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Well it is FRIDAY!!!! Yippee! Friday for me means DOUBLES DAY. I have been doing the Focus T25 workouts this week. Today is day 5, Friday, doubles day. Yup. I have to go home and do ANOTHER workout. This morning was Lower FOCUS. And boy oh boy, I need new legs. I am excited that tomorrow is a “day off”. I’m planning to go on a LONG walk through Great Dismal Swamp which is VERY close to my house. I’ll consider that active recovery and Sunday will actually be a rest day, WHEW a rest day. I haven’t had one of those in almost a month. 

I started a #giveit100 challenge with myself. If you haven’t heard of Give It 100 (I hadn’t until a few days ago) it is a really cool website where you decide to do something everyday for 100, 365, or unlimited days. I have seen some people teaching themselves to play instruments, learning a new language, learning how to do unsupported handstands, pushups, and fitness. Everyday you would post a video of you doing whatever you have decided to do for the 100 days. It takes the first 10 seconds of the video. I feel like this can be another layer of MY accountability to myself. If I don’t post there everyday then I haven’t fulfilled my goals to myself. Check it out here

This week has been successful in my fitness goals and my eating. I’m going to make these goals a reality and I am going to do everything in my power to get to a healthier me. 

The weekend…

Cheers to it. I try to enjoy mine to the fullest and this weekend was no different.

Friday I decided to try something that I had seen (and pinned on Pinterest) countless times. Sweet Pepper Nachos… Most recently I saw them here on Sam’s blog, (Strong not Skinny), and vowed to try them soon.

SO here is my process. Note the black olives that I forgot to use when it came down to making my plate. I used about a bag and a half of the peppers but only ate about half of that. My daughter came in and finished the rest off, both the chips and the peppers. Guess marching band camp is super intense and creates savage hunger.


I started with chicken breast tenderloin and a little coconut oil in the pan.


While those were browning I cleaned and split my sweet peppers.


About this time I almost gave up. Good grief it seemed like it took FOREVER.


I kept going and got the chicken cooked too. Then I put in the chicken into my KitchenAid mini food processor. I wanted to create more of a ground texture than a shredded texture to the meat.


It came out all nice and “ground” lol.


I added some taco seasonings and some Tapatio. Then I went to work on the hubby’s scoops,


and my peppers.


Halfway through this I almost gave up again. I feel like I’m far too meticulous when it comes to cooking sometimes. The “ground” chicken had to be placed perfectly inside each pepper half.

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I sprinkled each set of nachos with a little cheese and baked for about 15 minutes.

Then I arranged a little more than half the peppers on the plate, topped them with a generous portion of shredded lettuce, some pico de gallo, some low fat sour cream and went to town! The hubbs got the same on top of his scoops, in addition to jalapenos.

It was a really delicious trade for the peppers. They were just a little sweet and still had a bit of a crunch when bitten into. I will definitely do this again.

Did you swap anything this weekend? Do anything new? Just sit home and relax (I like those kind of weekends the most)?

Have a hilariously happy Monday lovelies. Until next time!




It seems like every other day at work something is being celebrated. Which means an overabundance of CUPCAKES. Beautifully decorated and smelling delectable. I have worked very hard these past three weeks to abstain, and today is no different. No cupcake for me, even though I want one so badly. It is even more difficult to refrain when I am baking the wonderful treats in my own kitchen. So I haven’t done any baking and probably won’t until the holiday season rolls around. 

This doesn’t mean that I will never be able to enjoy sweets. It means that my goals are more important than that temporary satisfaction. My willpower is intact as this week closes. I have a few days left on the #21dayfix and I want to close it off with a bang! 

Happy Friday lovelies! I hope this weekends greets you with good feelings and good choices. 


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Hello Monday!


This weekend was definitely something. A lot was accomplished, but some things were forgotten. Forgotten? Nah, in the case of my yoga workout from yesterday I would say it was more put off than forgotten. Not intentionally I had so much going on that I just never got to it. *sigh* I have to be honest, I could have done it when i got out of bed at 6:30 am. I could have done it before the many excursions out of the house that I made yesterday. I could have even done it when I got back home. However, between school shopping with/for my daughter, grocery shopping, going on a hunt for hair things with my friend, and painting my chair, I literally ran out of day and by the end I was exhausted.

(Obligatory chair shot; it needs one more coat to be perfect in my eyes.)


So getting back on topic, this is doubles weeks for my workout plan (The 21 Day Fix) and instead of being afraid of the challenge, I am going to do the doubles option. However, today I WILL also do my yoga from yesterday. So three! THREE workouts today. I can do this! 7 more days and I will have successfully completed my FIRST challenge. Then on to the next.

On another note, my eating was good over the weekend. I had Shakeology both days first thing in the morning (it helps to curb my cravings when I have it in the mornings).Temptation is always right in my face it seems. Especially when my friend’s daughter has a birthday gathering where I have to make an appearance, if for no other reason but to drop off my daughter. I walk into the kitchen at her house to multiple packs of cookies, cakes, pies, potato chips, homemade queso dip, tacos, the list goes on and on. I had to escape that. And I did with NO damage. As much as I wanted to grab an Oreo (if you know me then you are aware that milk likes Oreo’s about 10% less than I do), try the queso, and kick back with the teens I RAN. I went home and made shrimp tacos for my husband and myself and we enjoyed watching television together during our quite night at home. Crisis avoided, this time.

I kept telling myself that I am what I eat and I don’t want to be cookies and cakes that only temporarily satisfy, I want to be healthy and here for the long haul. I will say that I can’t WAIT until feel like I’ve come far enough to have a cheat meal every now and then. Until then I’ll be chowing down on clean foods as much as possible. I think that next week when I start Focus T25 I may have to reevaluate my eating. I think with the intensity of the cardio I’ll have to adjust from the 21 day fix containers. I’ll start with them and adjust if necessary.

How was your weekend? Did you have any challenges? Miss a workout? Add a workout? Miss a meal, have a cheat meal or day? Let me know in the comments.

Until next time lovelies