We picked up an additional passenger.
He was begging to jump in the car with two women.
Sometimes Mother Nature is a big help.
I know most of you think I’m nuts based on the US weather as of late.
This was my view this morning:
Is there such a thing as a moving consultant?
I need to be project planned.
In my “normal” life I’m pretty organized. I’m structured. I have a routine and I like it. Some might call me Type A (though you wouldn’t know it from the past couple months… I blame Vegas).
Anytime I move it’s a whole new story. I turn into a Jack Russell puppy chasing it’s tail. I have bubble wrap everywhere. Piles of shit I have no idea what to do with. Empty boxes. Boxes that are 75% full… but that I can’t seal because I’m looking for little odds and ends I can cram it the remaining 25% (you know those odd spaces that need to be stuffed by nothing really fit in?).
The competition is off.
I don’t know how I thought I was going to pull that one off.
I just got married. I’m moving across the country (anyone want to buy a condo in Midtown Atlanta???). And I was going to do a competition… a week after moving. HAHAHAHA! I’m stubborn. I don’t understand the word “no.” But even I’m not quite THAT crazy.
Also, red velvet Oreos are delicious with Zinfandel. We all know I have an Oreo thing. That red velvet is definitely contender for the top flavor. The cookie isn’t so different, but that cream cheese filling rocks my world.
As you have probably figured out, I am always on the go.
It’d be a shame to stagnate.
Whether it is traveling to the next exotic location or just running around town, I don’t sit still for very long. Unfortunately, this can mean grabbing something unhealthy to eat on those forays in my car. Granola bars, fruit, and raw veggies can only carry you so far. And what happens when you don’t feel like lugging along a cooler to keep things like Greek yogurt cold?
If you’ve been reading very long, you know I need variety! Anyone else looking for healthy (and delicious) snacks that don’t need refrigeration but are not the same old same old? I thought I’d share some of my stand-bys today.
We can’t always be rational.
I may abuse this with my irrational aversions.
Water sports are fine, but as soon as you want me to dunk my whole head under water… no dice. I abhor white potatoes… but I’ll eat hash browns and french fries if they’re
burnt extra crispy.
There are certain words I cannot stand. “Chunked” shouldn’t be allowed on any restaurant menu. “Privileges” makes me relive a lot of teenage angst. While I love my chocolate cake to be such, the word “moist” makes me want to gag.
Peanut Butter Yogurt Bowl. Mocha Concrete Protein Shake. Pumpkin Cake Pancakes.
That’s my kind of ménage à trois!
If you’ve been reading my blog for any amount of time, you know I’m a protein powder enthusiast. When About Time sent over a dream team of protein powders for me to try, I jumped at the chance. Birthday cake, peanut butter, cinnamon swirl… I was like a kid in a candy shop.
We create our own destiny.
I refuse to read my horoscope.
Someone told me that Mercury is in retrograde. After Googling to see WTF that meant, I called bullshit. There are times where life gets more challenging, time is short, motivation is lacking… but in the end we decide how we handle it.
Right now my struggle is on the superficial side, but a struggle nonetheless. It’s diet. I’m supposed to compete in 8 weeks and I’m struggling with getting back on track. However, I’ve decided to allow myself to be flexible. If I don’t make this show, there will be one the next weekend. And the next. And next year. I came to that realization by being honest about where I am. I talked to my
therapist trainer Monday night and he reminded me that a lot is changing for me. I got married. It’s a new life. I don’t have to do EVERYTHING at once (insert shocked face). Doing stuff like enjoying dinner with Vegas on her birthday is more important right now.
That’s not to say I’m giving up. But whatever happens… I own this!
One thing that helps is treating myself with healthy buys… like a haul from iHerb. Beet powder (which I love in pancakes and Red Velvet protein shakes), Cocoa Cardio (Red Velvet Waffles!), peanut flour, and gelatin are daily staples. If you have any digestion “issues” I highly recommend it (here’s a post I did on it). I’m trying the collagen version for the first time with this order.
Another motivator is energy. I was thrilled when I received the two-10 discovery pack from FRS®. The pack includes a big bottle of FRS concentrate, a sample pack of soft chews, and 2 cans of their energy drink.
My favorite thing about FRS is their ingredient list and why it was developed. It was originally created by health scientists to provide chemotherapy patients with natural, sustained energy. The FRS patented Healthy Energy formula has the all-natural antioxidants quercetin (found in blueberries and apples) and green tea extract, plus seven essential vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C and E). I’m all about immune system support after getting the plague.
Not only are these drinks more delicious than the junk from the gas station, but they also doesn’t rely on chemicals, sugar and massive amount of caffeine to give you
the shakes energy.
So, I’m challenging myself to go with the flow and not be so hard on myself. At the same time, I’m committed to doing my best and staying active. It’s what makes me happy! #iownthis
This post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of FRS.
This WIAW is 8 weeks out from my competition. See above.
Read on for my eats, and then check out Jenn’s blog for everyone else’s delicious creations!
Breakfast is the new standard – basil and garlic egg white scramble with a whole egg dropped in for #yolkporn. Toast with coconut oil and cinnamon.
Chicken with sugar peas. Simple… but a perfectly cooked piece of chicken is actually one of my favorite things. That and hot sauce.
Rice cakes with Nuttzo nut butter. I probably look forward to this meal a little too much. I had one with chocolate protein “icing” too.
Rinse and repeat from last night. A giant peanut butter-sweet potato pancake made with Japanese white sweet potato.
Peanut Butter-Sweet Potato Pancake
Blend and cook!
I love yogurt. Really. I’m just as happy with bowls like this as I am with *most* regular desserts. Well, average regular desserts. Oh man, I love dessert.
This dessert bowl was 1/2 scoop of Growing Naturals vanilla rice protein mixed with plain Greek yogurt, cinnamon, almond extract, and vanilla liquid stevia. Then I mixed up 1/2 T cocoa powder and 1/2 T coconut flour with stevia and just enough water to make it a fluff. Topped with crumbled leftover pretzels from the plane. Sweet ‘n salty perfection!
If Mercury means being impatient, then maybe I am a believer… ha!
Do believe is horoscopes and Mercury and all that jazz?
What are you owning right now?
Do you realize how much you sit?
It makes my hips hurt!
I’ve gone through a lot of “hacks” to have standing desks. At one job I stacked up Girl Scout cookie boxes to set my laptop on. When I’m at home working, I use the condo gym to build a treadmill desk. I can’t stand to sit still. Standing up while I’m working helps to improve my focus.
Hey! Something shiny!
When my boss suggested I look into a “real” standing desk, I was thrilled. After some research, VertDesk offered to hook me up with one of their adjustable height desks. Talk about not sitting still – I was bounce-off-the-walls elated. The VertDesk even has a push button control to make height adjustment easy. My co-workers can adjust it to their height and use it and, if I ever DO decide to sit, I can simply push a button to lower it.
We’ve all seen the articles about how sitting is killing us… but why exactly is a standing desk beneficial?
I like to get toasted.
In the French way ’cause I’m classy.
French toast is becoming an unintentional theme for #strangebutgood. Last week it was Healthy French Toast. 2 weeks ago it was totally unhealthy (but delicious) Eggnog Baked French Toast. Now it’s the thug life.
This is the laziest, most bass ackwards way possible to make french toast. Toast the bread while beating egg whites with cinnamon and stevia. Pour egg mixture over the top.