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Every so often I love to do a blog post that’s a simple life recap.

I love looking back years later and remembering a trip from a post.

A picture is worth a thousand words. A blog post helps me to remember exact moments that I cherished. It helps me to better capture the whole trip and reflect on it after it’s happened. It’s like, extending the joy.

And, in sharing my life with you, I hope it allows you to feel a little bit closer with me, too.

On Sunday at 1:00 am, we arrived home from Catalina Island.

We spent a week there with Marcos family, as we do most summers.

The weather way gray, and although we prefer it blue… maybe it was just what we needed.

In the gray weather we spent more time together, played UNO, drank coffee, went to dinners (and made dinners at the house). I took naps wrapped in a blanket on the patio (one was two-hours in that chill air).

I tasted beer with Marco’s aunt (a special beer that a friend got her for her birthday).

We took multiple walks, everyday. We laughed, hard. Marco’s grandpa, man… he makes me laugh! He kept saying “Healthy Hits, you’re a comedian!” There’s nothing better than someone laughing at your jokes

And yes, he calls me “Healthy Hits.” It stuck from “Healthy Hits the Spot.” What my blog originated as. I love it so much.

I got pooped on by a bird (awesome).

I love vacation for how much it allows me to slow down. To sleep in, not set an alarm, and have the mental space to consider the things I care about. I’m a thinker, and I love space for thinking.

Coming home from vacation feels incredible. We have a spark in our appreciation for Reno. We love our friends and family here. I’m grateful for our home, and we missed our Abby more than ever.

This week, we’re excited for routine, fish dinners at home, movement, and spending time with people. We’re also excited about the sun and the VAST BLUENESS OF SUMMER SKIES OF RENO.

Back in Reno at the rodeo

Routine is feeling as fun as ever today, after a fresh break from any consistency at all. My routine, like my budget, reflects my joys and values. So coming home to it is something I anticipate with excitement. Marco too.

(I added a fresh routine workshop to The Growth Vault last week and it’s getting loads of love from members – become a member here!)

Today’s routine is:

  • 5:30 wake up with Marco, have coffee and quiet time (we read today’s Jesus Calling and prayed together)
  • 6:45 leave for the gym, workout
  • 8:15 back home, walk Abby, eat breakfast
  • 9:00 jump in the shower, get dressed for the day
  • 9:30 start work
  • 5:30 plan next day, be completely off
  • 6:00 dinner with M (we’re having salmon tonight!)
  • 9:30 sleeeeeep

I love routine for what it GIVES to me, not what it makes me do. When you include what you love, it’s easier to follow (though, it still takes commitment and intention).

The other things I looked forward to after this vacation were healthy, home cooked meals and less alcohol. But as I thought about it last night… I smiled with a realization.

Years ago, I would have craved the same things after vacation. But, it would have been because I spent the whole week stuffing myself “because it was vacation” and I wanted to lose any weight I’d gained.

This time (and this is what made me smile), it was not for either reason. In fact, on vacation, I ate what I wanted, stopped when I was full, and fully considered each day how I wanted to feel. I felt great.

This time, I am excited for home cooked meals and less alcohol because that’s what my body is naturally excited for. It’s what sounds good. I want fish, veggies, no booze (craving a break) and mellow evenings at home with Marco.

In addition to regular eating, sleeping and moving, we’re excited to slow it down on the spending that happens on vacation as well. But again, it’s not BINGE-spend on vacation and then STOP once we’re home.

It’s be a little more flexible on vacation, within our planned vacation budget (we don’t find value in overspending) and then when we get home, back to our regular at-home budget.

Today I am appreciating a few things: 1) That we got to have a relaxing, family vacation, 2) for the realizations of how much I’ve changed over the years and 3) that I can experience a daily desire for health without obsession (I practice what I teach).

Do you love routine? Do you look forward to your routine after vacation? What’s your favorite part about summer vacation? What do you remember most of vacation? Share in the comments. I’d love to hear!

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This morning as I was sitting outside in my rocking chair, with coffee in hand, watching Abby chase her ball… it hit me… we’re going to Catalina this Sunday and this is no longer a “far off vacation” but it has arrived. Thank you Jesus!

