Thinking Out Loud # 106

{Thursday’s are for Thinking Out Loud – Amanda}

  1. I am not sure I have told you, but Steve and I leave on a cruise in 2 days to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. Oh my!! I am so excited, yet so sad. I am going to miss my girls like crazy. Some moments I can’t imagine leaving them and other moments I need the break. I know Steve and I need this time together. Our relationship is so important to a happy family.
  2. Am I going to count macros on vacation? Absolutely not!! I am a huge believer in enjoying your time away. Thinking, tracking, weighing your food is not something I am going to do on vacation. But, I am also not going to stuff myself silly every single day. I know be eating mindfully. I know once I get back I will be more then ready to get back to tracking. Whenever I take time off I am always excited to get back to it. I love my routine and I love how I feel when I am counting macros, but this break is much needed in all aspects of my life and I plan to take full advantage of it.
  3. I will be working out while there though. I love my workouts and I am actually excited to be in a gym; even if it’s just a cruise ship gym. Don’t get me wrong I love my home workouts, but a gym setting is always fun too and a nice change.
  4. I am working on a post that shares all my favorite macro friendly finds, but I am not sure it is going to get out before leaving. Getting ready for this trip is kind of consuming me right now. I still can’t believe we only have a couple more nights with our girls before heading to the airport. Just thinking about is makes me what to cry.
  5. I couldn’t write a post without my girls in it. We love going Starbucks with Mimi.
  6. Oh how I am going to miss those sweet faces. On a serious note I am literally in tears writing this. I know once we get there I will have a blast. But leaving is not easy. Like I said earlier some moments Saturday can’t come soon enough, but most moments I’m just not sure how I am going to get on that plane.


Side note: I most likely won’t be blogging next week, but I might just pop in to say hi at Instagram so make sure to follow me @reneefitformotherhood

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Easter 2017 – Pictures, Pictures, and More Pictures

Wow, can you believe Easter has come and gone. I can’t. Seriously, this year is going by way too fast. Yes, I realize I say that ALL the time, but it is the truth.

We had a wonderful Easter filled with lots of love and family time.

Of course all the Easter fun began with egg dyeing and our girls are at such fun ages to really enjoy it. It was so much fun this year!!

Easter morning our girls woke up to find some new water balloons and baskets that were hidden. Sophia’s was not east to find; just like she requested.

After seeing what each girl had in their basket we headed to church and brunch with Mimi, Papa, Auntie Ade, Uncle Scotty, and Gigi.

And what’s Easter without and egg hunt?

Our girls are beyond blessed and loved. They received many lovely gifts, candy, and so much more. Aside from all the gifts I do truly hope we are teaching our girls about family time and enjoying the love more than the presents. It seems we are on the right track.

We ended our day with more baskets and fun at Mimi and Papa’s, then headed to Nana’s house. We we are beyond blessed to have so many people to see and love. I thank God every day for our family. God is good!!


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Ground Turkey or Chicken Pizza “Crust”

If you follow me on Instagram you saw I posed this picture yesterday of my delicious afternoon snack and as promised here is the recipe.


  • ground turkey or chicken (as much or as little as you would like; I always gauge the amount based on how much protein I want or need)
  • toppings: the possibilities are endless. Right now, I am loving laughing cow cheese, pizza sauce, turkey pepperoni and fresh mozzarella. But, some days I love making BBQ chicken pizza with chunks of chicken, BBQ sauce and cheese. Seriously, you can make any creation you please.


  1. Measure out and combine your ground meet together to form a ball.
  2. Flatten ball onto parchment lined cookie sheet or pizza pan/stone.
  3. Broil for 10-15 minutes depending on the thickness of  your “crust”. I make mine pretty thin so it doesn’t take long.
  4. Remove from oven and add your toppings.
  5. My favorite way: spread laughing cow cheese and pizza sauce over “crust”, then add the turkey pepperoni and fresh mozzarella.
  6. Place back into oven for 5-10 minutes until cheese melts.
  7. Enjoy!!


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Weekend Happenings…

Hello, hello…

I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend. We sure enjoyed our plan free weekend. It was so nice to relax and enjoy our family time. Our weather was beautiful so we spent a lot of time outside and it was amazing. I can’t wait  for summer.

We finally rented Trolls and loved it!! Seriously, it was one of the cutest movies. Sophia and Isabella keep asking to watch it again and again. If you haven’t seen it, you must do so ASAP! Next movie on our list is Sing; maybe this weekend.


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