Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday Five

Happy Friday friends :) How has the end of your week gone? Today was great, my work day is so quiet on Fridays, even if it was full of meetings!! But Im home by 3:00 and who can complain about that? The rest of the week I dont get off until 7:30, so I love Fridays!! Today Im going to share my Five on Fridays with Ms. Darci for:

THE GOOD LIFE BLOG 
 
1. Felicity
I love this show and have been watching it on Hulu. Even though I own them all on DVD :)

2. A New Lip Color:
I love Maybelline

3. No Testing
Woohoo, Fridays are so amazing, I dont have any Testing and it's the best recharge before Mondays!

4. Friends
Two of our closest friends from Fort Campbell are TDY here (for non-military folks that means business trip for an extended period of time) and they are coming over for dinner

5. Running
I ran another straight mile this week and I hit the 10 minute mile group, woohoo! And I shaved thirty seconds off of my time from Tuesday! Yes! Kicking A$$ :)

Ok folks, see you next week - have a wonderful weekend!!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Thursdays

Hello Everyone, how is your Thursday going so far? Mine is great - we are almost to Friday, woohoo! Some of my Thursday thoughts today are:

1. Im excited to head to the gym this morning to run - going to get another mile in - I ran one on Tuesday :) I hate that I am starting my endurance all over again, but proud that Im pushing at it again and not being satisfied with not running at all.

2. Today is my last day of the week testing, so in a sense its like a Friday - tomorrow is an easy day at work, so cheers to Thursdays!

3. Speaking of cheers and cocktails - this weekend Im going to bring back my favorite, seltzer and vodka with a splash of lime, it's the best summer drink!

4. I'm enjoying my spring break and plan on reading a new book before I have to get back to it on Monday, any suggestions?

What else is going on on your Thursday this week? Talk to you tomorrow!!

Linking up with Joey for:

Hodgespodges

And linking up with Kristin for:

Hopelessly Ever After

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A Quick Trip

Good Morning Everyone, how is your Tuesday going so far? I was accidentally woken up at 4:30 and couldnt go back to sleep (we are in the nightmare-stage with Baby Girl), so I thought I might blog a bit :) Sorry I was MIA last week, I took a quick trip down to Atlanta to visit my Mom, see my Grandmother, and pick up my Mom's old car.

I lost my Grandfather back at the beginning of February and since there was no funeral, this was the first time that I was able to see my Grandmother. It was from old age, but nothing breaks your heart more than seeing your Grandmother's eyes tear up when you place your hand over hers and tell her how sorry you are.

Besides seeing my Grandma, we played indoor putt-putt, we went for a walk, and hit up Chuck-E-Cheese:




I was in a really bad car accident at the end of November, and totaled my car. My Mom graciously offered me the use of her car, it's an '02 Explorer and while it's a bit on the old side, she has few miles, so Im really really really grateful and excited - Ive never had a high car before!

As for getting home, we stopped in Charlotte to see my step-daughters and then drove home that evening. It was a lot of driving and Im still exhausted, plus my sleep is way off right now - ugh.

So this week: I missed working out yesterday, I had to take care of some car business, but today I plan on running, and trying to get in thirty minutes every day. I have to get this ball running and Im tired of making excuses. There are a few 5Ks coming up and I would like to participate.

So, that's what Ive been up to :) See you tomorrow!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Non-Scale Victories

Hello, Happy Thursday! Almost Friday :) I thought I would drop in to say hello!

Back in the day when I blogged a lot, I used to link up with Ms. KTJ for her Non-Scale Victories link up. Even if it's no longer active, when Thursdays come around, I still think of mine :)

So here are mine for this week:

1. I ran 1 mile straight yesterday morning, and plan on doing it again tomorrow morning!! I stopped running consistently when I was at  my old job, I didnt have the time nor initiative...but now I do!! Woohoo!!
It was incredible!

2. I finished Days 1 & 2 of a 30 Day Challenge I am doing with my sister:
 
 3. And horray for no heavy coats to school!!

I cant believe a week ago, we had a snow day!!

Ok folks, have a lovely day and remember, tomorrow is Friday!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

What I Read in February - Book Nerds Unite!

