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Quote of the day: “Don’t dream about it, be about it.”

Just got a good workout in between baking and now enjoying a mid-day pick-me-up! Staying in tonight and packing before heading out early tomorrow to spend New Years up north!

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Happy Holidays bloggerrs!

Hi bloggerrs!

I have not blogged in about 10 days & boy do I miss it!  Things were obviously crazzy with the holidays, but I definitely was practicing verrry healthy ways in spite of all the hustle and bustle.

I worked out every day except Christmas day.  Lifetime was packed! But, it felt so good to get out and bust my butt before enjoying any holiday treats.  & they were 10x better having gotten a hard workout in.  I also ate less than I normally would (although I did let myself indulge).  And I drank ONLY a glass to 2 glasses of wine/champs each night. Usually, in the past, I would’ve let it flow.

So, I am feeling wonderful and happy as I get ready for the new year!

Right now I am catching up on here, drinking coffee, and getting ready to go out shopping.

HOPE YOU ALL HAD A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS/or other family celebrations!

XO, mm

 

Turn it up Tuesday

Maybe it’s the changes that I see in my body, energy, state of mind, etc. that motivates me or maybe it is all of you wonderful fellow bloggers that just gave me the extra push, but I have NEVER been so motivated in my life.

My workouts have changed so much and I am eating crazzzy delicious, healthy, foods.  It is crazy because my body literally cravesss this food. 

Food today:

  • Grapefruit, blackberries, and 1/2 a banana for breakfast.
  • Coffee w/ coconut milk.
  • Egg white omelette filled w/ spinach and light mozzarella.
  • Green tea w/ tbls of Apple Cider Vinegar.
  • Lunch was a smoothie w/ plain Chobani, mixed berries, coconut milk, flax seed, 1/2 a banana.
  • Dinner, 1/2 a turkey club on whole-wheat (no bacon, add avocado)
  • Green tea w/ tbls of Apple Cider Vinegar

Workout:

  • Ran 15 minutes
  • Walked at an incline of 9 for 15 minutes
  • Squats & tons of other leg exercises in the studio
  • Then, I worked for 5 hours (cocktail waitress).  This is my part time job for some extra cash while I student teach & what I did through out college. I count it as a little light cardio :)) 

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[Breakfast this morning]

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[Me, cheering on my boyfriend’s baseball team! I added this in here because he is a HUGE source of my motivation. Go Irish!]

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What motivates you all?!

Coffee & coconut milk.

Happy Mondayy!

This morning I had a delicious smoothie w/ flax seed, plain Chobani yogurt, mixed berries, coconut milk, 1Truvia packet, pom seeds, 1/2 a lemon (recipe for this delicious, antioxidant filled smoothie can be found in my previous post). & coffee w/ coconut milk.

What a wonderful way to start my day!

For a snack I am having green tea w/ a splash of apple cider vinegar and grapefruit.

After I finish up on the computer (which usually takes up most of my morning), I will go workout (some abs plus cardio) & then later on tonight I am going to Hot Yoga, w/ my brother who is in town!

I am revving my workouts up these next few weeks, because it is the holidays which means; A. I have more free time B. I will be eating/drinking much more calories.

PS: follow me on instagram: maggie_m_morse & twitter: 31maggiemae (& tell me in the discussion area your names too so I can follow you all!)

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[frozen mixed berries are ALWAYS in my freezer, I throw them in yogurt, smoothies, quinoa, or eat them plain! They go so well with coconut milk.]

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[Monday MOTIVATION.]

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[My new Lululemon headband. Cannot wait to wear at Hot Yoga tonight,]

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[We made mini-pizzas last night! Mine was filled with spinach, mushrooms, olives, & green peppers (under the cheese) YUMM.]

-MM

Quit slackin’ & make shit happen!

Today is the day to get ready for new week! Get in the mindset to make it an incredible week, full of healthy decisions & productive actions! Plan, plan, plan, & then go out and make this week a HUGE success :)) Get all of your laundry done, get meals planned, workouts planned, room cleaned, etc.

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How do you all prepare for the week?!

Do more of what makes you happy.

What makes a Sunday morning so relaxing?! I just love Sundays & I love waking up and enjoying my coffee (not hungover) and feeling happy after a wonderful weekend.  As I stated in my post a few days ago, my brother is in the military and was able to come home yesterday! YAYY!

Last night we went to the Black Forest Inn, as a fam, and it was wonderful.   This place is an authentic German Inn and it is sooo cool.  When at a place, such as this, I feel it is important to indulge in the culture a little bit but still keep it under control.

Before I picked him up at the airport, I got an hour workout in and made sure to push it extra hard.  At dinner I had two glasses of German wine and had one potato pancake (there was no negotiating this one).  For dinner I had the special which was a juicy pork chop with plum sauce w/ a side of sauerkraut (only ate 1/2 and boxed the rest) & I subbed a side salad.

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For the rest of the day I will relax, read your blogs, and drink coffee (& probs get a workout in). HAPPY SUNDAY!!

What do you all do on Sundays?!

FINALLY Frrrrriday.

HAPPY FRIDAY!!

Hope everyone had a wonderful/healthy week & are ready for the weekennnd.

My brother is in the military & finally gets to come home this weekend (for the next 10 days) so I know I will be indulging a little on foods. His birthday is today, so tomorrow when he gets in we are going out to eat & have lots planned for the 10 days he is home.  I am going to try and make thee healthiest choices, still, and I can not wait to blog about it all.

LUCKILY, he is crazzzy fit and is my biggest workout inspiration.  We are going to be going to Crossfit (I have never been, but he is a hugee crossfit fan), cross country skiing, and other workout-type activities together and I can not wait.  Nothing like a little military in your life to rev up your workout! :))

What do you all have planned for the weekend?!

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[My brother & I last time he was homee]

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[Dragging him to Hot Yoga with me, “The family that sweat together, stay together!”]

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[Pinkberry date with my mom last night, MUCH better than a guilty ice cream date.]

 

Quick cleansing & mini-motivations.

 

Happy Thursday!

Today I am sort of starting a cleanse, nothing intense. I just chopped up cucumbers, lemons, and limes and threw them in 3 different HUGE containers with water and am letting them sit in the fridge and then I will drink it all up and make more over the next 4 days.  Also, I am drinking 4 cups of green tea a day with a little Apple Cider Vinegar to really just flush out my system (I usually only drink about 4 cups a week).

Since I am at the new place and have a new kitchen, I want to really get into my system and kind of re-charge a little bit!

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For breakfast today,

I had Quinoa w/ berries & some coconut milk.  YUMM.

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Then for lunch I had Quinoa (the other 1/2 of the batch from lunch) & mixed in tons of spinach and topped with 2 eggs (extra runny).

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What I am loving RIGHT now:

This nail color, perfect for this holiday season & gold jewelry! (not me pictured but I will be copying the look quite soon) :))

& THIS quote.

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How do you guys quick cleanse?! or flush out your system?