Motivation Monday

For those of you who sign up for Tone It Up emails {which if you don't, you should do it now here}, you know that Monday's are Motivation Mondays.On their calendars, they usually have a motivating quote. Today's quote is, "Judge each day not by the harvest you reap, but the seeds you plant." Love it!They also share some success stories, which I absolutely love reading.In addition to sharing the lovely Tone It Up ladies' motivation, today I will be sharing my own :)Now, my Motivation Monday is a little different....more

No More Protein Pancakes?!?!?

Last week, before my half marathon, I stated that I would be going paleo. I hadn't really done any research or thought anything through, I just made that decision from my two weeks of paleo this past summer.After the half, and to this day, I still have non-paleo foods in my home. I, like many others, can't afford to throw these foods out, so I planned to wait to go paleo after all of these foods were gone.This week, I did some research and started to think things through. Honestly, I'm not sure that at this time paleo is right for me....more

What I (Plan To Eat) Wednesday

Hey y'all! Thanks so much for all the love about my first half marathon! Y'all are the best! So like the past few Wednesday's this is another What I Plan To Eat Wednesday for Jen @ Peas and Crayon's WIAW Party! I usually plan my meals and workouts the morning of, but for today, I planned last night. 20120307-081601.jpg So here it goes ... AM Workout: 30 minutes on the treadmill doing a walking incline workout. It was EXACTLY what my little hips needed :) M1: Tone It Up's Slimdown Pancakes. I missed these babies and they are just as good as I remembered! 20120307-081811.jpg Slurp!...more

Thursday Latlies

Hey y'all! How is everyone?Today will be a little different. Today will be about life lately.1) There are THREE days until my first half marathon!!Yes, I'm freaking out.I, being the genius I am, looked at the course yesterday. Dumbest idea ever!But I will say that in preparation for the half, this week I have:...more

What I (Plan To Eat) Wednesday

Hey y'all! How is everyone?? Y'all failed me yesterday with that light citrus-y dressing!! Haha. I ended up having something completely different {and bad} yesterday: a baked sweet potato with real butter and a little blue cheese and ... icing. You heard me. I had some leftover icing and I ate a few spoonfuls! I really have no self-control, and I'm upset I cheated on my Lenten promise, but y'all, it was ah-mazing and hit the spot :/Anyway, after having a pretty cruddy day yesterday, today already seems to be off to a good start, so I'm going to roll with it!...more

Recent Eats

Hey y'all! I apologize in advance for this not exactly amazing post! It's more of an update type thing.Blame it on this:UPS morons who THROW packages over a 7ft fence to a yard of barking dogs. Yes, they DO deserve that moron comment, especially since this will be my third complaint....more

WHO Am I??

Hey y’all! How is everyone? Did you have a good weekend? Mine was pretty awesome! Lots of sleeping, a super fun bachelorette party and yoga.Y’all, as of this evening, I will have practice yoga four, yes, I said FOUR days in a row!WHO am I?! Haha.I am loving every second of it too! I’m thinking after this half marathon thing, some of my workouts will be switching from running to yoga. Ok, I’m not thinking … that’s the plan....more

Life Lately ...

Hey y'all! How is everyone?? It's so nice to be back to a regular schedule. Now ... to tackle the pile of dishes in my sink and the loads of clothing to wash and fold! Haha.Yesterday, for us Catholics, was the start of the Lenten season. Coming up with what I wanted to give up and add for Lent was tough at first, but once it came to me, I was golden!This Lent, I will:1) Stick to the TIU plan like super glue. No drunk eating, late night snacking, "cheats" that I will "work off later" and no missing workouts!...more

WIAW: Brussels Sprouts Edition

First and foremost, thank you to all the lovelies that were my Valentine yesterday! Y'all made this girl's day!Now, for those of you new to my blog, based on this title, you may think I'm a creep. I swear I'm not. For those of you who are not new, this isn't exactly news ....I have an obsession with brussels sprouts.I *may* have had them for dinner last night, breakfast this morning and packed the rest for lunch today. Ok fine, there is no *may*. I did have them for dinner last night, breakfast this morning and I packed the rest for lunch today....more

{Tone It Up} Seven Day Slim Down

Hey y'all! How is everyone? Things are pretty great around here, even for a Monday! WHAT is up with that? This morning instead of my usual cardio, I opted for 30 minutes of pilates, due to a little chest cold I have going on :(. I blame it on the temperature here in NoLa FINALLY dropping when I'm outside for hours for parades. Haha! Today also marks the start for my Tone It Up Seven Day Slim Down. This slim down is part of the Tone It Up nutrition plan and is perfect for special events and jump starting your weight loss....more