Category Archives: Thursday Thoughts

Thursday Thoughts

1. I am SO EXCITED because in ONE WEEK I’m going to be back in Nashville with my amazing coaching team at Beachbody’s yearly conference! TWELVE of us are able to make it this year and I can’t wait to hang out with all of these amazing women in person. It’s amazing how much a friendship can grow just through talking on the phone or online!


2. Last week I mentioned on Instagram and on my personal Facebook page that I was having a LOT of trouble breathing. It felt like my trachea was tightening up and it took hours to feel better. I’m pretty sure I’m allergic to something in the summer air here (or overly sensitive to any smoke?) but I did manage to have a successful run this week! I just had to take it S L O W and do my sprints at the end instead of the beginning. And lots of walking…

Running Music Playlist

3. Perks of having my mom here? (Other than I like my mom and she’s a human to talk to during the day). Having REAL MEALS! Well, meals I wouldn’t buy for myself. Saturday night we watched Joy (GOOD!) and had bison steak and baked potatoes! We made them healthier by using Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. IMG_4649

4. I will NEVER get over this place.


5. Have you ever thought about trying Shakeology but are nervous because you don’t know what it tastes like? Well, 1) there’s a 30-Day money-back guarantee… but 2) try a sampler pack! It’s a great way to try out the flavors without a big financial commitment. Shoot me an email if you have questions! (


6. This past Sunday, my friend Maddie and I went hiking in Evergreen! It wasn’t anything too crazy but it was nice to be in a different area with so many cute little towns! There was also a dog park across the street from where we hiked… I about DIED at all the cute dogs we saw walking to and from our car. Sadly, Maddie informed me it would be creepy to go hang out in the dog park with the dogs and not have brought one of my own… #stalker


7. I’m opening up registration for my August Health & Fitness Accountability Group! We’ll run August 8th – 28th, so check out this page for more details or send me an email at peaceloveandoats@gmailcom if you want to learn more!

August Health & Fitness Accountability Group (1)

8. Have a great Thursday!


Have you ever had bison? 

What’s the best movie you’ve seen recently? 

Do you have asthma or allergies? 

Thursday Thoughts

1. Happy Thursday, friends! Today I’m focusing on getting a lot of things done because tomorrow I’ll be driving to and from the Boulder area to visit my niece and MOLLY!!! My grandparents are back in town and my mom is only here for another week, so we’re all going up to visit my brother, sister-in-law, their 3-month-oldbaby, and, of course, their dog (aka my BFF).


2. Earlier this week I went on a walk and there were two deer just chomping away at a bush. I literally had no way to get past them without going within about 8 feet of them so I just slowly walked by hoping not to spook them away… They were not concerned about me at all. Clearly, they know who’s boss…

deer sighting

3. Anyone remember my lovely friend Sarah from Chicago? The one with the cute little Yorkie, Bennett? (See top photo… the one about to be trampled). Well, Ben now has his own Instagram and now I NEED to get this Nemo backpack for my niece. Need. (Target Dollar Spot, or so I’m told).

btothebone yorkie instagram

4. Yesterday a friend of mine and I decided we’re going to take a road trip to the Badlands in South Dakota (and Mount Rushmore!) at the end of August. We’ll be staying in a teepee. I’m already RIDICULOUSLY excited! This will also add TWO states to my list of states visited (Nebraska and South Dakota), which will get me up to THIRTY THREE! And no, airports don’t count.

5. If you read my post yesterday, then you know I’m finally working my way through some non-fiction personal development books (aka books that help you out in your life). I’m just now starting this book, Girl Code, and looking forward to seeing what it’s like! Has anyone read it before?

Girl Code Book

6. WHEN DID POKEMON BECOME COOL? Seriously. I loved Pokemon back in middle school when it was nerdy and now all the sudden everyone loves Pokemon. Apparently, I was way ahead on that trend…

7. I saw this quiz on Facebook about determining your vocabulary. It has 50 questions where it asks you to choose out of four multiple choice options the antonym or synonym of a word. I feel like this is a gross overestimation of my vocabulary, but a pretty solid estimation of my ability to make an educated guess. Thank you, Latin class.

vocabulary quiz

8. Have a great Thursday!

Jesus calls us out by what he sees.

Do you follow any animals on Instagram? Share your favorites! 

