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Out and About in Canada

It’s Thursday and I’m home.

Woo hoo!

I loved my time in Canada and was thankful for the opportunity to visit such a beautiful country.

But man, I really love being home.

Today’s post is devoted to pictures and a recap of my time in the great land of Canada.

The weather was mild, but unfortunately it rained for a large portion of my trip. I don’t think I saw the sun once.

I was disappointed because I was hoping to spend some time out and about. Thankfully, though, I was still able to explore a little.

Out and about in Canada!

Out and about in Canada!

I was fortunate enough to travel in style to Canada and back. Quite simply, it was spectacular. I fear the next time I travel coach I will feel like a heifer being crammed into the back of a cattle car.

The jet I took ruined me in the best way possible.

We got in Sunday afternoon and had a little time to explore before the first round of rain came.

Out and about in Canada!

Out and about in Canada!

I had dinner at a place called Joey’s, and enjoyed a healthy(ish) quinoa salad.

The best part of the evening was climbing into bed before 8:30. smile

Oh, and can we please laugh at the differences between FaceTiming with Will versus P?

P is engaged and dynamic.

FaceTime ❤️

Heck, even Layla gets it.

FaceTime ❤️

(Her smile!! Killing me.)

Will?

Well, I’m often being carried to different rooms and staring at the ceiling. Look at my face in this pic. Haha

FaceTime...mostly with the ceiling

Aaaand the ceiling again.

Is it FaceTime if you never see a face?

Mostly the ceiling with a Will photo bomb. haha

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Anyway, FaceTiming with him always cracks me up, so I decided to capture the “fun” of video chatting with Will during this trip.

Monday was busy and full of lots of meetings. I had quite possibly the best sandwich EVER for lunch that day (and Tuesday. And Wednesday. smile ) at a place called Chachi’s.

Ridiculous.

I never go bananas over sandwiches, and I still can’t put my finger on why I almost died from its deliciousness, but seriously- so good.

If you have one and haven’t been there, get The Veg toasted on brown bread.

Obviously the highlight of the afternoon.

My Monday evening was fantastic! After work, Angela was kind enough to walk over to my hotel to come pick me up for dinner.

It was so very good to see her in real life and give her a big hug! She’s just as beautiful and vibrant in her pictures, and it just totally lit me up to see her in the flesh.

We walked from the hotel to her apartment, which was so nice and allowed me to see more of the city from a local’s perspective. I got to see where she runs, as well as the fun stuff like the local grocery stores and coffee shops.

Like many metropolitan areas, the masses seem to get around by bike and foot. Sadly, Oklahoma City is so spread out its impossible to be able to do that, so I enjoyed the opportunity Monday night.

We walked to her apartment and enjoyed a glass of wine and conversation. I even got to meet her kitty Merlin, who is way more beautiful than Boz and Lucy.

But let’s just keep that between us.

Then it was on to dinner! The initial plan was to go to a new vegan place (!!!) called The Coop, but it ended up not opening until Tuesday.

Instead, we tried a quaint little place called The Market.

Oh. My. Goodness.

It features fresh and local fare, and offers a seasonal menu. The food was delicious! It was a carrot-y night for me. Haha I got a carrot salad full of all sorts of beautifully colored and fresh carrots, as well as a few other veggies. I also got a side of roasted carrots. Dead.dead.dead.

Angela and I both agreed they were most definitely the most delicious carrots we’ve ever had. I think perhaps they brined them in salt and then roasted them. So darn good.

We enjoyed good conversation until about 9:00.

Proof we met in real life. smile

Great food, better company

Then?

Then it started to rain.

Instead of enjoying a nice walk back, we parted ways and I took a cab back to the hotel. 

To put a bow on the day, Monday night was fantastic.

Tuesday wasn’t as fun, but eventful nonetheless.

It was full of things I won’t bore you with, as well as another trip to Chachis for lunch.

