Black coffee & “the reader” !

Ah, is there anything better than Saturday morning?! I can NOT wait to drink my coffee [in bed] and catch up on ALL your posts! & comments :)) I thought about it all night while I was falling asleep.
Happy Saturday morning to you all, excited to see what you’ve all been blogging about!
Also, if you have any amazing bloggers that you recommend for me to read, comment below!!



Barre & the Bachelor!

After work today, I caught up on the Bachelor & snacked on some pomegranate seeds! Now time for some Barre class to tone me up this wonderful Tuesday! Any one else watch the Bachelor?! Or love Barre as much as I do? :)



Get your greeeeens!

Mmm feeling extra green today. Kale/fruit smoothie for breakfast, brussel sprouts for one of my snacks, big salad for dinner.
Now I lay here reading some of my favorite blogs, as I recover from Barre class tonight, catch up on the Bachelor, & eat a mango for dessert.
I also added a pic of me in my favorite green blouse that I wore today :)





What I’m loving, so far, in 2013.

Day 3 of 2013! I am having a wonderful post-workout smoothie & catching up on the blog. I’d love to hear some of my followers resolutions! 2013, so far, has been already been so wonderful. Can not wait for more!

What I am loving so far in 2013:

  • My plastic Starbucks cup, I bring a smoothie (or two) to work, verrrry important to be prepared & stay on track at all times.
  • Annie’s Cocoa & Vanilla Bunny Cookies.  Gluten Free & delicious.  One of my resolutions relates to my sweet-teeth (wah), so these are perfect for a little sweet snack.
  • My new teacher clothes (I start in two weeks!)
  • Red festive nail-polish, my new slippers, & a little post-workout smoothie/dinner since I didn’t get my workout in till 8 and didn’t want to eat something big before heading to bed in a few hours. (Smoothie: plain Chobani, frozen mango pieces, coconut milk, & flaxseed.)


[I like to be prepared at work w/ snacks]


[My cozy slippers, red nail-polish, post-workout smoothie]




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HAPPY 2013!

Ah! Hope everyone had a wonderful New Years Eve & is ready to start 2013 on the right foot.  I can NOT wait for this year.  I made so many changes in 2012 and got my health back on track.  Now I am going to hit it even harder & make 2013 the absolute BEST  year.  So many changes will be happening as I transition into the classroom & get settled into my new place. 

As of now, I am drinking my morning coffee and enjoying the view of my snow-covered trees.  Then, I am going shopping & am going to be getting a longg hard workout in tonight.  Also, I am going to decide my very specific New Years resolutions (with which I will share tonight).

WELCOME to all the new bloggers & to the ones I have met through 2012, I am so excited to start the New Year with you.



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


  • 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 :)) 


[Breakfast this morning]


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


What motivates you all?!

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.




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?!

More sweat! More effort!

fitness |ˈfitnis|
the condition of being physically fit and healthy : disease and lack of fitness are closely related | [as adj. ] a fitness test.



Ah another week of being fit & making progress!

Today I worked on making my arms—nice and lean (for my NYE dress of course)

& now off to do some cardio—time to sweat!

What fitness do you all have planned for the week?!