21 Day Fix-Day 1!


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Hey guys! So today I started my new round of 21 Day fix! I won’t be posting updates daily, but I figured the 1st day would be a good one to do šŸ˜‰ I will be posting my results on the last day along with my progress pictures and measurements šŸ™‚

For those who don’t know what 21DF is, it is a clean eating and exercise plan designed to help with portion control. We’ve all heard that doing something for 21 days creates a habit! and anyone can follow along for 3 weeks! You get colored containers relating to different food groups and you get so many of each color per day based on your weight and weight loss goals.


I am on plan B (1,500 – 1,799). The colors correspond to various food groups. GreenĀ is Veggies, Purple is Fruit, Red is Proteins, Yellow is Carbs, Blue is Healthy Fats, Orange is Nuts, Seeds, and Dressings, and the Teaspoons are Oils or Nut Butters.Ā There is an app available for both Android and Iphone to help keep track of your containersĀ 

This is the list I saved from my first round that I always look to for my shopping trips!


Today was a little scatterbrained for me as it is my second day at my new job as well as the fact that I completely forgot to go food shopping! Luckily I had a few things laying around šŸ˜‰

One of the things I love to make when I’m doing 21DF isĀ shirataki noodles. The macros are so low, they count as a free food! I usually make them with veggies and Braggs Liquid Aminos (my favorite sauce ever!!! Totally gluten free, 0 calories and it tastes just like soy sauce!)


I used mushrooms, 1 scrambled egg, and a mixture of PB2, liquid aminos, Worcestershire sauce, and rice vinegar. The container count ended up at .5 green, .5 red, 2 tsp, and I counted .5 orange for the rice vinegar due to the little bit of oil that was in it.

And today was Total Body Fix for the workout! I will usually post a post-workout selfie directly to the Facebook page, but today I forgot to take on šŸ˜¦

My total count for the day was a little low on some, but that will happen when you’re unprepared. I ended the day with 1.5 green, 2 purple, 1.5 red, 1 yellow, 1 blue, .5 orange, and 3 tsps. The upside is that I have some flex if I get a little hungry later!

Hope you guys found this helpful! Until next time!!

Much Love



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Finally coming back!


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Hello all! It has been quite awhile. Things have been beyond crazy lately. Anyway! I finally have a working laptop and an awesome camera so I’ll be able to post some really nice posts now ^_^

So to catch you up! I’ve been following a program with my future sister in law called 21 Day Fix through Beachbody. It is a clean eating and exercise program that teaches you portion control and helps create a healthy living habit in easy to follow 21 day rounds. You can follow it once and continue your own healthy living plan, or continue and do more rounds until you reach your fitness and weight loss goals. I will be starting my 4th round December 1st. I have had more luck with this program then any other plan I’ve followed. It’s helped me keep myself on track between rounds by keeping myself under control with my portion sizes, which has always been my biggest struggle.


I’ve gone from 256 and a size 22 at my heaviest to 185 and a size 12/14. I still have a ways to go, but I’m closer than ever before! Just on the 21 day fix I’ve lost 33 pounds. I’m really looking forward to this next round.

I will be trying to post at least three times a week with my daily meal plans, recipes, and updates. If anyone is going to follow along, I’d love to see your meals and tips in the comments! I’ll be posting my container about a week or so before the round, so keep an eye out! I’ll also be posting some tips to keep your thanksgiving 21DF friendly!

Much love you guys and thanks for the support!


Keeping Your Family Fit and Fabulous While Vacationing


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Hello Night Owls! Long time, No see! Anywho, for those who didn’t know, January is Fit Families Lifestyle month! We here at LoaNO were lucky enough to catch the eye of the talented and beautiful Kendra Thornton,Ā Travel advocate, TV spokesperson, PR businesswoman, proud wife and mama of 3 (per her Twitter šŸ™‚ ) She was kind enough to send us a wonderful piece to share with you all!! Be sure to check her out on TwitterĀ and tell her that Life of a Night Owl sent you!!Image

Also remember to life our Facebook for a chance to be entered in our giveaway at 250 fans!

