Three “P” Thursday

Hello my loves!

I’m so glad you liked the recipe for the Salsa-fied Salmon Salad yesterday…and you guys had some awesome ideas for variations in the comment section! You’ve definitely got my wheels turning…be on the lookout for a spin-off recipe in the future! 🙂

So, after a LONG and CA-razy week, I can finally say helloooooooo weekend! I swear this entire week at the hospital has just been a continuation of Friday the 13th…who knew it could be a weeklong “celebration”?

Once I get to the end of a week, I like to reflect and pick out the positives…no need to dwell on the negative…plus, I’m sure you’ve all heard the saying:

“It takes 37 muscles to frown but only 22 to smile”*

*According to several websites I clicked through just to copy/paste that phrase…the jury is still out on the exact number! Eh, some people use too many muscles to suck the fun out of everything…this one sounds good so let’s keep it! 😉

Anywho, on to the positives!

Let’s start with a new hashtag I’ve discovered and started using:

1. #PROOF:

Gotta love accountability!

I’ve actually pried by butt out of bed EVERY day this week BEFORE 6am and made it to the gym for a workout. I’d like to think it was the thought of knowing I had the support of my fellow Tweeps and IGers, but I know for sure I would never have even made it out the front door without a little help from an old friend:

He may look old and wrinkly to you, but he packs a punch in the motivation department! 😉

And speaking of packing a punch…

2. Pumped up Kicks Snacks:

Since I’ve been following Jamie Eason’s LiveFit training program, I have started to see a difference in what my body craves throughout the day and one thing is protein! I typically get enough protein in my diet as is, but I’ve started to turn to my protein powder more for post-workout or bedtime snacks.

A couple of my favorites:

More than just hot chocolate!

Why look to hot cocoa mixes that contain god-only-knows-what and a TON of sugar when you can get the SAME thing from chocolate protein powder?

Since the weather has been turning chilly after sundown, I’ve enjoyed a cup before bed for  the last few weeks and have fallen in love!

And I have to say, I was pretty smitten until I dove into this tonight:

Pumpkin puree + chocolate protein powder = DELICIOUSNESS

And you know, sprinkles just make it even better! 😉

3. PRETTIES

Let’s face it ladies, sometimes we just want something to make us feel pretty…well, I found a makeup duo that not only does just that, but it’s affordable and is really all you need to get through those hellacious days at work…school, or you know on a trip to the mailbox…

Maybelline’s Baby Lips lip balm and Rimmel’s ScandalEyes mascara!

I’ll tell you right now, I am Ahhhhh-dicted to chapstick…if I go more than an hour or so without it, my lips start to feel dry and cracked…so I’m always sure to keep one or two three or four in my purse, locker, car, breadbox, etc. Since I bought the Baby Lips, I haven’t let it out of my sight…I love the flavor (peach kiss), the color, and my lips feel oh so soft!

As for the mascara, I’m always experimenting with new brands to find ones that are anti-clumping and va-va-volumizing…because unfortunately, it’s not really acceptable to wear fake lashes on a daily basis…unless your a Las Vegas showgirl or Lady Gaga, but isn’t that almost the same thing? 😉

Well, the proof is in the picture:

“I’m ready for my close up Mr. Deville”

Do you have any “P’s” to share from your week?

Who else out there would be lost without a tube of chapstick?

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