Things I’m Loving Lately

First and foremost, I want to thank you all for all your love and support from this mornings post.  The blogging community, friends and family, never cease to amaze me.  Your love, prayers and thoughts are SO appreciated.

And because I’m in such a thankful mood, I thought I’d share with you all some of the things I’m loving lately.  Enjoy!

Frozen Bananas

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http://www.skinnytaste.com/2012/06/frozen-banana-popsicles.html 

I know it sounds weird, but there is something SO refreshing about frozen banana.  I’ve been adding it to my yogurt in the AM and let me tell you, match made in heaven.  The trick is to let them defrost enough to cut them out of the peel,  but still very cold.  I’ve seen some pins lately about frozen banana and pb sammies that are on my must try list as well . . .

Anticipation

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http://www.ineedsnow.com/ski-holidays-austria/st-anton/st-anton.html 

With everything we’ve had going on lately in our little household,  you cannot even IMAGINE the anticipation we have for our upcoming honeymoon.  Two weeks of nothing planned in the beautiful mountains of Austria?  Hello amazing.

Pyramid Runs

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As I wind down my running streak, it has become more important than ever to find runs that interest me.  Enter:  Pyramid runs.   The concept of pyramid runs are simple, just think of a pyramid.  You start at your slowest pace, and slowly build up to a “peak” pace.  My favorite pyramid run has looked like :

  • Start at 6.0 and increase speed by .1 every minute-on-the-minute for 15 minutes.  Remember to repeat top speed.
  • Decrease speed by .1 every minute on the minute until you get back down to 6.0

You try and be bored doing that run!

thinkThin Bars

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I know, I know.  I’m trying to eat whole foods and less processed stuff, specifically bars (they’re my weakness).  But my favorite thing about these bars are how high in protein and low in sugar they are.   Let’s not pretend, they taste like a candy bar I’ll be honest.  But they’re simple, specifically the Creamy Peanut Butter that is my favorite.   When I know I needs calories and protein but don’t necessarily feel like eating, these are absolutely my go to.

Mexican Dark Chocolate

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This is absolutely my FAVORITE DARK CHOCOLATE IN THE WORLD (that’s a lot coming from me. I’ve pretty much worked my way through every single dark chocolate there is on the market).  If you haven’t tried Taza chocolate, change that right now.  Immediately.  It is worth the cost.

And on that note . . . because of my love for Mexican chocolate lately I picked this up to enjoy tonight:

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https://untappd.com/CopperKettleBrewingCompany/photos 

Ummm — hello beautiful.  Please don’t judge me, I am excited.

And of course I always love. . .

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Since it’s my late night at work, Zach and I are planning to take it very easy tonight.  On tap:  packing for the weekend at home, enjoying said chocolate stout, snuggling my family, and some serious relaxation.  Have a great night everyone!

Question of the Afternoon:  What are YOU loving lately?

16 thoughts on “Things I’m Loving Lately

  1. I am loving an amazing daughter who is unselfish, thoughtful, strong and sweet all rolled up in this incredible little dynamite package. See you soon!

  2. I just read in my food network magazine, Aaron Sanches adds mexican cinnamon and cayenne pepper to his brownies. This sounded like something you’d like.

  3. I am loving the new toaster oven that I got for Christmas from my mom. It has been a life safer and takes half the time of turning on the oven! 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  4. When we visited a friend in central Mexico I bought a bunch of their chocolates from the local chocolatier, it was good – not overly sweet like the stuff here. I’ll have to look for that stout if it’s available nationally!

  5. – Frozen bananas really are delicious. I love to dip them in peanut butter/almond butter 🙂
    – ThinkThin bars are delicious too. I used to buy those all the time when I worked at Whole Foods.
    – Lately, I’ve been loving hot baths! It has been my go-to way to relax for the past month or so. Hot bath + book = Perfection.

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