Hello Everyone, Happy Tuesday! Im getting ready to head to the gym, but thought I might stop in for a quick chat. Today, Im linking up with Ms. Steph from Life According to Steph and Ms. Jana from Jana Says for:

Life According to Steph

So, during my hiatus I was unable to tell you all about what a perfect Valentine's Day that my husband prepared for me. My favorite author of all time: Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb is from a town in Maryland about an hour and a half away. He planned a day trip for us with us sleeping in a hotel room (Baby Girl was thrilled, there was a pool) and we just had the best time ever. I visited her flagship bookstore and went to the pizza parlor where one of her trilogies involves. I felt like such a fan girl and I LOVED IT!!


It truly goes down as the best Valentine's Day ever! So, when Im not working on school - which is most of the time - I am reading this glorious signed book:


In addition to this book, last month I also read: Barbara Freethy's last book in her Calloway Series. I really enjoy romantic suspense, I have learned, and she knocks it out of the park - go check her out if that is your favorite genre also. In the mean time, I have to go back to the American West and the Cold War...ugh... :) Have a great day!!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Back from Hibernation - Happy Monday to You!!

Happy MIMM to everyone :) My Monday was not quite so Marvelous, but I will tell you, it's better than it's been in a year, maybe even years. So, the last time I was here, and for the past year...perhaps you've noticed Ive been absent/sporatic in blogging/weight loss/any sort of goal and following through. Well, it's hard to be motivated when youre so incredibly unhappy professionally.

I worked in a job that was a poor fit for me (Im being nice, in the event this blog is ever read by anyone I formally worked with/for) To put it mildly...Ive been so down for so long, I feel like Im seeing the world around me for the first time.

I got a new job! I got a new job! I got a new job! I started it on January 26 and could not be happier! It's the first time really ever that I have had professional sick/snow/leave days ever. It's glorious. There's just no way of expressing my utter jubilation in having a new job...not to mention it's hopefully going to set me up for a long time, professionally. So, in the past year, like I said - it was hard to really get motivated to do anything but pray for the weekends and then dread the Mondays. Now, I have a different schedule where I am able to work out - holy shnikies, I cant wait to get my running mojo back! So, Im hoping this is a new leaf for me and I cant wait to get back to talking to y'all.

Here are a few pics:
Snow, Snow and more Snow! Ugh...over it!

I found my favorite salsa at Walmart and bought 4 of them, Ive already gone through 1 and 1/2!
 Poured over chicken and rice is a great lunch treat!

 Learning how to run again...so hard!

Yum...I love OUAT!!

I loved looking at my Husband's boots right next to my Baby Girl's...it was a cute pic even if my phone doesnt do it justice :)

I hope to be back to some more regular blogging. I miss this outlet and I miss making friends through this outlet - so if there's anyone out there still reading, please dont give up on me. It was a hard year...Im coming out of the darkness :)

Thank you Ms. Katie for your lovely Monday link up!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Day 3 - What I Ate Wednesday

Good Evening Everyone, how is your Wednesday going? Well, it's almost over :) This morning I went to CrossFit, it was snowing so I was darn proud of myself. It was a tough work out but I finished and am excited to see what Friday brings :)
 I am going to link up with Ms. Jenn from Peas and Crayons for:

This morning, after CrossFit, I had a Cookies & Cream Quest Bar and Coffee, then for lunch I ate this:

It was ground turkey taco meat, Hatch salsa from Trader Joe's, cherry tomatoes, a cutie, and some yogurt. It was a total of 6 WW points :)

Then for dinner I had this:
It was chicken breast with Trader Joe's Masala Simmering Sauce, spiralized potatoes baked with 2 tbsp of canola oil and garlic, and spiralized cucumbers tossed with lemon juice, red wine vinegar and dill - so delicious :) I am obsessed with my spiralizer, I have used it every single day since I got it :) Last night, I made zoodles:

Ok, so it was an OK day, I am still having a hard time counting points at night - which is no surprise, but Im trying :) The best part about WW is that veggies and fruits are "free" - it makes me make better choices :) Off to the gym in the morning, so Im going to bed! Have a great night!