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Fashionista Friday: PinkBlush

It is our first Fashionista Friday here at The Life of the Dakota Farmer’s Wife! From now on, every {almost} Friday I plan on sharing my favorite shops, boutiques, fashion tips, my weekly outfits and more with you! I am so excited about this because I love a good maxi dress or finding a new boutique! I can’t wait to share my personal favorites with you!

Well, here we go!

Have you ever heard of PinkBlush?! Well, it is an online boutique that specializes in women’s fashion and also maternity fashion for all of you pregnant ladies out there! I have several pieces that I purchased from PinkBlush or PinkBlush Zulily. I love shopping here because it is trendy and they have all the latest fashions, it is inexpensive, and it is fast shipping! If you are looking for your Easter or a cute spring outfit, check out PinkBlush! Here is the link:

http://shoppinkblush.com/

They have one of a kind blouses, tunics, dresses, and bottoms. This week Wednesday, I wore a PinkBlush dress/tunic with black leggings, cream boot socks, and cream colored boots paired with a red/maroon statement necklace. This look is great for in or out of the office! Plus it is comfy for putting in those long winter hours!

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Here is my workday look; Today, I chose another PinkBlush blouse paired with skinny jeans, flats, and a statement necklace! I love this look for a casual, but cute Friday look! You can easily transition this look from office casual with jeans to a mid-week office look by pairing it with a pencil skirt! Or to the weekend with skinny jeans and heels!

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Another great reason to go to shop at PinkBlush right now, is their “End of Season Sale”!!! Stock up on winter tunics, sweaters, and blouses for next fall and winter! Lots and lots of great sale prices! Plus, if you spend over $50, it ships free!! It is a great time to check out all their latest fashion and stock up for next year! I always love a good bargain! The best time to shop for winter is in the spring and the best time to shop for summer/spring is in the fall! I have personally saved so much by waiting until the end of season sales to buy new clothes, therefore, it is my favorite season to shop!

Happy Friday and Happy Shopping! Xo

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Valentine’s Day Giveaway for Your Little Valentine!!!!

Have you ever heard of Lil RJ’s Shop?! It is a local shop right here in North Dakota that specializes in headbands, baby shoes, clips, hair ties, and much more from babies to adult! I have purchased many headbands from Randi (founder of Lil RJ’s Shop) for my nieces and most recently for myself! Not only can she make custom orders, but what she hand-makes is quality and plus she is fast! I know Randi personally, and she is the easiest and nicest person to work with! Just simply show her a picture of what you want and she can make you a custom order! Many of her headbands and accessories are one of a kind! Her headbands make the cutest addition to any outfit or gift!

Here is my baby niece, Sydney proudly sporting one of Lil RJ’s Headbands:

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Well, this Valentine’s Day this adorable festive red headband can be yours for your little Valentine, curtsey of Lil RJ’s Shop and of course The Life of the Dakota Farmer’s Wife! Not a mom yet?! Well, maybe you know a friend, co-worker, or family member that is!! The giveaway will be active until Saturday, February 7th! All you have to do is fill out the form below to enter! And you can enter once a day, every day until the end date! Also please visit Lil RJ’s Shop on Facebook!

Good Luck and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Please click one of the links below to enter! Again, you can enter once a day, everyday until Saturday, February 7th!

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Sunday Dinner: Turkey Meatballs

Once again it is Monday! This weekend was a busy one for us! Between friends visiting Friday night, a Clue themed Who Dunnit church social on Saturday night, and cooking, cleaning and laundry on Sunday, this weekend flew by! Yesterday morning, Home Alone 2 was on, while I was meal planning and prepping for this weeks lunches and  preparing Sunday dinner, while the hubby was out doing chores. I also cleaned the house and worked out to PiYo: Strength Intervals! (Can you believe I am on week four already!?)

A new Monday also means a new Sunday Dinner recipe from our table to yours! Yesterday, we had turkey meatballs, which were 21 Day Fix approved and husband approved! I was surprised, but my husband actually really enjoyed them! And, I suppose you could use beef in substitute of the turkey. Turkey is a leaner and a “healthier” for you meat, I find myself using it more and more! Like my hubby says, “you can hardly tell the difference!”

