Faith Fitness and Laughter

It’s about that time!

on June 7, 2012

Well, it’s official…….today is my Friday!!   Just got to get through this day and we will be headed to South Dakota!  I am so excited!  I am not sure what I am more excited about.  Just getting away? Sleeping in?  Being around my niece and nephew?  Getting into a bathing suit and not caring who sees me?  Not wearing make-up every day??  The reasons to be excited are endless!!



Mt Rushmore and the Badlands of South Dakota.


The weather while we are there is going to be fantastic!!!  The high on two of the days will just be 70, all of the rest of the days in the mid 60’s, with the nights in the low to high 40’s!!!   Crazy awesome!  No humidity!!


Let’s get on with it!!  Morning!!  🙂  I hope that your Wednesday was super!  I came home from work, which was a nice 10 hours, and tried to put the finishing touches on the packing situation.  I think that I am finished with the exception of a few items.  Won’t fully finish until the morning we leave.


Well it’s finally happened.  A smoothie fail.  Ugh, I hate to even admit it.  I wanted to try something new yesterday on my lunch break, so I threw together this combo:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • frozen cherries
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 2 scoops Visalus
  • 1/2 cup of plain almond milk
  • 1/2 cup of dark chocolate almond milk
  • 1 tsp of peppermint extract


Um, let’s just say that there was too much peppermint extract in there.  I couldn’t even finish it!!!  And it’s not like I could take the stuff out!!





You take a few of these….


toss some of this on there…..

Place them on one of these……

The end result!!   Please don’t hate on the plain turkey burger… 🙂  Since I will be leaving Friday, I am trying to get rid of some things in the house.  I am out of greens!  It was still good, plain, but good.


I saw this great post on one of my favorite blogs the other day.  Clean Eating Chelsey     Self-bashing.  I think that we are all guilty of it, but this post really got me thinking of how hard I am on myself and sometimes down right horrible when it comes to self-bashing.  The post was originally written by Nescett, who blogs at bananaoats.   It’s worth the read!



Um, my blender completely fried at work yesterday.  Making the said smoothie above……:/   Thankfully, one of the other ladies that I work with had left her blender in our break room.  Go team!  So I am thinking that I will bum hers when I get to work this morning.


Some of the things that I will be doing to prepare for my trip will be done this afternoon and I have made a list so that I don’t forget!!

  1. wash clothes so that I don’t have to do it when I get home from the trip
  2. change out my sheets so I will have clean sheets to sleep on when I get home!
  3. go over my suitcases 500 times
  4. and then go over them one more time
  5. get my snacks together, which will be:  Annie’s homegrown Chocolate graham bunnies, mini Energy clif bars, roasted almonds and I am picking up some fruit today!
  6. pack up toiletries
  7. and workout  😉



Question:  When was the last time that you went on vacation?  Aaaand, what are some of the quirky things that you do to prepare for said trip?

I am sure that I will be checking in with ya later!!  Have a great day! 🙂



4 responses to “It’s about that time!

  1. Yay, thursdays being fridays are always the best!

  2. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts says:

    Ah, so exciting! Enjoy this final lead up to holiday time 🙂 And I’m sorry about the peppermint extract thing – at least the sweet potato fries look good!

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