Faith Fitness and Laughter

Normal Tuesday

Morning!  How are you this morning?  I had another great sleep last night and I am really really glad.  So I had a smoothie for breakfast this morning.  Something I really like to do.  🙂  One of the main reasons that I like to is because I can add just about anything to it and not change the taste, for the most part. 😉  Take the one I had this morning:

  • frozen banana
  • frozen cherries
  • chia seeds
  • protein powder
  • carob powder
  • PB2

You can also add spinach or kale or any kind of green.  I love that you can add so many essential things to a smoothie;  fruits and veggies, omega 3’s and good fats, greens, protein…..the possibilities are endless!



Meal plan:

Breakfast:    Smoothie/coffee

Snack:    cherries

Lunch:    salad with: chicken, walnuts, strawberries.  Yum!

Snack:    Clementine

Dinner:    Chicken, red potatoes, steamed veggies

Snack:  Not sure yet!






Looks like a normal Tuesday for me folks!  My goal is to stick to the meal plan and have a super day!  Hope you have a wonderful day!!





Thursday Thankfuls

So today when I got up this morning I was ready to start the day.  I walk out the door to my bedroom and I am not sure what cats do at night, but I think they had some sort of vomit/pee party last night!!  I spent 30 minutes cleaning up a mess.


Ever have one of those days where it seems like everything bugs you??  Everything bugged me today.  It got me thinking about some of the things that bug me:


  • Feeling jiggly.  Come on girls, you know what I mean.  Ever feel like things shake too much?  I felt it today.
  • Thighs rubbing together.  I can’t be the only one that this bothers.
  • Sleeping through my alarm.  Agh!
  • Sweating when I am not working out
  • Standing behind someone in line at Wal-mart who has body odor
  • having a conversation when you think that you have bad breath or a booger


After thinking about these, and reading them, they seemed rather silly.  I thought about some things that really bug me.


  • Poverty
  • loneliness
  • Depression
  • Hungry families
  • animals that suffer
  • someone who doesn’t know Christ


I am so thankful for my life.  I am thankful that I have a place to sleep, food to eat, a family that loves me, but most of all I am so thankful that I have a relationship with Christ.  Even when bad things happen, or things don’t go the way that I want them, I have Him to fall upon.

I just wanted to share this with you!





GF toast, turkey bacon, and two organic eggs with spinach





Tuna salad on a flat-out with greens and a mandarin orange


I also had some reading material…






Banana/cherry chocolate Smoothie

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup of frozen cherries
  • 1 tsp of chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp of peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp of carob powder
  • 1 large handful of spinach!
  • 1/2 cup of almond milk
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate soy milk




45 Minutes of Jessica Smith Better Body Blast!  Arms and legs!




Don’t forget to comment on this post for a free pair of Sweat Pink Laces!!    I still have some to give away!!




10 hours of sleep? Check!

Holy cow, I was able to get 10 hours of sleep last night.  I don’t exactly know why I was so sleepy, but I must have needed it.  I was in bed by 8, asleep by 8:45 and the did wake up this morning until 6:50!   Crazy!  Like I said, I guess I needed it.  🙂  


Yesterday was the 1st of the month, and working in the banking industry, you can only imagine how busy it was.  AGH!   It did make the day go by pretty fast though.


My friend Angey is in town the next couple of days!!!  No secret, she is moving back!!!!  I can’t wait for them to get here so we can spend some time together.  She will be busy during the day these couple of days, but there is a rumor that we may go run tonight!!  I have never ran with anyone, so I am super excited about it. 

Without giving you a play by-play, here are some of the eats that I have consumed in the last couple of days. 


One pork chop, roasted brussels sprouts, and some sweet potato fries 🙂

This is a Pizookie recipe from Ashley’s page 🙂  My Food ‘N’ Fitness Diaries.  Yum!

Yesterday’s breakfast was a smoothie

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup of frozen cherries
  • 1 tsp of chia seeds
  • 1 cup of 35 cal Almond Milk
  • 1 1/2 tbs of peanut butter
  • 1/2 scoop of protein powder
  • 1 tbs of carob powder


Apparently I have t remind myself of the small things.   😉



Mexican wrap:  Chicken, salsa, and black beans.  It was super yummy, but messy!

Yesterday’s Workout:

BodyRock Rep challenge and 24 minutes of a Firm DVD!  Ouch!!  My shoulders are SO sore this morning.

Today’s Workout:

The Firm DVD Pump, Jump ‘N’ Jab!   All lower body! 

