I have never heard of The Weepies, or there song “Be My Honeypie” but this video is so heart warming and cute.

It kind of reminds me of one of my favorite songs from Bright Eyes “First Day of My Life”

Not sure if I’ve posted that before or not so I will again just in case!

**Update: Turns out I have heard of The Weepies, just never knew it. Definitely a fan**

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Pursuit of Happiness

♥ This song

I’m on the pursuit of happiness and I know everything that shine ain’t always gonna be gold
I’ll be fine once I get it, I’ll be good.

Seeing him July 12 w/Kayla!!

Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce Wraps:
These turned out really good! I kind of just did my own thing, after reading a few recipe’s. They were so tasty, and perfect for lunch or dinner!

One thing, your supposed to wrap these with bibb lettuce. I thought that was the normal head of lettuce you buy. It’s not haha and actual bibb lettuce works much better so make sure you get that!

Ingredients:
You really can use whatever you want. This is what I used.

  • Green Cabbage
  • Red Cabbage
  • Red Pepper
  • Yellow Onion
  • Garlic Cloves (Minced)
  • Carrots
  • Water Chestnuts(I wouldn’t use these next time, they really didn’t add anything)
  • Kikoman’s Low Sodium Teriyaki sauce
  • Skinless/Boneless Chicken Breasts
  • Lettuce (I used a head of lettuce, you should use bibb lettuce)
I pretty much just chopped the vegetables up, and steamed them for a little bit. While they were steaming I cooked the chicken and cut that up. I then added the chicken to the veggies and added 2 tbsp of the teriyaki sauce. I mixed it all together letting the sauce cover everything and voila I was done :)
You then scoop some onto the lettuce, wrap it up and enjoy :D
Delicious and easy!
How much you use of each ingredient is totally up to you, and how much you want or need.

 

A Healthier Lifestyle :D

I am very much enjoying this healthier lifestyle of mine. I feel so good about all the choices I am making which makes me more determined to continue!

I just signed up for Team Training at Lifetime, which I am so excited about. It’s going to be 3 times a week for 3 months. I can’t wait to start (I begin on the 20th)

Tonight Heidi (my friend, and my best friend’s mother) tried out the Sunday night Zumba class which I think has made it’s way into a permanent spot in my schedule. It was fun seeing another trainer’s moves. I love both the Thursday and Sunday classes. I’m excited to shake my booty twice a week now! :D

On top of working on being more active, I’ve also been trying new (healthier) foods. I have a habit of buying new foods, or buying a lot of healthier foods but still buying the stuff I normally do and then I would just let the healthier or new foods go bad while I ate the other stuff. This time I got ONLY healthier foods, and lots and lots of produce.

The two things I am really excited for are:

1. Kale Chips

2. Lettuce Wraps

I love lettuce wraps. My friend Kayla and I just had some delicious ones at The Wild Onion over the weekend. I also always get them at P.F. Changs. Depending on what sauce is put into the chicken/veggie mixture there not always the best choice but when you make them yourself you can decide just how healthy they are!

I realized something while we were out for dinner, eating the lettuce wraps. Never in my life would I ever order them if I read what was in them. I just wouldn’t .. or at least that’s how I used to be. I was introduced to lettuce wraps by just being told to try them so I did, and loved them. I’ve never read a description of them until Saturday. That made me realize how much other foods I would normally shrug off because it has so many foods I don’t eat normally. Not anymore though!

I’ve decided to set up a recipe page so I can share delicious recipes as I find them :) I have a few other recipes that I used to make a long time ago. Once I find my book in the garage (I am currently working on getting it all cleaned out .. fun project ;/) I will share those with you as well!

I also just signed up to do a 5k marathon with Heidi. We will be walking it this time (she can’t run it because of her knee, and I am no where near ready to run a 5k) but it’s still going to be so much fun and I can’t wait!!

I know a few of my other friends have been really focused on having a healthy lifestyle. It’s so fun reading about what your doing, your progress, and how it’s making you feel. Keep it up :)

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Busy Busy Busy

Is everyone been as busy as I been? Holy hell this is the first night in umm Im not sure how long that I’m just home doing nothing. I shouldn’t even be doing nothing I have plenty to do .. Im just choosing not to :/ At least I have the option to chose that I guess. Haha.

Being busy is good though, so I don’t mind.

The weather has been BEAUTIFUL out!! A little hot the last few days .. but just weeks ago it was freezing here so I will not complain.

Last night after cleaning the garage for awhile Allie and I went to grab a margaritta and the weather was perfect out. I love it!

I came across this on stumble:

and I decided Im going to make something like this and put it next to my bed so I wake to all positive messages. I need to decide what quotes and sayings to use though. Any suggestions? What are quotes or sayings do you like, or that help motivate you?

 

 

This Happens To Me All The Time

This is so true. Everytime I use the good ol’ coin flip or something like that to make a decision. The minute I “flip” the coin I know what I want the result to be ..even though just moments before I couldn’t decide.

It’s kind of like once the decision is out of your hands, you then know what you want .. but now it’s not up to you. Now you just wait for the results and to see what option your going with.

Obviously in terms of flipping coins that’s a little drastic and since you were the one to flip it .. Im sure you can convince yourself to change to the result you wanted. However I know anytime I flip a coin and the result comes back not how I wanted it to I still don’t change it because then I start to consider the other option again.

I am very indecisive a lot of the time if you can’t tell :)

Anyways I just stumbled across this and liked it so I shared :D

 

 

Regret Nothing

Would you change anything?

I heard this on the radio this morning and wanted to share. It’s so easy to be swept up in our daily routines that I think sometimes we forget what’s REALLY important. If you were dying and looked back at your life right now .. what you have done differently, is there anything you wish you did more of? After you answer that question … do it. Whatever it is, just make the change.

People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. I learned never to underestimate someone’s capacity for growth. Some changes were phenomenal. Each experienced a variety of emotions, as expected, denial, fear, anger, remorse, more denial and eventually acceptance. Every single patient found their peace before they departed though, every one of them.

When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again. Here are the most common five:

1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

This was the most common regret of all. When people realise that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honoured even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made.

It is very important to try and honour at least some of your dreams along the way. From the moment that you lose your health, it is too late. Health brings a freedom very few realise, until they no longer have it.

2. I wish I didn’t work so hard.

This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed their children’s youth and their partner’s companionship. Women also spoke of this regret. But as most were from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners. All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence.

By simplifying your lifestyle and making conscious choices along the way, it is possible to not need the income that you think you do. And by creating more space in your life, you become happier and more open to new opportunities, ones more suited to your new lifestyle.

3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.

Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result.

We cannot control the reactions of others. However, although people may initially react when you change the way you are by speaking honestly, in the end it raises the relationship to a whole new and healthier level. Either that or it releases the unhealthy relationship from your life. Either way, you win.

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.

Often they would not truly realise the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. Everyone misses their friends when they are dying.

It is common for anyone in a busy lifestyle to let friendships slip. But when you are faced with your approaching death, the physical details of life fall away. People do want to get their financial affairs in order if possible. But it is not money or status that holds the true importance for them. They want to get things in order more for the benefit of those they love. Usually though, they are too ill and weary to ever manage this task. It is all comes down to love and relationships in the end. That is all that remains in the final weeks, love and relationships.

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realise until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called ‘comfort’ of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content. When deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again.

When you are on your deathbed, what others think of you is a long way from your mind. How wonderful to be able to let go and smile again, long before you are dying.

Life is a choice. It is YOUR life. Choose consciously, choose wisely, choose honestly. Choose happiness.

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