Turkey Meatballs

Turkey Meatballs:

2 pounds ground Turkey (Jennie-O)

2 eggs

1 onion, chopped

1 tsp. Garlic, minced (I cheat and use the pre-mined in a jar)

2 cups Whole Wheat Quick Oats + a little extra, if needed

7 tbsp. Organic Canned (or raw) Tomatoes (no salt added)

1 tsp. McCormick Perfect Pinch (no salt) Sweet Onion and Herb

1 tsp. Italian Spice

1 tsp. Garlic Powder

1/4 tsp. Cumin

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Open up turkey and put into medium sized bowl. Chop up tomatoes, if using raw. Mince garlic, if not already and chop up onion. I LOVE my Tupperware chopper! I use it all the time! Plus it is small, so it fits anywhere and it is dishwasher safe! I had a Tupperware party this summer and I got lots of new and awesome things! If you haven’t already, have a party! You get lots of great stuff that I literally use every day!

Turkey Meatballs Onion

2. Add in all the ingredients listed and mix well with your hands. I know, some people do not like mixing with their hands, but it’s the only way to make meatballs! During this step, I added in more Quick Oats. It was still a little wet and needed more “glue”. Time to form your meatballs. I formed mine fairly large. Remember, that turkey is a little bit wetter meat than say beef. The meatballs, where not perfect meatballs by any means and are hard to stick together before, but turned out great after they were in the oven and fully cooked. So don’t freak out if your meatballs look crumbly or are falling apart before cooking.

3. Next, you’ll need a fairly large frying pan. I fried mine just until they were a little brown. It makes a lot of meatballs, so you will have to do it in batches. After, I put them into a large, 9X13 glass pan.

4. I baked mine for about 40-45 minutes, or until done. I also served mine with brown rice and honey roasted carrots! For the carrots, slice organic baby carrots in half, length wise. Pour in a little olive oil, organic honey, pepper, and thyme. Toss to coat. Lay out on baking sheet and bake in preheated 400 degree oven for about 30-40 minutes.

Turkey Meatballs Meal

For the 21 Day Fix meal plan this meal would equal one green, one yellow, and one red! Everything was awesome, plus it made a lot of leftovers for lunches this week! Yumm!

Stay tuned for a very special Valentine’s Day give away!!! Coming soon!

Happy Monday! xo

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Three Healthy Snack Ideas (My Personal Favs)

Since my new exercise and clean eating lifestyle change, I have been discovering lots of great, new healthy snacks. To be honest, I never really snacked “unhealthy”, it just needed some refining. My go to snack was always cheese sticks or light Yoplait Yogurt, or a KIND bar (which I could eat 10 a day! And technically, KIND bars are still considered clean eating, thank goodness!). These things aren’t bad, per-say, but just needing portion control and less sugar. Basically reading more food and ingredient labels.

Clean Eating (in basic terms) means no pre-packaged meals or food (which was hard for me, since I eat at work 99% of the time), avoiding all sugar, with the exceptions of honey, stevia, and natural sugars in fruit and veggies, lean and healthy proteins, whole grains, and no processed foods like cereals (another biggy for me) or anything that comes already made in a container, bag, or box. Typically, anything considered “clean” has 5-7 or LESS ingredients.

They say, “abs (or any muscle for that matter) are made in the kitchen” which is so true, because if you aren’t getting the right nutrition or too much nutrition, you’ll never see the muscles that you are working so hard to develop. Nutrition is all about enough healthy proteins, healthy fats, green veggies, and fruit which, in return, creates strong, lean, and toned muscles. With that being said, here is what I have been snacking on lately!

