Thursday, March 22, 2012

If you need some inspiration today..

Watch this video. More ShayCarl, but I just can't get over it.
So much goodness.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

{WIAW} New Foods

Hello There! It's officially Wednesday, so here I am to bring you this week's edition of What I Ate Wednesday. As you all may know by now, WIAW is a celebration of recent eats! This week, I would like to celebrate a few new foods. Because I am participating in Lindsay's Foodie Pen Pals program this month, I was able to try a few wonderful new foods! And I have to say.. I love every single thing I've tried so far. Anyhow, these are foods that I ate Tuesday, and I'm presenting them to you this Wednesday!


White Chocolate Oatmeal sent to me by my Foodie Penpal (more on that next week), Leftover pineapple from a smoothie I made yesterday, and string cheese. It was sort of a thrown together breakfast because I woke up really late and needed to get my day started! lol


I made Pioneer Woman Pico de Gallo! and it was yummy! I made enough to share with my neighbor, and I think she really appreciated that. :)


Sandwich made with a chocolate hazelnut butter (also from my foodie penpal) and pico de gallo with baked Tostito scoops. another lazy meal just thrown together. lol


andddd I totally failed with dinner picture-taking. haha but here's the aftermath! Beef and bean enchiladas. Delicious :)

I also had a ridiculous amount of ice water. lol Tuesday's eats were definitely lazy. But sometimes you just have to be lazy.

If you would like to participate in What I Ate Wednesday, click the button above to visit Peas and Crayons. Thanks for reading, and I hope to see you all participate in WIAW.

So tell me, what interesting NEW foods have you tried lately?

Sunday, March 18, 2012


So the past few weeks have been incredibly difficult for me. My husband left for MOS school on February 23rd. He's training to change his MOS to Security Forces. So he's been in Virginia for close to a month now, and in that time... I have just not been myself. I've lost friends, neglected sleep, neglected the gym, and I just haven't been taking care of myself.. I was completely unmotivated. I WANTED to be motivated.. and some days I'd even have a little spark of drive to go to the gym and get back into the swing of things.. But it wasn't sticking. Well I woke up yesterday morning feeling extra guilty about the way things have been. So i pulled out the yogurt, said adios to Toaster Strudels, and said a big Hello to Jillian Michael's 30-day shred (although I would have liked to tell her a little something else.. lol). Yesterday, I managed to get through all of Level 1 and I thought my heart was going to stop. lol my legs were jelly, i couldn't breathe, and I just wanted to take a hot bath. But it felt good to be proud of something again. :) Proud that I made it through the entire first level when the first few times I attempted it, I stopped after like the first 8 minutes. lol Then today, I did it again and got through Level 1 with a little less difficulty. I was exhausted, heart pounding, but I didn't think I would die! lol So that's a plus.

I think what sparked my motivation back up is Shay Carl. I know, I know. I'm a nerdy YouTuber. lol but really. If you don't know who Shay Carl is, he is a YouTubing dad who is probably one of the most inspirational people I know of. Using YouTube videos as a tool, he started his own production company, became completely debt free, and just recently lost over 100 pounds in a weight loss video competition. A year ago, this guy was nearly 300 pounds and would get winded playing with his kids. Yesterday morning, he ran a freaking MARATHON! Unbelievable, truly amazing. He is the kind of person I want to be. Someone who sticks to goals, reaches them, inspires, and knows that his life is on the right track. So because I want to be just like Shay Carl, I'm back at it! Workout out, eating better, and taking care of myself. :) I'm down a total of 7 pounds since I started this whole thing. I still have a LONG way to go.. but at least I'm doing it..

and I'm going to continue to blog it all! Don't worry ;) Here's a few things you can look forward to--
-more thoughts on 30-day shred
-Foodie pen pals
and perhaps a few other nifty things :)

Thank you to all my readers, for caring enough to read what I have to say. And thank you to those bloggers who I can't seem to get enough of that always keep me motivated and wanting to do more. :)