Monday, April 29, 2013

Recipe Tuesday:Quinoa, Turkey, Asparagus Bowl

Sometimes I get a wild hair up my a#* and make random meals.  I'm actually really good at just throwing things together without thinking about it.  Yesterday I was starving and needed some healthy food, so i threw this together and it was yummy and it made enough for 6 meals!

Quinoa, Turkey, Asparagus Bowl

1/2 cup quinoa-uncooked
1 cup water
1 8 oz can of tomato sauce
1 lb ground turkey
a bundle of asparagus-you could use any vegetable
1 clove garlic
Mrs. Dash

Put the quinoa, water and tomato sauce in a pan. Bring it to a boil then simmer until all the liquid is gone.  While that is cooking brown the turkey with the garlic.  Add the asparagus, spices and quinoa mixture together at the end.  This took 20 minutes and was so good and easy!


Bridal Showers and Breweries

This weekend was definitely a fun one!

Friday started with my IRL BFF Nicole driving out here to get her hair did.  I didn't take pics because she would probably kill me!
We drank some wine and caught up, it was great!
Then I had to take Marcus to an event at the rec center.  Hours after wine and an indoor pool=hell.  Seriously, longest 45 minutes ever!!

Saturday we got up early and loaded the car for Christy's bridal shower.  

I will just show you in pictures. Everything turned out great and the bride loved it!!

Sangria, and mason jars with mustaches

The beautiful bride!

Cute cupcakes the Maid of Honor made, sorry it's sideways

Jen (Bridesmaid)

The bride and her girls

After the shower we decided to have an after party haha so we ended up at Coors Brewery.  I had never been on their beer tour and everyone thought I was crazy and needed to experience it.

Free beer you say?? Hell yes

We got there about a half hour before they closed so in order to get our free beer we had to chug the beer in line while waiting for our next one.  It was interesting lol

Then we went to another local brewery.  I didn't get any pictures.  It was kind of a weird place, there were families everywhere.  It kind of felt like a family reunion in some one's backyard, awkward.

We then went to karaoke with McKennon's fabulous grandparents.  I have pics but they would probably hate them on the internet!

This was after drinking for 10 hours...not pretty lol
Sunday was shitty.  I picked up Marcus, headed home and pulled into the grocery store.  I got out and heard one of my tires deflating f*#k!  I got some fix a flat and prayed it would hold until today because of course that shit always happens to me on a Sunday when nothing is open.  

The fix a flat lasted all day until about 5.  I called my roadside assistance to come fix it and they were going to charge me 150 dollars...ouch.  Pops to the rescue.  The same guy that came and fixed my yard was coming over to get this massive tv in my basement and get rid of it.  Him and his brother in law (we will get to the awkwardness of that later) my two knights in shining armor.  They changed my tire and then we took it to their garage and they fixed it.  They saved me 150 dollars wooo.

So Brother in law=Butterflies.  I haven't felt those in years.  It figures it would happen when we are moving away from here lol If it weren't for bad luck I wouldn't have any luck at all!

Awkward Analisa moment

Him: Seriously if you need anything call me, I will come right over.
Me:Ok thanks
Him: Do you need my phone number?
Me: No I have your BIL's

Lol yep that's called Analisa doesn't know how to take a hint!

Anyway hope everyone has a great week! Sorry this was so long, if you read the whole thing you are a rockstar!!!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Progress Not Perfection

For the last 7-8 weeks I have been doing a personal workout plan and have loved it.  I have been eating clean maybe 80% of the time and trying to be active as much as possible.  I admit working out is hard, I would much rather sit on the couch and watch NCIS like I always do lol  Sometimes I get on IG and see all these amazing ladies and how hard they work and I get my ass off the couch and just do it!  Once I start it is so easy and truthfully I have a hard time stopping!

I posted a progress pic on IG the other day and everyone was so great and supportive.  I can't tell much of a difference when I look at the pictures myself but I can feel it in the way my clothes fit and the way I feel in general!  I have a ways to go before I get to my goals but progress not perfection right?! It isn't easy but will be worth it!

First let me just say that it doesn't matter if you are 500 pounds or 100 posting pictures of yourself on the Internet is nerve racking.  So be nice!!

I see the most progress in my stomach, which let's face it is the most important!

Sorry for the up close and personal.  I thought everyone wanted to see my butt that close lol  I have always had a nice ass (Did I just compliment myself? shock!)  but with all those squats it just keeps getting better!

progress in my tummy! yay!

Hard to tell I know but my arms have gotten stronger and do you see that? No more love handles!!!!

