Good Thing I Asked and NSV

Two things to share today…

First off, this evening my daughter and I stopped in for a warm drink at the Starbucks in our local Target store. I almost got a hot chocolate and figured it would be my dessert for today, but then I decided to ask how they make it.

I assumed it would be with milk and a shot of syrup added. Nope.
I was told the base was the white chocolate mix, not regular milk (which I could’ve asked for non-fat). ah ha! Good thing I asked…because that qualifies it as a “foo-foo” drink and would’ve ruined the one thing I’ve been able to do consistently on my Hot 100 challenge.
Of course, now as I write I’m thinking that anything outside of coffee would’ve gone against my challenge, correct? Oh well..I’m glad I settled for a decaf Americano and added my regular sweetener and cream. It was about 50 calories versus 200+ calories. I greatly enjoyed it and didn’t have to feel guilty for not complying with my challenge goals. 🙂
Secondly, I had a HUGE non-scale victory today during my workout using Jillian Michael’s 30-Day Shred. For the first time ever I was able to do the jumping jacks and the “jump rope” move back to back. This is during a 2-minute interval of cardio wherein you do 30-seconds of each in two sets, and I’ve never been able to do the “jump rope” move (jumping in place basically) directly after doing jumping jacks.
Today it was still so hard, but I DID IT! My thighs were killing me afterwards.
I told my friend that I will not move on to Level 2 until I can do this one portion of the cardio consistently. Looks like I’m getting closer and closer to achieving this. Woo Hoo!
Alright, I have to get to bed now. My eyes are droopy and my back is tired. I’ve been working on a school yearbook all evening and it’s wiping me out.
I hope you’re all off to a pleasant fall week. Mine is off to a good start. G’nite!

About Leah@MyNewEnding

I'm a 44-year-old wife and mother who begins her day with God and coffee. When my youngest of 3 kids started college I went from a SAHM to a full-time job. I love being an attendance secretary. A lot has gone on since I started this blog in 2009, but one thing remains the same: I will not give up on my health. Join me as I share what that means for the season of life I'm in.
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6 Responses to Good Thing I Asked and NSV

  1. MizFit says:


    Im all about the informed consuming 🙂 I may still say HECK YES but at least I KNOW what Im getting.


  2. Christine says:

    That is amazing Leah!!!


  3. Lori says:

    Great job! Those Starbucks drinks are so deceptive. I just get skim lattes most of the time, or straight up coffee. If I want something sweet – I will have it on the side and not in my cup.

    Hope you continue to have a great week!


  4. Barbara says:

    Great job! Great NSV and great choice last night! I have gone MIA again. I just can't blog consistently lately. Anyway, I just wanted to check in on one of my fave bloggers. Keep up the good work!


  5. Oh, I like JM's Shred. I haven't done it in a while. I thought, too, that I would wait until I was good at level one before moving on. Then, as I was getting a wee bit bored with the same routine, I thought I would go one week on level 1, the next week on level two, then the third week on level 3 just to mix things up (even if I was bad at it). Now I'm getting kinda psyched for it.

    Great job!


  6. Karen says:

    Every once in a while I go for a skinny cinnamon dolce latte. Yum. And jumping anything exercise-wise just kills me. I think my impact days are over. Great NSV!


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