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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Happy National Running Day!

Did you know that today is National Running Day?!

You didn’t?

Well, neither did I, until I received an email from Post Foods regarding the new Grape Nuts Fit, which I also wasn’t familiar with until I checked them out.

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‘Loaded with power-packed nutrition, Grape-Nuts Fit Granola is a nutritious way to fuel your everyday adventures. Combining granola, crunchy nuggets, cranberries, puffed barley, and a touch of natural vanilla flavor; every delicious serving contains 9g of protein and 30g of whole grain*.’

grapenutsSounds like a great post-workout snack, right?

While I’m not an avid runner, I do workout and I like to workout hard. I also enjoy mixing things up in the gym, to keep my body guessing and to continue seeing results. Now that I’m back at Renegade, I will train with them doing my favorite box jumps, rope waves, TRX, etc., and then I also will continue to go to Turbo, Spin class and lift!

No matter what workout you choose, it is important to remember to refuel your body. In order to repair your muscles properly, after a vigorous workout, they need to be replenished. Lucky for us, Grape-Nuts Fit can help us recharge with a healthy combination of carbs, fiber and protein to give your muscles the nutrients they need.

blog8In addition to the right foods, be sure you stay hydrated. Especially now that it’s Summer, and the temperature outside is hot and humid, aim to drink about 3 liters of water per day. Keeping enough fluids in your body, will help you from feeling hungry between meals, too. Don’t confuse dehydration for hunger!!

Lastly, rest up! Be sure you’re getting ample amounts of sleep each night, so that you don’t feel sluggish during the day and can accomplish everything you need to with ease and still get that workout in!

For morning information on Grape Nuts Fit, head here and if you’re curious about National Running Day, you can find more information here.

Are you celebrating today?!


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