Paint Day!

January 28, 2016

I’ve been slowly prepping my Exercise Room Project for paint, and yesterday afternoon, I finally got some paint on the walls. We recently painted Mike’s home office, and I really liked the color. I remembered yesterday that we had barely used any of the second gallon of paint, so I opened it up and got started. The paint covered great, so I didn’t have to buy paint! Yay! More money to buy fun stuff for the walls! I’m terrible about accepting a bare wall.

Before I started painting, I went to a 10:00 am Jazzercise class, then I grabbed a Starbucks coffee. Just black coffee, but so good. Do you ever order a Pour Over? So fresh and yummy. Then I got in line for the car wash, along with everyone else in the city. It was the first sunny warmish day we’ve had in a while.


Except for forgetting to drink water most of the day, it was a pretty healthy day!

Here are yesterday’s eats…..

Pre-Breakfast – 4 SP

I woke up super early and couldn’t go back to sleep. My stomach was growling, probably because I had cauliflower only for dinner the night before, so I heated up one of the Egg Muffins (3 SmartPoints) that I made for Mike and had a teaspoon of Almond Butter on some fruit.



Breakfast – 4 SP

Before I went to Jazzercise, I decided I needed a little more fuel. Remember that weird Breakfast Bowl that I made the other day and I topped it with Blueberries and Almond Butter and Coconut? Well, I made that bowl again, but I topped this one with diced Warm Cinnamon Apples (using only the apples, cinnamon and water), 5g of Walnuts and 1 tsp of Maple Syrup. Again….yum.

One Smashed Banana, One Egg and a 1/2 tsp of Cinnamon mixed together and scrambled in the skillet. Top with your toppings of choice.

If any of you try this, please let me know your thoughts?



Lunch – 10 SP

My Favorite Salad of all time. Chicken, Bacon, Roasted Butternut Squash, Dried Cranberries, Diced Apple, Red Onion. The dressing is Maple Syrup, Apple Cider Vinegar, Olive Oil, Salt and Dijon Mustard. So good!

This came together in minutes because I did some prep for the week on Monday. The chicken was cooked, I pulled a slice of bacon out of the freezer, the squash was roasted. This was so easy! Click HERE for the full salad recipe.



Dinner – 6 SP

Dinner also came together in just minutes, thanks to prep day. I tossed some rotisserie chicken, roasted butternut squash and cooked green beans (I cooked those in bacon fat on Monday, which added even more flavor to this skillet!) in the skillet and added a little Trader Joe’s Organic Vegetable Broth, which I love added to anything. Dinner was simple, tasted great, and there was plenty for Mike to have leftovers for lunch today.



Here are my 2016 Goals

Make time each week to Meal Plan
Drink 100 ounces of water each day
Exercise 5 days a week
Three Meals and One Snack, Daily

I can eat 30 SmartPoints a day.

I have an allowance of 35 extra Weekly Points that I can dip into throughout the week if I choose.

My Weight Watcher Week Begins on Friday’s


Pre-Breakfast = 4

Breakfast = 4

Lunch = 10

Dinner = 6

Total = 24


Exercise = Jazzercise

How many ounces of water I drank for the day = 60

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 11

I’m terrible at exercising in the morning, but I’ve been doing a good job of it this week, and it makes me feel so energetic throughout the day! I think it is the endorphins, but also for me mentally, the fact that I know I’m not spending the day procrastinating my exercise makes me feel great!



“love the life you live, live the life you love”


10 responses to Paint Day!

  1. January 31, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    Oh, now THAT’S interesting. No. I do not do that. Please send me pictures of those! 🙂

    I just have a thing for chairs at Estate Sales and Antique shops.

  2. please don’t tell me that you name your chairs…. if you do, you’ll have to meet “Clair” and “Lillian” who reside in my house! . =) lol

  3. January 31, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Both of your rooms sound beautiful!

    Have you and I shared our “chair” passion before? Now I’ll have to send you pictures of my chair purchases!

    I’ve been decorating everything dark for years because I love that cozy feel of dark colors, but for some reason my last few projects…Guest Bedroom, Master, Laundry Room and now the “Exercise Room”, all light! I still like my dark and cozy, but there’s something about the light colors that are making things feel fresh!


  4. Loving grey! I painted our master grey, thought I loved it until I painted our guest room a different grey and love it more! =) In our master I went with the grey walls & white bedding, curtains, chair with black and white photography art on the walls – in our guest went with grey walls, turquoise and bright orange accessories – both totally different “feels”, but I find myself gravitating toward my guest room to sit when I make my “chatty calls” to my mom, friends, etc! My master is where I read… isn’t that crazy how that works? Since, I have seen your pics of your exercise room and it really is lovely. The grey is perfect. oh, another passion of mine….chairs…. but that’s for a different day… =) ronda

  5. January 29, 2016 at 4:00 am

    Ha Ha! Okay, I call it….are you ready? Gray. But the actual color name is Fawn Brindle, by Sherwin Williams.

    When I get the room complete (I need to buy a TV and mount it on the wall!), I’ll post pictures. It’s nothing special, but I know I’ll use it more thinking it’s all cute now.



  6. January 29, 2016 at 3:56 am

    Thanks Nancy. I’m excited to get it finished!

  7. Can’t wait to see all the things your doing to your exercise room.
    You are really good at accessorising (ok is that a real word).

  8. After your sharing the recipe for your favorite salad a few weeks ago, it is now my favorite salad! LOVE the flavor combination!!! Of course, being the date fan that I am, I substitute dates for the dried cranberries. But the maple vinaigrette dressing – Yummmm!! And next to food, one of my other passions is paint color! …Do you really think you can get away with telling us that you painted and not share the color? 😜 Lol. Ronda

  9. January 28, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    Congrats to you on being a WW Lifetime Member at goal! That is awesome!

    I am loving Jazzercise, and yesterday I made a big move from the back corner of the room to the front row! I was hesitant to be up front because I didn’t want to mess up the person behind me. Then I realized I am only looking at the teacher, and not the Jazzer in front of me!

    I worked harder up front (wondering if anyone actually WAS watching) because I could totally see every step the teacher was doing, and I loved it!

    Thanks for reading my blog, and thank you so much for taking the time to comment. I always love hearing from my readers.


    Have a Happy and Healthy Day!


  10. I love Jazzercise – started again almost 3 years ago after a 20 year hiatus ( work schedule & weight) now I’m a lifetime weight watcher @ goal again & loving Jazzercise 3-6 times a week – retirement is great!!! Love your blog.