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It’s Friday!!

Woohooo!  The weekend is almost here!

snow fun

What a week we have had!  The blizzard on Sunday and Monday brought a lot of snow to play in, and my son and I took advantage of it.  We have over 4 1/2 feet of snow in our front yard.  My 7 year old can now touch the tree branches from the top of the snow in our yard!

post workout  Lady snoring

I got in some great workouts and had fun teaching my Spinning classes.  My favorite workout was an upper body workout pyramid I came up with on Wednesday.  I’m still sore from it.  As you can see, Lady was on the couch behind me loudly snoring.  She is so great when it comes to encouraging me to work harder during my workouts.

drinks!

Wednesday I got to go out for a much needed drink with friends.  I haven’t had a chance to go out with them in months, and I loved hearing their stories about getting chased by Girl Scouts trying to sell their cookies at the mall.

Sweat Pink

I just was selected as a Sweat Pink Ambassador a few weeks ago, and I couldn’t be more thrilled and honored to join such an inspiring group of women. My Sweat Pink gear came in the mail yesterday, and I’m already wearing it in pride.  I’m looking forward to working with Sweat Pink to inspire others through my blog and my stories as others have inspired me. Sweat Pink is a, “Movement where tough and girly come together at last. It’s all about sharing the joy that comes from living a healthy lifestyle. It’s a celebration of hard work and well-earned rewards. Our pink shoelaces are a proud demonstration of all we’ve achieved, and all we plan to become.”

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We had a little change in our menu, so I’ll be making the Caprese Pasta from Aris Menu tonight.  I’m really looking forward to trying this new recipe out!

smoothie

This morning I made my Power Protein Smoothie.  I’ll hit the elliptical before I teach my spinning class and here is what I’m doing.

How was your week?  Did you do anything special?
30 Min Elliptical

On the Menu

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I wanted to start this post off with pictures of Rita’s Burpee Mile, and how it all went, but I sadly left my camera at the gym.  Can you believe it!?!  I’m not happy with myself, because there are some great pictures, and Rita did an amazing job.  I’ll have my camera back and a write-up of the Mile for you on Tuesday!

This morning:  I’m making the World’s Best Blueberry Muffins, and they are the BEST EVER!!  I already have all the ingredients, and the blueberries were on sale, so I figured they would be a nice treat this weekend.

On to this weeks menu.  Sadly my husband was affected by the recent government sequestration that hit a lot of government workers, and he has furlough time now.  In the interest of saving money, my goal is to use the food in our house and only have to shop for produce this week.  We have a lot of meat in our freezer, so I know this is doable.

Monday:  Chicken Enchiladas with Spanish rice and corn.  This is my own enchilada recipe, and I’ll do my best to get some pictures and type up the recipe for you this week.

Gluten free, diet noodles with peanut sauce recipe

Tuesday:  Spaghetti Squash Noodles with Thai Peanut Sauce from Family Fresh Cooking is my new “pin” recipe to try this week and it has me intrigued. The recipe looks delish, and I’m always looking for a healthier or cleaner version to my favorite Thai meals.  I think I will also add some shredded baked chicken breasts for more protein.

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Thursday:  Caprese Pasta from Aris Menu.  This just screams yummy!

Friday: Breakfast for dinner!!  Of course we will have some fruit with our pancakes or waffles Smile

Saturday: Italian Wedding Soup…I make my own using ground turkey breast for the mini meatballs.

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Sunday: We are having company over, so I’m thinking my Crock Pot Pulled Pork or grilling hamburgers and hot dogs.

What is on your menu this week?  Are you trying anything new?