Little Goals | June

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Hellooooo, lovelies! Happy happy Friday. Man, I’m relieved. This was the longest four-day week ever! Plus Preston and I have super exciting last-minute plans we’re going to try to finagle – I don’t want to jinx it, but hopefully you’ll see pics on my From the Weekend post! (Totally random side note – I googled “finagle” to make sure I spelled it right ;) and discovered it actually has an incredibly negative connotation! Lots of trickery and deceit. I thought it was way more fun than that!)

Anyway, since it’s the end of MAY already, let’s set some goals! I love love love doing these posts, especially the months when they DON’T sneak up on me before I realize the month is about to end :)

May was a GREAT month for goals. Thanks to a couple series finales (and backed up episodes before them) and our discovery of The Following, I watched a little more than my TV limit, but overall I crushed my goals. …

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Pros + Cons of Red Wine

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A month ago we talked about the pros and cons of caffeine which was REALLY fun (for me, I hope it was fun for you too…) So today I’m talking about a similar topic: the pros and cons of red wine!!!

Yaaaaaaaaaaaay!

Just like last time, nothing seemed to beat a pro-con list!

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From the Weekend

Dawa cocktail

Friday night cocktail for a new tradition – trying a new cocktail each weekend. I’ll be Instagramming :) #LesliePlaysBartender This is the Dawa: muddle 1 chopped lime with 1 T honey, add 1 shot vodka + ice!

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Seymore

coffee

Coffee at Insight

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Weekly Workouts + Menu

creamy pasta

Hiiiiiiiiii, internet friends! Sorry for the very long radio silence, I was starting to get super stressed and overwhelmed. As much as blogging tends to help me deal with all that, imposing deadlines for getting posts up does NOT help me deal. So I decided to take a few days off and focus on relaxing…

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WIAW

fried eggs + sweet potato

Happy happy hump daaaaay! Alright guys, I’ve got something to tell you. There’s something on this WIAW post that you’re probably not expecting to see…. EGGS. Yes, I’ve started eating eggs again. I’ve been tempted to start eating eggs in place of processed fake meats and crap for awhile now. But I didn’t bite the…

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TRX Ab Workout

TRX ab workout

Hiiiii guys! I’m coming at you super late today for my post :) I didn’t wind up taking these pictures until last night, and I totally meant to make this super pretty collage and get it up this morning but I may or may not have gotten sucked into last night’s episode of the Bachelorette…

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Peanut Butter + Jelly Breakfast Truffles

peanut butter jelly breakfast truffles

Holy HELL, it has been an unacceptably long time since I posted a breakfast truffle recipe!!! They may be coming back. I used to eat them religiously before a hardcore early morning workout. But my early morning workouts really went to the wayside. If you’re a regular reader, you’ve seen the see-saw effect of me…

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Weekly Workouts + Menu

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Happy Sunday, friends! I hope it was a good one! the workouts: Monday | power yoga for flexibility Tuesday | TRX Wednesday | 3-5 mile jog Thursday | short jog + strength training Friday | rest day Saturday | 3-5 mile jog + short arm routine Sunday | active rest day

May Workout Playlist

may workout playlist

Hi, friends and happy happy Friday!!!! I’m coming at you today with an updated workout playlist! I used to be crazy into updating my workout playlist, probably close to once a week. I spent a lot of time and effort making sure it was always motivating and not annoying! But lately it seems like I…

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Spinach and Sausage Breakfast Croissant

spinach and sausage breakfast croissant

Time for a breakfast SPLURGE! I am all about starting my day with a healthy smoothie, oatmeal, tofu scramble. BUT sometimes starting off with a decadent pastry or really satisfying cheesy sausage-y treat is just perfect. I made these awesome savory spinach and sausage breakfast croissants with Preston in mind. He loves this kind of…

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WIAW

caramel macchiato

I’ve got a pretty pathetic roundup of food for you! This was last Thursday, and it was a ridiculous day. My whole week kind of looked like this. I didn’t eat very well, and kept reaching for the comfort food or stress eating all week long. I’ve been working on it this week….. Last Thursday…

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At-Home Gym Equipment

yoga mat

Helllooooo and happy Tuesday, guys! Man, my week is off to a rough start. I wanted about eight of those margaritas I posted yesterday. Bleh! Hopefully it shapes up a little better! But I’ll tell ya, coming home and getting in a good workout and then cooking a lovely meal sure does the trick! Last…

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Weekly Workouts + Menu

dinner from last week - pasta with greens, almonds, and I added shredded Brussels sprouts and Tofurkey sausage!

