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Staring at Val Chmerkovskiy’s Abs All Day

It’s finally Friday! I don’t know about you, but this week left me all screwed up. I keep thinking that New Year’s Day was Sunday and not Tuesday, and I continually refer back to that mindset. I’m just so excited that it’s almost the weekend, and so far the only thing on my agenda is to spend Sunday with my cousin, Nikki. Right now I’m enjoying the fact that Saturday is completely free with nothing on the agenda.

Last night I enjoyed another night of troubled sleeping. Too much on the brain, so once again, I settled in for a long read of Blog Inc.

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Seriously loving this book SO much! I love blogging, but this book is making me so excited for the future of my blog, which is another goal of 2013.

It got me so excited that last night I did a little research and this morning I signed up with Web Hosting Hub and purchased a redesign for good ol’ Running on Peanut Butter! 🙂

At the beginning of December I actually purchased a package with Blue Host but had too many difficulties so I cancelled with them and have been trying to find a great host the past several weeks, since I’ve been dying for a redesign since October. The selling point with Hub is that for $25 they will transfer everything for you. Yes, everything. That was my big issue with Blue Host. Every time I contacted support I was led in 20 different directions and after a while, it was too time consuming and frustrating.

So hopefully in several weeks this little blog will be even prettier!

Oh, ps, did you notice anything unusual about the above picture of Blog Inc.?

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That’s right, since my bookmark is actually in the visor of my car (don’t ask), I had to resort to using a dryer sheet as my bookmark since it was on my nightstand (again, don’t ask) and I was too lazy to move.

Morning Workout

This morning I woke up with extremely sore thigs. Don’t know what a thig is? Well neither do I, but sometimes typos are just too good to correct.

I was pleasantly surprised at how well my run went this morning, although tomorrow might be a New Year’s Day repeat since my body always feels the biggest workout pain 2 days after.

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I was able to cover 4 miles and fit in several core exercises before heading to work, where I enjoyed my Strawberry Banana protein shake while drooling at Val Chmerkovskiy.

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What? That’s a totally acceptable wallpaper for your work computer, right?

I really wanted to use a picture of his wonderful body for my wallpaper, but I didn’t think that was such a good idea.

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Instead, we can all enjoy those abs right now.

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Dessert for breakfast, if you know what I mean. 😉

Alright, time to minimize my open documents and drool over Val, power through work.

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There’s the Clementine for the Win

I’m going to start off by showcasing last night’s amazing dinner, followed by this morning’s nasty ass breakfast.

Last night after work, I snuck into the gym for a quick 1.25 mile speed walk. Since I went into work late, I skipped my lunch which meant no afternoon workout. I honestly wasn’t sure if I was going to do a P90X workout last night so I thought an intense walk would be beneficial, plus, I got to drool over Jeremy so it was a total win. 😉

Who knew speed walking could work up quite a sweat! I should think about joining the Olympic speed walking team, although I’m not sure my midg legs would keep up! I can only imagine some super long limbed females in that event.

Since I was already sweaty, I decided to bust out the Biceps & Back workout. I actually skipped the Plyometric workout, but I just knew that with me being sick, the thought of that exhausted me, while I knew I could handle weights.

I have been religiously monitoring my calories, fat, carbs and protein intake with Spark People (I’m addicted!) and knew that I needed more fats and carbs today to reach my goal. I had been craving peanut butter toast for a few days so I knew this was the perfect time for it.

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With naner slices. Pure heaven! I actually used my PB2 on Fiber One Whole Wheat bread, and I’m not sure if it was the thickness of the bread or what, but I felt like I was eating a brick, it was so heavy and droopy!

Still hit the spot!

I finished up my night with watching the Dancing with the Stars recap show, and was SOOO excited to see that Kelly & Val will be dancing in the finals. Wooo Team Vally!

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Couple up already, you cuties. I just want to smoosh their faces togetherrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

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Obsessed. Have babies already, puhhh-lease! Satisfy my crazy fan girl cravings.

I headed up to my room to make my way through Peanut Butter Fingers Book of the month, The Happiness Project. So far I’ve managed to get through about a chapter a night, and this is honestly such a great read. I’ve heard mixed reviews about it but I honestly never want to put it down. My damn curfew always gets the best of me. I’m hoping to read a big chunk of it over my next 4 days off!

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Ps, I most definitely rubbed the Acqua Di Gio sampler on my pillows like I used to when I was 12. My brother and mom used to always rip these pages out of magazines for me to put in my drawers or on my pillows. I’ve matured and now usually spray cologne on my pillows before bed because it makes me feel like I have a boyfriend safe.

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Honestly though, they’re skimping on how much they put on the pages. That little flap, really?!

Wednesday

This morning I woke up extremely happy and told myself while I was getting changed that I was going to have a kickass run and own it.

Own it I did. I completed a 3.65 run that left me feeling high on life and I didn’t struggle through it once. Lately I’ve had trouble breathing or have had tired legs, but this morning, all of that disappeared.

Morning Workout

• 3.65 mile run –love the odd mileage
• 1:10 plank hold and 30 seconds each side
• 2 sets of 20 mountain climbers
• 50 heel touchers
• 30 toe touchers
• 50 scissors
• 100s Abs
• 50 crunches
• Stretching

This morning I really wasn’t sure what to have for breakfast, and my dillydallying of this process put me behind schedule. I grabbed a plain Chobani yogurt, threw protein powder and chia seeds into a bag and called it a morning.

I struggled through half of a boring protein shake on my way to work, and at work I mixed the ingredients together and popped it into the fridge for about 20 minutes.

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Awful. Nasty. Not satisfying AT ALL. Ick. I did what any other girl does when she needs satisfaction. I went for something sweet.

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And there’s the clementine for the win. Best part of my breakfast! How sad.

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A Night of my Favorite Things

My Monday evening has been full of my favorite things.

Breakfast for dinner. Oh hell ya. Eggs and orange marmalade toast. BETTER.

Don’t judge my paper plate or lack of setup of my dinner. I was hungry and needed this food in my belly STAT.

Tonight I realized that the texture of the orange rinds in the marmalade is a little too much for me. My mom told me that they’re always in there, but maybe because I’m only used to the marmalade mini containers at diners don’t have long ass rinds as they do in the family sized jar.

Don’t worry about paper plates in the future. One of my other favorite things is Target. Finding cute clearance items? BETTER!

Don’t be deceived by the price on the clearance sticker. These were actually $.74 to my surprise! I was thinking towards the future and bought 2 for when I eventually get my own place. I figured it’d be nice if my guest could have a matching plate.

I also picked up a travel packet of tissues for $.18, yeah, that’s what I’m talking about! I almost grabbed an avocado slicer for a little less than $3 but thanks to the Pinterest pin about clearance stickers, I knew it was going to go on clearance AGAIN!

Basically, if the clearance price ends in an 8, it will be marked down again, but if it ends in a 4, it’s the lowest it will ever be. Doesn’t really fit with the above plates as they were even lower than that, but let’s just call it a fluke. 😉

I cannot wait to use my new plate tomorrow night!

Last but not least, it’s almost time for Dancing with the Stars, one of my favorite shows. Louis Van Amstel is my favorite dancer and I just love how down to earth Sabrina Bryan is, so needless to say, I’m Team The Van Bryans! 🙂

Are you guys a fan of Dancing with the Stars? If so, who are you rooting for?

I also love Shawn Johnson and both Val & Maks. Brothers, yum! 🙂

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