Happy Friday the 13th!
Seriously. Where did the week go? As I get older, time “feels” like it’s getting faster. Sometimes I wish I could blink and be a kid again. But, since that’ll never happen…I will continue being an adult while drinking coffee, reading the Food Network magazine, and paying bills.
I’m going to do a recap post and then hopefully a delicious recipe post in the morning. I’m excited for tomorrow. My mom and I are going to do a fun photo shoot with all the new items for the shop and then grab breakfast. I feel like I haven’t hung out with my parents in a while, so I’m spending the weekend with them and maybe go out with some friends Saturday night (depending how tired I am).
Today is a great day. Why? HAPPY HOUR AT STARBUCKS from 2-5PM! BOGO on the holiday drinks. I’m rushing this post, so I can go out and get my favorite, a skinny peppermint latte with 1/2 the pumps.
I finally brought out the juicer. It’s been hiding away in neglect because I’ve gotten so lazy and started buying all of my juices. Making them at home is such a money saver, (not a time saver), and I like knowing exactly what goes into them and having them as fresh as can be.
Some of my favorite juicing fruits and vegetables: kale, lemon, lime, apple, orange, spinach, carrot, ginger, and cucumber.
Beets, cabbage cilantro, and broccoli are the worst in juices!
This juice had 2 large cucumbers, 2 limes, 2 lemons, 1 orange, 1 apple, 1 1/2 inch ginger, 2 cups spinach, 2 cups kale, and 4 large carrots.
I like to keep the peels on my fruits and vegetables but it’s totally optional. Some people say it makes the juice bitter, but I don’t taste it.
While enjoying my juice, I made some homemade chocolate chip cookies for Nick’s little (big) brother. He’s 13 and 6’2…dear lord!
I also made some extras for my kitchen. The temptation is real.
Quest Nutrition really hooked me up with these protein chips. They are delicious and taste “guilty.” I love the flavors as they remind me of the baked lays. I love the salt n vinegar, the cheese…I’m about to name them all.
I think the sea salt would be really good with a chocolate drizzle over them, so I’m trying that out next week.
These are low carb, low fat, high protein, low sodium, and low cal!
You can check them out on the website!
They’re perfect for cravings and post workout snacks.
End of the week desk…
My friend Rachel and I headed over to the Riverwalk to fit in a walk later in the afternoon. It was beautiful out.
We did a light 5 1/2 mile walk.
Check out that baby copperhead…
After getting cleaned up, I met up with a group of friends at Ed’s Tavern for trivia night and food. It’s so hard turning down wings and nachos, but I’m keeping my eyes on the goal.
When I got home from Trivia night, I saw this…I shared it on my Facebook page, but just incase you don’t have Facebook, I wanted to share it with you here.
I struggle with wanting to “please” people and I just need to remember that I’m the only one I need to please. I compare myself to others way too much and it definitely holds me back. Struggling to stay true to myself is tough, but I’m going to work on it everyday.
Thank you Jen for the amazing reminder.
Have you ever just woke up in a struggle? You just don’t want to wake up, your eyes are heavy, and no matter what you do, you can’t do it right? That was me this morning! I didn’t want to wake up, I couldn’t keep my eyes open, and I didn’t wanna move. I’m usually the opposite. Nick always drinks those 5-hour energy shots, so I thought I’d give a try…ew! Tasted like cough syrup! I had one sip and chucked it into the trash. I downed the water instead.
Grumples was in the same boat as me this morning. But, he looks super cozy doesn’t he?
For breakfast, I made my fruit and nut butter roll ups. I used apples and peanut butter instead of almond butter and blackberries this time.
I ran this morning and it was one of the worst runs yet. I don’t think I’m used to the cooler air and the wind storming into my lungs. As soon as I hit mile three, my lungs were burning, my head felt like it was going to explode, and my stomach was cramping up to the point where my back was hunching over. I had jumped into the shower and let the water run until I felt normal again. I also chugged water. I don’t know what happened, but it didn’t feel great at all. It wasn’t even a hard run and my body just wanted to shut down. I haven’t felt that bad since the first day I ever attempted cross fit. It’s been several hours since my run and my lungs are still on fire. I guess we have our good days and bad days.
Once I felt normal again and all those weird pains went away, I made a post workout treat. I had blueberry yogurt with blueberries, chia seeds, toasted muesulli oats, and raisins.
It was delicious.
I took the pups over to my parents house so they could run around in the backyard.
We are working on Tino’s catching skills. He’s improving! Usually he just lets the ball or treat hit him in the face.
They were only all over me because I had food.
Speaking of food…how good does this look? It’s gluten free apple crisp and I’m thinking about making this tonight! I’m in the mood for healthy comfort food. You can find this recipe on my Friend’s blog: Healthy Living Maintenance by Anna Phelan! She has amazing gluten free recipes!
I’m also late on posting this! The other night I had grilled chicken drummies and veggie fries!
Now, it’s time to dive into my popcorn, catchup on Nashville, and then head out and grab my Starbucks and groceries!
THREE QUESTIONS FOR YOU:
- What is one healthy dish you’re going to make for Thanksgiving?
- What are your weekend plans?
- What is your favorite juice/smoothie recipe?