Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday Five

This week has gone by pretty quickly, and I'm not going to complain about that one bit! Chris has to work this weekend, so my goal is to get caught back up with blogging. I have been so busy that I was struggling to get posts out, and I haven't stalked anyone's blog in so long! I have lots of catching up to do! I apologize if I haven't been leaving comments on your blogs or engaging much. I hate that I have gotten behind, but I think it happens to everyone now and then. Feel free to leave me a link to a post that you think is a MUST read and I will check it out.

It's that time again! Time to link up for the Friday Five with my girl Joy!

1. Julian Michaels 30 Day Shred

I need to get back to a regular exercise routine. No more excuses. I dusted off an oldie but goodie and Julian has been kicking my butt this week. My goodness I am out of shape! My legs are so sore that it hurts when I bend to sit down or stand up. My arms have surrendered, I can barely get changed. It is a good hurt though, it means those muscles are getting some work!

2. Fresh veggies

We are back to strict eating every day, and with that comes challenges to make healthy fun. I don't want to get in a rut of eating chicken or salad every night, so I have had to get creative with recipes. I posted one of my favorite chicken recipes a while back that I pair with fried rice. I dropped the rice and made up my own version of stir fry veggies. I used squash, zucchini, carrots, broccoli, and snap peas with a splash of teryaki sauce and soy sauce. It was pretty yummy if you ask me. 

3. Coral

It sounds weird, but I have had such different colors on my toes the last several months, well really...since last summer...that coral is just fun and refreshing to me again! I had gray all winter, then a tiffany blue, then teal, then a dark green, a purple...I missed pink. I needed some in my life. What color are you loving right now?

4. UN-sweet Tea

Say whaaaa? Yeah, you read that right. I am pretty sure all you southern ladies just dropped me as a friend. Don't get me wrong, I love a good sweet tea. However, it is not good on my waste line. I cut out regular sodas a long time ago, I have recently cut out diet sodas (for like the 10th time) and I am cutting out all other calorie/sugar drinks as well. That basically leaves water. Sometimes I want something other than water or lemon water. If you haven't had a soda or sweet tea in awhile, un-sweet tea really isn't that bad. In fact, I enjoy it. I find it refreshing, and it doesn't leave that gritty slimy feeling in your mouth that sweet tea does. 

5. Limes

I have been eating hot air popcorn with limes for years. One of my dear friends turned me on to it a long time ago. Some snacks come and go in phases for me, but I never tire of plain popcorn with fresh lime juice squeezed over and just a hint of salt. I am telling you, you will not miss the butter one bit. Give it a try and invest in a lime squeezer if you don't have one already!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

the Sowell life


  1. LOVE that coral color. That's as close to pink as I'll ever come. Ha! Yeah, I think I might could drink unsweet tea if it had enough lemon in it. But, who knows when I will try that. Ha! LOVE fresh veggies. My parents came to visit this week and brought over some fresh veggies from their garden. So yummy!

    Happy Friday! And thanks for linking up. BTW, I've been slacking on the blogging and commenting, too. So don't feel bad! Enjoy your weekend.

  2. Hot air popcorn with limes...I could get into that.

    Fresh veggies are where it's at!

    Have a great weekend!

  3. I'm a 1/2 sweet, 1/2 unsweet girl myself. Happy Friday!

  4. We need to be accountability partners for working out! Unsweetened tea is the only way to go...and I'm going to try that popcorn concoction this weekend. Proud of you for getting back on the healthy train!!


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