Monday, April 13, 2015

Weekend Shenans

Good Morning!!

Well i really hated to see this Monday come, I won't lie. I wanted so bad to stay in my nice warm bed. This weekend WAY too fast and I am sad it's over. HOWEVER, i cannot complain because I only have 29 school days left until summer I CAN make it!

I wasn't the best blogger this weekend & didn't take too many pictures, but here is my weekend in a nutshell.


1. Everyone wore suspenders to school on Friday as a joke to our newly hired Assistant secretary & librarian. I think mine actually looked kinda cute.. :)
2. Friday OOTN
3. TGIF snap chats, duhhhh.
4. D and I went to one of our fave restaurants to sit on the patio with a cold beverage and watch the Cards game. I expect this will be a very common thing this summer!

1. Got up & got a 5.5 mile run in before 8 am.
2. D & I went to Chili's for lunch & I got a skinny margarita...HOLY YUM!!
3. Meal Planning
4. Grocery Shopping


Sunday we took a rest day from the gym and slept in. I meal prepped and we were pretty lazy until about 2 when we headed out to his parents for dinner.

We did however hang these gems I got a target (the wooden blocks are new, I already had the candle holders/candles)

They are above our couch now :) I love them

How was your weekend?

Thursday, April 9, 2015


Look who has shown up for the FOURTH day in a row!

yeah, that is me.
HAHAHA, anyways I have been feeling my blogging mojo and already have a few posts planned for next week!

But since it is Thursday I am here to bring you another new thing I am trying to get healthier. For those of you who do not know what I am talking about, one of my resolutions this year was to try something new each week to try to make myself a healthier person. I am posting these each Thursday.

Sometimes they are bigger things other times, they are something small. But each week I am trying to make myself a healthier person.

On tuesday night when I took a rest night from the gym (because hello, my apartment was a WRECK), I had finished all the dishes and was really thinking about my goals. I want to hit 50 lbs lost by the cruise, which is in EXACTLY 60 DAYS!!! AHHHHH! Well to do that I need to lose another 7-8 lbs, I have been stuck for the last 4ish weeks teetering between the same 2-3lbs and I need to change something.

I have mixed up my workouts and so i want to focus on my eating. I am not saying I eat bad, because I really don't. I am good MOST of the time, but when I am not sticking to a plan. I REEEEALLY go overboard. Portion Control, what is that?

Therefore I decided to download my fitness pal.

I am going to start tracking my foods. One it is a good responsibility piece because if I know I am going to have to log it, it will make me rethink what I am putting in my mouth. Two I love how you can track for the next day. Since I meal prep, I already know my main meals/snacks for the day so I can put them in. Then add anything additional I eat during the day

This was a sample of my day yesterday.

I logged errrrrthang.

Does anyone else track? I put in my workout as well, but my question is...WHY does it not calculate calories burned from lifting? Can i fix this? I know I burned cals when I did legs yesterday, but it did not come up when i entered my strength training.

Also, any other tips/tricks for using My Fitness Pal are appreciated!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

bandwagon 4

Happy WEDNESDAY my sweet friends!

We are halfway to friday...but legit i might not make it. I have been dragging so bad lately.. but i digress.

So last week one of my favorites posted this and I loved reading it so much, i obviously had to jump on the bandwagon and share a little bit more about me with you.

SO here is my bandwagon four post

Four of my nicknames
1. Babe (that is pretty much the only nickname D and I use)
2. Ginger (not that often)
....uhh that is really i can think of besides people calling me by my last name.

Four jobs I've had
1. I worked at Aeropostale for a time in high school (WORST JOB EVER)
2. Daycare teacher
3. Plato's Closet
4. Teacher now :)

Four movies I've watched more than once 1. Wizard of Oz (my all time favorite forever)

2. Remember the Titans (a VERY close second for my favorite of all time)
3. Sweet Home Alabama
4. Little Mermaid (Like once a week when i was younger)

Four things in my purse
1. Wallet
2. 2-3 chap sticks/lip balms, because who has just one?
3. bobby pins (always at the bottom)

4. Receipts

Four places I've lived
1. St. Charles
2. Springfield


Four places I've visited
1. Gulf Shores, AL
2. Galveston, TX
3. Ocean City, MD
4. Memphis, TN

Four places on my travel bucket list
 1. Bora Bora

2. Greece

3. NYC
4. Brazil

Four things I don't eat
1. Peas
2. Blue Cheese
3. Raw Tomatoes (I like them cooked)
4. Any type rodent-- squirrel, rabbit (weird, but D is a hunter & has tried to make me)

Four TV shows I watch
1. All the Real Housewives, duh 
2. Orange is the New Black
3. Scandal (netflix still)

4. The Following

Four things to look forward to in 2015
1. The Cruise eeeee :)
2. Turning 26
3. Sweet Summertime, 32 more school days!!
4. Cardinals Baseball



Tuesday, April 7, 2015

April Goals

I cannot believe it is April already,  but then again I feel like I always say this...every month.