1. Raw Cocoa Covered Almonds. I am addicted to these! (12 of these would be considered a blue container for the 21 Day Fix Meal Plan). They are healthy (a healthy fat actually) plus, you get your sweet fix in for the day! I buy the Blue Diamond brand from Walmart. Here is the link:

https://www.bluediamond.com/?navid=467

2. Chocolate Strawberry Taco. This is one of my favorite breakfast recipes, right up there with Shakeology! To make this, you’ll need:

1 Small (6″) Whole Grain Tortilla (1 yellow for 21 Day Fix)

1 tsp. Nutella (1 tsp for 21 Day Fix)

1 cup of Strawberries, washed and sliced (won’t use all, but it counts for 1 purple for 21 Day Fix Meal Plan)

Spread Nutella on half the whole grain tortilla, layer the strawberries on top of Nutella spread. Fold in half and eat like a taco! It is amazing! You can add any fruit you like! You can also use natural peanut butter and a half of a banana. Yummy!

3. Veggie, Protein, and Whole Grain Combos. I have really been loving Ritz Whole Grain crackers (counts as one yellow for the 21 Day Fix), carrots (one green), and two hard boiled eggs (one red). This combo makes a great afternoon snack, plus a great way to get in multiple healthy, clean eats! And it keeps you fuller than just eating veggies alone! I also love to steam my veggies in my silicone microwavable steamer. Add a little coconut oil or olive oil, and you’ll have a great and fulfilling snack!

I have learned so much from combining foods and eating clean! It is so easy, you just have to make the decision to do it and stick with it! Yes, I do have my days when I eat a piece of chocolate or indulge in a little unhealthy stuff, but it’s all about getting back on track the next day and drinking LOTS of water! I never, ever got enough water before! Now, I am drinking 9 cups (or 72 ounces) a day, if not more!

Being healthy is a lifestyle choice, not a choice you make to diet for a few days. It is a slow process, but it pays off big time and your health is something that needs to be taken care of and preserved for long term.

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Two Weeks of PiYo and Counting

Today I will be starting my third week of PiYo. Only six more to go! So far, it has been great and I am even starting to see little results. My abs are looking more toned, my legs are stronger, and my eating habits have gotten much better thanks to the 21 Day Fix Meal plan that I have been following. I also love Shakeology! It gives me the energy that my arthritis took away from me, not to mention it tastes amazing! So, here is my review thus far.

I can honestly say, PiYo makes me want to workout. I have never had this happen before, when I get home from work, I want to workout! It is great! Over the past two weeks, my workouts have been the Define Upper Body, Define Lower Body, Sweat, and Core.

Define Lower Body is about 25 minutes long, and works exactly what it says it does. Lots of planks, down dog, and down dog splits (which I am getting better at!). Define Upper Body is only 20 minutes long and definitely works your upper body, especially the arms. I am still working on my PiYo push-ups! Since these are both short and fairly easy, for the most part, I usually double up on these two. So when my PiYo Workout Calendar says to do one or the other, I do both! Then it is about 45 minutes of a good workout!

PiYo Sweat is hard and it literally makes you sweat like a pig. There are times when it is hard to grip my yoga mat due to me melting like a chocolate bar on a hot day. In Sweat, Chalene Johnson has you do everything from lunges to burpees. Trust me, it’s not as bad as it sounds because it is incorporated with yoga, but you feel great when it is over!

PiYo Core is hard, but rewarding! I never knew from doing plank, side plank, and PiYo pikes, could work your abs, but it does! This one will also make you sweat and work for it! I am still working on some of the moves, but my side planks and PiYo pikes, have definitely improved! In the beginning, I couldn’t even do a full side plank!

So far, I have only taken one rest day. I started on a Tuesday the first week, so I had to catch up and last week, I had a work conference. I took food, Shakeology, yoga mat, and PiYo along, so I did workout in my room and I ran on the treadmill at the fitness center. It was hard, but I did it! I confess, I did have a small piece of cake and a cookie! I took one day last week as my rest day.

I am excited for what the next two weeks have to offer! Let alone the next six! This past weekend, I also signed up to be a BeachBody Coach!! No, I am not coaching, yet, but hope to in the future! Here’s to week three of PiYo!

Happy Monday, ya’ll!

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More Bad News in My Health Department…

As many of you know I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in October of last year. Now, on top of that, yesterday I found out I have yet another auto immune disease, psoriasis.

