Monday, September 15, 2014

weekly iphone photo dump~september week {two}



From left to right:
1.  Monday started off with a huge rain storm.  It was CRAZY!!  I finally made it into work around 10am.  My backyard and pool took a while to clean up.
2.  Mike is out of town for a couple of weeks, so Ashley went to the bark park with me on Wednesday night (Sophie, Bella and Kodi all had a great time!! even though Kodi wouldn't smile for the camera, silly pup!!)
3.  see #2
4.  see #2
5.  Since Sophie was still itching, I dropped her off at the vet on Friday morning to have some tests done.  They called me at lunch time and said that they were not going to run the tests, because she has a skin infection (poor girl!!).  
6.  We came home from the vet with a goodie bag of antibiotics and medicated shampoo.  Soph seem to be less itchy already *smile*
7.  My mom sent me some oil and vinegar from the town she lives in.  I cannot wait to try it!!  Here is the link.
8.  I am finishing up a 9 day cleanse, that gave me awesome results and I feel great.  I wasn't even hungry, since it included real food that was yummy!! 

Enjoy Today!

Monday, September 8, 2014

weekly iphone photo dump ~ september {week one}




From left to right:
1.  I had last week off from work.  I got to snuggle with the pups quite a bit.  I loved it!!
2.  I had to see what all the hype was about.  Cotton Candy grapes...they were good, but I think I prefer regular old grapes best.
3.  I made THIS recipe for dinner last week (which was yummy), and turned the leftovers into a southwestern salad that was so DELISH!!
4.  Sophie got a hold of a stress ball, I guess she was having some stress, LOL!
5.  I am such a creature of habit, an apple with almond butter is my afternoon snack, pretty much every day.  YUM!
6.  Sophie is having an allergic reaction to the grass that Mike planted in the back yard (I think), so I looked online for ways to help her not to scratch. I found an article that said to put a t-shirt on them, it worked like a charm, and she looks super cute (and I think she likes it)!!
7.  I have Kodi this week while Josh and Jess are on vacation. I like snuggling with him too!!
8.  Sometimes my snack looks so pretty, so I have to take a picture of it.  1/2 banana, 4 strawberries, 1 kiwi and a teaspoon of chia seeds.  
9.  This was Sophie and Bella after their swim on Sunday morning.  Sleepy pups.

Enjoy Today!

Friday, September 5, 2014

yummy stuff for fall {clean eating}

It is hard to believe that it is fall!
Although it doesn't quite feel like it here in AZ  
(it is still in the triple digits here). 

I thought I would post 
some of the fall recipes 
that I have pinned on Pinterest that I want to try.
*link to website and recipe is below each photo*


Pumpkin Oats
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Pumpkin Spice Latte
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Sweet Potato Hash
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Stuffed Sweet Potato
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Tortilla Soup
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Mexican Quinoa
Source

Of course I had to include a recipe with Zoodles 
(zucchini noodles, they are my FAV!!)
 
 Beef Bolognese Sauce with Zucchini Noodles
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 Turkey Veggie Meatloaf
This looked yummy  
(such comfort food!!).
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And for dessert ~ Pumpkin Oat Cookies YUM!!
Source     


Eat Healthy :)
Enjoy Today!!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

September Special {21 Day Fix}

 September Special!!! 
I wanted to share with you...that for the month of September
 the 21 Day Fix Challenge Pack is on special. 
 If you have wondered what this program is all about 
NOW is the time to check it out. 
Great for anyone at any fitness level 
and the perfect foundation to create a healthy lifestyle. 
The eating plan is so easy to follow 
and the workouts are only 30 minutes a day 
and a new one for each day of the week.  


As you know, I LOVE this program!! 
 I am starting my 2nd round of it.  
You can read my review  HERE.

One thing I have learned in my "getting healthy" journey...
is that it is mind over matter! 
Do I want to work out everyday?  
NOT really, but I always feel so much better when I do.

Do I want to eat healthy? 
Yeah, I really do!!  I have noticed that since I have cut out processed food 
and sugar, when I do cheat, I feel awful.

Do I want to sleep better?  
YUP!!  I never really had trouble in this area, but I feel so much more rested when I wake up in the morning.