If you want progress efitmama on IG is doing a one day only personalized workout plan for $25! Email her at!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

First Things First

First Things First
Linking up today for First Things First because well...I don't want to cook today lol

 First thing you would do/buy if you won the lottery-Pay off all my debt and my family's debt.  Yes I am one of those people that would be practical with my money.  No getting crazy buying fancy cars lol  I would also go on a vacation somewhere I've always wanted to go....Ireland or the Virgin Islands....maybe both?!

 First person you call when you get amazing news- What is amazing news? I haven't experienced that in awhile lol Probably my dad though. 

First thing you do when you've had a bad day- Have a drink. Don't judge me lol I am not an alkie, just like to drink sometimes.

Well now that I have proved once again how boring I am lol Have a great Tuesday!!

Monday, April 22, 2013

The Weekend of Packing

Boring I know!

Friday-  I didn't have any wine but had some vodka so that was what was for dinner...
It was delicious too!
Saturday- Marcus and I kicked some ass in got almost all of it done.  We aren't ready to move or anything.

I made this sign for one of my many sisters for her wedding present.  It doesn't matter that her wedding was in August does it??

I always wanted to make one and after making this one I might go sign making crazy haha It looks much better in person I promise!

At Marcus' baseball practices I am lucky enough to get to visit with one of the kid's grandpas.  He is great company and lucky for me when my realtor called the other day to tell me there were some repairs that need to be done on our house he was sitting right there and offered to do them for free. He is a serious life saver!  He got out there Saturday with his bobcat and covered my yard with dirt!  There was a part he couldn't get to and the three of us ended up doing it by hand.  I was regretting that on Sunday.

It was so beautiful outside, so when he left I went for a run and did some legs...ouch.

Sunday- We woke up and I loaded up my car tetris style.  A movie cabinet and about 25 boxes. 

I went for another run, packed some more and by noon I couldn't walk anymore.  Yep Fibromyalgia rearing it's ugly head.  My fault for doing too much.  I then layed on the couch and watched depressing shows and movies.  Stupid romantic comedies aka women porn lol I was fully expecting the love of my life to show up at the door and we lived happily ever after haha only in the movies!

Oh and did I mention I read this awesome book (Steph add it to your list)

Touch & Go Audio Clip
Sorry there aren't any pictures of us packing, hopefully you know what boxes look like lol
Ecard: Help Wanted: Moving
Happy Monday!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Finish The Sentence Part Tres

Tres means three for all you non spanish speaking people...oh wait I don't speak it either! HA!Today's hilariousness will be brought to you by myself and my IRL BFF Holly.  She has a dirtier mouth than I do so be prepared.....
1. I laughed so hard I cried when...I saw his penis...lmao
2. My high school...a train wreck full of sluts and cokewhores...true story.
3. It really pisses me off... when I have to be nice to someone I don't want to!
4. In ten years... oh my god we are going to be 40. Our kids will be grown and can get the f out!
5. If I could erase one thing... the sharpie off your eyebrows

P.S. I can talk about Mexicans because I am one!

6. In 1999...  we were 15,poppin our pringles, day drinking and skinny dipping in creeks instead of going to school. Bad girls!!
7. Honestly... If one more person shows me a game on my phone they are going to get stabbed in the eye!!
8. To me, Sushi... why don't you sushi lovers dive in the ocean and suck on some fish....same difference...gross

9. Someone really needs to invent... 24 hour food delivery for drunken nights
10. The first time I drank alcohol...7 shots of tequila at 13. I was in bed sick for 3 days

11. The one question I would ask God is... Why do you hate me??? For real lol
12. Lindsay Lohan...lesbehonest is a cracked out, gingi, drug addict whore, anorexic, has been, too much plastic surgery, 40 year old looking, house arresting waste of life.

Fo Shizzle!
And we are out!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Recipe Tuesday: Turkey Sausage and Zucchini Pasta and No Flour Pancakes

Before I do anything I need to talk about Boston.  It is a shame that people work so hard to run a marathon and someone wanted to ruin that.  The only good thing about tragedy is the way people come together and help each other.  They are willing to sacrifice themselves by running toward an explosion instead of away.  People become selfless and helpful in times of need.  My thoughts and prayers are with the people and family of those affected yesterday.

Yesterday I did some quick meal prep and came up with two random recipes.

Meal Prep

  • Boiled eggs-I add a tsp of baking soda and boil for 20 minutes, the baking soda helps the shell come off easily.  I tried that whole bring it to a boil and let it sit for 20 minutes and let me tell you the yolk will not cook!

  • Chocolate chip oatmeal cookies-1 Cup Oatmeal, 2 bananas, 1/2 cup chocolate chip.  Mash the banana and oats together, add chocolate chips. Form into balls, should make 12. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes. Great for a sweet tooth

    • Turkey Sausage and Zucchini Pasta
    • Pancakes-lots of pancakes
    This took about 2 hours and only because I made 17 pancakes, 1 at a time.  I had already packed my other big pan oops! It probably would have only took me an hour otherwise.

