Weekly Recap: Creating new recipes, a new job, & new intentions!

Running a bit behind on this recap and this is how I am feeling…

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TIRED. The 3-day weekend did not leave me feeling rested. Instead, I just feel behind.

Okay, enough of the negativity. Let’s go back to last Thursday OK? ok.

Last Thursday I woke up TIRED (okay, I have been tired since last Thursday…) because I woke up at 3 a.m. to Owen barking up a storm. I noticed lights flashing in and out of my window and assumed it was thunder…but then I didn’t hear any rain. All of the sudden I heard men’s voices and then the static of a walkie-talkie. I looked on my phone at the camera’s set up around the house and noticed the flashlights flashing all over the backyard. I also noticed a man running down the street on the front camera…yeah, I didn’t get much sleep after that. I don’t remember not hearing the voices anymore but I did file a police report just in case.

I was really hoping a thick green smoothie would wake me up a little bit!

I spent most of the morning at work and then had class until 5. I took Owen on a long walk and came home to make pesto chickpea pasta with arugula and a veggie burger.

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I also worked on a healthy cookie dough recipe for the blog! Also, how cute is Owen and his toy?

The next morning I took Owen on a long dog walk and made myself some oatmeal. There really is nothing quite like a big bowl of oats.

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I also had a job interview that morning. You are looking at the newest Student Wellness Program Coordinator on my campus! Along with my internship, the kind of work I will be doing for this job is exactly what I want to be doing when I graduate.

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After my interview and working for a few hours, I came home to enjoy some leftovers and read my book before I had to walk to class.

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After class and working at the club fair on campus, I raced home to make a smoothie bowl for dinner before an event I was attending that night. I went to an event called the Power of Your Plate where my friend and Registered Dietitian Jennifer Turner discussed the power of fruits and vegetables.

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After reading more of my book that night, I promptly fell asleep around 10!

I woke up the next morning feeling refreshed and ready for the 3-day weekend. Of course, I had a green smoothie to kick-start the day.

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After working for a few hours in the morning, my mom and I went to Griff’s Deli for lunch. I had the Griff’s special salad and it is by far my favorite salad EVER.

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I worked for a few more hours after lunch, came home to take Owen on a long dog walk, and then curled up on the couch with a bog bowl of vegetables and my book. A cozy Friday night in was just what I needed!

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I went to bed early and woke up around 6 to take Owen over to the stadiums. We ran over from my house and I did the stadiums down and back followed by a mix of push-ups and sit-ups between each stair set.

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This little guy cheered me on the whole time (AKA: barked non-stop for fear I was not going to return to him! haha)

We walked back home (and boy were my legs jello!!!) and I whipped up a big bowl of blueberry muffin oatmeal.

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I spent the rest of the morning deep cleaning my room and different parts of the house. By 11:30 I was more than ready for a refreshing green smoothie to enjoy for lunch. I showered and snuggled up with my book for a few hours.

I can’t wait for my rug to come in! Then my room will look more complete. ❤

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Also, how adorable is this drawing of Owen I received? Message me if you want details on the girl who made this! She is so talented and can create beautiful prints of your animals!

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After grocery shopping, cleaning some more, and watching New Girl, I snuggled up in my chair to eat a dinner of eggs, vegetables, and apples.

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Sunday morning I was up bright and early and spent most of the morning reading until it was time to go to Church. Once Church got out, I raced back to my parents to whip up a green smoothie bowl for brunch. I also worked on my September intentions. ❤

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Owen and I snuggled up on the couch after that and watched movies with my sister.

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A few hours later, I was feeling inspired and decided to head into the kitchen to whip up some gluten-free donuts. I am also perfecting this recipe and can’t wait to share it with you all!

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For dinner that night my mom made hamburgers and I made sweet potato fries. I love throwing a hamburger on a bed of lettuce and making it a salad. We spent the rest of the evening watching James Bond and hanging out as a family.

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Monday morning I woke up (so glad that is was Labor Day!) and made some coffee. I was also so excited because my mom shipped in bagels from New York and OHMYGOODNESS they were incredible. I had an everything bagel with homemade hummus, eggs, turkey bacon, spinach, and tomato. These bagels were so doughy and filling I could only eat half!

After laying around the house, reading, and watching the Kardashians with Danica, I made banana nicecream for lunch. (2 frozen banana, cacao powder, peanut butter powder – BLEND!) and topped it with my homemade donut and granola.

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After doing some afternoon babysitting, I came home around 7 to make a quick dinner: roasted vegetables and a veggie burger topped with mustard and sauerkraut.

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I also worked on ANOTHER recipe for you all and put the leftover batter on top of some sautéed apples. Perfection!!! ❤

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That’s all I got this week! I am staying super busy with everything going on in my life, but never fear- I will have 3 new dessert recipes to share with you all soon. ❤

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