Rewind to about 5 years ago, when I was a senior in high school, I noticed some itchy, patchy, spots on my leg. I didn’t think much of it, and eventually, over the past 4-5 years, it would come and go. Now, ever since we have gotten back from our trip to the Bahamas, it has gotten worse. Taylor has noticed that I am constantly itching during the night, and it is spreading. Sun, so far, is the only thing that noticeably helps. Taylor finally encouraged me to go in and get it checked out and get help. I willingly agreed.

What is Psoriasis?  It is an auto immune disease that has no cure. It is when your skin cells are out of control and grow faster than your other skin cells causing severe itching or red blotches on your skin. Some people have no itching at all. Some people, it effects their entire body, some people, just areas like armpits or behind the knee.

I was prepared in a way, because I always kind of knew what it was, but then again I wasn’t prepared at all. The doctor prescribed me a steroid cream to apply every day, twice a day for 10 days. This cream is strong so, after 10 days, you have to break for about two weeks. It can cause stretch marks and permanently damage your skin. The other option is to take strong RA medication with it. Usually RA meds and psoriasis meds go hand in hand, unfortunately. And sun or UV rays also can help. I am hoping and praying the cream works because the likelihood of Taylor and I moving to Hawaii is zero to none.

Am I scared, yes. One hundred percent. I have and probably always will be a person that care what I look like, so it is very hard. Even though, I am only 23, I feel like my body is about 87 years old. So many people say, you’re to young, yes, I am young, but diseases don’t care. I know my diseases and trials are small compared to others, but while other people are talking about starting families, I just long to be healthy in everyway possible. Last night, I saw this on Facebook from Daughter by Design, “If God intended for every day of your life to be easy, it would be. But in grace and love He permits difficult days to refine you.” Reading that last night, brought tears to my eyes. It was not a conscience. After that, I know He still cares. I know God is still on the throne.

I am the God that
Healeth thee
I am the Lord
Your healer
I sent My word
And I healed your disease
I am the Lord
Your healer

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Sunday Dinner: Chicken Fajitas Recipe

Top of the Monday Morning to you all! Hoping everyone had a great weekend and is ready to start a new week! This week will be the first week that I get to travel for work. I will be at conferences Wednesday through Friday, which in turn will be the first time my hubby and I have been apart for overnight! I’m a little sad and worried about him while I am gone. I’ll have lots of extra left-overs in the fridge!

It is also my second week of doing PiYo and Shakeology! My 3 Day Refresh went out with a bang and on Saturday, I was over joyed (an understatement) to eat “real food” again! That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed scrambled eggs and bacon Saturday morning. I am currently on the 21 Day Fix meal plan now, and continuing my PiYo journey. It is going to be hard this week, with my work conference. I plan on taking my labtop along so I can do my PiYo workouts in my room and I plan on taking my Shakeology, and some healthy food along. It helps that we have a fridge and microwave in our rooms!

I am also really enjoying my chocolate Shakeology! I am really loving the half of a banana, with water, ice, and a teaspoon of natural peanut or nut butter! It is amazing, and I get my sweet fix in for the day! For this combination, it would equal one red, one purple, and one teaspoon for the 21 Day Fix! Plus, it gives me energy! Since I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, I am always tired and have no energy. Shakeology has helped so much with that!

My weekend was good. I finally could feel myself getting stronger and better at my PiYo moves and I ate very well considering, we were invited out on Saturday night with my parents. Sunday I made Oven-Baked Chicken Fajitas with brown rice and Dill Salmon in the evening. Today, I am sharing my Chicken Fajitas recipe with you!

What You’ll Need:

1 package of Chicken Breasts (get the pre sliced tenderloins)

1 Green Pepper

1 Yellow Pepper

1 Red Pepper

Whole Wheat Tortillas

A Bunch of Cilantro

Onion Power, Salt, Pepper, Chili Powder, Red Pepper Flakes, Olive Oil, Minced Garlic, and Cayenne Pepper to taste.

