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Friday, January 2, 2009

NYE,Blogger Meet up, and Yummy FOOD!

Happy new year! I have already started off my NY on a good foot.

NYE RECAP

Our NYE was a lot of fun. I started off the day with a 5 mile run, where I LOST 60 dollars!. Ok maybe it didn’t start so great. You see I was running an errand for hubby, literally running. I pinned the money to my shorts and when I went to reach for the money it was gone!!! I was freaked out, and ran back to follow my footsteps as best as possible, but it was a beautiful day and there were people walking everywhere!!!! I knew it was gone, I should have got a fanny pack for Christmas. Then after this tragic loss( I am hoping a homeless person found it) I headed over to my friend Christina's house for a gym workout, she has weights a punching bag and a great radio system, we kicked a$$!!!! What a great way to finish the year.

We then started off the evening at Islands, a burger joint that I had never been to. I was smart and checked out the menu before we went, I got GRILLED VEGGIE TACOS, Whole wheat tortillas stuffed with a variety of grilled vegetables and cheese, topped with roasted corn, black beans,avocado w/ sides of salsa & Island slaw. With a glass of water. I was satisfied. The tacos were yummy I could so make this at home.

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We then headed over to Knott's Berry Farm where we enjoyed rollercoaster's, swings, carnival games and concerts. Around 8pm I started to get a little hungry(or my stomach was a little queasy from the rides), I brought a yummy orange from our tree. It was so juicy and delicious!

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The rides:

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Look at me on the right in the video:

I miss the bumper cars:)

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Kate, Ginger, Me, and Danielle BFF’s Since Elementary 

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We all started to get a little chilly around 10pm so we got some hot chocolate and coffee. 

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Here is a video of our countdown:


On our drive home I wanted so badly to stop by Taco Bell (late night munchies craving), WHAT WAS WRONG WITH ME! I am so glad I had a LARABAR in my purse!

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NEW YEARS DAY RECAP:

Started off the NY with a boot camp! Got up had some toast nd PB with creamless coffee, that’s right I am giving up creamer for the NY. Are you giving up anything? I am toying with the idea of becoming a vegetarian going to try it out. I got to the gym at 9am where there were six of us ready to sweat! We did everything from focus mitts, jump rope, kicks, burpees, squats, abs, and more. It was a great hour and a half workout. I am sure piling on the points for the HBBC!

When I got home I was starving but had nothing but leftovers! We were going over to the Bowies that afternoon so I was saving my appetite. Melissa and I decided to put together our recipe books while the boys watched football.

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The doggies played and drank a little:)

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We were sick of eating out so we decided to hit the market and pick up some stuff to make for dinner. We decided on a fun Turkey burger recipe.

NHERSHOES FOOD FRIDAY

Cilantro, Onion, and Bell Pepper Turkey Burgers: Super easy!

Chop up the cilantro, onion, and red bell pepper and mix it into the turkey meat. SOOOO good! Add garlic powder or just  a little salt.

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The way that it’s all added into the burger makes every bite amazing! I also made some sweet potato fries for the side. We topped it off with lettuce, more onion, and avocado.

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and I had one to many of these, like 3! They were yummers! Pomegranate Lemonade x 2 and a Cranberry Lemonade.

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We finished the night with games(apples to apples) and some of these bad boys! TJ’s Dark Chocolate Covered Peppermint Joe Joe’s. I only had a bite and gave the rest to hubby. It was peppermint heaven.

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FINALY FRIDAY BLOGGER MEETUP!

This morning I was up early, first time in almost two weeks. Hubby had the coffee ready, and I was set for a trail run with running buddy Rachel. Hubby joined us, but ran on his own. It felt great to get out on the trail and chat a little with another health gooroo! After our 3.5 mile run, I headed over to a local coffee shop where I had a blogger meet up with Melissa from Trying to Heal!!!! She is on her way to Florida to spend 6 weeks in the middle of nowhere doing GIS stuff:) She’s as sweet and nice as her blog leads on to! We chatted about life,running,food, and blogging it was great! This was my first blogger meet up and I hope to have many more. Excuse the bad hair I just got done with a RUN!