That evening I was able to do a little more exploring and take a few pictures. I had dinner at Bank and Barons, an old bank converted into a restaurant. So so cool. The food was good and the atmosphere was better. I got the Quinoa Chicken Salad, minus the chicken. Ha! They compensated by giving me a “boatload” of quinoa, as seen by P.

Bank & Baron for dinner in Canada

Bank & Baron for dinner in Canada

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Oh, and considering this entire post is mainly food related, I feel like I should also tell you I worked out every single day on my trip.

Yes, I’m asking for a pat on the back.

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Not a whole lot to share from yesterday. Meetings, lunch at Chachi’s again (hey why ruin a good thing?), and a trip home.

Home.

Where I belong.

Tonight a Will has softball practice and I can’t wait to sweat all over myself watch and cheer him on.

I’m also off tomorrow, which is pretty darn exciting.

So that sums up my adventure to Canada! Thanks for indulging me! Check in tomorrow!

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The one where we didn’t kill each other, and look ahead

Hi lovelies!

It’s Monday, but we can make it.

Five work days to get three days off (Or in my case, four work days days to get four days off! 😃).

I’ll take it.

But before I get ahead of myself, I think it’s a good idea to celebrate this past weekend and hit a few highlights.

Friday started with a beautiful and freeing view.

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As well as a not so healthy breakfast treat.

P and I had lunch together, which made the work day so very bright! We had sushi and enjoyed good company. It totally made my day!

Friday night was less exciting. Will and I had a date at Lowe’s to get stuff to hang pictures in his room.

It got crazy ya’ll. 

Hanging away

Saturday was a little more eventful.

I got up an an ungodly hour to workout.

A total glutton for punishment.

I love how making small changes to my usual routine can make such a big difference. I upped my reps from 12 to 15 and am paying for it today.

I ended up finishing my workout outside with a series of burpees, shuffle squats, and crunches, and got to see the sun peek from the horizon. Very beautiful.

Then it was time to wrangle up the dogs for a trip to the vet for shots.

I’ve mentioned a time or two what an ordeal it is to take everyone at the vet at the same time. Saturday was no different.

And Boz has another infection in his anal glands. Wee!

Aaand Teddy is shedding her summer coat, so she molted all over me.

Molting Teddy
Yay!

Thank goodness she’s an outside dog. I think I could have made a blanket with all her fur!

After the fun, we napped, got around, and saw Moms’ Night Out!

Such a good movie. I loved it, while Will wasn’t as impressed.

After the movie we went to church and grabbed some dinner.

Around 11:00 we were wakened by our sweet Lucy puking.

And then again after midnight.

Middle of the night vomit cleaning. It’s exciting stuff.

Between the late night surprise, and the early Saturday start, I was completely exhausted, so Sunday didn’t start until 8:45!

I hate when I start the day so late, but man I needed the rest.

I made a quick trip to the store for the week, and the next few hours were devoted to hanging pictures in Will’s room!

Remember how this endeavor usually causes immense pain, arguing, and agony between us?

Well, I don’t know if we’ve grown less feisty in our old age, or if maybe hitting the ten year mark made us realize, “Welp, this is it. Let’s just settle down and be a little more tolerant of each other’s annoyances.”

Whatever the case, we successfully hanged six pictures without a single argument.

Cue the hallelujah choir.

Seriously. It’s kind of a divine miracle.

Hanging away

After that fun, we spent a little time with my family, I did some chores, and we watched some shows.

And, here we are again.

Monday morning.

But we can do it, guys!

Three. Day. Weekend.

Focus!

In fact, let’s get to the good stuff. Posts.

Here’s a look at what we will be talking about this week: 

-Green Monster Protein Pancakes
-Pushing yourself to try some push-up variations
-Things I’m loving Thursday
-And why sometimes you’ll find me smelting gold (it’s true)

So check in this week for more fun and adventures. Until tomorrow, be a light! ❤️

Lots of Links (and other things)

Well my dears, the Thunder have another game tonight.

They broke our hearts Sunday. To lead the entire time and then lose in the final seconds?

Ouch.

I need them to win tonight.

And the series.

