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Janie, Daily Happenings, Random Eats and Some Seriousness

Janie, Daily Happenings, Random Eats and Some Seriousness


Why hello. I’m not sure how things are going on your end, but this week has felt rather long over here and it’s only Wednesday night. Some weeks are like that though I guess.

I’ve been keeping on the early morning workouts, but making them a bit shorter and still trying to mix up some kind of intervals and/or strength training every other day.

I made up some spin intervals this morning.

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I didn’t have a specific plan or anything or set times, but I did some seated sprints and some hard standing climbs.

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I had a pretty awesome movie for entertainment.

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Oh heck yes. Girls Just Want to Have Fun. The best movie ever.

Did anyone else want to be Janie?

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That whole lovey scene with them practicing is one of my favorites by the way. I’ve practiced all those moves at some point in my life or another. Ha.


Since it’s Wednesday and all and people do the What I Ate Wednesday thing, here’s just a couple of random things that have gone down as of late in no particular order.

This Jupiter Cold Brew Coffee. It’s darn delicious.

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I’ve been trying the new Vega One flavors with some morning smoothies. This one was the mocha flavor.

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I’m still mixing Silk unsweetened almond milk and egg whites together for the smoothie thing too for a little extra protein.

I found this little chicken salad cups form Costco last week and finally tried one. It was pretty good. I like the nutritional stats, but I’m just not sure if I’ll ever be a chicken salad type person. I’m not a fan of that kind of stuff for some reason.

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Maybe I need to make my own or something. I do like the convenient little container these come in though for on the go.

The other day I topped a brown rice cake with Sweet Spreads chocolate brownie coconutter.

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It was like perfect little combination.

Oh goodness and I never showed you the ultimate combination from over the weekend.

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I mean, right? Chocolate peanut butter Arctic Zero (which I’m really liking more and more and finding it impossible to keep pints around the house for very long), homemade dark chocolate sauce and a baked cookies and cream Quest Bar. It was heavenly.


In other news not related to food at all, it was twin day at work. I suckered my new co-worker/best friend into being my twin.

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My friend Jessica tagged me on this picture from instagram.

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Freaking hilarious. We’re going to recreate it over here, but have it say “I wish he’d wear a bra.” LOL. Wouldn’t that be awesome? If only they made Handful bras for cats.


It’s the days when I really just want to get home and take my shoes off and relax after a really long day that the boys insist on opening the door without any help. I have to laugh every time because it’s like a cruel joke of testing my patience at the end of a very long day.

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This guy really needs to work on his patience too by the way.

He does NOT need to work on his skills of tying things up and creating traps everywhere though. it’s his thing. Tonight went down a little like this until I told him I have to be set free to start dinner.

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Lovely, yes? I guess the cats are learning his tricks too.

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(Judah was busy playing school while this was going down. He was the principal and had a lot of “work to do.”)


Okay, in all seriousness, I have to confess that I’m struggling a bit. There are a few red flags here going on at the moment that need to be addressed. The whole return of the injury and not being able to run and such (luckily I have a doctor appointment tomorrow) and the whole trying to still keep up and do too much with a full time job. I need to let go of a few things that aren’t things that “need” to be done so I can take care of myself and the family. We always forget about that don’t we? The taking care of ourselves part. I still have a lot to learn.

Check out this nonsense.

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That was not good and something I’m definitely going to make a priority so it doesn’t happen again. If I can’t run, the least I can do is focus on quality sleep and good nutrition.

So, yep, I’m focusing on a few other things while I can. There will never be more time to focus on certain things, but sometimes we just have to make the time.

I remember a friend telling me a couple years ago that we can’t do everything at one time, but we can do one thing all the time.

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Have a good one!

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  1. 1
    Kristen M says:

    Growing up, my sister and I were obsessed with that movie.

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    Kathy says:

    I just can’t imagine not being able to do something that you love so much. (I just don’t have that passion about exercise~my job~etc…very mediocre around here) I guess that means you are more of a type A and I am the new type C ?! ha!

    You rebounded before and I am sure you will again … its just the time in between that’s hard huh? Maybe God’s way of saying you just need to slow down….you have a second full time job now (besides your first at being a mom and wife) you are busy and being pulled in a lot of directions plus you are still teaching at the Y…ugh!! Busy, Busy…..

    Maybe there is irony in your son tying you up…..you are feeling chained like things are tightening around you so…… let something slide, focus on a little less, breathe, get your sleep, and the chains will slide off. 😉

    Side note: just my thoughts…I know nothing really. ha!

  3. 3
    Renee says:

    Ugh I stopped tracking my sleep it just made me tired looking at it! My kids also fight to unlock the door…must be a boy thing?

  4. 4
    Kristen says:

    I’m sorry you’re going through this hard time. I’ll add you back to my prayers.

  5. 5

    That movie was my all time favorite when it first came out- I need to watch it again!!
    I have a cute 9 month old who keeps the same hours you do, too bad you don’t live close by, you could keep each other company 😉 In all seriousness, I hope you are able to get some must needed rest soon!

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    elizabeth says:

    Seems like you have so many ways of working out that you like, in addition to running, like spin and all the classes, weights, etc. What worries you most about not being able to run? Not being able to work towards a goal, not being able to race competitively, not having the stress relief, not being able to stay in shape as easily, or other things?

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    Jenny says:

    Girls Just Want to Have Fun!!! My favorite. I have passed it down to my daughter who is now 18. She LOVES it as well.

  8. 8
    Kim says:

    My Fitbit sleep pattern looks like that, too. I can’t remember the last time I had a solid 5 hours even.
    Hope your appointment provides answers and a plan!!

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    Trevor E says:

    Random Trevor Fact:

    GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN is pretty much my favorite movie EVER!

    Well, nothing in my life is actually my #1 favorite. I’m way more comfortable with saying it’s in my Top 5.

    Along with:
    13 Going on 30
    Titan A.E.
    Princess Mononoke

    Yep, I’m the biggest nerd ever. It’s all about cartoons and dancing movies! Or anything 80’s.

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    My friend, I wish we could sit down and talk over coffee. I miss you so much! I am so with you on life and feeling a little drowned right now. I’m working over full time in hopes to build my career, but everything else is getting left behind. I’m lucky to have Tony to help me. 🙂 I love you and I’m sending huge hugs!

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    Kathee says:

    Hips! Drive me crazy. I’ve had a shot in my knee and in my heel but not my hip.
    Am I the only one that can’t stand burpee’s? Your a rockstar. I’m laying in bed. Hahaha

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