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Melissa brought me a yummy treat too! I ate half of it right after we left, so chewy and sweet!

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I then headed over to the SPA for my facial (a gift from my kickboxing boss). It was nice, but I would have rather had an hour massage. After the facial I swung by TJ’s for some GROCERIES about time. I just got a few things, tofu, snap peas, almond milk, Puffins(can’t wait to try), bread,tortillas,veggies,cranberries,and some bananas. I was starving so I made a bowl of Campbell’s Select Harvest Light Maryland-Style Crab Soup. I have to say there was NOT MUCH CRAB, I was sooo disappointed. I had to add some salt and pepper was kind of bland.

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Now I am blogging and catching up on some Law and Order SVU.

The rest of the day I plan to stay in my PJ’s and put away all the Christmas decorations. I also want to clean the bathrooms, figure out my plan for Boston, and read in the bathtub:)

Have a great FRIDAY NIGHT everyone!

19 comments:

MizFit said...

no words woman. Im wiped OUT reading your post (and for some reason I now feel old to boot :)).

funfunfun.

love the pictures.

Denise said...

I really like Puffins but my stomach can't handle them. Anything made mostly from corn...I think I might have an allergy or something.

*Andrea* said...

you seem like such a fun person -- love the pictures!! Law&Order SVU is one of my fav shows!! happy new year.. hope you continue with the blog :)

Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

Oh my goodness all the excitement! Looks like you guys had a blast. :D

I love turkey burgers! And naturally I now want a burger. LOL

VeggieGirl said...

HOORAY FOR MEETING MELISSA!! And hell yes for Larabars coming to the rescue :-)

**Saw your comment on my blog - could you leave a comment on my blog with your email address so I can contact you??

D10 said...

You can always could on Law & Order being on!

Sounds like you are having an awesome vacation. How smart of you to bring an orange and Larabar!

Happy New Year.

ttfn300 said...

aah, so much fun :)

Laurel said...

What a fun time!

I love Trader Joe's! They have the best treats there. Of course, it always looks like there is good eating around your place. Whenever you want to come to Philly and test out some of these recipes, just let me know :)

Happy New Year!

just me said...

I'm so glad we got to meet this morning!! I had a great time getting to know you even more! :D

Looks like you had a great new years too!!!

We will meet again!!!

Oz Runner said...

Happy New Year! Sounds like you have been plenty busy, and had a fun NYE. That pic of the food from Islands looks delicious...and we love Apples to Apples, played the Jr. version last night with the kids in fact....

eatingbender said...

So much awesomeness! NYE sounds like a blast, I LOVE Mike's Hard Pomegranate, bloggie meet up with Melissa (she is definitely a sweetheart!), and resolutions. I'm toying with the idea of giving up meat, too. I might try it for a week or two and see how I feel.

Sarah (lovINmytummy) said...

Looks like you had a fab few days...I hope you get a restful weekend!

I too have kind of toyed with giving up meat, and I just really have been turned off by it lately, so its been pretty easy. We'll see though...

Lance said...

Hi Bobbi,
Fun times! ...and the turkey burgers look way good (but then I love anything with cilantro in!)!! Happy New Year - may it be a great one for you, my friend!

Brian said...

Thats an awesome idea, bringin a larabar with ya to fight the late night cravings, i gotta try that.

That recipe looks awesome too!!

Denise said...

A lot like me?? You poor thing! ;-)

I'm getting my certification through ACE. I did a lot of research and talked to a lot of trainers. It seemed to be the best fit for me and is highly recognized. There is so much material to learn, tho!! I have a science background, but not much in anatomy. It's going to be tough!

joyRuN said...

Fun & awesome pics!

The food looks sooo good - you're making me hungry...

Every Gym's Nightmare said...

awesome post! I wanna meat a fellow blogger- no fair ;)

Kelly Turner
www.everygymsnightmare.com

Bren said...

I found your blog last week and made up those burgers!!! YUMMO!!!! I love how you are living REAL and eating REAL and it works out to be a Healthy Lifestyle.

Happy New Year - I am following your blog for more healthy recipes as I continue my journey to get fit.
Bren

Mica said...

I love all your pictures! And "bad hair"? What are you talking about? You're so cute always, even post-run!