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My Direction

I’ve been literally writing this post over and over in my head for the past three weeks. So instead of yammering on i’ll get right to the point.

When I started this blog the idea was to keep me accountable regarding training for future races and also to eat better and ultimately lose weight…for good.

I’ve been a no show since April and partly the reason why is my fear of not being able to be completely honest in posts due to possible judgement.

What do I do?

I could hide under a rock.


I could not give an f’ about what people will think or say and do this so I can better myself…

I choose the latter.

I’m going to type my little heart out about trying to get fit and healthy once again.

Join me?


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My name is Courtney…and I’m extremely lazy today.

How’s everyone’s Sunday going? Mine has been super lazy and I have a feeling it will continue…

I’ve been watching Sex and the City since yesterday…

such a guilty pleasure!

This am my fam and I decided to try this local classic “hole in a wall” or maybe I should call it “restaurant in a home”

It’s call GG Mama’s and it’s actually in a old home that my dad said was once a mom and pop shop with everything and some penny candy.

I didn’t take any food photos but it was quite yummy, I got blueberry pancakes and they we’re so delish. My mom is a picky eater and she said she’d even go back (that says alot)!

What I think is even cooler about this place is that they change their dinner menu every week, so there is always something new. On Thursdays they even have a theme night!

If you haven’t caught on by now my town and surrounding towns are exactly brimming with young and fresh restaurants, so anything I can sink my teeth into, I will!

Check out GG Mama‘s on facebook if you live in the area!


In other news, I’m starting a garden…

This little plant is the first of many (I hope), I’d love a bunch of fresh veggies and herbs just a hop skip and a jump away from mi casa.

I’ve got this little plant chilling in my dad’s office, because he get’s the best light, which reminds me, I need to water that little sucker!

Do you have a garden? Is it hard work? What would you want in your garden?

I remember in my old house my dad and grandpa worked on a garden in our backyard and we had this HUGE sunflower…#awesome.

time to water my plant bye bye!

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It’s Friday! WOOT! I love Friday!

Hope everyone is as excited for the weekend as I am!!!!

Anyways, I’ve been dying to make an inspiration board but I hate cutting and pasting magazine pictures so I decided to do one in my sketchbook program on my mac.

So without any further ado, my inspiration…

I always love the concept because I believe that seeing your goals visually on a daily basis is a better reminder of the task at hand then say a word document with what you want to do with your life.

Anyone else love the idea of the inspiration board?!

Back to work…Happy Friday!!!


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Heck yea it’s hump day! I hope you’re work week is going by speedy..

I’ve been MIA and I have a reason….I’ve really had nothing to say and I’d rather not blog only for you to read crap nothing. If you want to write a post for me, let me know I’d be happy to have ya!

This past weekend I worked out and reorganized my room. My room was currently missing a desk and I wanted one badly. Fortunately Target had a fab sale and I found a desk for $75 bucks, it was the perfect size to fit in the corner of my room.

I took some photos of my room re-org, take a look!

As you can see I made myself a little necklace wall, at my previous apartment I had cork boards with thumb tacks and they held up my necklaces but I decided to use the bare wall because I like how the white wall looked with all the necklaces.

I have a small room and I found that it’s essential to have pieces that can look nice while be a great opportunity for storage, hence the cube storage, it’s perfect because those fabric boxes are holding magazines, a bunch of techie cords, hair dryer, files and such! And you’d never know!

So that was my weekend!

What’s your strategy for room organization?

Now it’s time for #workoutwednesday (yes I just made a hashtag for it and yes you must start using it)

Here is my current playlist I’ve been working out to!


I hope it inspires you to get out there and enjoy the beginnings of spring with a fresh run or walk…

As always I’d love some song suggestions so I can keep my playlists spicy for my workout and yours too!

Happy Wednesday!

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Hopefully….it’s a payday for you!


If you have xm/sirius radio, you may know what i’m talking about. There is a morning show called the Morning Mashup (channel 20) and every Friday they say that and it always makes me smile because I know that in about 10 hours I’ll be starting my weekend and that’s the best feeling!

How is everyone doing on their brackets? I’m doing eh..but I’m happy BYU won and St. John’s didn’t, which means BYU v. Gonzanga aka I think BYU could go far!

Who are you rooting for?

Confession: I ate candy last night and didn’t realize till I woke up this am that I totally screwed up on my lenten challenge!

While watching the game last night I participated in the #wwchat tweet chat, and I’m so happy I did not only was everyone chatting super awesome but Chobani was participating and there were alot of people talking about how it was hard to find the amazing lemon and mango flavors they have and their customer service was fantastic, they told us to e-mail them and they’d help us out! I’m happy to report that I got a prompt e-mail response and I hoping they can help me locate the lemon and mango flavors around here!

I love companies that have great customer service via twitter, I think that makes their brand stand out, i’d rather buy something knowing that if something is wrong or I just want to praise their product I can via twitter and I know they’re listening!

❤ twitter

After work today I’m going to my first spin class at this new place and I am WAY too excited! I’ll def be blogging about the experience!

Happy Friday!!!

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Have you had your green beer yet?!

Well first off Happy St. Patrick’s Day! If you haven’t had that green beer that’s okay there’s plenty of time left!

I usually choose not to wear the specific color to commemorate the holiday, but I looked in my closet and found these springy green pants I have and said what the hell.

This day started off super busy and now it’s tailed off, so i’m quietly jamming to Glee while some are watching bball games…tuh.

So this am I made Baked Oatmeal, I think i’ve made it every morning, I don’t have any pictures but I do have a link to the recipe! Go on over to Chocolate-Covered Katie and bake up her lovely creation!

I’m all about blog recipes lately because last night my dad was kind enough to make Spinach Artichoke Lasagna Bundles….OMG so yum! I had it for lunch today too! I stumbled on this blog called Beth’s Journey and you can find the recipe here!

Now it’s almost 3pm and I have two hours left at work, and then a lovely hour commute but at least it’s Friday tomorrow!

Side note/question: WHY can’t I find “big ass heart” from this week’s Glee episode on itunes?! Any answers that leads me to a download would be amazing!

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Workout Wednesday

Happy Hump Day!!

So last night I watched Glee for maybe the 2nd time in my life and I have to say I died laughing and then proceeded to download all the songs from the episode!

I remember in college when I lived in a suite and one of my suitemates would turn up the stereo in the common room and just start dancing to get some exercise in for the day.

That little memory inspired this week’s playlist…songs that make you want to get up and dance.

Hopefully you can bust a move with this playlist like I will be!

I’m probably going to be at work late tonight, budget budget budget…seee ya

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