What I ate Wednesday!

Hi there! How bout some Sparky cuteness to start your day!

20140722-204935-74975498.jpg
He was very happy to be done with the vet last night! He had a good report!

I’m finding it helpful to document my eats more to keep me more accountable. Below are my meals from yesterday!

For breakfast I had a recovery smoothie with protein powder, almond milk, a banana, and some frozen berries. This was the perfect post workout smoothie after my Yoga Meltdown DVD!

20140722-205152-75112131.jpg

I forgot to take a picture of my snacks but i had some broccoli and carrots with Mediterranean hummus from Trader Joes!

Lunch was a salad with grilled chicken just like yesterday but this time I had lite Caesar dressing!

20140722-205315-75195535.jpg

20140722-205316-75196226.jpg

Ancient Grains chips on the side!

20140722-205338-75218136.jpg
These were a BJ’s wholesale club find. I really like them. They remind me of sun chips!

Dinner was another Trader Joe’s creation!

20140722-205427-75267629.jpg
Saucy scallops! I served this over brown rice and some more peas for extra greens!

Dessert was a few peanut MMs that went unpictured. I couldn’t resist!!!

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday tangents

Hi there! How’s your day going? I’m so happy to be home and back in a routine! I’m glad to be home and seek family and getting back into work!

Some tangents for ya because it’s Tuesday and because I’m thinking of a billion things right now!

-My mom and I went house shopping last night for odds and ends. We needed sheets, towels, pot holders, rugs, etc. there’s a ten dollar off home goods at target this week! Use it! I got cute stuff for great deals! Love me some Target.

- I grabbed broccoli slaw at Trader Joes Sunday for some crunch in my salads this week. Verdict? Like it a lot. It’s a fun new flavor and texture!

20140721-210230-75750390.jpg

-I’m loving the girl time I had with my momma last night. I’m really go into miss that so much when I move out. She is my best friend. I just love her!

-how precious is this puppy. Mike’s brother just bought a dog yesterday and it inspired me to look. What a lover!

20140721-210615-75975645.jpg

-Etsy has been a lifesaver. My mom has found the most adorable things for our engagement party there and it is definitely getting the wheels turning for me to make decisions!

-Spark has a vet appointment tonight. I’m going to give him some extra cuddles because he will certainly be upset after he gets his shots!

Off to start my day with some pre work yoga!!!!

I’m back!

I am finally back after about a week from blogging! I was off enjoying myself in the lovely Outer Banks in North Carolina. We had such a nice time with family and friends!

20140720-193316-70396300.jpg

20140720-193318-70398803.jpg

20140720-193317-70397952.jpg

20140720-193319-70399485.jpg

20140720-193320-70400198.jpg

20140720-193317-70397182.jpg

I’m so glad to be back and get into somewhat of a routine. By the end of this month *fingers crossed* Mike and I will officially be homeowners and be able to move into our new house. I’m so excited for this next chapter in our lives together but this sure does bring a lot of work! Packing up my life has been kinda crazy and emotional!

One routine I am excited to get back into is working out! Last week’s workouts consisted of some long walks, elliptical, and rest days in the beach!

This week I have a more concrete plan!

Mon- elliptical and arm burner x2
Tues- biking and yoga meltdown
Wed- elliptical and abs
Thurs- spinning class
Fri-elliptical and lower body blast
Sat- long walk with my Mom!

Have a wonderful start to your week! I hope it is a great day!

Vacation mode!

I am in vacation mode! Today is my last day of work before we leave for a week long beach vacation in OBX! I’m ready for some tanlines and fun!

The vacation fun really starts today though! I have excitement pumping through my veins because my best friend is going to become a mom today! I couldn’t be happier for her and her new family!

After work today we are also going to dinner with my parents, Mike, and our friend to catch up and have a nice happy hour dinner at my favorite outdoor bar and grill!

Tonight will be all about packing up the car, running last minute errands, and getting to bed early! Rumor has it we are leaving at the crisp hour of 4 am. I already called sleeping in the back seat… Sorry Mike! Driver is you! I also am formally putting in my request now for a pit stop at Dunkin for a large iced coffee…mmmmmm!!!!!!

:-)

I finished some last minute prep last night by packing snacks (love the almond butter packets), making notes for myself (don’t forget the pulled pork in the freezer, lol), painting my nails and toes, and packing up my toiletries! I think I am ready!

What is your ‘must complete’ before your vacation is finished?

Mine is stop at Cracker Barrel! :-)

Thursday thoughts

Hi there! How’s for week going? It is flying by for me! We have a lot going on this week between our home inspection, Spark sitting, work, wedding planning, packing for vacation, and enjoying the moment. Hah!

Such is life!

I thought id pop in today with some tangents and list out some of my Thursday thoughts for ya!

-I miss peanut butter. Like really miss it. With the meal plan mike made I’ve been having protein shakes for breakfast which definitely keep me full for hours but I seriously miss the good stuff! Almond butter, peanut butter, I need it back in my life stat!

-We have had some crazy storms this week in Maryland. This stuff is nuts. One minute it’s sunny the next minute there are sideways torrential downpours. Sparky has been traumatized!

-I need to find a at home nail polish that will stay on my nails for more than a day with out chipping. I don’t know if it is my nails or the way I paint them but nothing stays on!

-I got this adorable crab cookie cutter for FREE this weekend! I cannot wait to make cute crab cookies with it!

20140709-191304-69184049.jpg

-I think Spark kinda likes having Mike around. He was Mike’s shadow when he came over the other night! So cute!

20140709-191549-69349655.jpg

What I ate Wednesday

Hi there! Happy hump day! As promised I’m back in action for some WIAW details today!

I started my day with coffee (amen) and a delicious protein smoothie. Into the smoothie went almond milk, a banana, ice, and two scoops of my French vanilla whey protein. This seriously kept me full for hours on end!

20140708-200925-72565451.jpg

I the morning I had a snack of almonds. Simple. Delicious. Nutritious.

Lunch was courtesy of Mike! I had a salad topped with lite ranch, grilled chicken, peppers, onions, and some brown rice. I slathered this in buffalo sauce for a little zing!

20140708-201054-72654148.jpg

My afternoon snack was a Baggie of carrots. This was tough for me. I’m a dipper and totally missed dipping these in something but I survived! Haha!

Dinner was a very similar concoction to lunch! Chicken, peppers, onions, mushrooms, soy sauce, and sriracha again for zing! Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture until the very last bite!

20140708-201232-72752964.jpg

I had a very simple dessert of a slice apple. I ended up adding cinnamon and it was so good!

20140708-201304-72784140.jpg

After dinner I did some laundry and took spark boy for a short walk. He was so nervous the entire time because a big storm was rolling in.

20140708-201344-72824207.jpg

When we came back inside he god for the rest of the night because the thunder cared him so much! My poor little guy!

What are you eating this week?