Keeping Your Family Fit and Fabulous While Vacationing

I’m lucky enough to be the mom of three, incredible children. Their energy levels keep meĀ on my toes and it’s important for me to be able to keep up with them. As a result, I workĀ really hard to stay fit and strong enough to never fall behind, which suits my daily mantraĀ of “Feel good–look great.” Even throughout vacations, I never allow my exercise routine toĀ slack. In honor of this month’s theme of Fit Family Lifestyles, I would like to impart adviceĀ regarding how I stay active while on vacation.


Easily the most crucial aspect that is associated with staying fit even while on vacation isĀ planning. Vacations are a time when people tend to spoil themselves by eating foods thatĀ they would usually not indulge in. This is totally okay. Not indulging in such treats tends toĀ leave people feeling grumpy and deprived, so to avoid this, just exercise more and eat lessĀ before you go on vacation. This will pre-compensate for any extra calories consumed whileĀ travelling.

Avoid Over-snacking:

Another important factor to consider while on vacation is the amount of food consumed viaĀ snacking. It’s normal to get hungry during the day, but when you’re travelling, there aren’tĀ a lot of healthy options that don’t contain an excess of empty calories. Plan ahead and figureĀ out exactly when you’re going to be hungry and pack accordingly. Pack healthy snacks thatĀ don’t have a lot of calories.

Sneakers Forever!

Regardless of where you’re going, it’s important to bring a comfortable pair of shoes thatĀ will allow navigating the area that is being visited with utmost comfort while on foot. ThisĀ will also allow a traveler to get in a good workout while walking. If the vacation seems toĀ involve a great deal of sitting, having your sneakers will take away any excuse you have toĀ not go for a run.

Make Sure Everyone is Well-Rested

One of the best ways for an entire family to stay healthy while vacationing is to makeĀ sure that everyone gets enough sleep. This can easily be achieved by sticking to a normalĀ bedtime schedule for the little ones, as well as bringing items from home, such as blanketsĀ and stuffed animals, that will make the new bed feel like home and therefore make it muchĀ easier to sleep.

Put Fitness in Your Vacation

The easiest way to stay active while on vacation is to simply schedule activities that involveĀ physical activity, such as hiking, swimming, biking, or canoeing. These activities will beĀ enjoyable for all members of the family.Ā It takes minimal planning to keep the entire family fit and fabulous while travelling. IĀ sincerely hope that you find these tips helpful and would love to hear about any other ideasĀ that you come up with!


Thanks for reading guys! Be sure to check outĀ http://www.gogobot.com/, an awesome travel site, and Kendra’s inspiration for Fit Family Lifestyles!!

Much Love


Hello Sweet Internet!!

Hey guys!!! So sorry for the hiatus! My internet was down for a bit there!

As most of you know I started a cleanse on the first. The next day my internet went down in turn making my daily posts a little difficult šŸ˜¦ But on a positive note, I have lost 10lbs since then and have also discovered that I am possibly gluten intolerant. Yay me >.< lol

Anywho, I will be posting an overall review of my 30 day cleanse at the end as I have already missed two weeks :-/ I will however, post recipes that I really enjoyed and some of my fitness routines! Much love and if anyone would like more info on the cleanse or would like to join in on the healthy wagon check out the website here!!


