Friday, January 11, 2013

Friday Fun

I cannot believe that it is Friday already… this week has just flown by and I have not done much in the way of workouts at all.  I am promising myself a kettlebell workout this afternoon, and I sure would like to get in a run tomorrow – it is going to be dry but cool so that is good.

I have done some walking,  and I did try a Zumba DVD – and I love the dance moves… very fun and invigorating. But honestly, after listening to ‘zumba  Zumba ZUMBA’ and the same beat for 15 minutes, I had had quite enough of it and turned it off. It just got so annoying.  I will have to find a different DVD.  Surely there is some other music and beat that I could Zumba to!

I took part in HBBC 2012 over the past several weeks and was lucky to win a pair of Pro Compression Marathon socks during one of the Twitter chats.  They arrived yesterday so this morning I put them on, first thing!  Love love love.  Thanks to Amanda, again, for the challenge and all of the work she put into it.

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I have been very busy in my kitchen this week, doing food prep and working on some new recipes because a lot of my go-to meals are not allowed on this Whole30 Paleo Challenge I am doing right now.  No protein powders allowed, no 'faux' baking using almond or coconut flours.  And I am trying to find new ways to eat eggs… this Sweet Potato and Flax EggCake recipe came from an experiment… rather good too!  I thought it was going to be an omelet but it came out more like a pancake so I went with it!
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And I am still loving these ‘healthy bowls’ too.  This one has a cut up apple, some flax, some hemp, raisins, and cinnamon, with a couple of tablespoons of unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze stirred into the mix.  Tasty and filling.
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I started my new part time job yesterday. I have done 5 training sessions and yesterday was my first time out on my own.  I am working as a receptionist at a couple of different Weight Watchers meetings and I love it so far!  This little leather-bound book that I got in a giveaway  from Angie Newton a few months ago is just the perfect little record book/journal for my work notes.  It says believe on the front.. and I love it.
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Did you enter our giveaway for a Long-Sleeved Compression Shirt from Tommie Copper? 
Your choice of a men's or ladies' shirt.
What's making you smile today?
Do you Zumba?  Any good DVD recommendations?


  1. Ooo, jealous of the compression socks! I have really been wanting some--but they're so expensive!

    1. I KNOW! I entered ever giveaway I could find and finally won some through a Twitter chat. I have been wearing them all day!

  2. I LOVE Pro Compression socks, they are so fun and colorful. Plus they make my calves SO happy!

    1. I love the colors too. And yes, I agree, my legs feel great!

  3. I always thought of trying Zumba, but am always worried if I'll be the oldest one there! Cool pink socks! Have a great weekend.

  4. Thanks, Katrin. Let me know if you do go and try it out.

  5. Just saw this hit my email this Saturday morn.. LOVE those compression socks - so cute!!!! Hey, you did some moving so that is better than none!!! :) Happy weekend to you!

  6. Congratulations on your job! I guess it's back to work for both of us. I could see you being an amazing addition to a Weight Watchers group. And I love the journal. I have a crystal bead bracelet that supposed to mean 'believe' and I wear it frequently. I love looking at it and reminding myself to live the word. Hope you're having a great weekend.

  7. I like the journal a lot. Congratulations on the new job. It sounds like one that you will be a perfect fit for!


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