Pretty Young Things

Hi friends! How was your Monday? Part of me isn’t a big fan of Mondays, but the other part loves the productivity starting the week :)

Thanks for all of the wonderful compliments on our housewarming party! Our house definitely feels like it’s been warmed <3

I started off the day with a bowl of protein blueberry chocolate oats:

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[Looks gross, tastes like foodgasms]

-1/2 C GF oats

-Sun Warrior

-almond milk

-cacao powder

-frozen organic blueberries

-cinnamon, sea salt and Stevia

and then I went to meet some of the squadron wives for breakfast. The Pilot is an instructor now, so it’s kind of a fun coincidence because we’re back at the base where he was in training to become an A-10 pilot (and I met him at Starbucks!). The breakfast this morning was for the student pilots’ wives, because they’re about to get their first base assignment. They asked some of the wives who have been at other bases to come chat with the students’ spouses about the other bases, and tips like where to get your hair done, fun restaurants, etc.

It was so funny because all of the students’ wives looked so little and young! And that was me, 5 years ago. Crazy.

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[Rocked grey contacts in college for a while]

I munched scrambled eggs, chatted with everyone and played “pass the baby.” It was a lot of fun :D

Lunch was a leftover salad beast:

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Greens, guacamole, beans, tamale and salsa. Even better the next day ;)

+ a bowl of mango

mango

Definitely need to buy mango more often.  :D

It’s the MIL’s last night here, so last chance for some adventures before she leaves!

See ya in the morning <3

xoxo

Gina

Something to do:

Monday Ab Burner!

Add this beauty in after your next workout :) [As always, check with a doc before making any fitness changes]

-Hanging leg raises – 20 (if you’re not at the gym, try straight leg raises laying on your back)

-Oblique leg-up (15 each side)

-Crunches – 50

-Plank – 1  minute

Let me know what you think! xo

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Comments

  1. You look soooo different with the grey contacts! Almost unrecognizable.

  2. lookin’ seiksi in the camos ;-)

  3. How is it that some of the tastiest food looks so bad? I feel like half the stuff i eat I have to defend because it looks awful haha.

    I liked your lighter hair from your college days :) I tried to go much lighter once and I looked so strange and washed out.

    Have you been back to visit that Starbucks with the Pilot to be cheesy and romantic? I would often visit the coffee shop where I met my Hubs back in Seattle– we even used the name of that place as the password to our wedding website :)

  4. What a sweet post. do you both ever go back to the Starbucks where you met and reminisce? :)

  5. :) I love the flashback pics! You two are just adoreable :)!

  6. you still look the same…young and beautiful…:) the pilot gained more muscles now

  7. You were so adorable! And still are! You guys are such an awesome couple :) Can’t wait for you to be parents! Greatest time of you life! :)

  8. Awwwww, you haven’t aged a day which is insane, he has, but in a good way. I didn’t even know they Made grey contacts!

  9. Awe, you guys seemed SO little and cute! :) I honestly stared at the picture of you for like 30 seconds trying to figure out why you looked SO different and then I scrolled down and was like ooh… contacts! lol. I like to look that picture and think that you probably didn’t realize where you’d be in five years and how AMAZING your life is together now with a little baby on the way. Warms my heart.

  10. those oats look fab. i got some chocolate banana overnight oats in the fridge for tomorrow, can’t wait!

  11. Gina!! I love love your highlights in the second pic!!! They’re gently sunkissed and not too carmel. I know it was several years ago–but did you do it yourself or get it done? I got mine highlighted a few years ago for the first time and I really liked it–but was hesitant to do it again because I’d have to keep getting it touched up again. Do you have any suggestions? I have brown hair a littler lighter than yours–you can see how it looks on my facebook pic. I want something slightly carmel–but not too extreme. Thanks!

  12. It’s so sweet to hear that you’re sharing your insight to the younger pilot’s wives. I’m sure that they appreciate the advice! You look just as beautiful now as your pics form 5 years ago. But now, you have that pregnancy glow :)

  13. WOW! You two were so adorable all young! Left overs are always the best ;)

  14. I just posted an entire post about mango 2 days ago…b/c I love it so much. I have an entire mango-themed recipes compilation post. Yes, Im obsessed!

