5 Things Friday #1

by Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife on November 21, 2014

in Blog

Today I am linking up with Claire at Fitting it All In for 5 Things Friday.

Five Things Friday | It's a Harleyyy Life

This week went flying on by and I’m not complaining one bit. I hope you guys also had a good week. Do you have anything fun planned?

Five Things I Ate:

Pancakes | It's a Harleyyy Life

Pancakes. I’m happy that I finally marked a craving off of my list. I just wish they would’ve had chocolate chips in them. Ya hear me?

Egg sandwich. I made one Thursday morning with two eggs and a slice of American cheese, delicious!

Chicken Parmesan | It's a Harleyyy Life

This recipe for Chicken Parmesan. I have seen so many chicken parmesan recipes in the blogging world lately that it basically has been calling my name. I finally broke down and made it. I put the chicken parm on top of some cauliflower.

Chick-fil-A. Yummmmmmyyyyyy! I went to Towson University for work on Thursday and when it came to lunch time I saw they had a Chick-fil-A in the cafeteria. That is when I knew I needed it.

Cordon Bleu Bubble Up | It's a Harleyyy Life

Cordon Bleu Bubble Bake. Seriously this is probably the best pin I have ever pinned. It was Amazing!

Five Workouts:

Sunday- CrossFit. We did 21-15-9 from the CrossFit Games. Here is part of it that is mind blowing if you want to watch a video. 8 Deadlifts (65) 7 Cleans (65) 6 Snatch (65) 8 Pull-Ups 7 Chest To Bar 6 Ring Dips 6 Deadlifts (65) 5 Cleans (65) 4 Snatch (65) 6 Pull-Ups 5 Chest To Bar 4 Ring Dips 4 Deadlifts (65) 3 Cleans (65) 2 Snatch (65) 4 Pull-Ups 3 Chest To Bar 2 Ring Dips

Monday- CrossFit

Wednesday- CrossFit. We worked on 1 rep max bench press. I got up to 93#. That’s not my max (100#). Not everyday is a PR day. The WOD was in 2 minutes finished: 3 hang cleans, 5 shoulder to overhead and 7 front squats (75#) and then AMRAP burpees. Do that for 4 rounds with 2 minutes of rest in between.

Wednesday- Olympic Lifting Class. I take an OLY class after my regular CrossFit class on Wednesdays. We worked on squat cleans. I think I’m finally starting to get the whole squat part.

Friday- You can find today’s workout here. My rest days this week were Tuesday and Thursday. I still haven’t figured out what rest days really work for me yet. I’ve tried several different ways now and haven’t found one I love.

Five Pins:

Grilled Cheese Pull-Apart Rolls

Grilled Cheese Pull-Apart Rolls.

34 Stunning Ways to add a little Autumn throughout your home

34 Stunning Ways to add a little Autumn throughout your Home.

Avocado Grilled Cheese

Avocado Grilled Cheese.

DIY 30 Minute Boot Cuffs

DIY 30 Minute Boot Cuffs.

Outfit

This adorable fall outfit.

Five Things Making Me Happy:

I’m seeing the Hunger Games tonight! I’m so excited. Eric and I bought the tickets about 3 weeks ago (the day they went on sale).

Fridge | It's a Harleyyy Life

Eric and I bought a refrigerator on Thursday. This means we have made 3 big purchases since moving in at the end of September (washer, dryer and now fridge). It’s getting delivered on December 15th, which seriously feels so far away but it’s worth waiting for!

Santa is at the mall and doggy days are every Monday until Christmas. It’s my favorite part of the season.

Prana Misty Leggings | It's a Harleyyy Life

I’m seriously in love with these leggings and my sweet modeling skills. Remember I have a 15% off discount code that you can use.

These apps helped me meal prep this week. So much easier!

Now Tell Me

Tell me 5 things…

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prAna Holiday Gift Guide

by Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife on November 20, 2014

in Ambassadors, Blog, Review, Sweat Pink

Disclaimer: I received some of the following products for free in exchange for this post through prAna and Sweatpink.

I think the whole world could possibly be in the holiday spirit. I mean, most of us already saw snow, Christmas lights are hanging, stores are selling everything Christmas and Black Friday is just about a week away. (Anyone else trying to figure out where this year went?) If you didn’t start your holiday shopping yet, I would encourage it. Deals seem to be coming earlier and earlier and you don’t have to wait until Black Friday (thank goodness because who wants to go out in that craziness?).

I have some suggestions if you are shopping for someone that lives a healthy lifestyle and likes comfy clothing!

The answer: prAna

prAna just released its winter style guide and everything is adorable! I’ve been lucky enough to try two of their products and LOVE them! Super comfy! I’ll share them with you below along with 3 other pieces of clothing I am adding to my holiday wish list this Christmas!