Frist, cut up your peppers, chop the cilantro and preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

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Then add a few shakes of the following, depending on how spicy you like it, Onion Powder, Salt, Pepper, Cilantro, Chili Powder, Red Pepper Flakes, Olive oil, and Cayenne Pepper. Mix Well.

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Arrange Chicken in a 9X9 pan.

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Then smear chicken with minced garlic, depending on how much you like.

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Pour the peppers over the chicken.

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Put in preheated oven for about 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked thoroughly.

Assemble with whole wheat tortilla and serve with brown rice! If you are doing the 21 Day Fix meal plan, this meal counts as one green, two yellow, and one red! And you’ll have left-overs! Plus, it is husband approved! My hubby is not on the same 21 Day Fix Diet as I am, but he loves a good chicken fajita and brown rice any day! It’s a win-win!

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Happy Monday!

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Day 3 of The 3 Day Refresh

I have officially made it! Today is my last day of the 3 Day Refresh! I am so proud of myself (as you can probably tell!)! It definitely has not been easy. Especially yesterday.

Yesterday started out great. I had to work from home due to a swirling ground blizzard across the North Dakota prairie. I was able to get my PiYo: Upper Body in right away in the morning, and I also did 30 minutes of cardio on my elliptical. I had my Shakeology shakes and did everything on cue. However, I wasn’t feelin’ it last night. I was bloated, gassy, and starving. Not to mention I was craving EVERYTHING! Even things I don’t normally eat! I had already had my dinner of steamed veggies (this time I did carrots, zucchini, broccoli, and cauliflower) and my vanilla refresh shake, but I was dying. I drank more water to avoid crashing and burning on the end of Day 2. I went to bed early, and slept average.

Today, I am ever so glad that it is Day 3! Let me tell you, the chocolate Shakeology shakes are awesome, but the vanilla refresh, not so much. Instead of eating my fruit separately for lunch today, I blended it with 3/4 cup of raspberries. So we’ll see how that goes.

I am really looking forward to eating some protein again, like eggs and chicken. My cravings for junk food (or filth as my husband calls it), has been minimal, yesterday being the worst. I blame that for being at home all day and just wanting to snack because I can. And of course, Taylor made a pizza last night, while I had to drink my gritty, kinda nasty vanilla refresh shake. Ewww. I kept reminding myself that it will be worth it in the end.

Today, my cravings are better. Normally on Fridays, I would get a gas station cappuccino. Now, today, just the thought of coffee, or a sugary cappuccino makes me want to gag. That’s a good thing! The refresh is doing it’s job!

Tonight, I will probably do some time on my elliptical and the PiYo: Sweat. Tomorrow, is a rest day, but I might go back and review a couple PiYo workouts and do a little elliptical cardio. Also, tomorrow night, my parents want to take Taylor and I out for dinner at our little local café. I definitely plan on ordering a salad with no dressing, just so I don’t screw my system up again. All I know, is I am so excited that today is my last day! Wahoo! I made it!

A lot of people have been asking me where I got my steamers. The answer is: AMAZON!! I got a set for under $30. You can steam veggies with raw chicken or meat in, basically whatever you want! My meal last night was ready in about 4 minutes! It’s great for busy nights or at work! Plus, they are dishwasher safe and silicone! Love them! Here’s the link:

http://www.amazon.com/Norpro-Silicone-Steamer-Insert-Green/dp/B006NNLX2C/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1420814522&sr=8-3&keywords=silicone+steamer

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Day 2 of The 3 Day Refresh

I have proudly and successfully accomplished Day 1 of the 3 Day Refresh by BeachBody! Today is Day 2! So far this morning, I have had my 8 ounces of water upon waking up, my Chocolate Shakeology + 1 fruit option (strawberries again this morning!). I also did my PiYo: Define Upper Body, and it really kicked my booty! It is almost mid-morning, and I have somewhat of a rumble in my tummy. Until lunch time, I am chugging water and soon it will be time for my Fiber Sweep mix.

