Feeling Blessed!

17 Jul

Hey there lovelies!

First off, I just want to say WOW! I woke up in the middle of the night to a million twitter updates and text messages from my friends saying “Check Instagram!!” Confused as to what the hype was about, I immediately checked Instagram and saw that Karena and Katrina from Tone It Up featured me on their instagram and facebook pages!

This is what I woke up to!

They compiled some of my tweets and pictures from the last week, shared it with the community, and provided the link to my blog! I couldn’t believe it! Thanks to their feature, I woke up to over 100 new twitter followers and 900 views on my first blog post! Karena and Katrina have been my main motivators in my fitness journey and to have their support means the world to me. Truly, from the bottom of my heart thank you so much K & K!

Drowsy Morning

Due to my excitement last night, I found it hard to sleep! I woke up at 7:15 this morning for a doctor’s appointment at the Cleveland Clinic, and since I wasn’t allowed to eat or drink anything due to getting labs drawn, I opted to move my workout until later. Not eating or drinking anything in the morning was rough for me! Skipping my morning cup o’ joe really left me feeling drowsy and by the time my appointment was over I was ravenous!

My mom, who is a nurse at the Clinic, met me for breakfast at the Clinic’s cafeteria. I was really interested to see what kind of selections the cafeteria had to offer since the Cleveland Clinic is a strong advocate of healthy living. Unfortunately, we arrived just as they were transitioning from breakfast to lunch so many of the options were closed. The only stands open were McDonalds & Subway so I opted for the Subway. I ordered an egg and cheese breakfast sandwich and paired it with a banana from home and a Starbucks coffee. Hopefully when I return for another doctor’s appointment I can gather a better selection from the Clinic’s cafeteria!

After leaving the cafeteria, my mom wanted to show me the “Wellness Store” at the Cleveland Clinic. I gladly followed her because I love going into wellness stores! I was pleasantly surprised at the selection that the store carried. It was stocked up on healthy cook books, exercise equipment, and health foods such as chia seeds, Kombucha, and protein powders. I was especially in awe at their selection of Kombucha!


Kombucha is a fermented tea, and can help aid in digestion. (I personally believe it helps with hangovers too!). I didn’t end up buying one because I was still sipping on my coffee, but I am craving one! Even though I have been going to the Clinic my entire life, I am really starting to appreciate their effort to advocate not only health but also wellness.


My workout today was simple yet effective. I popped in the Tone It Up Beach Babe DVD and completed the “Surfer Girl” workout. It’s a great workout which leaves you feeling the burn long after you do it! I love that feeling!

*For those who were asking on yesterday’s post: I use the app “Map my Run” when I run outdoors. It does a great job tracking my route, distance, pace, and calories. It also talks to me every mile to tell me how I’m doing. Pretty cool..huh?*


My boyfriend, Dave (you will hear me talking about him a LOT!) is here in town for a few days! He lives two hours away from me, so whenever I do get to see him I try to make it count! This is our last time to hang out before he moves to California for six months for his job! Fortunately, I will be visiting him soon after he moves, but of course I will miss him a lot. With that being said, it is time to spend some quality time with this special guy! Tomorrow we will be off to Cedar Point ( one of my favorite places on earth). Hope you all had a great Tuesday!


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