    When I started reading your blog 2.5+ yrs ago, just months after you started it, I even thought..wow, they look SO YOUNG! And now you still look young but that pic of you with the contacts (ok that’s for lmk that’s why you look different, too) I would have carded you to buy a lottery ticket :)

  15. You and the Pilot are so cute! and I LOVE your ab burners. I attempt to do everyone (sometimes I can’t hang) and I can always count on feeling the burn the next day!

  16. Hi
    What do think about food combining rules I mean I have read your recipes and you have never follewed those rules like protein starches separates or never eat fruit as dessert:-)
    Thanks a lot

    Another question how long after HIT run would you recommend to eat I have read that it is better not supposed to eat 1-2 hours after it so I am confused because after other workout it is recomended to eat 30-60 minutes after it.

    Thanks a lot

  17. That’s great that you’re sharing with the more inexperienced wives. That’s how I’ve learned everything military related, from other wives. It’s even more important here, since we are stationed abroad, I don’t know what I would do without the other ladies. Once I get a little more experience, I hope to pass on what I know.

  18. Great ab workout – finishing with a plank really completes the burn! :)

  19. I could’ve sworn that your morning oats were some kind of black beans haha. But that just makes them DOUBLY delicious ;)

  20. It’s so much fun to look at pictures from years ago isn’t it? My dad lost over 120 pounds and I look at pics from him before and I don’t even remember him that way. It’s crazy how we remember what is current.

    I need some ab rocking. Going to try that workout tonight!

  21. You guys are so cute! I think it’s great that you are available to help out the newbie wives :)

  22. You both look so young in those pictures! So sweet. And that is so nice to go talk to the wives about what to expect — I’m sure you appreciated advice and tips like that before you moved.

    Love the ab burner — maybe I’ll add that on to tonight’s workout!

  23. I rocked gray contacts and highlights in college, too!!! Loved the vintage pics!

  24. That sounds like such a fun and neat breakfast. I’m sure it’s really helpful for them to hear your expertise! Whenever you tell stories like that, it always reminds me of Army Wives. I know that show is far from reality, but it’s my only frame of reference!

  25. you do look so different with grey contacts thats amazing! still cute though! :)

    love mango…you just reminded me i need to buy them more often!

  26. That’s really cool that you can share with the new wives what yall have been through, and it’s neat to look back at how far you’ve come. Did you tell them to cross their fingers they don’t get stationed in Valdosta :)

  27. Isn’t it crazy how much can change in just a few short years?! Although I feel like I will always look like I’m in high school or college. Sigh.

  28. Oh my gosh, how cute! I love looking back on old pictures of my husband and I, it’s cah-razy how much we’ve both changed in 5 years!

  29. Those contacts are way cool! Funny how much changes in 5 years huh? We’re celebrating our 5 year anniversary in 2 weeks and I can’t believe how much life has changed since!

  30. Nice post, but I like all your posts really! :-)
    The mando looks amazingly good, I LOVE mangoes!! So lucky that you can find some nice fresh ones, it is rare that I can find good fresh mangoes. Sometimes whole foods have them, but normally I buy the frozen mango chunks from TJ’s, those are goooood!!
    Ana

  31. When I go to the store this weekend, I’m going to pick up some frozen blueberries! The Chocolate Oats sound AMAZING!!! Mmmmm (:

  32. I liked your hair color back then. But then again I liked the Easter egg bathroom, too. Heh.

    I’m obsessed with a smoothie made with (Costco) frozen mango, frozen banana, spinach, coconut milk (the carton kind, not the can) and protein powder. It’s so much prettier than the ones with blueberries or cherries instead of the mango!

  33. Leitadala says:

    Amazing how life flies by, especially as a Military spouse. To think of all the ups and downs those new wives will face in the next 5 years (as those of us more seasoned wives now know) – it must have been a real moment to look at them today while remembering all that has happened since you were there yourself. What advice I would give myself if I could lol

  34. My roommate and I just did the ab burner and loved it! I love these quick workouts we can do in our tiny apartment living room after a run without any equipment.

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