good!

pb and banana

Have you been baking anything tasty lately?

Now that it’s summer, I know for me it is especially hard to turn down dessert, including Ice Cream!!  I love making healthier desserts  including breads, and muffins to try and hit that sweet tooth.

Here are some Articles that you may find interesting:

25 Healthy Baking Tips

5 Secrets for Baking Healthier Cookies

Tips for Healthier Baking

Good Morning!

Happy Monday!  I’m off today!!  I have to get groceries for the week still, but luckily I won’t really have lots of meal planning to do because Alec is gone half the time and Eric has school and group meetings for school in the evenings, so I don’t have to think too much in the kitchen 🙂

I’m thinking I’ll make some turkey meatloaf muffins one day, maybe grill some chicken, and do something with the shrimp that’s in the freezer, any ideas??

So This weekend was pretty laid back for me. I did lot’s of easy baking in the kitchen which I will tell you about in a minute.

Lets start with what I did to get my heart pumping shall we!?  Saturday I went to crossfit since my hands are mostly healed, at least they aren’t sore anymore and I can at least grip a bar!


We did a benchmark Workout:  Nancy


We did the WOD outside because it was a beautiful day but it was still pretty hot at 8:30 am.  65 Pounds was the prescribed weight for women but I knew I would probably die, so I did half of that, 35 lbs….The last round was pushing me to my limit, but next time I do this one I will definitively go up in weight.   My quads are still feeling the burn 🙂

Speaking of nice out, the dogs loved it!


jack collage

And Alec and I worked on a Father’s Day card for Eric.  We’re so creative.

fathers day card

It said:  Dad, we were going to give you a WHOPPing 100 GRAND for Father’s Day, but the money slipped through our BUTTERFINGERS.  We didn’t have any EXTRA money and it wasn’t PAYDAY.  We didn’t think a pet KITKAT, a trip to New YORK, or an ORBIT around the MILKYWAY would be appropriate.   We want to wish you MOUNDS of ALMONDJOY NOW&LATER as you eat this card.  We hope it doesn’t make you ROLOver and get sick.  If it does we promise not to SNICKER.  Love your favorite AIRHEADS!

I also made some more Cinnamon Walnut Egg White Bites, but they didn’t turn out as good as the first batch and I think it’s because I used carton egg whites.  Regular whites from the egg are the way to go on this one.

egg white bites

The first batch was the bomb, I will make them again!


Father’s day was spent at my parents and then at the in-laws, and we had plenty of good food!  I didn’t get pictures of any of it though 😦  I did make Paleo Giant Vanilla Bean Chocolate Chunk Cookies though.   They were a pretty high calorie cookie for all the peanut butter in them so I cut them in half 🙂


I also made two batches of my protein power balls, one for me and one for my sister while she is at the police academy!  I added some protein powder into the mix as well.

Breakfast 010


I did a T – AB – ATA  that I found on the GPP Fitness Website.  This was a good one!  I found out about GPP Fitness while at Blend retreat because they hosted our amazing bootcamps that kicked my butt!

t AB ata

I also did an arm workout that my husband helped me come up with 🙂

bicep and tricep

Here are some links for the following exercises:

Cross Body Hammer Curl

Incline Skull Crushers

Isolated or Concentrated Bicep Curl

Weighted Bench Dip

How was your weekend?

Do you ever change up your workout routine?

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