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Peppermint Fro-Ro Date

Last night Lindsay and I met up for our bi-weeklyish “fro-yo for dinner” date. We emailed throughout the morning dreaming and talking about fro-ro.Catch that slip up? I actually typed that without looking and couldn’t stop laughing when I said it out loud, so for laughs, the typo is totally staying.

I mentioned that I was hoping they’d have several holiday themed flavors, especially peppermint, so I was thrilled when we walked in and they had Candy Cane yogurt! They also had Eggnog, but that just disgusted me, so I stuck with half Candy Cane and half California Tart. A winning combo! I was hoping for graham cracker toppings but had no luck, so I stuck with a few Oreo crumbles, and then played it safe with my fav, rainbow jimmies!

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After talking for about 20 minutes, we called it a wrap and each finished up our evenings full of laundry, cleaning, cooking and grocery shopping. We’re fun girls!

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I headed next door into the grocery store to pick up a grapefruit since I was so depressed without one yesterday morning, and an avocado for a little healthy fat to include in today and Friday’s meals.

After prepping food I hopped on the treadmill for a quick 1-mile walk while I read my new book, What Happens at Christmas, which unknowingly to me, is set in 1886. Total fail! Not the type of romance I want in a book. I’m giving it a shot, who knows, maybe I’ll like it. In fact, yesterday Jaime and I were just discussing books and how she’s reading a classic, East of Eden. I mentioned I wanted to read a classic too, and I know this one isn’t necessarily a classic, but I should get a little credit since it takes place so damn long ago!

Thursday


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This morning I enjoyed THE juiciest grapefruit, along with a peanut butter protein shake, and enjoyed a clean egg scramble later in the morning. Into my scramble went 1 egg and 2 egg whites, half of an avocado, a handful of spinach, and a spoonful of pineapple salsa.

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This scramble was so good and the addition of pineapple salsa really added a nice touch. Yum!

Morning Workout

  • 4.1 mile run
  • 3 sets of 15 stair push-ups
  • 1 minute plank hold
  • 50 heel touchers
  • 50 scissors
  • 50 crunches and 50 side-to- side crunches
  • 30 toe touches
  • Stretching

Not a bad morning workout, although my legs started to feel a little heavy at times, but it might just be overuse.

This afternoon I have a fun workout full of Smith Machine squats, lunges, and arm work. I’m continuing on my goal to eat as clean as possible today. I do so well during the day, but after dinner, all hell breaks loose. I think I might have to save my Chobani bowls for a nighttime dessert.

Do you guys have any tips on eating healthy at night or healthy treats you enjoy after dinner?

This girl needs help!

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12-12-12 What a Perfect Day

Phew, what a busy little Wednesday I’ve had so far, and it’s only 3 pm! It must be because it’s 12-12-12. While this rare date might be bringing some of you luck, it’s bringing me a lot of productivity, which is much welcomed.

I started my morning with a 4.1 mile run and core work. The run felt great, and I only had one moment of pain in my right knee about 1 mile in, but after a quick break to bust out a set of push-ups, I was perfectly fine for the rest of my run.

Morning Workout

• 4.1 mile run
• 4 sets of 15 stair push-ups
• 1 minute plank hold
• 3 sets of 50 crunches: regular and both sides
• 50 heel touchers
• 30 to touches
• 30 Scissors
• Stretching

Breakfast

Sadly it was another morning with no grapefruit, tremendously heartbreaking.

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Instead, I enjoyed a peanut butter protein shake on my drive and walk into work before feasting on a Mango Chobani power bowl several hours later.

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Before tackling several adventures on my lunch hour, I enjoyed a bowl of grilled chicken and half of a baked sweet potato, along with undocumented cherry tomatoes.

Adventure Time

Since today is only a cardio day at the gym, I decided to forgo my lunchtime workout for several reasons, the biggest being that I really didn’t want to wash, dry and straighten my hair again. I have plans with Lindsay to grab fro-yo at 5:15 so I decided that I’d jet out of work around 4:40 and get a little cardio in before our fro-yo date, walk on the treadmill at home after our date and then shower and NOT have to do anything with my hair except condition it. Smart, I know. 😉

So what’d I do on my lunch hour?!

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Went to the library of course! Nerd alert. 😉 I had 2 books that were due tomorrow and a book that was on hold until today so I had to get my lil’ big butt over there.

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I predominately read chick flick novels, so this holiday season I’ve really been loving Christmas romance books. Ahhhhh so good! Today I picked up What Happens at Christmas by Victoria Alexander.

I had 15 extra minutes so instead of leaving the area the library is in, I continued on the opposite side of the development to check out a new neighborhood that is currently being developed.

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I happened upon it last week and not only fell in love with the area, but also the houses. It was one of those moments where I knew in my heart and gut that this would be the area I’d live in the future. Since last time it was dark when I drove through, I enjoyed exploring the neighborhood in broad daylight. Needless to say, I’m even more in love with it then before!

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Even though I’m single with no man in sight or kids for that matter (womp womp womp), I would still love to settle in here and bring my future family in with me, or Allie and Kris.

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I WANT THIS ONE!!

Since 80% of the lots are for sale, at this point I could pick a lot of my choice, choose between roughly 10 house styles, and basically pick my features. It might be out of the question price wise, but the development is also building condos and an apartment complex, which would probably be the best choice for me.

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Or This One!

It’s in between my current house and Lindsay’s condo, is about 13 minutes from my parents, right across the street from a track/football/baseball field and the best, RIGHT next to the library. 🙂

I’m so excited about this and hope to be in a new place by the spring/summer of 2013! I’m hoping to get in touch with the realtors this week so that I can discuss all of my options for the future!

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