How The Week Went Down + MixMyOwn Review

Hello and TGIF!

Thankfully, it’s been a MUCH better week and it flew by, which is even better. Today, I get to leave work at 3:00 p.m. with the Marketing Department for a ‘Creative Thinking’ Happy Hour. Works for me. I’m pretty sure the vodka will make me much more creative. ;)

The weekend brings friend and family time, a couple parties, rooftop pool party and the best of all…FOOTBALL! Where are my football fans? Go IRISH!

Anyway, here’s how the week went down.


I didn’t take many pictures. I’m still just not in super blogger mode and I haven’t been very dedicated to making it a priority. I know that slowly things will get back to normal.


blog2There was the usual eggs, lots of salads, Shakeology and some hummus with pita one night. Remember how I mentioned that I’m kind of sick of eggs? Well MixMyOwn couldn’t have contacted me at a better time! More on that in a minute.

I went over to Ashley’s one evening and we made blackened tilapia and buffalo cauliflower, which was so delish. I need to be better about having fish more often.



I went for a run yesterday. I’m so not a runner. But, I covered almost three miles on my lunch hour and it was kind of fantastic!


I’m still sore from my upper body lift on Wednesday – love it – and the lower workout was just as good!

Monday: Lower Body
Tuesday: Elliptical Intervals
Wednesday: Upper Body
Thursday: Cardio FIX (21 Day Fix workout) + light jog > ended up running
Friday: Dirty 30 + Cardio
Saturday: TBD
Sunday: Rest or light cardio

I’d love to get to the gym for Live Turbo on Saturday, but it’ll depend how my evening goes tonight!



A couple weeks ago, Klara, the owner, along with her fiance, David, of MixMyOwn contacted me in regard to trying out and writing a review for the products they offer. MixMyOwn is a website where you can create your own cereal with all the fixings you could imagine!

I loved all the options and it was so hard to choose what I wanted, but here’s what I ended up with in the Focused To Be Fit Mix!


So yum, right?!

I had it the other day with almond milk, but I think it’d be just as good on yogurt!


If you’re bored with breakfast, or need a new snack in your life, definitely check out MixMyOwn and create your own awesome mix!

Thanks so much for the opportunity, Klara!

My mix was provided to me for free, from MixMyOwn, but the opinions expressed here are all my own.

Have a great, long, weekend!!!


Weekend. Whereabouts. Weekly Plan

Oh hi!

As you may have noticed, I haven’t blogged in over a week. Last week was one of the longest, shittiest weeks I’ve had in a while. I don’t want to get into specifics, but I assume you’ll eventually catch onto what is different.

My life has changed so much over just the last three months. Some good and some bad, but everything is a learning experience and a chance to grow stronger.

…enough on that.

My weekend was busy and filled with fun times with so many people I enjoy being around.


I had taken the day off work and used the time to clean, organize, and spend some time with my girlfriends. Eventually, I met up with my friend, Emily and her boyfriend, as well as, my friend Brittany for some happy hour drinks.

I made my way from one place to the next to meet up with my sister and our friend, Kayla. We enjoyed some much needed beers and laughs outside on the patio!



I couldn’t sleep in, so I made plans to workout and get coffee with Ashley. TurboFire + Starbucks is a great way to start the day!

blog1Once home, I showered and got ready to head downtown to support my colleagues in a fundraiser volleyball tournament. It was so hot and sticky out!

blog2After the tournament, I laid in the sun, relaxed a bit and then got ready to go to head to the German American Festival with a group of people.


It was a good time, but packed with people and so many long lines!

We called it a night around midnight. It was a long day in the hot weather.


I was up early again and decided to just hit the gym. I need a good sweat!! After some E&E, I got my cardio on.


After about 45 minutes, I cooled down and rushed home to shower and get ready for my friend, Angela’s, wedding shower. It was decorated so adorable in the nautical theme. I made a plate of food and watched her open the gifts. It was so nice being with all of the girls and of course, we coordinated in ‘nautical’ colors. No idea why I look like a schmegal in this picture….

blog6It wrapped up quickly and once home, I decided to relax in the backyard for a bit. Eventually I made my way to a family friends pool to end the weekend.

Talk about jam packed!!

I’m all about keeping busy and spending time with friends right now!

This week brings some planning for my friends wedding, a Mud Hens game, usual girls night and a long weekend ahead!!

As far as food and fitness goes, here’s what I have in mind.


Monday: Lower Body
Tuesday: Elliptical Intervals
Wednesday: Upper Body
Thursday: Cardio FIX (21 Day Fix workout) + light jog
Friday: Dirty 30 + Cardio
Saturday: TBD
Sunday: Rest or light cardio


I snagged a few items from the grocery store, which are not the ‘usuals’, for the week (i.e. spinach, cuc, almond milk, chicken, eggs, etc.).


Meals won’t look much different than you’re used to seeing. Breakfast is eggs with spinach…

blog7Lunch has been wraps recently and dinner is typically a salad, with an exception to the tilapia I’m making tonight!

blog8I’m hoping to be posting on a more regular schedule. I have a product review coming up and perhaps more fashion, so stay tuned!!


How The Week Went Down

Hello, hello and Happy Friday!

It was another super quick week. It’s scary how fast the days are passing. This morning it was 51 degrees when I left my house at 7:00 a.m….I’m not ready for the cold!! I feel like winter just left us. Ugh!

We’ve been having some very Fall-like weather and I’m enjoying that – 70 and sunny is amazing!

After work, I’m headed back to Cleveland again to spend the weekend with Dan. He has to work for a bit on Saturday, so I’ll enjoy some ‘me’ time and a good workout before meeting up with him for lunch! The rest of the weekend is unplanned again, which is great with me – I’ve been enjoying winging it.

Here’s a quick recap of how the week went down. 



After getting sushi with Dan last Sunday, I was craving it again in a bad way. I talked Ashley into going with me to get more on Tuesday. That stuff is addicting!!! I also ate a lot of wraps, eggs, and salads, as well as, some overnight oats, which I hadn’t had in forever! Those veg tacos were also a fave – I made them for dinner on Monday and took leftovers for lunch on Tuesday.

blog1Banana with peanut butter is my go-to snack right now. Is there anything more delicious??

For dinner tonight, I packed Spicy Chipotle Chicken Sausage that I snagged from Whole Foods  - I can’t wait to try them.


Ok – crazy as it may be for me – I’m addicted to morning workouts!!!! Previously, I was really enjoying them, but now, I PREFER them!

It’s a glorious thing…

blog2Emily and I came in to workout at 6:15 a.m. three time this week. We did FIX Lower DVD, HIIT 20 + Abs, and Johnson and Johnson 21 Minute Cardio Blast, which we added burpees and push-ups to.

I also got in an awesome upper body workout yesterday and some elliptical intervals earlier this week.

I can’t tell you the last time I went to the gym AFTER work to workout and it has been simply amazing having my evenings free. Additionally, with my new job, I’m exhausted by 5:00 p.m.  and the thought of going to the gym is horrendous. By completing my workout in the mornings, I have no choice to skip – it’s win-win!


It’s been a LONG time since I’ve done any fashion fun. Here are a few outfits from recently…


Things I’m loving…

  • Brown Guess wedges from DSW
  • Color Blocking
  • White pants
  • Navy + Mint
  • Pencil Skirts

I received a mystery offer from Express that ended up being $100 off $200 PLUS I had a $15 off reward… I mean, how could I not?? Here are the goods I ended up with…



I also got an additional, unpictured, tee and tank. So, 7 items, including jeans, for $100! I’ll certainly take it.