Faith Fitness and Laughter

No internet?? What?

Well, I was without internet last night and part of today, but it’s no big thang! The DSL box simply went bad and the lovely people at Windstream came right out and gave me a new one!  I had my second Orthodontist appointment yesterday and it went really well!  I am one step closer to getting the metal on my teeth.

When I got there, they were really quick to get me in the back to get started.  This trip was mainly to take pictures of my teeth, and take some impressions of my teeth for the mouthpiece that I will wear for six months.  It was kind of funny, you’re in this big room with all of the other patients and you have your mouth wide open and you are afraid you are going to gag on the biscuit dough that is in your mouth!

Have you ever seen the episode of King of Queens where Doug goes to the dentist??  That stuff that they use to get the impressions makes me want to gag!!


Here is some of what I ate yesterday:

After my appointment, I went to my favorite place in the world.  🙂   Just a regular coffee with some skim milk.  Yum!


I also did some yard work yesterday and it took about 3 hours!  Once I was finished, and cooled off, I made a new smoothie.



Blueberry Smoothie:

  • 1 cup of frozen blueberries
  • Lite sugar Raspberry/Lemonade drink 1/2 cup
  • 1/2 cup of Almond milk
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 2 scoops of Visalus
  • 5 ice cubes



When my alarm went off this morning, I literally thought that I was dreaming.  I wasn’t.  😦  I drank some water to hydrate myself and then made me a cup of coffee.  A little later, I made myself some breakfast.


One egg, egg whites, spinach, turkey sausage, and one Udi’s multi-grain bagel.





Cafe Latte Smoothie:

  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1/3 frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp of instant coffee
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 5-6 cubes of ice


This one was not my favorite by any means.  Which really surprised me, because I love the taste of coffee.  🙂   This smoothie was also just (and I mean just) over 200 calories and did not fill me up.  A little later I grabbed one of Luna’s peanut butter and chocolate protein bars.  Yum and yum.





I was really in the mood to cook something when I got home and this is what I came up with.  I purchased a Spaghetti Squash the other day and so I cut it up, wrapped it up and put it in the microwave for 10 minutes.  I had some organic sauce and I also made some turkey meat to go with it.   To top it off, I roasted up some asparagus.  This meal was amazing!



I didn’t know what I wanted to do and even walked around the house looking at all of the DVD’s that I had.  Nothing.  I thought about going outside and going for a run.  Nope.  Hmmm???   I eventually settled on one of Bob’s workouts.  Ultimate Cardio workout!  A full hour of sweat dripping from my face workout is what it was!


I hope you have a great night!




Personal Trainers??

Hey hey!  How was your Thursday!?  I hope it was a good one.  🙂  My day started at 5:50 am.  Odd, I know.  I turned off my alarm and caught a few more zzzz’s.  I enjoyed my breakfast at a nice slow pace and looked at some of my new Sweat Pink Ambassador Sisters blogs.  I still can’t believe that I am apart of such an awesome group of women.

Today was actually an early day for me…..Well, 4:30 anyway.  It was so nice not to work 10 hours and still have some of the day left when I got home.  I received a couple of new workout DVD’s in the mail today and was able to try one!  Jessica Smith’s 10 Pounds Down Weight Loss Cardio Mix.  Whew!  I really like this one.  A lot.  There is a 40 minute cardio session, a 10 minute all over toning, and then an 8 minute abs session.  Killer!




(recycled photo) Overnight Oats!


Breakfast kept me pretty full, so I didn’t have a mid-morning snack.




Very random: Strawberries, half an apple, 4 chicken nuggets, cottage cheese and walnuts.


A little later…..


Afternoon Snack:


Strawberries and vanilla Greek Yogurt.  Holy yum! This was good!  This will definitely be a repeat.




Banana/Blueberry Smoothie:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries
  • 1 scoop of chocolate whey protein powder
  • 1 cup of  35 Calorie Almond milk
  • 1 tbsp flax
  • 1 tbsp of Barney Almond butter
  • A HUGE handful of Spinach!



Personal Trainers:

So here’s the deal.  I was wondering what your thoughts were about seeking out a personal trainer.  Good? Bad?  Have you ever used one?  Is the money spent worth it?  I would love to have at least one session, maybe two, with someone who is personally trained in the fitness/health field.  Any tips before I seek someone out??


Isn’t that cool??  Go Hogs!!


So I have been wanting to try this recipe for a while now…I found it on Stuft Mama’s blog and just knew it was going to be good!

Here is a link to the recipe:  Fudgy STUFT Protein Cookie Dough   



This made….


Let me just say this stuff was and is amazing! 🙂


Got to go wash my face!  Have a great night!! 🙂




Day 2 Ripped in 30 Challenge

Hello hello!   How’s Tuesday treatin you?  I hope it’s been a good day for you. 🙂    It was a fairly busy day at work, but I had a  half day, so it was nice to leave at noon.  Yay!


The Challenge is going really well.  I got up early this morning, but chose to enjoy the morning and take my time eating my breakfast.  It was nice. 🙂    There were mornings that if I didn’t get my workout in I would feel guilty about it.  That is something that will change.  I don’t want to feel guilt when it comes to my workouts.  You know?  🙂  Anyway, back to my breakfast.



I am down to one slice of the Ener-G bread.  Overall, I have really liked the bread.  When it comes to nutrition it basically ranks right up there with the English Muffins that I was eating. 



I seem to be the queen of random lunches, but I really do like this lunch and it really fills me up!  Dannon Key Lime Greek Yogurt, gluten-free granola (yum!), and 1 tangerine.

I also had a dark chocolate adora disk.  Calcium!



I wanted to give you a break down of the workout that I am doing this week. Level 1 on Jillian Michael’s Ripped in 30 goes like this:

The basis of the workout is the 3, 2, 1 system.  3 minutes of strength, 2 minutes of cardio, and 1 minute of abs.  She starts the workout with about a 3 to 4 minute warm-up, then you move into the workout, and finally she ends it with a short cool-down.  Three circuits make up the 34 minute workout.  Some of the moves that you will do are: push-ups, fast feet, skaters, squat press, and single arm rows.  Trust me, you will be drenched after you finish.  🙂


Post workout snack:

Banana/blueberry smoothie:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries
  • 2 tbsp of PB2
  • 1 tsp of chia seeds
  • 1 cup of Coconut milk



On the menu:  grilled pork chop, sweet potato wedges and something green. 


I am off!  Have a great afternoon! 🙂


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