Ignorance is Bliss and Giveaway Winner

What’s up loves? How’s your Monday treating you? Hopefully quite nicely 🙂

First off, some housekeeping business:

– Haven’t checked in on everyone’s progress for Complaint Free February in a while! How are you guys doing? Even with a week left, I still find myself struggling, but I’d wager to say the amount of complaints coming from me have decreased significantly!

Zesty Cook is having a blog makeover giveaway. Go over and check it out if you have a minute.

I’ve had quite the busy Monday myself. Although my alarm went off at 4:45 to go to the gym, I made an executive decision that today was officially my rest day, and reset the alarm for 6:10. Muuuuch better:)

After getting ready and taking the puppy for a walk, I had a wondrous breakfast cookie before leaving for work:


Classic combo with a few addins: 1/3 c. oats, 1 T. chia seeds, 1 T. flaxmeal, 1 T. hemp powder, 1 packet stevia, 1 smashed ripe nanner, wee handful of raisins. About half way through eating, I also threw in a handful of raw pecans for some healthy fat 🙂

Instead of Monday it should have been called Meetingday at work. I usually have 1-2 meetings today to prep, go to, and make adjustments after, but today I had 4! It definitely made the day go by quickly, though 🙂

Needless to say, lunch was eaten at the desk so I could bang through some to-do’s:


The cafeteria has quite an impressive salad bar! And some how this lil’ guy jumped in at the end:


Mmm corn bread. I can never quite get down how to make decent cornbread at home, but whenever I buy it somewhere else, it’s always SO good. Perhaps because we don’t use the same amount of butter…ignorance is bliss! 😉

After work I came home, prepared some meat lasagna for the hubski and veggie lasagna for myself, then had him put it in the hot box, and I took off to train a new client at the gym!


On the way there, I sipped on a Green Monster:




The training session was a blast. My new client is a hoot! 😀 When I got home, I finally got to gorge on some veggie lasagna:



I used spelt noodles for this recipe. I wasn’t too sure how it’d turn out – I usually just use regular or whole wheat, but they turned out deliciously yummy. However, I totally forgot I was out of mozzarella in the middle of cooking, so instead I used goat cheese with the ricotta. It turned out really good though! The tanginess of the goat cheese balanced out the sweetness of the ricotta quite well 😀

Now I’m finally relaxing with the husband – we’re watching our latest obsession, 24. It’s pretty intense, I gotta say. Jack Bauer is one crazay mofo.

Giveaway Winner 

The winner of the giveaway for a Tupperware banana keeper and Brendan Brazier’s new book: THRIVE Fitness is Mo @ Mommy RD! Congrats, Mo! Send me your mailing information, and I’ll get your goodies and extras to ya asap.

Thanks to everyone else for participating! 😀

Have a fabulous rest of your Monday night and an awesome Tuesday!


What’s something that no matter how many times you try, you just can’t make a version as good as the store/cafe/restaurant? I can’t, for the life of me, make good cornbread! It always comes out all dry and bland. Maybe I need to just stop trying to make it healthy, haha


12 Responses

  1. Congrats to Mo! I actually met up with her here in Phx about 2 weeks ago…and her daughter is a doll too 🙂

    I cannot make foam in my espresso maker like they can at starbucks. Probably bc i use almond milk and they use soy. But yeah, I can’t get my at home drinks to taste like theirs. Shame, isn’t it!

  2. Love the shirt!! And your lasagna looks so good! What a busy day you had!


  3. I’m currently obsessed with 24 too. It’s almost amusing that Jack tortures someone in every other episode. 😉

    Your lasagna looks so good!

    I can’t for the life of me make good sushi. I suck biiiig time.

  4. We’ve been 24 fans for years. Last night’s is all recorded for us to watch tonight. Now, as far as things I can’t make as good as a restaurant or store…The list is endless, but tops would be Monical’s pizza and Little Caesar’s crazy bread. They should be right next to each other, so we could pick them up at the same time:-)
    Congrats on your PT first! I like the shirt too.

  5. I can’t make cornbread as good at home – I wish I could, though!

  6. Salmon! It tastes ok at home, but it tastes fantastic at restaurants!!

  7. Seared Ahi…I make it alot but still a resturaunt is ALWAYS better!

  8. youre so stylish in your PT shirt! your garbanzo filled lunch looked perfect~ love the cornbread as dessert as well. youre right, ignorance IS bliss.

  9. Ahhh! LOVE the personal trainer shirt! One of the things I’m looking forward to most about training is getting to know my clients. I bet there are some fab people out there just waiting to do some squats with me 😉

    I’ve been trying to replicate this Costco tofu spread foreverrr. But I think I have the same problem as you – I keep trying to make it healthy when it’s essentially mayonnaise! 😛

  10. LOVE your shirt!!! 🙂
    Hmmmm I have a really hard time making rice! UGH!

  11. love that shirt girl, wear it with PRIDE!!

    corn muffins, ahhh that is my weakness I can eat about 10 of them and not even think twice haha, that looks so homemade and good!!

    that breakfast cookie looks delish and filling as well!

    congrats to mommyrd!

  12. Yep, missed this post when I was in Florida. I didn’t see an email for you, so if you email me, I will email you my address.
    mdwyer1970at hotmail dot com

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