hey guys! i introduced my simply switches about a week ago. if you remember, i made a list of five simple switches to incorporate into my life:
- eat more of a variety
- stop pressing snooze for so long
- fresh flowers in the house to brighten my mood
- stretching during commercials
- more meatless meals
i wanted to check in with these switches so i could keep myself in check! i did really well with the snooze button for about five days.. but this morning i pressed it for 45 minutes! woops. a work in progress, for sure. i still have the fresh flowers, am stretching as often as i possibly can and have planned some meatless meals (and even purchased the ingredients for them—now i just need to make them!).
the one switch that i am really doing a great job on is eating more of a variety. i didn’t mention this, but i made a decision to eat a different breakfast every morning this week.
breakfast parfait: 1 cup chobani greek yogurt, 1/2 cup nature’s path ancient grains graonla & a dollup of skippy natural peanut butter.
egg whites & french toast.
we usually go to the original pancake house on mondays, but this week we went on tuesday because our sales meeting was switched. i usually get eggs and oats, but i decided to ask them if they could do french toast with wheat bread. i am glad i asked, because they happily made it for me and i happily ate it!
breakfast sandwich: 1 egg+2 egg whites scrambled, 1 wedge of laughing cow cheese & 2 slices of whole wheat toast.
i was in a big rush on wednesday (you can tell by the overexposed photos.. i didn’t even take time to properly set my camera settings. oops!), so i took my breakfast on the go.. but it was still something new!
cereal & toast: kashi golean + cascadian farms multigrain squares + skim milk & a slice of whole wheat toast with skippy natural peanut butter.
again, i was in a rush, so this was a quick and easy breakfast. i will be the first to admit it was lacking in protein, but the peanut butter helped keep me full.
protein oatmeal: 1/3 cup oats, 1 scoop EAS premium protein powder (vanilla) & a dollup of skippy natural peanut butter.
it snowed last night so i had a nice, bright backdrop for my breakfast!
protein oats never fail to fill me up. i love them.
tomorrow, saturday, i will be having a protein waffle or pancakes. then on sunday i will be making an omelet. seven different breakfasts for seven days! i didn’t think i’d be able to do it, but i proved myself wrong.
good job, self.
in other news, i had to go to the grocery store yesterday to get marshall some rolls for the beef stew. homeboy is not on the PB toast wagon with me. i didn’t want to go get him rolls because i knew i would walk out of the store with more than just rolls.
i was right.
ugh, i am such a compulsive shopper. we all know i didn’t NEED anything at the store, yet i managed to spend $30.
i wanted to share what i got because there were some good deals that i need to clue you utahns in on! i went to smith’s marketplace in btown, FYI.
- adora calcium discs are now sold there in both dark and milk chocolate
- vitatops are now on sale
- braggs is also on sale right now
- i bought garbanzo bean flour to make ashley’s bread recipe
- izzes are always a must for marshall
- this organic ranch dip is great and doesn’t have MSG like the hidden valley ranch stuff (sad that it does)
- if your husband wants rolls and you want to pretend like you baked them, buy the rhodes warm & serve. 6 “fresh baked” rolls in 12 minutes. don’t mind that they are 160 calories each and your husband ate five of them for dinner. we can’t all eat 800 calories in rolls alone each night. damn him.
time for some more wedding flashbacking! this time i will be showing you guys the wedding party photos. i did something not very traditional and actually SAW marshall before the ceremony. because of the venue, we had to have our ceremony at 7 PM. you see, we had our wedding at a tropical plant store, and so the store was open until 6 o’clock.. meaning we couldn’t barge in and get married until after closing time.
because i wanted photos in the sunshine, this meant i had to suck it up and see my mister before we sealed the deal. some say it is bad luck.. i say it is an added bonus. i got to trounce around the town in my wedding dress with some of my best friends on my wedding day. it was an absolute blast!
my photographers, brody and stacie, are geniuses. they really did a great job at capturing unique shots of the wedding party. without further rambling.. here are the photos!
i think he was grabbing my butt in the one below.
you can’t tell from the photos, but it was scorching hot outside. a big, heavy wedding dress didn’t help the sitch. i was so sweaty! i mean, it was the middle of july, after all.
me with my bridesmaids..
j5 – lindsay
allie – kristen (my maid of honor)
apparently marshall & his groomsmen got a little more personal ;)
dave – nick
other nick – shane (marshall’s best man)
love these tall trees!
marshall & the ladies~
me & the dudes.. i LOVE these guys!
an artsy shot~
love this one~
flip flops for the win!
the dudes had custom made pumas. marshall wouldn’t have anything else! he is obsessed. we had to have them custom made because 3 of the 4 groomsmen are vegan which = no suede or leather.
cool stair shot!
more walking :)
so much fun.
there you have it! tune in next week for another wedding flashback.
what are you up to this weekend? i am going to take it easy for the most part. marshall’s obviously watching the packers game on saturday night. i really need to get a handle on my messy house. it’s pretty ridiculous.
if you come clean and do laundry for me, i will make you breakfast.
clearly, i have lots of options.
1. do you eat the same breakfast daily or switch it up? what are some of your main breakfasts?
2. married folks: did you see your spouse before the ceremony?
xo. janetha g.