    Turkey Sausage and Zucchini Pasta

    • 8 oz Smoked Turkey Sausage-Cut into quarter sized pieces
    • 1 Can Diced tomatoes
    • 4 Cups water or Chicken broth
    • 6 oz pasta of your choice-I used Smart taste Rotini
    • 1 medium Zucchini-cut up
    • 1 Tbsp Pepper
    • 2 Tbsp Mrs. Dash
    • 1/4 Bell pepper-I had this in the freezer
    • 1 clove garlic
    • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
    • 2 Tbsp Onion powder
    Heat Olive Oil in a big pan (it has to be big enough to fit all of these ingredients) add the garlic, bell pepper and sausage.  When the sausage starts turning brown add the tomatoes, water and spices.  Bring it to a boil then add the pasta.  Turn it down to low.  I know it is weird to add pasta then turn it down but trust me this is how you get the flavor!  When the pasta is halfway done add the zucchini.  That's it.  This should make about 6 servings at 163 calories each.
    Looks yummy doesn't it?

    I don't know about you but I love pancakes!  I do not like the crash I get after eating them though.  I made some cottage cheese pancakes once before and discovered they actually filled me up and kept me full! yesterday I found two different protein pancake recipes and decided to just make up my own.

    No Flour, Protein Pancakes
    • 8 egg whites
    • 1 1/2 cup oatmeal
    • 1 banana
    • 1 tsp vanilla
    • 1 1/2 cups cottage cheese- I used lactose free
    • 1 tsp cinnamon
    • 1/4 tsp baking soda
    Blend all the ingredients together and use 1/4 cup to make your pancakes.  This made 17 for me but I also made them really big.  Feel free to half it or even freeze some of them.  This is easy to warm up in the mornings for a quick breakfast.  It has a whopping 8 grams of protein in each pancake and only 59.5 calories in each.
    I am not a fan of syrup so today I warmed up 1/2 an apple, smashed it and added it to the pancakes.  Good stuff!

    What is your favorite breakfast??

      Monday, April 15, 2013

      RIP Willie

      If you follow me on instagram you already know that we lost our dog yesterday.  Definitely a shitty ending to what was a good weekend. 

      Willie (Nelson) or Willis (McGahee) had been with us for a year and a half and was such a great dog. (Just writing "was" makes me sick to my stomach)  Since I started packing he has been acting strange.  We always guessed he had a history of abuse but not sure about anything else.  Those boxes started triggering something in him.  Saturday I took Marcus and my niece outside to play. We live on a highway. The dogs usually run around on our 2.5 acres and never go near the highway.  They just know to stay away from it.  A lady pulled into our driveway and had found Willie on the highway.  She was nice enough to stop and bring him back.  Sunday I let the dogs out in the morning like I always do.  Willie is usually the first one back and ready to come inside.  He never came....Marcus went outside looking for him and couldn't find him.  He wasn't coming when we called, he always did. I decided to drive out to the highway and see if maybe he was on the other side of it wandering around.  Instead I found him on the highway, dead.  He had been hit by a car and it wasn't pretty.  It was horrible.  I didn't want to go back home and have to tell Marcus.  When I did he screamed and cried.  The whole day was painful and sad.

      You dog lovers understand that your dogs become your family.  They become your children.  I feel like I have lost a child...again.  Not really what we need right now.  I hope McKennon is up in heaven giving Willie lots of love right now. 

      Wednesday, April 10, 2013

      So weekend update is 3 days late

      Can we just say so what to this week and get it over with??  Not that it has been a bad week but it's Wednesday and I'm exhausted.  I finally finished all the decorations for the bridal shower and wedding.  It was one of those moments where I wanted to cry because I was so proud of myself for getting it done lol  Yeah I know crazy town right here!

      So What Wednesday
      So what... ...I stayed up till 11:30 last night watching the Rockies lose. Went to bed and realized I hadn't made my bed after washing everything but was too tired so I slept on the couch ugh

      ...I started packing and haven't even got the appraisal on my house yet (wishful thinking)

      ...I have a 5k May 4th and haven't been running...oops

      ...I CANNOT stop playing Candy Crush Saga...Curse those people that got me hooked!!

      ...This is my first post this week...bad blogger

      ...I have a mouse that lives in my car and eats all of our coats lol

      ...That yesterday it rained sideways, hailed sideways and then snowed sideways.  Mother Nature is such a tease!

       Oh ya know just showing you the bi-polar Colorado weather.

      Oh yeah and my weekend was pretty great....3 days late ha

      Friday-Marcus and I just hung out and watched movies, it's so nice to stay home sometimes!

