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Another Fall Day


The sun was shining through the trees as I left for the lab today.  I couldn’t resist…I had to take a picture 🙂


The pumpkin matches quite well with all the leaves that are falling.  I don’t want them to go too quickly though, it’s always so sad when the trees are bare.


“Hey leaves!  STAY…don’t LEEEAAVVVEEEE!” haha, sorry, I couldn’t resist!


It’s my first day back in fitness attire since I got sick (over a week!)  I hope that I still know how to move.  We shall see. . . .


I love to french braid my hair for workouts.  My hair is so thin and soft that it helps to keep all the little pieces off my face. 


My new rug came today too 🙂


What do you think?


Here’s the playlist for tonight’s class:

playlist 10-21

I’m in love with the new Kings of Leon Album…have you heard it?

Check it out if you get a chance.  Great music to chill out to 🙂


Looking for an easy breezy Friday meal?  Who likes to spend a lot of the time in the kitchen on a Friday after work when there’s fun things to do!?


Slow Apricot Chick

  • 4 Large Chicken Breasts
  • 1 jar of apricot preserves
  • 1 packet of dry onion soup mix

Put the chicken in the slow cooker.  Mix the preserves and onion soup mix together.  Spoon on top of chicken.  Cook on low for 4 to 5 hours.  Serve over whole grain wild rice and with a veggie of choice!  Now that’s easy brreeezzzy … 


I love sugar snap peas.  Getting your veggies frozen is great deal!  Cheaper than fresh and lasts longer.  Plus you don’t risk losing your vitamins in the veggie over the days it sits in the fridge.

Want to make your dinner even easier? 


Invite Uncle Ben to dinner :)  I love these packets.  Great for 2 to 3 people and ready in 90 seconds…what more could you ask for?


Have a wonderful Thursday night and Friday!  T G I F


PS:  I know today’s post was quite the mish mosh of ideas, but that’s what runs through my head :) 


Lean and Green

So how did everyone do with the Self Love Challenge #1???  Keep it up!  If you had a tough time, that’s ok!  Change takes a little while, so keep working on it.  🙂


I finally got an antibiotic, so hopefully I’ll be feeling better before I head home next weekend!!! Yes NEXT WEEKEND!!! I can’t wait.  I miss my family and my home soooo much. 

Not only did I take my antibiotic…I took my vitamins like a champ and ate very well!



Breakfast consisted of a lot of coffee, and an amazing peanut butter toast, topped with banana and raisins.  So many of my favorite things.  Also, if you’re looking for a new bread selection from the supermarket, I recommend Nature’s Pride.  My favorite is the Nutty Oat.

I taught cycling tonight also!  I love my group of girls, they really help energize me after long draining days in grad school.



Made a yummy healthy salad with romaine, cherry tomatoes, and yellow bell pepper.  Followed by……


MORE ACORN SQUASH!!!! Oh how I love acorn squash.  I need to go to the farmer’s market and get more ASAP because I’m all out 😦 .

Now it’s off to watch the Biggest Loser!!

^one of my favorite contestants!

Jillian and Bob went over healthy weight loss with the contestants tonight.  Some of the main points:

  1. You NEED to eat for weight loss.
  2. It’s all about calories in vs. calories out – so eat well but make sure you take in less than you expend (don’t go below 1200 calories a day and try not to go above a 1000 calorie deficit.  Your body may go into a starvation mode, which will inhibit your weight loss)
  3. Make your choices lean and green.  Make your meat choices lean: lean chicken, lean turkey, sirloin, lean pork.  And choose lots of vegetables and fruits. 
  4. Eat whole foods.  The less processing the better.

I’m glad that Bob and Jillian are advocating healthy choices such as these.  At least they aren’t buying into the media and promoting different fad diets (ie: Zone, Atkins, South Beach).

Have a wonderful evening everyone!


Charlie has been very active lately.  I have a feeling that the toy I got him had catnip in it.  Need to read the label!!!!  Till next time, I have a crazy kitty 🙂