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Happy Day 14

Hi hi!  I am waiting for the windshield guy.  Not happy with “we’ll be by between 9 and 1”  Really?  Not that I don’t have PLENTY to do at home (:  Of course I want to write for a few minutes and then I’ll get busy!  Today started out wonderfully with my favorite 7 mile trail run.  Our numbers were few today because some of my friends need to rest up for the marathon.  So, here I am with one of my besties.  We glory in the fact that we live right below this beautiful place that so many enjoy.

securedownloadI have a fashion shot to share too.  But first a quick success story of my own.  On my trip last month I bought a new Lululemon skirt.  Here’s a picture in boring black.  Mine is a cute multi striped blue.  Anyway, I don’t have a picture yet.  I’ll get one next week.  So, I bought my usual size without trying it on.  I got home and attempted to put it on.  Whoa…this style is a very different cut and much tighter than the other Lulu skirts I’ve worn.  I could barely get it over my hips and then it looked awful.  Too tight everywhere and too short.  I thought I’d have to give it to my tiny petite friend.  However, a week and a half into my 8 week challenge I tried it on for Zumba AND it actually fit, so much better that I even wore it!  Amazing I know!

LW8388R_0001_3I think what’s helping me the most is the increase in fruits and vegetables.  I also don’t do any white flour or white sugar.  It’s not as hard or as bad as it sounds.  I make healthy treats that satisfy my sweet tooth.  I still stop for a KEVA juice and a big slice of whole wheat bread now and again.  Diet is not a bad word.  I also close up shop at 8 or 8:30.  No more eating after that hour.  I was extremely tempted by a pan of lemon bars I made this week.  Oh  YUM!!!  I didn’t snitch at all and I told myself they will always be there and I’ll eat them later.  That reminds me, I actually froze a few of them.  I’ll be pleasantly surprised one day when I find them (:

Well, enough chit chat.  Keep pluggin’ along.  I need to work shoulders and then I’m heading outside to work in the yard.  I need SUN!  Here’s my fashion shot of the day.  This top is the most comfy and cutest thing ever.  My husband picked it up at the Sundance Outlet.  I love a great pair of white shorts too!  I should have taken this outside with better lighting.

Top-Sundance

Shorts-Polo

Sandals-Famous Footwear

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Top 10 songs not to skip

Happy Rainy DAY 7 Friday!  I should have RUN this morning!!  I planned a trail run with my friends.  It was so rainy a few of us went to the gym instead.  I found out later that three of my friends conquered the trail anyways wearing garbage bags and not minding the rain and mud.  They said it was beautiful!  We could have snapped a good picture too!  Maybe I’ll run up the trail later today (:

I have three items of business to share today!  Firstly, is my top 10 playlist of the day.  I put my songs on shuffle and skipped the ones I wasn’t in the mood for.  Here are the first 10 songs that I didn’t want to skip on my ipod:

Poison-Your Mama Don’t Dance

Will.I.Am-Fall Down

Phillip Phillips-Gone Gone Gone

Def Leppard-Hysteria

Def Leppard-Rocket

Journey-Don’t Stop Believin’

Zedd-Clarity

David Guetta-Titanium

Phillip Phillips-Raging Fire

Katy Perry-Part of Me

Secondly, I need to repost an awesome healthy treat recipe.  I made these babies the other day for my workout girls.  They were a hit.  I’m craving more.  It’s from Chocolate Covered Katie.

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German Chocolate Fudge Bites

(Makes 10-14 balls)

1 cup pitted dates
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/16 tsp salt
2 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut
1/3 to 1/2 cup raw pecans

Blend all ingredients together very well. (I recommend using a food processor.) Squish the dough together.  Roll into balls, cookie-cuttered shapes, or bars… or you can even use it for a pie crust!

I bought a container of dates from Costco the other day.  They still had the pits in them.  It was easy to cut them out and cut up the dates.  It blended better that way.  Super delish!

Thirdly and lastly, is my fashion shot.  I think this was last Sunday.  I bought the blouse when I was in Connecticut visiting my Sis.  I love my silver sandals too.  I could run in them!

Top-Banana Republic

Skirt-J Crew

Sandals-Boden

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Well, I need to take a short break while I have an empty house and cuddle up with some sugar free hot chocolate!  Then, I’ll get after the bathrooms and laundry.  I’m glad it’s the weekend.  Have a good one! Unknown

What’s on my mind

New month!  I always like to change up my picture and background!  I have a lot on my mind these days.  I don’t know how I organize my brain sometimes!  I have thoughts about EXERCISE, NUTRITION, and FASHION today.

EXERCISE:  My gym is revamping the personal training department, which is GREAT!!!  It will be a lot more organized and professional.  I’m looking forward to being more involved and increasing my clientele.  I also decided to start up my MOM workouts again.  I volunteer and teach a boot camp class at my church.  I thought about dropping it, but I miss seeing my friends and I enjoy putting together workouts!

NUTRITION:  Ahh, my nemesis!  Currently, I have a very determined spark in me!  I’m doing a 4 day cleanse right now and already on DAY 3.  I LOVE it!  That is very crazy to say because I’m starving, but sometimes I really need a kick in the pants.  I’ve been a slacker for too long.  Healthy eating this whole month!  One treat day on…HALLOWEEN!!!  I’m a candyaholic!  I’ll post the details of my cleanse on SATURDAY when I’m all done!  Good nutrition is REALLY the MOST important healthy impact you have on your body!!!

FASHION:  I follow this cute girl’s blog called Pink Peonies.  She has great style and the way she displays her blog is so pretty.  One problem with her site is most of what she models is WAY over the top expensive!!  I was shocked when I liked one of her tops

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and discovered it was only $36.00.  The website is called ShopSosie.  SOOOOOOO cute!!!!  Here are a few things I LOVE!  I’m wanting long tops lately to wear with leggings and boots.  They have tons!

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I also want to change my hair color soon!  I’m not a blond nor do I wish to be one.  I found this color from a friend of mine who is amazing at coloring hair.  She will have to try it out on me!!  Slightly daring?

19e3c40885a28341334bc9b9cac4bb5f That’s all for today!!  I have a busy night with kids all over the place.  Enjoy the fall leaves and breathe the yummy air.  Life is beautiful!!

I love this!!  My LIFE!

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