Once a year, each summer, Marco and I join his family for a vacation in Catalina. It’s my favorite vacation of all time.

Each day starts with the sun waking us up (no alarms), coffee, a walk, and lathering ourselves in sunscreen. We eat breakfast, pack our bags, and head down to Descanso Beach where we drink minty-cocktails (well, I do… Coors Light only for Marco) and relax in the sun. 

I always bring a good book (this year I’m bringing one called “Soul Keeping”) and let my mind drift away. It’s true island life at it’s finest. When we’re there, I feel almost as if the rest of the world has disappeared.

This is a photo from our last trip to Catalina. 

Trips like this remind me of what I value:

  • rest
  • family
  • a good book
  • sun
  • being outside
  • connection
  • love
  • slowing down
  • enjoying life

Before we leave on Sunday, I’m putting together a workshop all about creating values-based routine.

You see, today my at-home routine is lightyears from where it used to be. Rather than the ‘ol drudgery routine of “wake, exercise, eat egg whites, go to work, be productive, and go to sleep” (my old routine full of shoulds), today’s routine is filled to the brim with what brings me joy.

It’s a combination of: time with Jesus, coffee, walks with my dog, work, time with Marco and friends, a little time to pay bills and do house keeping, and loads of free-time to say yes to spontaneous joys like a random dinner or hike, a last minute comedy show, or a game of pickle-ball.

Once I accepted that I value flexibility and time with other people (also time with myself) I let go of the should-focused routine building that felt like a daily “gotta get through this” list. A daily “checking-off.”

I realized that old routine wasn’t making me happy and it wasn’t something I wanted to stick to for long, ever. So why was I putting so much pressure on myself to do it? (Not to mention the time it took to create these boring ‘ol routines.) Why do any of us do this?

To be honest, it’s kind of like anything else… dieting, budgeting, saving… we do a whole lot of things just because we think we “should” and we don’t pay attention to the fact that we’re literally using up the moments of our life doing these things.

I find it SO fascinating that the way we diet is the way we spend money, and the way we create budgets is often the way we build our routines. 

Think about it: What if we were to infuse our values into all of it? The way we eat, the way we spend money, and the way we use our time. Do you know how much more we would enjoy life? How much more meaningful ALL of it would feel?

What you will get in this routine workshop will have you incorporating MORE joys and less SHOULDS into your daily life. You will be able to create a routine that BUILDS self-trust, not destroy it. Boring routines that take 10 hours (and 100 colors of sharpie) to create and 1 hour to burn-out-on destroy trust.

Wanna jump in on this workshop? It’s available for all Growth Members this coming Monday. All you have to do is join here. If you hop in early, you can even take my budgeting + saving workshop (free inside of The Growth Vault) which is also 100% based on honoring your values. No more boring budgets! Hooray!

If you’re already a member (HEYYY!) I love you and I can’t wait to share this workshop with you. It’s gonna be GREAT!

I’m off to enjoy a week in Catalina. I wish I could take you with me! I’ll have a minty-cocktail and soak up lots of sun for you

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This morning as I was sitting outside in my rocking chair, with coffee in hand, watching Abby chase her ball… it hit me… we’re going to Catalina this Sunday and this is no longer a “far off vacation” but it has arrived. Thank you Jesus!

Once a year, each summer, Marco and I join his family for a vacation in Catalina. It’s my favorite vacation of all time.

Each day starts with the sun waking us up (no alarms), coffee, a walk, and lathering ourselves in sunscreen. We eat breakfast, pack our bags, and head down to Descanso Beach where we drink minty-cocktails (well, I do… Coors Light only for Marco) and relax in the sun. 

I always bring a good book (this year I’m bringing one called “Soul Keeping”) and let my mind drift away. It’s true island life at it’s finest. When we’re there, I feel almost as if the rest of the world has disappeared.

This is a photo from our last trip to Catalina. 

Trips like this remind me of what I value:

  • rest
  • family
  • a good book
  • sun
  • being outside
  • connection
  • love
  • slowing down
  • enjoying life

Before we leave on Sunday, I’m putting together a workshop all about creating values-based routine.

