Category Archives: Daily Fire Bites

Running

Running is Cheaper than Therapy

I got out for a long overdue 4 mile run last night. I’ve been in a funk for a while with my workouts and have been trying to put one foot in front of the other, but just haven’t been ‘feeling it’ or consistent like I did with our Tough Mudder workouts.

I realized last night after I laced up my shoes, threw my headphones in and walked out the door that our mind and bodies WANT and NEED exercise to help relive stress and help our bodies function better. I have noticed a huge difference for sure and I think my body and mind is at the point where I NEED my workouts to thrive. I love this ‘I Run Because’ because it was every thought I had last night before, during and after my run.  And for me its definitely THERAPY and quality time with me!!! :)

 

 

Does walking or running help you relieve stress?? 

Can you tell a huge difference?? 

Worlds Largest Giving Day

Here’s a little video from our Visalus Giving Day and to show that Vi Cares on how we did our part to help create the Worlds Largest Giving Day and a million moments of kindness. My kids went through their clothes, jackets, hats and gloves they are no longer using and we donated them along with helping out in a parking lot. :) I love how serving others can change our attitudes and put a smile on our face and those we serve! :)

It was a great reminder to look for ways to serve others DAILY not just on special occasions or holidays. I will be helping my kids remember and create a better habit of doing this daily.

www.givingday.vi.com 

Carman & Kristen

Trader Joe’s Almond Butter

Today I figured out a new snack combo that is gonna now forever gonna be an addiction and a problem having it in the house!!!!!

My friend Kristen -one of my sweet and awesome military friends who I love, adore and miss terribly – graciously gave me a jar of Trader Joe’s Creamy Almond Butter to try when I stopped by for a visit when we were in Baltimore for FitBloggin’.

*I love it when I have friends where – we can not talk on the phone for years but when we see each other again its like we can pick right up where we left off!!!  Love you girl!! :)

(man!! you can tell how exhausted I was at the end of our trip in Baltimore!! :) Kristen is one FIT HAWT mama!!)

 

What I figured out is when I pair this awesome almond butter with a serving of these sourdough pretzels that I found at Sam’s Club – it is a TO DIE FOR combo!!!!!!  Perfect blend of creamy, sweet, salty and hearty!! Seriously sooooo GOOD.

My MOST favorite thing about this almond butter besides the taste……the ingredient list:

How many things do you ever find in a JAR that has only 1 ingredient on the list????  Love that.

Thankfully now we have a Trader Joe’s near downtown Houston. I will have to add that place to my list to pick up awesome yummy stuff like this when I’m in that part of town.  :)

Do you shop at Trader Joe’s?? If so what are your favorite food finds there?? 

 

Wednesday Fire Bites:

Breakfast – yummy Vi Shake with the Chocolate mix in and my AM Vi-Pak

Snack – pretzels and almond butter  (TWICE today)  :/

Lunch – Quick and Easy  – spaghetti squash, 1/4 cup poblano alfredo sauce, browned & seasoned turkey patty, topped with pico de gallo

Snack – warm Nutra Cookie – seriouslyyyyy SO good!

Dinner – bites of King Ranch Chicken casserole on the way out the door to YW’s church meeting / banana in the car on the way

2nd dinner? when I got home :) – yummy strawberry Vi Shake