Friday, June 21, 2013

My New Go To Breakfast

I have discovered my new favorite breakfast ever and have had it almost every day this week. It's so simple!

In a blender, combine:

1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 banana
1 cup lowfat chocolate milk (I just make my own with reduced fat milk and Quik, it would work well with premade or almond milk, too!)
1 cup ice

Blend until smooth.

Y'all. Seriously. This tastes like a Reeses Cup milkshake. It has surprising staying power because of the protein in  the peanut butter and the milk. Try it!!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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Such a good reminder that fear doesn't always mean the presence of something bad - it can mean the start of something amazing!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Two Week Refocus

Hi there, friends! I've been sort of missing in action lately, but I'm sure many of you have, too. It's summer, after all.

The past three weeks have been busy busy, but beautiful. Memorial Day weekend was spent down at our lake house and included a killer concert at the winery. Shagging to beach music favorites, eating cheese and crackers and sipping some of my favorite Rosemont wine - that's hard to beat.

The next weekend mom and I headed to South Carolina for my sweet cousin Emmy's high school graduation. We took off an extra couple of days to enjoy my aunt's lake house near Clemson. We all cut up the entire time and had a blast.

This past weekend I headed down to Charlotte/Lake Norman for more sunshine with friends. Friday included a night out on the town and Saturday and Sunday were spent playing/lounging.

I've been really busy at work, which is always a blessing, but doesn't make for any extra time. All of that combined has left a few things neglected. Namely my house, my health, my savings and my soul. Not in a bad way - all of these events and outings have been fun and exactly what summer should be about - but with nothing scheduled the next two weekends I've decided it's time to do a little "Two Week Refocus."

Time to focus on my house - it's in need of a good deep cleaning and there are several projects I want to complete.

Time to focus on my diet - lots of protein and produce while cutting back on sugar, white carbs (starches) and alcohol.

Time to amp up my workouts - these have been sorely lacking.

Time to give my bank account a break - eating at home, less gas money, less going out.

And most importantly, time to refresh and renew my soul. Time to talk to God, journal and reflect.

Hope you all are having an equally busy and wonderful start to summer!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Just like spring was late arriving this year, I think the April showers were too. It's June and it won't stop raining. Flash floods, mud and dreariness everywhere. I want sunshine!