Dismissed

Today was a great day!  Despite having an icky stomach and horrible headache for three days now, I am grateful today.

I had my court appointment for my “red light” ticket.  I was really nervous about going to court.  Though I heard it was not big deal, I have never gone before, well besides when I was in school and I went to “report” on various cases.  I had never gone on behalf of myself.  I didn’t know what to expect.

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I have a friend whose father is a retired police officer.  She told him about my situation, and he said he would call the courthouse to put in a good word for me.  He called yesterday, and she told me that I would be speaking with a certain guy and that her dad said I should touch base with him.  When I got to the counter, I asked to speak with that person and they did not know who he was.  The guy had never heard of him.  I was thinking Uh Oh, I’m sunk.  But then I thought, oh well…I’ll just go in there and explain to the magistrate  how I misjudged the light (the truth), and that I would like to have the offense lowered as to not get points (I have a clean record, and was told by many, this would help).

So I left the counter and went and sat in the waiting area for the Magistrate to call me in.  Well, it felt like I was waiting forever.  I was talking with another guy there who seemed to be a pro at fighting speeding tickets, lol.  He was giving me a bit of the run-down.  He said I may get called in to see the Prosecutor first.  I was a lil freaked by that, but he said that was a “good thing” and that you could explain your case.  Often it was the prosecutor he said that would let you off, or lower your offense.

As I was sitting there, a coworker walked in.  Now that was funny, what are the chances that me and a coworker had the very same court times for our tickets. LOL.  That was humorous.

I got the call into the Prosecutor’s office, and he told me he received a call about me yesterday and that today was my lucky day.  He then asked me how lucky I wanted to be.  I, of course, told him VERY LUCKY!!!  🙂 He said, “Ok, I’m going to dismiss your ticket.”  I thought, really??  I was, and am, incredibly grateful!!  I don’t really consider it luck though, I consider it answered prayer.

This prosecutor showed me GRACE!  I deserved the ticket, I did.  But he let me off.  WHEW…thank the Lord.  Now I do not have points, and I did not owe a thing.  God is gracious, even when we are undeserving!!

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Workout

I made my way to BodyBlade tonight, even though I wasn’t feeling so hot.  It was ok, cuz BodyBlade is a lot lower key than boot camp.  It was a good workout, just what my arms needed actually. 🙂

After that, I stopped by Planet Fitness to check them out.  A friend and I are considering going there in the mornings before work.  This means, I would be doing more of my workouts in the mornings versus evenings.  This would free up some of my evenings for me, which would be good.  However, I’d still have to go to boot camp and BodyBlade sometimes, cuz I just love those classes!

Carrot Cake Protein Bars

I just made a batch of carrot cake protein bars.  Oh man, is it smelling good in here!!  I probably shouldn’t dig in because I already had two of my chocolate ones a couple of hours ago.  Bummer.  Somehow you think cuz they are healthy, and protein you can justify eating the whole pan. LOL.

Gosh, I’ll be good I guess.  I’ll just dream about them as my morning snack tomorrow.  The way it smells in here though, I think my mouth is going to water all night! 😉

Oh, and I will post the recipe soon.

Goodnight all!

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Where has the time gone?

Hello All.  Happy sunny Monday to everyone!

I have really let the ball drop on my blogging.  I have been SO VERY BUSY!!!  I am going to try to be more consistent again.

I hope all of the mothers out there had a wonderful Mother’s Day.  I enjoyed a wonderful lunch with the family, celebrating my beautiful mom. 🙂

Workouts

My workouts have been going pretty well.  I haven’t gotten up early lately to work out before work. 😦 I need to get to it again, but have been up late doing some work and getting up that extra hour would kill me. LOL.

I have been consistently going to boot camp and BodyBlade.  I am really loving BodyBlade.  It’s definitely not as hard as boot camp, but you can tell it’s working some wonders on the arms! 😉

Eating

So, a friend and I are doing a plan our trainer gave us.  It involves a LOT of eating (good… I like eating!).   I actually started this plan back in August, but after about 6 mos or so was not as strict with it.  So… due to the fact that summer is rolling around soon, my friend and I decided to get more committed to our “eating right” again.

The Plan – You eat every 3 hours – This is intended to keep your metabolism going.  You are eating a TON of protein (your weight, in grams of protein) per day.

Here’s kinda how a typical day works:

  • 5:30 am – protein & complex carb
  • 8:30 am – protein & complex carb
  • 11:30 am – protein & complex carb
  • 2:30 pm – protein & veggie
  • 5:30 pm – protein & veggie
  • 7:30 or 8:30 – protein & veggie

You don’t want to eat anything two hours before bed.  You also get a CHEAT DAY!! 🙂  YAY!!!!