Do I want to wear a smaller size? 
Heck YEAH!  All my pants are too loose and I have to wear a belt, 
which is such a great feeling!!  

I would love to help you in your journey as well!!  
If you are ready to make a change please message me 
and I will be happy to help and share more about the program.  
It has made a huge difference for me!

To purchase, click HERE
21 Day Fix Challenge Pack (includes Shakeology) $140 reg $160 (you are getting the 21 Day fix for $10).
21 Day Fix Essential Pack $59.85 (does not include Shakeolgy).



Enjoy Today!!

Monday, September 1, 2014

weekly iphone photo dump ~ august week {four}

From left to right:
1.  We had Kodi for the weekend, so I made sure to stock up on doggie treats (and kitty treats too).
2.  Mike and I went to Sweet Tomatoes for our Saturday lunch.  So yummy!
3.  Every week my hubby gases up my car and takes it through the car wash for me.  He takes good care of me!
4.  On our way to the BP (bark park).
5. 3 excited doggies see #4.
6.  Sunday night I decided to have a "cheat meal" and for me it was a big bowl of  cereal (yeah, I know, most people would cheat on something like pizza or burgers, but I LOVE cereal!!).
7.  I thought things were cooling off around here...I guess I was a little hopeful.
8.  I know I have said this before, but I LOVE Ezekiel English muffins!!  This was my lunch.
9.  I took the plunge and signed up to be a  Beach Body coach, so if you want to get started with an awesome exercise program, just let me know!!  I am getting ready to start my second round of the 21 Day Fix, and it is on special this month. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

What is the 21 Day Fix (part 2) my review


FITNESS REVIEW: 
I LOVE the layout of these workouts. 

  • Different workout every day.
  • 30 minutes long. 
  • Active recovery day is YOGA (I am a little awkward with this one).
  • The workouts are broken up into a series of SETS. So... for instance... {in one workout} you will do 8 rounds total. In each round there are  2 exercises... and usually you repeat each exercise twice. It’s simple. You have a 10-30 second rest period in between exercises. 
  • There is a GREAT modifier and ALWAYS an option to STEP it up for a greater challenge.
  • Autumn is the PERFECT mix of motivator & cheerleader
 NUTRITION REVIEW:
This is the most GENIUS meal plan I've ever followed.
(The containers are one of my favorite things!!)

  • You eat regular food!
  • Container portion control system is EASY.
  • You can have wine and chocolate ;)
  • You do NOT go hungry.
  • You LEARN how to maintain your results and FUEL your body!
  •                                Click HERE to go to my site.


 The food is not complicated at all (it is clean eating-which just means you can pronounce everything in the ingredient list), I asked my husband what he thought about the food I have been feeding him and he said it is really good!
(believe me, he has tried all kinds of plans with me, especially ones that have bombed, 
He would TOTALLY tell me if he hated it)
Here are some examples of what I have been eating:
(the colored hearts coincide with the containers). 

Turkey burger with lettuce/tomato/avocado


Meatballs with zucchini noodles (zoodles) and tomato sauce.

Greek yogurt with blueberries/strawberries 
(my morning snack EVERY day).


Steel cut oatmeal with coconut milk/berries/raisins/nuts.


Grilled chicken with zucchini/carrot zoodles.


Salad with turkey bacon 
(I did forget to add the orange container to this photo for the dressing  
1 tbsp olive oil, squirt of dijon mustard, 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar)

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Sunday breakfast with my hubby 
1 egg with peppers and onions/half an Ezekiel English muffin/2 slices of turkey bacon/avocado/salsa.

 
My afternoon snack  
(EVERY day-I am a creature of habit). 
Apple with 2 tbsp almond butter


 

If you have any questions let me know!!  
I would love you to join my group!!  
If you are interested - message me or email me
 (link to my email is under the contact tab above).

Enjoy Today!
 

Monday, August 25, 2014

What is the 21 Day Fix (part 1)

ETA:  I noticed that I could not view the video below on my ipad.  
Link is HERE

I have gotten a few requests asking about the 21 Day Fix.  
Check out the short video below

 I love it so much, 
that I am signing up to be a coach, 
so if you want to get healthy with me and be on my team, let me know!!


You can either leave me a comment (make sure to leave me your contact info)
or click on the contact tab at the top to email me.

Enjoy Today!!