Something New Friday!

After dealing with back pain for the past few weeks I decided it was probably because my core has gotten so weak. I have been slacking on my planks lately and while I used to be able to hold one for well over a minute I am sadly now down to about 45 seconds. I started my day off today with a new attitude. I started doing Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred today. I used to do it on and off when I first started running. I never actually made it past the first phase though. Their are 3 phases and each one should take you roughly 10 days to master and feel confident to move on to the next. I think my record is about 7 days. I had thought of starting this on April 1st but who was I fooling? (see what I did there) I decided today is as good as any day to start it. I feel fantastic after doing it!


I definitely need to upgrade my weights but this workout can be done with whatever you feel comfortable with.




I also started my morning with one of my new favorite things, Poached eggs! I poached an egg, made a piece of toast and then spread some avocado on the toast and put the egg on top. I saw this idea on pinterest only they used guacamole. It’s actually a pretty easy breakfast to make and would also be great with one of my other favorite things…..BACON! 


One of the most delicious and easy breakfasts I’ve had in awhile.


This weekend I plan on getting in a run or two along with continuing the 30 day shred. 


What are your plans for the weekend? Making any new foods? Trying any new workouts?


A little taste of summer….

The weather in Minnesota has been far from summer like but I got a little “taste” of summer this week. I visited an indoor farmers market over the weekend with my mom and sister. I usually go to this farmers market when its outdoors in the summer time but they sell things such as meat, cheese, canned food, etc. 

A few years ago a friend of mine got me hooked on brats and sauerkraut. I don’t need a bun, ketchup or anything fancy. Just a little mustard and sauerkraut with my brat. This is where the farmers market comes back in. I found the most delicious sauerkraut there! It is made by a farm in the town where my mom grew up. The company is called “Kiss my Cabbage” We also found out that she sells it at a farmers market in the summer which is on the way up to the cabin! How perfect is this! They had many different varieties like curry, lemon-dill and plain. My new favorite snack is lemon dill sauerkraut on wheat thins…..Thanks for introducing me to that Hallie! 



PS. Notice the jar is already gone! That’s how much we loved it!