Sometimes it’s hard to stick to the every 3 hours, there’s days when you just simply cannot eat at your “allotted time.” That’s okay… but for the most part, you stick with the plan to keep the fire burnin’.

For me, this involves a lot of egg whites!  I hope my friends will tell me if I start bawking like a chicken! 😉

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The meals are very simple to plan (seriously think egg whites and whole grain toast or turkey sausage and a sweet potato), and easy to do…

It can get a little boring, but oh well.  It really is a healthy and clean way to eat.

So…

Questions of the Day:

  • If you are a mom, how was your Mother’s Day?
  • Do you follow some type of “eating plan” and if so, what is it?

 

 

 

Flax Bar

I came across my new favorite snack!  I was visiting The Better Health Store on Saturday (they have coupons for 15% off on Saturdays).

They had some samples there for an amazing and healthy, snack bar.  It’s called Flax Bar, it’s by Live Smart.

The chocolate one is my favorite! 😉

This bar is full of the good stuff (all ingredients you can pronounce).   It’s made with organic flax & oats.  It is vegan and wheat free.  It has up to 100% of daily omega-3 fatty acids.   AND… very low in calories!

I also LOVE the fact that it’s made in the USA, and only about 20 miles from me! 😉

 Last night’s workout

Last night’s workout was quite the challenge.  It was a “free night” at our gym.  We had a full house.  It was fun, we were doing some photos and such for the website.

First I did the boot camp class, which seemed harder than normal (maybe because I ate a semi-big dinner beforehand), and then BodyBlade.

It was fun to see new people give it all a whirl.   Some of us “regulars” were actually doing a bit of whining because they kicked our butt extra hard (probably for the photos – ha)!  All I can say is, my photo better look good or it ain’t goin’ on no website! 😉

I hope you all are having a fabulous Tuesday!

Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia

Happy Friday!

Yesterday’s boot camp and BodyBlade classes were brutal.  I made it through boot camp ok, but gosh my arms were so tired for BodyBlade.  That’s a good thing though, since my arms are what I really want to focus on toning!

 Morning Cardio & Breakfast

 I got up this morning and just did some light cardio. My legs were pretty sore from the three boot camps (3 days in a row mind you) this week, so I wanted to get some blood flowing to them for recovery, without pushing too much resistance.

I ended up doing the elliptical on level two for 33 minutes, and that seemed good enough!

I went back home and couldn’t wait to dig into my overnight oats. This morning I added chia seeds for some extra “Omega-3 punch”.

 Have you jumped on the “chia bandwagon”?

Chia Seeds are full of amazing health benefits!  Check out these stats…

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Chia seeds are said to:

  • Boost energy
  • Balance your blood sugar
  • Help clean your intestinal tract (high in fiber)
  • Aid in weight loss (the fiber keeps you fuller longer)
  • Reduce the risk of heart disease
  • Lower blood pressure

… and much more!

I am going to be doing more baking with these amazing seeds!  Can’t wait to try them in my muffins! 😉

Questions of the Morning:

  • Do you cook/bake with chia seeds?
  • What is your favorite chia seed recipe?

Day Dreaming

Happy Friday!

I made it through boot camp last night followed by BodyBlade. Thank goodness yesterday’s boot camp was all legs (glutes and saddlebags – Ha!). However, BodyBlade was arms of course. Seeing as my arms killed from Wednesday night’s boot camp, it was a little rough to say the least. And today, my forearm is killing me. I don’t think I’ve ever had a forearm hurt so bad. It is crazy! : (

I literally cannot lift my Brita water pitcher with my right arm in order to pour my water. No joke – It’s bad!!!

Can someone pour my water please?

5 Things NOT to eat before bed

This morning I heard on the radio some of the worst things you can eat before bed. Their list was comprised of:

  1. Ice Cream (of course, full of sugar and fat)
  2. Pasta (turns to fat – you are not burning it off)
  3. Candy Bar (who eats a candy bar before bed?)
  4. Celery (this is a weird one – I guess it is a diuretic so it keeps you up and running to the bathroom all night?!?)
  5. Coffee (obvious reasons)

Well, now that I know what to avoid, I am good to go right!? Or should I say, “good to sleep?”

Reminisce

Today I’ve been reminiscing about way way waaaaay back in… February (I know, usually when you Reminisce you go back years huh?) 😉

Today I am only going back two months… dreaming of my Bahamas vacation.

Gorgeous ocean views…

Window next to dinner table

Palm trees and shopping…

Nassau

Good times with good friends…

Atlantis…

Relaxing waterfalls

Healthy Food Dessert…


Oh to be back on the ship.. crusin’ the ocean… not a care in the world! (Other than, did I literally just eat all that??) 😉 It is so fun to daydream about the places you have been.

Questions of the day:

What is the guilty treat you find yourself ashamedly eating before bed?

What are you daydreaming about today?