Friday, September 7, 2012

Me Lately & My Inspiration

B and I have really been on top of this whole gym thing since we've been back from vacation, and I'm loving it! We took a few days off when we were in San Diego last month, were home for a couple weeks, and then went to Seattle last weekend when we actually took 4 days completely off. No weights, no cardio, no yoga, no nothing. It was perfect timing and the worst timing all at once- perfect timing because we had just finished up round 1 of Body Earned, and after 12 weeks of intense training our bodies were due for a little time off. Bad timing because we were on vacation which meant eats were a little off and drinks were a little more than usual. When we got home Monday afternoon we both just felt blah and like we were ready to kick things back up into gear. On top of that it's B's brothers birthday next weekend and he's doing a daytime pool thing (yes, it's still 100+ degree's in AZ...) so although I thought bathing suit season was just about over, I was wrong.

Anyway, I've seen a little extra pep in my step this week, nutrition has been spot on, and I already feel 10 times better than I did on Monday. It's so awesome how quickly your body responds to proper nutrition! While we're on the topic of nutrition, one of my favorite things about Fall and Winter (even though those are both still a ways off for us desert people) is PUMPKIN! Ohh how I love me some pumpkin. Despite the temperatures, I couldn't resist any longer so I picked some up at the grocery store and today I officially brought back the pumpkin protein shake! Amazing! I've seen lots of pumpkin recipes pinned on Pinterest and I can't wait to use some as inspiration for some new clean eating pumpkin recipes!

Speaking of inspiration, I wanted to share a blog that truly inspires me every time I read it. Working for Hearts has taught me so much in the last couple of months and has introduced me to some exceptionally inspirational and motivational people and I honestly could not be more grateful. Ashley who blogs over at The Shine Project is one of these people. Every time I read her blog it's a post like this or this and I walk away feeling like I'm on top of the world. Like I can do absolutely anything I want. I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Ashley in the near future (more on that later) and I can't wait to see the impact we have, because I know she is capable of some pretty amazing things. Make sure you take a minute to explore her blog, it will be well worth your time.

Have an amazing weekend :)


  1. Thank you SO much for leading me to Ashley's website. I felt that surge of hope and genuineness in her writing. Also, thanks for being such an inspiration. Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. oh yes pumpkin everything! i'm trying to stay away from starbucks bc of the pumpkin spice latte lol

  3. Ashley's site and those posts just fed my heart and soul and I'm excited to explore her site! Thank you so much for sharing!

    Also, glad to hear you are feeling better and back on track. And pumpkin's been rocking my world these days too! So good!

  4. Oh how exciting, love!

    So happy to hear you're happy! Love you, Brittany.

  5. Brittany, I was wondering if you take supplements. I've read alot about women supplementing and thought you may have experience with that.

  6. Nevermind, I found a page where you posted your supplements. It was under "Mint Chocolate Protein Bars and Supplements".

  7. When you write about pumpkin-- are you buying pumpkin puree, pie filling?


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