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Overload: Part II

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Sunday morning was the same as most, started off with Ab Ripper X

Followed by some elliptical action while watching “The Ugly Truth” OnDemand,

and finally breakfast & a shower.  I don’t know why, but lately I’ve been forgetting to photograph these meals. 

Actually, I’m so rushed that I feel like I don’t have time.  I’m usually mixing a protein shake and running around the house trying to get ready for church.

 It was a nice service that honored the graduates from Christian-Life Assembly, and was all about “defining moments”, character, and compassion.

 Afterward, the boy went home to nap, and I ate a brief lunch, followed by preparations for this week’s lunches:

Spaghetti squash steamed in the microwave and flaked with a fork.

Next, dumped into a portable tupperware container for the work week!  I’ll probably end up eating this with light Ragu & fat free cottage cheese at some point.  Probably my favorite way to consume.

I also made Katie’s Miscellaneous Quinoa Salad

I modified it a tad, according to the ingredients that I had onhand, but for the most part I had everything:

    • 2 cups broccoli, chopped
    • 2 celery stalks, sliced
    • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
    • 1 zucchini (raw), sliced
    • 1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
    • 1/8 C. sliced almonds
    • 1 cup quinoa

    • 3 T olive oil
    • 5 T rice vinegar
    • ¼ cup water
    • 1 T Dijon mustard
    • 1.5  tsp. honey
    • 1 sprinkle garlic powder

 ^ for the dressing

I was a busy little bee!  Next, I hit up the grocery store.

 Here are the goods: 8th Continent Light Original Soymilk, Oscar Meyer Cajun Seasoned Chicken Breast lunchmeat, Fiber One Light Multi-Grain bread, Eggland’s Best eggs, La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious Low Carb High Fiber small whole wheat wraps, Steamfresh green beans, california blend, and broccoli, Nature’s Promise Organic baby spinach, 3 gala apples, organic tomatoes, no sugar added fudge pops, Sonoma Jack’s light pepperjack cheese wedges, fat-free cottage cheese, Strawberry Oikos, and Pineapple & Lemon Chobani

 Around 4pm, my girl Lyndsie came over for a visit!  She was in Europe for her last semester studying abroad (CHECK OUT HER ADVENTURES THERE, HERE!), and this was the first I had seen her for quite some time!

 The sweet girl that she is, she came bearing gifts 🙂

She brought me back handmade soap in the most adorable laced up bag that was crafted by women in Turkey!

How neat, right? It was so good to see her and catch up on all that we had been missing in one anothers’ lives.  I can’t wait to spend more time with her this summer while she’s home from college!

We hung out on the patio for awhile, and then Jarid came over to play.  Ha.

You thought I was kidding?

You thought wrong.

We got our bathing suits on and got in the pool for a little while, but was quickly scared away by the setting of the sun, aka COLDness.

 Okay, so I was the scared one.  I couldn’t help it!  I was freeeezinggg…you could see goosebumps all over me! 

For a brief time, I had my very own pool boy, though.  Hahaha.  I hope you see this and love it, Jarid 😀

 After the pool, we went for a little walk since it was such a perfect night, and when we returned, we put together some dinner and ate on the deck.

Picture perfect, I’m telling you.  Couldn’t have ended my weekend any better ❤



Weekend Overload: Part I

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I went from this:

to this:

in a matter of about 9.20943850293 minutes on Friday afternoon.  Going from work to the gym, I didn’t have much turn around time, because the boy and I had a date night planned.

  Thor Poster


Insidious Poster


Both of which were seen at the Drive-In Movie Theatre in our area.  We got there pretty early, surprisingly, but had a blast goofing around until start time.

In the morning, I fueled up with a Cinnamon Bun Cafe Balance Bar that the company sent for a review along with some cantaloupe & iced coffee.

And then met up with Toni, a fellow fitness & nutrition fan from Transforming Toni!  She is new to the blogworld, so show her some love 🙂

She has already lost a TON of weight and is doing an amazing job of getting healthy!

Together, we went to FITNESS FEST at Fort Hunter Park in Harrisburg.

It was a series of fitness classes outside in the beautiful sunshine for $10.  We stayed for the first two classes, Zumba and Turbo Kick.

On the way home, we cranked up the volume on her stereo and she shared her boyfriend’s band music with me!

Boxcar Social is based in Hanover, PA and is described as:

A blend of funky, soulful grooves, blues driven riffs and traditional bluegrass is not atypical of a Boxcar Social show. Drawing on influences such as Phish, The Grateful Dead, Railroad Earth, Flatt and Scruggs, Yonder Mountain String Band and many many many more

For lunch, I made a new rendition of an old favorite…Any vegetable pizza lovers out there? 

You know, the unbaked kind on the Pillsbury Crescent roll sheets with the cream cheese base and raw veggie topping?

Well, I made mine using La Tortilla Factory Low Carb High Fiber Whole Wheat Tortillas and reduced-fat garden vegetable cream cheese.  Just a tablespoon is plenty!

Just shop up some red pepper, cauliflower, carrots, zucchini, and broccoli and load it up!


You can even add some salsa to the top if you prefer 🙂 Try it.  Light, summery, and mouth-watering.  ❤ Next time, I think I’ll try adding some hardboiled egg! 

Part II coming soon! Oh, and don’t forget to enter to win this awesome cookbook!