No Excuse November Day 1: Tasty Tuesday

Happy November 1st and day 1 of No Excuse November!

We will continue with Tasty Tuesday during November.

Last week, our most tasty meal was a copycat Zuppa Toscana. Here is a link to the recipe I used with a few tweeks: https://bellyfull.net/zuppa-toscana/.

Netties version of CopyCat Zuppa Toscana

The tweeks I made are as follows:

I used ground hot italain sausage, kale instead of spinach, added Mrs. Dash Italian seasoning and added crushed red pepper flakes. I served with cheese toast.

This soup is my husbands favorite at the restraunt, and he said my version was actually better. The leftovers were even better.

If you try this reciepe, please let me know and share any tweeks you make!

What did you have this week that was tasty?

Be Peaceful,

~Nettie

Blogtober Day 31: Motivated Monday

Today, instead of sharing a Monday Motavtional quote, I will share what I am motavted to start……… No Excuse November!

No Excuse November! Make the Time, Plan, Check It Off!

For No Excuse November, I am challenging myself to continue to post daily as well as take steps to establish some new habits. The daily posting and the new habits are all in line with my larger goals, both short and long term.

I will continue with themed daily posts, but some of the themes will change to better fit the No Excuse November theme and my planned habits. I will also start to incude some vlogs.

Last Tuesday in my teaser post announcing No Excuse November, I mentioned that one of my goals was better routines, especially for wake-up and bedtime, which will start with early wake-up times. Below are all five habits I will be incorporating throughout November.

  • Wake-up by 5:45 am
  • 20 Minutes Activity
  • Track All Food
  • 15 minutes Personal Growth Reading
  • 30 Minutes Blog/Vlog Work/Research

My goal is to complete each habit 5 out of 7 days. Below is the tracker I will be using.

I hope you will join me in No Excuse November, while we elimate excuses in order to work towards our goals and habits. Share in the comments what habits or goals you are working towards and any steps you plan to take to get there.

Be Peaceful,

~Nettie

Blogtober Day 30: Step it up sunday

Simple steps we can take while preparing for the week to take it to the next level………

My weekend was pretty busy, so my time to prep for the week was limited. I knew I really had to utilize my time wisely. Sunday morning, I made waffles for breakfast. I decided to double the recipe, so I would have a couple extra for later in the week. Since I cook breakfast every morning, I knew this would save me some time during the week, therefore making my mornings smoother.

For waffles and pancakes, I like to use Millville Protein with Oats mix from Aldi’s. I like to add egg whites (1/3 cup per batch) to add more protein and make them a little fluffier. Sometimes, I add chopped peacans and chocolate chips (bake believe or lily’s brand).

What was something you did last weekend to prepare for the workweek?

Be Peaceful,

~Nettie

Coming Soon……….. No Excuse November

I can’t believe Blogtober is almost over, only one week left! When I decided to participate in Blogtober, I was nervous about keeping up with it. It seemed fun and exciting to make a new post every day, but it also seemed like it might be too much for me. I learned quickly that I could do it as long as I didn’t allow myself to make excuses not to.

Blogtober taught me that I could commit to something as long as I broke it down into small pieces, planned, scheduled time to work on it, and allowed myself No Excuses! This gave me the idea for No Excuse November.

During No Excuse November, I will continue some of my current daily posts, but I will also add some goals and the steps I will take to achieve. One of my goals is to develop better routines and escpecelly for wake up and bedtime. I will provide more detail as we approach November, but here is a sneak peek…….an earlier wake-up time is in my future

I would love to hear your gaols and small steps you can make to achieve them, and please be sure to comment with your favorite daily theme.

Be Peaceful,

~Nettie

Blogtober Day 23: Step It Up Sunday

Simple steps we can take while preparing for the week to take it to the next level……..

I recently got an amazing deal to try Blue Apron ($119 off the first 5 boxes plus a $200 gift card that would come before the 3rd box ships). I have always wanted to try Blue Apron, but the price kept me away. This special made it resonable and kept us from eating out because we had special meals to look forward to.

These are the meals we got in our first box; the smaller picture shows what they actually looked like once I prepared them.

I will let you know my favorite on Tasty Tuesday. All three meals really leveled up our week!

Have you ever tried a meal delivery service? If so, which one? Do you feel it helped level up your week?

Be Peaceful,

~Nettie

Blogtober Day 19: Wellness Wednesday

During the month of October, we are focusing on two deminsions of wellness each wednesday. Last week, we focused on the physical and social deminsions. This week will be occupational and spiritual.

Occupational: personal satisfaction in your job/career.

Spiritual: the search for purpose and meaning in life, knowing which resources to use to cope with everyday life, values, and beliefs

For me occupationally I think having work life balance helps me to be a better employee and more satisfied with my job. I think prayer, self reflection, and spending time in nature really help my spiritual wellness.

What about you, what are some things that have, do, or will help you achieve occupational and spiritual wellness?

Be Peaceful,

~Nettie

Resources: https://www.csupueblo.edu/health-education-and-prevention/8-dimension-of-well-being.html, https://www.lifeofwellness.ca/8-dimensions-of-wellness/, https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/8-dimensions-of-wellness-where-do-you-fit-in-0527164