Faith Fitness and Laughter

Connecting with others

Howdy!  I don’t know about you, but I really love getting my workout done first thing in the morning.  When I got off work this afternoon I was so glad that I had done it and didn’t have to do it when I got home.  It was a good day, but kinda long. 

For the most part I am a social butterfly and don’t have any issues connecting with someone.  I LOVE to make people laugh and I love to laugh myself, but what do you do if there is someone who you may not have a connection with?   How do you approach the situation?  Do you at all? 

I think the first thing that should be done is to examine your own part in it.  Is it something that I might be doing to cause the disconnection?   I know that I am not going to be friends or connect with everyone that I come in contact with, but there are those that you want to build a connection with, but don’t really have anything to build on.  Make sense??  This topic may be coming out of left field, but it has been on my mind today and I had to let it out!  🙂



Day two, level two, of Jillian’s Ripped in 30





I couldn’t wait to post this picture of my lunch today!  I tried a new recipe from Oatmeal in My Bowl and it is SO good! 

I didn’t exactly go by the recipe mainly because I was cooking for one and didn’t have all of the ingredients, but it’s a really good recipe!


Wheat Berry Salad:

  • 1/2 cups of dry wheat berries
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tbsp + 1/2 tsp of EVOO
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup of chopped spinach

Take the first two ingredients and combine in a pot, bring to a boil, turn heat to medium and cook until the water is gone.

In a small skillet add the walnuts and roast over heat for a couple of minutes

Once the wheat berries are done, stir the rest of the ingredients in, let it cool and then put into the refrigerator or eat!

I really loved this recipe!


Afternoon snack:


I found some new Chobani Greek yogurt!  Lemon!  The verdict??

A couple of hours later:

I felt like such a busy bee today!  I got so many things accomplished and feel really good about checking some of the things off of my list.

  • purchase new glasses
  • pick up perscription
  • schedule a doctor’s appointment
  • schedule a dentist appointment
  • fill my car up with gas


My new glasses will be in hopefully by the end of next week. 🙂  I can’t wait to show you guys! 

Well, I am out!   Still going strong with getting into bed early!  woop!!  

Question:  How do you handle not connecting with someone?


First run in a month…

Hello!!  I trust your day is going well??  My day started at 4:00 this morning, yes, I said 4:00.   Apparently that is what time cats get up.  I didn’t get the memo.  🙂  So, I tossed for about an hour and decided to just go ahead and get up.


The Firm Bootcamp Maximum Calorie Burn.   It’s nearly a full hour of a mix of cardio and strength.  Once I finished and completely cooled off I headed to the kitchen for the overnight oats that I had put together the night before.

This is probably one of my favorite meals for breakfast.

In the mix:

1/3 cup of old fashion oats

1 tsp of chia seeds

1 tsp of ground flax

1 tbsp of wheat berries

1 cup of, half chocolate lite soy milk/vanilla almond milk

1 spoonful of All Natural Peanut Butter

Here’s what you do:

Put all of the above ingredients in some sort of container with a lid that you can store in the refrigerator overnight.  Once you are ready to eat in the morning, all you have to do is grab a spoon and give it a stir!  It’s so good!!  And perfect after a hard workout.

My afternoon snack at work today was my usual.  I almost don’t want to post the picture…..almost. 🙂

Strawberry Greek yogurt with granola.

I don’t think I have told you the story of my running experience and I really won’t bore you with every detail.  🙂  I started back in the summer and had worked up to being able to run 6.5 miles.  If you knew me, you would know that this was HUGE for me.  Somewhere along the way I pulled a muscle, or two, in my stomach.  I kept working out, and it kept getting worse.  I went to the Dr. to rule a few things out and then ultimately made the decision to not run for the entire month of December.  Well, today was my first day back in my running shoes.  I went to the track that is at our local highschool to give it a go.

I ended up doing just over 2 miles and I had to walk run to get my legs under me.  It did feel pretty good to run again.  While I was there this dude and his dad, or maybe it was his coach, got on the track to do some sprints.  I told the young guy, “don’t let me intimidate you or anything.”  It was funny……to me.  🙂  He did laugh though.  Is it just me, but don’t you just hate running knowing that you butt shakes??  Maybe it’s just me??  lol!

Once I got home I was pretty hungry and went with one of my favorites…

Thomas English Muffin, with a banana, and peanut butter.  Super cool combo!  I also had a shadow. 🙂

Sweet girl!

Lynn (SNL) came by to pick the kids up and we got to talking about the trip this summer to South Dakota.  We are getting pretty excited about it!  Just some of the places that we are planning to see are; Wounded Knee, Custer State Park, Badlands National Park, Crazy Horse Memorial, Mt Rushmore, and so much more!  There are also a couple of coffee shops that I am hoping we stop at too. 😉  I can’t wait!

Have a great afternoon!

Question:  How do you stay motivated when it comes to running??


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