Friday Thoughts {2}

Hey ya all! Happy Friday!

Here’s your weekly ‘thoughts’ blog-post/brain dump….

Friday Thoughts {2}

1. Today is the beginning of the BLEND Retreat!

I am really excited to go up to Park City (about 30 mins or so from me), and join other blends in a weekend of fun. I am not gonna lie, I am also really excited about the swag….. I love free stuff. Maybe too much? Haha

I’m also really stoked to see Linz again (it’s been awhile!), and meet other bloggers & friends. It should be super fun!

2. I’ve taken sherbet to a whole new level…..

You guys. Go buy rainbow sherbet (just do it), and add blackberries.

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So, so good!

And who cares that sherbet is mostly sugar?! All you need is a few scoops anyways, and it’s so satisfyingly delicious in this heat.

3. Today is my final day coaching GRIT, for awhile.

I know I’ve said it before, but I love this GRIT team so much! I’m going to miss them. (those of you new to the blog, it’s a 6-week HIIT class)

Those early morning wake-up calls though? Maybe not so much. 😉

Today is GRIT Cardio, and I’m coaching it….. I’m scurrrred. hah.


My team already knows I will only be demoing the moves & doing more coaching than ‘doing’ with them–it’s simply too intense & too hard for me & my baby girl right now. But still. Just doing a few reps of any of the moves is hard (i.e. run sprints & then do burpees & repeat for 7 minutes straight as fast as you can? yowzers)

4. My husband is insanely busy….it’s both sad & kinda cool.

Sad because I really love spending time with him in the evenings (when we’re both home). Doing anything with Jared makes me happy.

But kinda cool because I’ve been able to do some things I’ve been meaning to do, and I’ve been able to read more books (which makes me happy too)!

This is going to be a loooonnnggg term though.

5. Along with the above, I’ve been cooking more meals!

Can I get an award please??! I’ve made so many meals in the past 2 weeks, I’ve completely blown myself out of the water.

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It’s amazing, you guys. And I’ve actually made recipes & meals that I’ve never made before. Wowzers. Too bad most of them simply come from an idea in my head…..why can’t I measure ingredients?! why?

The trick to actually making meals? Having fresh, delicious ingredients on hand–it inspires me to make good food!

6. I think I am sick of bagels…..for now.

I know, I know. Such blasphemy.

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But for reals, I’ve eaten my beloved whole wheat bagels for weeks now…..and I think they aren’t as good to me anymore.

Kind of sad, but not gonna lie, they do remind me of those awful mornings when I couldn’t keep anything down. So yes, RIP ww bagels for now.

7. I’m just going to say it- I cringe when I see these hashtags or read them:


Sorry, but even relating food to that? Ick. So so wrong, on so many levels. Food is good yes, but not that good. IMO (of course it might not be their fault if they don’t know how completely not the same food & sex is…..) 😉

#yolkporn #foodporn

I just think it’s weird & yucky. Porn, in my opinion, is gross & debasing–and has ripped so many families apart–so seeing these words with porn makes me cringe. Ugh.

8. Guess who finally put spinach back in a smoothie?!

This girl.

friday thoughts -spinach smoothie

It sounded horrible for over 12 weeks, and now, finally, it sounds okay/good again.


9. I really want to go to the beach. Like now.

This is always the case with me though……

10. Did you know I don’t like odd numbers?

It’s a weird oddity of mine (hah), that my entire family makes fun of me for (but I still love them. I know, I am nice). So yes, this list HAD to end on an even number. And yes, I am secretly hoping my daughter is born on an even day (her due date is an even month & date, so fingers crossed…..)

And funny story: Jared’s family was super surprised when we announced we were having a baby….because they thought we weren’t going to have kids a little while longer -that we’d wait until 2014, an even year. Bahahahahaha!

The scariest part about that? I thought about it too…. But felt right about it earlier. :)

Told you I am weird.


Have a fantastic day & weekend! <3

Do YOU eat spinach in YOUR smoothies?? Odd or even number lover?? Are YOU going to BLEND?! <–if so, find me!! Any hashtags that bother YOU?? Beach–yes or no?? Sherbet lover??

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  1. Linz @ Itz Linz says:

    Lol I hate those hash tags too – they sound dirty and food is not dirty! Haha see you so soon!! CAN NOT WAIT!!

  2. I love your random thoughts and I am the same way about odd numbers and then my son came 3 weeks early on the 21st. I can tell you though, it’s been okay and I’ve made my peace with it :)

    Hope you have fun at BLEND! I am so jealous that I can’t get there this year since I just started blogging a few months ago and feel like it would REALLY help me…Bring me back some good tips :)

  3. Have fun at BLEND .. it sounds like so much fun! :-)

  4. I wish I could make it over to Blend! We have a wedding in Vernal, and initially we weren’t going to be leaving until tomorrow afternoon, but Cody got asked to be a groomsman last minute so we have to leave today. Have fun!!

    And yes, I’d have to agree with you about the hashtags. No thank you. Looove spinach in my smoothies! Can’t even taste it, but it makes me feel good knowing I got a couple servings of veggies in!

  5. I don’t like odd numbers either! I debating on waiting until August 2 (vs. August 1) to be induced for Kay ;). Have so much fun at blend. I WISH I COULD GO!

  6. Those hashtags (and hearing people say it) drive me crazy. No thanks.

  7. Caroline says:

    Have fun at blend! Can’t wait to see all your cool swag!
    Ps people use those hash tags? Gross. And I can’t believe the bagel-fest is over.

  8. Haha, I like Jared’s family’s reaction to the baby announcement. 😛 I prefer even numbers as well. When I workout, I do sets of 8, 10 or 12 – never any odd numbered-sets.

    As for the beach, I <3 it. I'm moving a couple hours south to go to law school, and I'll be ten minutes from the beach. How's that for an ideal relaxation spot when the stress monster comes roaring its ugly head?

  9. I want to go to the beach too! I went last weekend, but Alki beach doesn’t really my mind. I am thinking tropical or at least 80 degree weather!!
    I agree…hashtags like #foodporn etc. are weird. Not a fan!

  10. I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks #yolkporn is weird! I’m looking forward to hearing about the retreat! Have a great time!

  11. Okay anything mostly sugar is delicious, let’s be honest here 😉 I always put spinach in my smoothies! It makes my chocolate banana smoothies a lovely shade of puke. Hahaha!

  12. I’m sorry that I’m not going to be at Blend! I know everyone will have an amazing time. And if I have spinach around, I’ll definitely throw a handful into my smoothies. Why not get some extra veggies in?

  13. I am SO with you on the even numbers! I used to only be able to eat in even numbers (even number of pieces or bits). It’s getting better, but I’m with you!



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