Have you ever had a cool wildlife encounter?

Thursday Thoughts

1. I already miss Molly and my niece, Addie, from the long weekend. Well, I missed them the minute they left, actually. So much cuteness.


2. Speaking of Molly, she basically had the best weekend ever. Since becoming a big sister, she’s gotten a lot less attention so she loved having lots of people around to hang out with her.


3. Obligatory fireworks photo… Addie actually slept through the whole fireworks show – we were thrilled! Otherwise I’m pretty sure everyone else would not have been happy with us…

IMG_42324. Does anyone watch The Tonight Show with Jimmy Kimmel? I discovered some clips on YouTube from a segment called Hashtags. It. Is. Hilarious. Google. Trust me.

5. We have a favorite place to go to breakfast here and half of why we love it so much is the view. I mean, come on. 

6. My coaching team does calls together and I loooove getting see everyone’s faces “live” since we’re all spread out across North America!

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7. My Dad and I are going on a hike together tomorrow morning. Last time we went on a hike just the two of us, I cried. Wish me luck…

8. Have a great Thursday!

Live Life Quote, Life Quote, Love Quotes and more -> Curiano Quotes Life:

What did you do for the Fourth of July? 

Do you have any nieces or nephews? 

Thursday Thoughts

1. I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS WEEKEND!!!!!!! My 3 month-old niece, Addie, AND Molly are coming for the whole long weekend! CUTENESS OVERLOAD!

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2. Have you all seen James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke before? I AM OBSESSED. I first discovered it when several friends posted the Broadway Cast episode, but I also just watched the Justin Bieber one and about died laughing. 

3. Whenever you finish a Beachbody program, you can send in a before/after type photo and a type a little bit about your experience with the program and they send you a free shirt! I have completed 7 programs and this is the first time I actually remembered to get my free shirt! I love free stuff. Too much.

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4. I LOVE THIS BOOK! If you ever had any ounce of creativity in you (trust me, YOU DO) then you should read this book!

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5. I love Garden of the Gods. Happy place. Especially when I go off on the trails that most tourists don’t venture to 😀 IMG_4062

6. Taco salad has become a staple over here! SO EASY to make and so delicious! I just cook up some ground turkey and top it with my favorites, using salsa and greek yogurt as the “dressing.” Healthy and delicious 🙂

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7. I have seen SO MANY DEER lately! I filmed some on my snapchat (kdubjd) but that might be gone from my story by now… I’ll have to find more. They are in no way concerned about me walking around them. Clearly, they know who’s tougher…

8. Have a great Thursday!

When you allow God to lead your life, you will never get lost.:

Do you see any wildlife where you live? 

What are your plans for the long weekend? 

Thursday Thoughts

1. Happy Thursday!!!! I feel like I am counting down the days until next Saturday when my whole family comes out here for the 4th of July! Well, mostly I’m counting down until my brother’s dog and daughter (Molly and Addie, respectively), arrive! I CANNOT WAIT!

2. So I signed up for a half marathon in October… *sigh,* here we go again! For those of you who haven’t been reading forever, I went through quite a distance running phase, doing three halves and a full marathon in a one-year time span. I got sidelined by an IT band injury and after becoming a coach have been much more focused on strength. Welp, I’m hitting the road again to start training and I need to start heading out MUCH earlier because it was HOT!

Hot day for running

3. One of my favorite things about being a coach is the amazing women I get to work with. I’ve been participating in a facebook group over the past five weeks for the women in our group who really want to grow their business and feel like we’ve gotten SO much closer through all of our breakthroughs, breakdowns, and fun, quirky moments. If you’re curious about us and what we do join our “Behind the Scenes” preview on Facebook from the 27-29th! Let me know if you’re interested!

Beachbody Team

4. I just started reading Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert as my next personal development book and I’m FLYING through this one! Really enjoying it so far!

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

5. This little girl is awesome. Enough said. #dosomethingspecial

6. Sunday night my mom and I went out to dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant in Colorado Springs: Crystal Park Cantina! I always order the exact same thing: one spinach enchilada, one chicken enchilada…

Crystal Park Cantina

7. I’ve decided to create “Molly Art.” This could totally sell in a gallery, right?

Molly Golden Retriever Art

8. Have a great Thursday!


Do you order the exact same thing every time you go to certain restaurants? 

Do you run often?