I Feel Most Awkward When…

I’m at the post office

I think its just me…I don’t know why. But I try to avoid the post office.

I’m running strides in the grass

Running strides in the grass is just so awkward. Any other runners feel me here?

I’m either overdressed or underdressed

This one, I feel like a lot of people feel awkward about. But I can NOT stand it if I’m wearing something really nice and everyone else is wearing nike shorts and tshirts. Just no.

I’m Plie squatting

I make sure I do these when there is no one around. I even find these awkward to do when I’m alone. I rarely do these.

When people sing Happy Birthday to me

I don’t know what to do. Am I supposed to sing too or just smile? Because I don’t want to just stand there smiling. And singing to myself is kind of weird. Don’t you think?

Asking for fresh slice lunch meat.

I don’t even know.

Wearing a helmet

I rarely ride a bike or horse back ride…why? Because I HATE helmets.

Alright, that was fun.

  • Tell me something where you feel most awkward!

Taking a Break

Hey loves!

I took a break over the weekend and yesterday to just step away from the blogging world. I was in it all last week and I knew my brain just needed a break. It still does, but I thought I would pop in and blog just a little.

Friday we headed over to Costco and Earthfare to do a little grocery shopping…and we also stopped at Jason’s Deli to devour their salad bar.

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Look, their salad bar rocks…its got all kind of stuff.

And every time we go to Earthfare, we get a cold Zevia to drink on the way back home. It’s just a thing.

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Saturday I decided to spend my weekend eating clean whole foods…and that is what I did.

I started with a spinach, kale and banana smoothie and then a really good workout!

Lunch I had yogurt and almond butter with apple slices.

Then I took my sister to Forever 21 to find her a dress for homecoming.

When I got back my older sister and her husband were at the house.

While everyone else was eating hot dogs, I ate broccoli, eggs, peas, and onions topped with sauerkraut

 

Sunday, I started with another green smoothie

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Hey y’all!

We got ready for church (I BROUGHT OUT THE BOOTS!!!) Oh yeahhhIMG_20130922_094904

Church was just so, so, so powerful Sunday. So happy I was there!

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Lunch/dinner was pretty great…mostly the same at Saturday’s except no egg, but chicken!

So not a super special weekend or anything except I’m quite proud of myself eating so clean over those two days. I’m actually still doing it because I began to feel so good from all the veggies, fruits, and good proteins, no packaged crap.

I’m still drinking green smoothies and eating lighter. Except I might have had my fair share of almonds.

Anyway, you all have a great Tuesday!

Questions:

  • What did you do over the weekend?
  • What’s your go-to-throw-together-in-a-bowl meal?
  • Do you ever take a break from the blog world?

Fashion, Faves, & Facts

Hey all! It’s Friday…I wish another spontaneous beach trip would happen again!

But, let’s be realistic here…not happening!

So, I’m planning on a long run today because Saturday is going to be rain FILLED! Which is not what I was hoping. Blah

Today’s post is extremely random. I found some interesting things I wanted to share and that’s all! Haha so nothing super special. I wish!

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I was looking through old pictures on my computer and found my Claire’s Jewelry Style Blogging photos from Winter in 2012 and last year’s TG and XMAS albums. You don’t even know how excited I am for the weather to be cold enough to wear things like this…

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And just so you know, when I styled blogged for CJ, I had to do all my own pictures (taken mostly by my mom and sister) and model outfits…not something I usually did. It was definitely out of my comfort zone.

So I tried to mostly stand and smile:

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I LOVE this sweater (still have it hehe) and I can’t wait to pull it out again as soon as it gets in the…50’s!!!!

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If a running jacket has thumbholes, it immediately gets a 5 out 5 star rating!

The pink one here, is from Lululemon!

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And can’t wait to pull out the scarves and vests/jackets! Two or my favorite clothing pieces in the Fall/Winter…I will pretty much stock up on them and wear them over and over again.

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Hot chocolate and XMAS lights? Um, yes please!

But for now, I’m still wearing flip flops Sad smile

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(Taken yesterday before I went to go my hair cut! Finally)

Onto…

FAVORITES

I’m loving me some clean chocolate 2 minute fudge from the Purely TwinsIMG_20130919_113025

You can check out the recipe for the fudge by clicking —>> Here!

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The first bowl of chili of many more to come. We made a yummy White Chili with organic chicken broth last night. It was delish! I also made a clean/healthy Cornbread that I must make again and share the recipe because we all LOVED it. It was super moist, dense, soft, etc, etc…

^^^This box of Stevia and natural sweeteners to just experiment with, from NuNaturals! Already experimenting and can not wait to make more things! I really want to make some sort of sugar free chocolate peppermint fudge with the peppermint stevia extract!

And also, sometime in the future, look out for a giveaway! (YAY)

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I don’t have bad oily skin or anything, but the way this Covergirl Oil Control Foundation (Classic Ivory) applies on my face, makes me love it so much! Its such a fave. I’ve been using is since sometime last year.

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I recently found out that Alabama Bloggers had a FB page, and when they let me join I have been able to find some other running/healthy living/fitness/interesting blogs in AL that I had no idea about! So this is definitely something I’m liking.

If you haven’t, see if your there’s a Blogging Network for your state or city/county! Seriously, its so supporting!

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Speaking of support…you know who your biggest supporter is? GOD! He wants us to succeed, to do great things, to push through negativity and to look to him for guidance. This book written by Judy Jacobs (who I’ve been listening to since I was like 8 years old), You are Anointed For This, is so good. I love getting my Bible out while reading the book and just soaking in His word.

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And I can never, ever, ever, ever, get tired of Zevia! I have yet to try all the flavors, working on that! 

I love the new Stonyfield #FightPesticides GO ORGANIC video! I have become so aware of how much stuff (yogurt, cookies, a taco at chipotle, a can of corn, an apple from the market) has horrible PESTICIDES or is GMO. The wonderful thing about Stonyfield, is that they are completely against that! So, if I’m going to eat yogurt, I’m eating Stonyfield Organic. I’m also on the lookout for: ORGANIC chicken, turkey, beef (grass fed beef thank you) and vegetables, cage free organic eggs, and trying not to eat too many boxed things unless it has minimal ingredients that I KNOW OF! Just spreading the word!

FACT: The European Union has banned over 1,300 chemicals since 1976 and the US has only banned 11

FACT: It’s estimated that 85% or more of our grocery store contains GMOs and in Europe it’s only 5%

LINKS

 

Questions:

  • Favorite Fall fashion item?
  • Have you had any soup, stew, or chili yet?
  • How are you #FIGHTINGPESTICIDES?
  • Did you like any of the links I listed above?