Transform 30 Day 1


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Hello all!!! Sorry for the absence. Things have been pretty crazy on my end! Got a job, lost said job, and with the holidays it’s been quite a mad house! Anywho! For those who have been following for a while, you may have seen my previous post regarding Juice Plus, a whole food nutrition supplement. While the capsules themselves have amazing health benefits, Juice Plus has just launched a new program called Transform 30. It is a 30 day challenge designed to greatly improve your overall health, including helping with weight loss. It has had so much success over the last several months all over the world including the UK and Canada. The program is quite simple to follow as well. You begin each day by taking your Juice Plus Trio capsules or gummies. You then replace breakfast and lunch with a Juice Plus Complete shake (You can also have a salad with lunch) and for dinner you eat as normal, with a few exceptions. During the 30 day program, you will eliminate wheat and dairy from your diet as well as limiting your sugar intake. You also want to try to limit yourself to plant protein vs animal protein. Upon joining the program, a packet is emailed to you outlining the do’s and don’t’s as well as several recipes. If you or someone you know has a resolution to lose weight or just improve their overall health, feel free to contact me for more info!

I just finished day one šŸ™‚ I will be updating daily, or at least trying to! haha as well as, upon completion I will be posting my before and after pictures and measurements.Ā 


So with out any further adieu!Ā 

Here is my day one!

For breakfast I had a delicious shake that consisted of one scoop (about 1/3 cup, each order of complete comes with a scoop) of vanilla shake mix, a spoonful of flax seeds, 1/4 of an avocado, about 1C kale, 1 banana, a ninja blender boost packet (called NBB from now on!), 1/2C Rice Milk, and ice. It was pretty good, but I think I need more liquid next time as it was a little grainy.Ā 

Lunch was a bowl of steamed and sauteed veggies with garlic and a shake with one scoop of the chocolate shake mix (OMG it smells like hot cocoa powder!!!), 1 banana, 1C Rice Milk, and ice. This was amazing!!! I think I may add one more banana next time to balance out the flavor a little bit more. I also had a cup of green tea with lemon.Ā 

Dinner was AMAZING!!!! I made three bean chili from the T30 packet. It has garbanzo, red kidney, and black beans. It was fantastic! I tweaked the recipe a little. It called for green bell peppers, but I added jalapenos instead (just a lot less than called for!) as well as added some corn šŸ™‚Ā 

look upon the amazingness!! <3

look upon the amazingness!! ā¤

Be sure to bookmark this page for when they invent Smell-O-Puters, ’cause this smells HEAVENLY!Ā 

Looking forward to my shake tomorrow! šŸ™‚

I hope everyone had a safe and fun New Years and I look forward to sharing my journey with you all!!

Much Love


Long time no see, you guys!


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Hey guys, sorry for the long absence. Life got in the way.

I started a new job back in September as a demonstrator at Costco. You know, when you go to Costco you see those lovely people giving out samples? Yeah, that’s me! So happy to be working, even if it is only part-time.

Unfortunately, I busted my foot so I can’t work now. About 3 weeks ago I went out walking so I could do some errands while my boyfriend was at work (sucks not having a license, even if I did, we only have one vehicle so it wouldn’t have mattered at the time). On this walk, I managed to pull (possibly tear, I don’t know, I have an appointment Wednesday to find out more) some tendons and/or muscles in my left foot. So now I’m in a walking boot and it’s not seeming to get better, hence the appointment on Wednesday. I’ll update when I can about how it’s going.

On top of being injured, I got super sick. Ended up in the emergency room a little over a week ago with dehydration, mild ileus (my G.I. tract slowed way down causing my stomach to not empty as fast as it should, meaning vomiting when ever I ate), and gastritis. Top it off, I ended up getting an ear and sinus infection, that of which I didn’t realize I had until it was too late, which ended up causing a ruptured ear drum in my left ear, so now I’m partly deaf until it goes away with antibiotics. Hopefully they help, I don’t want to have to see another doctor.

While all of this is happening, I can’t work. 2 months at my new job, and I can’t work. It’s very frustrating. At least I have a loving and caring boyfriend who is doing everything he can to make sure I get better, keep our home clean, and working. I can’t express how much I love him for everything he’s done for me, and for us, the last couple of weeks. Also, I have an amazing group of friends. Many of them stop by to see if I need anything, to check up on me, or just to hang out because I can’t really go anywhere at the moment. At least not on my own, so I’m stuck at home all day.

