I’m just bursting with news this week! Lots to tell you, so let’s start from the top. :)

1. The 3-Day Workout Challenge has started off with a bang! I marched straight to the gym after work and completed this 60 Minute Mix-it-Up Cardio Routine.

  • 10 minutes elliptical @ level 5
  • 10 minutes treadmill @ 6.5 mph
  • 10 minutes elliptical @ level 5
  • 10 minutes treadmill @ 7.0 mph
  • 5 minutes treadmill @ 4.0 mph & 2% incline
  • 10 minutes stairmaster @ level 5
  • 1 minute treadmill @ 4.0 mph
  • 1 minute treadmill @ 8 mph
  • 1 minute treadmill @ 4.0 mph
  • 1 minute treadmill @ 9 mph
  • 1 minute treadmill @ 3.5 mph

It was absolute perfection – until my treadmill got stuck at 9 mph on my last sprint!!! The speed button was making the beeping noise as I tried to slow down, but the belt stayed at 9.0 mph! Finally, I grabbed the handles on either side of me, jumped both feet off to either side of the spinning death belt and had to literally hammer my fist down on the stop button to get the whole treadmill to shut down. SCARY! But, great workout. Bring it on, day 2 & 3! :)

2. If you think you’re too scared of clowns to watch the Beyonce Clown video, I promise you, you’ll be laughing too hard to be scared. It’s a must-see.

3. IT’S GIRL SCOUT COOKIE TIME!!!! I was innocently filling up my water bottle in the breakroom today, when I spotted the most beautiful sight – a Girl Scout cookie order sheet! With no hesitation I ordered 2 boxes of Thin Mints, and a box of Samoas (which are now called Caramel Delights!).

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I literally cannot wait until these get in!

4. The temperature is supposed to get down to -20 degrees tonight. ‘Nuff said. :(

5. Ben and I hit up the Hy-vee All You Can Eat Salad Bar for dinner tonight!


Fresh salad with all the fixins’ to eat to your heart’s content. It’s love. I filled my plate with:

  • Mixed greens
  • Spinach
  • Crab meat
  • Chicken
  • Cucumbers
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Fried onion rings (I couldn’t resist!)
  • Half a hard boiled egg


Just the white, thanks.

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I also got a big plate of fresh, tropical fruit.

  • Pineapple
  • Cantaloupe
  • Strawberries
  • Mixed Berries


So sweet and juicy – perfection! Pay no attention to the pasta salad that’s trying to diminish its glow – it was terrible and not worthy of my gorgeous fruit plate.


I rounded it all out with a cup of Chicken & Sausage Gumbo. The absolute best – Hy-vee does this soup right!


Oh – and a to-go container of some more fruit. :)


$4.99 for all of that fresh, wholesome, good-for-you food. Can’t beat it!

I’m off to go pop Public Enemies into the DVD player.

Johnny Depp? Nice. Christian Bale? NICE!

Good night!


What’s your favorite Girl Scout Cookie?