Quick Book Review “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?” + Getting Through a Workout

Hi all!

A couple weeks ago, I told you what I was currently reading. I could have read this book in one sitting but I wanted to draw it out so I could read it on vacation and right before I went to bed.

I finished it on Tuesday night and I was so sad because it was such a good read.

I’m trying to read more books for funsies so if you have any recommendations, let me know in the comments!

I also want to review the books I read because I love reading book reviews myself.

So, here we go! (Quick Review)

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

1 word to describe the book? Funny

Easy to read? Yes!

The good:

  • I loved reading about her life and how she ended up on The Office.
  • I think its hilarious how she described her younger self
  • The pictures along with the book were great
  • Her writing is so sarcastic I can’t help but chuckle constantly
  • Some of her advice and opinions were something I might think, not say
  • She writes like she is talking to you as her BFF so it is so easy to keep reading
  • Never boring
  • I recommend this book to people with any sense of humor

The bad:

  • I’m not a fan of curse words, and she totally could have left some of those out
  • I don’t recommend this book to someone under 16
  • I wanted the book to be longer because it was so funny (this isn’t really a bad thing)
  • You might have to google a lot of the people she’s talking about…I don’t think she realized that not everyone knows who they are

I don’t really have many bad things to say about the book, haha

That’s a wrap!


Workout

I was so excited to work out last night because I knew I was going to feel awesome when I was through…which indeed happened!

Sometimes, if you are ever feeling iffy about working out, just think about how amazing you will feel when you are done. Thinking that way gets me through a lot of workouts.

I got back from an appointment that look a really long time (she got her braces off) so I was pretty bored and decided to take a selfie. Audrey never does this except like three times a year, so I thought, “why not?”

When I got home, I drank some coffee and thennnnn I did the the following:

Warmed up with Purely Fit 22

Completed two rounds of this workout

to Press

1 Round of Julie’s Sweat It Out Boot Camp Workout (I did the optional run!!!)

Sweat It Out BOOT CAMP WORKOUT

Chest and Triceps

Abs

Cooled down with Purely Fit 22

DONE!

I hope everyone has a fabulous day ahead of them!

XX Audrey

Questions:

  • What book are you reading?
  • What motivates you to workout?

How I Keep Myself Motivated

Once again, we have salmon cakes for dinner! I love these things! Plus, I have leftovers for lunch tomorrow. Which makes my food prepping a little easier.

Dinner

I put some sweet potatoes in the oven while thinking about what to cook.

So, I got a head start on chopping vegetables and making guacamole before I started on the salmon cakes.

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I told my mom to see if she could grab some blue chips for the guacamole, and she did Smile

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I must warn you…these are delicious. And rather addicting. I had to force myself to stop.

I finally got everything cooked and ready to eat

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My dad ended up cooking some black beans, which was a genius idea. YumSmile

A little while later, I made dessert for myself. Everyone else had cheesecake, but I skipped out on that and had a clean chocolate pudding. Its super simple.

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Ingredients:

  • Plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp. of Stevia in the Raw (According to what Stevia you have, the measurements will be different…If I had pure powdered Stevia, I would only need 1/2 tsp. Or if you have Stevia drops, you may only need 1-3 drops.)

Mix all together! Eat plain or with some fruit! Or put on top of pancakes!

I use a lot of exclamation points…I think I’ll stop.

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My Motivation

My weekend is usually spontaneous and full of family time so its always hard to plan things out like I do during the week. So by the end of Saturday, I kind of feel a little unmotivated.

When Sunday afternoon rolls around, I know that I have a whole week ahead of me, so I start thinking of meals to cook that I can have for leftovers for lunch, quick breakfast ideas, and my workouts. This starts getting me motivated!

I’m a Pinterest girl, so I look back at all my pins and try to come up with some ideas. I like my Mondays to be simple so I’m going to give you an example of what my Monday is going to be like.

  • Breakfast: 2 boiled eggs, big glass of ice water, cup of coffee, my vitamins
  • Lunch: 1 leftover salmon cake, lots of spinach, 1/2 sweet potato
  • Snack: Applesauce with protein powder
  • Workout: 1 mile warmup + 4X800’s + 2X400’s + 1/2 mile cooldown = 4 miles.
  • + 6 minute plank workout + some extra core work + stretching
  • Dinner: Salad with leftover vegetables from today

Now, if you happen to like these 1 day plans, I can do one every night to kind of show you how I stay motivated and organized. Please let me know if you do Smile

Spring Scramble 5K Training

I am also starting my training for a future 5K that is on my birthday, April 6, so I will be sharing a lot of my training techniques and workouts on here as well. I did Cross Country at the beginning of the school year…

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Then I went straight into half marathon training + PR’d, and now I’m ready to jump back into short distance. I really want to get my 5K time down!

XOXO Audrey


Questions:

  • Do you like running 5K’s?
  • How do you stay motivated?
  • Do you like my little one day plans?