You see, today my at-home routine is lightyears from where it used to be. Rather than the ‘ol drudgery routine of “wake, exercise, eat egg whites, go to work, be productive, and go to sleep” (my old routine full of shoulds), today’s routine is filled to the brim with what brings me joy.

It’s a combination of: time with Jesus, coffee, walks with my dog, work, time with Marco and friends, a little time to pay bills and do house keeping, and loads of free-time to say yes to spontaneous joys like a random dinner or hike, a last minute comedy show, or a game of pickle-ball.

Once I accepted that I value flexibility and time with other people (also time with myself) I let go of the should-focused routine building that felt like a daily “gotta get through this” list. A daily “checking-off.”

I realized that old routine wasn’t making me happy and it wasn’t something I wanted to stick to for long, ever. So why was I putting so much pressure on myself to do it? (Not to mention the time it took to create these boring ‘ol routines.) Why do any of us do this?

To be honest, it’s kind of like anything else… dieting, budgeting, saving… we do a whole lot of things just because we think we “should” and we don’t pay attention to the fact that we’re literally using up the moments of our life doing these things.

I find it SO fascinating that the way we diet is the way we spend money, and the way we create budgets is often the way we build out routines. 

Think about it: What if we were to infuse our values into all of it? The way we eat, the way we spend money, and the way we use our time. Do you know how much more we would enjoy life? How much more meaningful ALL of it would feel?

What you will get in this routine workshop will have you incorporating MORE joys and less SHOULDS into your daily life. You will be able to create a routine that BUILDS self-trust, not destroy it. Boring routines that take 10 hours (and 100 colors of sharpie) to create and 1 hour to burn-out-on destroy trust.

Wanna jump in on this workshop? It’s available for all Growth Members this coming Monday. All you have to do is join here. If you hop in early, you can even take my budgeting + saving workshop (free inside of The Growth Vault) which is also 100% based on honoring your values. No more boring budgets! Hooray!

If you’re already a member (HEYYY!) I love you and I can’t wait to share this workshop with you. It’s gonna be GREAT!

I’m off to enjoy a week in Catalina. I wish I could take you with me! I’ll have a minty-cocktail and soak up lots of sun for you

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Hey you!

Today I want to talk about staying in your own lane (aka, not comparing your journey to someone else’s).

If you think about it, you have a destination you’re trying to reach. That is, whatever goal(s) you are currently working toward.

Whether it be a peaceful/fun relationship with food where you can go to Food Truck Friday with friends, guilt-free, and even say yes to Coldstone Creamery (ice cream!) afterward… or you just want to be able to order a sandwich while your best friend, who you used to do bikini competitions with, orders a salad… your goal is freedom.

The road to FREEDOM looks much different than the road to a bikini competition. So it’s important to recognize when you’re veering out of your own lane and HOW to get back in it so that you can consistently arrive at the destination you set out for (aka, meet WAY more of your goals).

When you don’t stay in your own lane you might notice that:

  • You’re very “back and forth” – You don’t stick to what you set out to do. You’re constantly setting goals and then going back on them. You make a lot of commitments and end up canceling/bailing on most of them.
  • You’re inconsistent – You set a goal, work on it for a little while, then find yourself giving up. This happens so often that you’re now afraid to make commitments because you’re SURE you won’t follow through, no matter how badly you want them. You’re worried that whatever you set out to do won’t work, just like every other time.
  • You feel inauthentic – You don’t feel like you know who you are or what you like. What even are your preferences? What DO you like? Who DO you like to spend time with? What does make you happy?
  • You tend to confuse others – You’ve jumped around so much, other people don’t trust what you say. When you set a new goal, the people in your life tend to “poo-poo” it because they’ve seen you set (and not complete) goals before. People don’t take you seriously and this drives you crazy.

All of this added up makes you feel VERY insecure, unsure, and afraid to try anything new. You feel STUCK.

