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Island Life Update

So what has life been like on Nantucket? As I put together this blog post I am currently wearing long leggings, a long heavy sweater, and I have a blanket covering my legs. The wind is howling. It is only in the 30's and it has been snowing, raining, and grey for days. HA! This kind of weather makes me very stir crazy...But yet Nantucket is still beautiful! Looking at the positive side of this kind of weather...It is forcing me to hunker down and do the things I am supposed to do. 

My Mom pointed out last week that I have a tendency to put things off...And just like everything else, Mom is right. When it comes to certain chores I definitely hold off until the last minute. It is not a good attribute, but now that Mom really brought it to my attention I am working on it. 

Otherwise, island life is good! We are doing well...having fun...and ready for warm sunny days! So let us dive into this post before I write a novel...XOXO

Island Life Update

WORK...I am busy! If you asked me a few years ago what I would be doing for work, being a full-time blogger and Social Media Manager was definitely not part of the plan. It is amazing how our careers and goals can change and sometimes they just fall into place without us even realizing it. I no longer do personal training, although I would like to build up some clients for the summer. I manage 3 company's social media accounts; I contribute monthly to Core Power; I write and work on building my own brand and business. It is a lot, but I like it. And yes at times it is overwhelming and non-stop, but I work for and with great companies and great people, and I know that this hard work WILL pay off. #dreamBIG

Island Life Update

DATING LIFE...The struggle is for REAL! Dating is frustrating these days and when you live on an island it is just that much harder. I guess I am just having one of those moments, where I wonder if I will ever find someone...Am I going to be alone forever? It sounds kind of sad to say out loud, but it is definitely something that I have been thinking about as of lately because I am ready for LOVE!  I have tried some dating apps, but the choices are slim and there are just a lot of weird people out there...Swipe to the left to guys who wear tank tops...Take selfies shirtless in front of the mirror...who are interested one minute and disappear the next and never return. Why is this so difficult? What has happened to real men? HA! I really need to just write a post on what it is like to date 30 miles out at sea and just date nowadays! Yes or No?

Island Life Update

EATS...You all already know that I love to cook and I love to cook easy, simple, healthy, and delicious meals! I am also grateful for companies that help me create these delicious meals with their products. I have been using Simply Organic seasonings in almost every dish and Primal Kitchen's avocado oil and salad dressings for most dinners! These cooler temperatures have had me craving lots of healthy fats, protein, and carbs. I like to have heavier carbs at night...It works for me and helps me sleep better! Here are a few of my favorite eats this week...

Typical Breakfast...Eggland's Best + Fruit + Salba Chia + NUT BUTTER

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Costco Ribs + Simply Organic Seasonings + Greek Salad with Primal Kitchen Dressing

Island Life Update

Costco Asian Chicken Wrap (I like to broil this sandwich to make the tortilla extra crispy)

Island Life Update

What kind of foods is your body currently craving this week?

If you are single, do you use dating apps, if so which one?

Chocolate Protein PowerBar Smoothie

During my high school and college years, I played a lot of field hockey! I was always going to practices, tournaments, tryouts, and even traveling to other countries. I loved every second of it...I worked hard...I trained hard...and I ate a lot to fuel that lifestyle. At that time, PowerBar was actually my bar of choice. I ate a lot of them! So it was kind of a "flashback" moment, when PowerBar reached out to me, to do a review on some of their newest products. 

Upon opening the box, I went straight to the ingredient list and I was impressed...Lots of protein, low sugar, and simple flavors. They looked good to me! The bars are tasty and perfect for when you know you are going to have a busy day and need a quick snack. You can never go wrong with the Chocolate and Peanut Butter combo in my opinion. 

As far as the shakes go, they taste good on their own, but I wanted to make something a little more hardy and creative...As you know I like to eat my smoothies with a spoon and in a bowl. This Chocolate Protein PowerBar smoothie was PERFECT after my Saturday workout!

NEW PowerBar Products

Some good facts to know about the NEW PowerBar Protein Shake:

  • 30g of High-Quality Protein Per Serving
  • 160 calories
  • 2g of sugar per serving
  • 24 vitamins and minerals
  • Gluten Free

Ingredients

Chocolate Protein PowerBar Smoothie

Directions

  • Throw all ingredients into the Ninja Kitchen Blender!
  • I like to add my blueberries at the end for some added texture.
  • Pour into a bowl and enjoy with a spoon! 
Chocolate Protein PowerBar Smoothie

This was a good smoothie! I LOVE blueberries and chocolate and like I said, after my workout, this was the perfect way to replenish, nourish, and feed those tired muscles! 

Do you prefer Chocolate or Vanilla Protein shakes or smoothies?

When was the last time you had a PowerBar?

*Disclaimer: I have partnered with PowerBar on this review and was compensated. All thoughts and opinions are my own. It means a lot that you are supporting PowerBar by reading this today!