Monthly Archives: May 2016

Wild Workout Wednesday Update

Hello all!  It has been about a month since I have done a workout update!  But fear not, I have still been working out.  Life has been a bit more hectic the past few weeks because the Hubs and I found a cute little abode and are currently under contract! It has been an slightly roller coaster of a process, which most (if not all) homeowners I am sure are aware of!  Every time I think we have dotted all our I’s and crossed all our T’s, something else comes up!   If all goes according to plan we close in 3 weeks and move in 4.  That week in between I am pretty sure my workouts will consist of swimming with the kids during the day and painting in the evening!  Haha.  The house is darling, but the sellers had some wall colors that don’t really float my boat!
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Once things are more set in stone I will be sharing pics and lots of posts about the updates we will be doing to the house!
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My new workout of choice other than my normal stuff (body pump, zumba, yoga, piyo) has been packing!  Since we moved into our little rent house almost 5 years ago, my office has been a constant work in progress.  Mostly because I am super indecisive about how I wanted it to look.  I moved around the furniture, put different art on the walls and even changed out the couch and rug.
But I have to say I am really proud of my progress with the packing…and my office is FINALLY cleaned up…LOL And it has become the official packing center!  I have lots of fun supplies to keep me motivated and a system that keeps me organized!  {I will be sharing more of this soon}

I also discovered that shredding is my new form of therapy!  And it is a good thing I like it because in the past 2 weeks I have shredded enough old paperwork & documents to fill 6 massive trash bags!
img_0685I have been working hard to balance my normal life activities with the packing…cause to be honest, I really just want to pack everything NOW and be done with it!  Haha!!!

In other exciting news, I have recently become an ambassador for BondiBands!  I am WAY excited about it.  I have loved Bondi Bands for many years and I am thrilled and honored to be able to share more about them with friends, family and anyone who will listen!  They are the first headband that I tried that actually stayed on my head and even looked cute too!  They have so many colors and fun phrases to choose from! 🙂
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They don’t just have headbands, but they also have arm bands and sleeves, ponytail holders, compression sleeves/socks, fleece and furry headbands for the colder weather, neck gaiters, hats & visors, braided & skinny headbands, sweat towels, and wrist bands!
This is my latest band that I LOVE!

And I have a fun bonus for you all! You can get 10% off your order (I will also receive a 10% commission) if you use code: CHOCOLATERUNNER

{If you ever have any questions or issues with an order, please let me know}

That is all for this update!  Hope to be posting more updates soon!  I have some fun ideas for this summer as well as my fall race schedule including a few races that will push me to new limits and encourage me to dig deeper!!

Have you ever moved and had to change around your workouts to get everything done?

I am linking up again with with Annmarie from The Fit Foodie Mama, Angelena Marie from  Angelena Marie: Happy, Healthy & Balanced , Michelle at Fruition Fitness  and Nicole from Fitful Focus for another workout recap!  Feel free to add to the link up and join in the fun!
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Be filled with joy and health

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Green Gazpacho 

Happy Friday friends! It has been another crazy week. In the middle of cleaning and packing up our house! In order to minimize my time in the kitchen and maximize my time cleaning and packing we have been eating lots of salads and fruits! Whipping up some gazpacho worked really well this week! I even thought ahead and kept out some of the kitchen tools I needed!
I have to say that I have never really made gazpacho before, but as soon as I saw the theme for this week I had an idea in mind.

I am linking up with Farrah from Fairyburger, Annmarie from the Fit Foodie Mama, and Jess from Hello to Fit for our Gazpacho themed week!

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Green Gazpacho
Ingredients

  • 1 large seedless cucumber, washed and chopped into large chunks
  • 1-2 avocados (2 of you want is super creamy)
  • 1 lime juiced
  • Spices to taste (salt, pepper, garlic)

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Directions

  1. Keep all ingredients cold till ready to make gazpacho
  2. Place cucumber in a blender and blend till very smooth.
  3. Add in avocado and blend again.
  4. Add in lime juice and spices.
  5. Place blended ingredients in a bowl and chill until ready to eat.

 

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Chocolate Chippers

Happy Friday Friends!

Whew, it has been a bit of a nutty week!  Last week at this time we were preparing to look at a house that *might* still be for sale and today we are under contract!!  It has been a week full of more paperwork than I care to see again for a LONG time!  Haha.  If you follow me on Instagram you probably saw some pics of the ideas I have for remodeling! And by remodeling I mean NEW paint and some new floors!  I want to do some other fixing up but nothing crazy like tearing down walls!  HAHA!  I am not that adventurous or knowledgeable!

Anywhoo, I will be sharing more pics soon, and some of my best packing and moving tips in the upcoming weeks!  Ekk, this is nerve-wracking and exciting all at the same time.

Moving reminds me a lot of my childhood since we moved a TON!  From when I was born till I graduated from college I moved about 40 times.  And I have moved even more since then!  The hubs and I have lived in our current little rent house for the past almost 5 years, and that is the longest I have lived in 1 place ever!  It feels weird, but I am also ready to move on.

My childhood also reminds me of my fav breakfast, chocolate chip pancakes!  For our theme this week I decided to pull out an old favorite meal.  The recipe is different from when I was a kid since I have different food allergies now, but it tastes just how I remember…actually even better 🙂

I am linking up with Farrah from Fairyburger, Annmarie from the Fit Foodie Mama, and Jess from Hello to Fit for our No Diet themed week!

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Chocolate Chip Pancakes!
Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten free flour
  • 2 tablespoons raw sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1 cup enjoy life mini chocolate chips 
  • 2 tablespoons (plus extra for the griddle) avocado oil

Directions

  1. Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Mix wet ingredients together and add them to the dry ingredients. 
  3. Mix in chocolate chips. 
  4. Heat a griddle and cover with a thin layer of oil. 
  5. Scoop 1/8 pancake mix onto the griddle about 2 inches apart
  6. Cook till ended begin to brown and top is slightly firm. Then flip. Cook for another 60-90 seconds or until golden brown on both sides. 
  7. Repeat till all mix is used. 
  8. Enjoy 😉 You can even add a dollop of whipped cream if you are feeling kiddish 😉



 

Make sure you check out all the amazing ladies and their awesome mouthwatering recipes!!

Do you have an awesome recipe you’d love to share? Link up with us on Fridays for our weekly Foodie Friday posts! (Co-hosted by Annmarie, Farrah, Esther + Jess.)

  • Please link back to the co-hosts, and comment/share at least a couple other Foodie Friday posts! Don’t just leave your link and run away! :O
  • Please only link up recipe posts! :)
  • Join us next week for some Gazpacho themed recipes!

Be filled with health and joy!
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