And the whole thing.

But enough basketball talk.

I planned to share an actual recipe with you today, but yeaaah...about that…

Instead, though, I have another treat to share! Links you’re sure to love. From recipes, to fit tips, and lots in between.

Like these delicious homemade Popsicles. I like the idea of making my own fruity treats but kind of wonder if I ever will. Have you ever done it, and how did they turn out?

I’m dying over this homemade vegan almond butter ice cream. I’m positive Will wouldn’t even know it’s dairy free.

Have you tried PB2 yet?

This stuff.

It’s pretty spectacular. PB2 is all natural peanut butter in powdered form, with the oils removed. It’s a fraction of the calories and fat and fantastic in smoothies and baking.

These flourless PB2 brownies look delicious. The savings from using PB2 over regular peanut butter is crazy.

I’ve mentioned my girl crush on Kandee Johnson before. I totally heart that girl. I love this post about why she won’t have plastic surgery and why she’s embraced how she looks.

Back to another ice cream recipe. But really, is there such a thing as sharing too many ice cream recipes? Plus this one fits nicely into your macros.

These tips for not going crazy at your next “cheat meal.”

This post that contemplates sound doctrine. I love this lady’s heart.

Turn.off.your.phone. This was a good one. So beautiful, so poetic.

These instant tips to de-bloat your belly.

How would you live the next 30 days of your life if you knew God was about to change everything?

So those are just a few things that caught my eye the last few weeks, and it wanted to share.

As for other things, I got to have lunch with some former coworkers yesterday, and it was such a treat! I love those girls.

Work is busy, and I’m finally finding my way.

Will and I are going to hang a ton of pics in his room this coming weekend.

Say a prayer for us y’all.  If anything causes us to argue it’s my terrible directions and anytime we embark on hanging something in our house.

Don’t worry, we will talk all about it next week. smile

Until then, click on some of these links, and check in tomorrow for our work it out Wednesday!

The one with Mother’s Day and look ahead

Here we go again.

I hope you all had lovely weekends full of homemade macaroni Mother’s Day necklaces and breakfast in bed.

I had a nice weekend and look forward to hitting a few highlights!

I was off Friday, which allowed me to get laundry done as well as a few other chores.

I even got adventurous and made some super great homemade Chapstick! I can’t believe how easy it was and how great it turned out.

Crafting.

I plan to share everything on the blog very soon, so be sure to stay tuned!

I also spent some time with my mom and this gal.

Layla at the table

Her pig tails are adorable.

Friday night we met Will’s parents for an early Mother’s Day dinner.

It was nice to see them and celebrate Will’s mom.

I slept in until 7:30 Saturday, which was both wonderful and annoying.

I hate sharing the gym with others, but I also needed the rest.

Sleeping late ended up being a good thing, because it created a necessity for innovation at the gym.

I couldn’t just do my usual routine. Instead, since I couldn’t monopolize every.piece.of.equipment ( tongue rolleye ), I had to change my game.

I hit legs hard and focused more on basic bodybuilding moves without incorporating my usual cardio circuit.

I’m still sore this morning.

Saturday afternoon was all about window work.

Lots of window work.

Tint

We tinted the windows in Will’s “man cave” which took a few hours.

Thrilling.

The dogs were very helpful in this endeavor.

Sleepy pup

We cleaned up and went to church. The service was so, so good. If you have kids in your life, I hope it blesses you too. You can check out week three here.

Afterward we made multiple stops for dinner. I chose Panera Bread, while Will got wings.

Panera.

They hate me.

They’ve pretty much gotten rid of every salad I love there.

Whhhhy?!

I ended up getting their veggie sandwich and Greek salad.

Because sometimes you need bread and a side of salad

Then we finally watched the 24 premier!,

I slept in again Sunday, and hit the gym to work chest and triceps.

Afterward I got around and went to the store, along with half of Oklahoma.

Who goes shopping on Mother’s Day?!

Apparently everyone.

Afterward Will and I went over to my parent’s house to spend some time with my wonderful mom. I am so lucky to have them so close!

