Thursday Anyone?

Good morning my Thursday friends! Did everyone have a good Wednesday night? Did you enjoy round 2 of Keith’s kettlebell demonstrations? I did! I wanted to mention that the other guy in the video was Keith’s good friend and training partner, Zach. (He is the creator of the Get Yoked Meatloaf we are always making!)  Awesome guy and I am sure he will be showing up in more videos along the way!

This morning I clocked in a 10 mile tempo run…I averaged around 8:20/pace and I am going to be heading to Body Pump in a few hours. I am easily into my second cup of coffee right now and enjoying every bite of my oatbran bowl: 1/2 cup oatbran, 1 Tbsp. flaxseed, 1 Tbsp. honey, 1 Tbsp. almond butter and a handful of fresh blueberries…HEAVEN IN A BOWL I tell ya!) Sorry no picture…I typically don’t do breakfast pictures. Not sure why…but I figure photographing my dinner every night is good enough! Don’t hate me….haha!

Speaking of dinner…last night was a simple but a goodie. I simply baked chicken (drizzled with some olive oil and sprinkled with poultry seasoning) paired with some couscous and broccoli. Eh…not terribly exciting but sometimes I think the simplest dishes are just what the body needs! (especially on busy weeknights!)

I'll Take It!

Do you have a “go-to” recipe that is easy to create on a busy week night?

Later this afternoon I have my FINAL meeting with the local  restaurant Fion’s to finalize the healthy living menu! Today is the fun part because today is the tasting day! WOOT! The menu is debuting on Tuesday, March 23rd! OH so excited! To read more on this, go here! As soon as the menu debuts I will post it for everyone to see!

So my good friend Hilary and I were talking about life commandments. I recently started making a list of life commandments that help me when I am having a bad day. Hilary said she recently read in a magazine an excerpt from a book called, “Adding more Ing to Your Life,” and one of its tips was to write down three things that make you smile every morning.  It can be as simple as a warm bed or a good cup o joe.  But the idea is that it helps to focus on the positives in life first thing.  It sets you up for a good day. I thought this as FABULOUS! So here are my three for this morning:

  1. The weather is gorgeous today…simply gorgeous!
  2. I really got a good night’s sleep last night and feel very rejuvenated this morning
  3. Coffee, Coffee and more coffee…that will probably always be on my list! 🙂

What are 3 things made you smile this morning?


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40 Responses

  1. It is finally sunny here! – that made me smile! Along with it almost being the weekend, and eating a yummy breakfast! 🙂

  2. the fact that everybody slept in their own beds without throwing up made me smile this morning! no 4 loads of bedlinen/towels./pj’s washing like yesterday for me today 🙂

  3. I like this idea too!
    1. Today is the day I’m free of a big heartache. at least the source of it anyways…let the healing begin
    2. The sun was up BEFORE my alarm went off…pre work runs are just around the corner!
    3. I got to work on time, with a cute outfit!

  4. Hmmm three things this morning:

    1. Sunny blue skies!
    2. My puppy smiling sleepily when I got up before the sun.
    3. Awesome session at my chiro!

    Happy Thursday!

  5. I only typically take a picture of my dinner too. Occasionally, I’ll do another meal if there is something particularly interesting about it.

    1. It’s sunny out and supposed to get progressively warmer this week/end
    2. My puppy got groomed and is all fluffy and pretty.
    3. It’s almost the weekend.

  6. I only typically take a picture of my dinner too. Occasionally, I’ll do another meal if there is something particularly interesting about it.

    1. It’s sunny out and supposed to get progressively warmer this week/end
    2. My puppy got groomed and is all fluffy and pretty.
    3. It’s almost the weekend.

  7. My go-to recipes tend to be pre-made veggie/bean burgers that I make and keep in the freezer. I think I need to smile more this morning – thank you for the reminder! I may have laughed at Cathe Friedrich as I was doing my workout this morning…that’s not good enough. Note to self: smile a lot today!

  8. I just had some fresh blueberries, too. Can I add those to my smiley list? I’d also add that tomorrow is Friday (the best thing about Thursday in my opinion) and I saw the cutest white puff ball of a puppy on the way to work this morning.

  9. It’s no longer dark when I drive to work, I get to see my bf tomorrow, it’s pay day!

    I always find quesadillas to be quick and easy.

  10. Ooh…I LOVE this concept! I need to work on some life commandements myself!

  11. My go to recipe is usually a salad. It takes two seconds to make!

  12. Every morning when I read your blog, it makes me want to skip work and go run 10 miles…ugh. Jealous. I guess laps around my classroom will have to do. 🙂

    I always make a bowl of veggies for dinner when I’m feeling lazy. Roast them and put them in a bowl.

    Smiles this morning: sunshine, puppy, clean garage.

  13. 1. It’s Thursday (almost Friday)
    2. I feel great after yoga last night
    3. My boss is out of town today! 😉

  14. Yay! See, it works. Mine are:
    1. perfect cup of coffee (also always on my list 🙂 )
    2. snuggly kitty
    3. The BEAUTIFUL weather

  15. I throw together “veggie scrambles” for my go to if I have no other dinner ideas. I’ve got it down to a science- less than 10 minutes!