Comparison can show up for us in ANY area of life. A few common areas are:

  • relationship(s)
  • career
  • building a business
  • exercise
  • body image
  • food/diet
  • money/budgeting (and saving, or lack there-of)
  • things, including a home
  • parenting (even dog-mommin’)
  • hobbies

When you don’t stay focused on what you want but instead fall into spirals of comparison, you’re not able to fully experience the fulfillment that comes from achieving whatever you set out to do.

You’re not able to experience the confidence that comes from knowing that you stayed dedicated, despite what anyone else thought/said/did. That’s major!

When you are able to stay in your own lane you get to experience:

  • Joy, contentment, peace, and unshakeable faith
  • Confidence, which builds a strong self-trust and the inner knowing that you will be able to do whatever you set out for
  • Inner peace that that allows you to feel unshaken when someone is doing something differently than the way you do it
  • A calming response when you feel trigged (ex: you’re trying to save money but your BFF just bought tickets to see Justin Timberlake) versus a reactive “change of plans” when someone is doing something that contrasts with what you’re doing
  • The achievement of your goals – you will find that you’re actually saving money, creating peace with food, and developing a loving relationship with your body instead of just wishing for these things
  • Fuller relationships where you feel authentic, sturdy, and show up as the best version of yourself because you’re taking care of YOU first (and feeling great about it)

Did you love this post? I went even deeper into this topic, including talking about how to recognize when you’re veering our of your own lane and what to do so that you can come back to yourself, inside The Growth Vault this week.

I also gave all of my students an experiment to “try on” that will help them (it helps me!) redirect their attention back to what they’re working on to avoid falling deeper into the comparison trap when something “triggering” comes up (that would normally take them away from their focus).

Want the full scoop? Please, we’d love to have you! Hop in to The Growth Vault and you’ll get access to the entire audio training (immediately), plus, anything else I’ve ever created (like: the Budgeting + Saving Workshop, Finally Free, Authentically You, my eBook, and many other resources).

Oh, and next week I’m even adding in a new workshop on creating Values-Based Routine. Join us – just click here!

P.S. Want a sample of today’s audio-lesson on Staying in Your Own Lane from The Growth Vault? Send an email to paige@paigeschmidt.com and ask me for it. I’ll send it over!

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What was once a gentle place to land now feels like jumping into shark infested waters.

This week in The Growth Vault I taught about confidence, why it’s important, and how to have more of it (right now, without waiting). Yesterday, I realized that I need a taste of my own medicine.

During a strategy session for my business, I learned that I’m not showing up here with that same confidence. There are things I’m afraid to talk about for fear of backlash from other well-known experts in this community. For fear of hearing “you’re not welcome here” or being excommunicated.

But then I realized something: intuitive eating is not my religion and these well-known people are not my God.

As I was asked what topics I would share if I were 100% showing up, I began to sweat. My coach wrote them down anyway and said “You need to talk about these things. There are people who want to hear this.”

As I sat at that table, sweating, imaging graphics I’d seen on Instagram like “beware!” and “how to spot a FAKE intuitive eater!” I remembered my clients and how in session with them there is 100% safety. Safety for them to explore how they’re feeling, where they’re struggling, and what is important for THEM. And I remembered to give myself that very same permission.

Since when did the intuitive eating community become a place to shame people for making choices that are different from ours? Since when did we decide it was okay to say someone is a “fake intuitive eater” because she is drinking a kale-green-smoothie or “keto-coffee”? Shouldn’t we be providing ALL women a SAFE environment to explore what works for them and ROOTING FOR THAT instead of judging them BECAUSE of what works for them?

What once felt like a safe, be-who-you-are and do-what-works-for-you community now feels like a mean girls club. If you don’t own a scale and you actively talk about how much you HATE diet-culture, then you’re welcome here. But if you drink butter-coffee for breakfast, follow an exercise schedule, or eat paleo foods – you don’t get the “intuitive eater” badge of honor.

YUCK. That’s not what I’m here for and that’s NOT my message NOR is it what I believe in.

You are NOT what you eat. I am not what I eat. Food is awesome. Food can be enjoyed. But it’s only a small part of life and what you eat DOES NOT define you. Whatever you find that works for you, is okay. If what you choose is serving you, it’s 100% okay. Heck, even if it’s not serving you, that’s *your CHOICE* and I’m not going to judge you for that either.

