Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Fruit Infused Water

There are few beverages that I like more than wine. Scratch that...there are none. I'm a wine girl, there I said it! Nothin' gets me going like a nice glass of Cab or Pinot Noir. In fact, as I type this, I'm in the middle of the 21 Day Fix Extreme and have committed to having NO WINE for 21 days. It's a struggle, I'm not gonna lie. SO, I had to find something to sidetrack me. There is only so much plain water and black coffee I can drink before I need some options. 

Have you ever had fruit infused water? I think the first time I tried it was the Cucumber water at the Hilton in La Jolla, California. As soon as you walk in the hotel there was a WATER BAR! Yes!!! They had cucumber, strawberry, kiwi, and I think lemon. They were delicious and I ran down to get a refill a couple times a day yes I did. Ha!! I actually remembered this a few days ago and decided to try my own, but add in ALL THE FRUITS!!

Here is a list of what you're going to need:

A pitcher, this one is a gallon size
Plenty of Ice
Various fruits 
(I used strawberries, kiwi, blueberries, and lime, o
r you could just use what you have in the house!)
last but certainly not least, WATER!

That's a pretty easy list right? Probably have it all right now!

Step 1: Chop/Slice all your fruit
Step 2: Fill your pitcher with ice, about half way
Step 3: Add the fruit
Step 4: Mush or muddle the fruit with whatever you have in the junk drawer. I think I used a meat tenderizer, haha!! You don't have to mash the heck out of the fruit, just enough to free some juice and break the fruit up a bit.
Step 5: Fill remainder of pitcher with water
Step 6: Chill in refrigerator for a couple hours to overnight. For this batch, I let it sit overnight and drank it through out the next day and it was SOO YUMMY!!!

There you have it! While it didn't turn into wine over night, and I was slightly sad about that, it did turn out super yummy and a perfect substitute while I'm on this program :) Hope you give it a shot, let me know if you do, I'd love to hear how you like it! 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016


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A little more about me. I am a military wife, currently (because we always move, don't we?) living in Florida and soaking up every bit of sunshine that I can! I was active duty Air Force myself for 11 years! I separated in December 2010 and can't believe it's already been 6 years. I have lived and breathed Air Force for my entire adult life, and now that we're nearing retirement, it's hard to imagine living any other way. I meet so many wonderful friends and have friends now all across the globe, pretty cool!! I am a fur mama to two of the most precious labs you'll ever meet. Luke and babies. If you get to know me, you'll find out how huge a part of my life they are. They're both 11 now, and just as sweet as they ever were. Actually, sweeter. If you know anything about labs you know they're a handful haha!! 


I want to open my blog up by introducing MY coach, Sybil! This is just an amazing transformation story. 

Sybil is a mom of FOUR beautiful kids and look at the body she has sculpted! She recently (last week!) competed in a bikini competition. She set her mind to something and didn't let ANYTHING (including her own brain) get in the way. 

I myself and working on my "after" photo! I'm deep in the middle of 21 Day Fix Extreme and feeling stronger and more amazing every day. It's amazing how your body changes so quickly when you fuel it with the nutrition it needs, get those workouts in (only 30 minutes a day, hello!) and get plenty rest! I can't wait share my "after" results with you in just a couple more weeks!


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