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Thursday Thoughts

1. Hey loves!! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and aren’t having too much trouble getting back into the swing of things this week! This is a BIG week for me as I just started a new job yesterday!!! I’m working in fundraising at a private school outside of Denver and am commuting from Colorado Springs right now but looking for somewhere to move in the near future!

2. Thanksgiving in Kansas City was GREAT! It was so nice to be home and extra nice to have Molly there with me (my brother’s dog). She was a very good helper in the kitchen.

3. To actually get Molly to and from Colorado, we drove! It definitely took a little longer since every stop we had to get out and walk around, but she was a very good driving buddy. She slept most of the time and I only got occasional sighs of boredom from her ūüėČ


4. Another road trip adventure: the drive¬†back to Colorado was VERY windy and there were tumbleweeds flying all over the highway. A particularly large one hit the front of my car and knocked off this center metal ring! I’m pretty sure it’s actually plastic… but now I have to figure out how to fix that!


5. Over Thanksgiving weekend I was starting to feel a little burnt out from the boxing workout program that I’ve been doing, so I decided to take two days “off” for other forms of exercise: one day I went on a run with my dad and Molly and the other day I went to a yoga class with my dad! Those two days plus all day yesterday in the car (no workout) has me mentally and physically rested and I’m ready to jump back in! Only 8 more days of this 30-day program! Crazy how time flies! If you want to see some videos from my workouts, check out my Instagram¬†or my Facebook Page!¬†


6. Another great thing from Thanksgiving: I had the chance to see a couple different women that I hadn’t seen in YEARS. It was so nice to catch up with them as if no time had passed. Don’t you love those friends?

7. ONE LAST AWESOME THING: Since I picked up and dropped off Molly, I got to see my niece, Addie, TWICE last week! Haha special treat! Being an aunt is the best ūüôā

8. Have a great Thursday!


What was your favorite part about your long weekend? 

When was the last time you started a new job? Any advice? 

Thursday Thoughts

1. Guess where I’m headed today!? SAN FRANCISCO! I’ve been once before so this will be my second time, but I’m very excited! I’m heading there for an event tomorrow with the Beautiful You Life Coaching Academy, then I’ll be spending Saturday exploring (probably hiking!) and then right back to CO Sunday morning. It will be a quick trip but I’m looking forward to it!


2. I’ve had a lot of free time over the past 10 days or so (too much if you ask me…) so I’ve been trying to get outside for walks more often! It’s been so nice here, I can’t resist that blue sky!


3. I’ve also seen a LOT of deer. Okay, I actually have my suspicions that it’s mostly this one deer that seems to have lost his herd… but he’s EVERYWHERE. He even shows up in my backyard!


4. Last week a new show on Netflix came out called The Crown. There were only 10 episodes so I made my way through them pretty quickly (see what I mean by too much time?). I LOVED it! Highly recommend.


5. I finally finished a book series called the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. I’m reeeeally¬†glad that the last three were all available for download at my library at once because they were not stand-alone books! It was all one big story so you were just dying to keep reading when each book ended. I was a little skeptical with the first one, but as more and more characters came into play I really fell in love with the series!

6. I find that when I spend TOO much time alone, it makes me want to further retreat into myself and not be social. Good thing I have my internet friends to keep me from going crazy. I was glad I decided to hop on a quick team call this past Sunday.


7. I got to get lunch with Emily yesterday (gluten free pizza!) and it was SO nice to meet her in person!


8. Have a great Thursday!


Have you ever been to San Francisco? 

What are you doing this weekend? 

What are you watching right now? 

Thursday Thoughts

1. Well hey there!¬†Since my last Thursday Thoughts a lot has happened, including turning 29 and visiting Chicago! I had a blast on my trip – it was soooo nice to see all my friends and get to hang out in Chicago! I felt like I’d never left the city. I do love Colorado, but I miss Chicago some too!


2. The first thing I did was meet my friend’s new baby! He was SUCH A CUTIE!!!


3. Saturday was great because I got to see a bunch of girls from my coaching team AND got to do a LIVE WORKOUT with the trainers from the new program I’ve started! The experience was further confirmation that I am going to love these workouts! No equipment and only 30 days! Let me know if you want more info!


