Sunday, January 1, 2012

Cheers to a Brand New Year!

Happy New Years Everyone!!

I finally decided what my New Years Resolution will be...

Apparently last night as I was leaving the party <very late and very tired> I snatched one last Cake Ball my sister made (they were absolutely delicious!) and said to Mike that I had to have one to-go.

Well, I guess I brought it in the car and left it there.  Uneaten.

When I then inquired as to its whereabouts this morning after hearing the story he says he threw it away.  RUDE.

So... My resolution is that this year NO CAKE BALLS GO WASTED!!!!



{Mari's Balls}


Honestly, I've been working to be healthier all year so I think that I don't necessarily need a resolution to be healthier, maybe just to keep it up and continue to grow as an athlete :)


My new favorite way to start the morning?  Best Cereal Combo EVER:


1/2 Cup Kashi Go Lean Crunch
1 Cup Fiber One Honey Squares
Almond Milk
Strawberries and Blueberries


Speaking of New Years Resolutions... Mike's is to cancel the Sunday Paper.  He started getting the Sunday paper last month and this is pretty much what we used them for:


Placemats.

What?  It's way easier to read the news online or watch it on T.V. Newspapers are just large and cumbersome.  The cartoons weren't even that funny.  Catching up on blogs is just a better use of my time.

That's my chicken salad featured above -- tons of spinach underneath, but it wasn't my favorite salad.  I'm really picky with my deli meat and the chicken just wasn't that great.  I prefer Rotisserie Chicken pulled and fresh to the sliced sandwich meats. 

So RECOVERING from a New Years Eve full of Cake Balls and Drinking was best with an Egg Sandwich and Egg White Omelette!


Too tired this morning to do dishes hence the Dixie paper plate. 

Pretty impressive Omelette, no?  I'm getting better!!  

OH and for all you COSTCO shoppers out there... GO buy some of their Chicken Red Pepper and Spinach Sausages -- too good!  I broke one up and paired it with Spinach, Sliced Red Bell Pepper, Feta and made an Egg White Omelette with a piece of wheat toast the other day and the flavors were so incredible.




Let me tell you.. an Omelette like this would seriously cost you like $10 at a restaurant, I'm saving so much money with my new culinary skills.  Yes... that's another section of the Sunday paper.  Waste not want not.



Favorite thing that happened in 2011?

Probably this little guy being born!!!  


Umm this is the CUTEST outfit ever!  it says 100% Organic... and on his tummy it says 'Made With Love' LOL


And it's been BEAUTIFUL weather here in Texas even though it's now January it's 60 degrees outside -- perfect weather to be outdoors!  


Went running with Mike yesterday and clocked in 3.2 miles before his knee started really bugging him... Looked it up online and seems he has Iliotibial Band Syndrome - all his symptoms are exactly that. 

Anyone else suffered from this?  Any tips/tricks to dealing with it?  


So to stay off the knee, we're going on an extra long bike ride here as soon as I get off the computer!!! 


Happy First Day of 2012 Everyone!! 



Questions for the Day:

What's your New Years Resolution?

Anyone dealing with Iliotibial Band Syndrome?  Any suggestions on stretches?

Favorite Cereal Combo?!




5 comments:

My Tracks said... Best Blogger Tips ** Leave a lil' Suga **
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Hi Brittany found your blog through a friend, love your cereal combo! My favorite combo is a little bit of oatmeal, milk, plain cereal (which ever is in the house), fruit and some protein powder!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips ** Leave a lil' Suga **
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OH NOOOOO NOT THE CAKE BALL!!!! MIKE HOW COULD YOU?????

Hahaa I'm glad it seemed like everyone liked them though!

I agree and think you've done a really great job being healthy and fit. You're definitely an inspiration!

And YES! I love blueberries and strawberries in my healthy cereals(:

Your omlette looks delicious! You need to teach me how to make it some time!!

JACKSON IS SOOOOOOOOOO ADORABLE!

You are tiny, love that workout jacket on you and bright blue shoelaces hahaa so cute!

I'm sorry to hear about Mike): I hope he feels better really soon!

Happy New Year! I'm really going to try to keep focusing on staying positive this year, sometimes it's one of the hardest things to do!

Much Love!
Mari

Gabriela @ Fro-Yo Lover said... Best Blogger Tips ** Leave a lil' Suga **
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Hi Brittany! I just stumbled upon your blog and I'm already a fan! Even though I do love reading the newspapers, the idea of using them as placemats sounds GENIUS to me! Seriously brilliant stuff, haha.
I'm kind of jealous of your 60 degree temperature - me and my family are in Orlando to visit Disney and we're getting 35 degrees for as long as we've been here (ok, 1 day. Haha).
Anyway - I hope I'm not too late to day HAPPY NEW YEAR!
xoxo
Gabriela

BSparkles said... Best Blogger Tips ** Leave a lil' Suga **
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The good thing about Florida is that the weather is always changing! Hopefully some sunny skies are in your forecast :-D And Disney is MAGICAL ... I think when I was little my dream was to grow up and *be* a Fairy Princess. Have so so so much fun! Thanks for stopping by :)

BSparkles said... Best Blogger Tips ** Leave a lil' Suga **
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I've never had oatmeal with plain cereal - but I think the extra crunch sounds like fun! Kinda like granola on top?? Thanks for the idea!