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Helloooo!

I hope your Thursday is going well. Mine is pretty swell so far.

I’ve been battling strange stomach pains lately. It’s happened a few times in the past week just after I eat breakfast. It happened really bad last Wednesday to the point where I really couldn’t do much all day. Well, yesterday it happened again but not quite as bad. I have to assume it’s something I’m eating but my breakfasts haven’t included anything new or abnormal.

Today I was really in the mood for a classic breakfast: eggs, toast, and turkey bacon.

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On the days I’ve gotten sick, I’ve had egg whites topped with cheese, and a piece of peanut butter and banana toast. I’m nervous that it’s my peanut butter that has been making my stomach hurt, since that’s the main thing I omitted today. But peanut butter is supposed to help soothe upset stomachs so I’m all kinds of confused.

I hope these strange unpredictable pains don’t turn up anymore, but enough about my illnesses. I’m feeling fine today and am excited to complete the second day of a workout plan I started yesterday.

I found this plan on bodybuilding.com, which is usually my go-to when I’m looking for workout plan inspiration. I know how to build my own plan, but sometimes it’s more fun to find something new and exciting. I like that it balances weights with cardio pretty well, but I will most likely tweak some things to add some HIIT cardio here and there.

Today is  a legs day which I always dread since I know I won’t be able to walk for the next day or two. Woo!

In other news…Mike and I carved pumpkins this weekend.

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Yes, my pumpkin has the call letters of the TV station I work at. Good thing I like my job, right? Last year I did the NBC peacock which was a little cooler if you ask me.

It’s a little toasty for mid-October in Sioux Falls right now, but I’m still embracing the fall spirit and making one of my favorite Crockpot fall meals this evening: Crockpot Cream Cheese Chili

creamcheese chiliOhhhh yes. Rick and creamy.

Alright, I’m off to the gym!

 

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Yes, my dreams are coming true. Fall has arrived! Even though it doesn’t technically begin until Saturday, today in Chicago the high is a perfect 62 degrees. I can say in all seriousness that this is my favorite weather. I even busted out a sweater and boots for the occasion!

In honor this fall-esque weather, I decided to try Six Sister’s Stuff Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chili.

CrockPot Cream Cheese Chicken Chili

I came across the recipe on Pinterest a few weeks back and have been dying to try it out. As usual, I tweaked my own version a bit by omitting the corn, using fat-free cream cheese, and adding two whole chicken breasts in stead of the halves. What can I say? I need my meat! The original recipe directions say to cook on low for 6-8 hours. However, I waited until 8:30 this morning to throw everything in, and I knew I wanted it for lunch. I simply cooked it on high for 4.5 hours and it was perfect!

mmmm cheesy

I’m a cheese lover, but I think next time I might use a little less cream cheese than the recipe calls for. It was almost a little too much, even for me! Still, hats off to the Six Sisters. I definitely recommend this recipe.

Also, this week I am making a different type of Protein Pancake every morning. At the end of the week I’m going to post five (hopefully) different recipes for protein pancakes! Here’s a little sneak peek at my Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Protein Pancakes

Yummy time

Healthy and delicious!



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