Prana Misty Leggings | It's a Harleyyy Life

1. Misty Leggings

These leggings are absolutely adorable and comfy! I wanted to live in them all weekend (and I basically did). The leggings have a cute print and are thicker than my usual workout leggings. The pants also have some cute girly features like at the end of them it bunches and in the back at the top (I am short though so you can’t really see the cute feature at the ends of my leggings… but they are there).

prAna Misty Leggings | It's a Harleyyy Life
You can see the adorable print a little better in this picture. I wore these to workout in and they didn’t fall down like most pants do. That is always how I test my workout pants, if I can do CrossFit in them and I don’t have to pull them up one million times they are good to go! The pants also have a little pocket at the top where you can put keys or money in if you are wearing them for a run.

prAna Misty Legging Handstand | It's a Harleyyy Life

The Misty Leggings are also perfect for awkward, uneven handstands.

2. Diva Jacket

This jacket comes in adorable colors including: teal, purple, black and white. It is Sherpa lined and stretches which will come in handy when you have those millions of layers on.

Diva Jacket | It's a Harleyyy Life

3. Sapphire Leggings

If these leggings are anything like the Misty Leggings… I want them! I love the look and colors that they are offering! The pants are made with quick-dry materials and also has a flattering waistband.

Sapphire Leggings | It's a Harleyyy Life

 4. Mena Top

I’ve been looking for the perfect pullover to wear and this is it. I love the button neckline. It also keeps you extremely warm, which is perfect because the heat is turned way down low in our house. The sweater is made with a recycled wool. It’s easy to throw right on over my workout clothes to wear out and about before I get a chance to get home and shower.

Mena Sweater | It's a Harleyyy Life

5. Quinn Chakara Top

I love how this tank top looks. It has such girly features plus the back of it is so much fun! It looks so calm and comfy in this picture (even in the snow, on top of a mountain).

Quinn Chakara Top | It's a Harleyyy Life

If this gear looks like something you or your friends would love there is a free shipping offer going on right now and if you use my coupon code, pspf14iahl, you can get 15% off of your whole purchase! PrAna is all about making your clothes right so that you can keep wearing them for a long time. We all want that right?! You can read more about prAna’s product sustainability here.

Now Tell Me

What product from prAna do you love? Did you start your holiday shopping?

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What I Ate Wednesday: Husband Approved

by Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife on November 19, 2014

in Food, What I Ate Wednesday

Every Wednesday I share some of the foods I eat in a day and link up to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for What I Ate Wednesday.

Hey guys! Here I am on a Tuesday night writing a post! Seriously, usually I write a majority of my posts on the weekend and just add pictures to the posts during the week when they happen. Yah, I’m a pretty good planner. However, I’ve been slacking in the whole blogging thing lately. It’s also showing… my views have gone down by half! Are you guys even reading anymore? I hope so! PS: tell all your friends about me. K, thanks!

Today I’m talking food like I mostly always do on Wednesdays like the rest of the foodie blogging community.

What I Ate Wednesday

Although it definitely does not feel like fall out there, I’m still hoping it will get warmer before it gets colder!

Breakfast | It's a Harleyyy Life

Breakfast

I had some leftover veggies so I figured it would be a good breakfast. On the side I had a pumpkin English muffin (Yay on sale!) with peanut butter on top. It was pretty delicious!

Snacks

My snacks have been the same, so I’m done taking pictures of them but it is fruit snacks and a granola bar in the morning.

Cordon Bleu Bubble Up | It's a Harleyyy Life

Lunch

Lunch was probably the best thing I ever tasted. I actually told you about it in yesterdays post (and used the same picture). This Cordon Bleu Bubble Up recipe is DELICIOUS! You need to get the ingredients tonight and make it. No excuses folks! My husband approved it, which means it’s worth it! Plus, you will probably have leftovers and they are delicious the next day!

Snack

I had a Greek yogurt, the usual.

Pancakes | It's a Harleyyy Life

Dinner

After work I went Christmas shopping with my mom, niece and nephew. After shopping till we dropped (or until I dropped) we went to the diner nearby for dinner. I got the easiest thing to make on the menu: pancakes. I’ve been hungry for them lately since I’ve been eating eggs so much and nothing else. I actually forgot to take a picture until I was half way through. It hit the spot!

For the rest of the week I am making:

Now Tell Me

Did you start Christmas shopping yet? Do you ever get easy stuff when you go out to eat (ex. grilled cheese or pancakes) for lunch or dinner? Do you ever eat veggies for breakfast?

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Day in the Life: CrossFit in the Morning

by Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife on November 18, 2014

in Blog

There’s three types of days I encounter each week: CrossFit in the morning, CrossFit in the evening and the weekend. I thought it would be fun to show you guys what a day in the life is like for me on each of those days. The first one we are going to start with is CrossFit in the morning. This is actually my day yesterday (Monday, November 17, 2014).

CrossFit in the Morning

5:00 AM- Alarm goes off. I crawl out of bed.

