Bye Bye Flu, Hello Cleanse!

Happy Monday! For once, it is a happy Monday!

I’ve been slacking on here very bad.. but that’s only because I’ve had the flu for the past week and I woke up this morning finally feeling 100% better. Now I think my whole department caught the flu from me lol whoops! (Give us sick days and we won’t come to work sick..)

photo(1)I finally have some color back to my skin and my hair doesn’t look so dead!

So for the next 3 days, you will be finally getting updates on the Shakeology 3 Day Cleanse. Me and my best friend decided to do this together since we got our brand new bags of Chocolate Shakeology. I’ll be posting pictures, how I’m feeling, and the results I get after I’ve completed it. I’m really excited to see what my results are because people have lost up to 10 pounds doing it. I’m currently on Day 1, so I’ll be posting about it tomorrow morning and so on.

Anyways, my weekend was pretty awesome (considering I had the flu) thanks to my awesome boyfriend. He came over on Friday after work and we ordered pizza and watched a couple movies. If you haven’t watched Pitch Perfect yet, you must order it soon! It’s so hilarious and has quickly become one of my favorite movies.

Saturday I slept in until noon (I know, lazy bum..) and then we went out for some lunch. We went to my favorite Chinese restaurant Gourmet Buffet and I finally tried Sushi for my first time! I am still iffy about it.. I might have to try some without the seaweed. I wasn’t a fan of that taste in my mouth. Then we did a little shopping at Target where he got me some gifts ๐Ÿ™‚ but of course, my flu kicked me in the butt and we left early and laid in bed and watched more movies.

Sunday, Madeline and myself finally exchanged our Christmas gifts – yes, we are running a little behind.. But I loved every single thing she got me! She seriously is the best gift giver ever.

photo(3)She got me Urban Decay – Purple Haze eye shadow because I absolutely love purple eyeshadow now. I also got a sleep mask, a Victoria Secret Houston Astros hat, Sports bras, hair products, and a fewย Avengers items. I love them! Especially the Avengers pen with matching memo pad. I’ll definitely use all of these items.

After we exchanged gifts, we went to Martin’s and got our groceries that we needed to start for the Shakeology 3 Day Cleanse. It’s so nice having someone to do this with and then we can help motivate each other during the day to stick with it. So definitely stay tuned for that! Also, if you are interested in Shakeology samples or if you would like to try out the cleanse, message me and let me know! Until tomorrow, enjoy your Monday!

xo Brittny

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Christmas Spirit!

Happy Humpday!

I hope everyone is having a great week so far.. I know I am! This week has been full of Christmas spirit and is getting me more excited for Christmas this year. As I’ve said in my last post, my family had a Christmas play at their church on Monday.

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I love dressing up and going to plays.

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The story line was super cute. They had an elderly lady talk about being so busy around Christmas and never having enough time to really enjoy the small things like reading Christmas cards from her loved ones. So every time she pulled up a card, it reminded her of something either she’s done or the real story behind Christmas.

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Then on the stage, they had a giant card and had a different scene for each card the lady read. It was super cute and neat, I never saw a play where they did this before. It was also pretty awesome having a seat in the second row.

After the play was over, I came home and just spent some much needed time with the family. I’ve been watching so many Christmas movies lately and I LOVE IT. And no worries, I’ve been keeping up with my workouts. I almost have my Hipย  Hop Abs month 1 completed. I love the results I’ve got so far and can’t wait to post my full review on it! Time flies by when you’re having fun.

Tuesday I found a really easy and healthy recipe to try out on Pinterest. So after work I stopped at the grocery store and picked up some stuff. i made a Pasta Chicken Spinach meal. Yum!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 can of tomato sauce
  • Fajita chicken strips
  • 1 box of whole wheat penne
  • Spinach
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Granulated garlic
  • Pepperjack Cheese

 

 

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Simply add your water into a pot, add lots of salt, and bring it to a boil. Once the water starts boiling, add in your box of penne with some more salt. Cook this for about 10 minutes.

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While your pasta is cooking, in a separate pan heat up some olive oil. When the oil heats up, add in your chicken. Let this cook until your chicken is cooked through. I already used cooked chicken and just heated it up. Once your chicken is ready, add in your spinach leaves. Use as much as you’d like, as it wilts down. Add some salt & pepper to taste.

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After your chicken and spinach is nice and done, drain your pasta in a strainer. Do not rinse. Then add your pasta back into the pot and also add in your chicken and spinach. Use 2 cups of tomato sauce or as much as you’d like, heat this up for about 3 minutes. Sprinkle in your granulated garlic.. depending on how much you like. All done!

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Now, if you’re like me, you like a little spice. So I added about a handful of shredded pepperjack cheese to the pasta for more flavor. You don’t have to, but it definitely brings more taste.

Today at work was our Christmas party. So last night I made some buffalo chicken dip. I made it a little differently than how I normally make it. This time I used:

  • 1/2 cup of buffalo sauce
  • 1 cup of ranch
  • 1 cup of pepperjack cheese
  • 1 can of drained chicken
  • 1 softened package of cream cheese

Everyone loved it. It was gone before 10:00 this morning. Now I know to make a bigger crock pot for next year or for the next party, as I am always elected to make this for our parties.

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Unfortunately, I couldn’t take a picture of the whole pot because it was gone. But I did manage to get a small plate full!

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There were so many crock pots of awesome food.. but, i managed to fight back the urge to go crazy and stuff my face. Shakeology really does help out with cravings. Thankfully I drank a peanut butter cup shake this morning! I did eat a little bit of everything, I just didn’t overdue it because I don’t want to ruin the hard work I’ve been doing for my workout group challenge.

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Christmas parties means Christmas gifts! My one manager got me a box of candy, a Christmas decoration, and this awesome Elvis mug filled with hot chocolate mix!

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If anyone knows me, they know my two loves are Elvis and Marilyn Monroe. I was so happy with my gifts. My other manager got me a really pretty decorative sign that I can hang in my office.

Tomorrow I’ll be finally finishing up my Christmas shopping. I just love giving out gifts this time of year. Me and some friends will also be going out for dinner. This weekend will be packed full of events as well, so I’ll be posting about that more than likely on Sunday or Monday. So stay tuned!

xo Brittny

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!ย  You can find more awesome clothing and accessories at http://www.beachbodytools.com or ask me! ๐Ÿ™‚

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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!