    1. Full night of sleep (hasn’t happened in a while)
    2. Boss isn’t in the office until later (for some reason people just seem so much more relaxed!)
    3. I’ve got a good run planned for tonight!

  16. Kell, I love a good simple dinner. But I must say that your dinner isn’t simple as in box of mac and cheese, yours is healthy and beautifully delicious! I make roasted chicken and sweet potatoes with broccoli for an easy weeknight meal and love it.
    Great idea on the three things to be thankful for. I need to start a gratitude journal of sorts, just to give me some perspective!
    Have a great day, lady!

  17. *My dog

    *Singing “I Need a Blush Brush” to the tune of “I Need a Hero this morning”


  18. 1. snapple!

    2. the fact that Greys and office are new tonight!

    3. that spring is just around the corner 😉

  19. Three things that made me smile

    1) My baby girl 🙂

    2) The sun

    3) having a fantastic run this morning

  20. my go to recipe on a busy night is always microwaved steamed veggies with something like a quorn cutlet/burger patty, grain, and a topping like hummus :). done in less than 10 mins. umm 3 things that made me smie this morning: my daily diet dr pepper (guilty!) a nice hot shower, and waking up one min before my alarm clock

  21. hi loveee!! the exact same things are making me smile this morning too!! I feel like a grandma by saying that the sunshine and a goodnights sleep are my happy moments! the boyfriend is town is definitely #3 though, because deep down coffee is always #1!! hehe! I hope your meeting goes well today! how exciting!!! xoxo!

  22. I guess one thing that has made me smile today is that I have been able to spend it with my mom who is here visiting! Yay for moms!

  23. 1. the sun is finally(!) shining
    2. a client signed his email to me, “Let ‘er buck,”
    3. coffee!

    – Beth @

  24. Hey – thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday. Yours is great – glad you visited so I can now follow you! My “go-to” recipe is always stri-fry – it’s so easy and I absolutely love it.

    I love this three-things idea:
    1. My cat snuggling the heck out of me.
    2. Coffee – of course!
    3. A sunny a.m. and knowing the daylight savings is just around the corner…and with it Spring!!

  25. Hey – I mentioned that book on my Blog before – remember!!?
    I try to keep a Gratitude journal…Lord knows I need it…but yeah…
    1.The sun (even though it makes me want/feel like I should run, but my legs feels like pulsating blood pools…)
    2.Nut Butters
    3. That I’m alive and have two legs.

  26. Coffee is an INSTANT mood booster for me. Even better? FREE coffee! I’m heading to Starbucks right now to use a gift card a friend randomly sent me in the mail. Oh yeah, the weather here in NYC is beautiful right now. It could always snow tomorrow (and well into April), but I’m going to let myself enjoy it today!

  27. 1. Coffee
    2. Early morning sweat session (Out of the house by 6 am!)
    3. Getting sent home from my teaching job to study for my orals (*Nerd alert*)


  28. 3 things that made me smile:
    1) pain free shins when I woke up
    2) SORE muscles from kettlebells (I love being sore!)
    3)my husband–he emailed to tell me he is making dinner tonight! 🙂

  29. Love this question!

    1) Not feeling sick again this morning for the first time in a few days. phew.

    2) Plans to go to my new gym tonight and try out the machines!

    3) Really delicious stir-fry on the menu for dinner 🙂

  30. My three smile things are:
    1) COFFEE. 🙂
    2) My pup and kitty
    3) That I just resolved almost all 40 of my trials set to start next week. Holla–I just got my weekend back. 🙂 🙂

    I’m so excited fro you about working with that restaurant! It sounds like such a great opportunity and experience!

  31. thats so cool about the healthy living menu!! i cant wait to hear whats on it 🙂 what made me happy this morning??
    1. one day closer to the weekend
    2. I got AMAZING feedback about a spin class I taugh last week
    3. COFFEE and my oatmeal!!

  32. This morning I smiled because…
    1. I made a Green Monster smoothie
    2. My dog is just so darn cute
    3. I thought yesterday was Thursday but I knew today really was 🙂

    Hope you’re having a great day too, Kelly!

  33. I am loving blueberries on my oats lately! So good! Three things…
    1. workout
    2. coffee
    3. husband

    I hope you are having a great day!

  34. 1. Andrew’s 30th birthday is almost here!!
    2. my dogs bouncing around when I got home
    3. my afternoon snack of PB and apples, yum!! 🙂

  35. Go to meal is the Balsamic and Honey Glazed Chx and couscous that I mentioned yesterday. My three things:

    1. Todd bringing me breakfast in bed
    2. Snuggle time with Gunthar
    3. Knowing I get a mid-day strength workout b/c it’s Thursday (my favorite day of the week!)

  36. This morning I smiled at . . . 1) knowing that I was taking a first step to getting my GI issues resolved (I got an abdominal ultrasound at 6:40 2) Starbucks unsweetened iced tea 3) Going to the Judge’s chambers!

  37. okay this is late BUT i love this idea!
    1. knowing spring break is SO soon
    2. knowing my family is excited to see me
    3. coffee & bible date w. my boy in the AM 🙂

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