Faith Fitness and Laughter

Apples, eggs and english muffins.

Hi!  How’s it going?  I am going to apologize up front for the randomness of this post.  😉   I feel like I have so much in my head and it just has to come out!

So I feel like baking all of the time now.  I mean I could go in the kitchen right now and bake cookies, a cake, a cheesecake.  Anything!  I love baking!  The problem?     I like to eat it too.  🙂   And this wouldn’t be a problem, but I sometimes can get on a roll and not stop.


Last nights sleep was pretty interesting.  Sometime around 1:30 these cats outside decided to get into a fight.  This woke me from a dead sleep!  The next thing I know I have the flashlight in hand and I am standing outside searching for the fighting cats!!  After checking on the two cats that I have outside (they are ok mom) I went back to bed, but I didn’t go right back to sleep.  I tossed a bit and then finally dozed off a couple of hours later.  I even woke up before my alarm went off, which makes for a sleepy morning.

Instead of getting my run in this morning, I did it when I came home from work.



2 mile run.

Mile One:    8.58

Mile Two:    8.57


Total time:    18:03

Average Pace:    8.57


I felt really great on this run!


Do you watch General Hospital?   AJ is back on there!



One english muffin with one cinnamon skinny cow cream cheese, half an apple and one egg







One english muffin with two slices of turkey, one slice of cheddar cheese, spinach, half an apple and…



….some Greek Yogurt.



A few hours later I grabbed another snack:

2/3 cup of cottage cheese and some grapes




Grilled chicken, steamed veggies, and some sweet potato wedges.  I also put some cheyenne pepper on the sweet potatoes and oh my word they were so good!  My mouth was completely on fire when I was finished, but it was so worth it.


I cannot believe that October is almost over!  I mean oh my word this year has gone by so fast.  Thanksgiving is coming up and then Christmas.  Wow!


Have a great night!



Sleepy already…

It’s Tuesday night, 6:45, and I am already sleepy.  Last night I think that I ended up closing my eyes at midnight and didn’t get a restful sleep once I closed them.  Makes for sleepy eyes!

Once I got to work this morning, I started working on an issue one of our tellers had and it ended up being a busy morning.  Before I knew it, my tummy was talking to me.



I grabbed half an apple and some greek yogurt.



Grilled chicken and greens on one slice of whole wheat bread and one orange.  This orange was SO juicy and sweet!




1/2 cup of cottage cheese and one tbsp of almond butter.  Don’t knock it until you try it!  🙂



Sweet potato rounds with extra virgin olive oil and some crushed red pepper along with one chicken link.




Here is my 3 mile run from this morning….


Mile one:    9.21

Mile two:    9.36

Mile three:    9.17


Total time:    28.22

Average pace:    9.25


You know, I don’t know what I would do without my play-list while I run.  🙂   Another thing that I love about running is that you can just get lost in what you are doing.  I mean you legs literally just do the work and you can almost shut the upper body down.  Sounds crazy I know, but it’s true!  Running allows me to just think about that…….running.  It also allows me to work thru some things that might even be bother me.  I think it’s the endorphins, but it could also be my amazing super powers!  Lol!  I think that I have been watching the Avengers too much……ya think??




I am about to go wash my face and relax for the rest of the night.  🙂


Catch ya later!


Tips for Binge Eating

Morning!  It’s Hump Day!  I don’t know about you, but I am already ready for the weekend.  I have to work, but it’s no big deal, the time will go by pretty fast. 

The past few weeks I have been getting into bed early and can I just say that I am pretty excited about that.  That was one of the goals that I wanted to make for myself and right now it’s working out.  I don’t know about you, but I like sleep.  🙂  Aaaand it helps me feel more focused.


Grilled pork chop, sweet potato wedges, and some green beans.  Yum!

A few hours later I wanted something sweet, so I made me some Decaf Green Tea and made the last piece of Ener-G toast.  I also added some Dark Chocolate Dreams to it. 😉


Over the last few weeks, I have thought a lot about binge eating.  I have never been formally diagnosed by a Doctor, nor have I have sought help for it.  My thoughts come from years of struggling with food and weight.  I would fall into the binge/closet eater spectrum.  With that said, I wanted to find some tips that would help me focus more on being healthy and not put so much pressure on myself with food and diet.  (and when I say diet, I mean food intake.)

Tips To Avoid Binge Eating:

  1. Don’t eat while watching tv.  I have noticed that if I eat while watching television I have a tendency to eat more.  I don’t even realize that I am even continuing to eat!
  2. Slow down while you are eating.  My very first job was at a fast food joint and we got two 15 minute breaks.  So you can imagine how I would inhale my food.  I did this for five years, so the habit was pretty much formed. 
  3. Are you thirsty or hungry.  Dehydration can sometimes be confused with hunger pains.
  4. Go for a walk or hit a great workout.  When you feel a binge coming on, get up!
  5. Listen to your body.  Learn to tell the difference between hunger and cravings.  A craving is for something specific. 
  6. Keep your stress levels in check.  This is something that I really do struggle with.  I have such a tendency to let others affect my mood, which usually ends up stressing me out.  I have to remember that God is in complete control.  I am only responsible for how I handle a situation, not the other person.
  7. Eat!  Do not skip meals!  Enough said.  🙂
  8. Know your emotional triggers.  I am such an emotional eater.  Happy, sad, mad, glad, tired…you name it.  There are other ways to reward yourself other than food.  Treat yourself to a day drive, go for a hike, or a spa treatment. 
  9. Watch your portions.  I think we fool ourselves into thinking that we need more food than we do. 




For the past week I have been incorporating a probiotic supplement into my diet.  I didn’t think that I had any issues in this area, until I made this change.  It reduces bloating and basically makes the digestion process work the way it’s supposed to. 

Question:  Have you ever tried a probiotic supplement?   and What are your own tips for avoiding binge eating?

I hope you guys have a great day!!  It’s Day Three in the Ripped in 30 Challenge!!


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! 🙂


A quick note, super foods, and bed time

I don’t know about you, but this week has flown by!  I am getting adjusted to the medicine that my “lady” doctor prescribed and it’s taking a little longer than I want it to.  The last couple of nights I have been in bed before 9!  Not tonight though…:) 

The meds have really thrown my appetite out the window and it’s been a little all over the place.  I did manage to have breakfast this morning, but without a picture.  I went with one of the smoothies that I love!



  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup of frozen cherries
  • 1 tbs of flax meal
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup of 35 Calorie Almond milk
  • 1/2 scoop of chocolate whey protein mix
  • 1 handful of Kale




Soy chicken sandwich with some provolone cheese



3 oz of steak, sweet potato wedges, and some lima beans



Jillian’s Killer Buns and Thighs/BodyRock Challenge Day three


Before I go off to bed, I wanted to share some super food info with you.  Here is a list of some great foods that you can incorporate into your diet.  Some I love, some I had to get used to, but they are all great additions to anyone’s food intake.  🙂

Super Foods:

  • Beans
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli
  • Oats
  • Oranges
  • Pumpkin
  • Salmon
  • Soy
  • Spinach
  • Tea (green or black)
  • Tomatoes
  • Turkey
  • Walnuts
  • Yogurt


These types of foods are packed with tons of nutrients that are vital to a healthy lifestyle.  I promise they will make you feel better!


Ok….I am off to bed!  Have a great night! 🙂


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