4. I also went to a couple Halloween parties that night with my coach Anna and her husband. I had no idea I’d need a costume when I packed, but I managed to throw together a Rosie the Riveter costume based on what I had on hand. It was fun!


5. And what’s a Thursday Thoughts post without talking about DOGS!? I got to see my TWO favorite Chicago dogs: Nora and Bennett (whose mom got engaged this past weekend!!!).


6. Arriving home from my fun weekend, however, was not so fun. I woke up Monday morning with a sore throat, which I attribute to not bringing a coat to CHICAGO, sleeping somewhere new every night, seeing tons of people, public transit, etc. But now I’m under the weather and not happy about it!

7. I’m looking forward to this weekend because I have NO PLANS! Normally, I’d love to have something going on but I’m actually flying to San Francsico next Thursday, so it will be nice to have some time to relax as well as get some work done!

8. Have a great Thursday!


What did you do this past weekend?

What did you dress up as for Halloween? 

Thursday Thoughts

1. Over the weekend, my friend Maddie had me over for a birthday/Halloween extravaganza and of COURSE we carved pumpkins (and enjoyed copious amounts of puppy chow, per my request). Can you guess which one is mine?!

2. It was a WILD party with Maddie, myself, and this little cutie in attendance. He really added to the Halloween theme!


3. On Monday I was randomly inspired to create a gratitude journal, not just on my own but on the blog as well. You can find it on the menu in a drop down below “blog” and I’ll be updating it every day (or every couple of days at once). I’ve been wanting to add daily gratitude into my routine but I never could make it stick. Since I know accountability is so important, I thought this would be a fun way to stick to my goal AND add some positive vibes into the world.


4. I’ve been obsessed with Jess Lively’s podcast lately. Some girls on my coaching team mentioned how she’s been talking a lot about “flow” and how she’s using it in relation to getting her work done. This sounded¬†just like what I needed so I’ve listened to about 15 episodes in the last week… Just shows you how much time I spend driving these days! But I’m loving it and if it sounds interesting to you, start around episode 148.

5. I am SO EXCITED about the workout program I’m doing in November!! Like PUMPED UP now that my team is all doing it together! If want to learn a little more or do it with us, check out my event page for the launch!

6. This weekend is your LAST CHANCE to join my team’s Meal Planning & Prep Group! It’s a free, week-long facebook group where each day one of us will be sharing one of our BEST tips to help you eat healthier during the week. If you want to join, just click here!


7. Guess where I’m headed bright and early tomorrow morning? CHICAGO!!! To celebrate my birthday, and those of a couple friends, I decided to fly back to Chicago to visit and I couldn’t be more excited! Not only will I get to see a bunch of friends, but I also get to go to a Beachbody event with a bunch of girls from my team! Major win, win! If you want to keep up with my weekend, be sure to follow me on Snapchat under kdubjd or on Instagram!


8. Have a great weekend!


Are you good at meal prep and making food ahead of time for the week? 

What are your plans this weekend? 

When was the last time you carved a pumpkin? 

Thursday Thoughts

1. So my parents left earlier this week and with them went not only their wonderful company¬†but eating out as well. This will probably be good for my waistline but… I will miss my favorite breakfast! Good thing I make pancakes for myself at home ūüôā


2. Before they left, however, we had a fun family weekend where I put together a craft project for my 6-month old niece! I put this piece of heart-shaped cardstock into a plastic baggie with drops of paint on top. She played around with it and, voila! A beautiful piece of art. Well, we think it’s beautiful…


3. Miss MOLLY also came for the weekend! She had so much fun getting everyone’s attention. Just so cute.


4. Want to keep up with my life and get tons of inspiration, motivation, and all the great stuff I find and share? Be sure to follow my facebook page!

5. Did you know I make live videos on my Facebook page? My most recent video was how I make my favorite spaghetti squash casserole! Don’t miss it!


6. Now that my half marathon is done, I am back to a regular workout routine and I am LOVING IT! I miss these shorter, more strength-based workouts! For the next two weeks, I’m doing workouts from 21 Day Fix Extreme (variety of 30min workouts) and then I’ll be doing the new boxing program, Core De Force, in November!!!


7. I found my new candle love. Prosecco Bellini? Enough said.

img_72708. Have a great Thursday!


Do you eat out often? What’s your favorite thing for breakfast?

When was the last time you did an art project just for fun?