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


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..


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.


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!


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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!


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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