My personal hope for each of you is that you would find something (anything) that results in the freedom you desire. The freedom that allows everything else in your life to improve as your relationship with food does. The same freedoms you will read in many of my client stories (read them here). THAT’S what I’m here for.

SO. I am committing, moving forward, to showing up with the same confidence I taught in this week in The Growth Vault and that I will continue to teach. I am committing to feel the fear of that backlash and thoughtfully share anyway. Because I believe we need more variety in this space. More options. More openness. More inclusiveness, for everyone.

You are welcome here. I adore you. You may be who you are with me.

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Hey there!

Ah, this has been a great weekend full of great friends, great food, and lots of fun – a photoshoot, pool days, walks with Abby, and cozy time at home. The sun is out and my heart is full.

Before we dive in, I want to remind you that these posts are NOT for comparison (if these posts are triggering for you in anyway, scroll THESE posts instead).

I share my eats in hopes that you’d leave here today feeling inspired and full of PERMISSION to listen to YOUR BODY, as I listen to mine. I hope these posts fill you with the FAITH you need to let go of ALL food rules/control (just as I have!).

If you want to apply what you’re learning here in these posts and become an intuitive eater as well, come join me in The Growth Vault (click here). I would love to coach you!

Friday

Friday morning started out with eggs, toast and work. I worked for about 4 hours (now that I have a team of 3 it’s become easier to get non-client work done in less time) and then wrapped up the day to spend the weekend with M.

At about 11:00 we headed out for the pool. This is the first weekend that the sun has been (almost) completely out. It’s beautiful today. The pool was super nice. We stayed for a couple hours and then walked home to have lunch and walk Abby.

For lunch we had leftover chickpea and sweet potato curry (so easy to make!) with rice and avocado. Yum! Want the recipe? Leave a comment and I’ll post it!

In the evening we went to Food Truck Friday with friends, here in Reno. It was the first time we’d ever been. It was a blast! Tons of people and TONS of food trucks.

So much to choose from! The boys ended up getting several different things and I nibbled on a little bit of each, like one of these chicken wings, a few fries, a couple bites of Chinese food, etc…

After Food Truck Friday we went to Coldstone, per my request. I wanted my old high school favorite: strawberry rendezvous. This is not a menu item anymore, but so far every employee has known what I’m talking about when I’ve asked for it!

It’s got: strawberries, strawberry ice cream, bananas, white chocolate chips and graham cracker crumbles. Yummm!

After Coldstone we went home, watched a movie and relaxed.

Saturday

Saturday we woke up at 4:00 am to get ready and drive to Lake Donner with our friend Nichole. Nichole is amazing at taking photos and has just started doing so for a business. She’s AWESOME. She took our photos and we’re in love.

She captured our true personalities together and made us laugh, a lot! To me, that’s the best part of taking photos. Is having fun, feeling like yourself, and capturing it all on camera to enjoy for a lifetime.

It was beautiful and there was a stunning inversion over the lake. You can find Nichole’s photography page on Instagram: @nicholecollinsphoto.

For breakfast Nichole took us to Sierra Gold. SO. GOOD. Marco and I split this breakfast burrito with potatoes. It was the perfect amount and satisfied so well.

After breakfast we came home and fell back asleep for THREE HOURS. It was glorious. When we woke up I felt like I’d been hit with a truck (haha!) – I’m not a graceful napper. It was sooo nice to have nothing to do and just sleep. When we woke up I heated up curry and rice and topped it with avo.

After lunch we took Abby for a walk and then headed over to our friend Shannon’s house to visit her and her baby boy. We can’t get enough of him/them! Abby came with us and had a blast. Auntie Shan has a fun doggie toy-box! Abby was in heaven.

For dinner I made Marco and I ramen. It was so good! I used regular ramen noodles without the seasoning and added miso broth (instead of water), two cans of coconut milk, red curry paste, an entire bag of bok choy, green onion, egg and one box of thinly sliced mushroom. The recipe is adapted from my friend Jen’s (she doesn’t have it posted, but I did link her website!).