This year really is flying by. However, Spring is my absolute favorite, so I am soaking it all in and loving the freshness of the weather. (Minus all the rain)

So here I am again with my goals for the month. I won't lie. I didn't do great in March, but this is a new month and I am ready to get the ball rolling (even though it is already the 7th) and crush my goals.

I also would like to check in midway to keep myself accountable.

April Goals
  • Limit my 'splurges' to the weekend. Focus on good eating during the whole week
  • Incorporate core workouts everyday
  • Buy our luggage for the cruise (also find my carry on bag)
  • Try 2 new recipes
  •  Wake up by 5:30 3 times a week so i do not feel rushed in the mornings
  • Run 6.5 miles on one of my long Saturday runs
  • Send at lest 3 positive notes home for my kids at school who are doing what they are suppose to per week

What are your goals for this month?

Monday, April 6, 2015

Easter Weekend {picture overload}

Good Morning!

I am back to school today after my three day weekend.

especially after a weekend that was so great! D & I headed home to STL for Easter and we had a blast. I am already missing being home!

I'll let the pictures do the talking since I am to tired to do much typing.


NASTY bathroom stop, but obvi needed a selfie.


Mom made mini fritattas for an early breakfast before we went out n about

D & I while we were out n about shopping.

We shopped all day and then headed home for a much needed nap then headed to 'The Hill' in STL. The Hill is an Italian neighborhood filled with amazing restaurants. We went to Anthininos Travernas which D and I say on Diners. Drive-Ins & Dives

We are cute :)

Mom & Dad

IT WAS AMAZING!!! If you are ever in STL, go to Anthininos. You will love it!

Got up & got a run in before the Easter celebrations started

My little cousins finished their Easter hunt

How precious is she??
I know, I am pretty.

D coloring with the girls :) be still my heart
DUH! Our Traditions, Quick Trip slushies for the ride!

Then I ended my evening with meal prep for the week! 97% lean ground beef burgers with turkey bacon and sweet potato bites :)

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Green Juice

happy thursday!!

This is really like my friday because I am off tomorrow! Yippeee :) I am so excited for this three day weekend and to see my family!

Anyways I am here to share the new healthy thing I did this week! A few weeks ago my friend Krysta mentioned this new juice by V8. It's called healthy greens. It is part of this new line of juices (well I do not know if it is new, but it's new to me) from V8.

Here are the stats for the line--

I picked up the healthy greens one (2nd from right)

It was actually surprisingly good. I think I expected a little more sweetness, but it was still yummy & I have a had a glass every morning this week! I think I am going to try Golden Goddess next!

Have you guys tried these? How are you getting healthy this week?

Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Good Morning Sweet Friends :)

I am currently snuggled in my bed. Yes I took today off. I have an appointment later and D is working on my car. Its doing this screechy thing when I back up. Plus I have only taken 2 days this year.


So anyways I am really slacking on that whole goal of 3 posts a week. So is life...

Anyways I am here to share my currents

{loving} This LIPSTICK I am not a lipstick girl, mostly bc D hates the 'goop' but I want to be a lip stick girl and so I saw this at CVS, and i am in love.

{watching} Scandal & New Girl! We are obsessed and binging both on Netflix.

{drinking} This coffee. I tried it out (with my serving of almond milk and a TBS of agave) & I LOVE IT.

{wanting} The warm spring weather to stay! I am ready for shorts with hoodies. Love me some spring!

{excited} to head home for Easter this weekend! Except I am not totally sure if I will even be in STL or if we are heading up to see my sister. Not sure yet

{eating} A lot of strawberries. We got fruit at Sams this weekend and got TONS of strawberries! They are so stinkin good :)

{wearing} a lot of maxi skirts.  I wore all three of mine last week. I am searching for more :)

{reading} Blubber by Judy Blume to my students. Many of them are HUGE Judy Blume fans, so I wanted to read this one to them.

What are your currents?