Monday Morning Workout



Sometimes we need a reminder….


HOW IS ROUSEY’s Book so far??? Let’s Get ROUSEY!

Just an update on the book I am reading…..ummmm two words LOVING IT!

It is motivating me in all aspects of my life and I love that she is honest about her struggles and how hard it was to get to where she is now. She is such a hard worker and I commend her!

Pick it up today! I am about 3/4 finished and I have thoroughly enjoyed reading it! It will be a book I pick up a few years from now and reread again just because I get motivated reading it!

Pick one up for a younger girl as well! I believe it is a good book for young girls to read because they can see how hard she worked to get to the point she is at and how it wasn’t just handed to her. She made something out of herself and I think young girls can see her as a positive role model. 

Happy Reading!

Let’s Get ROUSEY!!!

(see what I did there, pretty clever…No?!?!)

Okay SO I LOVE to read..ME?!?! YESSSS, ME!! BUT finding time is quite difficult with my life but I still try to squeeze in a few books a year! My read coming up is Rhonda Rousey’s New book My Fight/Your Fight. I am pretty excited to start this and will let you know what I think of it when I am finished! I think it is great to surround yourself with great positive influences and I can’t wait for her to motivate me! She has worked hard for what she has gotten and I can’t wait to be inspired by her! NOW does that mean I want to be a UFC fighter, no. You may not even watch her fight on paper view but you can still read this and be inspired and empowered by her! Her struggles can help you get past your struggles to help you achieve what you want, just like she did! 

Women need to empower other women and not tear them down. She does what she does and she is good at it. We are all different people and we all aren’t going to want the same things in life WHICH IS PERFECTLY OKAY! Go support her and help empower her so that she can help empower you and other generations of women.

Not into reading? Don’t have time? Try an audio version! I don’t care for the audio version but quite a good bit of my friends do! It may be your style!

Click the link below to take you to amazon to view/purchase the book:

Homemade Hummus Guide

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I have had my chickpeas/garbanzo beans for a few weeks now but I just haven’t had the time to make my homemade hummus! This weekend I am going to attempt it though! Super excited and can’t wait! I will let you know how it turns out next week.

I got this from pinterest!


411 on Blue Apron

Okay here is the 411 on Blue Apron. We have been doing it for weeks now and I must say I really do like it. WHY? I set mine to deliver on Fridays so when I get home from work I have everything I need sitting right there at my front door. I don’t have to think whats for dinner I just open the box and cook! 

I usually plan Sunday – Thursday on my menu and leave Friday and Saturday open because I never know whats going to happen. Fridays I need to go to the store to cook for the weekend and after a long week of work nobody wants to hit the grocery store, this is the main reason for my loving blue apron. All the food I have had has been good. You can set it up to fit  for 2 people or a family plan. We did the 2 person, 3 meals first for a while then we switched the family plan for 4 people for 2 nights. Total cost is $69. There are different menus for each plan and you can choose for the week what you want that they are preparing. I choose two out of the four things they are offering each week and if nothings sounds like I want it then I skip that week with no problem! This Friday I have a shrimp boil (see pict above) and sweet and sour stir-fried beef dinner coming. The next weekend I have steaks and catfish coming. We have had eggplant Parmesan, pork-chops, up-scaled tacos and burgers, and such in the past. All the ingredients are fresh and the best of the best. There are a few cons: time and calories. I don’t necessarily have the time to pick the tiny oregano leaves off the stem every night. Dinner is usually an hour…very hard with 3 kids. The other thing is the calories! Dinners are 500-700 calories per serving! That is high! SO I usually eat less and take my bakery top bun off and so forth to save on some calories. We typically save these meals for the weekend when there are two people at home to help cook and take care of kids, have the time, and when we usually eat higher calorie meals. 

We love blue apron but I want to make some suggestions to them. Have a “lighter version or calories meals that are 400-600 to  choose from as well! Also, I would suggest a recipe that is “quicker” to make. When you go in to choose your options for the week you have their normal meals, a lighter calories option, and a quick meal to choose from. I get that they are doing fabulous dinners, with great products, and that does take time so I am not hating on that! It would just be nice to have the option of the others!!

Bottom line: I love it! There are other programs out there like this. My aunt said the one she used (I forgot the name) her chicken kept arriving warm. I have never had that problem so be sure to investigate the one you use. Next I want to try the farm box which ships for free. It delivers fruits and veggies to your front door!

Click the link below to take you to the blue apron site:

Thanks for making me fighter….CA

Okay this is an oldie but this is such a great song to workout to! Put in on your ipod and feel the power! I always want to crank it up and push as hard as I can when I hear this song. It is a big screw you song! I am not going to let you kick me to the ground and defeat me. Nope not gonna happen. I am not going to let people or situations stop me! I am not going to let them hold me back from me being the best me! I don’t hold resentment I say thank you because you or the situation have made me stronger and I know I can take on anything.

So thanks for making me a FIGHTER……

Repeat that in your head over and over!

Click below to watch Christina Aguilera’s video:


After all you put me through,
You think I’d despise you,
But in the end I wanna thank you,
‘Cause you’ve made me that much stronger

Well I, I thought I knew you, thinkin’ that you were true
Guess I, I couldn’t trust called your bluff time is up
‘Cause I’ve had enough
You were there by my side, always down for the ride
But your joy ride just came down in flames ’cause your greed sold me out in shame

After all of the stealing and cheating you probably think that I hold resentment for you
But uh uh, oh no, you’re wrong
‘Cause if it wasn’t for all that you tried to do, I wouldn’t know
Just how capable I am to pull through
So I wanna say thank you
‘Cause it

Makes me that much stronger
Makes me work a little bit harder
It makes me that much wiser
So thanks for making me a fighter
Made me learn a little bit faster
Made my skin a little bit thicker
Makes me that much smarter
So thanks for making me a fighter

Never saw it coming, all of your backstabbing
Just so you could cash in on a good thing before I’d realize your game
I heard you’re going round playing the victim now
But don’t even begin feeling I’m the one to blame
‘Cause you dug your own grave
After all of the fights and the lies ’cause you’re wanting to haunt me
But that won’t work anymore, no more,
It’s over
‘Cause if it wasn’t for all of your torture
I wouldn’t know how to be this way now and never back down
So I wanna say thank you
‘Cause it


How could this man I thought I knew
Turn out to be unjust so cruel
Could only see the good in you
Pretended not to see the truth
You tried to hide your lies, disguise yourself
Through living in denial
But in the end you’ll see

I am a fighter and I
I ain’t gonna stop
There is no turning back
I’ve had enough


You thought I would forget
But I remembered
‘Cause I remembered
I remembered
You thought I would forget
I remembered
‘Cause I remembered
I remembered


lyrics from