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I can’t believe it’s Wednesday already – the weeks seem to be just flying by these days. Anyone else feel that way? I hate when time goes too fast, I don’t want to miss a second of it! Although, this cold weather can go by as quickly as possible. The windchill was -22 when I left this morning for my early a.m. workout!! 8O

I warmed up quickly though, with some good, quality cardio time. :) Here’s what I did:

  • 30 minutes elliptical
  • 1 minute treadmill @ 4.0 mph
  • 4 minutes treadmill @ 6.0 mph
  • 1 minute treadmill @ 4.0 mph
  • 4 minutes treadmill @ 6.5 mph
  • 1 minute treadmill @ 4.0 mph
  • 4 minutes treadmill @ 7.0 mph
  • Total: 45 minutes, ~4.25 miles (I was super slow on the elliptical today for some reason!)

20 minute movement challenge for Day 8 – done! How is everyone else participating in the challenge doing? These 8 days have gone by so quickly, and the only day I really didn’t want to move was last Sunday. I’m lucky, though, that my parents have a treadmill so I was able to bust a move as quickly as possible. I also found myself pretty tired around days 4&5, but my body is getting into a groove now. It’s so cool to see/feel!

At any rate, I enjoyed my last early morning workout breakfast so much, that I decided to re-create it! Blueberry Banana Smoothie.


In the mix:

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond breeze
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 Tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • Vanilla whey protein powder (I’ll review this soon!)


 Blended until it was siiiiilky smoooooth.



 Don’t you just love that color? I want to paint something in that shade. :)


I poured my smoothie into a big cup and stuck it into the freezer overnight. This morning while I was working out, it was supposed to thaw in my car, but the temps were just too cold! So, I’m eating it with a spoon which I think I actually prefer, because it’s lasting a looooong time. :)


The flavors in this smoothie are so yummy – you can really taste the banana, which I just love. Oh, and how much fun are frozen blueberries to eat? I popped a few while putting this together last night – they’re like flavored ice cubes!


Lunch today is some more of that awesome Chana Masala from last night.


I am actually super excited for this lunch. Stuff like this tastes even better the second day!


And I cannot stress to you how easy this was to make. Not counting the spices (which I already had all of in my cupboard, by the way) there’s basically three other ingredients! 


I’ve also got the prettiest Pink Lady Apple I’ve seen in a long time. :) Aint she a beaut? Did I just say aint? 


Oh! I have a challenge for you guys! Ben and I are going to a Bacon Fest party on Saturday (there’s actually a “real” Bacon Fest in my city where you sit around eating bacon all day and drinking beer, but tickets sold in record time!) hosted by some friends of ours, and we’re in charge of bringing a bacon dish to share! I wanted to bring bacon wrapped date (omg, SO good) but dates cost an arm and a leg around here. Anyone have any brilliant bacon recipes? Jessica – I’m looking in your direction!! ;)

Have a great Wednesday everyone!


What are some of your favorite smoothie ingredients and concoctions?

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