Then we cheered on the Thunder.

And now it’s Monday.

Again.

Let’s talk food, workouts, and posts.

This week dinners include:
-Baked potatoes
-Carne asada nachos (I eat my portion without chips or meat)
-Stir fry

As for workouts:

-Monday, off
-Tuesday, HIIT
-Wednesday, off
-Thursday- body pump
-Friday, HIIT
-Saturday, legs & back
-Sunday, upper body

Now posts!

-Recipe roundup
-Why you should love push-ups
-Thursday things
-The best.outfit.ever

So check in this week for more fun!

More to come.

The Easter One & Look Ahead

I don’t know about you, but getting up this Monday felt harder than other Mondays.

I know why, too. Our entire weekend was nonstop and full of work!

The fun of being an adult.

Let’s hit the highlights!

Will and I were both off Good Friday, so we arranged to have the cable and internet guys come out and do some work at the house.

Nothing makes you realize what a dust pool your seemingly clean house is like having to get behind giant furniture you haven’t moved or vacuumed behind in six years.

Seriously. Like almost six years.

We did some cleaning behind the giant furniture and disconnecting cords and such. Thankfully they arrived early.

It ended up being a good thing because one of the workers was there almost four hours!

While Friday was a work day, I did manage to sneak away for some fun with this gal.

Petting Rocky

We had to kennel the Bigs since they were doing stuff in the backyard with our internet and cable, so it gave me an excuse to take them out front and see Layla and my mom.

The rest of what was left of our day was devoted to house stuff.

Exciting, I tell you.

The fun didn’t end there! Saturday was much of the same!

I got up before 6:30 to hit the gym and get the day started. I had the weights all to myself, just the way I like it. Will and my dad had to make a trip to the bike shop to pick up our motorcycle, so after I got home and got cleaned up, I went to the store.

I came home to Will doing some serious research on… Dustbusters.

God love him.

Our DustBuster has been dead for about a year now, and I’ve just made do without one, though I do like the convenience, especially with the dogs.

We ended up with this bad boy.

My new toy

It looks like some sort of alien sucker gun of something, right?

My new toy
It’s wonderful.

Hey, I’m old.

These things excite me.

Saturday afternoon was more chores and home project stuff and a sermon. Lord knows I needed it after a long day of home projects. Haha

Yesterday was Resurrection Sunday!

I got up and worked out and practically had the place to myself.

We went to my parent’s house for brunch, and it was so nice to see everyone.

The food was delicious. Look at this beautiful spread!
Resurrection Sunday brunch spread. I'm dying over here.

Resurrection Sunday brunch spread. I'm dying over here.

Resurrection Sunday brunch spread. I'm dying over here.

I ate my fair share of the “bad stuff” and enjoyed myself.

I also let Lu tat me up. The things we do for beautiful nieces. smile

Rocking a Princess Ariel tat courtesy of Layla

By the time we got done it was nearly noon, and I could have used a nap!

But alas, no rest for the B-Love family. Will went back to painting the spare bedroom, and I prepped food for this week. Unfortunately we ran out of paint and decided to call it a day, so more painting in his future this week.

Yay!

Said no one ever. smile

It was definitely a working weekend, but it was a good one nonetheless. It was nice to spend time with my family and celebrate Jesus’s resurrection.

Let’s talk food.

I’m only making a couple things because Will and my dad are going to the Thunder playoff game tonight! That means I’m on my own for dinner.

For the rest of the week you’d thing it was the dead of winter. We are having vegan potato soup, and beans and cornbread.

I have no idea why. They both just sounded good to us.

As for posts, here’s a look at what’s coming up:

-A peek in my pantry
-Amazing Arms Month wrap up
-April Ipsy
-Why scripture matters

So that’s it for now. I hope you had a great Easter weekend!!

Thursday Confessions: The Birthday Weekend Edition

1. My birthday was Monday, but the lingering birthday cake is killing me. Help.

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2. Speaking of, over my birthday weekend, I treated myself to a couple spoonfuls of peanut butter.