Sunday

Sunday morning stared off with a LOVELY quiet time and bible reading with worship music playing in the background. After that I made Marco and I breakfast – two eggs on sourdough. Yum!

After breakfast I had a meeting with my assistant who is now training a second assistant to come on with us. I am so blessed to have such great girls on my team. They help make this thing go round!

After my morning meeting, Marco and I packed up our pool-day stuff and headed to the GSR (Grand Sierra Resort & Casino) where they were having their first pool party of the summer. It was a blast! So relaxing. I had Shock Top while we were there.

We also shared these fish taco’s. Each had one, shared the fries. They were pretty good, but not as good as they normally are (I have had them several times before and they were much better).

When we got home later in the day I wanted something to munch on so I made us loaded nachos to share. Chips, cheese, hot and sweet jalapeños, avocado, tapatio and sour cream. YUM!

We took Abby for a walk and hung out in the backyard for the rest of the evening until dinner.

For dinner I heated up leftover ramen noodles (the last of them). This was SO good. Even better the next day. Mmm! If you want more details on how to make this, just leave a comment and let me know. Happy to share!

To end the night we had milk and cookies. Chocolate chip dunkers from Trader Joe’s, to be exact. We climbed in bed after this and watched a movie before we fell asleep.

Today is back to work for both of us. It was a GREAT weekend. I’m looking forward to a great week ahead as well!

Check out my newest monthly coaching program, The Growth Vault! I’d love to have you join me!

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Hey there!

Ah, this has been a great weekend full of great friends, great food, and lots of fun – a photoshoot, pool days, walks with Abby, and cozy time at home. The sun is out and my heart is full.

Before we dive in, I want to remind you that these posts are NOT for comparison (if these posts are triggering for you in anyway, scroll THESE posts instead).

I share my eats in hopes that you’d leave here today feeling inspired and full of PERMISSION to listen to YOUR BODY, as I listen to mine. I hope these posts fill you with the FAITH you need to let go of ALL food rules/control (just as I have!).

If you want to apply what you’re learning here in these posts and become an intuitive eater as well, come join me in The Growth Vault (click here). I would love to coach you!

Friday

Friday morning started out with eggs, toast and work. I worked for about 4 hours (now that I have a team of 3 it’s become easier to get non-client work done is less time) and then wrapped up the day to spend the weekend with M.

At about 11:00 we headed out for the pool. This is the first weekend that the sun has been (almost) completely out. It’s beautiful today. The pool was super nice. We stayed for a couple hours and then walked home to have lunch and walk Abby.

For lunch we had leftover chickpea and sweet potato curry (so easy to make!) with rice and avocado. Yum! Want the recipe? Leave a comment and I’ll post it!

In the evening we went to Food Truck Friday with friends, here in Reno. It was the first time we’d ever been. It was a blast! Tons of people and TONS of food trucks.

So much to choose from! The boys ended up getting several different things and I nibbled on a little bit of each, like one of these chicken wings, a few fries, a couple bites of Chinese food, etc…

After Food Truck Friday we went to Coldstone, per my request. I wanted my old high school favorite: strawberry rendezvous. This is not a menu item anymore, but so far every employee has known what I’m talking about when I’ve asked for it!

It’s got: strawberries, strawberry ice cream, bananas, white chocolate chips and graham cracker crumbles. Yummm!

After Coldstone we went home, watched a movie and relaxed.

Saturday

Saturday we woke up at 4:00 am to get ready and drive to Lake Donner with our friend Nichole. Nichole is amazing at taking photos and has just started doing so for a business. She’s AWESOME. She took our photos and we’re in love.

She captured our true personalities together and made us laugh, a lot! To me, that’s the best part of taking photos. Is having fun, feeling like yourself, and capturing it all on camera to enjoy for a lifetime.

It was beautiful and there was a stunning inversion over the lake. You can find Nichole’s photography page on Instagram: @nicholecollinsphoto.

For breakfast Nichole took us to Sierra Gold. SO. GOOD. Marco and I split this breakfast burrito with potatoes. It was the perfect amount and satisfied so well.

