Happy thinking out loud Thursday friends!
I’ve got a fun twist planned for today’s random shenanigans, so I hope you enjoy the break from the norm! I’m calling this post “Firsts, Frequents & Finally” for a reason – and I won’t tell ya’ll how long it took me to come up with that title because it’s pretty embarassing 😉
Alright – onward to the random fun!
I was beyond honored this week when Emily invited me to share a little bit of my story as well as how I deal with gym comparissons on her blog. It was my very first time ever doing a podcast and I must say – it was a ton of fun! Now I can officially say that I’m on iTunes – how cool is that? 😉
If you want to check out the interview, either head on over to Emily’s blog here or look up the podcast on iTunes [Beauty in Christ].
Another first for me this week came in the form of nut butters! It’s actually been a really long time since I’ve branched out on the nut butter tree [I typically stick to the plain, basic variety] however Emily gifted me Buddy’s for my birthday [you sweet girl you!] and then I picked myself up the flaxseed butter as well as the caramel almond butter this past weekend.
While the flaxseed butter is super crazy creamy, it isn’t that great tasting on it’s own. In oatmeal however? AMAZING. And the other two are freaking incredible. If you guys happen to see those suckers in store near you, pick them up! I’ve been enjoying them by the spoonful 🙂
A few weeks back I shared my newest favorite smoothie concoction, Chocolate Beet Smoothie, and since then I’ve been drinking it in some variety almost daily.
Lately I’ve been tossing in some fresh blackberries to the mixture while cutting back the cocoa powder. It’s stinking amazing guys! I’m telling you – my veggie intake is off the charts these days thanks to all the smoothies I’ve been drinking. Remember my Immune Boosting Smoothie with the hidden red bell pepper? That’s another favorite of mine that has been in the rotation! Just can’t get enough 🙂
It’s taken some time but I’ve finally been bitten by the oatmeal bug this winter season. And now I can’t seem to stop eating it.
egg white oats with cinnamon, chia seeds, pecans & blackberries
With the weather being as dreary and cold as it has been lately I’ve been reaching more and more for foods of comfort. And I don’t know about you guys, but oatmeal is pretty dang comforting to me. There’s something about warming up from the inside out that makes my soul happy. Or maybe that’s just my belly 😉
I sort of dropped the ball on getting you guys some workouts every so often, didn’t I? To be honest the weather here has not been very cooperative and my house doesn’t have the best space [or light] for indoor shoots. I’m trying really hard to put something together though because I’ve got sooo many ideas in my head!
And just a fair warning, many of those ideas involve burpees and tuck jumps. Just sayin’ 😉
So I should finally have some sort of workout to you guys by next month now that it looks like we are going to be getting a few days of sunshine this week. Fingers crossed!
I’ve been wanting a skillet for ages now and only just finally got one, so be on the lookout for all things skillet related coming your way! And I’m only sort of kidding – I’ve already got two recipes lined up using this bad boy, one of which is the below delicious concoction. Stay tuned!
Is anyone opposed to a week long skillet cookie segment on the blog? Because I’m seriously considering it. Ok so I’m not really, but you can’t tell me that wouldn’t be one amazing week to be a part of!
And last but not least…
It was just brought to my attention that you guys have not been getting the replies I’ve been sending in regards to your comments, which really saddens me because I don’t want you guys to think that I don’t read every comment and appreciate you for taking the time to reach out!! I do my best to respond to each one, which is why it is so majorly sad that you guys don’t get notified. Can someone point me in the right direction for a comment reply plug in? I have one called “Comment Reply Notification” but it says it hasn’t been tested with my current theme, so maybe it isn’t compatible. Anyone have some suggestions for me?
Give me a First, Frequent and Finally for your week!