      Saturday-We hung out, did some cleaning and laundry then I dropped him off with my Grandma.

      For my Dad's birthday my sister and I  bought him tickets to see Johnny Gill.  If you don't know who he is after you hear this song you probably will...

      He still can sing his ass off but the place went had terrible sound.  When people started clearing out towards the end we rushed to the front so we didn't miss anything, we got our money's worth!

      Johnny phone sucks lol

      My dress matched the carpet haha

      My sister and I decided to dress up since it has been so warm...FAIL.  It was windy and cold and we parked a mile away BRRRR!

      Sunday-My dad taught me how to change my own oil and brakes.  My brakes were so dangerous eek.  I love learning this stuff! I'm so frugal cheap I would rather do things myself!

      One of the best things about the day was hanging out with my dad and jammin out.  He always brings me back to my childhood and reminds me why I'm such a Daddy's girl...everyone say it now AHHHH lol

      He might get sick of me when we move in though!

      By the way if anyone wants me to make them some wedding/party decorations I am saving to buy another a sister out lol

      I promise to be back tomorrow with pictures of the decorations that I made!

      Hope everyone is having a fabulous Hump Day!

      Friday, April 5, 2013

      Pits and Peaks

      I just want to say welcome to all my new followers! I know you are here because of the giveaway and that's ok. I have done it many times and found some of my favorite bloggers that way!! If you don't know about the giveaway go here. It's HUGE and you will love it!!

      -I am not at opening day or even downtown for it:(


      -It's opening day (I know I'm crazy) this can be a pit and peak lol

      -My sister and I are taking my Dad to see Johnny Gill Saturday night!!

      -One of my best friend's of 18 years just moved back from Arizona!!!!!!! This is probably #1!!

      -It is getting closer and closer to moving day!  My friend up above and I keep joking that we are both moving back in with our parents at almost 30 and she even asked if I wanted to sleepover haha

      TGIF!!! Hope everyone has a great weekend!

      Thursday, April 4, 2013

      It's ok Thursday and Why I will never have 6 pack abs...

      Its Ok Thursdays
      It's ok...... That I agreed to do 30 Day Shred for 30 days and absolutely hate it! I love Jillian but 30DS is so damn boring and even when I push hard I don't burn any calories....I mean seriously under 100.

       I have eaten a whole bag of cookies in a couple days....cookies in my house are dangerous. I eat them all so they won't just taunt me and stay around for awhile. Good plan hah?? lol

       I really want to go downtown for opening day tomorrow and can't:(

       I am so frustrated with planning this bridal shower because I am putting so much effort into it and others aren't....

       I have found my 6 pack is work. Yes I go to work and make bad choices. 
       That is what on hand to eat at all times.  Not pictured: Hot Cheetos, Doritos, Cup N Noodles and massive amounts of candy.  I can bring my own lunch but I'm so damn cheap and when you get free lunch why turn it down?

      Wednesday Lunch-Salisbury Steak-750 calories Thursday Lunch-BLT's and 5 Cup Salad-900 calories Friday Lunch-Dominoes Pizza...I mean see what I deal with? lol Let's not even talk about the smothered burritos that are 1200 calories...

      And then I thought who the hell makes these menus anyway?? Oh that's right ME.  I am my own sabotage...shit.  Time to healthify those menus!! Everyone is going to hate me!

      No more excuses...time to crack down on my eating...sigh

      Tuesday, April 2, 2013

      Top Ten Workout Songs and Decorations!

      Well because I have been slacking on recipes and sharing my meal prep I decided to link up with Trista for her top ten Tuesday!
      Stewart Street
      This week's is Top Ten Workout songs...can we just change this to Top Ten songs I want to dance to? These are in no particular order because I couldn't decide which ones are better than the others and didn't think that was fair or maybe I just didn't want to make the decision ha

      Tupac-Hit 'Em Up

      Juvenile-Back That Azz Up

      Lil Jon- Get Low...You scared

      Ying Yang Twins-Salt Shaker....Do you see a pattern here? I might possibly like to shake my azz

      E-40-Tell me when to go....Put your Stunna shades on

      Chris Ledoux-8 Second Ride-One of my favorite men of all time

      The Whispers-Rock Steady

      Breaking Benjamin-I will not bow-I like all different kinds of music if you couldn't tell



      Pitbull-Go Girl

      So because I haven't been cooking much I decided to show you what I have been doing.  Lots of Bridal shower and wedding decorations.....They aren't all done but here is a sneak peek (hopefully the bride doesn't read this lol)

      Tissue paper flowers...these are fun to make

      It says "You'll be my glass of wine, I'll be your shot of whiskey".  Don't mind my handwriting

      Burlap Banner
      Anyone have any great ideas for affordable bridal shower favors???