After breakfast we came home and fell back asleep for THREE HOURS. It was glorious. When we woke up I felt like I’d been hit with a truck (haha!) – I’m not a graceful napper. It was sooo nice to have nothing to do and just sleep. When we woke up I heated up curry and rice and topped it with avo.

After lunch we took Abby for a walk and then headed over to our friend Shannon’s house to visit her and her baby boy. We can’t get enough of him/them! Abby came with us and had a blast. Auntie Shan has a fun doggie toy-box! Abby was in heaven.

For dinner I made Marco and I ramen. It was so good! I used regular ramen noodles without the seasoning and added miso broth (instead of water), two cans of coconut milk, red curry paste, an entire bag of bok choy, green onion, egg and one box of thinly sliced mushroom. The recipe is adapted from my friend Jen’s (she doesn’t have it posted, but I did link her website!).

Sunday

Sunday morning stared off with a LOVELY quiet time and bible reading with worship music playing in the background. After that I made Marco and I breakfast – two eggs on sourdough. Yum!

After breakfast I had a meeting with my assistant who is now training a second assistant to come on with us. I am so blessed to have such great girls on my team. They help make this thing go round!

After my morning meeting, Marco and I packed up our pool-day stuff and headed to the GSR (Grand Sierra Resort & Casino) where they were having their first pool party of the summer. It was a blast! So relaxing. I had Shock Top while we were there.

We also shared these fish taco’s. Each had one, shared the fries. They were pretty good, but not as good as they normally are (I have had them several times before and they were much better).

When we got home later in the day I wanted something to munch on so I made us loaded nacho’s to share. Chips, cheese, hot and sweet jalapeños, avocado, tapatio and sour cream. YUM!

We took Abby for a walk and hung out in the backyard for the rest of the evening until dinner.

For dinner I heated up leftover ramen noodles (the last of them). This was SO good. Even better the next day. Mmm! If you want more details on how to make this, just leave a comment and let me know. Happy to share!

To end the night we had milk and cookies. Chocolate chip dunkers from Trader Joe’s, to be exact. We climbed in bed after this and watched a movie before we fell asleep.

Today is back to work for both of us. It was a GREAT weekend. I’m looking forward to a great week ahead as well!

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Good-morning and happy Friday, all!

I’m so happy it’s the weekend – sky is blue, schedule is clear, and there is much unplugging to be had. You too?

I’m here with eats from this week for ya! It’s been a GREAT week.

Before we dive in, I want to remind you that these posts are NOT for comparison (if these posts are triggering for you in anyway, scroll THESE posts instead).

I share my eats in hopes that you’d leave here today feeling inspired and full of PERMISSION to listen to YOUR BODY, as I listen to mine. I hope these posts fill you with the FAITH you need to let go of ALL food rules/control (just as I have!).

If you want to apply what you’re learning here in these posts and become an intuitive eater as well, come join me in The Growth Vault (click here). I would love to coach you!

Monday

Monday morning started out with coffee and a GoMacro bar while I worked.

After a few hours of work, I got hungry again and had half of this smoothie while cooking breakfast (more like lunch) for Marco and I.

I whipped up the last of the protein pancakes we had in the pantry because we were completely out of food. These were yummy! Got them at TJ’s and they’re SUPER filling.

After lunch, I worked a couple more hours and then we headed out the door to run errands: Target, Petco, and Trader Joe’s. Before errands, I nibbled on a few leftover raviolis (seriously, empty fridge).

When we finished at TJ’s Marco and I split an Italian wrap (from TJ’s) on the drive home. Yum! So good.

For dinner, I made black bean and corn enchilada’s. Recipe from my friend Jen Luce. Yum! So good – and 100x better on day two. While cooking, I *tried* to make a dirty martini but it was TOO strong. Couldn’t drink it. Ha!

Next time I make these I will make them a day ahead because they were *so* much tastier on day two.

