Five Things Friday III

Happy Friday! I am just as glad to be here as you are. I have lots to share from this past week-
Five things I ate:
1. Blueberries with dark chocolate: currently my two favorite things.

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2. Carrot muffins: I am glad I wrote the recipe down for these, because they will definitely be made again (and again).
3. Banana bread: I used this vegan recipe and it could not have been simpler. Plus, I had a little cutie to help me make it.

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4. Spinach salad with blueberries, mozzarella, and deli turkey = satisfying packed lunch.

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5. The most delicious omelette ever: I will eat this every day.
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Five workouts:
Sunday: Long walk through the neighborhood
Monday: Lower body exercises, like lunges, squats, and dead lifts
Tuesday: 10 minutes on the stair climber plus upper body exercises
Wednesday: stair climber intervals for  20 minutes plus 5 minute waking cool down
Friday: yoga plus pulling my niece in a wagon at the river walk
Five things making me happy
1. Time with this little chick. She’s as old as me and Terry’s relationship (born a month into us dating), so I feel fortunate to have been there for her all her life.
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2. Summer night walks with my husband or just by myself. Summer night weather is my all time favorite weather.

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3. Being with my church family. Vacation bible school has been an awesome opportunity to reconnect with a lot of the people in my church I haven’t gotten to spend time with before.
4. Sleep. Can I get an amen?
5. Iced coffee. I have to be at work at 5 am tomorrow morning and this is the one thing making me excited (and maybe a Greek salad coming home with me???)

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Five links I liked

My Version of Healthy via Lord Still Loves Me: Love this girl’s perspective and narrative!
When Cancer Triggers (or Hides) an Eating Disorder via NY Times: This is heartbreaking, but I am glad this on the medical radar. I believe this emphasizes the importance of nutrition support in all chronic illnesses.
The Great Debate- Sugar vs Artificial Sweeteners via An Avocado a Day:  For the most part, I agree with this. I don’t think I want to totally ditch diet soda, but I can certainly cut down on it.
Cornmeal Almond Raspberry Bars via Dani California Cooks: What an awesome combo of flavors!
What Having Millions of Followers Taught Me About Christian Dialogue (by Candace Cameron Burke) via Christianity Today: Take a read.
 Happy weekend y’all. Relax, eat good food, kiss your family, and partake in some deep thinking.

8 thoughts on “Five Things Friday III

  1. Iced coffee is the only thing that gets me through most days, haha!
    I love your little side kick! She is such a cutie.
    I really like the sugar vs. artificial sweetener one. I don’t really drink diet soda anymore (unless it is a diet cherry limeade from Sonic!) but I do love my sugar free gum. I don’t think I will ever be able to give that up.
    Have a great weekend!

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