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Summer Starts + Possible Changes (Friday Catch Up 5/18)

Friday Catch Up time! Discussing some possible changes, yumminess, and the official start of summer–it’s about time!

Hey guys! Miss me? I know, I know, I didn’t post yesterday. If you missed me, I am flattered, but I just didn’t have anything for you–no energy, no time, and nothing to say, not really. Well, let’s get into the Friday Catch Up, and I will explain.

Friday Catch Up 5/18

Posts You Might Have Missed

Posts I Might Have Missed LOL

Ok, so let’s chat.

1) I am thinking about making some changes to my posting schedule. I’ve discussed this a few times over the past year, starting when I was training full time. I love posting everyday, but I’m starting to have some difficulty doing so. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday are my busiest days: I am pretty much working straight through the day, with breaks only to change, commute, eat, and take care of Ridley. When I get home, I want to spend my time with Alex. 

That fact, plus the fact that my Tuesday posts are often more thought-focused means that those posts kind of steal the thunder from the Thursday posts, and if I do another type of “thinking out loud” post, then that post might steal the thunder of the Friday post. Between time, brain power, and pure and simple content, I will still be consistently posting Monday/Wednesday/Friday, but I might not post every Tuesday or Thursday. Just wanted to give a heads up.

2) Yesterday (Thursday) was freaking gorgeous (really, the whole week has been!). It was windy as all get out, but it was beautiful. Feels like summer is arriving! To make it official, Alex and I had our first dinner outside! I made us a giant chicken sweet potato quesadilla and chicken and spinach salad to share. Plus, Multigrain Scoops. SO GOOD. 

Oh, and Alex opened a jar of salsa (hiding behind the giant jalapeno jar) earlier that day. We finished it at the table. 

3) Best Halo Top Flavor yet.

The most PERFECT texture and consistency, and the best color. But didn’t really taste like pistachio. Was just yummy. I had it after our al fresco dinner while we hung outside a little bit longer.

4) Speaking of al fresco dinners, Ellen and I attempted to have our Roti dinner al fresco but it was so windy that our salads were getting blow about. Also, this was the first time that neither of us took pictures of our food because this time they tossed them. 

Here’s a picture of a flower that I am obsessed with

So did we even eat? I guess you’ll never know (Obviously we did, and obviously, we left nothing. Though the pita bread wasn’t as good as previously). Still, Roti was amazeballs and dinner with my girl (only a few left!) was a treat as always.

5) I tasted some seriously awesome things this week, though no, I don’t have too many pictures. A few notables: Chili Lime Chex Mix, Pineapple Mango Slurpee, S’mores chocolate bar, dark chocolate with crystallized ginger (from Ellen for my bday), that Pistachio Halo Top, THE BIGGEST BLUEBERRIES EVER, Cinnamon Sugar Energy Bites from Ello Good, just good stuff. Happy Happy tastebuds. 

And speaking of tastebuds and ice creamish things: they closed the Yogurtland by our apartment. I KNOW. But they have replaced it with a place that has froyo AND bulk candy. 

I am in trouble.

Possible blog changes, yumminess, and TROUBLE--check out the Friday Catch Up! @halotopcreameryโ€ฆ Click To Tweet

This weekend we are traveling to DC for a wedding and to see Alex’s family! I still haven’t packed…. ooops.

Bulk candy or froyo with toppings? WHAT IF  YOU COULD HAVE BOTH??

What has the weather been like this week for you?

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  • Reply Allie

    The weather here has also been windy and gorgeous!! Dinners outside are a must and yours looked amazing.
    Whenever you post – I will be here to read ๐Ÿ™‚ make it work for YOU.

    May 19, 2017 at 5:26 am
  • Reply heather @Lunging Through Life

    It’s been so nice here this week! I am not a huge candy person. I can eat it if it’s there but I wouldn’t be paying for it like I would for Fro Yo. Give me the cake batter with cookie dough topping. Mmm!

