Thinking Out Loud Thursday #2

Hey everyone! Thursday already? One step closer to Fall. Yes!

Jumping right into Thinking Out Loud Thursday with Amanda at Running With Spoons and it’s gonna get random!

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1. I’m officially halfway through nutrition school! I’ll be certified this coming week and I’m pretty excited to start health coaching. If you want to learn more about what I do or where to sign up, you can go to my website, The Body Method and learn more there!

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2. When I graduate in February 2015, I’m going to be jumping right into studying to be a Personal Trainer, which is realllllly exciting to me!

3. My dream is to open a health and fitness studio in either Denver, Charlotte, or somewhere close to Manhattan Beach. We’ll see what happens!

4. Um, my first published article is in Fit & Well Magazine! I talked about them a while back when I posted on some of my favorite brands. A couple months ago when I was at the beach, Alison who is the editor or Fit & Well, reached out to me about writing an article for the magazine. I was like…

I don't usually post cute stuff just cause it's cute, but come on-look at this face and those legs!! 

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5. I want my hair to look like this…

Long Layered hair with caramel highlights

6. Why are Clif Bars so freaking good? They make the perfect dessert when warmed up for like 5-8 seconds in the microwave. A trick I learned from Karena from Tone It Up, back in the day.

7. Speaking of Tone It Up, I want to share a quick fact. These girls are my inspiration, motivation, and sometimes I feel like it owe it to them. I would probably not be where I am today without Karena & Katrina. They got me hooked on healthy living, realizing that fitness can be fun, which helped me discover my love for helping people with their health and fitness! Thanks, girls!

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8. I started The Alabaster Running Club last week and our first group run is tonight. OMG. I’m so excited and pumped to have the pleasure in hosting this club full of awesome runners. If you are in the Birmingham area, why don’t you come down!

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9. Arctic Zero is amazing! Well, I’ve probably mentioned that before. I tried the coffee flavor for the first time and it was DELICIOUS!

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10. I really want this whole outfit!

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Okay, yeah that was a crazy trail of thoughts for Thursday! Cheers to July and welcoming August!

Questions:

  • Have you tried Arctic Zero? If so, what’s your favorite flavor?
  • Who is your inspiration?
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Lara Bar Review

Hey guys! Wow, it’s Wednesday again?

How does this happen?

But, you know what, it’s totally fine because I love What I Ate Wednesday! And I’m taking WIAW in a little different direction today by reviewing something I received in the mail last week! LÄRABARS!

Alright, I don’t know about you, but LÄRABARS have been some of my favorite when I discovered them, which was about 3 years ago, and having the chance to review them, makes me extremely happy.

Thank you to Jenn for hosting WIAW for all us foodies! Let’s get on the review, shall we?

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LARABAR Review

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Roasted Nut Roll: Sweet, salty, fruity.

My thoughts: This is one of those bars that I crave when I’m hiking and it’s definitely one of those bars I could eat A LOT. Because…it was delicious! I wanted more ❤

Apple Pie: Tasted just like apple pie

My thoughts: The taste was wonderful! Not too sweet but still tasted like apple pie. This bar could easily be rolled out and baked on top of a gluten free (homemade) miniature crust and VOILA, you’d have your own healthy apple pie. Actually, I think I’m gonna get on that.

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Lemon Pound Cake: Fruit and nut bar

My thoughts: Um, lemon is one of my favorite flavors and they definitely got spot on with this bar. Lemon Pound Cake in a package, a few ingredients, and healthyyyyy? Yes, please, don’t mind if I do!

Nut Butter Chocolate: Perfect amount of nut butter and chocolate

My thoughts: I’m saving the best for last! This was my favorite bar! Oh my gosh, I can’t even… It was just way too good! I ate it while I sipped on my coffee, and I gotta say, I needed another one! They probably don’t know this, but I’m like the biggest fan of nut butter and of chocolate, so when they put these two together and created a bar, I was mind blown with the first bite! Anyone else a big fan of NB and Choc. together?

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Another great thing about these bars is that they’re kind of small. Which, makes it easy for me to throw in my purse, pocket, lunch box, laptop bag, etc. Even though, I’d love these to be bigger so I could enjoy it longer, I do realize there is a good amount of calories in each one. These are not 50 calorie bars or anything! This a very high nutrient dense bar so don’t get too carried away. But totally, enjoy them!

If you want to know more about LÄRABARS, please head over to their website here

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Questions:

  • Have you tried LÄRABARS yet? If so, what’s your favorite flavor?

A Day of Clean Eats

I’m jumping right into What I Ate Wednesday today, so thanks to Jenn for hosting! And let’s get the ball rollin’!

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As a foodie and someone who’s gotta run early, breakfast is the first thing on my mind when I wake up. The night before, I washed and chopped up a lot of celery that needed to be juiced so, I quickly grabbed some greens and a couple of carrots to add to the celery. It was delicious!

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About 20 minutes later, I grabbed some boiled eggs (prepped the night before) and a handful of Cascadian Farm cereal. I stayed full for hours, it seemed. Eating good proteins, carbs, and having energizing juice in the morning really keeps me going.

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After breakfast, I went running 3.25 miles. Warmed up nice and easy the first 2 miles and then 6 crazy hill repeats, then ran till I got home!

Then I completed 3 rounds of that arm workout!

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Yep, super sore this morning…

WOD: 2 miles at 9:30/mile pace, 20 minute free motion cross cable workout (target quads, back and arms), 9 min mile, 30 push-ups. Lacking energy, glad it's over.

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Lunch was kind of too early for me, so I ended up not eating any of those chickpeas or the avocado. It just looked unappetizing as soon as I sat down to eat.

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So I replaced the chickpeas and avocado with a baked quest bar because…who wouldn’t?

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And I tried to take a decent picture of my dinner, but it was rainy outside and the lighting just sucked…so yeah, this is what you get stuck with.

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Organic Whole Wheat pasta, meat sauce, lots of fresh basil, and baked parmesan artichokes!

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Alright, you guys! That’s about it!

Question timeeeee:

  • What did you have for breakfast yesterday?
  • What do you like eating with your pasta?
  • What was your workout yesterday?