BLAST, the weekend’s half over already! Let’s all make the most of it, get a little planning done, and get out to have fun and play with the rest of our weekends? Sound good? Okay, break! the workouts: Monday | 3-5 mile jog Tuesday | TRX Wednesday | yoga Thursday | 3-5 mile jog

Favorite Virtual Things

favorite virtual things

Happy happy Friday, friends!!! Today I’m sharing another list of favorite things, but I wanted to do a “virtual” version because I feel like I’ve found some fantastic apps the last few months that I really wanted to share. So on with the favorite virtual things! Elevate | I found this app just scrolling through…

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Avocado & Soba Noodle Summer Rolls

avocado soba noodle summer rolls

Ahhhhh, return of one of my absolute favorite spring/summer meals! Summer rolls are just SO much fun. It’s an awesome way to pack a little finger food full of healthy raw crunchy veggies, your favorite noodles, maybe some tofu, and experiment with all kinds of dipping sauces :) I am just not a huge fan…

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WIAW

ice cream

Baaahhh, is it already Wednesday?! I am BU-SY this week, and it’s going by so fast! Though I also already feel desperately in need of a weekend, so maybe it’s a good thing that the week is sneaking past me…. I thought I would take my WIAW pictures early, so I snapped them last Thursday!…

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Desk Job Stretches

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Do you spend 8 hours (or more) working at a desk, staring at a computer all day long? It wears on you, huh? It is so unhealthy for us. But I know a lot of us can’t avoid it. So I’ve compiled some stretches to do, whether you’re still at your desk and taking a…

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Lemon Poppyseed Pull Apart Bread

lemon poppyseed pull apart bread

GAAAAAHHHH this bread is ridiculous. It may be my new favorite dessert. I seriously contemplated making a new one the day after I finished off this one. I just… I can’t believe it’s gone…. :( :( :( It’s the perfect dessert. You could try to say that this is a breakfast loaf, but that’s like…

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Weekly Workouts + Menu

running

Happy happy Sunday, everyone! How is your weekend going so far? Mine is lovely, though already going by so fast!!! Hopefully I’m headed off for a nice hike today, so I’m just stopping by to post the weekly workouts and menu! the workouts: Monday | yoga Tuesday | full-body strength training (I have a few…

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Little Goals | May

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Happy May Day, lovely faces! It’s time to set goals again! Sometimes this is really easy for me and I know for awhile what my goals for the next month are going to be. Sometimes my goals are so disastrous that I repeat them for a second month so I can do better. My April…

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Meal Planning In Action (Video)

easy vegan meal planning

Hey everyone! I was really excited about my post last week for easy vegan meal planning, and I hope you liked it too! As I wrote, I thought all that text looked more complicated at times than it feels in practice! So I thought I’d film a little video showing you how quickly and easily…

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WIAW

lemon poppyseed pull apart bread

Good morning friends, and happy Wednesday! I’m jumping straight to the food today! Yaaaay :) My eats from yesterday: Bagel + Latte | A TJ’s sprouted wheat bagel with vegan cream cheese, and a lovely homemade latte!

Pros + Cons of Caffeine

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Good morning and happy Tuesday, internet friends! I am jumping right into our post today because we’re talking about one of my favorite subjects: CAFFEINE! If you haven’t gathered from my blog or Instagram if you follow me there, I’m in love with coffee and tea. I drink at least a cup of each pretty…

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Weekly Workouts + Menu

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Happy happy Sunday, friends! I’m enjoying a lazy Sunday evening, so I’m just dropping by to share my workouts and menu for the week! Then back to relaxing for me :) the menu: First up, the food! I filmed a video yesterday walking through the meal planning process. Fingers crossed I get it edited by…

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Killer Squats + Lunges Workout

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Happy TUESDAY, everyone!!! I am sooo pumped to share one of my all-time favorite workouts with you today. You may have heard me mention this workout here and there, and I’ve included it in a couple weekly workout plans. I tore this out of Shape Magazine FOREVER ago. I remember it was after Jessica Alba…

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Bright Citrus Green Juice

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Happy Monday, friends! Let’s drink some JUICE today, shall we? I have always gone through long spells of drinking juice and then long spells of NOT drinking juice. But right when I really started to crave the juice in my life and started making it a little more often here and there, I saw the…

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Weekly Workouts + Menu

soy chorizo tacos

I am LOVING putting together these posts! I hope you guys are liking them :) It keeps me ultra organized, which I absolutely love! the workouts Monday | TRX Tuesday | 3-mile jog Wednesday | Squats + Lunges workout (tutorial posting Tuesday so you can do this one with me!!!)

Easy Vegan Meal Planning

stocked fruit

Are you the kind of person who gets a little giddy when you read that post title? Meal planning, hooooraaaaay!!! No? Either way, I think this post is for you! Planning your meals can be SUCH a difficult task, and one that a ton of people completely disregard. It can be especially hard if you’re…

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No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Macaroons {Gluten Free}

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Helloooooo, easy chocolatey coconutty dessert! If you guys follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed I died and went to heaven when I got myself a bag of Lemon Pie Coco-Roons. They. were. awesome. But that was a splurge with my Costco rewards check, and I’m not normally going to pay for those! I…

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WIAW | Day in the Life

scalloped potatoes

Good morning, internet friends! Today I thought I’d mix up my WIAW post a little by turning it into a “day in the life” post too! I don’t think I’ve done one since last summer when I was a nomad, so now that things are drastically different (and more stable), time to share again! I…

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Favorite Workout DVDs

workout dvds

Are you guys a fan of working out at home, or do you prefer to go to a gym? Or run outside? Or take classes? I am a fan of all of the above. :) But I have ALWAYS loved workout DVDs because they are such an affordable way to get a great workout at…

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