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I’m loving protein pancakes for breakfast.  I’ve been mixing the banana,egg white, protein powder mixture ahead of time and keeping it in the fridge to make in the morning.  Chocolate is delicious! Picture is from my Instagram.

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The healthy dinners I’ve been making at night.  I’ve been getting better at really planning ahead and this one was my favorite.  Black bean burgers (recipe here) and brussel sprouts.  I’m SO in love with brussel sprouts lately!

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My first attempt at protein cookie dough balls.  They started off very dry and were falling apart, but after I put them in the fridge they were great.  I want to try a different recipe and see what I like the best.  They taste great and I’ve been pinning recipes on my Pinterest board found here.

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Orange banana vanilla smoothies!  1 orange, half a banana, vanilla protein and vanilla almond milk.

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Loving that I didn’t completely freak out over this.  I must not have put the lid on the whole way and I turned it up too much, hit start and the lid blew off.  Hot tomato soup everywhere! I was okay and most of the soup survived.  My favorite tomato soup recipe found here.

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I’ve been setting my alarm 30 minutes earlier every weekday to workout.  Nothing crazy, but yoga or some of the Tone It Up videos that aren’t going to get me too crazy sweaty!  I shower, but hate to wash my hair in the mornings!

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I keep my yoga mat, 5 lb weights and iPad in my bedroom so I just roll out of bed and workout right there.  Colby has been getting up early in the morning to swim or ride his bike trainer to train for his Ironman.  I bought the Tone It Up Beach Babe 2 DVD and I love the 9 workouts.  I got the digital copy, so it is on my iPad and there is a mixture of 20, 30 and 40 minute workouts. The one HIIT intense 40 min. workout is tough and I did it yesterday for the first time.  I really liked it, but I’m not sure I could get myself to do it in the morning!

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I was going to run a 5K race yesterday, but it snowed and I didn’t want to risk falling.  I ran a quick 2 miles Thursday afternoon outside before teaching BODYPUMP.  I forget how great it feels to run outside… because the weather has been so bad lately!!

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Last thing, I love that my hair is getting longer and I can do more with it!  I cut it above the shoulder a year ago and I didn’t realize how long it would take to grow back out!  I liked it short (I’m a long hair girl!) but I felt like I could only keep it straight.  I love playing with different size curling irons and I’m really happy with my medium length hair!

Busy Concert Week

Hello!! It has been especially cold and snowy here in Pennsylvania this December!  The little running I’ve been doing has all been on a treadmill inside!  I’ve been doing lots of BODYPUMP, CXWORX and yoga inside too!

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My workouts this past week were all inside because it snowed way too much.  We were off school on Tuesday and had delays on two of the other days.  My hamstrings have been sore, so I’ve tried to include yoga and stretching as much as possible.  Today I decided to take it easy and call it an “off” day.  I went Christmas shopping this morning and I am almost done!! Woo hoo!


December 9-15, 2013

Monday: 20 minute BODYFLOW video


Wednesday: 3 mile run on TM and 15 min bike

Thursday: Taught BODYPUMP

Friday: off

Saturday: 3 mile run TM/CXWORX

Sunday: off


I had one concert the other week for school and have three more this week.  Since I am letting my hair grow out (I cut it above my shoulders last Thanksgiving) I am happy to be in the medium-length stage and I’ve been curling it more often.  I have a 1-inch Hot Tools Gold curling iron that I love, but I have been wanting a bigger size for loose curls.  I saw that Ulta has the 1 and 1/2 inch iron on sale, so I braved the weather and bought it.  I played with it yesterday and it is great!  I wish I would have bought it earlier.

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My new concert dress I wore the other week :)  I found it at a boutique in Philly.  Please ignore the random chairs in my room after the concert.  I used my 1 inch curling iron for my hair.


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