september first.

by Janetha on September 1, 2013

in meals,moves

yellow! it’s sunday night and i am still kinda baffled that it’s september. it was six years ago today that my dog, mable, was hit and killed by a car. <3

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not a day goes by that i don’t think of her (i actually have her name tattooed on my wrist.. my first and last tattoo in life.)

how about i tell you about my day?! sooo.. as i mentioned, it was day one of the 24 day advocare challenge. everything went according to plan. i took all the prescribed supplements and ate according to the meal plan. i didn’t stray at all and i even stayed away from my nightly dose of fruity pebbles!  i got a workout in since i took yesterday off. i drank my gallon of water and didn’t miss drinking coffee. i feel great.. so far so good. i will give you a glimpse into my day and show you my main meals.. but i couldn’t be bothered to snap pics of any snacks.

first of all, i headed up to my mom’s this morning so she could take some “before” photos for me. please don’t cringe at my lack of a tan and the weird farmer-ish tan line on my legs. i probably should have filtered this, haha, oh well..

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i weighed in using the zero scale (since i don’t keep track of the actual number that i weigh) and took my measurements. i will report in with the changes as the challenge goes on!

i was a little off today since it was sunday but felt like saturday since tomorrow is a holiday. instead of getting a jump on my usual sunday stuff, i was actually pretty lazy. i fixed a late breakfast (around 11) for marshall and myself.

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eggs scrambled with tomatoes fresh from my sister’s garden (marshall’s had cheddar mixed in, too), toasted jack sprat wheat bread, and a juicy brigham city peach. loveee peaches.

i lazed around for awhile, then decided to go to the gym around 1:55. i actually had to make myself go at that time because the gym is only open until 3 on sundays. i didn’t really have a workout in mind, so i made it up as i went.. here’s what i did!

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this was actually a fun little routine and took under 30 minutes.. my kind of cardio! i left the gym and when i got out to my car i noticed marshall had sneakily put a new sticker on the back. go pack go! he’s real excited for the season to start.NewImage

when i got home i fixed lunch. i definitely needed groceries and didn’t have a lot of options, but i managed to throw this together using what i had on hand.

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i made tuna salad with a little light mayo and whole grain mustard and put in on top of butter lettuce, arugula, and a lone yellow bell pepper that was in my fridge. i topped it with balsamic dressing and ate another peach. i had a lunch beggar. those eyes.

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the next few hours were way lazy. way. way. way. lazy.

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told ya.

i finally cleaned up and headed out to trader joe’s and whole foods around 6. i took my sweet time grocery shopping because that’s what i do.. and then got home around 8 to cook dinner. i made sweet potato shepherd’s pie. it never looks great in photos, but i promise it is one of the most tastiest dishes i make! sooo good.

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randy thought he could stand on my legs to get a good view of marshall eating his dinner. i mean, you can’t see much down on his basset hound level.

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it didn’t win him any bites. but he sure is cute!

now i am typing this and celebrating the fact that i don’t have to wake up at 5:30 in the AM tomorrow! can’t wait to sleep in, take the pups to the park, and maybe do some labor day shopping. hope your labor day is fantastic!

Qs~

1. what is one of the tastiest meals you make?

2. do you have any goals for september?

xo. janetha g.

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Jenn - Girl Heroes September 2, 2013 at 5:02 am

Makes me so sad to think of you losing Mable. She was lucky to have been loved so ferociously by you. <3 Randy, Penny, and you.

Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl September 2, 2013 at 5:10 am

I sure wish my before pictures looked like yours! Your body is rockin’!! ;) I’ve actually been looking for a good shepherd’s pie recipe made with sweet potato. Pinning yours now!

Jan @ Sprouts n Squats September 2, 2013 at 5:43 am

Wow you already look phenomenal in those ‘before’ photos. Are you sure they aren’t ‘after’ ones? :)

lindsay September 2, 2013 at 5:51 am

thinking of sweet mable today. ANd you. Enjoy some rest friend. hugs!

Errign September 2, 2013 at 7:36 am

thinking of you and mable today! i lost mckinley in may to being hit by a car too, and man, i miss him!

Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries September 2, 2013 at 9:37 am

It makes me so sad about Mable. Thinking of you! I just dread the day that one of our pups pass.

I LOVE that sweet potato shepherd’s pie you make! You’re right – it never photographs well, but it sure is tasty!

Susanna September 2, 2013 at 9:53 am

Love the sticker :) Go pack go!

Megan (The Lyons' Share) September 2, 2013 at 10:12 am

Glad you got to enjoy a “lazy” day … those are the best and so needed! Your “before” pics look amazing!

Ja @Ja on the RUN September 2, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Wuhoo! Can’t wait for football season! Go Packers!!! :)

Erin @ A Girl & Her Mutt September 3, 2013 at 8:06 am

Just reading about anyone’s loss of a pet makes me sad. Sending lots of good thoughts your way!

I’m super excited to read about your experience with the 24 day challenge. I also follow Mshell :) and have been really debating on giving it a try. It would be totally different from what I do now (no supplements), but worth a shot I think! I just get really confused on what everything is for and what it does.

Angela September 3, 2013 at 7:02 pm

I have seen instagrams by Mshell too. How much is the 24 day challenge?

Janetha September 3, 2013 at 9:12 pm

The full package is $190 or you can buy parts of it separately :)

Joy September 4, 2013 at 12:54 am

I am told the best thing I make is chicken tacos which is hilarious because 1- I’m vegan. 2- I found it googling easy crockpot chicken recipe (it’s 3 ingredients)

And my September goal? Survive my first half marathon

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