Friday, October 30, 2015

Updates and Monthly Weigh-In: October 2015

Weight Loss/Gain: -7 lbs 

Total Weight Loss (Round 2 - 2015): 74 lbs

Total Weight Loss: 96 lbs

Friday, October 23, 2015

Mighty Nut Protein Shake Recipe And Giveaway

I wanted to share this easy peasy, simple and delicious, yet filling protein shake I made the other day, but first I would like to thank Peanut Butter & Co for sponsoring this post. Lately, my protein shakes have been extremely boring. At first, I was using water. Then, I started switching things up and using milk because I needed to get more dairy in my daily diet and that was the perfect way to fit in my dairy on a daily basis. I wanted to switch things up again when I was introduced to Mighty Nut. Mighty Nut is a powdered peanut butter that is low in fat and calories, which makes it a good option for those who love peanut butter, but are watching their caloric and fat intake.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Insane Inflatable 5K 2015 Recap

Insane Inflatable 5K came to NIU in DeKalb, IL on September 19th! I had a good time, but I must admit that it could have been so much better!!! There were a lot of things that were really lacking with this race. The Chicago location, anyways! My husband and I were signed up for different wave times because I thought we already had him registered and come to find out, two weeks before the race, he was not registered and my wave time was already sold out. I was signed up for the 9:45 AM wave and he had to sign up for the next available wave that was closest to mine and that was 10:15 AM. In the end, it really didn't matter which wave we were signed up for because we both got to run together and in a later wave that neither of us signed up for due to a huge backup at the packet pickup tent.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

A Wedding AND 10K: Chicago 10K 2015 Recap

The weekend of August 7-9 was a crazy hectic weekend! I was a bridesmaid in my sisters wedding and I had my first 10K the next morning. I was excited for the challenge, but I also knew it was going to be very hectic. When friends and family heard about my plans for the first time, their response was, "You're not going to be able to drink that much at the wedding!" HA! That was totally okay with me. I hadn't planned on drinking much to begin with. My goals are more important than one night of drinking. Friday night, I had rehearsal, the rehearsal dinner, and I stayed a bit afterwards to help finish the reception hall. That night, I only got 5 hours of sleep. The wedding was hectic, but the reception was fun. I did end up having some drinks in the limo and at the reception and probably more than I should have. However, it did not affect me at all like I was afraid it was going to. With the number of drinks I had... I should have been tipsy borderline drunk, but felt absolutely nothing. So, that was a good thing. I got lucky. The drinks were strong, so I started thinking to myself why it had not affected me like it should of. I guess I will never know.