fitness, foodie, weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans & Getting Fit

Can you believe March is here? Say whaaa?

I had been fighting off getting a cold starting around Thursday after lunch. On Friday we decided to stay in since I wasn’t feeling 100% We caught up on some of our shows and then I started reading Yeah, Maybe. You guys, I could NOT put this book down! I literally read half of the book in one sitting. The only reason I stopped was because it was getting super late and I knew I needed to go to bed.

Saturday we decided to hit up the thrift store in Pell City. It was a bust, but since we were half way to Oxford at that point….we decided to keep driving! We hit up a few there, stopped by my mom’s house for a while to see her and my fursisters, ate at Jefferson’s and then headed up Hwy 431 and hit every thrift shop between Oxford and Gadsden!! We ended our evening by birthday shopping for Christopher and Cooper (two of our nephews) and getting some of our grocery shopping done. Grocery shopping on Saturday night is awful, so many meats had expiration dates of Monday. Uh, no thanks…so I am going to have to finish getting our stuff tonight after work.

We grabbed Moe’s BBQ on the way home.

Weekend eats…

weekend eatsChicken Salad Chick lunch on Friday (scoop of Fancy Nancy with pasta salad and fruit), Moe’s BBQ Smoked Turkey with baked beans and potato salad(which I gave to Chris), and Jefferson’s cheese fries that had way too much cheese on them. Yes, there is a thing as too much cheese…who knew??

Sunday I worked on some blog posts, organized and started cataloging our video game collection, reading the rest of Yeah, Maybe (review to come) and finishing my research on IIFYM and purposeful household plants (post to come!!).

I realized that all of my nieces and nephews are too old for the Sesame Street Wrapping paper I have. I finished up one of the rolls for Cooper because I know he cares nothing about what the presents are actually wrapped in…just what they are!


We took the presents to my sisters house to celebrate with them! I can’t even believe that Cooper is 5 today and Christopher recently turned 10!!!! It also made me remember that the boys are the same age difference as Tracy and I. And that all of our youngest nieces and nephews (there are three of them the same age) all turn 5 this year and will be starting kindergarten in the fall! I can’t even handle that!

In other news…

Erin and Kristen brought back their 4 Weeks Fit Challenge! This is perfect timing for me! I shared my new work out schedule on Friday, so that will be part of my goal for the next four weeks…continuing with my C25K program.

The other part of my challenge will involve the kitchen. If you didn’t already know, unfortunately, abs are made in the kitchen. I have been doing research for a few weeks now on the IIFYM plan and then Mia posted this last week. Her post was great and covered the basics that you need to know, so I wont go in to some long spill.

Basically you are allotting yourself “x” amount of calories each day. But you are focusing on how many of those calories come from protein, carbs and fats. You can eat whatever you want, just so long as it fits in your macros.

Shit got real and I bought a food scale, so you know I am serious!


If you are planning on participating in the challenge, best of luck! Let me know so I can keep up with you! There is more winter weather planning to wreak havoc on the south in the form of freezing rain later this week. Gross. I love snow, I do not love ice. I really enjoyed the snowy views on my commute Thursday morning…

snow day
I hope everyone has a great week!
Love, Fun & football
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  • Reply ellesees March 2, 2015 at 8:22 am

    they have a moes bbq here–have not tried it, but am curious!

  • Reply Kristin March 2, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Love your goals! I did the C25k program and loved what it did for my running! Also, food scales are the bomb! I honestly dont know how I lived without mine! I’m excited to hear how you rock these goals! Thanks for linking up with us. 🙂

  • Reply Biana Perez March 2, 2015 at 8:49 am

    You are going to rock the challenge that you are doing because you are so serious – so that’s awesome!! All your weekend eats are making me drool…which is not good at all!! Happy Monday girl! xo, Biana – BlovedBoston

  • Reply Erin LFF March 2, 2015 at 8:58 am

    You go girl!!! I really want to buy a good food scale. I’ve gotten good at eyeballing, but it would be nice to more exact! 😉 Also- feel free to wrap presents for me in sesame street paper any day- hehe, I love it!

  • Reply Marie March 2, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Great goals!! You go!! Ice is the worse. I would take snow over ice any day.

  • Reply Brooks March 2, 2015 at 10:24 am

    I’m not looking forward to Wednesday-Thursday, at all. But it looks like you ate some good food this weekend!

  • Reply Heather @ My Little HEA March 2, 2015 at 10:26 am

    I am waiting for DST to start so I can begin the C25K again and actually finish it. Definitely checking out that tracking macros thing because just counting calories doesn’t always work for me. Did you find anything good thrifting? Happy Monday!