Since I’m home all day for god knows how long, I’m trying to teach myself French. There’s a story behind why, but that will come in time. With many more updates for that and why I’m learning French in the next couple of months, hopefully. So we’ll see how that goes.

Enough about me, I have a question for you guys.

How would an author (famous or not) describe you? The way you talk? Your mannerisms? The way you dress? How would an author describe you as a character in a book? This doesn’t necessarily mean how you look. Think of who you are as a person. Would you be the protagonist, or the antagonist of the book? Would you be popular, or would you be a background character?
Leave your answers in the comments! Or for more fun, write a brief (say, no more than 600 words) introduction of your “character” and send it to us. I’ll post them as I get them (assuming they are appropriate for all ages). I would love to hear what you guys come up with, and I’ll even (with some careful thought) post my story introduction for you guys to read.

And thank you guys so much for just reading our stuff. Knowing we’re not just posting to a non-existent audience is awesome. Knowing we actually connect with people outside of our small group of friends and family is even better! You guys rock!


Homemade Salsa From Scratch!!!

YAY!!! Finally another healthy post! xD It’s been a while since I’ve had any good from scratch recipes that are…*a-hem* (large finger quotes) “good-for-you” (end large finger quotes)

So I decided to make some salsa from scratch. Why salsa? Because salsa is amazing and apparently it’s A LOT cheaper to make your own!! I spent a whole $2.48 and made about XXoz of salsa! Plus it’s way easy and I for one love being able to know for sure what’s in my food šŸ™‚ (P.S. Any of our WA state followers, be sure to vote YES on 522!!)

Anywho, All you need is

Homemade Salsa

2 large tomatoes, 1 small white onion (I used half a large onion), 1 jalapeno, juice from a whole lime, 1 or 2 garlic cloves, cilantro (i used probably about 1/4 cup) and seasoning to taste.

Homemade Salsa

Add everything to the blender

Homemade salsa

And blend to your desired consistency šŸ™‚ (not the most appetizing pic now that I see it blown up….)

It was really quite satisfying šŸ™‚


I would love to know if any of you try it!!


Much Love!!


No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars!


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Hey all!!! Sorry For the long delay in posts. For those who don’t know, I have recently relocated (once again) to Washington State from Florida. It’s been quite a full load!! Got a little (ok a lot) lax with my workouts, but am planning on starting up a couple new challenges once I get moved in to my own place! In the mean time I’ve been trying to at least do a few push-ups, squats, and crunches in the meantime as to not get rusty šŸ™‚ I also found a great kettle-bell workout! It’s killer on the arms, legs, and core!


Hope you enjoy! Be sure to check out Pumps and IronĀ for some more fun stuff!!

But onto the main event!!

No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars!


So Good! So Easy! And sooooo for a cheat day or party!! haha but seriously it’s fantastic and easy. It’s a great recipe to cook with kids due to its simplicity!


Just start with 1 cup of melted butter


Add 2 cups of crushed graham crackers (or crumbs)


Then add 2 cups of powdered sugar


And finally 1 1/2 cups of creamy peanut butter


Give them a nice mix (you can also use a food processor to achieve a smoother texture. I liked that the graham crackers were still a little crunchy)


Then smooth the mixture into a lightly buttered 9×13 (This is what I used, but I think a smaller dish such as a 9×9 would work for a thicker bar)

For the topping


Use 1/4 cup of creamy peanut butter


and about 10oz of chocolate (crushed, crumbled, chips, or otherwise broken up)

I missed this step so here's a cute pic of my dog sleeping :-)

I missed this step so here’s a cute pic of my dog sleeping šŸ™‚

Melt it in the microwave for about 1 min (continue to heat in 10 sec increments if it needs more time)


Spread it as evenly as possible on top of the peanut butter mixture.


Chill in the fridge for at least an hour, cut, and enjoy!!


I hope you all like it and would love to know if you give it a try!