    May 19, 2017 at 5:52 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      That sounds so. good.

      May 19, 2017 at 2:24 pm
  • Reply Lisa @ Mile by Mile

    We have had really nice weather this week! Well, its gotten really hot but Im mostly ok with that. Blogging every day is exhausting. I don’t know how I used to do it! These days I can barely keep up with posting 3 times a week.

    May 19, 2017 at 6:06 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I know, right? Did we just have that much more time on our hands?

      May 19, 2017 at 2:23 pm
  • Reply Bethany

    I want to try Halo Top so bad!

    May 19, 2017 at 6:08 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I think my favorite is the mocha chip.

      May 19, 2017 at 2:23 pm
  • Reply Gretchen

    Weather has been PERFECT!! I like it hot (haha) so I’m loving these upper 80’s days. I could live outside right now. I used to have a posting schedule but now I don’t and just post when I feel like it/have free time. Sometimes you just cant do it all and thats ok!

    May 19, 2017 at 6:40 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Exactly! What you can, when you can!

      May 19, 2017 at 2:22 pm
  • Reply Sarah Dudek

    As life changes, so do blogs. I prefer reading blogs that don’t post daily. Sometimes I feel like they have more content that way. But of course, it depends on the blog. Have a great weekend.

    May 19, 2017 at 6:52 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I used to post so much content at once that posting every day served me well because it kept each post from being 2000 words. Now? I don’t have quite so much to say!

      May 19, 2017 at 2:22 pm
  • Reply Christina @

    I love eating outside, I do it every chance we get. I need to try halo top! I keep forgeting to look for it when I’m at the grocery store lol.

    May 19, 2017 at 6:56 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It isn’t my #1 favorite thing, but when you want a creamy treat, it hits the spot ๐Ÿ˜€

      May 19, 2017 at 2:21 pm
  • Reply Jamie@TheMomGene

    I love that huge jar of jalapenos! I knew we were friends for a reason. Also, dark chocolate with crystallized ginger = perfection. Weather has been in the upper 80s here and Charlie and I have been hitting the park every day. The pool opens next week (HIP HIP HOORAY)! So that’s where you’ll find us for the next 90 days. Have fun with the fam in DC!

    May 19, 2017 at 7:16 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I bet Charlie feels so free in the pool. And there are SO MANY reasons we are friends ๐Ÿ˜€

      May 19, 2017 at 2:20 pm
  • Reply Sam

    Post when it works for you. I used to post daily but it was just hard for me.

    Confession: I’ve never tried Halo atop!

    Have a good weekend, Suz. I’m coming to a Chicago in October and I hope that we can meet up!! Dietitians will be invading Chicago for FNCE. Maybe I will email you soon about it!

    May 19, 2017 at 7:17 am
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      May 19, 2017 at 2:19 pm
  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    Give me fro-yo with toppings– LOVE it!
    It’s been such a lovely week here too!

    May 19, 2017 at 7:21 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I hope you have a gorgeous weekend!

      May 19, 2017 at 2:17 pm
  • Reply Anna @ Piper's Run

    I miss naps SO much and am off to take one now….since I got very little sleep last night and I’m off work today! I don’t blog nearly as much as I used to. I just can’t do it anymore. So I do what I can and when I can and the rest is history.

    May 19, 2017 at 7:29 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      And I love any and all updates you give us!

      May 19, 2017 at 2:17 pm
  • Reply Cora

    Gosh I’ve never understood how you manage to post every day. Ontop of knowing you aren’t exactly twiddling your thumbs for the remainder of the time. I’ve firmly decided 2-3x is all you guys will get from me.
    And you’re off again this weekend! I think you have the most bumpin’ weekend get-a-way life I’ve ever known. Enjoy the wedding! And then when you get back…. ICE CREAM.

    May 19, 2017 at 7:44 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      SO MUCH ICE CREAM. But the fact that the bulk candy is there as well… LOAD ME UP
      It takes dedication, but now I feel the my commitment and my dedication is shifting–I need to be dedicated to quality.

