Finally! I’m Back!

Okay, so I’ve been gone since January and it’s been a pain!


I came home from a conference in Atlanta in January and my laptop (of 5 years) would not turn on! My brother, a computer whiz, told me it was not going to ever work again (sad) and the laptop was NOT worth any fixes. As soon as I heard those words, blogging was the only thing on my mind. I need my Windows Live Writer!!!! It’s not that much fun of an experience to blog on my Samsung Galaxy. I tried…didn’t go so well.

Anyhow, my birthday is in 3 days, and my wonderful parents, brother, and grandmom gave me an early gift! When you get older, you really only need 1 thing and 1 thing only. So, laptop it is! I’m very, very, thankful!

I got an HP-Pavillion 17” laptop with Windows 8….and it is AMAZING! I hope it stays this awesome for 5 years or so!

HP - Pavilion 17.3" Laptop - 4GB Memory - 750GB Hard Drive - Anodized Silver - Larger FrontHP - Pavilion 17.3" Laptop - 4GB Memory - 750GB Hard Drive - Anodized Silver - Alternate View 3

I’m just really glad to be back on the blogging wagon. Being stuck in the mud for 4 months is so crappy!

ENOUGH! Let’s get onto some food and workouts! Oh, and a little update on IIN.



For last night’s dinner, I found this recipe on Pinterest and not only did I Pin it, I actually baked it! I made a couple of changes like…omitting the bacon and changing the Gruyere cheese to Parmesan. Mine didn’t look as fabulous as Lindsay’s though Sad smile

Creamy Chicken Quinoa and Broccoli Casserole - real food meets comfort food. From scratch, quick and easy, 350 calories. |


Creamy Quinoa + Chicken & Broccoli Casserole with Parmesan Cheese! Clean enough for me!




I did a 4 mile run + a workout after (before I ate.)


Breakfast (this morning)


We juiced this morning and I enjoyed mine outside on the deck! So refreshing!

Here’s what we juiced:

  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Kale
  • 1/2 Pear
  • 3/4 Grapefruit
  • 1 Red Beet



School has been great so far. I’m only on Module 8 (week 8), but so far, so good! I love all the videos, assignments, and quizzes! And I’ve been taking lots of notes and stuffing them in this note journal.


This time next year, I will be 8 weeks out of school and helping others live out a healthy lifestyle! Gonna be the best job ever! Such an exciting thought.

Bible Verse of the Day

1 Peter 1:3 KJV

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead”



You guys be blessed and I’m so thankful I can begin sharing my workouts, thoughts, recipes, and nutrition school with you again!