Out & About and a Shakeology Recipe!

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Life has been a bit busy lately… We have been making  a real effort to explore new areas in San Diego to get to know our town a little better.  Most recently, we spent a Sunday morning in La Jolla visiting the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial cross.  The location of the cross is a gorgeous hilltop offering a breath taking overlook of San Diego.  On the morning that we went, we really lucked out in that there was not a large crowd there.  We spend about 30 minutes at the memorial taking in the view and checking out the memorial itself.  I have already decided that when we have company we will be making  a return trip to Mt. Soledad as it really is a beautiful place to see San Diego.  In addition to exploring San Diego, i have been experimenting with various shakeology recipes.  Scroll down for my current favorite, The Brownie Batter Shakeology!


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8 oz Coconut Milk (I use Trader Joes Vanilla Flavor)

1 Scoop or 1 Packet Chocolate Shakeology



Combine all ingredients in a blender Until Smooth.  Enjoy!

Avocados make Mondays better!

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Happy Monday!  Hope everyone had a nice weekend.  I spent most or the weekend chilling with my dogs because I’m cool like that.  Actually, I was feeling super tired this weekend so took advantage of some alone time to recharge and catch up on my DVR!  I felt so much better today and was pleasantly surprised at work when a coworker brought me a freshly picked avocado from her farm!  I can’t wait to enjoy that avocado and wanted to share a recipe that I’ve been obsessing over lately..Avocado Chicken Salad!

Avocado chicken salad



1/2 ripe avocado

2 tablespoons fresh pico salsa

1/2 tablespoon lime juice

sprinkle of dried minced onions

sprinkle of mrs dash original seasoning

1/4 tsp sea salt

sprinkle of garlic powder


Mash up the avocado and add rest of ingredients.  Continue mashing to combine.  Eat on toast or with whole wheat crackers! Yum!

**Tip: preserve the other half of the avocado by pouring lime juice over the surface and sealing in a Tupperware container

My Week & A Giveaway!

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Its been a crazy week around here! I have been busy working, exploring, and getting everything prepped for an upcoming trip. In other words getting stuff done! Even though it has been so busy, I am still staying on track with the 21 Day Fix Diet and exercising using a hybrid of the fix exercise videos and classes at the gym. Im looking forward to the next couple weekends as we are planning on fitting in a trip to the zoo,a trip to Orange County to ride our bikes on the beach, and maybe a couple brewery trips for the hubby thrown in for good measure :).

I have been loving my role as a Beachbody coach over the past couple months and i really love helping my clients reach their weightloss and fitness goals. Everyone has been so wonderful so I have decided to do a fun little giveaway exclusive to new and existing clients! To be eligible to win, you must register on Beachbody.com for a FREE account with me as your coach (www.teambeachbody.com/wvueegirl). I also threw in a couple extra entries for past and future customers as a special Thank you. If you sign up with me as a coach during a giveaway i will send you an invite to our exclusive Facebook support group so that you can begin your own journey. Best of Luck <3

*Already have a Team Beachbody account with another coach?  If you’d like to switch over to have ME as your coach, here’s all you need to do:
Call: Coach Relations at 800-240-0913 & request to switch your Coach to Abby Smyth, Coach ID:430750
Email: CoachRelations@TeamBeachbody.com & request to switch your Coach to Abby Smyth, Coach ID:  430750

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21 Day Fix Approved Comfort Food

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Happy Labor Day!  I hope everyone has had a fabulous long weekend!  Greg and I have spent most of the weekend relaxing and recharging!  Friday night we took the dogs for haircuts and they turned out sooo cute! Saturday and Sunday we stuck around home and grilled out!  I always love grilling out!  Today will be getting stuff done and prepping/grocery shopping for the week ahead!  Today i wanted to share a comfort food recipe that i put on rotation every few weeks.  The best thing is, its 21 day fix approved!



Onion Beef & Noodles


1 lb lean ground beef

1/2 bag baby carrots sliced up

1/2 small onion

1 “packet” clean onion soup mix (recipe from thetipgarden.com):

This will make one “packet” of soup mix:
4 tsp. beef bouillon
8 tsp. dehydrated minced onions
1 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 tablespoon coconut oil (or any oil)
1/2 cup water
1 bag whole wheat egg noodles
Cook Egg Noodles according to package
Brown meet in pan, meanwhile chop up onions and carrots
Add coconut oil, carrots, and onions to browned meat and cook until carrots and onions are tender
Add “packet” of onion soup mix and water to pan and simmer/stir until well combined
Measure out yellow container of noodles and red container of beef you can also count a partial green for a serving.