Archives for March 2010

Blame it on the Playlist

Hi guys! How’s your day going?? I’m so glad ya’ll liked the solo spin workout 😀 Have fun with it!

Things are frantic but bueno over here…. WE’RE OFFICIALLY GOING TO THE BAHAMAS!!!

I’m a little ridiculously stoked.

Sandals-Emerald-Bay-1016 Source

It’s gonna be glorious!!! We’re not leaving until May, but I’m already on the lookout for some guest posts in addition to the once daily posting I’ll be doing. If you have a fun idea for a post, please send it my way and I’ll see what we can hook up 😉 Mayjah thanks to Heather for booking our trip!

This afternoon, I was hankering for a salad beast and without any raw crackers around for some crunch, I had another idea….



“Oh no, you didn’t!”

Oh yes, yes I did 🙂

To go with said beast, I broiled some cut-up millet in a small baking dish, sprayed with olive oil (from the misto) and seasoned with oregano, sea salt and garlic. Why have I not done this before?? Expect many millet croutons in the future 🙂

After a few training appointments, I braved my first run post-half marathon and post-injury hiatus. Even though I was apprehensive, it actually went well! I walked/ran for 4 miles and made sure to keep my pace around 9:00—I looked down once and I was pacing 7:30. Oops! I blame it on the killer playlist 😉 It felt sooooooo dang good to get my legs moving again.



Cullen juice with:

-2 small apples

-1 beet

-6 honking carrots

-a ginger nub

I’m off to make some homemade Indian food… hopefully it’s face-rocking 😉

Have a wonderful night!



Something to think: Today, while I was laying by the pool, I couldn’t help but overhear the college girls next to me totally bashing themselves. It was almost a contest between them: who could say the worse thing possible. They were talking about their bodies, their workouts, eating habits, etc. (one of them was also sunbathing using Pam nonstick cooking spray, but that’s beside the point) and while I won’t write what they were saying, I will say that it made me feel horrible inside. Life is too short to be anything but proud of yourself. I know, I know, easier said than done…. there was definitely a time where nothing was good enough for me.

Looking back, I know now that all of the time I spent obsessing and trying to be “perfect” was a total waste. Also, looking back at pictures from that time, when I was so unhappy with how I looked/ate/worked out/etc, I looked beautiful. And so do these girls… the only ugly thing about them was what they were saying.

You are all amazing, FIT, gorgeous and intelligent..and best of all, YOU’RE ALIVE! Don’t waste your time thinking badly about yourself—remind yourself of all of the people (myself included) who think the world of you. Next time a bad thought crosses your mind, picture my goofy face and how bummed I would be to hear you talking or thinking badly about yourself. Cliché but true: You’re the only “you” you’ve got. Love it and own it. <3

Speech ovahhhhh 😀

Cocoa-berry smoothie

Hi guys! Happy Indian Food Wednesday! Since last week was a bust, I’m going to attempt some Indian dishes here at the casa.. we’ll see what happens. Here’s a pic of the chicken beggars devouring some engagement chicken last night. They both proposed to me afterwards and promised to love me forever 😉 The pilot […]

Chicken Beggar

Behold… the Chicken Beggar She goes into the kitchen, barks at the slow cooker, clanks her bowl and then walks over with a defiant and angry look on her face. Because the dogs are so stinkin’ cute, they each got a small piece of the engagement chicken, which I have to say turned out pretty […]

Hello, Old Friend

Hi guys! How’s your day going?? This morning, I made a Chocolate Cherry Bomb smoothie to take to the doc’s. Even if they gave me bad news, at least I had chocolate beforehand. Chocolate makes everything better 😉 The verdict?? I CAN WORKOUT AGAIN!!!!! yahooooooooo! Of course, I can’t go balls to the wall in […]

Fate of the knee

Hey everyone! Hope your morning is going well <3 Things are bueno up in herrre- just about to head to base. I LOVED reading about your careers and callings– very interesting stuff! My dinner last night was a little…rough compared to the pilot’s. It was one of those nights where I was so starving when […]

An egg in cake’s clothing

Hey everyone! How was your Monday?? Sorry I’m late posting today- it was a crazy day at the gym. The Monday insanity started with 1/2 a banana with peanut butter(!), mesquite and cinnamon (Plates = 4 suckas) And an hour chest workout with Jeni and Ashley. My. Poor. Pecs. They’re sometimes neglected –I think a […]


Hi guys! Happy Monday! Hope your morning is going well <3 We ended up celebrating the end of Lent by having dessert first last night. My favorite lesson that I’ve learned from my family is: always eat dessert first 🙂 Life is short, so why not, eh? Last night’s sweet of choice was the My […]

Cycle of Sanity

Hey hey hey 😀 Thanks for all of your support regarding the premature ending of Lent 😉 I have a raw cherry pie in the freezer to celebrate- more on that in a sec. The pilot and I have been enjoying our farm finds from yesterday 😀 This morning, he had cereal and two of […]

Lent starts with “F”

Hey guys! Happy Sunday! Hope you’re having a great day <3 Our farm fresh salads from yesterday were nothing short of amazeballs. Chard, spinach, Organicvile balsamic, roasted asparagus, onion, stripy beet, and honey goat cheese. No words. We did some stuff around the casa, watched Food Revolution a la DVR (incredible), and then met some […]

Here on the farm

Hi guys! Hope you’re having a fun weekend 😀 Sorry I’m late posting today.. we had an exciting excursion to a local organic farm 🙂 I was researching CSAs the other night –I’m pretty sure we’ll be participating in one for the summer- and came across Roberts Farm. They specialize in organic/heirloom products (do NOT […]

How I’m healing

Hey guys! How’s your Friday been?? Mine has been pretty bueno, but even better that it’s officially the weekend! Weekend, I love you so. Thanks for your input on whether or not Fitness books are dead. I agree with what a lot of you are saying and think a cookbook may be a good choice […]

Are Fitness Books dead??

Hi guys 🙂 HAPPY FRIDAY!!! Hope you have something fun going on this weekend 🙂 Last night, the girls and I went to McAlister’s and to see Remember Me. McAlister’s was the standard (veggie chili, minus the usual millet bread from my purse) R-Patz was standard –acted and dressed like Edward, which was ok with […]