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Monday, February 21, 2011


It's Monday, which means a fresh start to a new week! How was your weekend?

E and I had a pretty chill weekend, and it was just what we both needed. I did manage to get quite a bit of homework done, which is always a good thing. We subscribed to Netflix on Friday! It's so cool to be able to stream movies right when you want them. On Saturday morning, I watched a yoga documentary called Enlighten Up. It's about a journalist who doesn't have a lot of experience with yoga but sets out to discover what it's all about. It wasn't exactly what I expected, but it was cool to listen to his interviews with some of the biggest yoga gurus around. Has anyone else seen it? What were your thoughts?

Saturday night, Eric and I tried out a new restaurant called The Hacienda on Henderson. It was soooo delicious! Of course, I forgot to take pictures, but I found this one online. The weather was beautiful so we sat out on the porch. It had such a fun atmosphere about it.

I ordered cilantro lime tilapia with grilled veggies. Now that is my kind of Mexican food! E went with a more traditional dish: fajitas. We were super impressed. We saved some money by purchasing a gift certificate on before we went. This website sells gift certificates to a bunch of different restaurants at a pretty nice discount. For The Hacienda on Henderson, they were offering a $25 gift certificate for $17.50. Not bad right? However, I checked at and found a discount promo code for 70% off Yep, I used a coupon to buy a coupon. (Disclaimer: Eric is the one that taught me how to do this.) Talk about thrifty. After the discount, we paid $5.25 for a $25 gift certificate. Dinner just tastes better when you know you're saving money! :) offers gift certificates to a ton of restaurants all over the U.S, and you can find promo codes for everything from clothes to exercise equipment at

First thing Sunday morning, I went for a 10 mile run. I am happy to report, it went much better than last week! After my run, I was STARVING so I whipped up some ABC (apple, banana, cinnamon) french toast and some egg whites. I topped one piece with almond butter and 1/2 a banana and then left the other one plain. Both slices got a healthy dose of sugar free syrup. Not to brag, but this is the most delicious creation I have made in a long time!

I will share this recipe tomorrow in my very first video blog! That's right, I hired a producer and a camera crew (E & E), and turned my kitchen into a Food Network set. Ok not really, but I wish. You should definitely check back tomorrow to watch me attempt to do my best impression of Rachel Ray, while teaching you how to make this scrumptious breakfast dish! :)

After going grocery shopping and stopping by Sam's for E's 48 pack of Snickers (pause to pick your jaw up off the floor), I was hungry again. I decided to make a yummy Green Monster.

This little beauty contained: 1/2 a frozen banana, 5 strawberries, a handful of ice, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1 scoop of protein powder, and an extra large handful of spinach. It was the perfect afternoon snack.

I am off to start working on my video blog. Wish me luck!

Q's and A's:
How was your weekend?
Have you ever used or Is there another site you use?
What's in your favorite green monster?

In health,

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