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Happy Monday!  We had a super busy weekend, starting out with a couples workout.  Aaron and I never work out at the gym together, but our time aligned on Saturday morning and we hit the Y together.  We followed that up with car shopping for my niece, a BJ’s trip and grocery shopping.  Plus I snuck out for brunch with my girlfriends.  Yesterday I met one of my besties at the gym for a workout and then picked up my boy for the day to watch the super bowl.  Lovely weekend, although I could use a rest day today.  😉

I made a huge pot of taco chili for lunches for the week and our weekly batch of protein muffins for breakfast.  We’ll have veggies and hummus for snacks and brown rice crackers.

Here’s what we are eating for dinners this week:

Monday: Taco’s with refried beans and veggies

Tuesday: Chicken and broccoli alfredo over brown rice pasta with salad

Wednesday: Chicken sandwiches with roasted carrots and potatoes

Thursday: Chicken enchiladas with rice

Friday: Leftovers or dinner out

 

It should be another busy week, since I’ll be back at the gym.  It’s been a rough couple of weeks with vertigo and migraines.  I have an ENT appointment today to hopefully get some answers.  It sucks when you actually WANT to go to the gym and work out and your body has other ideas.  This explains why there hasn’t been a Friday Fitness Review posted in two weeks…did you notice?  LOL!

So tell me, what are YOU eating this week?  Take a minute and comment below!  I need some inspiration for future weeks!

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Motivational Monday – 1/14

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What sets your soul on fire??  Besides my husband (rawr), being creative and making jewelry and other crafts is what sets my soul on fire.  I’d love to grow my business this year, so I’m making it a priority.

I’ve been finding it hard lately to fit in time to work in my studio.  I’m going to make a goal to fit in at least 3 hours during the week.

So tell me!  What sets your soul on fire?

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Goals or Resolutions?

56788852577__218F4FCB-8016-4BEF-BE1E-779A6AA6A31AA new year gives us so many new chances to do well!  I love that we get a FRESH start to make changes every year, although I fully believe that you do not have to wait until January 1 to start anew.  I don’t want to make resolutions, but goals that I hope to achieve in the new year.  Here are my goals for 2019:

  • Continue on my weight loss journey.  I’d love to lose these last 50 pounds, but I’ll chose progress over perfection.  Eating clean and consistent exercise are the goal.
  • Be more Present!!  I have to admit, I’m addicted to my phone and facebook.  When did family events and dinners become everyone staring at their phones??  I’m horrible about this, so I’m definitely working towards changing this.
  • Pay off credit card debt.  We are pretty good with paying off our debt, but we made a few pretty large purchases in 2018 that I want to pay off.  I have updated our weekly budget and should have it paid off by July.
  • Meal Plan!!!  We’ve gotten into such a horrible habit of not planning anything and then being too tired to cook.  So we eat out.  Which is not only bad for the wallet, but also our waistlines.
  • Self Care.  I need to be better about taking time for me.  Time to read, paint my nails, put on a face mask, whatever!
  • Grow my business(es)!!  I have really enjoyed adding on to Morning Glory this year.  I had many special orders for the holiday season.  I want to continue in this venture and learn ways to create without it taking over my life.  I’m also hoping to grow in my Arbonne business.  I truly believe in the products and love how I feel when I’m consistent.

I came across this post on facebook (of course), and love this idea!  I’m going to incorporate these into each month:

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What are your goals for 2019??  Comment and let me know!

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Motivational Monday – 12/24

Merry Christmas Eve!!!  It’s one of my absolute favorite days of the year.  My family will gather at my mom’s house later this afternoon and we will celebrate Christmas together.  I love my family so very much.  I’m hoping that you’ll be spending today with those you love as well.

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Stocking Stuffer Ideas!

So, over the past two weeks I’ve told you my absolute favorite Arbonne products, but I could have kept going!  The eyeliner, eye shadows, lip balms, glosses and sticks.  The protein and fiber.  The one week cleanse.  The essential oil blends.  I love it all and USE it all.  Excellent ideas for stocking stuffers from Arbonne!

Check out what we have to offer and I promise you’ll be happy with your choices.

https://www.arbonne.com/pws/LoriTaraschi

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Day 12 of Lori’s 12 Days of Arbonne Favorite Things

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I saved my FAVORITE product for last.  These little sticks of pure joy give me energy, help with headaches, help my focus and taste amazing!!!  I drink one every morning with a digestion plus, and one early afternoon in one of my 3 32oz waters.  Sometimes I’ll add one to a detox tea (a tizzy!), sometimes I’ll add one to a shake if I’m having one (I stick to latte’s and muffins for my protein).  There are 3 flavors: Citrus, Pomegranate and Blackberry.  The seasonal flavor right now is Green Apple.  Blackberry is my absolute favorite!!!!

This effervescent drink contains select botanicals of green tea, guarana and ginseng and as well as B vitamins and chromium.  It does not give me heart palpitations like too much caffeine or other “energy boosters”.  I just feel energized and ready to tackle my day!

Sip, Sip, y’all!!

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Day 11 of Lori’s 12 Days of Arbonne Favorite Things

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Beauty is only skin deep, so make the most of it. This device gently warms at the tip while massaging product onto the outer layers of the skin. With just one addition to your daily regimen, you can experience enhanced results from your favorite products and uncover amazing, renewed skin. For use on the face and neck where topical skincare products can be applied. Now that’s pretty smart.

This tool was a little out of my budget when I first saw it.  My friend Kara brought it to an open house I was having for vendors at my house.  She pulled me aside and mentioned she had something that would help my jiggly wobble under my chin.  Ok, she said it very nicely, she didn’t call it my wobble.  LOL!  So, she had me apply the Re9 serum to only one side of my wobble, and leave the other side.  We then used the genius to “massage” the serum in.  The end result had me laughing so hard.  I only had HALF a wobble!!  WHAAT???  I don’t care how much this little baby costs, it was mine.  Sometimes the price of self esteem is worth it, y’all.  I mean, I could IRON the loose skin away???  Hell yes, I was all about that!  Now, while I don’t use it every day (I’m hella lazy), I do try to use it a couple of days a week.  Usually when I wash my face before bed and slather with moisturizer (I like the Arbonne Calm Daily Moisturizer).

I give this product ***** 5/5 stars.  It’s definitely a GENIUS!!

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Day 10 of Lori’s 12 Days of Arbonne Favorite Things

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The highlight of your day. Our dual ended, multi-purpose highlight stick accentuates and defines your best features. This silky duo glides gently over foundation adding radiance without streaking your makeup. Use Pearl to highlight and Bronze to give you an effortless glow.

This stuff is so awesome!!!!!  I love a good highlighter.  I have a few powder palettes, but this stick is my favorite!!  It’s a two in one stick, so you can use one side to shade and one to highlight!  The pearly look is so pretty!  I like to use it between my brows, down the bridge of my nose and the point of my chin.

You glow girl!

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