Mini-goals for the week

Hello!  How are you?  I hope your new year is off to a fabulous start 🙂

Mine has been a little bit rough as I’ve completely somewhat fallen off the wagon in terms of eating right and exercising.  I blame it on all the traveling!

Anyway, this week is my week to get back to it!  So, here is a flavor for the workouts/meals that I’ve got planned for the week:


Monday: I ran 4 miles with varying inclines and speeds, it took me a little over 45 minutes plus abs

Tuesday: I did the elliptical with varying resistances for 30 minutes plus this stability ball workout <– I wasn’t wild about it but it did the trick

Wednesday: Run for 30 minutes in the morning; upper body strength training in the evening

Thursday: Spinning class

Friday: Off

Saturday: 5 mile run

Sunday: Yoga


Monday: My husband made shrimp and grits and I made a salad

Tuesday: Loaded sweet potatoes (avocado, red onion, turkey bacon, greek yogurt, salsa)

Wednesday: Turkey meatballs plus salad

Thursday: Slow Cooker Chicken Black Bean Tacos that I found on (OMG it is SOOOOO good)

Friday: Out

Saturday: Out

*Lunch will be either salad, open faced sammie or leftovers, hooray!

Remember how I said I blame my falling off the wagon on traveling?  Well, here are a couple photos from a couple of my adventures…

The weekend after new years, I went to NYC to celebrate one of my best friend’s marriage (she had a small ceremony with family only) and the party had a photo booth…pure GENIUS!


ImageI think the pictures says enough…

THEN, this past weekend I went skiing in northern Michigan.  There was tons of snow and our place was awesome.  The only crappy thing was that on the second day, it was BRUTALLY cold, yikes!


ImagePS – I am not that good at taking pictures, all my good photos can be attributed to Instagram (you can follow me at @sweethanrahan)

I hope you all tackle your weekly goals!


When you guys workout, do your toes ever go numb?  What is up with that?

-When I did the elliptical today, my toes went totally numb towards the end!  #NotCool



Sweet circuit, overnight oats & photo dump

I did this circuit a bit ago and I’ve been meaning to share it because it was GOOD:

ImageIf you are new to the blogging community (like me), you will be in awe of overnight oats.  They are so easy and delicious.  Simply mix up equal parts of rolled oats, greet yogurt and almond milk then add half of a banana.  The next morning, it is ready for unlimited toppings (I prefer sunbutter and blueberries)!!!  Here’s a visual:

ImageWith the holidays, I haven’t really had time to blog or really even workout for that matter.

For Christmas, I went to south Florida to visit my family and friends.  There was a lot of eating and drinking involved and I only went running a couple of times #sobad.  But this week I am back on track!  I must admit, it is quite annoying to have so many people suddenly making a cameo at the gym come January (new year’s resolutions?), but I digress.

I usually don’t make New Year’s resolutions because to me, if you need to make a change make it NOW.  With that said, I totally respect people who do the whole resolution thing.  Hey, whatever gets you motivated is good with me 🙂

Anyway, without further ado, here is my photo dump from the last few weeks (hint: none of the pictures include working out, whoops!):

Image[From left: me, Melissa (my step-sister) & Davie (my step brother)…Melissa had a “Festivus” party and let’s just say, things got a little….funky]

Image[Me & the hubby having a drink right before my friends arrive…the day after Fesitvus…ouch!]

Image[My friends have arrived!!!…Me & two of my bestest besties.  From left: Iveline (pronounced “Eeeevelene”), Rachelle and duh! ME!]

Image[That little guy is Frank, Rachelle’s baby]

Image[Me & the hubs on NYE]

Image{And our NYE dates: the Frenks!]

That’s all I’ve got for now, hope you guys have a GREAT new year!!!!