Thursday, August 9, 2012

Random Things...and a Contest!

So today's post is just a few random things grouped together that really don't relate at all.

I cracked my back today! Don't worry. I'm not talking about some major injury that may leave me paralyzed. I'm talking about that thing you do when your spine feels all tight so you twist around and feel a good pop or two and end up feeling all relaxed. Yeah, that one. Well I haven't been able to do that in about a year. The bigger I got, the harder it was to stretch and twist. The less I stretched, the more tight I got. Right before I started my fitness plan I was so tight that my upper back would actually crack when I sneezed! I've gained a lot of flexibility by working out and that coupled with my weight loss means I can finally twist and stretch my back again. Hooray for small victories!!!

Second, nursing school is starting back up in less than three weeks. That's just nineteen short days before I have to rebalance my priorities and juggle being a wife, mom, and student with my fitness goals. I am currently working on a menu "template" so that I can rotate between a selection of dinners that work for me that I can prepare in advance and serve quickly. I am using the Team Beachbody Club meal plans as base and then tweaking them a bit to match the needs of my family. In the next few weeks, I'll be posting several of the recipes.

Finally, I'm looking for ideas for healthy snacks that are easy to pack and bring with me to class and to the hospital. I have a few standbys that I carry with me now, but it's always good to have new ideas.

So that brings me to the contest! I never really win anything, but I love entering contests. I especially love entering contests on blogs. In the spirit of upping the odds dramatically for you, I decided to host my first contest now....when the blog is brand new and hardly anyone is reading this thing. So basically, your odds of winning are down right fantastic. The prize is a sample of Shakeology. It's my secret weapon I've been using every day as a nutrient dense meal replacement for breakfast. You will get to choose your flavor: Chocolate or Greenberry.

All you have to do to enter is share your favorite on the go healthy snack in the comments.


  1. If you like tomatoes, a few cherry tomatoes would make a nice little snack. Especially this time of year when you can get them local.

  2. You should add the thing on your blog that allows other people to join your blog and shows them as followers. I'm going to add you on my blog as one of the blogs I follow so I can see when you update. I realize I could do it through facebook but I didn't connect mine through facebook. Like your blog--keep on blogging!

  3. I like the apples that are already cut in the bags. My favorites are from Trader Joes but I also get them at BJs (motts) and Costco.