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Monday, May 6, 2013

Weekend Recap

Good Monday morning to all of you!!!

Friday something happened.... At 5am my alarm went off.  Instead of resetting it for 6:40 {like I have been doing every morning for two weeks}, I got up!!!  I had gotten my workout clothes out and ready Thursday night so I couldn't make excuses this time.  As I got up, I was tired, wishing I was still in bed, and a little grouchy.  However, after my Think Thin bar and Spark, I made my way to the gym and found myself awake, alert, and {dare I say} happy!  I did my workout and even wished I had gotten to the gym earlier so I could have done more.

Friday afternoon, I got home from school, had some dinner and sat down to watch tv.  As I was sitting there I started feeling guilty, like I should be working out.  I kept reminding myself that I had already completed my workout for the day, but I just couldn't shake the feeling, so I laced up my shoes and went for a run.

Two workouts in one day... Holla!

Saturday, I got up, did house work, and eagerly waited for the mailman to arrive.  According to my shipment notification, my grab bag from Apple Of My Eye Jewelry was out for delivery.  When it came, I could hardly wait to get it opened!  I had NO idea what to expect, but was THRILLED when I opened each piece.  

I wore the chunky pink necklace to church yesterday and got a lot of compliments.  Today, I'm wearing the pink clover leaf necklace with the pink and gold chain bracelet.  I cannot wait to wear the rest!!

Saturday evening I looked out the front windows and noticed the neighbors outside hanging out having a few adult beverages.  A little while later, one of the neighbors knocked on my door and said they would be out for a while if I wanted to join them.  I did what any good neighbor would do and grabbed my chair and a glass of wine and went outside.... but FIRST -- I hit the gym.  Bam!

Sunday, was my first food prep day.  I know GASP!  I have heard a million time, "if you fail to plan, you're planning to fail."  So, I planned and prepped.  I made homemade meatballs {recipe courtesy of Kassie from Southern Girl Gets Fit} with ground turkey, panko bread crumbs, Garlic Garlic, Cajun seasoning, and a egg.  They are delicious and according to My Fitness Pal are just 23.1 calories per meatball!  I definitely plan on making more of these! 

 I also cooked chicken in the crockpot for chicken salad {didn't have all my ingredients so this won't get finished until tonight - womp womp}.  

This morning I was up and on my way to the gym at 5:15.  That's two week days in a row!  Truthfully, I actually LIKE getting up and working out early. What's happening to me?!?!  It wakes me up and puts me in a better mood the rest of the day.   

Tonight I'm trying a new recipe.... Paleo Meatloaf.  I'm not a meatloaf fan, but R loves it.  We're also having smashed cauliflower.  R doesn't know that part.  :)  We'll see how this goes.  Stay tuned.


  1. YOUR A FREAKING ROCKSTAR!!! Seriously...

  2. LOVE this jewelry!!! I LOVE the pink!! Way to be dedicated girlie!! SO awesome!! You are going to fly through that half in September! :)

  3. So, the FEW times I have attempted to workout in the AM, I feel like I am to dehydrated to workout to my full potential. Any suggestions on how to work around this?

  4. Look at YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY - early girls club... except I fell out of my routine. Okay you are motivating me to get my butt up in the morning and get it over with. Okay... done deal.. Love you Ash.

  5. Get it girl!!! Sounds like you are top of your game!

  6. Way to go! Just started following you and the first post I read makes me feel guilty for snoozing, seriously?!? Thanks for the motivation, I always feel SO much better getting my workout out of the way!!!

  7. Who are you becoming?! Seriously, the next Elle Noel over hurrr!! Get it, girl.

  8. So proud of you for getting to the gym in the AM! I am so not a morning person. At my last job I didn't go into work till 10 am and I still could barely make it to the gym before. I think it's my body's way of rebelling lol..Luckily I get off at 4 now so I can plan my gym time after and still have a good portion of the night left.

    And so so glad you liked my balls! ;-)

    Can't wait to hear about the paleo meatloaf. Sounds like something I might have to put into the rotation!

  9. Way to rock 2-a-day workouts! Bottle up some of that energy and ship it my way please!

  10. I like the chunky pink one too. Im allergic to gold. shame shame

    I also want your balls in my mouth