Holiday Weekends

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoyed the holiday weekend. I am in love with holiday weekends. How often do we have 3 day work weeks and 4 day weekends? I think our society should make this the norm. Wouldn’t that be great? Work for 24 hours and be off the rest of the week? Hell  to the yeah.

What did you do this weekend? Where did you go? I stayed at home this weekend and spent Thanksgiving with the boyfriend’s family. It was wonderful! The next day we both put the Merry in Christmas. Our house is in the Christmas spirit, my friends, and I LOVE IT!

If you read this post from a couple weeks ago, you know I am doing the Elf for Health challenge this holiday season. In honor of the challenge, I thought I would give a little recap of my first week. Here it goes…

Monday… Go meatless day. I made a black bean with veggies type of dish. It wasn’t bad, but I tell you what was even better… reheating it the next day and mixing it into scrambled eggs. Yum!


Tuesday… Unsubscribe challenge. I found out about and my life is forever changed. Seriously, if you get overwhelmed signing into your email every day, check this out. I now don’t have to worry about getting 100 advertisement emails in my inbox daily.


Wednesday… Try a new workout. I did a new yoga routine in the morning and added in a new Tone It Up routine in the afternoon. It was a good change of pace. I highly recommend Yoga with Adriene vids and Tone It Up vids. I subscribe to both YouTube channels fo sho!

Thursday… Share a book, blog, etc. I am reading Bossypants by Tina Fey right now. I love her. I want to be friends with her!

Friday… New veggie smoothie. I failed at this today, not going to lie. I intended to make a smoothie, but did not get to it. I just don’t look forward to anything cold these days.

Saturday… Treat yourself. Boy did I ever! I decorated for Christmas, took a nice nap, caught up on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and hung out at home with the boyfriend. I may have even made chocolate chip cookies… my favorite!

Sunday… Meal prep day. I baked some sweet potatoes ahead of time because you know I looooooove my baked potatoes. All I have to do is reheat, put a little bit of ghee on that sucker, and sprinkle with cinnamon. Y to the um!


Hope everyone has a wonderful week ahead!

Could Use Your Votes!

Top 100

Happy Monday friends! I have a HUGE favor to ask… I have applied for the Top 100 Health Promotion Professionals and could use your votes. If you like me, of course. I will never force you. 😉 Maybe a kick in the rear, but that’s it…

Anyway, so I applied and am in the running. If you have any free time (I know, I know.. do we even know what free time is?!) over the next 4 days, please give me 5 stars. And if you find yourself having even more free time, vote again. You can vote up to once per hour.

Click directly on this link: Nominee Brianna Peterson and it will open up to my nomination page. Thank you times a million!!!

I love what I do and love that WELCOA (the organization that awards the top 100) wants to give recognition to those in my field. I will be a strong supporter for all 100 that win. I may not make the cut and am totally okay with that. I don’t do this type of work for the recognition. Although, it is pretty cool every so often. Can’t lie about that.

And I love supporting others too. If you have anything you need votes on, send my way. I will definitely reciprocate. Especially if you have nominated your baby for one of those next Gerber baby contests. Oh my gosh, those are so cute!

On a side note, anyone else excited about holiday season? It is officially upon us. I almost bought the cutest Christmas mug from Target yesterday, but I refrained. Told myself I would buy it in December. Now I am wishing I would have just bought it so you may see a Christmas mug pic soon.

What is your FAVORITE thing about holiday season?