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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Balanced & Healthy Living Link Up Party & Friday Fitness Update 2016 Week 6

My Friday Fitness Updates used to tell the workouts that I did the previous week from Saturday to Friday.  Since I intend to post the "Balanced & Healthy Living Link Up Party" at 9 PM EST on Thursday nights, I will now update from Friday - Thursday!

Here's what my last week looked like and the DVDs that I used:

Friday: Was listed in last week's update, but I think I changed my mind and did something different. (Ended up doing Jillian Michaels: Shred-It With Weights ) 27 minutes

Saturday: Off

Thankful Thursday

 I have been so busy this past couple weeks, I haven't posted my Thankful Thursday posts!  I'll begin by saying that today, I'm thankful that I'm inside my house!  It is so cold & snowy outside.  It was 10 degrees when I was getting the kids on the bus this morning.  Geez. . . . cold!  Well, I guess it IS Winter! 

Thankful Thursday is the post where I write at least 5 things that I'm thankful for in the current week.  This week was and is a busy week.  We have our Undie Run this weekend and it looks like we'll all be wearing long johns and leggings instead of undies!  It's supposed to be between 0 and 5 degrees on Saturday.  Yeah.  We'll see if they actually let us run.  Or walk as my case will be.  I don't run.  Then Sunday we're hosting a Disney party again.  We had so much fun last year, that we're doing it again.  Any reason to put on a costume.  Hehe.  I love costumes and I love Disney.

So. . . . the things that I'm thankful for this week:

  1. I'm thankful that I AM so busy, because it means that I have friends who like to have fun with us and a house to host them in.
  2. I'm thankful that neither of my kids have been sick this week.  'Tis the season!
  3. I'm thankful that my hubby was able to pick up all of our race packets today for the race on Sunday.  It saved everyone a lot of time out of THEIR busy week!
  4. I'm thankful that I've had so many opportunities to review so many great products lately.  I have been pretty impressed with most of them.  Look for some reviews of some great products in the coming days and weeks.. . . . . The ones that I'm most excited about?  A spiralizer and a new stability ball!  Yay!  Thanks to the companies for helping me on my "get healthy" journey!
  5. I'm thankful that I have stepped out of my box once again and started vlogging again.  I did a couple videos back when I was blogging in the beginning.  Now, I've started again.  Most of the videos are product reviews right now, but you never know what might happen!
  6. I'm thankful to all of you who are sticking around as I change course and redefine what this blog means to me now.  It means a lot!  
  7. I'm thankful that we seem to be just fine without cable TV. . . . that's going to be a pretty significant savings for us each month.  I think it's been over 3 weeks since we've had cable!
  8. I'm thankful for warm sheets, a warm robe, warm socks, heat in the house and hot tea.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and find many things to be thankful for today and always!

What are you thankful for today?

Avocado and Grapefruit Salad

I was looking for recipes to use all of these grapefruit!
(Only half of these are grapefruit, the other half are Cara-Cara Navel Oranges)

I ended up at the Food Network site and there were three recipes for Avocado Grapefruit Salad.  Since I also have some avocados I need to use, the salads sound perfect.    Each of the Food Network stars' recipes have their own little twist.  I used the Dijon Mustard idea from Ina, the nut idea from Emeril and the lime idea from Daisy, and just because I could use a little more greens today I put it on a cup of baby spinach.  Also, I've been craving Feta cheese all day, so I threw some of that on, too.

You can find the recipes at the links below:
Emeril Lagasse Grapefruit and Avocado Salad

Here's what's in mine:
1 Ruby Red Grapefruit, peeled and separated into segments
1 cup Spinach
1/2 Avocado, Sliced
1 tsp. Dijon Mustard
1/4 cup Walnuts, toasted
1 Tablespoons Olive Oil
Black Pepper
Juice from one lime
Some Feta Cheese I've been craving all day!

My thoughts after eating it:
I kept forgetting that I was eating grapefruit in something and the bitterness caught me off-guard!  I think I'd like to try the same thing with the oranges instead.   I think I like grapefruit all by itself, although I will keep looking for recipes.  I didn't mind the feta with the grapefruit.  I think I would have liked more of a sweeter vinegar based dressing with it.

Do you like Grapefruit?  What's your favorite grapefruit recipe?

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DISCLOSURE: I am not a doctor, nutritionist or chemist. The things that I post to this site are usually experiments I do that may or may not work for me (I will always let you know which way) . Nothing I post is meant to treat any condition that you may have. You should always ask your own doctor's opinion on any condition that you may have. If you try anything from my site, you do so at your own risk. I'm an experimenter, always trying to make my own way. That's my thing. I'm happy if you find inspiration here. Life for me is always about creativity.