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Thursday Thoughts

1. Happy Thursday, friends! This week is FLYING by for me, probably because I spent most of Tuesday and all of Wednesday driving around and up in the Boulder area visiting friends and family! I ended up going in the first place because Laura was so sweet to include me in her Bachelorette Viewing Party! It was SO fun to watch with other people because they provide such entertaining commentary ๐Ÿ™‚

Bachelorette Viewing Party

2. I spent Wednesday hanging out with my brother, sister-in-law, Molly (the dog ๐Ÿ™‚ ), and my little niece, Addie. Addie was in a fussy mood so she HAD to be held all day, not that I was complaining. I mean look at that little butt. How is everything so much cuter when it’s in a miniature version?


3. I also got in PLENTY of Molly time. She has been used to being the only child, so now that Addie is here she is just DYING for attention. Lucky me, that meant she slept on my bed (and moved around, and stared at me, and breathed in my face) ALL night, haha. But I did take her to the dog park. At one moment I couldn’t find her and then saw her behind a bench, alone. She’s such a weirdo.

golden retriever

4. So moving one more time zone to the west has really thrown me for a loop when it comes to blog posting. I used to try to post by 6:30am central time so people could read before work, but now I’ve learned that I have to get all my posts done the night before if I want to do that… especially since It’s now 8:30am CT time as I’m writing this…

5. I went for a run in the afternoon on Tuesday and it was a BAD idea! It was so hot and my stomach was not thrilled that I had to constantly stop because I thought I was about to die. Turned an intended 3 mile run into a sporatic walk/run/stand around half bent over 2.5 miler… ย But it was pretty! Haha

Garden of the Gods ,Colorado Springs

6. Diet Cherry Limeade from Sonic… I haven’t had one of these in YEARS, but after I went whitewater rafting this weekend we stopped to get one to cool off and I had forgotten how good they are. Not so healthy with all those chemicals, but man, they are delicious. I had to get another when I headed up to Laura’s house since I knew that with the traffic it would be a 2 hour drive… #addicted

Sonic Diet Cherry Limeade

7. Are we friends on snapchat!? If not, we should be! I’m showing more and more of my daily life these days! You can find me at kdubjd. Weird, I know. At first I hadn’t intended it to become a public profile and they won’t let me change it to something like… katiewheeler! Haha

8. Have a great Thursday!

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Thursday Thoughts

1. Hey, hey! Can you believe we’re already halfway through May!? It’s almost SUMMER!!! Although you wouldn’t know it here in Colorado… It has been cold and raining for DAYS! Not cool, CO, not cool.

2. I had quite the adventure on Tuesday (and yes, I heard about the baby Bison, this is not the same…). I noticed this little guy in the yard in the morning and then kept seeing him, but he hadn’t moved. Then I saw him sadly attempt to hop under cover since it was pouring… I went outside and walked up to him and realized he was injured when he didn’t run away from me. He was freezing and barely moving so I put him in this little box to warm him up and called about 100 wildlife rescue places. Finally, I got ahold of CO Parks and Wildlife and they told me to bring him in. Let’s be honest, it was hard to let him go since we’d bonded all morning (well I had… he was probably terrified).P.S. His name is Artie. I’m too afraid to call and see if he recovered or not…

P.S. His name is Artie. I’m too afraid to call and see if he recovered or not… At least he wasn’t eaten by a hawk?


2. Yesterday I threw together this Cauliflower fried rice for dinner and several people asked me for the recipe, so I thought I’d share it here as well if you didn’t see it on facebook or Instagram:

Cauliflower Fried Rice (serves 3):
1/2 head of cauliflower
3 T olive oil
1/8(ish) cup coconut aminos (soy sauce replacement)
1 small bag frozen stir fry veggies (3-4 servings)
6 eggs
garlic powder and ginger powder (or use fresh)

To Make:
First, pulse cauliflower in a food processor or blender (if having trouble, try in small batches). Heat olive oil on large, hot pan and then add cauliflower. Cook until cauliflower softens, then add veggies. Cook until veggies are heated, then add soy sauce. Next, mix in all 6 eggs plus the garlic and ginger. Continue to mix around until eggs are fully cooked, then serve!

Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe

4. I got to hang out with LOTS of friends this past weekend, including my adorable niece and her big sister, Molly. Molly absolutely loves swimming and also attempts to “attack” the bubbles. She’s a very ferocious hunter…

golden retriever

5. Speaking of Molly, I found this bow headband at Target and thought it would be perfect on her for the 4th of July! Too bad it would last about 5 seconds…

fourth of july bow

6. Did you know I created a newsletter for my Beachbody Coaching business? I send out weekly updates with information on what’s going on in my life, upcoming challenge groups, recipes, inspiration, etc. If you want to sign up, just click here!

7. I finished watching the last season of Glee this week. I may have been sobbing during the last episode… :'(

glee series finale

8. Have a great Thursday!

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Thursday Thoughts

1. Hello from Colorful Colorado!!!


2. Yep, yep! In case you missed Monday’s post, I officially packed up everything I had in Kansas City and moved out to Colorado! I’m staying in Colorado Springs (rent-free) while searching for a job in the Denver/Boulder area.


3. I am also SUPER pumped about my May Challenge Group! This group of girls and coaches is extra fired up and I love the energy in our challenge group. It makes me EXCITED to workout because many of us are doing the 21 Day Fix together, so we all do the same workouts every day!

4. Speaking of workouts, I started listening to Glee during my workouts and now I’ve gotten myself sucked into season 6. I had stopped watching ages ago but now I’m curious to see how this last season went!


5. One thing I’m excited about is how many people I know here in Colorado! Or even just know through social media! I can’t wait until I’m actually more settled in my own apartment up near Denver and can visit with people more often (Colorado Springs is about 1 hour and 15 minutes south of downtown Denver).

6. I made this salad for lunch yesterday and it was SO good! Chicken tenders (gluten free) on top of romaine with chopped apples, olive oil and vinegar.


7. I need to get to the DMV soon and get a new drivers license… ugh, one more thing on that to-do list, but I know I will love it when I feel like a “legit” Colorado resident!

8. Have a great Thursday!


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Thursday Thoughts

1. Happy Thursday! I can’t believe this week is passing so quickly, just a few more days and I am heading back out to Colorado for GOOD! No, no job yet, just some networking opportunities that I want to take advantage of! Plus I get to see my adorable niece… ๐Ÿ™‚

2. Last night I went to another workout class with my Dad! I’ve loved getting to be a part of his life a little bit while I’m home in KC.


3. Speaking of exercise, did I mention I’m starting to run again? Once I’ve pooled together the money, I’m going to sign up for the Denver Rock N Roll Half to run with my friend Bailey who will be coming in town for the race!


4. Is everyone excited for Mother’s Day weekend!? I finally decided what I’m getting my mom. It’s simple, I know she’ll like it and it’s inexpensive… because, well, #funemployed

5. I miss this weird little guy. Thank goodness his mom loves snapchat.


6. On Monday, I went to a luncheon for R!KC and Children’s TLC and the main speaker was Jeff Bauman, a Boston Marathon bombing survivor who recently published the book Stronger. The whole event was great, but this is my only photo… which I chose to share because whenever I wear these sunglasses my mother calls me Katy Perry. Thanks, mom.


7. This was too super cute not to share:

8. Have a great Thursday!

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Thursday Thoughts

1. Happy Thursday!!! I am SO EXCITED this morning because my friend from Chicago, Sarah, is coming to hang out with me this afternoon!


2. The shoes on the left are from Forever 21 and I’ve owned them… forever. At least 8 years. They’ve been great shoes. But it was time to replace the poor things, so I got the shoes on the right from Target!

new shoes

3. One of my best friends from growing up just moved back to Kansas City from San Francisco andย since she’s working remotely, it was so fun to get to work side by side with her for the morning at my favorite coffee shop! Luckily she tolerates my selfies ๐Ÿ™‚


4. Another friend from Chicago was in town for work this week and when she had some free time we went exploring! We found this adorable shop and now I really want a push pin map to mark all the places I’ve traveled to! Well, the US one… haha the world one might look a little sad.

5. I had an AMAZING call with my team last night where we shared what Beachbody coaching really means to us. These girls get me. ๐Ÿ™‚

6. I went on a THREE mile run yesterday! I can’t remember the last time I ran 3 miles! I did have to make quick breathing stops a few times (HILLS), but I did it!

3 mile run

7. Yesterday was a wild one: I also went to a workout class with my Dad! One thing I love about being home is spending some extra time with my parents. Weird, I kinda like hanging out with them now ๐Ÿ˜‰


8. Have a great Thursday!

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