Yummmmm 265/365

I’m starting to get back into the whole wanting to cook and eat actual food instead of whatever I can throw together quickly. The weather has cooled off a bit and now it’s time to start thinking about making some yummy meals and having leftovers for the freezer.

Last night I whipped up one of my favorite meals from Juli Bauer’s Paleo Cookbook. I made her Buffalo Chicken Casserole and it was just as tasty as I remembered. Plenty of food was made and it Fed my husband and I along with enough for me to eat tonight for dinner while he has beef stew that we threw in the crockpot this morning, and I have enough for another meal for the two of us that will be going in the freezer for one of those days when I need a quick fix for dinner.

I had a great day taking care of stuff at the house but I started the morning off with a workout at Orange Theory it was an ESP day and the coach made sure I wasn’t slacking on the weight floor. Love that they both encourage and push me to my limits.

I’m also reading a book for work that has me really thinking about all aspects of my life and I am looking forward to this upcoming week at the office. I can’t say that I’ve felt that way in a long time so i know it is a great thing that I have made this move. Even if there is all sorts of drama and distractions coming from my old place of employment. I love the people I work with and my team.

Happy Sunday. And, I can honestly say I’m looking forward to Monday. That’s a first.

I Do It For The Smiles 264/365

Today I got to hang out with some of my friends and help build hope for a little girl battling pediatric cancer. She’s a RocStar.

I am absolutely honored and humbled that I get to be a part of this. I keep thinking that I’m going to wake up one day and they are going to tell me sorry but we don’t need/want you anymore.

This foundation truly has my heart and passion. I love what they stand for and what they are doing. I’ll be working with them as long as they’ll have me.

Friday & Looking Forward To What’s To Come 263/365

I started at a new office on Monday and I can honestly say that I am loving it and look forward to going into the office. I don’t have to go into the office as I can do a lot from home, but I want to. The people I work with are super supportive and motivating.

I’m excited to see how I can grow here and I can’t wait for it to start. I’m time blocking and scheduling my days so that I can get everything I need to done and even work on some more projects for the future.

We have a mastermind reading group and the book we are reading this month is super inspirational and also making me take stock of my life both professionally and in my personal life. There are so many ways for me to grow and I’m seeing the potential of that now. I’ve definitely lost my way a bit over the last several years following my husband around the country for his job. It’s time for me to really find my purpose and become the best me I can be.

One of the things my new office does is we have a plaque with our name outside our office and an inspirational quote on it. So tonight I’ve been looking for the quote I want to use so I can get it put up outside my office. I’ve found so many amazing ones that I’m going to be up all night trying to decide which one to use.

I’ll leave some of my favorites here:

I’m not going to lie I’m a bit partial to the Dr Seuss quote. I have a feeling one of these 4 quotes will be hanging outside my office door next week.

Happy Friday.

Cooking For 2 262/365

Tonight on the menu for dinner was meatloaf and mashed potatoes.

However, I can’t just make 1 meatloaf. The husband will eat a turkey meatloaf but it’s not at all what he’s interested in eating. He wants the real deal. I won’t eat anything but turkey meatloaf. So, yup you guessed 2 separate meatloafs were made tonight.

Luckily it’s pretty easy to whip up 2 different loafs. I chop up enough onion and garlic for both split it between 2 bowls add the meat, egg, and gluten free bread crumbs and mix away.

Tomorrow night will be Julie Bauers Buffalo Chicken Casserole which I love he hasn’t tried this one yet, but loved the one I made from Fed And Fit by Cassy Joy. So I’m sure he’ll like this as well. And, if not that just means more for me.

How’s your Thursday been?

Run/Row 261/365

It was a run/row day at Orange Theory today. And, well I hate me some rowing. However, it was a victory for me as I made all the rows in the recommended time with even a second or 2 to spare. I was of course in the high end of the recommended time but still I did it.

I will never be a fan of rowing of this I am almost certain but I am improving at it. It may be a little at a time but I am doing it.

On another note I’m so excited to be working at my new firm. It’s been amazing so far and I’ve only been there 3 days. I love going into the office and I am excited for tomorrow.

It really is true that if you’re surrounded by supportive positive people you’ll really feel it and your outlook will change. I don’t even care that I have a 30-45 minute commute as opposed to the 10 minute commute I used to have. Those extra 20-35 minutes mean nothing when you’re actually looking forward to going to work instead of dreading it and trying to come up with excuses to miss meetings because you just can’t stand being there.

Happy Hump Day!

Taco Tuesday, Well Close Enough 260/365

It’s Taco Tuesday, but when you’re life takes a bit of a swerve and your income has changed for a month, you just had to take your dog to the vet to the tune of $250 it means you’re not going out for tacos.

A visit to the vet for the dog was unplanned and hopefully we will have some answers after lab work comes back tomorrow or Thursday.

So, instead of going out to one of our favorite Mexican restaurants I made some Mexican food at home. It wasn’t tacos but quesadillas instead. It was still delicious and well considerably cheaper than going out.

I really need to get my act together and start meal planning for the week.

This meal came together quick and it was super easy to make so it worked well and it’s something that I can always throw together in a pinch.

So Taco Tuesday still happened it was just quesadillas instead Quesadilla Tuesday anyone?

It’s Meant To Be 259/365

When you join a new company and they have a 30 minute workout Monday through Thursday you know you’re working at an amazing place.

I won’t be making every workout session as I’ll be at Orange Theory a lot but on days off from OTF I’ll be joining my co-workers.

Today was my first day at the office and also a day off from OTF so I joined them in their workout and well it can give OTF a run for it’s money. 30 minutes and I was exhausted.

Not to mention that they aren’t kidding around, exercise balls, kettle bells, medicine balls, yoga mats, and resistance bands for everyone. My shoulders are killing me after today’s workout.

I think I’m going to love it at this new office.

I’m a bit bummed that I won’t be in the office tomorrow but working from home. Yet another sign that this place is going to be a good fit. I want to go to the office and it’s a 30-45 minute commute and I still want to be there.

Super excited to start on this new journey.

Anyone else have this type of thing going on at their office?

That’s A Wrap 256/365

Today ended the 270 mile journey for our Roc The Ride riders. They did awesome and crossed the finish line with some of the families they were riding for.

Amazing week has come to an end. I’ll be recapping all that occurred this week tomorrow.

Happy Friday.

Day 2 255/365

It’s Day 2 of the ride and it was a good day. 12 riders bringing awareness to Childhood Cancer.

Tomorrow is the big day when the riders will arrive and be joined for the last mile by many pediatric cancer patients and their families.

Will you help Roc The Ride and donate to this great cause? Click right here to make a donation. Every little bit helps.