Faith Fitness and Laughter

Happy Halloween!

Well hello there!   As I type this up I am baking some Halloween cookies!   I got the recipe from Brown Eyed Baker.  Monster cookies!


Did you have a good day?   My day actually ended at noon today so I was pretty happy about that.  I didn’t get my run in this morning so I got right on the treadmill right when I got home.  This week mother nature has hit pretty hard and my “visitor” is giving me headaches and making me a grumpy person in the morning.  I hope to be back to normal by the end of this week!  It’s amazing how that little thing throws your entire week off!  (if there are any men reading….sorry!!)



Today I had a 4 mile run on the schedule and couldn’t wait to do it!  Like I said, this morning was a no go, but by the time I got home I was ready for it!


Mile One:     9.08

Mile Two:    8.54

Mile Three:    8.45

Mile Four:    8.45


Total time:    35:30

Average Pace:    8.50


I did some stretching when I was finished and then I like the song so much that I was listening to, I got my grove on.  🙂



I really wanted some oatmeal this morning, so I grabbed a bag and added 1 tbsp of almond butter.  I also wanted an egg and some grapes…



For my snack this morning I grabbed a banana and some pumpkin spiced pecans that I had made earlier in the week..

This really hit the spot!


After my run I jumped in the shower and cleaned up and then made myself a smoothie for lunch.  I added all the fabulous nutrients:

  • 1 cup of 30 Calorie almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup of frozen cherries
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • scoop of protein powder
  • and a large handful of spinach

No picture…..sorry!!  It was good though. 😉


I am working on dinner right now… 😉



One chicken link, steamed veggies, and one red potato.  Yum yum and yum.



So while I was typing all of this up, the cookies are done!!


I think they turned out pretty good.  The house smells wonderful!  You really must make these cookies!  I haven’t tried one yet, but they sure smell good.



Where I live at, we don’t have very many kiddo’s that come by for some candy on Halloween, but every year I think we gain at least one or two more kids.  So I ran by the store and grabbed a bag of candy….  Not good that it’s in the house, but whatever is left I am taking to work tomorrow and I am forcing it on the customers.  Really, I am.



Happy Halloween guys!!








Early Morning Appointment

Morning!!   Tuesday??  You will not overcome me!   I am starting you at 5:00 a.m. and you will be nice to me.  🙂

I feel somewhat better than I did yesterday, but the cough is hanging on.  The cough and I are meeting later to work this little situation out.  He can’t stay. 🙂





Spiced Latte Smoothie:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • dash of nutmeg
  • dash of cloves
  • dash of ginger
  • 2 scoops of Visalus


I have an appointment this morning that I am so excited to tell you about, but you will have to wait until I get home. 🙂


I hope that you have a great day!!





Taking time for yourself

I have a little time to myself, but I wanted to pop in again and see if your Sunday was a good one so far?  Lunch is down, salad by the way, no picture, but it was really good!  Lettuce, check.  Chicken, check.  Organic Ranch dressing, check.  Dried cranberries, check.  Cheese, check.  Good!


Here is what I did have for breakfast:


Almond Joy Smoothie:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp of Coconut Extract
  • 1 tbsp of cocoa




Sophie (my dad’s dog) is laying next to me while I write this post.  I think she is a little tired.  😉


She’s such a lady.



2 mile run and 30 minutes of Tabata ( Amy Dixon)


Monday’s Meal Plan:

Breakfast:  Blueberry/Mango Smoothie

Snack:  apple/nut butter

Lunch:  Tuna salad sandwich

Snack: ??

Dinner:  Amaretto Smoothie

Snack:  Clementine


Monday Nights workout:




See you guys later!!











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