But then?

Things just got crazy.

This just went from bad to worse

3. Will went down to get a snack during the Red and White game and came back with peanut M&Ms to share with me.

I told him I wouldn’t eat any, but yeah… I totally did.

I’m a sucker for those things. They’re pretty much my favorite.  Seriously, why are they so good?!

4.Teeny glass-like sprinkles make everything prettier and more delicious. Seriously, it’s a thing.

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5.My glaring paleness is straight offensive. This isn’t so much a confession, rather a declaration.

Offensive.

6. My birthday present is getting a second couch for our living room to match the one we just bought.

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Um, the weird thing is, the couch seems way too fancy to make it our everyday couch. Am I weird for saying that?

Probably.

7. When I blew out my candles, I wished for something most 31 year olds would have. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing, or a bad thing. Haha

Okay, that’s enough for today. Feel free to get something off your chest in the Share the Love section below. smile

Refrigerator Rights

If we were real life friends, at some point in our relationship I would probably give you refrigerator privileges.

Refrigerator privileges allow you the ability to be hanging out at my house and totally raid my fridge for whatever you want while you’re there.

Which is sort of a big deal, because frankly, most of the time sometimes my refrigerator is in disarray.

Today, I’m (sort of) giving you refrigerator rights.

Because I like you.

Let’s take a look in my fridge and discuss, shall we?

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I love Earth Balance spreads.  There are several varieties, and I like them all. This is what’s in my fridge right now.

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I’m a huge nutritional yeast fan. It’s full of B-12 and has a great flavor. It’s an excellent substitute for cheese in lots of vegan friendly recipes.

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We always have jalapeños in the fridge. Will eats them on everything. We also always have this same brand of kalamata olives, but I forgot to take a picture of them! They’re such a good treat.

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I like to buy the organic, cage free eggs, but this is all the store had the day I got them. The rest of the stuff in this drawer is Will’s- provolone, sour cream, some sort of fire alarm pepper cheese… You get the idea.

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Lots of green here! Spinach, parsley, celery, cucumber, and lemon. Not a lot of color in here besides green, right?! I usually have a couple tomatoes, but not today.

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We always have a ton of grapefruit in the house, namely because it’s one of the few fruits Will will eat “as is.”

And water.

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Check out that bad boy!

That’s this week’s veggie lasagna. As you can see, Will has cheese on part of his, but the rest is cheese-free.

Oh, and can we please laugh at the antacid behind it? Haha

I always, always have unsweetened almond milk in the fridge.

And Will always, always has Pepsi. smile

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Onto the freezer!

The freezer is mostly Will’s domain, as you can probably see.

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My parents bought him an Omaha Steak package last Christmas that was chock full of all sorts of different meats.

Will loved it so very much, he recently bought about another one… And has totally taken over the freezer.

As you can see, the frozen pizza and mint chocolate cookies and cream deliciousness are also Will’s.

Let’s move onto the tiny crevices that belong to me in here. smile

These are such a great dinner item for when I eat on my own. I warm this stir fry in the microwave and add a little soy sauce and tofu and have dinner ready in five minutes.

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I love these for smoothies.

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I almost always have edamame in the freezer. It’s great for stir fry, and I also eat it plain all the time.

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We eat a ton of broccoli around here. A ton.

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So there you have it. A small glance into what lies behind the door of my fridge. Next time you’re here, help yourself.

More to come. 

Cooking Up a Home Project

It’s Tuesday, and someone didn’t plan very well.

Which is untypical, because that someone is a good planner.

Kind of.

Sometimes.

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I had hoped to share a super delicious recipe I had made over the weekend and plaster pictures all over today’s post, telling you how it’s the perfect thing to bring to your Easter brunch.

Except, I didn’t make the aforementioned super delicious recipe as anticipated.

Instead of plastering food pics all over this blog, I plastered tape all over our spare bedroom.

I’m terrible at that, by the way.