5:02 AM- I usually let the dogs out but I guess they decided to stay under the covers on this rainy Monday.

5:03 AM- I brush my teeth

5:05 AM- Start getting changed into my workout gear.

Pre Workout | It's a Harleyyy Life

5:09 AM- Finish getting ready. Put together my Cellucor pre-workout.

5:10 AM- Jump in my car and head to CrossFit.

5:25 AM- Arrive at CrossFit.

5:26 AM-5:40 AM- Stretch, Mobilize

5:42 AM- Start skill work at CrossFit. We worked on one rep max power cleans (I got 115# again… finally!) and handstand pushups.

Monday_Wod | It's a Harleyyy Life

Monday_Wod

6:15 AM- Start WOD at CrossFit

6:32 AM- Leave CrossFit

6:50 AM- Arrive home. Me | It's a Harleyyy Life

6:55 AM- Jump in shower, get dressed, hair/makeup and turn on the news.

7:15 AM- Push my blog post for the day (that usually goes live at 4:30 AM) on social media.

Breakfast | It's a Harleyyy Life

7:20 AM- Make breakfast and read blog posts.

7:35 AM- Clean up and pack my lunch.

7:40 AM- Leave for work.

7:40 AM- 7:58 AM- Drive to work while listening to the Elvis Duran show.

Work | It's a Harleyyy Life

7:58 AM- Arrive at work

8:00 AM- Start my computer, put my lunch in the fridge and make myself coffee.

8:00 AM- 9:00 AM- Work. I started by tracking down some numbers and comparing some data.

Snack Fruit Snacks

11:00 AM- Eat first snack. Surprisingly, I wasn’t very hungry this morning and only needed one snack.

11:03 AM- Noon- Work

Noon- 12:30 PM- Eat lunch. I forgot to take a picture but I only had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

12:30 PM- Make another cup of coffee.

12:33 PM- 2 PM- Work. I worked on our Alumni Convention that is happening in June. I am in charge of putting together a registration packet.

Greek Yogurt | It's a Harleyyy Life

2:00 PM- Eat second snack. My usual, greek yogurt.

2:03 PM- 4:00 PM- Work

4:00 PM- Leave work.

4:00 PM- 4:20 PM- Drive home.

4:20 PM- Arrive home.

Hunter | It's a Harleyyy Life

4:21 PM- Let the dogs out.

4:22 PM- Check the mail.

4:24 PM- Put a load of wash in the washer.

4:27 PM- Let my dogs in.

Dinner | It's a Harleyyy Life

4:30 PM- Start making dinner (Cordon Bleu Bubble Up is on the menu) and turn on the Dr. Oz Show.

Dasani | It's a Harleyyy Life

4:32 PM- Break some Dasani out of the fridge and drink it.

4:35 PM- Open my computer, do some blog work and check my email.

Dishes | It's a Harleyyy Life

4:45 PM- Continue to make dinner, put dishes away and I start adding pictures to this post.

Cordon Bleu Bubble Up | It's a Harleyyy Life

5:45 PM- Eric comes home. We eat dinner.

6:00 PM- Clean up dinner.

6:10 PM- 7:30 PM Sit on my booty and do some more blog work.

7:31 PM- Start to get ready to leave to watch my friend play soccer.

8:00 PM- 9:00 PM- Watch friend play soccer.

9:05 PM- Drive home.

9:20 PM- Get ready for bed by getting in my pajamas, washing my teeth and face.

9:30 PM- Close my eyes and go to bed.

9:32 PM- Sleep until the morning.

Now Tell Me

Do you workout in the morning? If so, how does it change your day?

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3 Apps That Will Help You Meal Plan

November 17, 2014

I honestly can’t take much credit for this post other than the fact I read something really cool and wanted to share it with you guys. I told you before that I started getting EveryDay magazine, the one by Rachel Ray, in the mail. I love the magazine by the way. It has sooooo many recipes! […]

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Saturday Shares #24

November 15, 2014

Saturday Shares: A weekly post on It’s a Harleyyy Life of blog posts that I loved reading that have to do with food, fitness, blogging and more! I can’t believe this is my 24th week with Saturday Shares. I feel like I just started it yesterday… well I guess that doesn’t make much sense but you […]

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10 Things Friday 11.14.15

November 14, 2014

1. Remember to enter my giveaway. It goes on until tomorrow! 2. Are you cleaning out your fridge today? If I was President I’d give us all the day off to do it. 3. I picked up a new book at Barnes and Noble: The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks. Of course, I want […]

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Inside my Fridge

November 13, 2014

Tomorrow is National Clean out your Refrigerator Day. Basically, that means if you aren’t cleaning your fridge you aren’t living the American dream… or something like that. Who decided we shouldn’t get the day off for this? PS: Do you call it fridge or do you use the technical term refrigerator? I decided this would […]

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