Five Things Friday 1.24.2014

Happy Friday!

I missed you guys yesterday!  I got home from work late on Wednesday and team taught an early morning Bodypump class yesterday, so there wasn’t much time for blogging in there.  My sister’s birthday is tomorrow and Brian and I are hosting a little shindig at our place for her and some of her friends.  I can’t wait!

Here’s to another Five Things Friday hosted by the fabulous Clare from Fitting It All In.

Five Things I Ate:

mini crabby egg muffins 5

  • Homemade cashew butter on top of my morning fruit bowl….seriously guys that stuff tastes like cake batter/icing but there is not sugar in it whatsoever…it’s good!


roasted veggies and salmon

  • A delicious salad from Patachou!  This is the second time I went out to eat on the Whole 30, and I didn’t feel like I was sacrificing a thing 🙂  I ordered the Green Goddess salad minus the bacon, chicken, and dressing and simply topped the salad with a little salt, pepper, and vinegar.  The salad was full of greens, hardboiled egg, avocado, tomato, and apple…definitely delicious and something I can make at home…yum!

patachou salad

creamy curry slow cooker dinner

Five Workouts:

  • The newest release of Bodypump

cx and bodypump on cardio machine

  • The newest release of CXWORX
  • Running on the treadmill AND some elliptical cardio
  • YOGA (yay for getting it in this week!)
  • Bodycombat

Five Things Making Me Happy:

  • Ambre Blends Essential Oils

Ambre Blends is a locally owned company in Indianapolis.  This oil is organic and completely plant-based, and smells absolutely amazing!  The scent is clean, fresh, and after you start wearing it a while it starts to linger with you always because it is an essential oil…seriously it smells so good!


The recently reached out to me for a product review and to create a recipe for them.  I have not tried it yet, but I cannot wait!  The only ingredient is coconut water 🙂

coconut nirvana

  • Being almost done with the Whole 30.  I do plan on integrating potential food allergens through a 10 day process (more on that later!) but I can’t wait until AFTER that so I can try products like these yummy protein pancakes from Flapjacked!

flapjacked pancakes

  • I am excited to begin training for the Mini Marathon again.  Our first official run is next Wednesday!

about mini marathon 6 copy

  • Participating in my first online bake sale!  This bake sale is being hosted by Steph from Steph’s Bite by Bite on February 5.  (Click the link for more details!  She is still looking for participants!)

bake sale

Five Posts from Other Bloggers I Have Loved

Have a great weekend friends!

Time to Share:

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  1. Thanks for trying my Lemon Rosemary Coconut Oil Roasted Vegetables!

    Love you in all pink 🙂

  2. So glad you got some ambre..just put mine on this morning and remember each time how much I love love love it! I’m thinking of trying their NEW deodorant 🙂

  3. So glad you got some ambre..just put mine on this morning and remember each time how much I love love love it! I’m thinking of trying their NEW deodorant 🙂

  4. Love this post! It is so cute! I keep seeing Flapjacked everywhere now! They look great, I hope I can try them someday….havent seen them anywhere around me! I will look for your review in the near future 🙂

    Ooooh you made cashew butter, I have been thinking about it, but scared I wont be able to stop eating it…..running 70 miles a week helps…..but cashews are very dangerous to me haah!

  5. Um, I love all your meals. Especially the cashew butter atop the fruit and those roasted veggies + salmon!

  6. Loving that salmon dinner! YUM! I just bought cashew butter for the first time but I will for sure try making it eventually as it was $10.99!!!

  7. I need to try FlapJacked! Happy Friday!

  8. I’ve been seeing flapjacked pancake mix all over lately – it sounds INCREDIBLE! I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on all flavors!

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend! xoxo


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