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Que the Brussel Sprout Burps

When I got out of work yesterday it was in the high 80’s, and the last thing I wanted to do was be in the gym for another 2 hours. The sunshine was calling my name, and since summer is nearing its end, I opted to hang outside instead, and catch a few rays.

Since I still wanted to be active AND enjoy the sun, I decided to take Kip out for a long walk. too bad this turned into the shortest walk of my life with a dog! 

Oh hey, just dancing with skipper

Kipper Dudes was a bad, bad boy and wouldn’t behave at all. He wouldn’t even let me walk him home so I was forced to make a phone call for a pick-up. After the pup was driven back home, I continued on my walk, until I was so annoyed with my shorts riding up my crotch that I looped it back home. #1 reason why I hate wearing shorts. No matter what I do, I cannot lose inches off of my inner thighs. I don’t want to live with crotch short syndrome foreva!

When I got home, I decided to bake brussel sprouts and brussel chips. These babies are one of my favorite veggies… yes, believe it or not!

B. Sprouts and Chips!

Only downfall with the b.sprouts is the nasty stank breath you’re left with. Brussel burps are the worst!

This morning’s run was a bitch. A rude bitch. After getting ready for my run, I face planted back onto my bed for about 27 seconds before I sucked it up and hit the pavement. I won’t sugarcoat it. I love running, but some mornings I just don’t want to run. Who wants to be up at 5:30 for a run? The old me would have laughed and laughed in the new me’s face. You’ve gotta be crazy girlfriend. Crazy is as crazy does though.

The run sucked. I managed to get 3.6 completed, which means I ran half a mile less than I did on Wednesday when I left the house at the exact same time. It’s crazy how the food I eat the day/night before affects my run the next morning. I might have enjoyed one too many peanut/almond butter fingers last night. We had a fresh watermelon so you can bet I tried a little pb smeared on the w.melon. Verdict, not worth it. I also sprayed watermelon juice on my white shirt. Win!

Morning Workout

  • 3.6 mile run, stretching
  • 50 crunches and 50 side-to-side crunches
  • 1 minute plank
  • 2 sets of 20 mountain climbers

Can you tell I was a MAJOR slacker this morning? Fridays should be better than that.

 

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Muffin Monday

At 4 pm, the clock seemed to stop. I didn’t think 5 pm was ever going to come, and it’s not because of my job. Sometimes Mondays are just like that. Okay, they’re always like that. Luckily Jen and Nichole, my two marketing coworkers felt the same way, and decided to plant themselves in my office for the last 40 minutes, where we bonded, I mean talked business. If they want to come and talk, by all means, I’m all for it, I just wasn’t going to be the one to initiate it. 😉

When I got home, I took a phone call from Ryan, my long-lost brother. Well, not really, but he does live 8 hours away in Harrisburg, PA with his college sweetheart. We actually all went to college together. Ryan graduated in 2008, Chelsey in 2009, and myself in 2010. He was the Captain of our University’s Racquetball team, when they met his sophomore year and her freshman year. They’re my absolute favorite couple, although I am grumpy how easy their relationship has evolved. She’s his first serious relationship and I swear he’s had it so easy, never any heartbreak!

Love Birds. 6 Years Strong

After catching up with Ry, I headed out to Target to get some baking supplies for the healthy chocolate chip brownies I found on Pinterest. They were calling my name!

Healthy Chocolate Chip Muffins

  • 1 package Devil’s Food cake mix
  • 15 oz. can of Pumpkin Puree
  • 5 oz or 2/3 cup Chocolate Chips

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Mix together cake mix and pumpkin puree until fluffy
  • Add in a majority of the chocolate chips
  • Spray a muffin pan and liners with cooking spray as it will prevent the muffins from sticking
  • Spoon batter into pan.
  • Bake for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean

All You Need for a Health(ier) Treat

Healthy Chocolate Chip Muffins… Yummm!

The batter is very thick and does not spread out in the muffin pan, so however you put it in, that’s how it will look when it comes out. They do rise JUST a little, so you can fill it to the top, as I did. These had to have been the best chocolate chip muffins I’ve ever had. It was incredibly moist, and when eaten right out of the oven, the chocolate chips were nice and gooey. After telling my Dad that I’d DEFINITELY make these again, he responded with, “Good, because I’ll definitely eat them again.”

Warm Gooey Goodness

After gobbling one up right away, I then proceeded to eat a good portion of this tub of juicy watermelon, a summer staple in my belly… I mean my house.

Perfect on a Hot Summer Night

Alright, I have to stop eating! Time to go relax with my new book.

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