Friday, September 16, 2016

Friday {feeling good}!!

I'm so thankful it's Friday! Not particularly for any reason other than everyone is SO friendly in the office on Friday's. We have to work a wedding tomorrow, so its really like my Thursday, but regardless. Friday's always bring a certain happiness to the world so I'll embrace it!

This week I started trying to treat myself better than I have been. I've been so negligent. Eating whatever I want, whenever I craved it, staying up too late, exercising halfheartedly and just feeling kinda down. So I decided to change it. When we first got married, we kept up with our healthier lifestyle so well so we decided to get back to that!

I started Insanity on Monday, and my goal for Caleb and I this week was to pack our lunches together every night. I'm happy to say we did this! We also didn't spend a dime this week!

Some of my lunches in the below pictures wasn't all of it... this was more of a lunch/snack combo - not pictured are protein shakes, tuna, and almonds - yumm!

I also bought this tracking notebook earlier in the year called "Fit Happens", and I really love how it breaks down your days. It makes you list 3 things you're grateful for, what inspired you that day, what your eating was like, your mood, and energy levels - there is also an entire page for notes (where I write my specific exercises/numbers down) and a fun little tip/quote on each page. It's really holding me accountable. It's crazy because you can find it here on Amazon for $34 (what the what?!!?) but I got it regularly priced at Target for approx $8.
original image from here
Monday's Insanity prompt for Day 1 was the "Fit Test". This is something you're supposed to do every 2 weeks to track your progress and I'm really excited to see where I am by then!

Something seems different this time. I am ready to be better to myself. Of course, life is all about balance...and you know I love me some donuts...but I'm excited that I've started making better choices the majority of the time!

In other news, is it Sunday yet?!?! I'm ready to watch my Bengals to beat up on our biggest rivals - the Steelers!! Have a fun weekend, everybody!


  1. There is a certain happiness in the air on Fridays, and I love it! Have fun shooting the wedding tomorrow and all the football on Sunday :-D
    Green Fashionista

  2. Okay your lunches look AMAZING. Can you come over and pack mine too, please and thank you.

  3. YOU GO GIRL. You are motivating me to pack healthier lunches!!!! I love that container you have and need to get us one ASAP. Hope y'all have a great weekend and your Bengals win Sunday!!!!! :)

  4. Those lunches look delicious! I love how your lunch box has all the little boxes with in - where did you find that?!

  5. Where did you get your lunch box??

  6. I love this notebook! I have a feeling everyone is friendly in your office on Friday because it's Chocolate Friday! :)

  7. ummmm that top right meal looks amazing and i must have it immediately!
    good for you for treating yourself better! it's a happy circle isn't it? treat yourself better and it's easier to treat yourself better. i'm currently in the eating like crap not working out circle, but i'll get back to it tomorrow/next week.
    that fit journal is fabulous and i want it!

  8. Get it, get it! I am loving your bento box lunches. I need to find me a mid-remodeling Kroger and find some bento boxes on sale!! ;)

    Happy (almost) weekend for you! Here's to another awesome week next week!

  9. That notebook is awesome, I think I need to look for it at Target this weekend! I have never been a big "meal" person for lunch. I prefer a bunch of snacks I can eat throughout the day! Your ideas look so yummy!

  10. Totally agree! Life is all about balance. I try to do 80% good stuff 20% indulgence.

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

  11. Balance is important. You have to treat yourself from time to time.

  12. this is so awesome! I want this journal!


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