Thursday, April 3, 2014

101 Things in 1001 Days: #58 - Go to the Gym 100 Times

It pains me to write this but... in the month of March I came no where close to achieving my goal of going to the gym at least twice a week.


As you can see there is a big gap of two weeks that I did not step foot into the gym. I caught a pretty nasty cold and it took me a while to recover. I have started strong in the month of April so lets hope I can continue!

#58 - Go to the gym 100 times
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

My Go To: Smoothie

When Joe and I started eating Paleo we made recipes that were good but not great. We have now had more time to play around with the recipes to create some GO TO recipes.  I shared a recipe for a protein smoothie in the last couple of weeks and I have sense adjusted the recipe into something I LOVE. One of the main reasons why I love this smoothie is because there are a couple "yucky" (but good for you) ingredients that you can't taste!


Protein Smoothie
2 -Tbsp Almond Butter
1 Egg
1-Cup Frozen Fruit
1 Banana
Coconut Milk - Just enough to cover the fruit

You have to trust me when I say this smoothie is amazing! You can barely taste the coconut milk (I don't love coconut) and you cannot taste the egg even though eating a raw egg creeps me out.

You HAVE to try this!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Special Delivery

There is nothing better than arriving home after long day of work and seeing some presents on your front porch.


Keep in mind these were not actually presents but things I bought on eBay for dirt cheap. I am known for being a bargain hunter and sometimes eBay can be an obsession of mine. These packages were extra exciting because they were:


BOOKS!!!

After Joe finished the entire Maze Runner series last week I was dying to get a hold of it. I have already read Divergent and knew that it was a series I wanted to own.

Happy Reading!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Missing In Action

Good Morning Bloggers!

As you can see I have been skipping my blogging routine for the last week or so. My husband had Spring Break last week so we spent a ton of time cooking and relaxing. Please bare with me as I get my thoughts in order and return with some exciting and yes, some paleo posts. 

Happy Tuesday :)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Stitch Fix Review March 2014

If you are not familiar with Stitch Fix you can read my first review HERE

Okay, my original "fix" was scheduled to be deliverer last week but was lost during shipment or on the way to FedEx.. (No one seems to know.) I contacted Stitch Fix and my new "fix" was scheduled for March 20th - got it early! 

Before all this shipping drama I received an e-mail from Stitch Fix regarding my blog review. They reached out to me to thank me for being a customer and expressing my love for the company. They also advised me that I might want to look at my style profile to adjust some answers so they can understand my style a little more. (This was because they noticed I had not kept any tops yet.) I was amazed that they took the time to link my blog review to my account and send me an e-mail.

As I was going over my style profile I realized that I had answered all the questions about what I currently have in my closet NOT what I would like to try. So I made some major adjustments and waited patiently for my next fix. 


 This time around the prices where a little high and I was disappointed that at least one item was not in the $30-$40 range.

Luv AJ - Kristina Tri-Spike Charm Necklace $68.00
This necklace was not anything special to me and the $68 price tag just about gave me a heart-attack. 
Returned

 Kut From The Kloth - Ina Distressed Boyfriend Jean - $88.00
&
Collective Concepts - Cathleen Dot Print Lace Detailed Blouse - $68.00
I really love the fit of these jeans and the fact that they are so versatile. I returned the shirt because it is just a little busy for my taste and is a little expensive. For the jeans I am still undecided.

41Hawthorn - Natasha Front Pocket Sleeveless Blouse - $58.00
The shirt was cute and I loved the fabric and color but the fit left a lot to be desired. (Looks like I am trying to hide something.)
Returned

Pomelo - Fiona Embroidery Detail Striped Maxi Dress - $78.00
In my style profile I requested a ton of color and this maxi dress just doesn't have it. BUT this dress does offer a great lace detail at the top. (please excuse the black bra straps.) It is very cute and I do love it but I am still undecided.
   
What do you think I should keep?

If your interested in trying out Stitch Fix: CLICK HERE

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Paleo Update

For this past week Joe and I have been really sticking to the Paleo lifestyle. I am shocked to be writing this but I have lost EIGHT pounds in the last seven days. My body has really taken to this new way of eating and is thriving. I was told I was borderline B12 deficient by my doctor and have been on daily vitamins ever sense in order to regulate my energy levels. On day three of Paleo I was off my daily vitamins and feeling better than ever! 

Today for an afternoon snack I decided to cheat and enjoy my favorite snack:


I enjoyed my treat but I can say that I felt a major difference after eating this. 

Joe and I are making an effort to follow the lifestyle but we also like the "80/20 Philosophy." (Follow Paleo 80% of the time and cut yourself some slack 20% of the time.)

I have requested 20+ Paleo recipe books from our library and are acquiring some great recipes. I will continue to share my new recipes and more updates.

Friday, March 14, 2014

101 Things in 1001 Days: #26 - Add 50 New Amazing Recipes to My Recipe Book


Sweet Potato Chips, Guacamole, & Coconut Chicken Strips

As you can see you will be getting three recipes for this one post. Joe and I are continuing to cook Paleo meals so last Sunday we choose the three recipes above to have for Sunday Night Dinner. The recipe for the sweet potato chips require you mix the potato slices in coconut oil that is mixed with TWO teaspoons of cayenne pepper. Needless to say when we make this recipe again we will be using no where near two teaspoons. Other than that everything turned out extremely good and was filling after just a couple of bites.




#26 - Add 50 new amazing recipes to my recipe book
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