Weekend + Week Ahead

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Monday already and holy cow….it’s August!! Someone make Summer slow down. It was in the low 60’s this morning and it made me anxious for football! While I’m not ready to see Summer go, I am excited for football Saturdays to be back. :)

The weekend was low key for the most part. Ashley and I grabbed a drink on a patio while waiting for salads to take home on Friday. We watched ‘Focus’ with Will Smith – it was pretty good – and crashed early.

Saturday, I was up and off to Renegade by 8:00. I had a talk with one of my trainers about goal setting and committing to getting back to goal weight. I set a long term goal and then each week I’m going to set a smaller one. This week is no white carbs!

I’m excited to re-focus and get back on the train. I’m tired of feeling uncomfortable!

When I got home I made eggs with butternut squash and greens – delish! I also grabbed a plain iced coffee to bring along grocery shopping.

blog6I loaded up on tons of veggies, eggs and chicken for the week.

Once home, I showered and headed out to meet my mom and sister to take my cousin to the zoo. It. Was. Insane. I can’t believe people do that for fun. It was so packed.

blog4Saturday night, Ashley and I headed downtown to have some drinks and meet my aunt and uncle out for a bit.

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blog3It was good seeing them and catching up. I haven’t seen them in months!

blog1Sunday I slept in and then got moving to head up to the pool. It was gorgeous out. My parents came along and so did some friends. It was a fun afternoon!

blog2I got home and took a baby nap and then got ready for the week. Here’s the workout plan:

Weekly Workout Schedule: 

Monday – Turbo
Tuesday – Upper + Spin
Wednesday – Renegade
Thursday – Renegade
Friday – Legs + Cardio
Saturday – Cardio
Sunday – Rest

I’m looking forward to going hard all week and eating clean. Friday I’m going to visit my friend, Mandy, who just had a baby and on Saturday my friends, Emily and Ryan, are getting married – I can’t wait to celebrate with them!

I’m making a spaghetti squash pizza Tuesday and will share the recipe later this week!


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Girls Night Go- To! {Blue Diamond Almonds “Artisan Nut Thins”}

[This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds]

TGIF, lovelies!

This week was a tad bit slow for me, but one thing that always makes the week better… Girls Night!! I love getting together with the girls, pouring a glass of wine and chick-chatting about everything and anything – we could sit there for hours!

Since Blue Diamond sent me the new Artisan Nut Thins to try, I knew they’d make a great addition to our snack table! We don’t mess around. :)

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 I love how crispy these are with the perfect amount of saltiness. The girls all raved about them, too.

blog1I paired them with Spinach Artichoke Dip and they were stellar. I will certainly use these in the future over regular chips for sure.

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The nutrition facts are great and they come in five different flavors:

  • Multi-Seed
  • Flax Seed
  • Sesame Seed
  • Chia Seed
  • Asiago Cheese

Yes, Asiago Cheese!!

Here is the nutrition information for the Flax Seed kind, which I had.

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Almonds are such a great food with such a vast array of uses. I’m seeing more and more products being re-created with almonds as the base – it’s great!

I would highly recommend checking these Artisan crackers out. In addition to the 5 flavors above, there are also 8 delicious looking Nut Thins flavors, too. I think I need to get my hands on the Pepper Jack Cheese…am I right?!

For more information, head to the Blue Diamond website or Facebook page.


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Please Send Sleep

HI!!

How are you?! I know. It’s been almost two months since I’ve posted anything. Summer semester was INSANE and then recently, I just haven’t felt very motivated to post because I haven’t been doing anything to be considered ‘Focused To Be Fit’.

I have been having an AMAZING Summer, though! I’m so grateful to have the means to be able to travel and participate in so many events during the week and weekend!

Between vacations (Florida last month and Texas next month), to concerts (Sam Hunt and Christina Perri), to bachelorette parties, going to Put in Bay, and enjoying days pool side and nights out — things have been crazy!

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While I haven’t been super diligent about workouts and healthy eating, I have been enjoying life so, so much! We just always have such a good time and Ashley and I have taken on a carefree attitude and keep trying to fit in as much as possible! We figure, we might as well do it now, right?!

After Texas in August things should calm down a bit. School starts back up August 24, so that’ll be a rude awakening  for me. It’s been so nice not having to worry about assignments and exams, but I know I’ll get back into a groove.

Speaking of getting back into a groove, my workout schedule is slowly heading in the right direction. I’m working with Jen, at Renegade, to get back on track. I’m logging in myFitness pal and checking in with her. I explained that my social life isn’t going to stop, so we need a realistic plan. We’re working on a compromise! I feel good about this new start and am looking forward to finding my willpower again.

My eats are good during the week and I typically take time to meal prep on Sunday or Monday. Last night, I made turkey burgers, turkey sausage, eggs, and salads to have for lunches.

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I feel so much better when I have things to grab and go!

Moving forward I’m going to try to do a better job of posting and updating on here. Now that the shenanigans are slowing down, it should be easier!

Thanks for sticking around with me!

Tell me, how’s your Summer? What’s the best thing you’ve done so far? What would you want to see more of in the return of F2BF?!


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