Five Things Friday #14

TGIF!!!  Except I’m working Saturday…but only for about five hours so it won’t be too bad.  Today I figure I’d just list out five random things I’ve been meaning to tell you guys.  Today I’m linking up with Katie and Clare.  Thanks for the link up, girls!

#1… I desperately need to update my About page and Key Players page.  I have a draft but need to spend some time solely dedicated to sprucing these pages up a bit.  Hopefully that will be done before too long.

#2… My new obsessions are health related documentaries.  Simply Taralynn has a list of documentaries to watch when you need to feel inspired and thanks to Netflix I’ve been working my way through the list.  So far I’ve watched Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead (which is definitely my favorite so far), Food Inc. (which was a little disturbing and definitely caught my attention), Vegucated (which I loved and even got me to see the vegan lifestyle as not so extreme), Fork Over Knives (which I honestly thought was a bit dry but still very informational), and I’m currently in the middle of Hungry for Change (which has been very informational as well).  I’ve been watching them on the weekends and during my workouts.  Oh, and apparently there’s a Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead 2.  From what I can tell it came out yesterday for one night only in theaters so I’m not sure when it will be available to view at home but I hope it’s soon!

#3… And with all that being said, I’m seriously rethinking the way I eat.  I plan to take meat out of my breakfast and lunch meals and replace it with natural, plant based proteins.  I also would like to make breakfast a liquid meal full of fruits and veggies (avoiding dairy).  And I’m trying to convince Josh to participate in Meatless Mondays with me :) .  He’s the cook so it’s hard (for me) to make dietary changes without him…especially since dinner is the only meal we get to eat together.  I’m also trying to convince him to do the Clean Cleanse with me as a birthday present (we would start the weekend after my birthday).  I’ve considered this cleanse for over a year now and my aunt and sister have had great results from it; they both discovered sensitivities to foods they never thought about.  We’ll see!


#4… I truly haven’t been binge eating.  Ever since I confronted the issue with myself about a month ago I’ve only had one slip up…it was one night and I was able to move on easily.  Now that I have that under control I can focus on what I’m putting in my body at each meal/snack and I’m starting to feel more in control of my health.

#5… I went to the gym every day this week!  My co-workers almost convinced me to skip the gym last night and go out for drinks but I declined because I knew I would be happier waking up the next morning if I stuck with my usual routine (gym, home, prep for next day, sleep).  It may sound boring to some but it’s what I like.  I’m hoping to make it to the gym one more time this weekend and then do some stretching and yoga at home one day.

Week of 915 Workouts Collage

Question of the Day

What’s going on in your life right now?

Any health related documentary suggestions?

{Recipe} WIAW #13: Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats

Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats with Coffee

Happy Hump Day!  I’m so grateful it’s already the middle of the week.  Luckily we have a great staff at the moment so I was able to leave work a few hours early on Monday, scored a two hour lunch today, and won’t be heading in tomorrow until lunchtime.  Since we work 11-12 hour shifts [Read On]

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Make-Up Monday {Relaxation & Productivity}

Omelet and Coffee

Hello!  I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!  Mine was filled with the perfect mix of relaxation and productivity. Saturday For breakfast Saturday morning I wanted one thing…an omelet! I used 2 eggs and 2 egg whites, spinach, arugula and cheese.  My omelet making skills are truly improving!  For lunch I had the most delicious [Read On]

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{Discount Code} Don’t Forget about the Shape Diva Dash!


Only One Month Away! It is exactly one month away from the New York Shape Diva Dash!!!  I am so excited…and maybe a little nervous since this will be my first obstacle race, but I’m mostly excited!  I certainly won’t be racing for time.  My goal is simply to overcome each obstacle .  As a reminder the [Read On]

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{Workout} Strong in September Strength Routine

Strong in September Strength Workout

Howdy, folks!  I’m popping in quickly to share the strength workout I completed Sunday evening.  It left me feeling sweaty and accomplished. Start and follow this strength routine with 15-30 minutes of cardio for a full body, heart pumping workout.  Feeling super motivated?  Do this workout 2-3 times for a circuit workout! Single Deadlifts with [Read On]

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{Recipe} Crockpot Turkey Chili

Crockpot Turkey Chili

Hello, friends!  We’ve had some fall-like days over the past few weeks here in NJ and because of that I’ve been craving some good ole’ chili.  I spent some time on Pinterest this weekend looking into different recipes and combined them to make the following.  I hope you enjoy! You will need… 1 Tbsp Olive [Read On]

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Five Things Friday #13

Tone It Up Frisky Fall

#1… Tone It Up Frisky Fall Challenge I’m so excited for the Tone It Up challenge starting up next week (#FriskyFall)!  I found Tone It Up towards the end of their Bikini Series and am excited to see a challenge from start to finish.  Since I just joined a gym and love group exercise classes [Read On]

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WIAW #12 on Thursday (because Tuesday was really Monday)

Kirkland Cashew Clusters

I’m blogging twice in one week and it’s only Thursday…say what!?!?  My post count has been less than stellar recently but I’m really tying to make a comeback .  So, let’s get to a WIAW since it’s been a while since we just talked about what I eat in a day. Before heading to work [Read On]

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