24 Challenge Update – Days 21 and 22

Ok so here is a quick update about the last couple days. We are not into major crunch time for PA training so time is precious and I am still in my office at 11pm! Not cool!

My legs are still hurting from Butt and Gut on Monday! But pain is gain!

Tuesday was a good and busy day! I was very productive at work! I had a salad with lettuce, chicken with taco seasoning, avocado, a little cheese, and some black beans for lunch!IMG_6417

My snacks for the day were grapes in the morning and almonds in the afternoon. After work I went grocery shopping and meant to bring along my apple and forgot…no good. So on my way out of Walmart I was starving and new I needed to get home sooner rather than later because I needed to let Bea out of her kennel. She had been in there alot on and off all day! So I stopped at the subway in the Walmart.

We went to see Ant-Man at 10:45 that night after Jacob got off of work! It was actually really funny! I didn’t know what to expect and I would definitely watch it again! I also resisted the urge to get popcorn! I did eat two of Jacob’s reeses pieces! I would say that is pretty impressive!

We got to bed super late which made today rather tough!

This morning we had a staff retreat for the Student Life staff on campus! It was nice to meet some of the others! They offered breakfast and I had a couple slices of Sodexo bacon and some grapes to add to my shake this morning!

We talked about societal expectations for perfection that are put on our students coming to college and how we can support them. My group talked alot about how we should talk with our students about expecting to fail and helping them embrace and celebrate the process, both the successes and the failures.

I ate some grapes for my snack mid meeting. For lunch I had a turkey burger, sweet potatoes and green peppers. I am getting a bit lazy and probably need to prep more meals over the weekend.

After lunch I was super productive at work! For my snack I had a cheese stick and an apple!

I stayed at work a little late and then ordered Jimmy Johns for me and Jacob. I got a lettuce wrap sandwich! Sandwiches in lettuce are pretty great!

After dinner I headed to the gym for Ab Lab but there was a sub today and asked if we minded doing a CX workout and no one minded so that was something fun and different!

After I was done at the gym I went straight back to my office and have been here since! But I finally feel at a better place with all the work things left to do! So now I am on my way home to make some guacamole and salsa for a girls night tomorrow and get some much need sleep.

For fun…here are some cute pictures of Bea. We have learned a few things about her. She loves attention, eating bugs, and sticks!
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24 Day Challenge – Day 7

I cannot believe I am already on day 7 and haven’t cheated! And that I haven’t wanted to drink a coke or diet coke that are still in our fridge! That is a big accomplishment because there are two things I really really love. Coke and ranch dressing and making a whole week without either is pretty impressive!

Today started not like I had planned. I was hoping to get up early to get a 21 day fix workout in because we have our home visit for a dog tonight and Jacob wants to go see Antman tonight so I’m not sure where working out fits into that but I way overslept….like an hour….oops. So that workout did not happen but I was able to get up, get ready, make breakfast, and still be to work by 9:30…which was only 30 mins after I woke up! Go me! I did have to take breakfast to work today but I still got it in!

Breakfast today was oatmeal, natural peanut butter, and a banana in one of my favorite mugs! It is giant and from one of my bestest friends Tegan! This mornings snack was some grapes and almonds!

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I went home for lunch today and made grilled chicken, broccoli, and reheated some sweet potatoes that I made over the weekend! Side note: Have I mentioned how much I love having a George Forman grill? It makes life 10 million times easier!

After lunch I had a meeting with the Res Ed team! I brought my spark but I was thinking I would be back for my afternoon snack. I definitely wasn’t but it all worked out because my supervisor brought snacks in celebration of her birthday! She brought a cheese, cracker, and pepperoni plate and a big tub of grapes. I just ate the grapes although the other snacks looked really yummy!

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For dinner I made Jacob and I chicken tacos! He hasn’t gone grocery shopping yet so we didn’t have tortilla shells and he said he was ok eating them on the lettuce! I decided to not eat avocados today because I noticed on my fitness pal that I was going over on their recommended fat intake. Although avocados are healthy fat I still shouldn’t eat them all the time!

After dinner we had our home visit for the dog rescue! The lady was super nice! It was interesting trying to explain our living situation and that it is ok that we have a dog! I don’t think she was expecting our apartment to be so nice! The visit was really short and sweet! At one point she mentioned that the biggest thing was making sure that we weren’t crazy and didn’t have animal cages all over!

After dinner I did the arm work out from the 21 Day Fix! It is definitely my favorite of the workouts! At this point I ate a cheese stick and was gonna grab an apple but I forgot it when we headed out to go see Ant-Man downtown for $5 Tuesday movies but it was sold out so we decided we will go later! We did stop at target on the way to the movie theater to get snacks…yes we do that. I got an apple (I ate this in the car) and Jacob got some pistachios. I had never had pistachios until tonight and let me tell you…they are sooo good! I am hooked! I had to stop myself because if not I would of just kept eating them!

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Random Note: So last week when I was meal prepping on Tuesday I cut up all the celery. I remembered something I saw somewhere where you take the bottom of the celery stalks and put it in water and it will grow new celery! I am here to tell you that it works! It has already grown so much in a week! I am very excited to see how big it will get and if I can eventually eat it!

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Now I am off to Pinterest to look up recipes and puppy ideas! My dog fever is super bad today!

Until Tomorrow!