Yesterday, I had my first Fiber Sweep. It is a packet or flax and chai seeds and a bunch of other fiber-y seeds and such. You mix it with 8 ounces of water and drink immediately, followed by a full glass of water. The taste isn’t bad, but it’s not great either. With that many seeds and vitamins, it is hard to mask the flavor, but it is lemon-y with a nutty/seed taste.

Lunch yesterday was my Vanilla Refresh shake, carrots, hummus, and cantaloupe. It was light and refreshing, but since it is well below zero here in North Dakota, I was craving something warm! By mid-afternoon, I was starving and couldn’t wait for my celery and natural peanut butter! When I got home, I did 10 minutes on my new elliptical (Oh yes, my wonderful husband got me an elliptical for Christmas, and I LOVE it! It is a two in one bike and elliptical, but I am more of an elliptical girl myself, so I haven’t tried out the bike part yet), I did my first real session of PiYo, Define: Lower Body. I had Taylor come in and check me out on some of the moves to make sure I had the proper form and was doing the downward dog splits somewhat correctly!

Dinner was long awaited and I got to have steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots with a little olive oil, red pepper flakes and salt. It was heavenly(as you can see it is the featured image!).

So far, I have noticed that the fruit and veggies that I do eat, taste SO much better! I notice more flavors in the hummus or natural peanut butter! I am loving that! I am not terribly sore from my PiYo workouts either. A little, but not terrible. I can still function and since I already have my upper body workout done, I might go back to last nights and re-do that workout again! My biggest thing is learning how to do the moves and doing them correctly and efficiently as the trainers on the DVD! I know it will take time, but I am working on it and it feels oh so good! Oh, and I am loving my new workout clothes from Forever 21! They have THE best activewear and for cheap too! I got about 4 new outfits to wear, and it helps keep me motivated knowing that I get to be cute and workout!

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Day One of 3 Day Refresh Cleanse

Well, today is my first day of the 3 Day Refresh (Cleanse) by BeachBody. Yes, my PiYo, 3 Day Refresh, and 21 Day Fix all finally came yesterday! And I was ever so happy to see them when I got home from work! (See my blog post on BeachBody/My New Year’s Resolution: https://thelifeofthefitfarmerswife.wordpress.com/2014/12/31/my-new-years-resolution-get-healthy-for-real/ )

Last night,  I did my first session of PiYo, which was basically a 40 minute informative session on form and a few basic moves. It was very helpful. Chalene Johnson, the instructor, is very motivating, encouraging and not mean at all! I am used to being yelled at through my T.V. by Jillian Michaels. There were a few moves I already knew from previous yoga/pilates experience. After, I felt very motivated and refreshed to start this new lifestyle!

Last night, I also prepared my food for today. I cut up fruit, veggies, and prepped for the next three days ahead. I started today off with 8 ounces of water right away when I woke up. I made my Chocolate Shakeology shake for breakfast before I left home, as well as my Vanilla Refresh shake for lunch. For breakfast you can have the Shakeology + 1 fruit option. I chose 12 strawberries. So far, I am still full. I am also almost done with my 24 ounces of water, then I will have my tea. Mid-morning, I will drink my Fiber Sweep (hoping it tastes better than it sounds). For my lunch I have my Vanilla Refresh Shake + 1 fruit option  (I chose one cup of cantaloupe) + 1 veggie option with a healthy fat (I chose carrots with hummus). You get an afternoon snack which is 1 veggie option + a healthy fat (I chose celery and natural peanut butter). For dinner, you have the other Vanilla Refresh shake + a dinner recipe (basically they are all veggie recipes). And you have the option of doing an evening tea. This is my schedule for the next three days, making Friday my last day. Saturday, I will start the 21 Day Fix meal plan, plus continuing with the PiYo workouts for a total of eight weeks.

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So far today, I am doing great! I am not sore at all from learning the basic moves of PiYo. I have good energy. Someone brought banana bread to work today, but I am avoiding going into the break room at all costs, except to get more water. I am chugging water like an elephant and peeing A LOT! But, it’s all good right?! Tonight, is the Lower Body PiYo and I can’t wait!

Time to go make my tea!  Happy Hump Day! xo