  • Reply Julia @ Grace Makes New March 2, 2015 at 10:31 am

    Woo hoo good luck on your fit challenge! A food scale is a great tool, super helpful when you are figuring out portions and all that! LOL so true that unfortunately abs are made in the kitchen! Why can’t I just eat whatever I want and do some extra planks and crunches?? 😉

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says March 2, 2015 at 10:42 am

    That fitness challenge sounds like something I should look into. I’m holding off on anything drastic until I get some test results back because that will affect everything I do. But it might help in the meantime.

    I had buffalo chicken mac and cheese for lunch yesterday and my first thought was to take a picture of it because it seemed like something you would eat and share and I’d be jealous of. But then I started stuffing my face instead.

  • Reply kristen March 2, 2015 at 10:46 am

    yay! so excited for you girl, you’ll definitely smash it! and yay for enjoying yeah, maybe – me too! 🙂
    ps i only really know 2 kids (just turned 2 and almost 2) and i used christmas paper for their presents because they are born in jan and march and i never have normal paper! lol

  • Reply Kayla March 2, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Go you for buying that legit food scale! I NEED one of those. I have a Paula Dean old school looking one that I love but let’s be real, I hardly use it. I’d really like to start preparing better foods to help kick butt on my goals for this month! You’re so right, abs are made in the kitchen 😉

  • Reply Jenn @ Business, Life & Design March 2, 2015 at 11:18 am

    Ugh – weighing food. During one of my habit building months, I’m going to start paying more attention to portion control, but I’m not looking for to it. Not at all!

  • Reply kathy@real talk March 2, 2015 at 11:57 am

    you are going to crush this challenge!! it’s amazing to see what you actually eat when you track! my husband is hardcore training for a cycling trip and has been watching what he’s eating. he was so against tracking before but now he’s Mr. MFP and everything about that LOL

  • Reply Jessi March 2, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try IIFYM and loved Mia’s post last week!

    So serious with the food scale, get in there!!

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph March 2, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Solid sheet of ice here this morning. RAGE.

    Good luck with IIFYM!

  • Reply Laynah Rose March 2, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Hold the phone, she got a food scale! It just got real. Haha jk. Good luck with everything!

  • Reply Pamela March 2, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Good luck with the IIFYM plan! I really need to get back into shape soon, I’ve been slacking off hardcore on working out and definitely not eating healthy. You are all kinds of serious with that food scale, I love it! So motivational! You’re going to kill it girl!

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista March 2, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    All that food looks delish! Hope you’re feeling better 🙂

  • Reply Allison March 2, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    FOR THE LOVE… all of that food looks divine! And I cant wait to read your review on Yeah, Maybe!!!

  • Reply tricia coniglio March 2, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Kids seriously grow so fast! It is so cool you guys are so involved with your nieces and nephews. And the food! yes, please, I would luv something loaded with too much cheese right about now. I think I am craving almost everything cheesy, saucy, greasy, salty and chocolatey right now. Thankfully it is just a few days a month then the cravings go away.

    I’m so excited to hear about your 4 week challenge! Good luck. I am going to head over to the links you listed to check it out. I am still not working out but doc says I should be able to in 3-4 wks!

  • Reply Laura @ Life with Lolo March 2, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    Scratch the second half of that email I sent – I got the comments to load finally!!!! Anyways, looks like an amazing weekend and let’s get ‘er done when it comes to this challenge!

  • Reply Amanda March 2, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    ” Yes, there is a thing as too much cheese…who knew??” Fuck you, Nadine.

  • Reply Kerry March 2, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    Love the meme at the top! So much amazing food, and thrift shopping is so much fun! Good luck on the challenge!

  • Reply Joey March 3, 2015 at 12:02 am

    Your Monday morning food posts make me hate my life. haha! AND YAYYYY for finishing the book! I’m so glad you liked it 🙂 And dude, you bought a food scale. Shit definitely just got real! haha

  • Reply Amanda Elizabeth March 3, 2015 at 7:25 am

    I literally just spit my coffee out when you said shit got real…..then showed the food scale. I think Mark would run scared from me if I started to measure/weigh out our food but it really makes such a difference understanding portions!

  • Reply Gingi March 3, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Looks like colds are going around, my husband and I are currently fighting off some kind of bug… anyhoo, happy March blogger friend! Can’t wait to see what you post this month! <3 –

  • Reply Kayla M March 3, 2015 at 11:59 am

    I bought a food scale over a year ago and I think its been used about two times (fail!) – I need to get better at using it! As soon as the snow melts I plan on starting Couch to 5K again – I love it!

  • Reply Laura March 3, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    You’re my hero for buckling down and getting that food scale and getting serious. You’ll have to let me know how that goes. And YES a million times to Moe’s and their white BBQ sauce — their wings are also so yum!

  • Reply Kay R. March 3, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    You will rock this challenge!! I dont have a food scale but maybe I should get one!!

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