      May 19, 2017 at 2:16 pm
  • Reply MCM Mama Runs

    I cut back on posting about a year ago. It was the best decision ever – I feel like I have less pressure to always come up with something interesting. I always post on Tuesdays and aim for 2 other days each week, but which days fluctuates based on what’s going on in life. Just do what works for you!

    May 19, 2017 at 7:59 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I think that might become similar to what I do. I might do more IG posting or FB live instead.

      May 19, 2017 at 2:15 pm
  • Reply Michelle

    I missed your post yesterday!
    Our weather sucks…80 degrees one day, and I got out my winter coat this morning as it was 45 degrees when I left for work.
    Changes for me…I’ve been thinking about taking blog down. Just doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, and maybe I need to keep things more private…I don’t know.

    I’m a froyo person when I do indulge, LOL!

    May 19, 2017 at 8:13 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Well, whatever you decide, you make sure you keep me up to date, ok? But you do what is best for you. xoxoxox

      May 19, 2017 at 2:14 pm
      • Reply Michelle

        I sure will!!! I am hoping for some good changes in the future months coming, and have had a few co-workers read my blog and take it the wrong way so I think I just need to keep things private for a while, ya know? Got thrown under a bus (or at least an attempt) to here recently, and I really am hurt by it so need to step back for a bit.

        May 19, 2017 at 2:20 pm
  • Reply Kimberly G

    The weather has been super HOT here this week and I hate it! I’m more a Fall weather girl and enjoy the cool and crisp 50 degree weather, not 90 degrees, lol. That ice cream looks delicious!! I can’t wait to enjoy some ice cream after my race tomorrow. Happy Friday!

    May 19, 2017 at 8:19 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      We are headed straight into the heat but bringing some cool with us!

      May 19, 2017 at 2:13 pm
  • Reply Suzy

    We don’t really have froyo in Canada. We have a couple of containers of frozen yogurt in the freezer aisle in the grocery store but nobody calls it froyo. Ha ha ha! And I haven’t seen Halo Top up here yet either ๐Ÿ™ It’s like we live in the dark ages.

    May 19, 2017 at 8:59 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Do you have soft serve?

      May 19, 2017 at 2:13 pm
  • Reply Bri

    I wish we had that Halo Top stuff here! And yay for joining the not posting as much club, haha! Only because I hate missing your posts and don’t feel as bad I’m not a regular poster anymore. It’s a stress reducer for sure!

    May 19, 2017 at 9:52 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I get so much enjoyment from posting, but right now, I have to do what is best for everyone, including my readers!

      May 19, 2017 at 2:12 pm
  • Reply Kelli @ Hungry Hobby

    Halo top was on sale at Fry’s and I bought 10 of them, I did not purchase pistachio though because it sounded gross. Now I have this really strong FOMO lol must go get pistachio…

    May 19, 2017 at 9:52 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I just wanted in because I love pistachio froyo and I will reiterate that it doesn’t taste like pistachio (both good (for you) and a little disappointing (for me))

      May 19, 2017 at 2:12 pm
  • Reply Emily

    Oh boy, I know what you mean by your favorite fro-yo place being closed. We used to have one near our house, and it didn’t get enough business I think (we live in a really small town), so it closed down. :'(

    And I think that would be so good if you went down to posting Monday, Wed, and Friday, because it would give you time to relax and refresh yourself in between posts. <3 No matter what you do I'll still be reading. ๐Ÿ™‚

    May 19, 2017 at 10:12 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You are the sweetest. Thank you Emily!

      May 19, 2017 at 2:11 pm
  • Reply Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious

    Summer is coming and I always think that’s a good time to pull back. I did at the beginning of the year and honestly it was the best decision ever.

    May 19, 2017 at 10:48 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I’m honestly really looking forward to it.

