How is it August!?!

Wow, its August! This summer is flying by! I am slightly loving this HOT weather and summer cool nights…I am hoping August goes by slowly!

I thought I would share some August goals with ya and a few other things mixed in!

We kicked off August with Cara and Zach’s wedding! Guys, it was so beautiful and SO much fun! We had a blast…I may have danced ALL night!

nick and I

Yesterday was spent swimming and soaking up some sun with my nephew Asher!

Okay on to some August goals…. 

1. I need to get my act together. Too much eating, drinking, and a little to lax on the weekdays with my diet/exercise.  So, I got back to tracking in MyFitnessPal. And it feels good.  It just reminds me of my choices and how much better I feel when I make better ‘healthier’ choices!

2. Livin’ it up in August!!! I want to enjoy the end of summer, it will be over before we know it.  Soaking up the sun at the pool, evening walks, dinner on the deck, all that fun stuff!

3. Add more exercise to my daily life! I know, it sounds crazy when its my job day to day…and I am surrounded by exercise all day.  However, I need to make sure I am getting in my exercise everyday!

All of these goals are VERY doable for me….so cheers to August! Do you have any August Goals?!?! 

Also, one last thought…I am SO excited to announce this promotion that I am offering!

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Weekend Review!

I love four day weekends! Who doesn’t, right?! I am definitely still on vacation mode! Today is going to be rough…!!

Here are a few snapshots of my weekend… If you follow me on INSTAGRAM (I hope you do, @MyHealthyPassion) You saw most of these!

Our weekend was kicked off by a delicious dinner at my mom’s! Salmon on the grill, Zoodle salad, fresh corn on the cob….and triple chocolate gelato topped with chocolate, strawberries, and mint from the garden!!!! TOTAL YUMMINESS!

salmon dinner


Nick and I headed downtown to enjoy some drinks and friends, oh and of course…fireworks!!  Pittsburgh did an amazing job this year.

Italian way

4th of July fireworksHow cute our my new shorts!?! I love them! Target clearance rack, SCORE! New shorts!

Sunday….omgosh it was gorgeous here!!! It screamed pool day! We headed to a local pool.  I thought you would all enjoy my crazy LARGE sun hat.  I love it, shades my entire body! 🙂

Pool Day

The night was topped off with some filet kabobs on the grilled atop a yummmmmmy salad!!Filet on Grillfilet saladMonday was filled with grocery shopping, laundry, blog work, and a few other odds and ends around the house.  Cheers to a busy workweek ahead!

How was your holiday weekend?




Weekend Review!

This weekend…how shall I describe it…perfect, awesome, and cold.  Yep, that about sums it up.  And Happy belated Valentine’s Day! We kicked off the weekend with a trip to Grit and Grace.  Such an awesome restaurant that we would highly recommend.  The food was delicious and the service was great! We had a fabulous time.  Nick and I are so bad at taking pictures…I need to make that a priority!

Saturday morning was cold and snowy.  My Step class was cancelled because the roads weren’t too great.  So therefore…a lot of this happened…coffee and snuggles with the animals! I am totally one of those crazy pet lovers, and okay with it! Can you spot Louie! Henry is so desperate for attention.  He saw me laying with the cat and naturally came up and laid on top of Louie to get the proper attention!  puppy snugglesAfter a few errands, we were stuck in the house all night! It was cold, snowy, and did I mention cold?! I thought it would be fun to do a Fondue night for Valentines Day! I followed this Fondue recipe, it was soooooo good! I think we will def make it again. I surprised Nick with all kinds of goodies.  What better way to a boys heart than a cheese and meat plate?! He loved it! I added all sorts of touches…nuts, jams, a bunch of different cheeses, french bread, olives, and a few other goodies!meat and cheese tray

I opted for some homemade gifts this year! I created a Date night jar! We always are saying we should do this or that but never do….So I saw a bunch of ideas on Pinterest and got creative! I had such a fun time creating the jar! I made the first date, Fondue night! Nick really liked it too! I am excited for some upcoming date ideas!!!

We woke up on Sunday craving French toast!!! Although, I ran out of butter, syrup, and vanilla.  But I managed, the french toast turned out yummy!!! I used lots of coconut oil, honey, brown sugar, and pecans! This happened…French toast

After lots of coffee,french toast and an episode of Mad Men, we got ready to venture out into the cold.  We headed to the Car Show at the Pittsburgh Convention Center, grocery shopping, and a target run.  I ended the day just relaxing and catching up on cleaning/laundry/and other chores!

It was a great weekend that ended too soon! Now onto a busy and fun week!!

What did you do for Valentines Day?! What was your best meal this weekend?!