It’s April already – how did that happen?? After a surprise snowfall on Sunday, things *seem* to be getting more spring-like. I don’t want to jinx it or anything, though. I know once we hit summer, people will complain about the heat, because, … well, we like to have things to complain about I’m convinced. We say we don’t like to complain, “I don’t like to complaint, BUT….” but we do!
Next week is going to be fun around here (at least I think it will be, hopefully you will too), with a few giveaways, including a copy of Trim Healthy Mama book (yes, it is over 600 pages!), planners, maybe a recipe, maybe a video, just lots of good stuff.
But today, I just wanted to kind of do a general chit-chat post, which I hope to do more of instead of just one post about one thing all the time. So, on the food front, what have I been enjoying? Lots of stuff! I will go into more details of my actual daily meals next week, but besides the normal stuff, I was sent this package of Nakd bars the other week. While they don’t 100% fit in THM as far as weight-loss goes, if you’re following THM, I think they’d be just fine for a crossover and for athletes, kids, or people who are trying to switch from a sugar-laden, chemical-filled bar to something very clean. The ingredient lists on these babies are so simple, a first-grader could read it! 🙂 They really are whole food bars. I shared them with family and friends, but I did personally try at least a small bite of all of them. They have a lot of flavor and are a good sweet/not too sweet level. The only one I didn’t care for was the Cocoa Mint. My favorite was the Caffe Mocha, followed closely by Ginger Bread, Strawberry Crunch, and Apple Crunch.
On the fitness front, I have been starting some new programs and I’m excited to share with you all about those, some of them next week. On Monday night, I gave a little presentation on Oxycise to my TOPS group. I am *not* a speaker, so I was a little nervous, but I was also very excited to share with the ladies and I hope they look more into the program and glean some goodness from what I tried to teach them. Also at TOPS, we are having a small spring contest. The winner gets $10, so it’s not a huge prize or anything, but it’s still fun, and I plan to win it. 🙂 This time, the way we earn points (or flowers in this case) is by exercising at least 20-minutes a day, 3 days a week (will definitely earn that one), having a stay-the-same or a loss (will hopefully earn that one), bring in our food log (will earn that one), bring a friend (not sure), bring in a healthy recipe for everyone to try (will definitely plan to earn that one), and I’m thinking that’s it. I might have missed one or two, but that’s the general idea. It runs through the end of May.
Moving to faith – I would very much appreciate your prayers for a little boy – his name is Charlie. He has a rare genetic disease and is critically ill right now. The family could use so much prayer. We are praying for a miracle for little Charlie, but know sometimes God doesn’t have that in His plan, so the family needs comfort as well as crazy strength to get through this. They lost their daughter last May to the same genetic disease that Charlie has.
Fashion. I am a girly-girl at heart, and what girl doesn’t like a dress she can twirl around in? In fact, when I was younger, buying an Easter dress with my grandma and great aunt, the dress had to pass my “twirl test” for me to get it.
This dress is my adult version of the twirl dress. I will have a Sunday Style post specifically about this, but here’s just a preview of its awesomeness:
And now that the weather is teasing us or hopefully warmer to stay, I’ve found I’ve been reaching for my slightly brighter lip glosses more and more – Been enjoying my Candid lip gloss from Silk Naturals (they no longer sell it, but have a bazillion other choices) – it’s a little bright, but not too bright – just puts me in a good mood!
Something else I’m loving right now – these two Thirty-One gym bags (I just couldn’t help sharing again). With myself thinking more about my fitness goals and working out, I figure there are plenty of you also – and a bright happy gym bag that’s well made and is designed great, and is on a great special, even better! **the special for April is for every $35 spent, choose one of the two great gym-style bags for $25 (retails for $80).**
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