Weekend Recap + Early Christmas For Me

Good morning!

Gosh, I can not believe it is Monday already. This weekend went by way too quickly! But, it was one of the best weekends I’ve had in such a long time.

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I had some free time at work, so I thought I would add a blog post quickly before my day gets too crazy. I’m enjoying a Shakeo while I type this.. see below for how I made it!

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Thursday, me and my 3 best friends went to Hooters to get some food and beer since we’ve all had such a stressful week. It’s nice to unwind with your friends.

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I have a thing for pickles.. but I have a bigger thing for fried pickles. If you have never tried these little guys before, you simply must. And that sauce? Ah-maz-ing.

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I also have a thing for wings haha and I happen to love Hooters wings. A lot of people don’t like them, but I do. I always get them in the hot sauce and then dip them in ranch dressing. Not the healthiest meal in the world, but like I’ve said before, sometimes you need to reward yourself. Just not all the time!

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Friday, another friend of mine and myself did a little Christmas shopping together. I finally got my sister finished for Christmas. I love giving gifts out! Then we got some dinner and met up with another friend of ours to see The Hobbit. Now, if you like Lord of the Rings you will absolutely love this movie. It was soooo good! The graphics and effects are phenomenal. I won’t say anything more about what happened, just that you need to go see this NOW!

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When I got home from the movie, I saw another BeachBody package at the door. I got my Coach hoody! On the back it says I love Turbo Fire, the sleeve it says Coach, and then on the front it says Turbo Fire. I love it.

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I also ordered the Turbo Fire tumbler cup. It’s a great promotion item and so nice to have for work since I’m so clumsy. If you haven’t noticed yet, I love Turbo Fire!Β  You can find more awesome clothing and accessories at http://www.beachbodytools.com or ask me! πŸ™‚

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Saturday morning I woke up early, got a quick workout in, and then made this yummy breakfast!

Ingredients:

  1. 2 Hard Boiled Eggs
  2. Fat Free Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  3. 2 Low Calories Whole Wheat English Muffins
  4. Olive Oil or Butter
  5. Salt & Pepper

You can do this multiple ways, but the easiest and quickest way to do it is to cut your English muffins in half, stick them in the toaster, and then add a little butter. Then, cut your hard boiled eggs in half and spread them out over your English muffins. Take a little bit of the mozzarella cheese and sprinkle it over your eggs. Add some salt and pepper and you’re done! Lots of protein and fiber and low on the calories. Plus very filling!

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In the evening, I got ready and went to my nephew’s 18th birthday party. Yes, he turned 18! I feel so old! He had such a great party. They made up a scavenger hunt for all the kids where they had to drive around to different stores and find these items, take a picture with them, and then move on to the next. Whoever won, got some money. It was hilarious hearing all their stories of everyone trying to win. I’m glad he had a great night.

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After the party, my boyfriend took me to the Olive Garden as a little Christmas dinner for just us two. We both ordered the Tour di Mare and some red wine. This dinner was so beautiful and tasted so great.

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I also got to open up my early Christmas presents, He got me the iPhone 5! Which is awesome for me because I didn’t have to use my upgrade and I get to keep my unlimited data plan! Boom, Verizon! He also got me Nick Fury to add to my little Avengers collection. Now I just need the Hulk, which is impossible to find! He also got me a little silver stocking with my favorite Christmas movies in it. So then we laid in bed for the rest of the night and watched them. I love the classic Christmas cartoons like Rudolf. So I was beyond happy with my gifts from him.

Sunday we kind of relaxed and hung out all day. Watched the Steelers lose to the Cowboys.. not happy! Hopefully we can win the next two games so we make it to the playoffs.

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Which leads me to this morning. I was craving something a little fruity this morning so I made a Tropical Strawberry Shakeo. This definitely fixed my craving.. so good. I simply took a handful of ice, 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk, 1 packet of the tropical strawberry powder, 1/2 cup of water, 1/2 banana, and mixed it all together in a blender. It tastes like the Orange Julius smoothies. I think for my next bag, I’m going to be ordering the tropical strawberry.

Back to work I go for the day. Later on tonight, I’m going to see a Christmas play at my family’s church. I’ll be posting about that later on this week and a great recipe to go with it!

Hopefully everyone had a safe and fun weekend as well!

xo Brittny

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P.S., I forgot to mention that Turbo Fire is now on sale for $79.90! If you have always wanted to try this great workout, now is your time to do it! This was the very first workout program from BeachBody that I’ve tried and fell in love ever since. I saw great results and could feel myself getting more and more in shape than ever. It comes with 12 scorching workouts, a nutrition guide, and much more. To order, please go to http://www.beachbodycoach.com/BKEllis and click on my Turbo Fire banner in the right lower hand corner. To wait, for this product will sell out quickly and it’s only on sale for a limited time!

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Recap + Date Night

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Sad Sunday. I only say this because when Sunday is here I know that tomorrow is Monday – which means back to work I go!

But, breakfast and coffee definitely makes up for that feeling πŸ™‚ If you’re a coffee drinker like myself, I highly suggest trying Coffee Mate’s Vanilla Latte creamer. It. Is. Amazing.

So yesterday was my weekly measurement check in with my BeachBody Challenge Group Hot for the Holidays and I am proud to say I lost another 2 pounds and 1″ off of my hips. Small steps – huge victory! I’ve been kicking butt with my workouts, even though I sometimes yell at my TV. But once I’ve finished my cool down I feel a million times better. Working out is the best stress reliever.. and seeing that scale go down is just a reward.

So starting tomorrow, I’m going to be following the Hip Hop Abs workout calendar since I just got it Thursday night. I’m really excited to try this workout and see the end result. I’ll post the link below with my schedule for the month.

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So as a small reward to myself, I decided to have some Mexican food and margaritas since I’ve been eating so well for the past 2 weeks. (It’s important to reward yourself once in a while – just don’t go overboard!) My boyfriend took me to El Campecino. It’s by far my favorite Mexican restaurant. If you are from the Central PA area, I highly suggest you try this place. Food is incredible, drinks are strong and amazing, the service is impeccable, and it’s cheap. Perfect place to be on a Saturday night! πŸ™‚

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Which makes me a happy girl πŸ™‚Β  After dinner, we killed time and went to Toys ‘R Us where he then bought me a little gift. A small Captain America doll for my collection! Yes, I am a total nerd. I need 2 more to complete my collection. We were going to go see the new Twilight movie, but then decided against it and came home. So I ended up playing my Xbox all night haha nerd problems!

I still can not believe that it’s December already. My Christmas shopping isn’t finished and decorations are not finished. I need to get on the ball! But I did get to enjoy a little bit of Christmas spirit this morning.. drinking coffee by a fire place.

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I love just drinking coffee by an open fire, relaxing, and hearing nothing but the sounds of the wood crackling. It’s the little things in life that make me happy. I must say, ever since I started being a Coach, I’ve become a much more positive and appreciative person. I look at the bigger picture in life and focus on just being a better person. Being healthy is really making a huge impact on my life and I can’t describe how much happier of a person I am. I can’t wait to extend that feeling to more people and help change their lives.

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But in the meantime, I am going to curl up in my Steelers snuggie, and play my Xbox for the remainder of the day. Well, minus when I have to watch the Steelers game. (Do not get me started on how I feel about this game.) I hope everyone enjoys their Sunday!

xo Brittny

Oh, and here is the schedule for my Hip Hop Abs routine starting Monday and ending January 1.

Hip Hop Abs – Workout Schedule