Will, God love him, knows this fact, and relieved me of my “helper” duties early in the process.

I’m pretty sure I was hurting more than helping.

Perhaps it was the blue little smiley face I made for him?

Such a child.

I’m also positive he will not ask me to help him paint this coming weekend.

I will not protest this decision. I’m pretty sure I would be a terrible painter. Obviously not on purpose, but I could see how my clumsiness could cause us trouble.

(Taupe footprints on the floor, anyone?)

So could Will.


Because we both practically stroke out anytime we have to do a house project with one another
, we’ve decided to take a different approach over the last couple of years.

Hey, know your limitations, right? I’ll clean the house, help move everything back into the room once the paint dries, and make him brownies. And we’ll call it good.

In case you hadn’t guessed, we started a home project recently that is driving me bananas.

I think Will knew if we didn’t at least tape the room this past weekend, I might actually go crazy.

Right now we have everything from that room piled high in the other room, and the clutter is nearly breaking me into hives.

I already have clutter in the office, and one room is enough.

I call it clutter, Will calls it progress.

He’s cute.

Anyway, the good news is that we have a little bit of a timetable because Will’s parents are coming to stay with us at the end of the month, which means everything in the spare bedrooms has to be in its rightful place. Or at least close.

Does any one enjoy doing these types of projects?

I sure don’t, and neither does Will.

Obviously we want the end result, but the work it takes to get there flat sucks.

The truth of a lot of things, I suppose. The reason why we drag ourselves to the gym some days and pass on that donut in the office break room.

Worth.It.

I’m just ready to have everything back in its rightful place.

Except… after this project we have another, and another, and one more.

Being an adult is so much fun sometimes! Ha.

I was going to take a picture and share for you guys, but Will said “no” (because everything is a mess).

Oh, and in case you’re wondering, he wasn’t humored by my blue tape-y smiley face either.

What a curmudgeon. smile

So yeah, delicious recipe. Like this one here, here, or here.

Until then?

Let’s talk paint and all things that make you want to pull your hair out.

Are any of you doing home projects this spring?

The One Where We Attended a Wedding & Look Ahead

Good morning!!

Hopefully you had a wonderful weekend and are ready to tackle the week ahead.

I know I am. It’s my short week!

Let’s hit the high points today.

Friday started with my group’s weekly breakfast ritual.

Crap food

Real healthy, as you can see.

It was obviously a splurge meal for me.

Nonetheless, I still scraped off some of the warm peanut butter goodness to help save some calories.

Scrape

Heaps came off! I’m pretty sure it would have been a 700 calorie bagel. Haha

After work, Will and I had a wedding to attend!

Beautiful day for a wedding!

A couple in our life group tied the knot Friday night, and we were blessed to witness it.

It was an outdoor wedding, and you couldn’t have asked for a more terrific day. It was unreal.

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Devon!

Oklahoma has very few perfect days. It’s either hot, windy, icy, or hot. Or windy.

Hmm, didn’t I already say that? smile

Anyway, the wedding was downtown OKC at the Myriad Gardens. It was a crisp day with zero wind. The flowers were blooming, and the smell of honeysuckle was intoxicating.

Perfection. What a blessing to have such a wonderful day for a wedding!

It was really special to see this couple get married.

I guess I ought to tell you guys that after prayer and discussion, a couple weeks ago we made the decision to stop going to our current life group.

Will and I both feel to start something of our own. We are not sure what exactly that means yet, so we are praying and waiting. It was hard to leave our group! I have so much love for each of them and am so incredibly thankful for our time with them.

So, Friday was special!

Saturday was a blur. I managed to sleep in until 7, and then hit the gym.

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We ran errands, I made some green sludge between trips, and caught the new Captain America movie. It was good! Will even accompanied me to the grocery store.

And a few non-approved items made their way into the cart.

Do you see this!?!

Is this real life!?

I also got to spend some time with my mom and Layla. I missed them this week!

Yesterday was all about stuff around the house. Which wasn’t fun, but it was necessary.

