Marvelous in My Monday, Yay!

Happy Monday and I’m so happy to be back on the blogging wagon. I’ve missed Marvelous Mondays, WIAW, and Friday Favorites!

Thank you, Katie for hosting!

Ready, set, go!

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Marvelous isBirthday weekend!


Marvelous isMy first Philly Cheese Steak

green smoothie

Marvelous is…Green smoothies that taste so good you could drink two glasses

Mason Jar Magic Bullet- why hadn't I thought of this??

Marvelous is…Seeing this pin on Pinterest last night! This is brilliant for those who make a lot of smoothie and salsa.

Marvelous is…Finishing up Module 8 for IIN

running 5.5 without stopping

Marvelous is…running 5.5 miles in the rain (WITHOUT STOPPING!!!) and completing a leg workout and arm workout (I will share this week)

coconut icecream

Marvelous is…Having ice-cream for like the 2nd time this year! I’m not a huge fan of ice-cream and I feel like its pointless to eat, but every once in a while, like for my birthday, its nice to eat Smile

Marvelous is…Watching this lovely movie, Saving Mr. Banks with all my family for a chill Sunday night…

HP - Pavilion 17.3" Laptop - 4GB Memory - 750GB Hard Drive - Anodized Silver - Alternate View 2

Marvelous is…Getting an early birthday present last week! HP laptop!

Marvelous is…This song, Latch, by Sam Smith…he has a beautiful voice and I’ve heard this song a couple times on the radio and decided to look it up. I really like it! Check it out, if you haven’t. Listen to his acoustic version too.

Marvelous is…Becoming a Girls Run Fast Ambassador!!! I’m more than thrilled and I feel so blessed.

What was marvelous in your Monday?


Green Smoothie with Designer Whey Protein

As you know, I love green smoothies and drink them quite often. Well, last week, I had 4…

So anyway, I made one the other day that tasted so good, I had it two days in a row. The secret? Designer Chocolate Whey Protein Powder went in. Yum!


  • 1 cup of water/almond milk
  • 6 frozen strawberries
  • 2 big handfuls of spinach
  • 1 stalk of kale
  • 2 stalks of chopped celery (optional)
  • 1 scoop of Designer’s whey protein (chocolate)

Mix it all together!

And you get something like this:


Be back later this afternoon!


  • Do you like smoothies? Green smoothies?


Due to school and all, I’ve realized I probably will only blog once a day. But that’s okay!

Today is What I Ate Wednesday! I saw this on Chelsey’s blog and Courtney’s blog. I think it’s a really cool idea for Wednesday. So here I go:


I made a more simple green smoothie. I only put lots and lots of spinach, 1 banana, Spirulina powder, flax seed, dry organic oats, all natural and plain whey protein powder, and water to get everything going. I actually added a little stevia to it to sweeten up as well. And I understand that green smoothies are not the prettiest thing in the world…but they sure do taste good if you make them right.



For the past two days, I have been craving a simple, cheese and turkey quesadilla. So that’s what I’ve been making and wrapping it in foil. Also, eating my veggies and hummus along with it. Delicious! And sorry about the bad photo. This one was taken on my phoneSad smile



When I got home, I had to make a quick snack because I had an appointment on the phone which I was super excited for!

So, I had leftover cooked quinoa from dinner the other night. I put quinoa, almond milk, cinnamon, stevia, and some frozen berries all together. It sort of tasted like a cereal. But healthy, of course! Definitely a must try! I actually have a recipe for crunchy quinoa cereal. I need to make that soon and post the recipe!

(Didn’t take a pic due to being lazy with the camera and in a hurry at the same time)


Around 4:00 P.M., my mom and I headed out to run! I was kind of liking the cold weather (43 degrees? Yes, please). So I got in three miles! But my GPS didn’t start till .15 later. So ya gotta add that on. I promise, I did 3 miles! And yesterday I did 4 miles!



By the way, I’ve been easing off my running a little due to some aching pain in my foot. It really started after my 14 mile long-run, so I may have strained it or something of that sort.

I also got in my barbell workout again but not as many mountain climbers! How I did it was: 15 barbell squats, 6 barbell lunges each leg, then 20 deadlifts. Then after each set I did 30 mountain climbers. But I added an extra 10 on my last set! 100 mountain climbers, whoop, whoop!

And I got in 2 rounds of Karena’s leg workout. It is part of the #LoveYourBody series! Which is really awesome. Check it out:


Okay, this salad was the best! It was full of vegetables!


In the Salad:

  • Tomatoes
  • Sliced baby carrots
  • Bell pepper
  • Broccoli
  • Chopped apple
  • Celery
  • Sliced boiled eggs
  • Chopped lettuce

Dressing: 2-3 TBSP of balsamic vinegar and 1/2 TBSP of spicy brown mustard. Whisk and pour over salad. Delish! And much healthier : )

*A couple of random things I ate: Some Crunchmaster gluten free crackers, a couple of pecans with my coffee, I tried a few chips (didn’t like them BTW), half an apple, a little bit of almond butter.

And I actually just had a few sweet potato fries. OMG yum. <–Was that even a sentence? No, but it still deserves a period.

I’m going to go study and drink some chamomile tea now before bed.


Two more days and it will be Friday! Woo!


Question of the Day:

What’s something you’ve been craving lately?

Do you think sweet potato fries are better than regular fries?