April Ultimate Coffee Date

Happy April Fool’s Day! Today I’m linking up with Deborah and Coco for another Ultimate Coffee Date Linkup!

If we were having coffee…I’d tell you that I’ve been struggling to run lately. I mentioned earlier this week that my husband (who has been running Every. Single. Day. for more than 20 years) has a stress fracture and is unable to run. I know what you’re thinking, he’s the one injured, you can still run. Yeah, it sounds easier than it is. Every time I go run, I can tell it’s like putting salt in his wounds. It’s really hard! He had a conference out of town last week and I ran every day that he was gone, but then fell off again once he returned. I even took my girls along for my cool down mile. I think maybe I’ll take this opportunity to change it up a bit and do some dance cardio or barre-type workout. I know that won’t make him jealous! 

If we were having coffee…I’d tell you that my “coffee” this morning is actually in the form of a protein drink. I recently had the opportunity to try a product from Drink Click that is coffee + protein and it is DELICIOUS! If I heat it up, it is just like a latte, but packed with 24 grams of protein! I read an article recently about weight loss/weight maintenance that suggested beginning your day with a breakfast of 30 grams of protein, so I decided to give it a try. I have to tell you that I love it! I honestly do not get hungry before lunch and all I have is the protein drink (mixed with 12 oz of milk).  If you are interested, check it out here (this is an affiliate link). Stay on the lookout for a giveaway too!

It’s even frothy like a latte!

If we were having coffee… I’d tell complain to you about our recent tax experience. Not only did we get hit hard with a high balance due (tax guy says to blame it on some of the inheritance stuff from my Father-In-Law’s death last year), but we also got a letter this week from the IRS regarding additional monies owed for 2015 taxes. Way to punch me in the stomach while I was already down. I hate taxes. Okay, venting session over.

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If we were having coffee...I’d tell you that I can’t wait for nice weather (consistently nice weather, anyway). I can’t wait until summer activities — going to the river, swimming in the sandpit, camping, maybe a real vacation of some sort… Oh, I can’t wait!

If we were having coffee…I’d tell you that I better sign off, I have a lot to get done today on this rare, free Saturday afternoon. I’d tell you that I promise to meet you here next month and that I’ll have so much to tell you!

Until Next Time,
Meg

 

 

 

#1MillionMinutes with Puritan’s Pride

1 Million Minutes

We are one week into the #1MillionMinutes of activity with #SweatPink. The tally is already over 138,000 minutes! To keep things fresh, here is another ad lib in honor of #1MillionMinutes!

I’m so Pumped [adj] to fuel my #1MillionMinutes goals with Puritan’s Pride! All summer I plan to run, stretch, and play [verb] my way to a healthier, fitter me, and I’ll need help staying hydrated and fueled during all my awesome [adj] adventures!

I will make sure I stay on track and will rely on protein shakes [noun] to keep me well fueled before, during and after workouts, and my Favorite water bottle [noun] to keep me hydrated!

I’m most excited to try Whey Protein For Her in Chocolate (product) and Whey Protein Isolate (also in chocolate) (product) from Puritan’s Pride because they look amazingly delicious and effective! (adj).

One supplement I’ve never tried but am curious about is Essential Amino Energy Fruit Fusion [noun]. I think it might make me extra energized for my morning run. [adj].

Bring it, #1MillionMinutes! I’m ready to go!

Let’s hear yours! Simply copy and past the below ad lib for #1MillionMinutes and have some fun with it!  Come back and post your link to your ad lib here and I’ll be sure and share it!

I’m so ______ [adj] to fuel my #1MillionMinutes goals with Puritan’s Pride! All summer I plan to ___________ [verb] my way to a healthier, fitter me, and I’ll need help staying hydrated and fueled during all my ______[adj] adventures!

 

I will make sure I stay on track and will rely on ______________ [noun] to keep me well fueled before, during and after workouts, and my _______ [noun] to keep me hydrated!

I’m most excited to try _______(product) and ________ (product) from Puritan’s Pride because they look _________(adj).

One supplement I’ve never tried but am curious about is _______ [noun]. I think it might make me extra ______[adj].

Bring it, #1MillionMinutes! I’m ready to go!

Until Next Time,
Meg