Loving myself, lot’s of smoothies, & ready for winter break!

Good morning and Happy Sunday! I have really been slacking on the whole blog thing, but finals are over with it and it is officially winter break – so here I am! I’m not really sure where to start this recap since it’s been a while, so let’s just start at a random Thursday a few weeks ago.

The morning began like all mornings – with over 32 fruits and vegetables + plus my plant-based omegas! 🙂

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I had to head in to work for a few hours that day before I had class in the afternoon.

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I have been staying with my parents lately since I love being with them all the time around the Holiday season. I made everyone the Blue Apron meal in my parent’s fridge which was salsa verde pork chops, broccoli, and roasted potatoes (except I made sweet potatoes for myself!). It turned out really good.

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Friday morning began with my favorite Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake! (1 scoop JP+ Chocolate complete, 2 T peanut butter powered, 1 T cocoa powder, frozen banana, ice, almond milk.)

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I had to work most of the day and didn’t get home until around 4:30. While the rest of my family settled for pizza, I roasted a sweet potato, sautéed an apple in some cinnamon, and topped it all with a scoop of PB and a little granola.

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My mom also made Chocolate Peanut Butter Buckeyes for my brother. 🙂 Don’t they look sinful?

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Saturday morning started bright and early thanks to my favorite guy – then we headed out for out longest run together! I haven’t run that long in a LONG time but I was feeling good so we just kept going. In was super proud of him!

I cooled down with frozen banana bread protein “nice-cream”. (1 frozen banana, cinnamon, walnuts, almond milk, and 1 scoop JP+ vanilla complete)

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I took a long shower, put on my sweat pants, and spent the rest of the day curled up watching Christmas movies.

Sunday morning I woke up early to get ready to teach my Sunday school group.

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While I was in church, I started thinking about how 2018 really has been so different for me…

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In March of 2018 I would have told you I felt lost in my life. I didn’t like who I was, I had zero self-confidence, I strived for a form of perfection I couldn’t reach, I was immature, and I was lonely. In May of 2018 I still lacked self-confidence, I was still striving for some form of perfection, I felt like I was making mistake after mistake and I couldn’t see where God was leading me. In August of 2018 something inside of me caught on fire – I started reading self-development books, I started journaling about what I was grateful for, I wrote down all the traits I wanted in my future husband & told myself I wouldn’t settle for anything less than someone who could make me laugh & loved Jesus above all else. In October of 2018 I took a leap of faith of & headed to Tampa to attend a conference for a company I only knew a little about (I only knew I loved the products!). I grew closer to a community of people who loved wellness and loved me for ME! In November of 2018 I looked in the mirror and I liked what I saw (this is not to sound narcissistic!) It has taken 22 years to love who I am. And so, I am here in December of 2018 so thankful for where God has me right at this very minute.⭐️ 

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After making a little snack, I hopped on a conference call with my sweetest friends Holly and Natalie to talk business! I love that I can work anywhere – including the comfort of my own home most days.

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After running a few errands with my parents, I made some sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, and had a few Skinny Pop popcorn cakes for dinner. (I dipped the sweet potatoes in chocolate peanut butter powder and it was the best decision!)

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Monday morning I didn’t have to be at work until 11:30 so I got to enjoy a slow morning of coffee and a quick run with this little guy!

Followed by my banana bread protein smoothie. 🙂

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I had to work all day, nanny until 6, and then rush to meet my group at Starbucks to prepare for our final presentation that was on Tuesday.

Tuesday morning I woke up early to make myself look all pretty and presentable for my group’s project. We had to looked professional since we were presenting a grant to a panel. I also drank a chocolate protein shake! (1 frozen banana, 1 scoop JP+ chocolate plant protein, and almond milk)

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After my presentation I was exhausted. What is it about public speaking that makes you so tired? Or is it just me? I went on a quick walk with Owen to get some fresh air and stretch my legs after being inside all day.

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I also roasted A TON of vegetables to eat. 🙂

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Dinner: veggies, sauerkraut, 1/2 a chicken burger, and guacamole.

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Wednesday morning I went to work and then took my last final of the semester!! I was very excited to be done in case you couldn’t tell by this picture…

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Also, special thank you to Banza pasta for sending me a little package ❤

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Thursday I worked until 1 and then came home to go on a run with Owen. The weather was in the 60’s and beautiful – I tried to get these two to get pictures with me. Haha!

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For dinner I had a giant plate of roasted vegetables! My favorite!

Friday was all about work and then getting ready for a Christmas party at my parent’s company! Someone told me “Hey! I should have worn my ugly Christmas sweater too!” and I said “ummm, what do you mean? this is a pretty sweater!”

haha!

Saturday morning I woke up and made mini paleo pancakes and eggs for my parents and I 🙂

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After letting my food digest, I headed out for a quick 4.5 mile run with Owen. Followed by a THICK smoothie! The rest of the afternoon was spent wrapping Christmas presents and laying down watching Christmas movies!

That’s all I got this week ❤

I hope you have a wonderful day!!!