The story of being an adult. smile

Let’s talk food, workouts, and posts for the week!

This week the B-Love house will be having:
-Quinoa Tahbouli (with grilled chicken for Will)
-Grilled Chicken/Chick’n sandwiches on wheat rolls w/seasoned broccoli
-Beans and cornbread (Again, leftover from the huge pot I made)

Now onto workouts!

Since this is my short week, my workouts will be better. I like these weeks for so any reasons, including the quality of workouts. smile

M-Off
T-Full body resistance
W-Off
Th-Kickboxing
F-Back, biceps, shoulders & cardio
Sat-Legs
Sun-Chest, triceps, shoulders & cardio

Now posts! This week we are talking about,

-Home projects
-Amazing arms month continues!
-Things I’m loving
-How to have a radiant glow

So check in tomorrow! In the meantime lets conquer today!

Why Sometimes I Eat Thin Mints

Sooo, I wanted today’s post to be all about my first day.

However, when I stopped to think about how overwhelming Monday probably would be, plus the fact it would be my first day battling life as a commuter (which means getting home late), I thought I better play it safe and write this post on Sunday.

So that’s what happened.

I figure I will share some highlights about my first week on Friday!

With that in mind, I didn’t really have anything else planned for this post.

Which means we are both in trouble.

We could talk about how Will is sabotaging me.

Help!

Yes, there’s two in that pic.

Regular people eat one, and save the other one for later.

I’m not regular.

I eat both pretty much back to back.

I disgust myself.

Or we could talk about my own self-sabotage.

For Will… Minus the row if thin mints I ate

Will loves Girl Scout cookies (who doesn’t!?), so I surprised him with four whole boxes last week.

He was very appreciative.

Only… Will is regular (see Reece’s story above). He can open a row of thin mints, eat a few, and stick them back in the freezer.

(Because everyone knows that’s where they belong)

Surprisingly, even though I love all things sweet, the Girl Scout cookies don’t get to me that much.

In fact, we even have a Sam’s size box of Grandma’s Cookies that don’t tempt me much these days either.

Except…

Last Friday Will was out late at a friend’s for poker night. Which meant I was left to my own devices.

Around 10:30, you know, the perfect time to eat 600 calories in one sitting, I decided I would sneak a few of his thin mints.

He had half a row left in the freezer.

Who does that!?

Regular people.

I ate three, and called it good. After all, I had cake for my going away party and also splurged at my mom’s birthday dinner.

Five minutes later I decided, “Oh what the heck, let’s call this a cheat ‘day’,” and ate the rest.

Not regular.

Irregular.

Whatever.

Anyway, as I reflected on the day, I was surprisingly okay with it.

What’s crazy is that a couple of years ago, I would have felt like a total failure.

Like I had to punish myself the following day by eating less and exercising more.

I finally have such a healthy relationship with food and my body, that I’m okay having a “bad” eating day like that every now and then. Mainly because I eat so healthily all the time.

It’s living my life and enjoying the going away parties, birthdays, and even occasional late night snacks that keep me from eating an entire loaf of bread over a weekend (Real life).

Setting my mind on things above instead of earthly things or my past food fixation has helped me immeasurably.

No, I don’t recommend eating two giant Reece’s a day or eating a row of thin mints before bed every night. I’m just saying finding your own balance can go a long way to enjoying your life and still reaching personal goals.

I received two super thoughtful compliments while at the gym this weekend, and it’s not because I spend hours doing cardio or not eating carbs. It’s because I’ve found my healthy balance and no longer obsess over food and exercise. Definitely felt good to realize that this weekend.

Here’s to a healthy recovery week for me, and a healthy week for you! <3

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brittny I'm B-Love. Lover of God, my husband Will, my doggies, OU football, weight training, plyometrics healthy eating (mostly!), peanut butter, and all things health related. Buckle up and get ready for my constant embarrassing moments, health and fitness tips,and my effort to rely on Christ while living life in the real world. Follow me on Feedly! Sign up for monthly emails at blove@theblovelife.com!


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