Ingredients –

  • super soft Mission white tortillas
  • three cheese blend (one bag)
  • a large can of La Victoria green enchilada sauce
  • one bag of frozen, roasted corn (TJ’s)
  • one can of black beans, drained
  • one white onion
  • green onions

The way to cook ’em:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350
  2. Chop the onion and cook it about halfway in a pan
  3. Add the beans (drained) and corn. Let that all cook until warm
  4. Add this mix to a giant bowl, add about half the bag of cheese
  5. Coat a large glass casserole dish with non-stick oil
  6. Drizzle a little bit of green enchilada sauce in the bottom
  7. Coat each tortilla with green sauce, stuff with the black bean, corn, onion, cheese mix, roll, and stack side by side in the dish
  8. Once you’ve filled the dish, cover the top with cheese and stick in the oven until the top is golden
  9. Sprinkle chopped green onion over the top once it’s done
  10. Let it cool, stick it in the fridge overnight, eat it the next day. YUM!
Tuesday

Tuesday morning started off with work and a GoMacro bar. After work, I went with my friend Shan to Hub coffee (got a cappuccino) and her baby’s first shots appointment. Such a sweetie – he did so good!

After the appointment we stopped at Whole Foods to get their breakfast bar. I didn’t even know they had this! I got eggs, tofu scramble, a few tater-tots, and a couple pieces of breakfast sausage.

For lunch Marco and I had leftover enchilada’s with Tapatio on top. Mmm! So good.

So good that instead of making dinner we just ate the same thing again! Tuesday night friends came over to help me hang our new bedroom ceiling fan. We all hung out in the room with baby Bray while we did this. Feels like fam!

Wednesday

Wednesday morning we had eggs and toast for breakfast. Two eggs, over-medium, with sourdough toast. Mmm! Always my favorite.

For lunch I made us yummy soup with two containers of miso ginger broth, one cauliflower + leek Daily Harvest cup, and the whole bag of vegetable gyoza. Yummmmm! I just boiled all of this together.

While it was all boiling, I had a snack of pita, tzatziki, hummus, and olives. Soooo good.

The soup turned out DELICIOUS. We ate mostly vegetarian this week, mainly because I just wasn’t feeling meat when I went shopping. Oh, and in the soup we added a spoonful of chili paste. It was so good and heart-warming.

Around 5:00 I had two of these soyrizo and potato taco’s. Something I’d made earlier in the day while I was cooking the soup, just to have in the fridge.

We kept this meal small because we were planning to eat with friends at 8:30. We ended up bailing and staying home instead, so I had another taco later on in the evening.

It was pretty great. I said to Marco “wanna pretend like we have hangovers, climb in bed, and watch movies for the rest of the night?” He was on board. So feel-good hangovers, we did! Haha.

I topped the night off with four squares of dark chocolate. Yum!

Thursday

Thursday morning started off with an early gym session and then coming home to eggs, toast, and coffee. I had the above chips and salsa while I cooked (craving!). After breakfast I showered, got ready, and started work.

Lunch was leftover gyoza soup. Yum! I could eat this all the time. So darn good. If you’ve never had it, make it! This was also inspired by my friend Jen!

Mid-afternoon while I was working I refilled my coffee and had a chocolate dunker with it. Yum! Hit the sweet spot.

At about 3:00 I needed a little something, but not a full meal. So I heated up one soyrizo and potato taco. I love having these easily accessible. So good!

Snapped a photo of sweet Abby sleeping mid-day. Her life is GOOD. Haha!

Thursday night our friends came over, brought drinks, and we ordered pizza and wings. The backyard was being worked on (just grass left to do now!) and so we all chilled inside, listed to music, and had a blast.

I had two slices of pizza and a few wings throughout the night, with ranch. Yum! To drink, I had Tito’s vodka and grapefruit juice from TJ’s. The grapefruit juice HAS TO come from TJ’s for me. It’s my fav one.

This is by far my favorite drink! Half your cup with ice, 2 oz of Tito’s, and the rest grapefruit juice. Yum!

I hope you have an AWESOME weekend! Happy Memorial Day! I’ll be back Monday with weekend eats. See you soon!

And don’t forget, doors to The Growth Vault are open if YOU want to create an awesome relationship with food as well. I’d love to help you!

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