      May 19, 2017 at 2:10 pm
  • Reply Lisa @ RunWiki

    The weather here is perfection. Cool and breezy with not a could in the sky. I love froyo, but have had to scale back — when I buy a container it seems to disappear a little too quickly and it’s not my kids eating it.

    May 19, 2017 at 10:55 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Well, you know I don’t know what portion control is…

      May 19, 2017 at 2:10 pm
  • Reply Lisa @ RunWiki

    cloud that is

    May 19, 2017 at 10:56 am
  • Reply Lisa @ RunWiki

    Cloud, that is.

    May 19, 2017 at 10:56 am
  • Reply Laura @ This Runner's Recipes

    I can’t wait for it to finally be warm enough to eat outside! We used the grill a few times this spring already and it was glorious. I’m considering bringing down my posting frequency also – it’s good to keep the content high-quality than just posting to post! Have a wonderful weekend!

    May 19, 2017 at 11:57 am
  • Reply lindsay Cotter

    I never knew how you did 5 days a week. You amaze me! I think 3 days is perfect. And you can get some rest. I barely make 2x a week haha. life.

    May 19, 2017 at 2:51 pm
  • Reply GiGi Eats

    I wish I could try Halo Top… But I am pretty happy with Wink Frozen Desserts – it gets the job done for sure! Can’t wait til they come out with more flavors!

    May 19, 2017 at 3:21 pm
  • Reply Lindsay

    Ok, halo top tastes pretty good fora diet food,.. Some are pretty good…wayyy better than halo top that stuff is vial…

    But have you ever had real ice cream? Like not low calorie, low fat, high protein real stuff? It’s amazing! I could definitely see someone starting to like the diet or light versions if that’s all they eat… But try real stuff.neven the cashew milk or coconut milk ones are amazing. All not low cal or fat. I’d love to see you posting and enjoying the real stuff!

    May 19, 2017 at 5:04 pm
  • Reply Emily @ Pizza & Pull-ups

    That flower is gorgeous! Hope you have a great weekend!

    May 19, 2017 at 6:52 pm
  • Reply Debbie

    One of the best things I did was to switch to posting just M/W/F. It’s just too much otherwise! I’m even thinking about cutting back one more day, but not yet. And my pageviews, engagement, and opportunities have only gone up. I will occasionally post on a T/Th, if I have a sponsored post, or some big need to write, but otherwise it’s tough enough to keep up with the three day a week schedule. Go for it! You’ll be happy you did!

    May 19, 2017 at 10:26 pm
  • Reply Farrah

    hahaha, I was just talking with a surgeon I was working with the other day about how terrible doctors are at scheduling their own appointments. ๐Ÿ˜› I desperately miss sleep as well!! I reallyyyy need to try Halo Top sometime! *-*

    The weather here has been really weird! Torrential downpour and 50-ish degrees on Saturday but the last couple days have been 88-92. wut.

    May 20, 2017 at 6:47 am
  • Reply Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home

    I post M-W-F and sometimes THAT is a struggle! I go back to work on Monday, so we’ll see how well I do with balancing everything.

    I’m still a Ben and Jerry’s girl, but that Halo top is sooooo tempting. I think I’ll give it a whirl, I mean a SWIRL, this week!

    Where is our warm weather?

    May 20, 2017 at 7:04 am
  • Reply Alyssa

    need to try that Halo top flavor! I tried halo top for the first time a few weeks ago and love it!!

    May 21, 2017 at 8:02 am
  • Reply Lisa @ Lisa 3D

    I’ve never actually tried Halo Top, but I’ve been hearing so much about it on blogs and I think I want to give it a try! The weather in my area has been all over the place, spanning from the 40s to the 90s. I never know how to dress in the mornings!

    May 21, 2017 at 10:39 am
  • Reply Laura

    I definitely understand the need to cut back! I used to post on a rigid schedule but have cut way back over the last year or two. You have to take care of you!

    Hope you’re having a great weekend!

    May 21, 2017 at 12:46 pm
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