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Friday, May 25, 2012

Shake this.

Wow. Sorry, I took a two day hiatus from the blog. Truth be told, each day came down to two options.

1. Start blog post at 11pm and lose sleep..

2. Go to bed at a somewhat decent hour and get a full night sleep.

#2 was the winner both nights, and I don’t feel guilty at all. I had more energy the past two days then I have in the past 2 months. It’s amazing what sleep does in life.

I woke up this morning and got my workout done early. Friday are usually the days I teach attack early but my toe is still hurting.. So I got a sub, again.  It may prevent me from plyo, running, and jumping but I still was able to get some sweat in my eyeballs with this workout. The great part of it is, I was finished in 8:16. Cool, right?

Not every workout needs to be an hour long to be effective. It just doesn’t . I honestly believe you will receive more benefit from these workouts then any other program out there. Just try it. Freals.

So after the sweat fest I came home and made a protein shake.

This shake has been my breakfast, ALL week. Creative, I know.

Buts it is delicious and I’m lovin’ it.

Shake this!


In the mix:

  • 1.5 C. Water (Or Almond milk, but I’m out.)
  • Handful ice cubes
  • `1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • Handful of spinach
  • 3-4 strawberries (frozen)

LOVE it.



Lunch came in a bowl today. It’s a classic, made in 5 minute meal. Thanks to a little prep work earlier in the week!


Green beans, 4 oz. of grilled chicken (later topped with mango salsa), lots of sweet peppers (love these little things!)

Not, much left in our fridge since were taking off for the weekend. Cleaning out the leftovers has been my job this week.

I got shellaced today. This is my first time getting my nails “shellaced” (is that even a word? Well, it is now)

I know I’m just a little over the craze, but so far I love them! Bright colors just in time for summer! Woot! My friend Tonya, (who I worked with for 8 years) did them, so it was some much needed girly time and pampering. Figured she would appreciate doing my nails, rather then my toenails, or lack thereof.


What do you think? I phone pic, does no justice. I picked the glitter blue and glitter pink. The one nail painted different from the others is the cool thing to do now. Didn’t you know? The rumor is they last 2 weeks.. or more.. We will see… 

Do you shellac?

Today is my Daddy’s birthday, I only got to see him for a split second. Since he was taking off up to our family cabin for the weekend and still had yet to pack. (Now, I know where I get my procrastination from… no biggie.)


Flashback wedding photo. I know… he doesn’t look a day over 25. Still does. 

Love this man.

When Brent got home from work we went for a quick 5k jog. We kept it slow and steady, pushing a 100lb stroller helps with that… Sadly, the toe still hurts.. no surprise, but it felt good to shake out the legs.


Any SYTYCD fans out there? This melts my heart! I love being a mom!

P.S Can you believe she is 29.. and has had 2 kids? Awesome.

Tomorrow, we are taking off to St. George or the ranch.. for the memorial weekend after Body Pump.  I’m excited to have a little fun in the sun! or snow? mmm.. impromptu decision to be made…

Q. Any plans for Memorial weekend? Traditions?


  1. Have fun wherever you end up! I haven't shellacked. I hear once you shellac, you never go back.

  2. OHHhh!... You lost me at the spinach. Maybe I should try it before automatically jumping into "I hate spinach" mode.

    Ok. I'll try.

    Feel like I've been shellacked. Does that count?

  3. That is such a cute video! :) Have fun Memorial Day weekend. I'm gonna miss going and visiting a couple of friends graves. :(

  4. What a darling video... Totally got me all choked up and teary eyed. I Love love love that show. I missed it this last week so I'm going to have to make sure not to miss it. Anywho have a great weekend.