Well, I am off to eat some breakfast.  🙂  I hope you have a great day!! 



Oatmeal goodness!

Morning! 🙂   I hope everyone is up and at ’em this morning!  It’s Tuesday!!


I will be honest with you, yesterday was kind of a low day for me.  Do you ever have those days?  I am not sure what it was, or if it was anything in particular.  Sometimes it’s a combination of things that just seem overwhelming.  I have battled depression in my past, and sometimes struggle with thoughts of self-doubt and sadness.  I have so much to be thankful for and I have a lot of people who love me and I love them, so how can I be down? 

This was part of my devotion that I read this morning: “Hope in Me, and you will be protected from depression and self-pity.” 

It also referenced this passage of Scripture. 

Romans 12:12 “rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer.”

Anyway, I just wanted to share that with you.  🙂


Since I had class last night, dinner was super fast…………..and early.  I did decide to go with the smoothie.  The best thing about smoothies is that you can pack them with nutrients!


  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 3/4 cup of frozen blueberries
  • 1 scoop of chocolate whey protein powder
  • 1 tbls carob powder
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup of 35 cal Almond milk
  • 1 handful of spinach


While in class, my stomach started to grumble, so I grabbed a Larabar that I have been carrying around for about a week now.  (I try to keep at least something in my purse just in case.)


Umm, yeah, I finally found something that I don’t like.  I took one bite and that was it.  I didn’t really care for the texture.  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Larabar’s, but this one didn’t overwhelm me at all. 



I woke up wanting some oatmeal this morning! 

In the mix:

  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of 35 cal Almond milk
  • 1/3 + 2 tbls of Gluten free Old Fashion oats
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbls of Peanut butter
  • 1 tsp of Truvia

This should hold me over until lunch 🙂 


Last night at class we received our first take-home test, so I will be studying this week and getting that taken care of by next Monday.  Which leads me to a question.  How do you study?  Can you study with noise around you or does it have to be quiet? 

For myself, it has to be quiet.  😉


You guys have a great day!!





Are your workouts motivating?

I love Sunday’s.  Not only do I try to make them my rest day, but it’s just such a laid back day.  We had a potluck at our church after our morning service, which means lot’s of eating and talking.  I passed on the food that was there, mainly because my breakfast was so filling, but mostly it was just a decision on my part. 


Now you can see why I was so full.  🙂  This is one of my favorite breakfasts.


After church was over, I headed home for a nice chocolate smoothie.

  • 1 frozen banana
  • frozen cherries
  • 1tbls of carob powder (or cocoa powder)
  • 1 scoop of chocolate whey protein powder
  • 1 cup of 35 calorie almond milk
  • 1 1/2 tbls of peanut butter
  • handful of spinach

Yum Yum Good!

Today was technically a rest day, but I wanted to share with you some of my tips for staying motivated when it came to working out.

  1. Plan out my workout the night before, or at the beginning of the week.  Doing the BodyRock Challenge, I knew exactly what I was going to be doing.  Now that it’s over, I am going back to laying out my DVD’s the night before.  If I am doing a run or walking outside I will lay out my running gear the night before, so I can just roll out of bed and get a move on.
  2. I choose a workout that I like.  I have done them all.  Taebo, Denise Austen, Turbo Jam, The Firm, Jillian, Bob, the list goes on and on.  I love them all actually, but sometimes I can get bored and then I know it’s time to incorporate something different. 
  3. Know my limits.  If I can’t do a particular workout, then I am not going to risk injury.  Too many times I have done a workout not using the proper form and really hurt myself.  I have also run into comparing myself to others when it comes to fitness.  What works for me, may not work for someone else, even when it comes to food.  We are all made differently and must remember that. 
  4. Remember why you are doing the exercising in the first place.  I know the reasons that I do it, but I can run the risk of doing it for vain reasons.  I don’t want to fall into that trap.  If you have to, write it down.  Make a list of the reasons you want to start or continue an exercise program.  Such as; health, family….you get the picture. 🙂
  5. And last, but certainly not least.  Stick with it.  Don’t allow things to get you down or talk you out of doing a workout.  It takes about 3 weeks to start a habit.  Try to stick with it for 30 days and trust me, you will find a way to work out. 


Dinner was a repeat, as were all of my meals today…:)


Update:  I am a full week of having NO “specialty” coffees!!  If you knew me, you would know that this is HUGE.  I can actually tell a big difference not having that in my system.  🙂

Have any of you seen the movie Super 8??  If you have, let me know your thoughts. 

Have a great night!!  🙂



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