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! 🙂
I had to head in to work for a few hours that day before I had class in the afternoon.
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.
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.)
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.
My mom also made Chocolate Peanut Butter Buckeyes for my brother. 🙂 Don’t they look sinful?
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)
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.
While I was in church, I started thinking about how 2018 really has been so different for me…
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.⭐️
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.
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!)
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. 🙂
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)
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.
I also roasted A TON of vegetables to eat. 🙂
Dinner: veggies, sauerkraut, 1/2 a chicken burger, and guacamole.
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…
Also, special thank you to Banza pasta for sending me a little package <3
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!
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!”
Saturday morning I woke up and made mini paleo pancakes and eggs for my parents and I 🙂
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 <3
I hope you have a wonderful day!!!
Okayyy these pictures of you are TOOO cute. I cannot handle it ! And I loved reading your transformation story <3 Thank you for sharing- seriously inspirational & motivating. Thankful to know you! You are a LIGHT . xo
Oh my goodness you are so sweet!!! I love that this blogging world brings people together who never would have known each other!! So happy we found each others blogs. 🙂 xoxo
Me tooooo, girl!!! <3
Oh yum!! All of the food in this post looks so great. I love that photo of Owen licking you and your brow skirt outfit is so darn cute! It was beautiful to read that you are finally giving yourself the love you deserve! ♡
You are so sweet!! Thank you for your comment. <3