21 Day Challenge (Week One)

Hey Friends,

How are you?

A little over a week ago I decided to join Noelle Benepe’s “Booty Core and More” 21 day challenge. I have been following Noelle on Instagram for quite some time because she is pure inspiration. I have been in what I call a winter slump and needing a change and motivation so I decided to give her challenge a try. I just completed week one and I’m feeling good so far.
This challenge has been filled with squats, lunges, bridges, and every
“booty” exercise imaginable. My butt has been on fire this week and I’m loving it.

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Veggies in Vegas 

Hey There

I am currently in Las Vegas for a Chiropractic seminar with my boss and his wife. The last time I was in Vegas was 12 years ago with my husband. I’m not much of a traveler, more of a homebody. Although I like to visit places, there’s nothing like my own bed. 

I actually woke up to the sunset this morning. It’s rare that I’m up that early. We have a pretty decent view.

 
Aside from learning lots of health and wellness stuff, I am enjoying trying new food and I’m impressed with some of the vegan/vegetarian options I’ve come across so far.   

Today we had lunch at “A slice of Vegas” in the Shoppes at Mandalay Bay. They serve pizza and more. They even had a vegan menu. Hooray!

I ordered the portobello mushroom sandwich which came with bell peppers, onions and Daiya cheese. The sweet potato fries were delish! I normally don’t eat bread but today I made an exception 🙂
 We are dinner at a Mexican place called “Diablos” on the strip. I ordered veggie fajitas. Just veggies and black beans. They were so yummy!
  This food was great but a little high in price. $23 for veggie fajitas. 

 I ate more than I usually do in a day but I’d like to think I burned it off. We have walked miles and miles today. The seminar is about a 20 minute walk from our hotel room. 

I’m excited to learn more tomorrow and try some more new food 🙂

Bye for now

Marlene 

Happy Thanksgiving 

Happy Thanksgiving Friends 

After yoga, my husband and I took our dog for a walk and enjoyed this beautiful day.    

 Aren’t those clouds pretty?

How did you enjoy your thanksgiving? 

Every year we go to my husband’s parents house which I love because they live only a few miles away and my mother in law is the best cook. Every year she does all the cooking and I bring a side, aka my sweet potatoes. This year I also brought a salad. 

This year I decided to make my mashed sweet potatoes in the crockpot because you know I like convenience when cooking. It was so simple. I peeled and cut the potatoes into chunks, threw in crockpot and 4 hours later they were ready to be mashed. I added cinnamon, butter (vegan), almond milk, and many syrup. Everyone said they turned on it good.            

Taste testing     
 

This is my second “meatless” thanksgiving 🙂
  

My mother in law makes the best broccoli casserole.  

Checking out those “Black Friday” deals. Did you or do you plan on partaking in all that deal shopping? I’m normally against it but this year I went for one thing only. More on that later. 

Happy Thanksgiving 🙂

Marlene